Alexandria boys hand out team honors

Gronholz leads Alex in points, part of five team-award winners.

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Alexandria sophomore forward Tyler Kludt gets between two Brainerd players to compete for a loose puck on March 11, 2021. Kludt earned the Cardinals' Hardest Worker Award this winter season after finishing second on the team in points with 9 goals and 12 assists. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)

The Alexandria boys hockey team honored five different athletes with team awards after a 9-10-1 season that included a 7-2 win over Morris Area in the Section 6A playoffs.

Junior Josiah Gronholz was this team’s leading scorer with 28 points, and he earned the Offensive Player of the Year Award.

Josiah Gronholz

Gronholz had 28 points in 18 games played with a team-leading 17 goals to go with 11 assists. Those assists were good for second on the team behind Tyler Kludt and Joe Lamski, who both finished with 12.


Kludt, a sophomore forward, earned the team’s Hardest Worker Award. He was second on the team in total points with 21 after adding 9 goals to his 12 assists.

Pieter Mulder

Junior Pieter Mulder was the Cardinals’ defensive player of the year. In addition to his work defensively, Mulder also added nine assists offensively.

Seniors Jacob Partington and Grant Rebrovich both earned Captains Awards for their leadership roles on this team. Partington was fifth on the team in scoring with 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) and Rebrovich was sixth with 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists). Rebrovich also earned the team’s Hobey Baker Award.

Grant Rebrovich

Alexandria had a couple players also honored for their play in the section tournament as Gronholz earned All-Section 6A second-team honors, and Kludt was honorable mention. Gronholz had two goals in the tournament-opening win over Morris Area. Kludt added a goal and an assist in that game.


The Cardinals ran into a good Fergus Falls team in the section semifinals and lost 3-0 on March 23. The Otters (15-4) almost won the 6A championship, but suffered a 2-1, double-overtime loss to Little Falls (14-5-1) on March 25.

Jacob Partington

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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