Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Alpena opens preseason against TC

The Alpena IceDiggers will open their exhibition season this Saturday night at Northern Lights Arena when they play host to in-state rival Traverse City. Face-off is set for 7:00 p.m. This will be the only exhibition game the IceDiggers will play at NLA.

Season ticket holders will be admitted for free. General admission tickets will be on sale one hour prior to the game and can be purchased for only $5.

The IceDiggers opened with their first practice on Tuesday and head coach Kenny Miller was impressed with his guys.

"I was really glad to see the boys come to training camp in good shape and ready to go," said Miller. "The game on Saturday will give me a chance to see them in a game situation and I am looking forward to it."

The players will continue their on- and off-ice training the rest of the week as they prepare for the upcoming game this weekend.

"By the end of the week they will be ready to play against someone other than their teammates," added Miller. "We still have a few decisions to make before we head off to the Showcase and this game will be a good test for some of the guys that have not played at the NAHL level."

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