ALEXANDRIA, Minn.–The Alexandria Blizzard are on a 10-game winning streak, a franchise first, as they sweep not only the Minot Minotauros, but also defeat the Central Division Leaders, the Bismarck Bobcats.
The Runestone Community Center hosted the Minot Minotauros Thursday evening at the Jack Jablonski Benefit Night. The Blizzard, along with help and donations from fans, raised $1800 for the Jablonski fund.
Seth Ronsberg, started the night off for the Blizzard with the sole goal in the first period.
In the second, Blizzard defensemen, Craig Lindegard increased the Blizzard lead to 2-0 at the 11:35 mark.
Hunter Bergerson showed life for the Minotauros during the third period as he got a quick puck past goaltender Jacob Meyers. The little life shown shortly dissolved when Aidan Cavallini scoring for the Blizzard to defeat the Minotauros 3-1.
In what seemed to be a pattern, Ronsberg opened up Friday night against the Minotauros with a goal at the 5:00 mark. The Blizzard didn’t let up as Justin Moody scored two consecutive goals to shut out the Minotauros 3-0 at the end of the first.
The second period showcased the power of taking advantage of penalties. Forward Reid Sturos started the second period with a shorthand goal for the Blizzard. Ronsberg followed up with a power-play goal for a 5-0 lead.
Minotauros forward, Nolan Meyer, also took advantage of power play opportunities to prevent a Blizzard shut-out. Meyer scored to close out the second period and scored again to open the third period in an attempt to comeback. Gage Torrel, Blizzard forward, scored the last goal to finalize a 6-2 victory and a sweep over the Minotauros.
On Saturday, the Blizzard played host to the Bismarck Bobcats. The Blizzard, on a nine game winning streak, would have to have a tough mentality as they went head to head with the leaders of the Central Division.
Nick D’Avolio struck first with a power-play goal and to take an initial lead for the Blizzard. 34 seconds later Bobcats forward, Adam Knochenmus, drove the puck past Meyers to even the playing field.
Sturos, unassisted, scored another Blizzard goal to creep past the Bobcats. 1:06 after scoring, Danny Ray, retaliated for the Bobcats on a power play opportunity to tie up the score 2-2 going into the second period.
The Bobcats took their first lead of the night with a power-play goal from Castan Sommer at the 3:36 mark. The Bobcats held their only lead until the 7:12 mark as the Blizzard looked to Hayden Trupp to sail the puck past goaltender Tommy Burke. D’Avolio created another Blizzard lead by scoring his second goal of the night to end the second period 4-3.
To keep the rally going, Bobcat Tyler Richter, scored early in the third to once again tie up the game 4-4.
Moody came out on top scoring at the 11:10 mark to generate another Blizzard lead. Sturos secured the lead as he scored into an empty net and finalized the Blizzards first victory over the Bobcats 6-4.
On a 10-game winning streak the Blizzard will look to increase that streak as they travel to Minot Friday to face-off against the Minotauros at 7:35 p.m. in the Maysa Arena.
The Blizzard will host Bismarck on Sunday in the RCC. The puck will drop at 5 p.m.