Saturday, September 16, 2006

All three Michigan NAHL teams lose Friday

It wasn't a good day in Blaine, Minn., Friday for the three Michigan teams at the NAHL Showcase. All three teams suffered defeats heading into today's final day of competition.

The Alpena IceDiggers lost, 5-1, to the three-time defending national champion Texas Tornado. Todd Rudasill scored Alpena's lone goal and Shawn Hunwick took the loss in net making 32 saves. Alpena plays the St. Louis Bandits today at 3:30 p.m.

Traverse City fell to the Santa Fe Roadrunners, 4-3. Jameson Raymond, Brett Englebright and Kory Kaunisto tallied for the North Stars. Goaltender Ryan Donovan stopped 24 shots. Traverse City battles the Wichita Falls Wildcats at 9:00 a.m.

The Alaska Avalanche dropped the Marquette Rangers by an 8-5 margin. Brodie Zuk had two goals and an assist and Nic Weight added two goals. Iiro Junnila scored the other. Matt Brooker allowed all eight goals and took the loss, but still made 22 saves. The Rangers tangle with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs tonight at 6:00 p.m.

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