Three goal second period pushes Century past Tigers

Published 2:11 am Friday, December 11, 2009

A 1-1 game turned into an ugly 5-2 final for the Albert Lea boys’ hockey team Thursday against Rochester Century in Rochester.

The Tigers (2-1) gave up three goals in the second period as the Panthers (2-2) got the best of Albert Lea in a matchup of the co-defending Big Nine Conference champions.

“They simply outplayed us and took it to us,” said Tigers head coach Roy Nystrom.

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Cory Kautz scored three times and Connor Faupel added a goal and two assists.

David Enstad scored at 13:18 in the first period for Albert Lea and Luke Cheever added a third period goal.

The Tigers face Mayo Saturday in Rochester.

Rochester Century 5, Albert Lea 2

Albert Lea 1 0 1 — 2

Century 1 3 1 — 5

First Period—1, Albert Lea, David Enstad (unassisted) 13:18; 2, Century, Cory Kautz, (Connor Faupel), 15:20.

Second Period—3, Century, Nick Raehsler (Faupel, Dominick Jacobs) 3:47 (pp.). 4, Kautz, (Drew Anderson) 4:40. 5, Century, Faupel (Brandon Sauter), 8:18.

Third Period—6, Century, Kautz (Anderson), 11:33. 7, Albert Lea, Luke Cheever (J.T. Bellrichard, Casey Marka), 16:19.

Shots on Goal—Albert Lea 7-9-4—20. Century 6-15-10—30.