Warriors edge Fighting Falcons on Wednesday, 4-3
Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3 @ Michigan Warriors 4 – Three, period goals were the difference as the Michigan Warriors won a mid-week home game over the Fighting Falcons, 4-3. The win snapped a three-game skid for Michigan, while the Fighting Falcons lost for the first time in regulation in the last four games.
It was the Fighting Falcons who would strike first as Vito Aluia scored early in the 1st period to make it 1-0. That lead would last less than four minutes as Michigan tied the game at 1-1 in the 1st period on a goal from Colin Larkin.
It was all Warriors in the 2nd period as they picked up goals from TJ Stuntz on the power play and even strength goals from John Farkas and Alec Pellegrino. Cam Jorgensen, who was just called up from Flint in the NA3HL earlier in the day, picked up his first NAHL point as he assisted in Michigan’s second goal.
The Fighting Falcons entered the 3rd period with a new goaltender as Max Milosek was replaced with Alex Blankenburg for the final 20 minutes.
The move seemed to spark the Falcons as they scored twice in the 3rd period on goals from Johnathan Kopaka and Logan Lambdin, but it was not enough for the win as goalie Dillon Kelley made the lead stand with just 18 saves. Blackenburg made seven saves in the relief appearance
Bryan Yim had two asssits for Port Huron and both teams had three power plays. Kelley had 18 saves in the win, while Milosek gave up all four goals.