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Hockey: Alexandria Blizzard earn a 2-0 win over Willmar

The Alexandria Blizzard earned its second win of the season on Saturday by pitching a 2-0 shutout against Willmar. The Blizzard are now set for their home-opener on Oct. 15 against Willmar.

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Ryan Hadland
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The Alexandria Blizzard NA3HL hockey team earned its second win of the 2022-23 season on Saturday with a 2-0 shutout win on the road against the Willmar WarHawks.

Alexandria is now 2-1 on the season while Willmar is 1-2.

Kyle Abrahamson, a Cloquet native, earned the win in net for the Blizzard and recorded 34 saves.

After a scoreless first period, Ryan Hadland, a Prior Lake native, scored the game’s first goal (14:55) with an assist from Cole Klingbeil.

Ethan Moerke, a White Bear Lake native, scored an unassisted goal (17:22) in the third period to put the Blizzard ahead 2-0.

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Klingbeil, a Mahtomedi native, and Hadland both have a team-high four assists so far this season. Hadland has two goals this season.

The Blizzard had 42 shots on goal in Saturday’s win.

Alexandria’s next matchup is its home-opener at 7:10 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Runestone Community Center against Willmar. Willmar has a home series against the Oregon Tradesmen on Oct. 7 and 8 before the game on the 15th against Alexandria.

Alexandria - 0 1 1 - 2

Willmar - 0 0 0 - 0

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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