Near-healthy Tigers roll Packers 10-0

Published 3:22 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Albert Lea's Auston Larson sets up in front of Austin goalie Rainer Londino-Green during the first period Tuesday night at Riverside Arena -- Eric Johnson

AUSTIN — The banged-up Albert Lea boys’ hockey team had all of its players who aren’t out for the season in its lineup on Tuesday and celebrated by beating Austin 10-0 at Riverside Arena.

Auston Larson and Levi Hacker each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers, who rebounded after falling to Rochester Century 3-1 on Thursday.

“All three lines played very, very well tonight,” Tigers coach Roy Nystrom said. “Let’s hope that we can keep this going.”

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The Tigers had just one penalty to Austin’s five, and Nystrom said his players were careful in wake of rule changes that increased penalty time for illegal checking.

“Our boys were really watching themselves,” he said.

The Tigers outshot the Packers 47-13.