Hockey: Alex girls shut out Brainerd-Little Falls, Alex boys earn first win of the season
The Alexandria girls improved to 6-4-1 with a win over Brainerd-Little Falls, while the Alexandria boys ended the Roseau Holiday Classic with a win over Mankato East.
The Alexandria girls hockey team improved to 6-4-1 on the season with a strong showing on the road as it downed Brainerd-Little Falls, 3-0, on Thursday, Dec 29.
After a scoreless first period, Lillian Dutton broke through with a goal for Alexandria early in the second frame.
Alexandria put the game away with a goal by Lauren Maras midway through the third frame and with an unassisted empty net goal by Sydney Menk in the final minutes of the game.
Menk, Julia Doherty and Jersey Severson had assists in the game.
Brainerd-Little Falls had a 35-26 shot on goal advantage in the game. Hunter Sellnow made 35 saves in Alexandria’s win.
Alexandria has a quick turnaround as it heads home to face Orono at 3 p.m. on Friday at the Runestone Community Center.
Fast start leads Alex boys to first win over the season
The Alexandria boys hockey team wrapped up the Roseau Holiday Classic with a 4-2 win on Thursday over Mankota East, to earn its first win of the season.
Alexandria (1-7) got off to a strong start as it scored three goals in the first frame. Nick Peterson had an unassisted goal, while Joe Lamski and Henry Ramstorf had the other first frame goals.
The Cardinals final goal of the game came in the second frame, as Tyler Kludt scored on a power play.
Mankato East scored once in the second and third frame but it wasn’t enough as Alexandria held on to win.
Alexandria had a 40-24 shot on goal advantage in the game. Joe Lamski, Jack Lamski, Gavin Olson and Evan Anderson had assists in the game.
Jackson Cavers earned the win in net for the Cardinals and he made 22 saves.
Alexandria began the tournament with a close 3-2 loss to Minot on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and a 7-3 loss to Roseau on Wednesday.
Alexandria held a 2-1 lead over Minot heading into the final frame, but Minot scored two more goals to edge out the win.
Kludt and Jack Lamski had Alexandria’s goals, while Kludt, Ramstorf and Matthew Hornstein had assists.
Alexandria had a 29-16 shot on goal advantage in the game.
Roseau got off to a hot start in its contest against Alexandria as it led 6-1 after two frames. Leo Kompelien scored for Alexandria in the second, while Gavin Olson and Zaven Noetzelman scored in the third frame for Alexandria.
Kludt, Joe Lamski, Keegan Lucy and Hornstein had assists in the game.
The Cardinals return to their home ice for a game against Chisago Lakes on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m.