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Red goalie Jon Mattison watches the puck sail high past the goal. The Willmar Red players are Sawyer Lippert (4) and Tom Chester (7) while Willmar White’s Grant Schow (7) is on the attack during Saturday’s Willmar Alumni Hockey game at the Civic Center’s Cardinal Arena. Photo provided by Stephen Reynolds Foundation.

Hockey: Reynolds game up for grabs


WILLMAR — The second annual Stephen Reynolds Memorial Alumni Hockey Game was up for grabs until the final buzzer at the Cardinal Arena Saturday evening.

Willmar Red held on for the 6-5 win, outshooting the White 32-22.

Each team scored on a penalty shot.

Eleven difference players scored a goal and five goalies took part. Participants numbered 43 going back to the Class of 1983.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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