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Allen Park captures 2nd consecutive Woodhaven New Year Tournament championship PHOTO GALLERY

  • Warriors goaltender Joseph Weise makes a kick save to rob Jags forward Brandon Matelic (19) who slipped past Woodhaven defenseman Andrew Liangos (10). Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Warriors Coach Bryan Sullivan hands the championship trophy to Jags players Devin Basley (3) and Chace McCardle. Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)
  • Allen Park captured the 2017 Woodhaven New Year tournament with a 6-4 victory over the host Warriors in the championship game on Saturday. (MI Prep Zone photo gallery by RYAN DICKEY)

Allen Park got off to a hot start, but had to hang on to capture the 2017 Woodhaven New Year Tournament championship against the host Warriors at the Brownstown Sports Center on Saturday.

The defending tournament champions repeated with a 6-4 victory over Woodhaven, but they saw a five-goal lead dwindle down to a two-goal lead late in the game.

Paced by three first period goals, the Jags (11-1-1 overall) poured 15 shots at Woodhaven starting goaltender Joseph Weise, who made some quality saves to keep the Jags from scoring more than three times.

Danny Metropoulos, Brandon Matelic and Devin Beasley lit the lamp in the first period for Allen Park.

Conversely, Woodhaven (6-7 overall) could only get six shots on net at Jags goaltender Jarod Potasnik.

Just 3:14 into the second period, Dylan Alchin scored an unassisted goal on a great individual effort to put Allen Park up 4-0, and it seemed like the rout was on.

But Dylan Gajewski beat Potasnik after receiving the puck from teammate Daniel Bennett to cut into the lead, making the score 4-1 in favor of the Jags.

The fate of the game may have been sealed near the end of the second period, as Woodhaven took two late penalties, one with 1:38 left on the clock, and one after the horn sounded to end the period.

Allen Park started the third period with a 5-on-3 advantage, and Chace McCardle beat Woodhaven goaltender Jason Kornoejle, who came in midway through the second period to replace Weise.

Joey Cullinan and Matelic assisted on the McCardle power-play goal which was scored exactly as the first Woodhaven penalty expired, meaning both teams would play 5-on-5 starting with the center ice faceoff.

McCardle scored his second goal of the game past the midway point of the third period from Cullinan and Metropoulos to give the Jags a 6-1 lead.

The Warriors knew no quit, and went on to score three unanswered goals.

Joel Alexander, Brandon Wylie, and Zach Robinson scored for Woodhaven to cut the deficit to 6-4, but could not net another one after Robinson’s power-play tally with twenty six seconds left to play.

Potasnik made 17 saves on a total of 21 shots faced.

Weise also made 17 saves on 21 shots before turning over goaltending duties to Kornoejle, who stopped 17 of the 19 shots he saw.

Robinson and Alexander each had a goal and assist in the loss.

McCardle added an assist to go with his two goals, Metropoulos registered a goal and two assists, and Cullinan picked up three helpers to lead Allen Park.

“The kids showed a little bit of fire. They didn’t quit. They kept coming back,” said Woodhaven Coach Bryan Sullivan. “They played the full 51 minutes--a couple bounces and we’re right where we need to be.”

“When I was playing, I was a player when Bryan (Sullivan) was coaching. He’s a legendary hall of fame coach and it’s awesome that I get to coach against him,” said Allen Park Coach John Brithinee.

“Coming into the first period, I think we set the tone,” explained Brithinee.

Both teams hit the road for their upcoming games on Wednesday, as Allen Park will visit Grosse Pointe University Liggett, and Woodhaven will play at Dearborn Unified.

New Boston Huron-Belleville shut out Monroe St. Mary Central Catholic 5-0 in the consolation game preceding the championship game on Saturday.

Andrew Miller finished with two goals and two assists for the Chiefs, who improved to 9-3-1 for the season.

Huron scored four times in the first two periods, with the first two goals coming from Miller.

His first goal was scored on the power play and was assisted by Zac Murray and Connor Mann. The senior's second goal was assisted by Giovanni Buscemi.

Griffin DeMeerleer and Buscemi also lit the lamp within the first 17 minutes. Buscemi was assisted by Miller and goaltender Ryan Mann.

Joey Comilla capped off the scoring, in the second period, assisted by Miller.

In goal, Mann turned away all 17 shots he faced.

The Chiefs were scheduled to be back at Brownstown Sports Center on Jan. 10 to host Allen Park Cabrini.

Last Updated: 1/8/2017 7:43:33 AM EST