The Faribault High School boys hockey team scored two short-handed goals as the Falcons topped Rogers 5-2 on Saturday at the Faribault Ice Arena. Sean Lipinski had one of the two short-handed goals, and added the eventual game-winner in the second period.
With the game tied in the second and Rogers on the power play, Bo Putrah led a 2-on-1 rush and dished off to Lipinski, who put it past Royals goalie Mark Schoephoerster for a 2-1 Falcons lead. Less than a minute later, Lipinski scored again to push the lead to 3-1.
“Sean Lipinski had a great game,” coach Brad Ryan said. “He’s kind of been the spark plug for us the last three games.”
Rogers came as close as 4-2, but Dan Mahoney’s goal in the third period put the game away. Wyatt Andreas made 22 saves for FHS (15-6).
FHS GAME STATISTICS
FHS 1 3 1 — 5
ROG 0 1 1 — 2
Scoring — First period: 16:45 FHS Ryan Dwyer (Jack Helgeson, George Richie). Second period: 3:55 ROG Matt Limoseth (Nick Polsfuss) PPG. 12:23 FHS Sean Lipinski (Bo Putrah) SHG. 13:17 FHS Lipinski (Garret Gulsvig, Dwyer). 16:33 FHS George Richie (Helgeson) SHG. Third period: 0:51 ROG Eric Moening (Polsfuss). 3:23 FHS Dan Mahoney (Nick Murray). Shots on goal — FHS 30, ROG 24. Saves — FHS Wyatt Andreas 22, ROG Mark Schoephoerster 25.