BLIZZARD EARN WIN AT HOME, COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN GRANITE
The MN Loons were able to open the scoring Friday night at the RCC on a Moore goal at the 13:34 mark of the opening period but Alexandria’s Justin Wazvick tied the game roughly 4 minutes later on a goal from Ethan Boughton and Joe Gronholz. Tyler Kludt made it a quick start in the 2nd period as he found the back of the net just 52 seconds into the period on a goal from Gaborik Olson and Markus Olson. At the 18:39 mark of the 2nd, Eli Fletcher tallied his 12th of the season on a play from Justin Wasvick and Joe Gronholz to take a 2 goal lead but the Loons answered seconds later to make it a one goal game heading into the 3rd period on a Couture goal. Neither team was able to produce any offense in the 3rd and the Blizzard held on for the 3-2 win over the MN Loons outshooting the Loons 51 to 16. Jayden Serene stopped 14 of 16 and the Blizzard went 1/3 on the power play.
Saturday was rematch time as the Blizzard went into Granite City after falling to them 6-2 a few days ago. In what was a much more disciplined game regarding penalty minutes, the Blizzard found them selves down a goal late into the 2nd period with Cho getting the first goal of the game at the 15:29 mark of the 2nd period. Granite added two quick goals in the first 5 minutes of the 3rd period with Strapon and Greniuk scoring. At the 7:16 mark, Reece Humber got the Blizzard on the board on a play from Ashton Collings and Parker Anthony brought the Blizzard within one with Zach Benson and Jack Dube getting the helpers at the 14:45 mark. With LaCrosse pulled, Tayler Kludt tied the game with 13 seconds remaining sending the game to OT with Aiden Prohaska and Joe Gronholz getting the assist. Neither side was able to find the back of the net in the overtime period and the game was settled after the 6th round of the shootout with Granite City getting the extra point. Reece Hubmer and Joe Gronholz scored for the Blizzard in the shootout while Granite held a 52 to 36 shots on goal advantage.
Blizzard are back in action this Saturday when the Rochester Grizzlies come to the RCC. Get your tickets at tickets.alexandriablizzard.com
Saturdays game is presented by Walmart of Alexandria with fans having a chance at Walmart gift cards! For every (non-perishable) food item you bring to the game, you’ll receive one raffle ticket with 3 lucky fans winning $100 Walmart gift cards. Food is being donated to North Country Food Bank.