11 December 2013

Girls Hockey: Tigers pay the penalty

Ellie Moser scored her fifth goal of the season (photo by Jim Lindquist)
For the second time in as many games the Tigers spent too much time sitting in the penalty box.

Farmington (2-6) had all seven penalties called in Tuesday night's 2-1 Missota Conference loss to Chaska/Chanhassen at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

The Stormhawks couldn't convert on any of the player-advantage opportunities but the Farmington penalty kill team spent 14 minutes defending their own goal instead of being able to attack its opponent's net.

"I believe that makes 16 penalties in the last two games," Farmington coach Jon Holmes said, "and no team can win having to overcome those odds. 

"The promising piece was that once again we showed that we can play with a tough team. The next step is to steal one of those wins away from a good team like Chaska/Chanhassen."

The Stormhawks scored single goals in the first and second periods before the Tigers' Ellie Moser recorded her fifth goal of the season midway through the final period.

Mostly due to the seven power play chances, the visitors finished the night with a 33-18 shots-on-goal advantage.

Molly Singewald, who owns both Tiger wins this season, had a quality night between the pipes, stopping 31 of 33 shots.

Thursday the Tigers, 1-1 in Missota Conference play, travel to Shakopee for a league match-up with the Sabers.