Tuesday, December 05, 2006

IceDiggers to host Swedish National Team

The Alpena IceDiggers have been selected to host an exhibition game against the Swedish National Under-17 Team on Wednesday, Dec. 27 at Northern Lights Arena at 7 p.m.

"To be able to bring a team like this here to Alpena is going to be very special, not only for our boys, but for all our great fans," said IceDiggers GM-VP of operations Bob Krafft. "It should be a fun and exciting event."

The Swedish National Team will play in the Four Nations Tournament in Ann Arbor between the Christmas and New Year's holiday. Team Sweden will play the USA Under-17 team that the IceDiggers take on in league play. The other two teams competing in the tournament will be Germany and Finland.

"We're really excited for this prestigious opportunity," said IceDiggers head coach Kenny Miller. "This tournament showcases some of the best young players in the world and to be able to host Sweden in our building is a real honor."

The game will mark the first time the IceDiggers have played an international opponent.

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