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Hockey roundup: Alexandria girls, Blizzard both secure Saturday wins

The Cardinals spread the scoring out from five different players in beating Breck, while Alex Heidenreich had a 4-goal game for the Blizzard at New Ulm.

Elise Patience
Elise Patience
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The Alexandria girls hockey team used a three-goal third period to open up a 5-1 win over Breck on Saturday afternoon.

The Cardinals led by one after two periods thanks to goals from Cadence Ellingson and Elise Patience. Mary Knoll gave Breck some life with a goal that cut her team’s deficit to 2-1, but Lauren Maras got Alexandria a 3-1 lead with a goal almost two minutes into the third.

The Cardinals rolled from there as Kennedy Ellingson added a goal less than a minute later, and Sophia Korynta put the finishing touches on the win with a goal at 12:02. Riley Nyberg and Peyton Boesl had two assists each for the Cardinals, while Kennedy Ellingson, Lauren Rebrovich, Kylie Lattimer and Cadence Ellingson had assists, as well.

Alexandria outshot Breck 26-18. Hailee Bailey got the win in net with 17 saves.

Alexandria Blizzard win at New Ulm

The Alexandria Blizzard won their lone game of the weekend by outshooting New Ulm 49-19 in a 5-2 win on the Steel’s home ice on Saturday.

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Alex Heidenreich
Alex Heidenreich

Alex Heidenreich put on a show with a 4-goal game for Alexandria. He had the first two goals for the Blizzard in the first period before Gus Cantwell made it a 2-1 game for New Ulm with a power-play goal.

Ryan Hadland added a power-play goal for the Blizzard at 5:56 of the second period, but Zach Dalzell answered for the Steel at 6:05 to make it a one goal game again.

Heidenreich took over from there. He scored at 17:23 of the second and again at 12:33 of the third to put the finishing touches on the win.

Bailey Rosch got the win in goal for Alexandria with 17 saves. Sean Kenny had two assists, while Kaden Peterson, Brennan Brecht, Hadland, Tyler Klingbeil, Justin Wasvick and Cole Klingbeil all added one assist.

The Blizzard (4th in West Division, 35 points) improved to 17-14-1 with the win. New Ulm (5th in West Division, 20 points) fell to 10-23.

Alexandria is back on the road on Jan. 28 at the Breezy Point Hockey Center against the Minnesota Loons (5-29, 10 points) at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Granite City (33-1, 66 points) on Jan. 29 at the Runestone Community Center at 7:10 p.m.

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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