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Alexandria boys run their win streak to three with 4-2 win at Bemidji

Teagan Pfeffer turns aside 35 shots to earn the win in net for the Cardinals.

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Mason Stennes

The Alexandria boys hockey team (6-4-1) continued its recent stretch of good play by going to Bemidji on Saturday and getting a 4-2 win over the Class AA Lumberjacks (5-7-1).

It’s the third straight win for the Cardinals. They have outscored Monticello, Fergus Falls and now Bemidji 17-6 during that stretch.

Mason Stennes scored early for Alexandria off an assist from Jack Breitzman. Brycen Berg added another first-period goal off assists from Josiah Gronholz and Tyler Kludt as the Cardinals took a 2-1 lead into the first intermission.

It was Kludt’s turn to find the back of the net next as he scored with the help of assists from Gronholz and Berg to make it a 3-2 game in the second period. That goal came just a minute after Bemidji had tied the game at two apiece with a Josef Lalli goal.
That 3-2 lead is how things went late into the third period before the Lumberjacks pulled their goaltender to get an extra attacker on the ice. Gronholz scored an empty-netter with less than a minute left to get his 27th point and 13th goal of the season.

Teagan Pfeffer upped his record to 4-4-1 with a 35-save performance. Pfeffer has lowered his goals-against average to 2.81 and has a .900 save percentage.

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Alexandria is at Brainerd for another game against a Section 8AA opponent on Tuesday night with a 7:15 drop of the puck against the 1-9 Warriors.

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Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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