Austin boys hockey team tops La Crescent

Published 10:05 pm Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Austin's Tony Baudler puts a wrist-shot on net during the third period against Faribault Tuesday night at Riverside Arena. -- Eric Johnson/

The Austin boys hockey team held on to beat La Crescent (8-16) 3-2 in Riverside Arena Tuesday.

Austin’s Nick Castellano scored on assists from Tony Baudler and Adam Maxfield to make it 3-1 Packers five minutes into the third period and the Lancers pulled to within 3-2 with a minute left in the game when they scored on a powerplay.

“It was a big section win, but we’ve got to learn to play better,” Austin head coach Erik LaRock said.

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The Packers (7-14-1 overall) fired off 62 shots on goal, but they didn’t connect on very many of them.

Marcus Stoulil had a goal and an assist and Ethan Larson had a goal for Austin.

“Their goalie played good, but we just weren’t in position to put the puck in the net,” LaRock said.

Rainer Londino-Green had 30 saves in the net for the Packers.