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Boys hockey: Tigers reel off fourth in a row at Holy Angels

Last January, the Farmington boys hockey team traveled to Richfield and beat Holy Angels for the first time ever.

The Tigers made it two in a row over the Stars back at Richfield Ice Arena Friday night, building a 3-0 lead early and holding on for a 6-4 victory, their fourth in a row overall.John Siebenaler had a goal for the Tigers during Friday’s 6-4 road win at Holy Angels.

All three early goals came via the power play. The Tigers committed seven penalties of their own, but held Holy Angels scoreless on six power-play opportunities.

“We got caught up in some unnecessary battles of words. We need to stay out of that nonsense as it becomes a distraction to the task at hand,” Farmington coach Keith Revels said. “It was a nice road win for us.… We’re not running on all cylinders, but came out with a big conference win just the same. We answered each of Holy Angels’ comeback attempts with a goal of our own to put the lead when we had to. That’s something that has given us trouble in the past.”

Devin Bernu got Farmington on the board with his first goal of the season at the 5:20 mark of the first period. Tyler Jette and Justin Novak assisted.

John Siebenaler and Grady Hauswirth followed with power-play goals in a span of less than a minute late in the second period, pushing the lead to 3-0.

The Stars trimmed the lead to 3-2 entering the third, but 39 seconds in Novak scored an unassisted goal to make it 5-2 and three minutes later Jack Erickson found the net on passes from Erik Holmstrom and Tanner Grubb to make it 5-2 Tigers.

Novak capped off the scoring with his second goal at the 12:59 mark. Holmstrom provided his third assist.

Gage Overby played all 51 minutes in goal and made 30 saves to earn his seventh win of the season.

The Tigers took an overall record of 9-3-1 and a Missota Conference mark of 2-0-1 into Tuesday night’s league home game against Northfield. The team is back on the road tonight at Chanhassen.