Wednesday, December 27, 2006

IceDiggers ready for Under-17 Swedish squad

The Alpena IceDiggers will play host to the Under-17 Swedish National Team tonight at Northern Lights Arena in an exhibition game. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.

"This will be a great for our players and the fans of Alpena," Alpena head coach Kenny Miller said. "We will get to see where a team like us in the NAHL stacks up against the best 17-year-olds in Sweden."

This will mark the first game action for the IceDiggers since their 6-1 win over Traverse City prior to the holiday break.

Tickets for the event are on sale inside the IceDiggers' office and can also be purchased at the door prior to the opening faceoff. All tickets are $6.00 for the contest. General admission seating will be in place for the exhibition game

Alpena currently sits in second place, eight points behind first place Mahoning Valley in the North Division. The Phantoms have also played four more games than the IceDiggers.

The IceDiggers will return to league play on Saturday when they travel to Traverse City to play the North Stars, then return home on December 31 to play the same North Stars. The New Years Eve game will have a special 6:00 p.m. start.

All fans are encouraged to join the IceDiggers players and coaches at the 19th Hole following the first ever IceDiggers' New Years Eve game for food and fun as well as ringing in the new year.

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