Cardinals – 4, Little Falls – 0

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[Told ya!  And the Flyers were just coming off a 3 – 0 win over perennial section power St. Cloud Cathedral.]

A little video action below to whet your appetite.  The best part about high school sports – not one break for a TV time-out!  🙂

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[And a shout out to the JV for another nice game.]

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[Later in the first period (remember we started on video), Mr. Wosepka (8) is at work.]

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[And here we have Lukas Bigger (34) and Chase Nielson (10) trying to make life miserable for the Flyers.]

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[Cammeran Brown (21) . . . and interesting way he spells his name, B-R-O-W-N?  😉  ]

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[Let the mayhem begin!!!]

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[Mack Strong (16) zeroes in on a Flyer – just don’t nail him from behind into the boards!]

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[Though the Cards held a 15 – 5 shots advantage, the first period was a scoreless draw. Then the Cards-of-the-future took to the ice!]

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[Then the kids got to go off with a fist bump from the varsity.  Had to be a real treat for them.]

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[The Voice heard squatters had moved in during the previous game so he decided to reclaim his perch.]

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[GOOOAAAAALLLLL!  Ryan Marciniak (20) scored a little over a minute into the 2nd period on assists from Strong and Zach Johnson (17).]

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[Chris Leary (18), Micah Christenson (39), and Brown (21) move in.]

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[Keeping the pressure on . . . ]

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[GOOAAAALLLL, Wosepka scored a little over a minute later to put the Cards up 2 – 0.]

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[Strong’s 2nd game back from injury and making his presence felt.]

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[Two Flyers make a Cardinal sandwich?]

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[And Marciniak carries behind the goal.]

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[Parker Revering oversees a face-off in the Flyer zone.]

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[GOOOOAAAALLLL!  Johnson from Strong and Marciniak, the celebration again at a hard angle for the staff photographer . . . ]

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[But got them on the skate to the bench.]

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[End of two periods, we’re looking strong.]

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[The between 2nd and 3rd period puck shoot.  As I reported at the time on FB:  The Cardinal Puck Shoot had not had a winner all year . . . until last night. This young man stepped up and put it right down the middle through the $100 slot! He seemed nonplussed about the whole thing. But we laughed when a whole gaggle of young ladies greeted him happily as he came off the ice . . . pizza at The Depot, on him?   The video I shot in 2010 – just including it so you can get an idea about what it’s all about.]

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[In the 3rd period, play was disjointed throughout – the Cardinals took 4 penalties (why?), the Flyers took 2, so no rhythm was ever established.  Leary scored the final goal late in the game on assists from Wyatt Wittenburg (9) and Bigger.  Then everybody went to congratulate Christian Reimers (31) for pitching a shut out.]

If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you’ve never tried before.  ~  Steven Wright

Up next:  M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A, Minnesota, Minnesota, Goooooo, GOPHERS!

About tomobert63

The Journey Begins Thanks for joining me! This is the follow-up to the original, “alexandriacardinals.wordpress.com,” which overwhelmed the system’s ability to handle it any more. Thus, this is “Part 2.” As the original was initially described: 10-26-07-4 “It all began in a 5,000 watt radio station in Fresno, California” . . . wait a minute, that was Ted Baxter on the Mary Tyler Moore Show! Let’s see . . . oh yeah, it all began in 2003 when retirees, i.e., old people, in Alexandria, Minnesota, who had no desire to become snow birds, went looking for mid-winter entertainment here in the frozen tundra of West Central Minnesota. We discovered girls’ high school hockey, fell in love immediately, and it remains our favorite spectator sport to this day. Initially, and for several years, reports on these games were e-mailed to those who were actually snowbirds but wanted to keep abreast of things “back home.” It was ultimately decided a blog would be more efficient, and it evolved into a personal diary of many things that attracts tens of readers on occasion. It remains a source of personal mental therapy and has yet to elicit any lawsuits. ~ The Editor, May 9, 2014 p.s. The photo border around the blog is the Cardinal girls’ hockey team after just beating Breck for the state championship in 2008. It’s of the all-tournament team. The visible Breck player on the left is Milica McMillen, then an 8th-grader – she is now an All-American for the Gophers. The Roseau player in the stocking cap I believe is Mary Loken, who went on to play for UND; and the Cardinal player on the right, No. 3, is Abby Williams, the player we blame most for making us girls’ hockey fans who went on to play for Bemidji State. *********************************************************************************** Photos contained herein are available for personal use. All you have to do is double click on any of the photos and they will become full screen size. You can then save them into your personal “My Pictures” file. They make lovely parting or hostess gifts, or holiday gifts for such as Uncle Ernie who wants to see how his grand niece is doing on the hockey team. If any are sold for personal profit, however, to, for example, the Audubon Society, National Geographic, Sven’s Home Workshop Monthly, Curling By The Numbers, or the World Wrestling Federation, I only request that you make a donation to the charitable organization of your choice. You have two hours and fifteen minutes. Pencils ready? Begin! **********************************************************************************
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