The Alexandria boys hockey team improved to 6-1 in the Central Lakes Conference on Thursday night with an easy 12-0 win at Willmar.

Willmar has struggled this season with a 1-15-1 record, and Alexandria (11-4) never let the home Cardinals stick around. Caleb Strong scored 30 seconds into the game, and that was just the beginning of a huge offensive night for Alexandria.

Derek Pesta, Shane Birkeland and Jaeger Steele all had two goals apiece. Josiah Gronholz, Nathaniel Mulder, Joe Westlund, Matthew Carlsen and Cole Walters all had a goal apiece. Strong and Pesta each had four total points, with Strong adding three assists and Pesta finishing with two helpers.

Caleb Strong
Caleb Strong

Landyn James got the win in net with a 12-save shutout. Gavin Steinwand took the loss after getting peppered with 56 shots.

ALEXANDRIA 4 3 5 - 12

WILLMAR 0 0 0 - 0

POWER PLAYS - Alexandria - 1-3; Willmar - 0-0; SHOTS - Alexandria - 19, 24, 13 - 56; Willmar - 6, 3, 3 - 12

ALEXANDRIA SCORING - Andrew Revering - 2 assists; Caleb Strong - 1 goal, 3 assists; Derek Pesta - 2 goals, 2 assists; Jacob Partington - 2 assists; Josiah Gronholz - 1 goal, 2 assists; Nathaniel Mulder - 1 goal, 2 assists; Joe Westlund - 1 goal, 1 assist; Peyton Doty - 1 assist; Shane Birkeland - 2 goals; Matthew Carlsen - 1 goal, 1 assist; Jaeger Steele - 2 goals; Cole Walters - 1 goal, 1 assist; Mason Stennes - 1 assist

GOALTENDING - Alexandria - Landyn James - W, 12 saves, 0 goals allowed; Willmar - Gavin Steinwand - L, 44 saves, 12 goals allowed