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Ryan Hadland's 5-point night helps Blizzard cruise past the Minnesota Loons

The Blizzard scored three goals in each period and outshot the Loons 59-22.

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Ryan Hadland

The Alexandria Blizzard left no doubt against the last-place team in the West Division on Saturday night as Alexandria (15-12-1, 31 points) beat the Minnesota Loons (5-26, 10 points) 9-2.

The Blizzard jumped out to a 6-0 lead midway through the second period before Blake Keller finally broke through for the Loons. Alexandria scored three goals in each period to help make things easy on Andrew Tuttle in goal. Tuttle got the win with 20 saves as the Blizzard outshot the Loons 59-22.

Ryan Hadland had a 5-point night for the Blizzard with two goals and three assists. Cole Klingbeil had two goals and one assist. Sean Kenny, Kyle Mischke and Erick Sanborn each scored once and assisted on a goal, while Justin Wasvick and Ethan Moerke had a goal.

Kaden Peterson and Matt McIntyre each had three assists. Matt Scribner, Alex Heidenreich, Wyatt Johnson (2) and Logan Lukasezck all added assists on a night when Alexandria saw production from up and down the lineup.

The Blizzard, currently fourth in the West Division, welcome in first-place Granite City (28-1, 56 points) to the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria on Jan. 14 at 7:10 p.m.

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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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