The Preceding Game

There was a game in Little Falls Thursday night, the game before LT went over 1,000 points against Brainerd on Saturday.  There was significant concern she might break that milestone on the road.  But she timed it beautifully – Saturday was the only home game in a stretch of 11 games!

From all reports, our Cards played just well enough to beat the Flyers.  Several opportunities to put the game away went awry in a series of errant shots.  But good teams find a way to win on not so good nights.

[Whitney greets a Flyer.  A reminder, as a road game, these photos are all courtesy of the staff photographer.  Super Fans generally do not venture outside the city limits in winter for reasons of bad night vision and a desire to remain close to familiar restroom facilities.]

[Kalli played her first game without a protective facemask since . . . well, a while ago.]

[Amanda C was giving away 5″ to the Flyer center, who is very good, and, I believe was reported, an all-state swimmer.]

[Cara.  These away game photos are also presented as a public service.  School District 206 would welcome any suggestions you may have regarding the gymnasium in the new high school – so, if you see anything you like, or dislike, about other gyms, let them know.]

[Amanda C drives the lane (though I’m not sure she’s old enough for her driver’s license?).]

[You may have read in previous post that we made 12 of 36 free throws in this game – or was it 37?  Anyway, it appears all the free throw photos Greg took, went in!  I think it is incumbent upon him, therefore, to take a photo of every free throw attempt!]

[Has to feel great without the mask.]

[LT & Jess in full defensive attack mode.]

[Amanda C]

[That’s two of the 12 good ones!]

[“Did you hear Kim Kardashian still does not want to come to Minnesota?”]

[“So, I guess all those sighting rumors were false.”]

[That’s 3-for-3!]

[“We have a news bulletin that Kim Kardashian has been seen in the Little Falls exurbs.”]

[Kendra, the keeper of the flame.]

[“If the free throws aren’t dropping, make the ones that cost a buck and quarter.”]

[Dire straits?]

[“All for one, and one for all!”  (I’ll refrain from any further nail polish commentary.)]

[Nice composition, Mr. Photographer.]

[Their center was a lefty.  I don’t think that’s fair either!]

[“We just have to keep turning them over.”]

[Check points are good . . .]

[ . . . they should go in!]

[“We’re good, coach!”]

[Amanda C was player-of-the-game.]

[She’s an imp!]

Two home girls’ hockey games this week – and a request to get on with the Alaska cruise!

About tomobert63

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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