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.
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.
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