Wednesday, September 21, 2005

IceDiggers sign local talent Olsen

The Alpena IceDiggers have called up Alpena High defensemen Jeff Olsen and he'll be good to go for this weekend.

The move was necessitated by injuries, as well as suspensions resulting from last Sunday's game against the U.S. National Development Team.

"Jeff brings blueline experience and he comes highly recommended from Coach Limback (Alpena High)," said Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller. "It's great when a guy in your own back yard gets a chance to shine. Jeff should have no trouble making the transition from high school to juniors."

Olsen, a senior, played in all 26 Alpena High contests last season where he scored five goals and 12 assists for 17 points. A starter the last two seasons, Olsen often played with IceDiggers' center Erik Peterson on the Wildcat power play and penalty kill units.

Olsen will wear No. 4 in his debut Friday night on the road against the Traverse City North Stars.

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