Faribault Boys Hockey Slow Start to Season
The Faribault Falcons boys hockey team has a lot of seniors. Coaches and players felt they would have a really good year. It's still early but the Falcons find themselves 0-2 on the season and in the Big Nine Conference.
After opening their season last Saturday in Owatonna falling 4-2, the Falcons hosted Mankato West Tuesday and lost 3-1.
Faribault had a 2-1 lead at the start of the third period in Owatonna before succumbing to the Huskies.
Last Saturday we visited with seniors Zach Siegert and Jordan Nawrocki at Basher's during our Faribault Coaches Show co-sponsored by G&H Property Management of Faribault and Cashwise Foods of Owatonna.
The two talked about being aggressive but also staying out of the penalty box.
Just one penalty was whistled against the Scarlets while Faribault took five penalties in the game. Each team had a power play goal.
The problems sometimes is when those penalties occur. The Falcons trying to come from behind two goals spent 4 minutes in the third period in the penalty box.
Faribault's first penalty was for too many players on the ice.
Mankato West scored 13:09 of the first period on an even strength goal by Gavin Brunmeier assisted by Brandon Swenson.
8:27 into the second period Swenson scored on the power play with assists from Ethan Fox and Wyant Fowlds to make it 2-0.
At 11:38 the Falcons scored a power play goal with Siegert scoring. Assists by Grady Goodwin and Nawrocki.
The Scarlets final goal came with 48 seconds to go in the second period.
Mankato West had 32 shots on goal, Faribault 17.
The Falcons travel to Albert Lea Thursday night. The game will be broadcast on KDHL Radio, 920 AM. Our coverage will begin 7:05 p.m.
The Tigers are coming off a 6-4 loss at Northfield Saturday.
Albert Lea senior forward Blake Ulve scored all four of their goals. Two on the power play. The Tigers had a 2-1 lead going into the second period and were ahead 4-3 going into the final period.
Northfield and Mankato West lead the Big 9 with 2-0 records.
The Falcons game is huge because Albert Lea is in the same section.
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