Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Alpena acquires goalie from St. Louis

The Alpena IceDiggers acquired goaltender Mike Jarboe from the St. Louis Bandits yesterday.

The Grosse Pointe native is in his second season in the NAHL, having played last year for the now-defunct Bozeman IceDogs where he complied a 15-4-0 record with two shutouts.

Jarboe started this season with the Bandits where he went 1-0 with a 31-save win over the North Iowa Outlaws.

Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller feels that with Jarboe and Shawn Hunwick, both goalies can step in and give the team a chance to win every night.

"Shawn has been great so far and now with Mike, we should have one of the best one-two combos in the league," said Miller.

With adding Jarboe, the IceDiggers had to make room by releasing rookie netminder Brandon Stephenson.

"It was a tough decision, but when you get a chance to add a guy like Mike you have to do what is best for the entire team," Miller noted. "Brandon is a great kid who will turn out to be a good goalie in this league, but I felt we had to get a guy that can step in right now and play."

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