Tuesday, March 07, 2006

IceDiggers' 'Tip the Team' a success

19th Hole owner Bill Peterson, IceDiggers director of marketing Michelle McEwen and IceDiggers captain Nolan Craner present a scholarship check to AHA board members Pete Cross and Matt Waligora last Sunday

Last Thursday, the Alpena IceDiggers participated in the first Annual "Tip-The-Team" Night at the 19th Hole in Alpena to benefit the Alpena Hockey Association (AHA) and their youth hockey program.

All "tips" that were received by the IceDiggers, as well as the 19th Hole wait staff, were donated to the AHA for use in scholarships for the youth hockey program.

"What a fun night it was," Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller stated. "The guys enjoyed themselves and it truly feels good that we are going to be able to give some of the Alpena youth a chance to participate in the hockey program in the fall."

With the Diggers donating their tips, 19th Hole owner Bill Peterson also donated 10 percent of the evenings proceeds to the scholarship fund as well. A check for $664.88 was presented to AHA president Matt Waligora and vice president Pete Cross by Peterson, IceDiggers' captain Nolan Craner and IceDiggers' director of marketing Michelle McEwen at last Sunday's game versus Traverse City. The afternoon proved to be successful for all of Alpena hockey as the IceDiggers were victorious in a 4-2 win over the North Stars.

The IceDiggers return to Northern Lights Arena this Friday and Saturday night when they host the U.S. Under-17 team at 7:00 p.m. both nights.

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