The Faribault Falcon boys hockey team took a coach bus to Winona Thursday night and had a happy bus ride home following a 4-1 victory.

Senior Adam Vos was steady in net and needed to be with Faribault collecting six penalties in the game including a 5 minute major that spanned the end of the second period and first 2:41 of the third period.

My unofficial shots on goal were 27 for Faribault 11-7-9 and 16 for Winona 7-3-6.

The game sheet was definitely total shots and not shots on goal because they had Faribault with 41 and Winona 25.

Faribault was 0 for 3 and Winona 0 for 5 on the power play.

Senior Brett Vogelsberg started the scoring 11:12 into the game notching his second goal of the season.  Freshman Zach Siegert go the assist.

About a minute later the Falcons went up 2-0 on a goal from sophomore Leighton Wiesler, also his second of the year.  The assist went to 8th grader Grady Goodwin.

At the first Faribault Foods intermission it was 2-0 Faribault.

The Falcons scored 9:02 of the second period to take a 3-0 lead.  Siegert collected his 4th goal of the season, assisted by Vogelsberg, his first assist and it looked like Faribault might just run away with the game.

A little over a minute later, 10:13 Winhawk junior Evan Carney lifted the puck over the left shoulder of Vos for the only goal of the game for Winona.  An assist went to freshman Matt Thesing.

The score at the second Faribault Foods intermission was 3-1 Falcons.

In the third period Winona pulled their goalie while there was a power play in an attempt to make things interesting.

Vogelsberg took the puck off the stick of a Winhawk and flipped it ahead, then sped to the puck and scored on a shorthanded empty net goal at 15:40.

Freshman Adam Benson started in goal for Winona.

Our Faribault State Farm Insurance agents Faribault players of the game were Vos, Vogelsberg and Siegert.

It was the second straight victory for the Falcons and their first in the Big Nine this year.

Faribault is now 3-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference and Winona falls to 0-3 in the league and 1-3 overall.

In other Big Nine boys hockey:

Northfield 4 Mankato East 2

Albert Lea 4 Mankato West 3

Owatonna 5  Austin 2

St. Francis 6  Rochester John Marshall 3

Albert Lea and Northfield are tied atop the Big Nine standings in boys hockey.

Faribault hosts Austin Tuesay and Winona is at John Marshall.

Bud King Ice Arena Sign Winona. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld December 14, 2017