Girls hockey: Stormhawks put on scoring displayThe Tiger girls hockey team lost last week to a Chaska/Chanhassen team that figures to be one of the favorites in the Missota Conference.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
When talking about his team’s hopes of winning a third straight Missota Conference title recently, Farmington head coach Jon Holmes insisted Chaska/Chanhassen and Shakopee should be considered the favorites.
The Stormhawks looked the part in last Tuesday’s conference opener, scoring early and often in an 8-1 rout of Farmington at Schmitz-Maki Arena. It was the Tigers’ third straight loss and their most lopsided setback since a 9-0 blanking at South St. Paul in 2005.
The Stormhawks, playing in their first game of the season, put four shots past Farmington senior goaltender Jessica Erchul in the opening period. The Tigers came up with their only response of the night at 5:17 of the second when Chloe Batta found the net on an assist from Grace Gavin.
Erchul stopped a season-high 30 shots before giving way to Ashley Corcoran for the second half of the third period.
Chaska/Chanhassen put four shots on Corcoran and finished with a 42-14 advantage.
The Stormhawks continued to roll over the weekend, defeating Holy Family Catholic/Waconia 7-2 and Holy Angels 10-0 as they improved to 3-0.
The Tigers, meanwhile, took a 1-3 mark into their road game at No. 14 (Class 2A) Wayzata Tuesday night. The team hits the road again tonight for its first conference away date at New Prague, then takes on three straight ranked opponents next week in No. 11 Lakeville South, No. 8 Eden Prairie and No. 7 (Class 1A) Red Wing.