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Alexandria Blizzard drop weekend series ahead of home opener on Oct. 9

The Blizzard will welcome in the Willmar WarHawks this Saturday at 7:10 p.m.

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Matt McIntyre

The Alexandria Blizzard (0-4) is looking for its first win heading into a two-game weekend this week that includes its home opener on Oct. 9 at 7:10 p.m. against the Willmar WarHawks (3-1, 6 points).

Alexandria is coming off a 10-2 loss to Willmar from this past Saturday. It was part of two road games where the Blizzard also dropped a 3-2 game at the Minnesota Loons (1-5, 2 points) on Friday.

Willmar outshot Alexandria 47-30 and scored two goals in the first, three in the second and five more in the third to blow things open. Kaden Peterson and Matt McIntyre each scored for the Blizzard, while Ben Tschida, Ryan Hadland and Matt Scribner each added an assist.

Joey Greilich took the loss in net for Alexandria after the 10 goals allowed and 37 saves. Jeremiah Konkel, Ben Luedtke and Collin Kerchoff each had 2-goal games for Willmar.

Things were much closer against the Minnesota Loons on Friday, but the Loons somehow escaped with a 3-2 win despite getting outshot 71-24.

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Lucas Viskovicz, Xavier Brooks and Blake Keller scored for Minnesota, while Cole Klingbeil and Sean Kenney scored for Alexandria. Kaden Peterson, Scribner, Samuel DeLain and Michael Debrito had assists for the Blizzard.

Jack Coleman and Bailey Rosch shared goaltending duties for Alexandria. Coleman allowed 2 goals and turned aside 14 shots in 41:57, while Rosch allowed one goal and had seven saves in his 18:03 of game time. Payton West of the Loons turned aside 69 shots in the win.

Alexandria has one more road game ahead of its home opener as the Blizzard go to Granite City to face the Lumberjacks on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Granite City is 5-1 with 10 points atop of very early West-Division standings.

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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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