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Huge game by Gullickson boosts Alexandria over Breezy Point, 5-2

Behind a great game by AJ Gullickson, who had one goal and three assists, Alexandria defeated Breezy Point, 5-2.

Gullickson beat Wes Paupore with a shot 3:11 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Alexandria. Jack Mellstrom assisted on the tally. Gullickson dished an assist on Aaron Ryback\’s goal that made the score 2-2 at 1:29 into the third period. He then added assists on Tyler Frischmon\’s goal at 6:36 into the third and on Mason Hautala\’s goal at 8:31 into the third.

Alexandria\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Breezy Point power plays. Alexandria forced Breezy Point goalie Paupore to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots.

Alexandria also got a goal from Dawson Ellingsworth as well. In addition, Alexandria received assists from Trent Olson and Caleb Anderson, who contributed one each.

Breezy Point was helped by Tyler Larwood, who tallied one goal. Larwood scored short handed 3:32 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Breezy Point. A too many men call on Adam Lund put Breezy Point on the penalty kill. Nick Blanchette also scored for Breezy Point. More assists for Breezy Point came via Nik Boyer, who had one.

Derrick LaCombe recorded 28 saves for Alexandria. Alexandria incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Wes Paupore made 36 saves for Breezy Point on 41 shots. Breezy Point incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.

Twin City wins tough contest against Breezy Point, 5-3

Twin City and Breezy Point were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Twin City made the most of its opportunities and won, 5-3.

Twin City gained the winning advantage on a goal by Fritz Belisle 48 seconds into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.

Twin City got the win on the strength of a great game by Jay Paul, who had two goals and one assist. Paul scored the first of his two goals at 12:44 into the second period to make the score 4-2 Twin City. Zackary Taylor assisted on the tally. Paul\’s next tally made the score 5-3 Twin City with 11 seconds left in the third period. Jared Erickson picked up the assist.

Twin City managed to stay out of the box better than usual, tallying one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Twin City ended up below its season average of 15.0 penalty minutes per game.

Twin City additionally got points from Joe Costello, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Twin City also got a goal from Yannick Zehnder as well. In addition, Twin City received assists from Ben Hersman, Alex Egle, Tristan Mayer, and Tyler Hoff, who contributed one each.

Breezy Point forced Twin City goalie Gunnar Howg to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.

Breezy Point was helped by Josh Laven, who registered one goal. Laven scored 15:25 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Twin City. Ryan Mezera assisted on the tally. Breezy Point also got points from Tyler Larwood, who also finished with one goal and one assist and Austin Langworthy, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Adam Lund, who had one.

Howg recorded 30 saves for Twin City. Twin City registered one goal on two power play opportunities. Breezy Point\’s Christian Sanzottera stopped 21 shots out of the 25 that he faced. Breezy Point incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors.

North Stars Honor Volunteers of the Community!

North Stars honoring our Volunteers of the Community! North Stars partnered with Community Action of Pequot Lakes to honor these great volunteers of the Community! 2016 Community Action Volunteers of the Year are: Kathy Trees, Carol Hansen, Claire Nagel, Melissa Birch, Karen Bye, Jenna Crawford, Penny Wgeishofski, Verla Shaw, Dr. Ryan Buell, and those who could not make it: Wayne Engstrom, Molly Ring and Cathy Malecha! We appreciate all of you and the years of service to our Community!

Breezy Point falls to Granite City in overtime, 3-2 (OT)

John Suess gave Granite City a 3-2 (OT) victory over Breezy Point when he scored 3:51 into the extra period.

Granite City was led by Suess, who had one goal.

Granite City stifled Breezy Point\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Granite City\’s offense rang up 32 shots on Breezy Point\’s net.

Granite City also had goals scored by Braden Altena and Andrej Jamnicky, who each put in one. In addition, Granite City received assists from Kevin Finley, who had two and Eric Moser, Zack Cole, Chase Di Bari, and Mathew Sprink, who contributed one each.

Breezy Point excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Breezy Point kept Granite City\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Mac Berglove made 30 saves on 32 shots.

Breezy Point was led by Josh Laven, who tallied one goal and one assist. Laven scored 1:25 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Breezy Point. Reise Kieffer provided the assist. Breezy Point also got a goal from Tyler Larwood as well. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Seyia Hayata and Ryan Mezera, who each chipped in one.

Granite City incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Christian Sanzottera rejected 29 shots on goal for Breezy Point. Breezy Point incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.

HECKAMAN CALLED UP TO NAHL'S BROWN BEARS

BREEZY POINT, MN – The Breezy Point North Stars, proud members of the NA3HL announced that defenseman Andrew Heckaman has been called up to the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League.

“Andrew Heckaman is a young hard working defenseman with a huge level of potential,” said North Stars head coach Josh Dallmann.  “He blocks shots, can contribute offensively, and is very smart.  With his size and skating ability he has a very good chance to play at the next level.”

In 32 games this season with the North Stars, the North Dakota native has two goals and five assists from the blue line. Heckaman joins former Breezy Point head coach Jeff Worlton, who was named Brown Bears head coach two weeks ago. 

Alexandria downs Breezy Point in overtime, 3-2 (OT)

Caleb Anderson gave Alexandria a 3-2 (OT) victory over Breezy Point when he scored 2:10 into the extra period.

Alexandria\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Breezy Point power plays. Alexandria kept Breezy Point\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Wes Paupore made 36 saves on 39 shots.

More assists for Alexandria came via Tony Arias and AJ Gullickson, who each chipped in one and Trent Olson and Aaron Ryback, who contributed two each.

Breezy Point forced Alexandria goalie Derrick LaCombe to work between the pipes, taking 33 shots.

Breezy Point was helped by Josh Laven, who finished with one goal. Laven scored 6:39 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Breezy Point. Sean Viti provided the assist. Austin Langworthy also scored for Breezy Point. In addition, Breezy Point received assists from Adam Lund, Kyle Klatt, and Seyia Hayata, who each chipped in one.

Alexandria\’s LaCombe stopped 31 shots out of the 33 that he faced. Alexandria incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Breezy Point incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.