25 January 2014

Boys Hockey: A perfect 10

Tyler Jette scored a hat trick against the Wingers (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The streaking Tigers made it 10 in a row Friday night with a 7-1 trouncing of Red Wing in a Missota Conference game played at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

With the win Farmington (15-3-1 overall) upped its conference record to 7-0-1 and set the stage for Tuesday's league showdown with New Prague at Schmitz-Maki. The Trojans are 7-0-2 in league play after tying Chanhassen on Friday.

"I really like how we are playing," coach Keith Revels said, "relaxed but focused. We seem to be on the right trajectory to be playing our best hockey when it matters most."

The Tigers owned a 17-2 shot advantage after one period but went to the first intermission deadlocked in a scoreless tie.

The shots kept coming in the second period and four of them found their mark. Defenseman Tyler Jette scored twice and Jack Erickson and Chris Fitzgibbons also registered goals to help the winners build a 4-1 cushion heading into the final period.

Jette completed his hat trick in the final period and Tanner Grubb and Austin Martinsen also found the twine to close out the scoring.

"I can't remember ever having a defenseman have a hat trick," Revels said of Jette's three-goal outburst.
As has been the case through the 10-game winning streak the Tigers featured a balanced attack with five different players scoring goals and eight more recording at least one assist.

Justin Novak, the team's leading scorer with 40 points, assisted on four goals and Erik Holmstrom and Dallas Tucker had two apiece. Grubb, Martinsen, Grady Hauswirth, Benton Olson and John Siebenaler posted one each.

The Tigers finished the night with a huge 59-12 advantage in shots n goal. Nick Schoening recorded 11 saves to run his season record in the nets to 5-1.

The puck drops for Tuesday's battle with New Prague for the conference lead at 7:15 at Schmitz-Maki.

Nick Schoening ran his season record to 5-1 (photo by Jim Lindquist)