Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
Game Summaries & Headlines.
GAYLORD, MI - The Alpena Hockey team advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals with a 4-0 victory over Sault Ste Marie on Tuesday night. Cooper Black kept the game scoreless in the early going as the Blue Devils put pressure in the Alpena defensive zone off the opening face-off. The Wildcats on the board midway through the period when Owen Limback forced a Blue Devil turnover that Kyle VanDusen converted into the eventual game-winning tally. Colby Plowman extended the lead to two when he outraced and outmuscled the Blue Devils to a loose puck and cut in alone on Sault goalie Logan Raffaele, beating him short side. VanDusen recorded his second of the game in the 2nd period on the Power Play thanks to crisp passing from Limback and Plowman. Late in the 2nd period the Blue Devils had an opportunity to get back into the game when Charlie Halleck was assessed a major penalty for Boarding. The Wildcats were able to kill the penalty off thanks to the strong play of Black and Limback. Anthony Berg finished the scoring for Alpena in the third when he wiffed on a one-time shot but recovered to send a wrist shot on net that handcuffed Raffaele. Cooper Black played all but the final 3:13 of the game, stopping all 27 shots he faced. The Wildcats (21-4-1) will advance to face BNC rival Gaylord in the Regional Semi-Finals on Thursday night at 8pm.