The #7 Alpena Flyers Nearly Upset the #2 Traverse City Hounds In Game 1
February 27, 2016
Alpena Forward Jared Kwiatkowski Logs Hat Trick in 4-5 OT Loss
The Alpena Flyers nearly pulled off the upset in Game 1 of the first round of the USPHL Midwest Eastern Conference Playoffs, losing to Traverse City after a power play goal from Cam Givens at 19:06 in overtime secured the win for the Hounds.
Alpena Forward Jared Kwiatkowski got the Flyers out to an early lead, finding the back of the net at 1:31 in the first period. Two more goals from Kwiatkowski in the second period had Alpena leading 3-1 going into the third. The hat trick is the second on the season for Kwiatkowski. The Hounds Cam Fisher would earn a hat trick of his own as Traverse City tied things up in the third to force overtime. In spite of a short bench and being outshot 53-26, the Flyers found the net on over 15% of their shots.
Game two tonight at the Centre Ice Arena