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Boys hockey: Wingers halt Farmington's win streak

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

The Farmington boys hockey team continued its high-scoring ways and extended its winning streak to four games with four goals in the final seven minutes of a 6-4 come-from-behind road victory last Tuesday at Faribault.

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Back at Schmitz-Maki Arena Friday night, the Tigers' luck ran out. After scoring 18 goals in four games, they were dealt a 1-0 shutout by a Red Wing team that entered the week with a record of 0-13-1.

"The Red Wing goalie played well with a very stingy defense behind him. They do a nice job clogging the middle of the ice and blocking pucks to the net," Farmington coach Keith Revels said. "We got our chances, but to no avail. I can't fault the effort."

Red Wing scored the game's lone goal on the power play late in the first period. Farmington goaltender Gage Overby stopped the Wingers' other 20 shots.

The Tigers started out slow, but made up for it with a late flourish last Tuesday at Faribault Ice Arena.

With the score 4-2 Falcons and just under seven minutes remaining in regulation, Grant Hauswirth started the Tiger rally with a goal (assist to Alex Aubrect). Just over 30 seconds later, Jack Erickson found the net on a power play (assists to Dallas Tucker and Justin Novak) to tie the game at 4-4. Novak provided the go-ahead score at 14:48 and Hauswirth tacked on a short-handed tally in the final minute to cap the 4-0 run.

"It's nice to know we have that potential, but I'm not sure I want to put it to the test again," Revels said of the late rally. "It's kind of like being comforted knowing the airbags work on your car, but not wanting to drive into a building to test them out."

Hauswirth opened his first career hat trick with a power play goal in the first period. Tucker added another power-play score in the second. The Tigers finished 3 of 5 with a man advantage.

Overby started in goal, but allowed four goals in 10 shots before giving way to Austin Krause to start the third period. Krause stopped both of Faribault's third-period shots.

The Tigers (9-8-1) traveled to 19th-ranked (Class 1A) New Prague Tuesday and head to Richfield tonight to take on a Holy Angels team that defeated them 5-3 on Jan. 3.

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