Warhawks split weekend with Blizzard

Warhawks wiped out by Blizzard

Willmar allows 10 goals in blowout loss to Alexandria

 

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WILLMAR — One night after emerging with a 4-3 victory on the road against the same opponent, Willmar was no contest for Alexandria, as the Blizzard crushed the home WarHawks 10-0 Saturday from the Willmar Civic Center.

Scoring three goals in the first period, four in the second and three more in the third, Alexandria had eight players reach the back of the net, led by forwards Brandon Connett and Carter Rieland, who each knocked in two goals. Connett also dished out out a helper, as he was one of four players that produced three points, joining defensiveman Val Popowski (three assists), forward Caleb Strong (one goal, two assists), and forward Michal Trejbal (one goal, two assists).

Blizzard goaltender Ville Hyttinen stopped 37 saves to earn the shutout. Two goalies saw action in net for the WarHawks.

Luc Haggitt was pulled late in the second period after stopping 25 of 31 shots on goal. Jake Sumner was on the ice for the final 23 minutes, 55 seconds. He collected eight saves on 12 shots on net.

Alexandria 10, Willmar 0

Alexandria 3 4 3 — 10
Willmar 0 0 0 — 0
FIRST PERIOD – (1) A: Chayse Haberman 3:31. (2) A: Caleb Strong (Shane Birkeland, Dylan Carlson) 4:49 (3) A: Derek Dropik (Michal Trejbal, Jered Sanborn) 7:36. Penalties: (1) A: Joe Westlund (hooking, minor) 1:26 (2) A: Carter Rieland (tripping, minor) 14:35
SECOND PERIOD – (4) A: Trejnal (Brandon Connett, Dropik) 9:38 (5) A: Rieland (Jack Taylor, Strong) 10:29 (6) A: Rieland (Ike Tarazewski, Val Popowski) 16:05 (7) A: Connett (Cole Lehmann, Trejbal) 18:47. Penalties: (1): W: Billy Bronson (10-minute unsportsmanlike conduct) 9:38 (2) W: Trent Sylvester (tripping, minor) 15:11
THIRD PERIOD – (8) A: Dallas Duckson (Popwski, Lehmann) 6:35 (9) A: Connett (Popowski, Strong) 6:35 (10) A: Westlund 19:10. Penalties: (3) W: Jeremiah Lebsack (too many men, minor) 8:40 (4) W: Blake Hansen (head contact, minor) 19:42
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – A: Ville Hyttinen 37/37 … W: Luc Haggitt 25/31, Jake Sumner 8/12