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Farmington goaltender Nick Schoening prepares to stop a Hastings shot during Saturday's season opener at Hastings Civic Arena. The Tigers fell behind early and lost 6-2.

Boys hockey: Inexperienced Tigers are learning on the job

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Seven players saw their first career varsity ice time as the Farmington boys hockey team fell 6-2 in its regular-season opener against Hastings Saturday at Hastings Civic Arena.


"It sounds a little bit worse than it was. We played better and better as the game went on, which is something we can build on as we move forward," Farmington coach Keith Revels said. "We are young and a work in progress.... It was a tough opening night opponent, but a good test for a young team."

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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