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DL Girls Hockey - Cardinals use decisive 3rd period in victory over Lakers

The rematch of the 2012 Section 8-1A championship was held Saturday, but this time the pendulum of victory swung to the Alexandria girls' hockey team.

The Cardinals downed the Detroit Lakes Lakers 6-2 inside Kent Freeman Arena, after the two teams played to a 2-2 tie after the second period.

But the third was all Cardinals, as they clicked off four unanswered goals on DL goalie Veronica Badurek.

Alexandria bolted out to a 2-0 lead after a scoreless first period, with goals by Shelby Iverson and McKenzie Revering on a power play series.

But the Lakers showed their resilience by tying the score on Emily Seebold's power play tally and Callie Johnson's unassisted effort.

Johnson and Emily Payne each assisted on Seebold's goal.

But the Cardinals came out rolling in the third, with a goal 1:01 into the period off of Madi Houska's stick.

After that, Taylor Ellingson, Iverson and Melissa Drown (power play) found the back of the net to secure the 6-2 victory.

Bailey Serum picked up the win in net for Alexandria (9-5-2), while the team went 2-5 on power plays and DL 1-3.

Laker results

Alexandria at Detroit Lakes, Saturday, Jan. 5.

Cardinals 0 2 4 - 6

Lakers 0 2 0 - 2

1st Period -- Scoring: None. Penalties: Payne, DL (Checking, Minor, 2 min) 13:47. Goalie Changes: None.

2nd Period -- Scoring: ALEX - Iverson Goal 1:45; ALEX - Revering Goal (PP) (Herd, Iverson) 6:14; DL - Seebold Goal (PP) (Johnson, Payne) 11:59; DL - Johnson Goal 16:33. Penalties: Payne, DL (High-Sticking, Minor, 2 min) 3:06; Niska, ALEX (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 5:55; Ellingson, ALEX (Head Contact, Major, 5 min) 7:48; Wheeler, DL (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 11:25; Johnson, DL (Cross-Checking, Minor, 2 min) 14:32. Goalie Changes: None.

3rd Period -- Scoring: ALEX - Houska Goal (Niska, Ellingson) 1:01; ALEX - Ellingson Goal (Houska, Drown) 5:58; ALEX - Iverson Goal (Niska) 11:17; ALEX - Drown Goal (PP) (Houska, Bartels) 16:58. Penalties: Rhodes, DL (Tripping, Minor, 2 min) 1:15; Niska, ALEX (Hooking, Minor, 2 min) 10:52. Goalie Changes: None.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.