ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Card skaters fall

The Alexandria boys' hockey team dropped could not get anything going against a powerful Little Falls team this past Tuesday night as the Cardinals dropped their fifth game in their last six contests by a 5-0 score.

The Alexandria boys' hockey team dropped could not get anything going against a powerful Little Falls team this past Tuesday night as the Cardinals dropped their fifth game in their last six contests by a 5-0 score.

Alexandria started the season 5-1-1 but dropped to 6-6-1 with the loss to the 10-3 Flyers.

Little Falls jumped on the Cardinals early, scoring a goal only 20 seconds into the game to take an early advantage.

Alexandria outshot the Flyers for the remainder of the period, but it was Little Falls who would add another goal to take a 2-0 lead into the second period.

Justin Hochsprung also had to leave the game late in the first period, forcing the Cardinals to make some adjustments.

ADVERTISEMENT

"He likely has a concussion but that is not verified yet," head coach Scott Woods said. "Losing a top player causes some changes."

The Cardinals put some pressure on the Flyers zone but nothing found the back of the net as Little Falls built a 3-0 lead going into the third period.

They started that period with a 5-3 advantage after two penalties late in the second, but Luke Markstrom, Mike Sahli and Kirby Nelson killed the penalty to keep the game within striking distance.

Little Falls is 5-1 in Central Lakes Conference action for a reason, though, as the Flyers put the finishing touches on the game later in the third with two insurance goals.

"We felt like we played hard most of the game," Woods said. "Currently, we are giving up some goals we shouldn't and not scoring on opportunities we should. A young team is gaining on valuable experience and continues to improve on parts of the game."

The Cardinals did not have to wait long to put this loss behind them as they traveled to Brainerd last night, Thursday, to take on the conference-leading Flyers. They play their third game in four days tonight against Bemidji.

What To Read Next
The thefts have been increasing in Douglas County and across the country.
Kenneth Rosario, 53, of Starbuck, is charged with a felony fifth degree controlled substance crime.
Representatives from area school districts say that, if passed, this legislation could have positive impacts on the schools.
No one was seriously injured when the top exploded off the silo because of built-up gasses from the burning corn.