Girls hockey: Red Wing boots Tigers, 8-1
The Farmington girls hockey team made the long trip to Red Wing last Thursday and was handed an 8-1 setback by the Wingers at Prairie Island Arena.
At least the Tigers are in good company. The Wingers won for the 21st time in 23 outings this season and - at 6-1 - are one win or one Shakopee loss away from clinching the Missota Conference title.
The Wingers, whose only losses have come to third-ranked Blake and sixth-ranked New Prague, scored two goals in each of the first two periods Thursday night. It was 5-0 by the time senior captain Grace Gavin got the visitors on the board with a goal 8:27 into the third period. Haleigh Zwart and Tyler Words provided the assists.
Red Wing responded with three goals in the next five minutes to reach the eight-goal mark for the fourth time this season.
Maddie Bowe played all 51 minutes in net for Farmington and stopped 26 shots.
Molly Singewald got the start at goaltender last Tuesday against Holy Angels and stopped 17 shots in a 2-2 overtime tie against the Stars at Schmitz-Maki Arena.
Haley Doll opened the scoring for the Tigers with a power-play goal in the first period. Michaela Tonsager provided the assist.
Madeline Oines added a goal in the second that looked like it might stand as the game-winner, but the Stars tallied a goal of their own in the third to force overtime. Farmington put three shots on goal and Holy Angels two during the extra eight-minute session, but neither team could find the net.
The Tigers (4-17-2) hosted New Prague Tuesday night and close out the regular season tomorrow night with a road trip to the Rochester Recreation Center to take on Rochester John Marshall.