Eight straight for Michigan Warriors

February 12, 2014

All of a sudden, the Port Huron Fighting Falcons are looking behind them.

A season-high, eight-game winning streak has moved the mucking Michigan Warriors to within two points of first-place Port Huron in the North Division of the North American Hockey League.

Riding the crest of eight victories in succession, the Warriors take a record of 23-12-8 and 54 points into play this weekend.

No one player has stood out in this Warrior surge.

In fact, a Warrior trademark has been a four-line balance and now that the goaltending is up to par, the Flint-based crew can set its sights on a possible first-place finish in the rugged, six-team North Division.

Third-year twine tender Trevor Gorsuch has elevated his game of late and his numbers show a 12-5-5 record, 2.44 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

Pushing Gorsuch has been 1996 birth-year rookie Robbie Beydoun, who joined the Warriors last month when veteran Dillon Kelley was dealt to the Austin Bruins.

In four starts, Beydoun has a 4-0-0 record to go with a 1.25 goals-against-average and .953 save percentage.

Scoring-wise, the Warriors continue to blend.

Zack Szajner tops the chart with 10-20-30 totals followed closely by fellow veteran forwards Colin Larkin at 17-12-29, Jake Hopfner at 15-12-27, Jon Farkas at 8-18-26, T.J. Stuntz at 9-12-21 and Tyler Groat, who has 12 goals, 5 assists, 17 points in just 18 games as a Warrior.

Groat was acquired from Topeka earlier this season for forward John Nugent, who was recently released by the RoadRunners.

PHOTO: Michigan Warriors forward Colin Larkin. (NAHL photo.)

What you think about “Eight straight for Michigan Warriors”

  1. The Warriors are a Team that Coach Mantha built for this Season with so many 93s. 5 or 6 D1 prosspects on this Team .

  2. Tyler Groat has been a great addition to the Warriers. We were sad to see Tyler leave Topeka, but we’ve been proud of his success as a Warrier. Our family hosted Tyler in his first year as a Roadrunner. I suppose Tyler had to take the path he did, but has been able to play to his potential as a Warrier. Take it to the top Warriers!

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