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Tribune photo by Rand Middleton A Willmar rush in the first period forces Alexandria goalie Sam Goetsch to deflect a shot on Thursday in Willmar, as Willmar’s Evan VanDenEinde looks for a rebound but the puck is controlled by Parker Revering (3) as defenseman Aaron Steidl, left, closes in.

Boys hockey: Alexandria hands Willmar first loss


WILLMAR — The game was even through two periods and into the 13th minute of the final frame when Brady Bast score for Alexandia which clung to the lead for the final 4 minutes and 20 seconds to claim a 3-2 victory over Willmar in Central Lakes boys hockey on Thurday.

Bast scored down low out of a scramble at the 12:40 mark of the third.

Shots were even for the game at 25 each, but Willmar was unable to take advantage of a six to one advantage in the power play.

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