04 December 2013

Boys Hockey: Floodgates open at Red Wing

John Siebenaler 1st career hat trick (photo by Jim Lindquist)
After scoring just five goals in its first three games Farmington (2-2) lit the lamp early and often in a 9-1 demolition of Red Wing Tuesday night at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.

Tiger coach Keith Revels conceded this year's edition of Red Wing (0-3) hockey isn't up to the level of past seasons but offered the victory was nonetheless an important one for his team.

"Red Wing is not Eagan, but that being said, they are a team that has historically given us fits," he said. "This building hasn't been kind to us over the years."

The visitors connected on two of their 14 shots in the first period to take an early lead with Austin Martinsen and John Siebenaler each finding the net.

Farmington really cranked up the offense in the second period, peppering the Winger net with 25 shots. Siebenaler added his second of the night and teammates Chris Fitzgibbons, Landon Nielsen, Jake Trippel and Tanner Grubb also found the back of the net.

"Our boys did a nice job staying poised and persistent offensively," Revels said. "They didn't get frustrated."

A mistake in the Farmington defensive zone led to the lone Winger goal midway through the second period.

Jake Trippel 1st varsity goal (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Siebenaler completed his first varsity hat trick with a third period goal. Dallas Tucker's score late in the period capped the lopsided win.

Revels experimented with some new lines at Red Wing and was pleased with the results, especially the Siebenaler-Martinsen-Justin Novak trio that produced nine points.

"More importantly, seven different players from four different lines scored goals," he said.

Tiger goalie Gage Overby stopped 12 of 13 shots and kept his save percentage right at the .900 mark while picking up his second win of the young season.

Tuesday's win kicked off a busy three-game week for the Tigers. Thursday they return home to entertain Rochester Century and Saturday they head south to take on Rochester Mayo.