Fighting Irish fends off Hawks

October 1, 2015

A pair of Metro Detroit teams renewed their rabid rivalry from a year ago in a Wednesday stare down at the Brownstown Sports Arena.

Detroit Fighting Irish needed the shootout to upend the visiting Motor City Hawks 6-5 in U.S. Premier Hockey League, Midwest Division play.

The Fighting Irish had coughed up a 4-2 lead heading into the third period.

Penalties were a factor with 19 minor infractions being called. Motor City went 3-6 on the power play as opposed to Detroit’s 1-6 showing with the extra man.

Veteran forward Christian Ramage had a goal and an assist and 1998 birth-year goalie Austin Stefan made 44 saves for the Fighting Irish.

Andrew Baxter scored a pair of goals for the Hawks.

The win gives Detroit a 1-2 record while Motor City now sits at 2-1-1.

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