West Division Star of the Week: Caleb Anderson, forward, Alexandria Blizzard
With an overtime game-winning goal on Saturday, Caleb Anderson helped the Alexandria Blizzard to give Granite City their first set of losses for the season. The 19-year-old forward from Sioux Falls, South Dakota also had a goal in the Blizzard’s 4-0 shutout on the road against the Lumberjacks on Friday.
“Caleb really picked up his game this past weekend physically. He used his size to create space and it paid off. He was the best player on the ice against the then undefeated Granite City team,” said Head Coach Jeff Crouse.
2nd Star: Brey Effertz, goaltender, Alexandria Blizzard
Honorable Mention (alphabetical):
- Will Mix, forward, Granite City Lumberjacks
- Alex Nagel, forward, New Ulm Steel
- Casey Esselman, defenseman, Granite City Lumberjacks
Original post at: http://na3hl.com/news/story.cfm?id=18970
WHO: Alexandria Blizzard vs Granite City Lumberjacks
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2016
WHERE: Runestone Community Center
Behind two goals and one assist from Tanner Skaja and one goal and one assist from Adam Marty, Granite City downed Alexandria 7-4.
Skaja scored the first of his two goals short handed at 14:43 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Granite City. Granite City was on a disadvantage when Andrej Jamnicky went off the ice for tripping. Braden Altena assisted on the tally. Skaja\’s next tally short handed made the score 7-5 Granite City with 10 seconds left in the third period. Marty scored on the power play 6:06 into the third period to make the score 5-4 Granite City. Granite City had gained a power play chance when Jacob Odegard was whistled for roughing. Matt Flom picked up the assist.
The win by Granite City clinched the best of three series at 2-1.
Granite City additionally got points from Marty, who also had one goal and one assist. Granite City also had goals scored by Casey Esselman, Tommy Hall, Will Mix, and Alex Durand, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Spencer Nelson and Chase Di Bari, who each chipped in one.
Granite City was unable to stop Alexandria from sending pucks towards the net, and Alexandria eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Alexandria was helped by Logan Nelson, who racked up two goals. Nelson scored the first of his two goals at 17 seconds into the second period to make the score 3-3. AJ Gullickson provided the assist. Nelson\’s next tally made the score 6-5 Granite City with 4:34 left in the third period. Alexandria also got points from Trent Olson, who also registered one goal and two assists and Tyler Frischmon, who also tallied one goal and two assists. Alexandria also got a goal from Aaron Ryback as well.
Granite City\’s Mac Berglove stopped 27 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Granite City incurred 40 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors. Derrick LaCombe rejected 20 shots on goal for Alexandria. Alexandria incurred 26 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.
Derrick LaCombe stood on his head and made 31 saves to lead Alexandria to a 3-1 victory over Granite City.
With the win, Alexandria avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series.
Alexandria was led by Steven Gustafson, who tallied one goal. Gustafson scored 7:23 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Alexandria. Alec Seeger picked up the assist.
Alexandria\’s offense rang up 35 shots on Granite City\’s net.
Alexandria also had goals scored by David Carey and Tony Arias, who each put in one. More assists for Alexandria came via Logan Norman, Alex Bowe, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one each.
Granite City stifled Alexandria\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Granite City forced Alexandria goalie LaCombe to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
Granite City was led by Tanner Skaja, who scored the team\’s only goal. Skaja scored 7:35 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Granite City. Braden Altena assisted on the tally.
Alexandria incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Mac Berglove rejected 32 shots on goal for Granite City. Granite City incurred 28 minutes in penalty time with four minors.
Granite City relied on the sparkling performance of Mac Berglove in net to grab a 3-1 win against Alexandria.
After the loss made the series score 1-0 in the best of three series, Alexandria faces elimination next time out.
Granite City was led by Andrej Jamnicky, who had one goal. Jamnicky scored 16:38 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Granite City.
Granite City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Alexandria to score on any of its three power plays.
Granite City also had goals scored by Adam Marty and Tommy Hall, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were Tanner Skaja, Chase Di Bari, and Matt Flom, who contributed one each.
Alexandria was led by Logan Nelson, who scored the team\’s only goal. Nelson scored 4:51 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Granite City. Tyler Frischmon assisted on the tally.
Berglove recorded 27 saves for Granite City. Granite City incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Alexandria\’s Derrick LaCombe stopped 26 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Alexandria incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.