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Wildcats endure first loss of the season

The Wildcats salute their fans following a tough 6-0 loss to Macomb Dakota on Saturday.

ALPENA, MI — Alpena hockey suffered their first loss of the season Saturday afternoon.

A day after defeating Macomb Dakota in overtime, the Wildcats fell to the Cougars 6-0.

Alpena held Macomb scoreless through 1, but began to fall apart in the second. After Matt Thompson was called for boarding, which resulted in a 5 minute major,  the Cougars scored twice. They would score again following a different Alpena penalty seconds after the major expired. By the end of the third period Alpena trailed 4-0.

Macomb Dakota added two more in the third. The game also saw Colby Plowman sent to the showers early following a scrum after the whistle.

The Wildcats have a chance to rebound on Friday when they play in the Gaylord Showcase at noon.