28 December 2013

Girls Hockey: Tigers pay the piper in semifinals

Molly Singewald 23 saves (photo by Jim Lindquist)
A season-long nemesis, too many penalties, reared its head again in Friday night's 2-0 loss to Rochester Century in the semifinals of the Louie Schmitz Holiday Classic at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

Eight infractions were whistled in the contest and six of them sent Tigers to the penalty box.

The Farmington penalty kill unit managed to skate off four of the six player-short situations but the Panthers converted two of them to advance to today's (Saturday) title game against Shakopee.

The penalty disparity was especially frustrating because the Tigers still finished the night with a 30-25 edge in shots on goal.

Century scored its power play goals midway through the second period and in the first two minutes of the third.

Molly Singewald kept the Tigers in the contest with some quality net play, finishing the contest with 23 saves.

The Tigers will try to break out of their recent scoring slump this afternoon when the take on Rosemount in the third place game. The Irish dropped a 2-0 decision to Shakopee in their semifinal game.