Blizzard hockey: Alexandria tops North Iowa, Breezy Point
Alexandria picked up a pair of wins this past week, defeating the North Iowa Bulls 5-4 in a shootout on Friday, then shutting out Breezy Point 4-0 Tuesday night.
North Iowa 4 SO
In a shootout that went 12 men deep, the Alexandria Blizzard came away with the win as Garrett Skinner scored the deciding goal.
North Iowa got a shootout goal from Richie Marenis before Alexandria’s Ricky Seidel tied it up with a goal of his own.
Seidel’s name is scattered throughout the box score as he scored two goals and added an assist in the 5-4 Blizzard victory.
His first goal came short-handed at 10:55 in the first period, the only goal of that frame. Ian Ecklund and Will Becker had assists.
He then picked up an assist on Austin Rudnick’s goal that made the score 3-1 in the second. Tanner Duffney scored the first goal of that second period.
Seidel’s second goal of the game came in the third period on a Chayce Coenen assist at 19:38, but Matt Kroska tied the game as the Bulls pulled their goalie late.
Alexandria managed the win despite spending 39 minutes in the penalty box.
Dom DeGuisseppi made 41 saves in goal as North Iowa sent 45 shots his way. Alexandria managed just 28 shots on goal, but made the most of them.
Breezy Point 0
Ian Ecklund finished the shutout with one goal and one assist to lead the Blizzard, who cruised to a 4-0 victory over the North Stars Tuesday.
Seidel scored the second goal of the first period on a power play, and Will Becker and Karzon Kunz picked up the other two goals.
Alexandria peppered North Star goalie Ian Shidlofsky with 37 shots and only allowed Breezy Point 16 as Sam Goetsch got the win for Alexandria.
The Blizzard will be at Granite City tonight, Friday, then head to play the Twin City Steel tomorrow, Saturday.
ALEXANDRIA 5, NORTH IOWA 4 SO
ALEXANDRIA 1 2 1 0 1 — 5
NORTH IOWA 0 2 2 0 0 — 4
ALEX – Ricky Siedel, sh (Ian Ecklund, Will Becker) 10:55.
ALEX – Tanner Duffney (Ian Ecklund) 4:10, NI – Conor Jonasson (Bobby Chapman, Bryan Broders) 12:02, ALEX – Austin Rudnick (Garrett Skinner, Ricky Seidel) 13:06, NI – Patrick Sivets (Taylor Brown) 19:18.
NI – James Hughes, pp (Connor Langfield) 16:28, ALEX – Ricky Seidel (Chayce Coenen) 19:38, NI – Matt Kroska, extra attacker (Richie Marenis, Taylor Brown) 19:59.
ALEX – Ricky Seidel, Garret Skinner, NI – Richie Marenis.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Alexandria 8-10-8-1-1—28, North Iowa 12-12-18-3-0—45.
GOALIE SAVES – Dom DeGuisseppi, Alex, 41; Matthew Bartels, NI, 23.
PENALTIES – Alexandria 39 minutes on 10 infractions; North Iowa 16 minutes on 4 infractions.
ALEXANDRIA 4, BREEZY POINT 0
ALEXANDRIA 2 0 2 — 4
BREEZY POINT 0 0 0 — 0
ALEX – Ian Ecklund (Karson Kuntz) 7:51, ALEX – Ricky Seidel, pp (Tom Schmidt, Garrett Skinner) 11:12.
ALEX – Will Becker (Ian Ecklund, Austin Rudick) 0:28, ALEX – Karson Kuntz, pp (Garret Skinner, Tom Schmidt) 6:54.
SHOTS ON GOAL – Alexandria 16-8-13—37, Breezy Point 3-9-4—16.
GOALIE SAVES – Sam Goetsch, Alex, 16; Ian Shidlofsky, BP, 33.
PENALTIES – Alexandria 19 minutes on 8 infractions; Breezy Point 19 minutes on 8 infractions.