April 22, 2014

Port Huron Yet to Score In Second Round, Down 2-0 to Michigan

In the Tomahawks' short two year tenure in the NAHL, the team has made the playoffs both season. Both times Johnstown faced the Port Huron Fighting Falcons and were eliminated after the first round.

Last season the Tomahawks lost the best-of-three series 2-1, and this year they were swept in the best-of-five series 3-0.

Now the tables have been turned on the Fighting Falcons who finished this season in first place in the North Division. Facing the Michigan Warriors in the second round, after two games, Port Huron has found themselves down 2-0. To make things worse, Port Huron has yet to score a goal against Michigan and Warriors goaltender Trevor Gorsuch.

In game one Port Huron and Michigan played a three-overtime game where the Warriors would find a way to beat Port Huron 1-0. The game winning goal came at the 5:37 mark of the third overtime by Colin Larkin with the lone assist going to Jon Farkas.

The following night, the two teams played another tight hockey game with the game winning goal coming in the first period. Tyler Groat beat Max Milosek around the ten minute mark to give the Warriors a 1-0 lead.

Michigan would add two more goals, one in the second period scored by Tyler Groat (second of the game) and then an empty net goal in the third period by TJ Stuntz.

Now the series shifts to Michigan for game three on Friday. If Port Huron wins, game four will take place the following night on Saturday. The teams will travel back to Port Huron only if the Falcons can find a way to tie the series and force a game five. In that scenario, the two teams will then play on Sunday.

The Warriors have yet to lose in the NAHL 2014 Robertson Cup Playoffs.

Trevor Gorsuch has appeared in every game and has a saves percentage of .972.

One more win and the Michigan Warriors will be the 2013-2014 North Division Champions. Last year that honor went to the Jamestown Ironmen.


Michigan 1-0 3OT F
Michigan 3-0 F

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