Eight of the top Midget BB hockey teams will be vying for the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Midget BB state title this weekend at Northern Lights Arena as games began Friday and continue in round robin play today before the semifinals and finals on Sunday.
The tournament is being hosted by the Alpena Hockey Association.
Alpena is one of eight teams participating in the tournament along with Southgate, St. Clair Shores, Redford, Flint, St. Igance, Ontonagon and Ann Arbor.
In games played on Friday: Southgate defeated St. Igance 4-1; St. Clair Shores beat Flint 4-2; Redford beat Ann Arbor 11-3 and Ontonagon topped Alpena 11-3.
Alpena will play Ann Arbor today at 10:30 and Redford at 5:30.
Alpena finished second in its district behind St. Igance who topped Alpena 8-0 to win the district title.
Michigan Amateur Hockey Association
Midget BB Tournament Schedule
8 a.m. Rink 1
Flint vs. Southgate
8:30 a.m. Rink 2
St. Igance vs. St. Clair Shores
10 a.m. Rink 1
Ontonagon vs. Redford
10:30 a.m. Rink 2
Alpena vs. Ann Arbor
3 p.m. Rink 1
Flint vs. St. Ignace
3:30 p.m. Rink 2
Southgate vs. St. Clair Shores
5 p.m. Rink 1
Ann Arbor vs. Ontonagaon
5:30 p.m. Rink 2
Redford vs. Alpena
9 a.m. Rink 1
1st American vs. 2nd National
9:30 a.m. Rink 2
1st National vs. 2nd American
3:30 p.m. Rink 1
Semifinal winner 1 vs. Semifinal winner 2
Alpena is no stranger to success in the Midget BB Tournament. In 2010, Alpena beat Marquette 3-0 to win the state title in Midland while finishing with a 53-2 record.
Results from the rest of this weekend's tournament games will be available in Monday's edition of the Alpena News.