Hockey: Blizzard split home series with Mason City

Mason City edged out a 2-1 victory over Alexandria on Friday but Alexandria responded with a 5-2 win on Saturday to move to 6-2-1 on the season.

Justin Wasvick
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ALEXANDRIA - The Alexandria Blizzard were back at home for a series against the Mason City Toros on Friday and Saturday and went 1-1.

Mason City (6-6) got the better of Alexandria on Friday 2-1, despite Alexandria having a 42-24 shot on goal advantage. Alexandria (6-2-1) bounced back with a 5-2 win on Saturday.

Alexandria began the game on Friday with a goal by Minot, North Dakota native Charlie Larsen in the first period.

David Loahr scored for Mason City in the second period to tie the game and Carter Newpower’s goal midway through the third period gave Mason City the 2-1 win.

In Saturday’s game, Alexandria native Josiah Gronholz and Fergus Falls native Michael Debrito put the Blizzard up 2-0 with goals in the first period, but Mason City tied the game with two goals in the second.


Debrito’s second goal of the game came near the end of the second period which gave the Blizzard a 3-2 lead heading into the third frame.

Alexandria iced the game with another Gronholz goal with less than five minutes left and an empty net goal by Grand Forks native Justin Wasvick with 37 seconds left.

Cloquet native Kyle Abrahamson earned the win in net for the Blizzard with 27 saves. Alexandria had a 34-29 shot on goal advantage.

Alexandria is now 2-1-1 against Mason City so far this season.

The Blizzard on the road for the next games as they take on the Minnesota Loons (6-9) at 7:10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, and then head to Willmar to play the Willmar WarHawks (2-8) on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

The Blizzard are a combined 4-0 so far this season against the Loons and the WarHawks.

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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