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Nick Youngheim and the Woodhaven Warriors have won four of their last five games and are now 16-6-1. Photo by Dave Chapman
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Woodhaven back to winning, Richard beats ND Prep, Jets' Eyler scores 7
After splitting a pair of games in the Michigan Public School Showcase in Chelsea, the Woodhaven hockey team jumped right back on the winning wagon with three straight victories.
The Warriors beat Michigan Metro Hockey League rivals Ann Arbor Huron, Anderson and Saline to improve to 16-6-1 this year.
It was a great stretch for Dom Moore, who posted multiple points in each of the three outings. He had two goals and an assist against Huron, three goals and an assist against Southgate and then played playmaker with three assists in the win over Saline.
The Warriors beat Huron 7-5 in a wild back-and-forth game. Billy Brock joined Moore with two goals (and two assists) and Drew Holland, Alex Robinson and Jon Szczepaniak had one each. Robinson, Nick Youngheim and Jacob Swindle chipped in with two assists each.
The Warriors bombed Anderson 8-2 behind Moore’s four points and C.J. Yacuaone’s goal and three assists. Swindle had two goals and Greg Pawelczyk and Danny Flahat had one each.
Yacuaone (two), Szczepaniak, Pawelczyk and Andrew Budai scored in the Warriors’ 5-3 win over Saline.
Woodhaven’s two senior goalies split the work with Steven Hurley beating Huron and Trevor Monaco backstopping the team against Southgate and Saline.
The Warriors play Grosse Ile tonight and finish the regular season Saturday against Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central.
After falling to Riverview in overtime on Tuesday night, the Anderson hockey team fell to a strong Woodhaven team 8-2.
Woodhaven took a 3-0 lead into the second period.
The Titans finally got on board early in the second period. Just 1:45 in, Ben Cullin scored on the power play, assisted by Jonah Peryman and Tim Witz.
But the Warriors got right back to work with three more unanswered goals in the period.
The Warriors added two more goals in the third before Anderson was able to add another late in the period.
With 15:41 to go, Brandon Robert found the back of the net, helped out by Adam Ibach.
Dominic Alderman stopped 28 of 36 shots in net.
On Saturday, the Titans bounced back with a 5-3 win at Ann Arbor Huron.
Anderson took a 3-0 lead in the first before Huron added two of its own for a 3-2 game after 17 minutes.
Dustin Crawford got the Anderson scoring started just 40 seconds into the game, assisted by Brandon Rob-ert.
Forty seconds later Bryan Bernier put the Titans up 2-0 with help from Crawford and Robert.
Matt Cooper scored on the power play 11 minutes in for the 3-0 lead before Huron got two goals 30 se-conds apart at the end of the period.
Anthony Formosa and Mac Slowik assisted on Cooper’s goal.
Anderson scored the lone goal of the second period when Drake Presnell scored seven and a half minutes in. Witz and Austin Simpson assisted.
Slowik added a goal to his earlier assist almost 11 minutes into the third period with help from Josh Miruk.
Huron added one more with less than a minute to play but the Titans had enough for the win.
Alderman stopped 24 of 27 shots on goal, while the Titan offense put 39 shots on the Huron net minder.
Richard beats Notre Dame Prep
While Richard missed out on playing for a Catholic League title this year, the squad still made the most of its chance to skate at Saturday’s Catholic League Showcase.
The Pioneers faced off against Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Saturday at Orchard Lake St. Mary and hammered the Fighting Irish 9-2.
Michael Hodgson recorded a hat trick and had five total points, while Brandon Damron and Zach Gilreath each had two goals and one assist. Jack Skrzynski also added a goal and an assist for the locals and teammate Joe Lavine found the back of the net once.
John Ames picked up three assists for the day for Richard, getting two courtesy of Hodgson goals and one on a Damron goal. Also earning a point was John Louria, who assisted on Damron’s first goal.
The Pioneers are scheduled to be in action tomorrow against Huron at Southgate Civic Center, for what will be the team’s Senior Night.
Cabrini crushed by Foley
Unfortunately for Downriver’s other Catholic League team, the Showcase game didn’t go nearly as well.
Cabrini took on Bishop Foley at Orchard Lake St. Mary on Saturday and the Monarchs were dropped 10-2.
Jacob Mackie got Cabrini on the board first with a power-play goal, assisted by Brendan Alvis and Owen Kates.
Foley scored twice to go up 2-1, but the Monarchs got another power play and Sheldon Varhol cashed in late in the first period, with Avis and Kates earning assists again.
Unfortunately for the locals, it was all downhill from there.
