The Faribault Falcons boys hockey team defeated the Waseca Bluejays 4-3 at the Faribault Ice Arena Tuesday.  The Bluejays had more shots on goal (26-20) but it's the pucks that go in that count most.  Neither team could generate any scoring on the power play.

Faribault was 0 for 5 and Waseca 0 for 7 on the power play.  The Falcons started the scoring when Zach Slinger scored at the 10:08 mark of the first period.  It was an unassisted even strength goal.  Waseca would tie the game on a score with 1:59 to go in the period.  The Falcons did outshoot the Bluejays in that period 9 to 8.

2:29 into the second period Waseca pulled ahead.  Faribault would answer at 6:05 on another Slinger goal.  This one was assisted by Kory Johnson.

1:06 into the third period Brody Pavel had a even strength goal to give Faribault their second lead of the game at 3-2.  Kory Johnson would add an insurance goal with 49 seconds to go in the game assisted by Noah Murphy.

The Bluejays scored their third goal with 3 seconds to go in the game.  Jake Dolter was in net for the Falcons and stopped 23 shots for the victory.  Faribault hosts Rochester John Marshall on the radio Thursday.

Other area Tuesday boys hockey:

  • Albert Lea 8  Winona 1
  • New Prague 4  Red Wing 1
  • Lakeville South 4  Shakopee 1
  • Lakeville North 2  Prior Lake 1
  • Minnesota River 11 Fairmont 0
  • Rosemount 7  Eastview 6
  • Burnsville 4  Eagan 2
  • LaCrescent 3  West Salem, Wis. 1
Faribault Ice Arena - photo by Gordy Kosfeld