ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — The Alexandria Blizzard escaped thin ice this weekend as they clutched two wins over the Aberdeen Wings.
In Aberdeen, The Blizzard started off strong with a 3-0 lead going into the third period. The Wings fought back in the third scoring two goals, but fell short, 2-3, to the Blizzard as the final buzzer went off.
On Saturday, the Runestone Community Center packed in for the Blizzard home-opener. After a scoreless first period, the Blizzard lit up the arena by scoring back to back goals followed by a power play goal to once again make it a 3-0 lead over the Wings.
The Wings reacted to the Blizzard by scoring their first goal late in the second period. They then dominated the third period as they put in a second goal off of a power play opportunity. With 1:03 left in the period, the Wings scored again to tie up the game and send it into overtime.
One minute and fifty-seven seconds into overtime Charlie Aus, a forward for the Blizzard, scored the game winning goal to forge a 4-3 win over the Wings.
Alexandria hosts Friday’s game against the Austin Bruins at 7:30 p.m. in the Runestone Community Center.
The Blizzard will then head to the Riverside Arena Saturday in Austin; face-off is at 7:05 p.m.