Irish, Monarchs and Hounds

November 2, 2014

Just call it a Saturday night invasion.

Detroit Fighting Irish, MC Monarchs and Traverse City Hounds all skated into enemy arenas and left with Midwest Jr. Hockey League victories on Saturday.


The visiting Fighting Irish salvaged a split of a two-game series at Big Bear Arena with a decisive win over the Firehawks.

Rob Danyo scored once and added two assists and Kory Dombrowski made 24 saves to spark Detroit, which improved its record to 6-4 with the victory.

A total of 194 minutes in penalties — including several majors and game misconducts — were issued in the testy contest.

The Fighting Irish concludes its northern venture this afternoon with a game at Alpena.


MWJHL scoring leaders Adam Jonak and Trevor Pode produced six points apiece as the expansion Monarchs pushed their record to 9-3 by besting the Bruins.

Jonak leads the MWJHL with 21 goals, 31 assists, 52 points in 12 games while his sidekick Pode has 14-22-36 totals.

Alec Domin added two goals and an assist and plum defender Jarrad Vroman chipped in with three helpers for the Monarchs, who extended their winning streak to three games.


Cam Fisher found range for three goals and an assist and Greg Meuser scored once and assisted on four others as the Hounds remained unbeaten in extending their record to 11-0.

Austin Flores added a goal and two helpers for Traverse City, which got 23 saves from goalie Justin Abdelhak.

PHOTO: Action from Saturday night’s game between the visiting Detroit Fighting Irish and the hometown Soo Firehawks at Big Bear Arena.

What you think about “Irish, Monarchs and Hounds”

  1. history of bad blood between Detroit and the Firehawks I am told. Must say that the Firehawks Assistant Coach was a tad out of control last night. What’s up with him chirping the Detroit players? Come on Coach get a grip on your self!

  2. This just received from the Midwest Jr. Hockey League:

    The Midwest Jr. Hockey League announced Sunday (today) that league officials are looking into the post-game incident that occurred Saturday night between the Detroit Fighting Irish and Soo Firehawks at the Big Bear Arena in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

    The league will handle the matter and take appropriate action based on league rules, policies and procedures

    No further comment will be made by the MWJHL.

  3. The Soo Firehawks Coaching Staff are known for chrping Players from the Opposition Teams. The League needs to do something about this … just my opinien.

  4. The caliber of playing in the M.W.J.H.L. is improving , which is obvious to me personaly. So let us hope that the “Gong Show” of Saturday Nite is an isolated inncident.

  5. The “Zoo” Firehawks ! All 3 of there Coaches like to Yap and it suprises me how they get away with this kind of behavior.

  6. I just looked up these Stats for Penalty Minutes.

    Detroit have 290 PIM in 11 Games Avg of 26.4 Per Game

    Firehawks have 185 PIM in 8 Games Avg of 23. 1 Per Game

  7. Coach’s on both sides should know better than to start pushing and shoving each other.The Big question here is “Who is the Common Denominater” ! ? !? !

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