|Jake Trippel scored his first varsity hat trick (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
With the win Farmington (7-3-1) advances to Saturday's title game where it will square off against Albert Lea, a 4-3 winner over host Simley in its second round game.
"We got off to a good start and got the full roster some ice time," coach Keith Revels said. "We put a lot of shots on net."
Four different Farmington players--Trippel, John Siebenaler, Justin Novak and Jack Erickson--netted goals in a first period that saw the Tigers outshoot the opposition by a one-sided 17-4 margin.
Erik Holmstrom and Austin Martinsen added power play goals in the second period to stretch the lead to 6-1 and then Trippel completed his hat trick with a two-goal third period.
|Austin Martinsen goal, 3 assists|
Farmington finished the night with a 44-11 bulge in shots on goal. The Tigers converted two of five power play opportunities and skated off both of their man-short situations.
Nick Schoening went the distance in the nets for the Tigers, finishing with 10 saves.
"Nick had a solid outing after being out with an injury the past couple of weeks," Revels said.
Face-off for today's (Saturday) championship game is slated for 1:00 p.m. at Veterans' Arena.