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Boys Hockey Roundup: Willmar Cardinals stopped in first round of the playoffs

No. 8 Fairmont beats No. 9 Willmar 4-1 in Section 3A

FAIRMONT — The Willmar boys hockey team saw its season end with a 4-1 loss to Fairmont on Tuesday night at Martin County Arena.

Fairmont was the eighth seed in Section 3A. Willmar was the ninth seed. Tuesday’s contest was a play-in game.

Fairmont (6-19) faces top-seeded Hutchinson at 7 p.m. Thursday at Burich Arena in the Section 3A quarterfinals.

Willmar finishes 2-23-1.

Statistics were not available when this edition went to press.

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Section 6A
Alexandria 7,
MBA 1

Derek Pesta had two goals and two assists as second-seeded Alexandria skates past seventh-seeded Morris/Benson Area at the Runestone Community Center.

Alexandria led 4-0 after the first period.

Brady Loge scored the Storm’s lone goal at 4:35 of the second period. The Cardinals answered 12 seconds later when Pesta got his second goal of the game.

Alexandria plays No. 3 Little Falls at 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex in the section semifinals. Little Falls beat sixth-seeded Sartell 6-0.

MBA (20-6) 0 1 0 — 1
Alexandria (18-8) 4 2 1 — 7
FIRST PERIOD – (1) A: Joe Westlund (Derek Pesta, Andrew Revering) :17 … (2) A: Caleb Strong (Westlund) 4:34 … (3) A: Pesta (Joe Bigger, Strong) 7:43 … (4) A: Jacob Partington (unassisted) 11:06.
SECOND PERIOD – (5) MBA: Brady Loge (Reece Kuseske) 4:35 ... (6) A: Pesta (Bigger) 4:47 … (7) A: Shane Birkeland (Partington, Brenna Lattimer) 10:49.
THIRD PERIOD – (8) A: Lattimer (Strong, Pesta) 15:20.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Morris/Benson Area: Chase Engebretson 36/43 … Alexandria: Landyn James 16/17

River Lakes 1,
Fergus Falls 0 (OT)

Joel Sowada’s goal at 4:59 of overtime lifted second-seeded River Lakes past third-seeded Fergus Falls in Paynesville.

Sowada scored from the point. Ethan Howard’s shot went wide and was picked up by Griffin Duininck, who fed Sowada with the game-winner.

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River Lakes winner plays top-seeded St. Cloud Cathedral at 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex in the section semifinals. Cathedral, the defending state champion, beat ninth-seeded Prairie Centre, 11-1.

Fergus Falls (11-14-1) 0 0 0 0 — 0
River Lakes (15-10-1) 0 0 0 1 — 1
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring
SECOND PERIOD – No scoring
THIRD PERIOD – No scoring
OVERTIME – (1) Joel Sowada (Griffin Duininck) 4:59.


GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Fergus Falls: N/A … River Lakes: N/A

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