24 January 2014

Girls Hockey: No. 3 Red Wing snaps Tiger streak

Scored first Tiger goal (photo by Jim Lindquist)
It took the third-rated Class A team in Minnesota to break the Tigers' five-game win streak.

Red Wing used three power play goals and a big five-goal second period to post a 6-2 Missota Conference win over Farmington Thursday night at Prairie Island Arena in Red Wing.

The loss evened out the Tigers' season record at 11-11-1 with two games remaining on the regular season schedule.

The talented Wingers scored the only goal of the first period on the power play and then capitalized on three more Farmington minor penalties in the second to score five times, two with a player advantage.

The Tigers netted both of their goals in the second frame, the first one a shorthanded score by Maddi Oines to cut the Farmington deficit to 3-1.

Ellie Moser garnered the second goal late in the second period.

Farmington outshot the Wingers 7-3 over the final 17 minutes but could not get the puck by Winger goalie Anna Vagasky.

The Tigers were whistled for seven of the nine penalties called in the contest, including two more in the final period.

The Tigers will attempt to get back on the winning track next week when they close out their regular season with a pair of Missota Conference road games, Tuesday night at New Prague and Saturday afternoon against Holy Angels at Richfield Arena.

The Section 1AA post-season tournament begins the following week against an opponent and at a site to be determined by a seeding process.