(Picture from Albert Lea Hockey twitter page)
The 3rd Seed Albert Lea Boys Hockey team fell one win short of their first visit to the state tournament since 2007, as the 4th seed New Prague edged Albert Lea 5-2 in the Section 1A Final.
Albert Lea trailed 2-0 after 1, but tied things up in the 2nd on two goals 1:22 a part, the first by Tim Chalmers assisted by Joseph Yoon and the 2nd by Yoon.
New Prague would answer with a goal at the 8:35 mark to take a 3-2 lead. New Prague would add 2 goals in the 3rd including an empty netter. Albert Lea finishes the season with a 19-9 record