Photo Provided: The Fergus Falls Bantam B team battles against the Fargo Freeze over the weekend. The B’s had a rough start to the season as they went 0-3 in their first games of the regular season.

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FF Bantam B has rough start to season

Published 10:59am Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Updated 10:59am Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Fergus Falls Bantam B team, sponsored by the Eagles, came up short in each of the 3 games they played this past weekend.

On Friday, perennial rival Alexandria came to town for an in-district game. Alexandria posted a 3 – 0 lead after two periods.

The second period was hard fought, with several penalties being called on both sides.

In the third, Fergus Falls was able to notch two goals, but Alexandria padded their lead at the same time. Final score 4 – 2.

The two Fergus goals were scored by Sam Kaliher and Austin Shjerve (both unassisted). Alexandria held the edge in shots 29 – 17.

On Saturday, Fergus played at home again, this time hosting the Fargo Green team (nicknamed Freeze).

Despite Fergus having a two-goal lead late in the game, Fargo found a way to tie, and then ultimately win the game in overtime. Final score 4 – 3.

In the game, a scoreless and penalty-free first period gave way to a 1 – 1 tie after the second.

Shjerve started things off for Fergus by wristing a hard shot from 10 feet out.

In the third, Fergus took advantage of a major boarding penalty by Fargo with a goal by Tom Mattson (assists to Jack Vaughn and Josh Longtin).

A bit later, Mattson fed Shjerve who scored to put Fergus up 3 – 1.

Amazingly, Fargo scored twice late in the game, in a less than two minute span, to send the game into overtime. The hopes for a hometown victory were dashed though, just 42 seconds into the extra period.

Fargo scored on a shot from the right point to claim the victory in front of a stunned crowd.

Fergus goaltender Jack Angus saw 43 shots by Fargo. Fergus tallied just 13 shots for the game.

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