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Boys hockey: Tigers add to win streak at Shakopee

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The Farmington hockey team closed out the first half of its Missota Conference schedule unbeaten and kept pace with New Prague by chalking up its eighth straight victory last Thursday night.Ausitn Martinsen scored two goals in last Thursday’s win at Shakopee.

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The Tigers followed their recent trend of building a big advantage on shots on goal, putting 35 shots on net to Shakopee’s seven while building a 5-0 lead over the first two periods. The 6-1 final at Shakopee Ice Arena improved Farmington to 13-3-1 overall, with the lone tie coming against the Trojan team it sits alongside at the top of the league standings. The two teams square off Tuesday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

“It was another solid outing for us,” Farmington coach Keith Revels said. “The game got a bit on the chippy side as it progressed. We did a nice job of staying focused and not getting distracted.”

Austin Martinsen got the scoring started for the Tigers at the 15:16 mark of the first period. Just eleven seconds later, Jack Erickson knocked the puck into the net to make it 2-0.

Martinsen and Erickson scored back-to-back goals again to start the second, with both coming on the power play. Dallas Tucker’s goal later in the period made it 5-0 heading into the third.

John Siebenaler sent the game into running time with a goal at 8:58 of the third. Shakopee broke up the shutout with a goal at the 14:40 mark.

Farmington goaltender Gage Overby finished with 11 saves.

Tanner Grubb and Justin Novak led the visitors with two assists apiece. Erik Holmstrom, Benton Olson, Siebenaler, Tyler Jette, Jake Trippel and Tucker each had one assist.

The Tigers opened the week by scoring four unanswered third-period goals to pull away from Chaska 7-2 at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

“Our depth and offensive pressure finally netted us some breathing room,” Revels said.

Novak scored the Tigers’ first goal short-handed late in the first and finished with two goals and two assists. Grady Hauswirth, Siebenaler, Alex Aubrecht, Jette and Erickson each scored single goals.

Farmington had a 52-15 advantage in shots on goal and Nick Schoening stopped 13 shots to pick up the win in net.

The Tigers traveled to Owatonna to face the Huskies on Tuesday and are back at home tomorrow night against a Red Wing team they defeated 9-1 in early December.

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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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