The first place Marquette Royales swept their nearest challengers, the Illiana Blackbirds, this weekend.
They started Friday with a 7 to 3 win.
Goaltender Nate Eminger made 31 saves in the effort.
In game two on Saturday the Royales jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the midddle of the second period.
That helped the Royales to cruise to a 6 to 1 win.
Robbie Gervino had two goals.
On Sunday the Royales completed the sweep with a 6 to 3 win.
Drew Jarvis got two goals.
Jeff Salsbrunn and Lane King finished the weekend with an incredible 7 assists each!
The wins increased the Royale’s first place lead to seven points.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports