Old Abes take care of business in 9-0 shellacking of Icemen

Feb. 13—Scoring five goals in the first period, the winner of the Memorial versus Northwest Icemen regional hockey game was never really in doubt.

By the end of the game, the Old Abes had scored four more goals en route to a 9-0 shellacking of the Icemen at the Hobbs Ice Arena Tuesday night.

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