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Edward Howard (center) of Alexandria was treated to a special hockey game that featured his two granddaughters, Lindsey and Emily Howard of Burnsville (on each side of him).

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A special exhibition hockey game was held in Alexandria recently.

It wasn't a game that showcased fierce competition or an unbridled determination to win. Instead, the game showcased compassion, caring and teamwork to make a dream come true.


The game featured the U8 girls' hockey team of Burnsville facing off against the U8 girls' team from Alexandria. It was held Saturday, October 23 at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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