Boys hockey: Tigers tally section road winsFarmington’s early-season Section 1AA preview tour yielded more promising results last week. Coming off a loss and a tie to Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Century to open the season, the Tigers had no trouble lighting up the scoreboard in back-to-back road wins over section opponents Winona and Owatonna.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington’s early-season Section 1AA preview tour yielded more promising results last week.
Coming off a loss and a tie to Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Century to open the season, the Tigers had no trouble lighting up the scoreboard in back-to-back road wins over section opponents Winona and Owatonna. Andrew Peterson found the net four times in a 7-2 rout Tuesday at Bud King Ice Arena, then added two more goals as four Tigers supplied scores in a 5-3 win at Four Seasons Center Thursday night.
At one point in the second period against Winona, Peterson scored three straight goals in a span of five minutes. Grant Hauswirth assisted on the first two before Peterson notched the third goal unassisted on a short-handed breakaway to give the Tigers a 5-1 lead.
“They just had no answer for his speed,” Farmington coach Keith Revels said. “Winona hung with us for a while, but our depth and ability to play four lines took over as the game went on.”
Peterson opened the scoring on an assist from Hauswirth 4:38 into the first, then Hauswirth scored a goal of his own late in the period to make it 2-1 Tigers. After Peterson’s second-period barrage, Ryan Schoening and Marques Words each scored their first career goals in the third period (assists to John Donnelly, Michael Giebel, Kevin Olund).
Austin Krause got his first varsity win in net, stopping 18 of 20 Winona shots.
Farmington faced a bit more adversity on Thursday. Owatonna jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period before the Tigers rallied for the win.
Peterson scored on a breakaway (assist to Hauswirth) to cut the deficit in half, then Words knocked in an unassisted goal at 9:59 to tie the score.
Jack Erickson gave the visitors the lead for good with a shot into the upper corner of the net for his first career goal at 8:39 of the second.
Peterson and Olund (assists to Blake Weinand and Sean Johnson) each added third-period goals.
Victor Simones stepped back in at goal and stopped 18 shots to pick up the win.
The Tigers continue their Section 1AA preview tour with games this week against Dodge County and Rochester Mayo.