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Blizzard hockey: Alexandria winning streak ends

The Blizzard suffered a second period meltdown and saw their winning streak come to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the Aberdeen Wings 5-4. Aberdeen, which scored the only goal of the first period, got hot in the second and added three unans...

Williams, LaDue
Eric Morken, Echo Press Alexandria goalie Jacob Williams (center) and teammate Paul LaDue (left) tried to stop an Owatonna player from scoring during the team's home contest with the Express. The Blizzard defeated Owatonna 4-2 in that game, sweeping their weekend contests.

The Blizzard suffered a second period meltdown and saw their winning streak come to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the Aberdeen Wings 5-4.

Aberdeen, which scored the only goal of the first period, got hot in the second and added three unanswered goals for a 4-0 lead before Alexandria found a way to score.

Alex Altenbernd slipped the puck past goaltender March Zelzer on assists by Steve Zierke and Jacob Meyers as the Blizzard skated short-handed.

The Wings managed their fourth goal at the 16:02 mark to make the score 5-1, but Alexandria charged forward with a flurry of offense, scoring the final three goals of the game as Nardo Nagtzaam, Jordan Nelson and Paul LaDue firing in shots.

Aberdeen was able to hold off the Blizzard in the final two and a half minutes of the game to eke out the one-goal victory.

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GAME SUMMARY

ABERDEEN 1 4 0 -- 5

ALEXANDRIA 0 2 2 -- 4

SHOTS - Aberdeen 17, 11,5 - 33; Alexandria 13, 13, 14 - 40. POWER PLAYS - Aberdeen 0-4; Alexandria 0-3.

FIRST PERIOD

ABERDEEN - C.J. Pullar (Ryan Wagner, Paul Prescott) 0:54.

SECOND PERIOD

ABERDEEN - Tyler Poulsen (unassisted) 1:54, ABERDEEN - Louis Educate (Geoff Ferguson, Paul Prescott) 2:49, ABERDEEN - Nils Semjonovs (Michael Malady) 7:34, ALEXANDRIA - Alex Altenbernd, sh (Steve Zierke, Jacob Meyers) 14:11, ABERDEEN - Louis Educate (Brenden Gust, Tim Tuscher) 16:02, ALEXANDRIA - Nardo Nagtzaam (Adam Knochenmus, Steve Zierke) 18:12.

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THIRD PERIOD

ALEXANDRIA - Jordan Nelson (Alex Altenbernd) 10:54, ALEXANDRIA - Paul LaDue (Joe Rubbelke, Nardo Nagtzaam) 17:19.

GOALTENDING - Aberdeen - Marcus Zelzer, W, 36 saves, 40 shots faced; Alexandria - Jake Williams 23 saves, 27 shots faced; Jacob Meyers, L, 5 saves, 6 shots faced.

PENALTIES - Aberdeen 10 minutes on 5 infractions; Alexandria 12 minutes on 6 infractions.

Related Topics: HOCKEYLAKERS
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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