ROCHESTER — Sean Lipinski scored twice and Jack Helgeson added a goal as the Faribault High School captains lifted the Falcons boys hockey team to a 3-1 win over Rochester Century on Thursday.
Helgeson opened the scoring, netting a goal 13:24 into the first period. Lipinski had the first assist, which would be the first of his three points on the night.
Later in the first, Lipinski scored short-handed to give FHS (9-12-1, 6-3 Big 9 Conference) a 2-0 lead after one period.
Century’s Brandon Kautz took advantage of a Falcons penalty to cut the Faribault lead to 2-1 on a power play goal at the 11:07 mark of the second period. But Lipinski scored late in the third to eliminate any doubt of the final outcome.
Falcons senior goalie Aaron Forgaard was tested Thursday, as he the Panthers (9-12, 6-4) fired 41 shots on goal. Forgaard made 40 saves for the win.
Next up for FHS is a home game Saturday against Breck. Face-off is set for 7:30 at Faribault Ice Arena.