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Sunday Wrap-Up: Port Huron completes sweep of Kalamazoo

September 30, 2012

Port Huron 5 @ Kalamazoo 1 - The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings were yet again victims of a lethal third period by the Port Huron Fighting Falcons, as the Falcons netted three in the third on their way to a 5-1 victory over the Jr. K-Wings on Sunday in Kalamazoo.  Just like the contest the night before, it was the goalies who stole the show in the first twenty minutes. Kalamazoo goalie, Alex Okicki made seven saves, while Port Huron goalie, Max Milosek made 11. Both goaltenders were making their second consecutive start on less than 24 hours of rest.  For the second straight contest against Kalamazoo, Port Huron followed their team theme of being late starters. They got the scoring underway in the second with a tally by Matthew Uvodich, who was able to light the lamp for the third time of the season.  Adding to the lead was Zach Badalamenti who scored his first of the season by pouncing on a loose puck in front of Okicki and shooting it into the back of the net.  Like the night before, the bulk of the scoring was again pocketed until the third period for the two teams. 8:10 into the third, Ian Miller scored his team leading third of the season and made it 3-0.  Just sixty-three seconds later, Nico Sierra added a power play marker for his second of the season, giving his team a four goal lead.  At the fifteen-minute mark, Kalamazoo finally broke through the sensational Milosek, with Nick Kovalchikdeflecting a shot by Cameron Heath for his fourth goal of the campaign.  Sealing the deal for the Falcons, was Mitch Maloney, who scored his second of the season with under two minutes to play to put the game out of reach at 5-1. Boxscore

Michigan 2 @ Johnstown 4 - The Johnstown Tomahawks capitalized on a four-on-four opportunity when Jesse Kessler scored an unassisted goal with just under five minutes to play to lift the Johnstown Tomahawks to a 4-2 victory over the Michigan Warriors at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena Sunday afternoon.  Johnstown’s Bodhi Engum was solid in net for the Tomahawks, picking up his first win of the season and stopping 20 of 22 shots.  Both teams were unable to get on the board in the first period.  The first goal of the game wouldn’t come until 10:50 of the second when a shot by Cody Bentzel deflected off the post to Brandon Reinholz, who poked it in for the 1-0 lead. During the final three minutes of the second period, the Warriors attacked the Tomahawks with a barrage of shots, but Engum and the defense held strong until Brock Labelle poked a shot past Engum at 17:40 to tie the game, 1-1.  Hansen gave the Tomahawks their second lead of the game with a backhand shot off passes from J.B. Baker and Ian Spencer at 3:26. But Michigan responded just 18 seconds later when Marcinek took a Zack Szajner pass and shot it past Engum, tying the game, 2-2  In the final minutes of the third period, Engum made several crucial saves that allowed the Tomahawks to win on Kessler’s goal that came 41 seconds after captain Kontny went to the box for a high sticking penalty, making it four-on-four. He received the penalty just 45 seconds after Jimmy Peplinski got two minutes for holding.  An empty-net goal by Brandon Brossoit at 19:06 finished off the scoring for the Tomahawks. Boxscore

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