Marceau’s late goal lifts Alpena to regional final
ALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Wildcats ice hockey team didn’t have the success they wanted in the regular season, finishing with a 3-11-1 record. However, every high school hockey team across the state of Michigan starts with a 0-0 record in the postseason.
In Thursday’s regional semifinal game against Sault Ste. Marie, it looked like the game was heading into overtime. Instead, Anden Marceau made sure the game would end in regulation. With 48.9 seconds left in the third period, Anden Marceau fired a shot in the slot that went behind goaltender Tristan Foregrave for the game-winner, giving the Wildcats a 3-2 victory over the Blue Devils.
“When you give Anden Marceau a chance to score in the slot, he’s going to score,” said Wildcats head coach Chris Limback.
Marceau led Alpena in scoring with two goals, while Cam Young chipped in with one goal. Aaron Kogan was the spotlight for the Blue Devils as he scored both goals in the game.
For head coach Chris Limback, he really liked what he saw on the ice from his team. “I thought our forecheck was great,” said Limback. “We jumped out early and I thought we skated very well. That’s all we need to do to have success. We just have to bear down a little bit. We gave them a couple free ones on their two goals.”
The Wildcats will battle Gaylord this Saturday for the Region 18 title. Puck drop is at 5 p.m.