Packer boys hockey team falls to Mankato East

Published 4:45 pm Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Austin boys hockey team had some penalty problems in a 4-2 loss at Mankato East (3-5 overall, 2-3 Big Nine) Saturday.

Austin (1-6-1 overall, 1-4 Big Nine) committed nine penalties for 29 minutes and the Cougars went 4-for-8 on power plays. Austin trailed 2-1 going into the third period, but the Cougars scored two goals in the first three minutes of the frame to put it away.

Blake Halsey and Tony Baudler scored goals for the Packers and Connor Poczos stopped 25 shots in net.

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Austin 1 0 1 – 2

East 2 0 2 – 4

First period

(A) Blake Halsey (power play) (Tony Baudler, Dan Larson) 11:13

(M) Judd Shulz (power play) (Shane Sellner) 14:43

(M) Jake Peller (power play) (Jalmari Kattilakoski, Sean Allan) 14:46

Second period

No scoring

Third period

(M) Sellner (power play) 1:22

(M) Brandon Treinen (power play) 2:27

(A) Baudler (power play) (Larson, Halsey)

Shots: Austin – 20; Mankato East – 29

Power plays: Austin – 1-for-3; Mankato East – 4-for-8