Boys hockey: Grubb scores five in win over ChaskaFive New Prague players found the net during the second period of Friday night’s Missota Conference boys hockey game at Schmitz-Maki Arena. In all, six players scored goals as the balanced Trojans stayed tied atop the Missota Conference standings with a 7-1 win over Farmington.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Five New Prague players found the net during the second period of Friday night’s Missota Conference boys hockey game at Schmitz-Maki Arena.
In all, six players scored goals as the balanced Trojans stayed tied atop the Missota Conference standings with a 7-1 win over Farmington.
“No excuses, we needed to be more physical and play with greater energy and discipline in the defensive zone,” Farmington coach Keith Revels said. “We knew that coming into the game, but we did not execute very well on the ice.”
The Tigers (8-7,3-3) didn’t get in the board until Matt Provost’s goal (assists to John Donnelly and Blake Weinand) 9:22 into the third period.
Victor Simones got the start in goal and allowed six goals on 22 shots over the first two periods. Aaron Dahl replaced Simones in the third and stopped 11 of 12 shots.
The Tigers traveled to Chanhassen Tuesday and compete again tonight at home against Red Wing.
It was the Tyler Grubb show last Tuesday night at the Chaska Community Center.
The senior scored a career-high five goals, giving him a team-leading 22 for the season, and assisted on two others in an 8-5 win over Chaska.
Weinand opened the scoring 3:12 into the first, then Grubb added a short-handed score to give the Tigers a 2-1 advantage after a period.
Dan Handberg and Andrew Peterson each scored in the second, then Grubb put Chaska away with four goals in the third period. Handberg assisted on three of the third-period goals and matched a season high with four assists.
“Grubb stole the show, especially late when we needed to stop a significant momentum shift,” Revels said. “With seven of our eight goals scored by one line, we need more balanced attack. Weinand finished a nice rebound to start the scoring, but from there we need to make sure other lines find the twine to keep teams from keying too much on our top. It’s going to happen, so we need to make teams pay with other lines scoring.”
Simones stopped 10 of 15 shots to pick up the win.