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Sabres strike for a win

The Alexandria boys' hockey team has found the road a little more difficult the last couple of weeks after jumping out to a 5-1-1 record to start the season.

The Alexandria boys' hockey team has found the road a little more difficult the last couple of weeks after jumping out to a 5-1-1 record to start the season.

The Cardinals dropped their fourth game in their last five contests last Thursday when Sartell came to Alexandria and left town with a 3-2 win.

The Cardinals put themselves in position to move to 6-2 in the Central Lakes Conference by taking a 1-0 lead in the first period on a Luke Markstrom goal that was assisted by Thomas Williams and Tyler Resch.

That is how the first period would end as the Cardinals outshot the Sabres 14-7 in the opening frame.

Sartell-St. Stephen came out strong to start the second, though, creating more shots on goal and building a 2-1 lead in the process.

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"The second period, the Cardinals seemed to lose some of the work ethic from the first period and ended up giving up two goals," head coach Scott Woods said.

Alexandria responded by creating numerous shots on goal in the third period but could not put the puck in the back of the net until there were only three minutes remaining.

Ross Thompson cut the Sabres' lead to one on a nice pass from Justin Hochsprung after he received the puck from Justin Aaberg.

The Cardinals continued to send a flurry of pucks at the net in the closing minutes but could not connect as Sartell held on for a big CLC victory.

"We are at a tough stretch of the season where players need to step up and work hard from beginning to end," Woods said.

His team had a shot to get back on track last night, Tuesday, when they traveled to Little Falls. The Flyers were 9-3 as of last Friday, and the road does not get any easier for the Cardinals tomorrow.

Alexandria hits the road again to take on CLC front-runner Brainerd. The Warriors are 5-0-0 in the CLC. They beat the Cardinals in the opening game of the season 5-4 in overtime.

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