Boys Hockey: Red Wing falls in overtimeThe third period caught up to Red Wing again Saturday as the Wingers gave up a two-goal lead twice to fall 5-4 in overtime to Fergus Falls in Fergus Falls.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The third period caught up to Red Wing again Saturday as the Wingers gave up a two-goal lead twice to fall 5-4 in overtime to Fergus Falls in Fergus Falls.
Red Wing (0-5) outshot the Otters 40-34, including 19-17 in the third period but couldn’t capitalize on six power-play chances in its fifth consecutive road game to start the season.
“We just couldn’t put them away,” Red Wing head coach Mike Belisle said. “I don’t know if it’s necessarily inexperienced and we had a host of opportunities.”
Zach Tarczon tallied the first goal for Fergus Falls at 7 minutes, 8 seconds of the first period and the Otters held the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The Wingers had four power-play opportunities in the opening period.
Red Wing tied it up 1-1 near the end of the second period on a goal by Taylor Hanson. Fergus Falls committed two penalties in the second period and the Wingers had multiple scoring chances go awry, Belisle said.
“We had multiple really good scoring opportunities to go up one or two more and I think that would have put them away,” he said. “We just couldn’t put the puck in the back of the net there.”
Ryan Rehder put Red Wing ahead by a goal 1:17 into the third period and Nick Sammon scored to go up 3-1 at 3:48 with the assist to Rehder. Austin Hanson tallied a power-play goal one minute later for the Otters before Sammon scored again for a 4-2 Wingers’ lead at 6:14 of the third period.
Red Wing had a 4-2 lead for four minutes until Colton Buseth scored at 10:21 and Tarczon added his second goal to tie the game with less than four minutes left. In overtime, Joe Nathe grabbed the win for Fergus Falls on a shot that bounced past the Wingers’ goalie.
“The overtime goal just kind of trickled in,” Belisle said. “Overall, it was well-played by both teams. We came out a little slow but came out really good in the second period and a pretty darn good third period, the first part anyway. We had a few good opportunities in overtime but just didn’t get it done.”
Sammon and Hanson led Red Wing with two points each in the loss and Preston Blaney made 29 saves.
The Wingers host Tartan Tuesday at Prairie Island Arena.