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Marceau, Wildcats blank Vikings

CADILLAC, Mich. — Once again, the Alpena Wildcats ice hockey team picked up another road win. They took care of business at the Wexford Civic Center beating Cadillac (5-14) 5-0. With the victory, the Wildcats are now on a four-game winning streak.

A few minutes into regulation, the Wildcats got off to a hot start. Mitchell Agius was able to keep the puck in the Vikings zone and fired a shot past goaltender Dylan Quartz for his first goal of the season.

It looked like the Vikings would tie it up at one apiece with the extra man advantage. However, Anden Marceau had other plans. In the middle of the first period, the Vikings were resetting their special teams and the freshman steals the puck and converts for the short-handed goal. That would give Alpena a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

Alpena continued to dominate throughout the remainder of the contest. They were able to tack on three more goals to capture their seventh win of the season. One of the three goals came from Marceau. The freshman finished with six goals on the weekend, including the four goals in the victory over Petoskey (5-11) last Friday.

“It’s fantastic,” said goaltender Collin Lightfoot. “It feels great to win a couple games on the road and we’re rolling.”

Alpena (7-10-1) will be in Cheboygan on Feb. 1, for a meeting with the Chiefs. Puck drop is at 2 p.m.