Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Olsen earns permanent spot with Alpena

Jeff Olsen's temporary run with the Alpena IceDiggers went so well that both sides wanted to make it permanent.

Olsen, an Alpena High senior who started for the Wildcats the past two seasons, will continue playing for the IceDiggers. While he didn't muster any points in the two contests, he did catch the attention of coach-GM Kenny Miller.

"We are very happy to have Jeff join us full time," said Miller. "Jeff played well in the two games in Traverse City and we feel he will help our team in our quest to win the North Division."

Olsen becomes the second Wildcat to earn a roster spot. Olsen's classmate, IceDiggers' center Erik Peterson, is also on the squad.

"Adding another local player is a great thing for the team and the town," Miller noted. "It says a lot about the high school program."

"I am real excited about playing," said Olsen. "Juniors is an amazing level of hockey and I know it will allow me to continue developing my game."

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