TRAVERSE CITY — Alpena’s 2-1 Big North Conference victory Saturday over Traverse City West puts the league’s early race back up in the air.
“We kind of controlled our own destiny,” Titans coach Jeremy Rintala said. “But not really any more.”
The Wildcats scored on a 5-on-3 power play in the second period to take a 2-1 lead.
West (3-5, 2-1 BNC) scored first on a Jake Saxton rebound goal set up by Ty Vadeboncoeur and John Linenger.
Tyler Buchanan started in goal and made 13 saves for West, which returns to action at 6 p.m. Thursday against Saginaw Heritage in the first round of the Scott Miller Memorial Tournament at Centre ICE.
Grosse Pte. South 5
Bay Reps 0
Grosse Pointe South shut out the Bay Reps 5-0 in a non-league game Saturday.
Jay Jones made 13 saves for the Reps (2-4), who return to action Thursday against Plymouth Salem at 6:15 p.m. in the Scott Miller Memorial Tournament at Centre ICE.
TC Hounds 7
Kevin Miloser continued his high-scoring ways. The Brighton native had two goals and three assists to give him 11 points in his first nine game in a Traverse City Hounds inform.
The Hounds routed the Soo 7-1 Saturday to avenge Friday’s overtime loss.
Premsyl Synek, Cam Fisher, Kenny Simmons, Patrick Rogowski and Alex DeVries also had goals for the Hounds, and David Krejcik made 42 saves on 43 shots.
Priante 5-0 for West at Gull Lake
Vincent Priante was Traverse City West’s sole 5-0 wrestler as the Titans competed in the Gull Lake Invitational.
Priante was undefeated while wrestling at both 103 and 112 pounds in the team tourney.
The Titans defeated Benton Harbor 66-12 and dropped matches to Mason County Central, St. Joseph, Paw Paw and Monroe Jefferson.
Caleb Harris (103/112) and Jake Draper (171) were 3-2 for the day fro West, while Tyler Post (119/125), Drew Hammer (135), Zac Provost (160) and James Peck (189/215) each had a pair of victories.