Alexandria hit the road this weekend and beat New Ulm and Willmar for a road sweep.
Saturday Night they traveled to New Ulm and improved to 8-0 against the Steel with a 4-1 victory. After a scoreless 1st period, Colin Tushie got the Blizzard rolling with his 12th of the year at the 6:30 mark of the 2nd period. Nikolai Rajala then extended the Blizzard lead with his 6th of the season. Jack Taylor and Carter Rieland picked up the assists. Then Tushie scored again for a 3-0 Blizzard lead heading into the 3rd period. New Ulm scored early in the 3rd but Colin Tushie ended the night with an empty netter to complete the Hat Trick. Bailey Rosch stopped 37 of 38 to stay a perfect 6-0 against New Ulm this year.
On Sunday the Blizzard headed to Willmar for the last regular season visit and it was the Colin Tushie show again in a 5-2 victory. Austin McNeil scored the lone 1st period goal about halfway through. Cole Jacobs and Nolan Westra assisted on McNeil’s 10 of the season. Tushie and Westra extended the Blizzard lead to 3-0 after two periods. Tushie gave the Blizzard a 4-0 lead three minutes into the third before Willmar scored twice in a six minute span to cut the lead to 4-2. However, Colin Tushie put his stamp on the game and the weekend with a breakaway goal giving him back to back Hat Tricks. Tushie now has 17 goals on the year. Carter Rieland and Nolan Westra each had multi point games, and Atticus Kelly stopped 43 shots for the victory.
The Blizzard (16-18-1-1 – 34pts) close out the regular season this week with 4 games and an outside chance to catch Willmar for 3rd place in the West. They host New Ulm on March 24th, and 26th at 7:10 pm then host Willmar March 27th at 8:10 pm, before their last road game on Sunday March 28th against Granite City at 5 pm. Tickets are available online at tickets.alexandriablizzard.com. Games are always available online as well at hockeytv.com