Alpena Hockey Prepares for MIHL Showcase
ALPENA, MI- It is the weekend that many Michigan hockey teams circle when the schedule is released. 25 of the top teams from Michigan and Ohio will gather in Trenton for the MIHL showcase.
Alpena comes into the weekend ranked 4th in the state and riding a 14 game win streak. They have shifted from being a mystery to those around the state to one of the states elite. This coming after their 2-0 performance in the North/ South showcase, where they defeated Flint Powers and Saginaw Heritage.
The Wildcats will be apart of the Friday night session in which 5 of the top 7 teams in the state will be playing. The 5:30 game against host Trenton is expected to be the most attended game of the entire weekend. The game will follow the top two teams in the state. Detroit Catholic Central and Houghton play at 3:30.
The rankings and the attention have not changed the Alpena mindset. “We don’t treat it any differently, we have worked really hard to get to where we are” said defenseman Trent Fraser.
His partner on the blue line, Jack Steinke had plenty to say about the road trip. ” Hockey is one of the most fun things you can do, it is possibly the last road trip of the season we just want to have fun, win a couple games and do great things.”
The Friday game will be streamed live by state champs Michigan, so those who can not make the trip will have a chance to tune in. WBKB will be in Trenton all weekend and will have highlights Friday and Saturday night.