|Tyler Jette scored first varsity goal (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
Missed chances and too many penalties plagued the visitors who gave up three power play goals while managing a robust 33 shots on goal, one fewer than New Prague.
"It was a bit frustrating as we seemed to be in reach of putting the game away a couple of different times," Tiger coach Keith Revels said." New Prague has a 12-senior line-up that won the Missota last year so a comeback tie is something we can live with."
The Tigers accounted for the only first period score on a goal by Justin Novak (from John Siebenaler and Tyler Jette) and then made it 2-0 early in the second on Jette's first career goal (from Novak and Siebenaler).
That's about the time the Tigers started wearing a path to the penalty box.
The Trojans scored two power play goals in the second frame although Farmington still took a 3-2 lead into the third thanks to goal by Benton Olson (from Tanner Grubb).
Farmington, which picked up three two-minute minors in the second period, was whistled for two more in the third, leading to another power play score.
"No comment on the officiating," Revels said.
|John Siebenaler had two assists vs. New Prague (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
The Tigers outshot the Trojans 5-3 in the extra session but neither team could find the net.
"We had a penalty shot on which their goalie made a nice save and throughout the game we had some near misses that we just couldn't get to go," Revels said.
Gage Overby had a solid night in the Farmington goal, stopping 29 of 33 shots, including a significant number while playing a man short.
Farmington, 5-3-1 overall and 1-0-1 in the conference, is idle until after Christmas when they play in a holiday tournament at Simley December 26-28. Other teams in the round-robin tourney include Cambridge-Isanti, Simley and Albert Lea.
" I think we have a bit more game than we showed at New Prague," Revels said, "and we look forward to the rematch at home which could be pretty meaningful game standings-wise.
"For now we need to take care of what we have control over and hopefully have a strong showing in our first holiday tourney in a number of years."