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.

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Alexandria senior Tyler Kludt looks for a teammate to pass to during Alexandria's 8-1 win over the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm on Jan. 25, 2023. Kludt scored two goals in the game. Kludt scored his 100th career varsity point in Alexandria's 5-4 loss to Duluth Denfeld on Feb. 4, 2023.
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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.

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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