06 December 2013

Boys Hockey: Another show of force

Austin Martinsen scored the hat trick
Farmington (3-2) picked up right where it left off at Red Wing on Tuesday, racking up goals by the handful in an 8-3 non-conference win over Section 1AA rival Rochester Century Thursday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

The victory was the second straight for the Tigers who rang the scoring bell nine times in a 9-1 win at Red Wing on Tuesday.

The visiting Panthers drew first blood but by the end of the first period the home team was sitting on a 3-1 cushion thanks to goals by Tanner Grubb, John Siebenaler and Justin Novak.

Austin Martinsen completed the first leg of his eventual hat trick to open the second period and Siebenaler's fifth goal in two games made it 5-3 Farmington heading into the second break.

Jack Erickson netted 1st goal of the season (photo by J. Lindquist)
Jack Erickson notched his first goal of the season in the third period and Martinsen added two more to close out the victory.

The win was another featuring contributions by many players. Eleven Tigers scored at least a point and five different players netted goals.

Siebenaler finished the night with five points to give him eight in the past two games. Martinsen and Novak each totaled four and Erik Holmstrom had three on a trio of assists.

The Tigers blitzed the Panther goal with 56 shots while holding the Big Nine Conference entry to just 19.

Farmington netminder Gage Overby picked up his third win of the season with a 16-save night.

"We certainly played well and had another 50+ shot night," Tiger coach Keith Revels said. "Giving up the first goal of the night was not in the script but we responded well...We won the battle of penalties and netted a couple power play goals."

The Tigers complete their busy three-game week Saturday with a match-up with Section 1AA foe Rochester Mayo at Graham Arena in Rochester.