NEW ULM DEFEATS ALEXANDRIA, 6-5, IN A PHYSICAL BATTLE

Alexandria was down 4-1 early in the second period. Riley Meyer and Logan Norman each scored in the second period to get Alexandria one goal behind New Ulm to start the third period. Alexandria and New Ulm each scored two goals in the third period. In the end, New Ulm came out on top, defeating Alexandria 6-5 with shots favoring Alexandria 41-37.

New Ulm was already up 3-0 in the first five minutes of the game. Colton Raymond opened the scoring at 2:58 into the first period with an assist from Luc Kreuser. Sam Wenner, with assists from ­Jacob Padley and Stephan Hermkes, scored at 4:33 into the first period. Erik Rainersson scored his first goal of the game just 11 seconds after Wenner to get New Ulm the early 3-0 lead.

Alexandria’s first goal was scored by Logan Nelson, assisted by Logan Norman, at 11:42 into the first period. Logan Nelson also scored an additional two goals for Alexandria late in the third period.

Erik Rainersson scored his second goal of the night early in the second period. Fritz Belisle had a great night registering two assists and scoring one power play goal 48 seconds into the third period with assists from Sam Storlie and Bennett Witta. Alex Nagel, assisted by Fritz Belisle and Bayler Kraus, scored the sixth and final goal for New Ulm with 6:29 remaining in the game.

Jacob Padley fought Alexandria’s Jack Mellstrom late in the third period. Padley was given a double minor for roughing and Mellstrom a fighting major and ejection. Combined, New Ulm and Alexandria had a total of 17 infractions. Jacob Padley, Sam Wenner and Jared Erickson each served two penalties for New Ulm. Alexandria’s Caleb Anderson had two penalties, with each being called early in both the first period and the second period.

Alexandria scored two power play goals and one short-handed goal. Alexandria went 2-for-5 on the power play and New Ulm went 1-for-6 on the power play.

Luc Kreuser took a penalty shot at 14:33 into the third period, but Alexandria’s goaltender, Brey Effertz, made the save. Effertz faced 37 shots and made 31 saves. Jon Albers stopped 36 of the 41 shots Alexandria generated for New Ulm.

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