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4 months ago by Tom Berriman

Wildcats Hold Off Vikings on Senior Night

ALPENA, MI - Anden Marceau scored just 41 seconds into the second period as Alpena edged past Cadillac, 2-1, on Friday night at Northern Lights Arena.  Friday night was Senior Night as the Wildcats honored seven Seniors in a pre-game ceremony. 

Cadillac took the air out of the arena early when Ian Lilly found the back of the net on the Power Play four minutes into the game.  Senior Hunter Canute then got the momentum back for the Wildcats when he scored his first goal of the season when he tipped home a loose puck with 5:11 to play in the first.  

The Wildcats took the lead quickly in the 2nd period when Marceau scored his 14th goal of the season off a 2-on-1 pass from Tanner Orban.  The game remained 2-1 into the final minute of the game when Cadillac pulled Nathan Moore for the extra attacker and a face-off deep in the Wildcat zone.  After the puck was tied up along the wall the puck squirted loose in front of the Wildcat zone and Cadillac's Carson Carlington found himself all alone.  Carlington's shot was fired wide of Collin Lightfoot as Alpena was able to clear the zone and secure the win.  Lightfoot finished with 17 saves.

Alpena has now won five straight Big North Conference games and seven of their last nine games.  Alpena (8-11-2, 5-2-0 BNC) host Petoskey on Saturday.

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