Overtime losses drop Farmington boys hockey to 6-12-2Make it seven one-goal losses this season for the Farmington boys hockey team. That number went up by two last week when the Tigers were on the short end of a pair of 3-2 overtime Missota Conference setbacks.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Make it seven one-goal losses this season for the Farmington boys hockey team.
That number went up by two last week when the Tigers were on the short end of a pair of 3-2 overtime Missota Conference setbacks. They hung with a Holy Angels team that blew them out 10-0 earlier this season last Tuesday, and then lost another one-goal squeaker at home Friday night to a Northfield squad they played to a 2-2 tie in early January.
“The boys played hard, but came up on the short end again,” Farmington coach Keith Revels said. “We’re playing well enough to win games, but are not able to close the deal.”
The Tigers (6-12-2) trailed early on against Northfield, recording just six shots on net in the first two periods, but came to life with two goals in the third. Dan Block tied the score at 1-1 with a power-play goal (assists to Grant Hauswirth and Jordan Lugowski) and Blake Weinand gave the Tigers the lead with a goal (assist to Kevin Olund) just over four minutes later.
Northfield tied the score with 5:14 to play, then put the puck past Victor Simones on their fourth shot of the overtime. Simones finished with 21 saves.
Last Tuesday’s game at Richfield Ice Arena played out in a similar fashion. The Stars took a 1-0 lead 54 seconds into the game, but Farmington responded with the next two goals to take the lead late in the second period. Jack Erickson netted the first (assists from Hauswirth and Block) and Weinand put the Tigers in front with a goal (assists to Olund and Dallas Tucker) less than two minutes later.
The Stars tied the game 11:55 into the second, then scored the game-winner 2:28 into overtime.
The Tigers are back in action at home tonight against New Prague. The regular season slate closes out with games against Chanhassen and Red Wing next week and a non-league game Feb. 18 at Rosemount.