Published 1:29 am Friday, January 27, 2012
The Big Nine-leading Owatonna boys’ hockey team rolled through Albert Lea on Thursday en route to its
seventh win in nine games.
The Huskies (11-6-3, 8-3-1 Big Nine), which hasn’t lost a conference game since losing its third straight on Dec. 20, scored four first-period goals and won 6-1.
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Levi Hacker scored the Tigers’ (10-8, 7-4) lone goal five minutes and 12 seconds into the second period to cut the Huskies’ lead to 4-1. Owatonna scored again twice in the third period.
The Huskies outshot the Tigers 42-26 and beat Albert Lea for the first time since Jan. 27, 2009. The Tigers beat Owatonna 4-1 earlier this season.
Albert Lea plays again at 1 p.m. on Saturday against Rochester Mayo (11-5, 8-1) at Roy Nystrom Arena.