BLIZZARD SEE WIN STREAK SNAPPED AS THEY FALL TO GRANITE CITY
In what is always a close, physical game, the Granite City LumberJacks and Alexandria Blizzard headed to the locker rooms after the 1st period tied 0-0 and it wasn’t until midway through the 2nd period that the Blizzard beat Ryan Lehet short handed with a Reece Hubmer shot with Justin Wazvick and Gaborik Olson getting the assists. The 1-0 lead held until late in the 2nd when Louko scored for the LumberJacks in the final seconds of the period.
The Blizzard and Granite traded goals roughly midway through the 3rd with the LumberJacks taking the lead at the 8:38 mark on a Lepisto goal with Reece Humber having a quick answer at the 10:09 mark to tie the game. George Moore and Justin Wazvick earned the helpers on Humber’s 2nd goal of the game. As expected, the teams skated tied at 2 late into the 3rd period with Granite City getting a power play and retaking the lead at the 13:21 mark of the 3rd on a Widman goal. With LaCosse pulled for the final minute of play, the Blizzard were unable to get the equalizer with Granite getting an empty net goal at the 19:52 mark for the 4-2 win.
The Blizzard now sit in 3rd place in the west with 50 points, 4 points behind Granite City and 8 points behind division leading Rochester Grizzlies. The Blizzard have played 32 games compared to Granites 34 and Grizzlies 35. Shots on goal were 36 to 31 in favor of Granite City with the Jacks going 1/6 on the power play and the Blizzard 0/2 but netted a short handed goal. Your Alexandria Blizzard take the road this weekend to take on the Mason City Toros at Mason City Arena. Puck drops at 7:10P with the action on NAHL.tv
Blizzard return to the RCC on February 3rd to face the Rochester Grizzlies, tickets can be found at tickets.alexandriablizzard.com