Pointstreak- The Michigan Warriors gutted out a close 4-2 win against the Springfield Jr. Blues.
Michigan gained the winning advantage on a goal by Jake Hopfner 10:29 into the second period and hung on until final buzzer.
The Warriors were led by Colin Larkin, who finished with one goal. Larkin scored on the power play 16:32 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Michigan. Michigan had gotten the advantage when Springfield's Alex Baskakov was sent off for fighting. Jake Faiella assisted on the tally.
The Warriors' offense was clicking better than usual and put 37 shots on goal during the game, better than the 27.0 shots per game they average.
Michigan also got a goal from Zack Szajner as well. Other players who recorded assists for Michigan were Mitchell Wedding and Martin Gruse, who contributed one a piece.
The Jr. Blues forced Michigan goalie Trevor Gorsuch to work between the pipes, taking 51 shots.
Springfield was led by Parker Johnson, who finished with one goal and one assist. Johnson scored 22 seconds into the second period to make the score 1-1. Ryan Atkinson provided the assist. Jeff McFarland also scored for Springfield. In addition, Springfield received assists from Austin Ho, who had one.
Gorsuch recorded 49 saves for the Warriors. Michigan totaled 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 1-for-4 on the power play. The Jr. Blues' Matt Leon stopped 33 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Springfield totaled 16 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 1-for-4 on the power play.
Pointstreak- Trevor Gorsuch made 32 saves to complete the shutout and led the Michigan Warriors to a 3-0 win against the Springfield Jr. Blues.
Michigan was led by Joshua Shellman, who finished with one goal. Shellman scored on the power play 19:26 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Michigan. The Warriors had gotten the advantage when Springfield's Jack Sloan was sent off for hooking. AJ Marcinek picked up the assist.
Michigan put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Jr. Blues to score on any of their five power plays. The Warriors average 27.4 shots on goal per game, but only sent 16 pucks on net against Springfield. Michigan's defensive play was more effective than usual against the Jr. Blues. The Warriors average 3.0 goals allowed per game.
Michigan also got a goal from Zack Szajner as well. More assists for Michigan came via Jake Faiella, Connor Lyons, Darren McCormick, and Brock Labelle, who contributed one a piece.
Springfield did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Jr. Blues put an average of 2.5 pucks into the net per game. Springfield forced Michigan goalie Gorsuch to work between the pipes, taking 32 shots.
The Jr. Blues were led by Davis Dekorte, who took four shots.
The Warriors totaled 17 minutes in penalty time with six minors and one major and went 1-for-2 on the power play. Ryan Kellenberger recorded 13 saves for Springfield. The Jr. Blues ended with 11 minutes in penalty time with three minors and one major.