Boys hockey: Wingers drop tilt with FarmingtonRed Wing coach Mike Belisle pointed out two reasons why his team lost Thursday at Prairie Island Arena.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing coach Mike Belisle pointed out two reasons why his team lost Thursday at Prairie Island Arena.
"(New Prague's) overall team speed and our lack of motivation to match that," Belisle said.
The second reason was Red Wing's eight "non-play" penalties.
"We can't do that and be successful," he said.
The Wingers lost to the Trojans 4-1.
New Prague only scored on one of its power plays, but Belisle said that his top eight players were worn out by spending so much time with a man disadvantage.
All the time short-handed led to the Trojans outshooting Red Wing 30-15.
Mike Stegora brought the Wingers within two goals with a short-handed tally in the second. The Wingers ran a designed face-off play hoping to catch the Trojans off guard. It worked.
"That brought some positive vibes to the bench," Belisle said.
That was as close as Red Wing (1-10) would get. The Wingers next play Tuesday at Shakopee.