Wednesday, March 22, 2006

IceDiggers' season ends this weekend

As the Alpena IceDiggers' inaugural season comes to an end, the IceDiggers organization will be holding a special recognition ceremony on Sunday at the Fletcher Street Brewery. All season ticket holders, housing parents, volunteers and players have received invitations to attend the ceremony that is to take place following the final game of the 2005-06 season between the IceDiggers and the Traverse City North Stars.

The public is encouraged to attend and there will be a $10 charge at the door. The price of admission includes the awards ceremony as well as beverages provided by Fletcher Street Brewery and pizza from JJ's Steak and Pizza House. WBKB's sports director Mark Kunz will be the master of ceremonies for the event.

Another exciting moment to the final game of the season is the acknowledgement of the housing families who opened their homes and their hearts to the IceDiggers players all season long. This will take place at Sunday's game during the first intermission.

"It's the time of year where we want to show appreciation to everyone that helped us out this season," Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller said. "From the volunteers to all the families who supported these guys all season long, we are happy to be able to let them know how much they are appreciated. I would like to personally thank everyone that made IceDiggers hockey an enjoyable experience for both the players and the coaching staff this season."

The Diggers are in action Friday and Saturday at Centre Ice in Traverse City, with both games starting at 7:30 p.m., and will close the season Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena.

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