Michigan vs. Johnstown
Saturday December 21st
7 p.m. EST
The Warriors regained possession of second place in the division with a 4-1 win over the Tomahawks on Friday night. The teams combined for 130 penalty minutes, five game ejections, and 28 penalties.
After a scoreless first period, the Warriors got on the board less than three minutes into the second, as Colin Larkin scored a power-play goal at 2:56. Zack Szajner made it a 2-0 game at 10:35, before Larkin scored his second of the game at 15:10. TJ Stuntz extended the lead to four with a power-play goal at 8:06.
Brandon Reinholz got the Tomahawks on the board with his 13th goal of the season at 19:43. Joe Drabin and Shane Cuckovich added assists on the goal.
Dillon Kelley earned the win, stopping 23 of 24 shots. Alex Okicki took the loss, allowing three goals on 19 shots. He was replaced by Jake Moore, who stopped 14 of 15 shots.
The Tomahawks conclude their weekend series against the Warriors on Saturday night at 7 p.m. The teams will meet in Johnstown on Dec. 30 & 31, with game times set for 7 p.m. and 6 p.m.
In the other North division game last night, the Port Huron Fighting Falcons defeated the Soo Eagles 3-2 in a shootout. Bryan Yim and Logan Lambdin each scored to give the Fighting Falcons a 2-0 lead. Soo tied the game, thanks to goals by Mike Sabatini and Scott Cuthrall. In the shootout Vito Aluia and Nick Horne scored to give Port Huron the win.
· Brandon Reinholz has four points (1G-3A) in three games against the Warriors.
· The Tomahawks are 10-3-2 in one goal games.
· Michigan’s Tyler Groat has four goals in the last five games.