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Boys hockey: Late goal extends losing skid

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Coming off a week in which his team lost four more games and extended its losing streak to nine games, Farmington head coach Keith Revels could only hold on to the thread of consolation that the Tigers' latest loss was by a narrower margin than the previous eight.

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The Tigers, who were outshot 38-13 in their first matchup against New Prague in early January, managed play even with the Trojans for over 50 minutes Monday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena before what Revels described as a "seeing-eye goal" knuckled into the goal in the final minute of a 2-1 loss.

"Last night was not exactly what we needed," Revels said. "We did play much better than when we went down there. Played better, but dropped another one."

Matt Provost scored Farmington's lone goal in the first period on a pass from Blake Weinard. New Prague also knocked in a goal in the first and the score stayed tied at 1-1 throughout the second and third periods.

Michael Moser got his first start between the pipes and stopped 21 of 23 New Prague shots.

The Tigers are now 7-12-1 overall and 0-9 in their first nine Missota Conference games. With five league games to go, their best shot at win appears to be at home next Tuesday against a Red Wing team they lost to 4-3 on Jan. 14. Home games against Shakopee and Northfield and road games against Hutchinson and Prior Lake round out the regular season schedule.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Century 9,

Farmington 2

Goals: Tylor Bambenek; Andrew Thomas

Saves: Aaron Dahl, 22

Thursday, Jan. 28

Holy Angels 8,

Farmington 1

Goals: Zachary Payne

Saves: Aaron Dahl, 25; Trevor Zangs, 4

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Northfield 5,

Farmington 2

Goals: Kevin Olund; Zachary Payne

Saves: Aaron Dahl, 25

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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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