Blizzard storms back to hand Thunder 5-2 loss
Published 1:59 pm Saturday, November 8, 2008
The Albert Lea Thunder lost 5-2 to Alexandria Friday at the City Arena.
Danny Wood put the Thunder (1-12-1) on the board first with a shorthanded goal at the 2:28 mark in the first period.
The Blizzard came back to tie the game in the first when Noah Nemgar lit the lamp for Alexandria.
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The Blizzard added three goals in the second period to take a 4-1 lead. Derek Kaiser scored 1:52 into the second to give Alexandria a 2-1 lead, but Albert Lea came back to tie the game at 2 when Jeff Slusser scored off an assist from Zach Lewis.
The Blizzard went on to score three unanswered goals to win the game 5-2.
The Thunder had 16 shots in the game and went 0-for-8 on the power play while Alexandria converted twice on the power play and had 30 shots.
Albert Lea played Bismarck Saturday at the City Arena.
1st 2nd 3rd
Alexandria – 1 3 1 5
Albert Lea – 1 1 0 2
Albert Lea – Danny Wood (shorthanded) (unassisted) 2:28
Alexandria – Noah Nemgar (Sean Kenny, Nick Carey) 9:56
Alexandria – Derek Kaiser (powerplay) (Joe Knoepke, Lane Bitz) 1:52
Albert Lea – Jeff Slusser (Zach Lewis) 7:15
Alexandria – Noah Nemgar (powerplay) (Garrett Grimstad, Joel Scatterelli) 9:51
Alexandria – Jon Swavely (Lane Bitz, Jerry Freismuth) 12:33
Alexandria – Jon MacRae (Josh Munford) 6:16
POWER PLAY CONVERSION: Alexandria — 2 for 9, Albert Lea 0 for 8
SHOTS ON GOAL: 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Alexandria 14 15 1 30
Albert Lea 7 9 0 16