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Boys hockey: Alexandria shuts out River Lakes

River Lakes’ Nick Bergeson, middle, takes a stick across the chest from Alexandria goalie Ben Allen as Bergeson, Allen and the Cardinals’ Alec Wosepka, back, chase a loose puck in the first period of a Central Lakes Conference game Tuesday in Paynesville.

PAYNESVILLE — After a scoreless first period, Alexandria’s Tom Schmidt scored the hat trick and Ryan Marciniak and Patrick Leary both found the net to lead Alexandria to a 5-0 Central Lakes Conference win over River Lakes on Tuesday.

Alexandria’s Ben Allen made 28 stops to record the shut out.

River Lakes goalie Charlie Skluzacek stopped 41 shots.

Alexandria improved to 5-1-1 in the league and 6-5-1 overall while the Stars dropped to 2-5 in the conference and 5-8 overall.

Alexandria 5, River Lakes 0

Alexandria (5-1-1 7-5-1)    0  2  3 — 5

River Lakes (2-5 5-8)    0  0  0 — 0

FIRST PERIOD – No scoring

SECOND PERIOD – A: Tom Schmidt (Andrew Rentschler) 0:18 … A: Ryan Marciniak (Patrick Leary, Logan Hochsprung) 7:18

THIRD PERIOD – A: Schmidt (Jack Wensman, Alec Wosepka) 0:22 … A: Leary (Marciniak, Aaron Steidl) 2:30 pp … A: Schmidt (Matt Resch, Wensman) 9:42

GOALIE SAVES – Alexandria: Ben Allen 28 … River Lakes: Charlie Skluzacek 41