The Albert Lea Boys Hockey team scored in the first period, and that held up, as the Tigers won their opener on Tuesday night 1-0 over Rochester Lourdes. Junior Spencer Van Beek scored at the 10:02 mark of the first period, assisted by Senior Max Edwin to make it 1-0. Rochester Lourdes Junior Goaltender, Xander Carter Kleven kept the Eagles in the game, making 33 saves. Albert Lea would draw a major penalty with 3:15 to go in regulation. The Eagles would skate 5 on 4, and eventually pull the goaltender in the final minute to skate 6 on 4, but could not tie the game up. Senior Goaltender Dakota Jahnke made 20 saves and recorded the shutout to pick up the win in net.
Albert Lea is 1-0 and will head up North for a pair of games this weekend, traveling to Hibbing on Friday night to face Hibbing Chisholm and Saturday afternoon in Eveleth to face Rock Ridge