A Statement Win!

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[On Thursday night, our undefeated Cardinals (5-0-1) were hosting the undefeated Sartell Sabres (7-0) for initial control of the Central Lakes Conference.]

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[Ryan Marciniak (20), Zach Johnson (17), and Mack Strong (16) took to the ice first for the Cardinals . . .]

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[And we were off and flying . . . here with Eli Heckert (27) and Jack Steffl (2), and a far background player to be named later (gotta be Alex Wosopka (8)).]

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[Wosepka chases the puck at the door step.]

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[And now Alec is carrying it out of our zone.]

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[Flying by my luxury box seats . . . the guy has wheels!]

12-18-14-8 - Copy[Cammeran Brown (21) looking to be fed in front from . . . Alec?]

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[GOOOAAAALLLLL!  Cards are on the board early by Steffl.]

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[A “Strong” attack (OK, that was too easy).]

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[Parker Revering (3) on ‘D.’]

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[Strong again.]

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[Marciniak forechecking.]

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[Wosepka with his signature move – just blazing down the right side boards.]

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[And then Ryan scores!  And somewhere in between I missed the goal by Alec?]

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[Cards are in again with Brown on the doorstep.]

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[After further flurries by the Cards, the period ended.  I would guess probably the Cards’ best period of the year.]

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[But the Sabres were 7-0 for a reason.  In the 2nd period, they put the Cards back on our heels, and for the first half of the period the Cards could only clear the zone by icing.  The Sabres were aggressively forechecking and about halfway through closed the margin to 3 – 1.]

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[The Cards started finding their legs again and Christian Canavati (11) delivers a slap shot.]

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[And since the puck appears to be in the net, has to be Mack Strong’s goal to up the lead to 4 – 1.]

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[The period ended 4 – 1, then the puck shoot, then . . .

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[The end of the game.  The Cards added two more goals in the 3rd, with Alec and Ryan each getting their 2nd goals of the game.  Well done, Cards!]

The Cards continued their undefeated season with a 3 – 2 win at nemesis St. Cloud Cathedral last night.  🙂

Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.  ~  Steven Wright

Up next:  Girls’ roundball.

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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