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Hockey: WarHawks hold Blizzard to one goal

Willmar shut out Alexandria in the final two frames in Saturday's game. The Blizzard are now 21-8-2 on the season.

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Charlie Larsen
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The Willmar WarHawks earned its third win of the season over the Alexandria Blizzard on Saturday by holding it to just one goal in a 4-1 game.

One goal ties Alexandria’s season low. Each team scored once in the first frame, and Willmar led 1-0 with a goal three minutes in.

Alexandria’s (21-8-2) lone goal came from Charlie Larsen at the end of the first frame (assists from Sean Kenny and Joe Gronholz).

With a Joe Fields goal in the second frame, Willmar led 2-1, and with empty net goals by Gunnar Sibley and Luke McCarthy in the final two minutes of the game, Willmar held on to the win.

Willmar (14-17-1) had the edge in shots on goal, 40-30, in Saturday’s contest.

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The Blizzard are now 3-3 so far this season against the WarHawks.

Alexandria plays on the road against the Minnesota Loons (10-23-2) on Thursday at 7:30 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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