Fargo South – 2, Alex – 0

The girls hockey team has been going through a spell where it’s been difficult to score goals. That happened in spades again last night. Despite otherwise playing very well against a team that’s ranked 2nd (so I heard?) in North Dakota, the Cards were unable to finish their scoring chances – and they had many. After the 1st two periods, the Cards held a 19 – 14 shots-on-goal advantage, and though not always the case, that did reflect the flow of the game. Still, the score was 0 – 0 after two periods. In the 3rd period, what seems lately like the inevitable happened – the Bruins scored on a shot from behind the net! Though the Cards later (as well as earlier) in the game, had break-aways on the Bruins goalie, they were unable to cash them in. The Bruins scored again late in the game on a good shot. Stephanie Drown had a good game in goal, but the 3rd period again was the team’s undoing. There is only one more home game before section tournament play begins – senior night next Saturday against Bemidji.

The Super Fans were represented by Robo, Dusty, Roger, and, of course, Teddy and Jerry Hockey. Karen Meuwissen was there at the start from the “eating machines” family, but noted that Ryan (an eating machine) was home sick and she may not be able to stay the whole game – sure enough, she got a call early in the game and had to leave. Roger again sang the National Anthem and did a great job. But he kinda snuck it up on us and was performing it before I could even think of making a video. Accordingly, I have resurrected a video of he and Dusty singing the anthem at the Bemidji game in January 2009. And a video of the last night’s game during a stretch in the 2nd period:

Roger missed the 1st half of the season recuperating from knee replacement surgery and has yet to see the team win. He, thus, may be the problem! On the positive side of the Riley family, Roger and Barb’s grandson, Aaron Rooney, is the 3rd-ranked diver in the state, and Roger told us he recently broke a pool (St. Cloud?) scoring record by more than 50 points!


As we go to press, the mainstream media has yet to report any scores on last night’s boys’ and girls’ basketball games?

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The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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