Tuesday, October 24, 2006

IceDiggers complete sweep of North Stars

The Alpena IceDiggers went into Traverse City looking for a split and came back to Alpena with a weekend sweep after a 6-3 win on Friday and a 4-3 come-from-behind win on Saturday.

Netminder Mike Jarboe (pictured above) collected back-to-back wins making 23 saves on Friday and 29 on Saturday.

Austin Seiple picked up his first Junior A goal on Friday and newcomer Mike DeGrazia scored his first goal in an IceDigger jersey on Saturday.

On Friday, Todd Rudasill, Erik Peterson, Zach Barron, Drew Pierson, captain Nolan Craner and Seiple scored and Craner added a pair of assists.

Jared Mullen, Matt Hughes and Kory Kaunisto scored for the North Stars and Kyle Jendra stopped 25 shots in defeat.

Eric Roman scored the game-winner midway through the third period Saturday with singles coming from Ricardo Yesue, Justin Stadler and DeGrazia. Peterson notched three assists and Stadler added two.

Zach Hitch potted two goals for Traverse City and captain Patrick Nagorsen also tallied. Christopher Heineman picked up two assists and Stefan Shively made 33 saves.

The IceDiggers return to Northern Lights Arena on Friday and Saturday this weekend to play host to the Mahoning Valley Phantoms.

Traverse City hosts the Marquette Rangers this weekend at Centre ICE.

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