Hockey: Blizzard earn a pair of road wins to start the weekend

The Alexandria earned road wins over the Minnesota Loons and New Ulm Steel and are set to host the Granite City Lumberjacks on Saturday.

Matt McIntyre

The Alexandria Blizzard began a busy weekend with a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Loons on the road on Thursday and a 3-2 overtime win over the New Ulm Steel on the road on Friday.

Ryan Hadland, scored the game-winning goal against the Steel on Friday, 36 seconds into the overtime period. Wyatt Johnson and Matt McIntyre had the assist on the goal.

Parker Anthony got the scoring started on Friday with an early second period goal (assist by Gaborik Olson, Justin Kingery, but the Steel scored two unanswered to take a 2-1 lead.

McIntyre knotted things up at two with a late second period goal with assists from Hadland and Aidan Prochaska.

Alexandria had a 47-30 shot on goal advantage in the win. Alex Lamont earned the win in net for the Blizzard with 28 saves.


On Thursday, it was Cole Klingbeil who got the scoring started as he scored 23 seconds into the game. The Blizzard led 2-0 after a Justin Wasvick power play goal in the middle of the first frame.

After the Loons cut its deficit to one, a power play goal by Charlie Larsen gave Alexandria a 3-1 lead in the middle of the second frame.

The Loons cut its deficit to one heading into the third frame, but Alexandria scored two goals, an even strength goal by Kingery and a power play goal by Karsten Senden, to seal the 5-2 win.

Alexandria had a 46-32 shot on goal advantage in the win. Hunter Chubb earned the win in net for Alexandria and he made 30 saves in the win.

The Blizzard are the No. 2 team in the NA3HL Western Division regular season standings (48 points, 23-8-2) and face the top team in the NA3HL Western Division, the Granite City Lumberjacks (59 points, 29-3-1), on Saturday at the Runestone Community Center on Saturday.

Puck drop at the RCC is set for 7:10 p.m.

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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