|Matt Heinzerling 19 saves in season finale (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
That victory undoubtedly led to the Panthers gaining the No. 4 seed and home field advantage in Tuesday night's rematch in the Section 1 quarterfinals.
Fifth-seeded Farmington put together an inspiring 5-2 second half run but could not overcome a four-goal halftime deficit in another heart-breaker, this one by a 9-8 count.
The one-goal loss was the fifth time this season Farmington came up a goal short.
The teams battled through an offensive-minded first period that saw the Panthers forge a 4-3 lead. The second period proved to be the back-breaker as Century added three more scores while keeping the Tigers off the board.
Jake Bauman returned to the Tiger lineup and along with Garrett Gunderson had two goals and an assist to lead the Farmington attack. Chris Fitzgibbons also scored twice in the season-ending contest.
Dan Block scored a goal and added two assists. Brendan Berg, the team's leading scorer during the regular season with 58 points, finished with a goal and an assist and Kevin Clifton added an assist.
Goalkeeper Matt Heinzerling faced 28 shots in the contest, finishing with 19 saves.
The Tigers finished the 2013 campaign with a 8-6 record, their second straight season above the .500 mark.
|Jake Bauman 2 goals, assist (photo by Jim Lindquist)|