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Wildcats come up short; Gaylord clobbers Tawas

ALPENA, MICH. — On Friday, the Alpena Wildcats ice hockey team hosted their 8th Annual Purple Game at Northern Lights Arena. The Wildcats wore their purple jerseys in supporting millions of people who have gone through cancer. It was a back and forth game between Alpena and Traverse City West. However, the Wildcats came up short once again to the Titans, losing 5-3. Tanner Orban found the back of the net twice while Blaise Keller finished with one goal.

With the loss, Alpena (9-12-2) drops to third place in the Big North Conference (6-3 B.N.C.), while Traverse City West (15-8-1) is now in second place (7-3 B.N.C.)

The Wildcats are back in action today. They’ll be squaring off against Midland (7-15) at the Midland Civic Arena. Puck drop is at 5 p.m.

GAYLORD, Mich. — It’s safe to say that Zac Bocker had a rough night in goal. The junior allowed nine goals on Friday in a 9-0 loss to Gaylord. The Braves are currently on a 19-game losing streak.

Not only Tawas got crushed, but the Braves didn’t even play a full hockey game. By rule, if a team is up by more then eight goals after the second period, the game is over. The Blue Devils outshot the Braves winning that department 48-4.

Tawas (2-20) returns to their home ice today, for a meeting with Davison (15-7). Puck drop is at 2 p.m.