Planet Ice Gameday Preview: December 31, 2013

                The Tomahawks look to extend their lead over the Michigan Warriors, while closing out 2013 with a win tonight at 6 p.m. 

                On Monday night, Tyler Basham and Jordan Watt each scored shootout goals, as the Tomahawks picked up the 3-2 win over the Michigan Warriors

                The Tomahawks struck first, as Tyler Basham scored a power-play goal on a shot that made it past the glove side of Trevor Gorsuch at 17:37 of the first period.

                Matthew Meier extended the Tomahawks lead, taking a Shane Bednard pass and firing it past Gorsuch at 10:38 of the third period. The goal was Meier’s first since Nov. 22 against Port Huron.

                It appeared the Tomahawks would finish off the shutout win, but Michigan’s Tyler Groat and Jon Farkas scored extra-attacker goals in the final minute of regulation, sending the game into overtime and the eventual shootout. The Tomahawks won in the shootout, thanks to goals from Tyler Basham and Jordan Watt.

                Jake Moore earned his second straight win, stopping 37 of 39 shots and all four shots he faced in the shootout. Gorsuch took the loss, stopping 39 of 41 shots and two of the four shots in the shootout. Both teams scored on the power play, with the Tomahawks going 1-for-5 and the Warriors going 1-for-6.

                Following tonight's game, the Tomahawks travel to Soo this weekend for a three-game series.