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Ian Ecklund (4) scored the first goal of last Friday's Blizzard game against Granite City, eventually leading his team to a 3-2 win. The team saw its season come to an end Saturday on a controversial call. (Lori Mork, Echo Press)

Blizzard hockey: Season ends in controversy

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Having a season come to an end is bad enough but the way things ended for the Alexandria Blizzard left head coach Jeff Crouse still searching for answers on Wednesday.


Alexandria had battled through a scoreless tie in game four of the West Division playoffs on Saturday night when Granite City took a 1-0 lead with less than a minute to play. That's how things stood as the two teams prepared for a faceoff with 8.6 seconds left.

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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