Breezy Point fell to Alexandria, 6-3.
Alexandria\’s penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled 12 minors and one major for 69 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 26.0 minutes per game Alexandria had been spending in the box. Breezy Point was unable to stop Alexandria from sending pucks towards the net, and Alexandria eventually piled up 42 shots on goal. Alexandria\’s goal total was higher than its season average. Alexandria averages 3.5 goals per game. Alexandria got an offensive boost from its blueliners, who contributed three goals during the game.
Alexandria was helped by AJ Gullickson, who finished with one goal. Gullickson scored 14:51 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Alexandria. Tyler Frischmon picked up the assist. Alexandria also got points from Tony Arias, who also had one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Alexandria included Alex Bowe, Steven Gustafson, Logan Nelson, and Connor Nilson, who each put in one. More assists for Alexandria came via Trent Olson, who had two and Brey Effertz, Jack Cernohous, Logan Norman, Ryan Marciniak, and Aaron Ryback, who contributed one each.
Breezy Point was often in penalty trouble, totaling 11 minors and one major for 57 minutes in penalty time. Breezy Point had been averaging 19.0 minutes in penalties per game. Breezy Point excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances.
Breezy Point was led by Austin Langworthy, who registered one goal and one assist. Langworthy scored on the power play 13:01 into the third period to make the score 5-3 Alexandria. Breezy Point had taken the advantage when Alexandria\’s Louis Gerzin got sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct. Christian Lenzmeier provided the assist. Breezy Point also had goals scored by Nick Blanchette and Torin Foundos, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Jake Tomkowiak, Tyler Larwood, and Ryan Mezera, who each chipped in one.
Brey Effertz made 23 saves for Alexandria on 26 shots. Breezy Point\’s Christian Sanzottera stopped 36 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Breezy Point registered two goals on six power play opportunities. Breezy Point ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Billy Nichol was ejected from the game.