Monday, December 05, 2005

Alpena swept away by Mahoning Valley

Alpena continues to sit in the basement of the NAHL North as the IceDiggers dropped both games over the weekend at Mahoning Valley.

Both losses, however, were by a single goal.

Friday night, Phil Greer made 54 saves in a 5-4 loss. Drew Pierson (pictured), Steve Culbertson, Todd Rudasill and Zach Barron scored for Alpena.

Then the next night, Johnny Morrow stopped 49, but the Phantoms took a 4-3 decision. Alpena captain Nolan Craner and Pierson each had a goal and an assist while Erik Peterson also scored.

The IceDiggers (6-18-3) are tied for the league's worst record with the Helena Bighorns.

Alpena hosts the U.S. National Under-18 Team Friday night at the Northern Lights Arena.

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