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Hockey: Matt Scribner, Aaron Tuttle help Alexandria Blizzard split with Mason City

The second-place team in the West Division could not get out of Alexandria with a weekend sweep after Matt Scribner's two third-period goals held up thanks to a good night in net by Aaron Tuttle.

Matt Scribner
Matt Scribner

ALEXANDRIA — The Alexandria Blizzard hockey team bounced back from a 7-2 loss to Mason City on Saturday by beating the Toros 3-2 on Sunday to split the weekend series.

Mason City (30-12-1, 61 points, 2nd West Division) outshot Alexandria (22-18-1-1, 46 points, 4th West) 44-33, but the Blizzard scored twice in the third period to earn the win. It was a 1-0 Toros’ lead after the first period on a Luke Stevens goal. Charlie Larsen tied it for the Blizzard with a goal at 4:47 of the second that was assisted by Alex Heidenreich.

Matt Scribner did the rest for Alexandria. His back-to-back goals almost two minutes apart in the third period gave his team a 3-1 lead. Blake Ulve scored for Mason City with less than two minutes left, but Andrew Tuttle shut the door from there.

Tuttle was named the first star of the game for his 42-save performance in goal. Wyatt Johnson and Benjamin Tschida each added an assist on the Scribner goals.

Alexandria is back at home for two more games this weekend when the Minnesota Loons (5-38) come to the Runestone Community Center on Feb. 25 and the Willmar WarHawks (26-14-1) are in town on Feb. 26. Both games start at 7:10 p.m.

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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