The Ventures scored six goals in the second period, three of which came courtesy of a six-minute power play, and added two more in the final 17 minutes.
Cabrini’s 10-2 loss at the showcase was its second defeat of the week, as the Monarchs were also knocked off 6-0 three days earlier at Notre Dame Prep.
Next on the schedule for Cabrini is a game Saturday night against in-city rival Allen Park which will close out the regular season for both squads.
Roosevelt gets a victory
Despite an early deficit against Port Huron Northern on Wednesday night, Roosevelt battled back for a narrow victory at home.
Led by two goals and an assist from Jake Coulter, the Bears knocked off the Huskies by a score of 5-4 on a night when they were outshot 42-24.
Northern jumped out to a 2-0 lead, with goals at 6:17 and 8:13 of the first period, but at the 11:15 mark Joshua Hinderliter lit the lamp for Roosevelt and 26 seconds later teammate Andrew Storey tied the game.
Hinderliter was assisted by Coulter and Bryce Matulonis, while Storey was assisted by Blake Reames and Mike Milanovich.
With three minutes left in the first, the Huskies went back on top, but in the second period the locals grabbed a 4-3 lead with goals from Coulter and Joe Smellie. Adam Groat and Reames picked up assists on Coulter’s goal while Storey and Austin McFarland assisted on Smellie’s.
Northern scored about two minutes into the final period to tie things up again, but six minutes later Coulter netted his second of the night, assisted by Groat and Reames, and Roosevelt hung on for the 5-4 win.
In goal, the Bears’ Chandler Pattenaude stopped 38 of the 42 shots fired at him.
Three nights later, Roosevelt was knocked off 6-1 by MIHL powerhouse Cranbrook on the road.
The Cranes scored one goal in the first period, three in the second and two in the third to take a 6-0 lead late into the game.
Hinderliter helped the Bears avoid the shutout, however, as he scored at the 15:26 mark of the third, with assists going to Milanovich and Storey.
Trevor Porter was in goal for Roosevelt and stopped 38 of the 44 shots he faced.
Tonight the Bears were scheduled to host Orchard Lake St. Mary and on Saturday will close out the regular season with a game at Warren De La Salle.
Huron hat tricks take down Monroe
With the help of two separate hat tricks, Huron came away with a big victory against visiting Monroe Friday night.
Both Jesse McGowan and Andrew Miller netted three goals apiece and Devin Collins scored two in what was an 8-4 victory for the Chiefs at the Ice Box.
Miller put Huron up 1-0 in the first period, assisted by Tyler Graves, but Monroe answered late and the game was tied 1-1 after the first 17 minutes.
Two back-to-back short-handed goals from Collins and McGowan put Huron up 3-1 in the second period. Collins’ goal was scored unassisted, while Aaron Pyzik and Gunner Burley picked up assists on McGowan’s.
The Trojans cut the lead to 3-2, but McGowan hit back just 36 seconds later with a goal and was followed soon after by Miller with his second of the night. Assists on both goals went to Giovani Buscemi and John Kosiba.
Before the second period was over, Huron got on the board again, as Collins lit the lamp, unassisted, and put his squad up 6-2 with his second goal of the game.
In the final period, Monroe managed a pair of goals, but McGowan and Miller scored, as well, to finish off their hat tricks and give their squad the 8-4 win. McGowan’s goal was assisted by Miller and Pyzik and Miller scored unassisted.
Huron will finish off its regular season tomorrow at Gabriel Richard.
Eyler scores 7 goals for Flat Rock-Airport
When a team scores eight times in one game, it’s usually a safe bet that the goals came from a few different players.
That wasn’t the case Tuesday night.
Flat Rock-Airport’s Ryan Eyler lit the lamp seven different times in his team’s 8-3 victory at home against Crestwood.
And the one time when Eyler didn’t score, he still managed a point, as he assisted on Sam Farrah’s goal.
As for assists on the night, Seth Farrah recorded four and Sam Farrah finished with three.
In goal, Mike Vella had 30 saves for the Jets.
Four nights later, the squad was handed a 6-4 defeat at Warren Mott.
Austin Jacobs, Garrett Gillis, Seth Farrah and Alex Jennings all scored for the Jets in the contest.
The team was scheduled for a rematch tonight with Crestwood, on the road, and is set to play back-to-back home games this weekend against Monroe on Friday and Carlson on Saturday, which will close out the regular season.
Samantha Elliott and Frank Wladyslawski contributed to this report
Last Updated: 2/18/2014 2:27:36 PM EST