Sunday, June 26, 2005

IceDiggers to host late August showcase

The Alpena IceDiggers are hosting an exciting showcase of hockey August 26-28 at the Northern Lights Arena.

The showcase is featuring five teams including NAHL North Division rival Traverse City North Stars and Central States Hockey League members Toledo Cherokee, Grand Rapids Jr. Owls and Motor City Chiefs. The IceDiggers, Cherokee, Chiefs and Owls will each play three games over the course of the weekend, while the North Stars will play in two.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 26, 2005 4:00pm-7:00pm Traverse City v. Grand Rapids
Friday, August 26, 2005 7:00pm-10:00pm Alpena v. Motor City

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:00am-12:00pm Toledo v. Traverse City
Saturday, August 27, 2005 4:00pm-7:00pm Motor City v. Grand Rapids
Saturday, August 27, 2005 7:00pm-10:00pm Alpena v. Toledo

Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:00am-1:00pm Toledo v. Motor City
Sunday, August 28, 2005 1:00pm-4:00pm Alpena v. Grand Rapids

“We are looking forward to this big weekend of hockey action. It will be our first look at the team in a game situation," Alpena head coach and general manager Ken Miller stated. “The teams we have coming in from the CSHL are very competitive at the Junior B level; it should be great hockey for the fans of Alpena.”

Fans are encouraged to come and follow the action. Admission is $3 per person or $15.00 for a weekend pass good for all seven games. For ticket information please contact the Northern Lights Arena at (989) 356-1878.

These will be the only pre-season games the IceDiggers will play before regular season action begins the second weekend in September.

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