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Girls hockey: Tigers drop back-to-back home games

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Girls hockey: Tigers drop back-to-back home games
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

The Farmington girls hockey team slipped to 2-8-1 overall and 1-3-1 in the Missota Conference with a pair of league setbacks last week at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

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Last Tuesday the third-ranked (Class 1A) Red Wing Wingers came to town and handed the Tigers their first shutout loss of the season, 5-0.

The Wingers took advantage of Farmington penalties with four power-play goals. Nicole Schammel scored a power-play goal in the first period and went on to find the net four times.

Goaltender Molly Singewald faced 32 Red Wing shots and stopped 27 of them.

The Tigers posted a 30-21 advantage in shots on goal Friday night against New Prague, but couldn’t find the net until the third period of a 3-2 loss.

The Trojans tallied a pair of goals in the first period, and were still up 2-0 when Ellie Moser got the Tigers on the board 10 seconds into the third period. Shelby Klotz assisted on the goal.

Less than two minutes later, New Prague scored again to go up 3-1. Scootie Donnelly found the net at the 7:05 mark to once again make it a one-goal game, but the Tigers couldn’t find the equalizer over the final nine-plus minutes.

Maddie Bowe got the start between the pipes for the Tigers and finished with 18 saves.

The Tigers are back at home beginning today for the Louis Schmitz Holiday Classic. They take on Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato in the first round at 7 o’clock.

Louis Schmitz Holiday Classic first-round

schedule (Dec. 26)

Shakopee vs. Park of Cottage Grove, 1 p.m.

Rosemount vs. Rochester Mayo, 3 p.m.

Hastings vs. Rochester Century, 5 p.m.

Litchfield-Dassel-Cokato vs. Farmington, 7 p.m.

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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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