TRENTON, MI- Losing a long winning streak can lead you down one of two paths. The preferred path is using it as added motivation to make sure it does not happen again. The feared path is that one loss can lead to another, especially with just 12 hours between games. Ben Henry was more than pleased with the path his Wildcats chose.
After falling 2-1 in a shootout on Friday night against Trenton, the Alpena hockey team responded with a 7-2 win over University Leggitt. A game that the Wildcats dominated from puck drop.
Alpena scored the lone goal of the first period as Anden Marceau got the Wildcats on the board. The senior captain would also score twice in the second period giving Alpena a 3-0 lead and giving Marceau his fourth hat trick of the year. Alpena would score twice more in the second as Harrison Kaszubowski and Brody Thompson each lit the lamp. Alpena led 5-0 after two periods.
The third period saw a less intense Alpena team as the outcome was no longer in doubt. They team ended the weekend with a 7-2 win to improve to 19-3.
“Good bounce back game, played well in the first period and really well in the second period. We played fast and we were physical” said Henry.
Alpena now has three Big North Conference games to wrap up the season. They host Traverse City West on February 10 at Northern Lights Arena