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HOCKEY: Woodhaven falls in MHLS showdown (PHOTO)

The big Woodhaven-Divine Child showdown at the Michigan Metro Hockey League Showcase in Dearborn Saturday fizzled when the Warriors just could not find their offensive stride.

Matt Bederka scored early in the second period to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead, but DC reeled off the next three goals and went on to post a 4-2 victory.

Brock Bacher got the Falcon scoring started in the second period with his first of two, and not long after, Matt Grybel added another goal to give Divine Child a 2-1 lead going into the third.

Bacher struck again to open scoring in the final period and Mike Perian secured the victory after the Warriors got another one in.

“We never really got anything going,” said Woodhaven Coach Bryan Sullivan. “It was one of those games where we had not real flow.

“They scored and our finishers did not finish when they got the chance.”

After falling behind 3-1, Woodhaven found a little spark in the third period and Eric Long’s goal made it a 3-2 game, but Perian converted on a little-too-easy 2-on-1 late in the game and that decided matters.

Billy Brock, Jake Hernandez, Adam Petit and Alex Robinson had Woodhaven assists.

Perian, Grybel, Ryan Barrett and Brad Popiel had the DC assists.

Dominik Stankiewicz started in net for the the Falcons and earned victory.

“He made some big saves when we took the lead and helped preserve the victory,” Divine Child Coach Brandon Kaleniecki said.

The Falcons had been struggling to score recently but Kaleniecki said the effort has been there.

“I just keep reminding them to put the pucks at the net, and eventually that would turn,” he said. “Fortunately for us, we found the scoring touch just in time.”

The loss ended a nine-game Woodhaven winning streak that stretched all the way back to Dec. 8 and included a Woodhaven Tournament championship and a victory over MIHL foe Wyandotte.

Woodhaven is 12-4 overall and still at the top of the Michigan Metro League’s West Division.

“We are still in the driver’s seat in the division,” admitted Sullivan. “And we’re still in the hunt for the overall league championship. Divine Child is 8-1 in the league and has four games to play, we are 8-1 and have four games to play and we both have to play a tough, tough Grosse Pointe South team.”

Woodhaven will try and get back on the winning track tonight when Chelsea comes to the Ice Box and will go to Troy to play Pontiac Notre Dame Prep on Saturday.

The Falcons are now 11-5-1and will look to extend their win streak against Grosse Pointe South tonight.



Last Updated: 1/29/2013 2:16:12 PM EST

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