Alexandria edges Twin City, 6-5 on Thursday
Alexandria 6 @ Twin City 5 - The Alexandria Blizzard came close to giving away a three-goal lead to the Twin City Steel, but did just enough to escape with a 6-5 victory. Alexandria led by three goals at one point and ended with the victory. The largest advantage in the game came when the Blizzard's AJ Gullickson scored at 11:36 in the second period to put Alexandria up 4-1.
The Blizzard were sparked by Gavin Mindt, who finished with one goal. Mindt scored 12:40 into the third period to make the score 6-4 Alexandria. Tony Arias picked up the assist. In the losing effort, Twin City was paced by Aharon Lara, who tallied one goal and three assists. Lara scored 17:12 into the second period to make the score 4-4. Jared Erickson assisted on the tally.
Alexandria put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Steel to score on any of their four power plays. The Blizzard kept Twin City's goalie busy throughout the game, and Robbie Goor made 37 saves on 43 shots. Alexandria outdid its season average for goals scored. The Blizzard have scored at the pace of 3.8 goals per game during the current campaign. Alexandria was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 24 penalty minutes.