Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Alpena adds goaltender Ferraro

The Alpena IceDiggers added goaltender Matt Ferraro today from the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League.

"We felt we needed to bring in a new guy," Alpena coach-GM Kenny Miller said. "Not all of our defensive struggles have not been a result of our goaltending, but we think we can be better in goal and that is why we have added Matt."

The Trail, B.C., native played in 10 games for Cowichan Valley, recording a record of 4-3-0 after starting the season with three straight wins. Prior to playing in the BCHL, the 19-year-old spent three seasons playing Junior B in Canada with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and the Castlegar Rebels in the KIJHL.

Ferraro arrived in Alpena for practice on Tuesday and will travel with the team this weekend to Marquette for a two-game set against the Rangers Friday and Saturday. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. at Lakeview Arena.

"As an organization, we are always trying to make our hockey team better and by adding Matt we think we have done that." added Miller. "We will take a hard look at our goaltending situation and make a decision that is best for the entire club."

Matt's father, Ray, spent 18 years playing in the National Hockey League and his younger bother Landon, 16, is a member of the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League.

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