Tuesday, September 26, 2006

WEEKEND RECAP - Sept. 26, 2006

Last weekend saw the OHL and NAHL seasons start for all the Michigan-based teams and the NOJHL's Soo Indians continue their winning ways.

The Plymouth Whalers lost their season opener, 7-3, Friday night in Sarnia, but rebounded for a 7-6 shootout win Saturday night at home against Erie. Chris Terry, who won three shootouts for the Whalers last season, did it again Saturday.

Saginaw fell to the London Knights Friday night in London, 6-3, and then dropped a 4-3 decision to the Guelph Storm Saturday night at home. The Spirit host the Whalers tomorrow night.

The Alpena IceDiggers posted a weekend sweep over the Marquette Rangers, winning 2-1 Friday night in Alpena and then came back to take a 3-2 win Saturday night in Marquette. Alpena plays a home-and-home with the Traverse City North Stars this weekend, starting Friday in Alpena.

Traverse City suffered a 5-4 shootout loss Friday night to the USA Under-17 Team at home only to hand the U.S. their first loss of the season Saturday night, 5-1. Plymouth draft pick Kevin McCarey scored the shootout winner Friday.

The Indians went to 4-0 with two more weekend wins at Big Bear Arena, beating the defending champion Sudbury Northern Jr. Wolves, 6-5 in overtime, on Saturday before edging the Blind River Beavers, 2-1, on Sunday. Soo plays their first road game when they travel to Manitoulin to play the Islanders Saturday night.

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