Wednesday, October 03, 2007

IceDiggers back home this weekend

After two weeks of the regular season in the books, there is a logjam in the North Division standings and the Alpena IceDiggers hold a record of 3-2-1 with three important games this weekend, all on home ice.

On Friday, Alpena will play host to the Marquette Rangers before last season's conference champion Mahoning Valley Phantoms come calling for contests on Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday's games start at 7:00 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. face-off on Sunday.

The IceDiggers know in order to keep pace with the rest of the division, they will have to be ready to play this weekend.

"With three games on the schedule, we will have to be better than we were last week in order to have success," said head coach Kenny Miller.

Last week, the IceDiggers picked up three out of a possible four points against Traverse City and with six points on the line this weekend, it is important for the IceDiggers to earn as many points as possible.

"This division is going to be a dogfight all year long," added Miller

Veterans Erik Peterson and Russ Anderson continue to lead the Diggers in points with rookie Jon Puskar right behind them.

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