21 January 2014

Boys Hockey: Nine straight and counting

Jack Erickson scored a hat trick (photo by Jim Lindquist)

The Tigers ran their win streak to nine games and gained some more Section 1AA seeding credibility with a 9-0 win over Owatonna Tuesday night at Four Seasons Arena in Owatonna.

Farmington is now 14-3-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the Missota Conference and a perfect 4-0 against section competition this season.

The numbers tell the story of the one-sided win. The Tigers outshot the Huskies by a dominant 44-18 for the night. Jack Erickson scored a hat trick and six other Tigers found the net. All in all, 15 different Farmington players scored at least one point.

Defensively, the winners allowed Owatonna but 12 shots over the first two periods to help golaie Gage Overby post his first shutout of the 2013-14 season.

Farmington also did a good job of staying out of the penalty box, picking up just two minor infractions the entire game.

The Tigers led just 1-0 after the first period on John Siebenaler's goal before exploding for five unanswered scores in the second. Erickson accounted for three of them with Tyler Jette and Grady Hauswith also finding the net to begin running time.

Farmington added three more scores in the final frame. Darby Grengs notched the first, his first career goal on his very first varsity shift. Jake Trippel and Devin Bernu each scored later in the period to complete the rout.

Trippel and Tanner Grubb each had a pair of assists. Justin Novak, Austin Martinsen, Alex Aubrecht, Benton Olson, Dallas Tucker, Wyatt Jensen and Erik Holmstrom each had one.

Friday night the Tigers return to Schnitz-Maki Arena to start the second round of Missota Conference play against Red Wing.

Gage Overby recorded his first shutout of the season (photo by Jim Lindquist)