Boys hockey: Alexandria's comeback comes up just short against Duluth Denfeld
Alexandria scored three times in the third period, but it wasn't enough as Duluth Denfeld won and snapped Alexandria's 6-game winning streak.
49 seconds into the start of the third period, the Alexandria boys hockey team found itself in a 4-1 hole on Saturday against Duluth Denfeld.
But Alexandria fought its way back into the game by scoring three of the next four goals and trailed 5-4 with 3:45 left.
Duluth Denfeld made the defensive stops required to hold on to the 5-4 win and snapped Alexandria’s 6-game winning streak.
Duluth Denfeld (11-10-1) started the game with three first period goals, two of which came from Andrew Larson.
An early second period goal by Nick Peterson cut Alexandria’s deficit to two (3-1), but Kaden Postal’s second goal of the game gave Duluth Denfeld a 4-1 lead heading into the third frame.
Larson completed the hat trick with a third period goal.
Alexandria had three goals in the third period, all of which came near the middle and toward the end of the period.
Alexandria (8-11-1) lost despite finishing the game with a 33-20 shot on goal edge.
Kludt scored his 100th career varsity point in the win. He, Joe Lamski, Jack Lamski, Gage Castle, and Leo Kompelien all had assists in the game for Alexandria.
Alexandria hits the road to face the St. Cloud Crush (7-9-1, 5-1 Central Lakes Conference) on Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.