By PATRICK SLACK
The Minnesota Flying Aces junior hockey team weathered a furious Twin City Steel rally to hang on for a 6-4 home win, Sunday.
The Flying Aces scored the opening four goals of the game, but the Steel trimmed that advantage in half heading into the third.
Patrick Kegley added a goal to cushion the Aces’ lead 11:55 into the third, proving to be crucial after Twin City managed to pull within one at 5-4 with 1:48 to go.
The Steel couldn’t come all the way back, though, as Kegley clinched the win with an empty-net goal with 54 seconds remaining.
Mason Wyman, Blake Williams, Alex Yde and Zach Randell also scored goals for the Aces.
Alexandria 5, Flying Aces 1
The Aces scored first, but it was all Alexandria from there in a 5-1 home win for the Blizzard, Friday.
Following a scoreless first period, Yde netted Minnesota’s lone goal 7:55 into the second.
The lead proved to be short-lived, as Alexandria tied the game 36 seconds later, then pulled ahead with two goals 16 seconds apart later in the period.