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Hockey: Alexandria Blizzard take three of four points from weekend series in Wisconsin

The Blizzard have three games this weekend, including a Feb. 20 game at the RCC with Mason City that will serve as a fundraiser for the Jack Albert family.

Wyatt Johnson
Wyatt Johnson

The Alexandria Blizzard came out of a Sunday game in Wisconsin with three points from the weekend against the Milwaukee Power as the Blizzard took a 6-3 game to wrap up the series after a 3-2 shootout loss on Saturday.

Alexandria spread its scoring around in game two as Ethan Moerke, Alex Heidenreich, Charlie Larsen, Gavin Carlson, Justin Wasvick and Cole Klingbeil all scored. Wyatt Johnson had three assists, while Erick Sanborn, Heidenreich, Matt McIntyre, Brady Goff, Carlson and Klingbeil had single assists as well.

Andrew Tuttle got the win with 45 saves in goal. Both teams got plenty of looks at the net as Spencer Northway took the loss despite 44 saves.

McIntyre had a big goal with 32 seconds left on Saturday to force overtime against the Power. Wasvick also had a first-period goal for Alexandria, but Riley Planey and Marshall Walker gave Milwaukee a 2-1 lead until the final minute of regulation.

Mason Ausmus and Patrick Toomey both scored in the shootout after a scoreless overtime session to help the Power escape that night with the extra point.

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Joey Greilich had 30 saves for Alexandria, while Grant Kaden finished with 41 saves for Milwaukee.

Alexandria has a three-game weekend on the schedule now. The Blizzard go to Willmar on Feb. 18 before returning home to host Mason City with games on Feb. 19 and 20.

Fundraiser for Jack Albert

The game on Feb. 20 is a 5 p.m. start time and is part of a benefit for Jack Albert and his family.

Albert is a 10-year-old from Alexandria who is part of the community’s youth hockey program. He was diagnosed with lymphoma on Jan. 24, 2022 and is receiving inpatient care at the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

That Sunday game is Alexandria Area Hockey Association night where all players get in free with their jerseys. Parents, friends and family of players will also get a discounted $8 ticket where $2 from all tickets purchased off of that online link will be donated to the Albert family.

The Blizzard will also have a signed jersey sale with proceeds going to the Alberts.

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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