This is a hockey gang that is getting stronger.
With a record of 10-0-2 in its last 12 outings, Detroit Fighting Irish is in sole possession of second spot as the Midwest Jr. Hockey League moves towards the 2015 portion of the season.
Not since a 9-2 pasting at the hands of the Traverse City Hounds back on November 14 has the Fighting Irish gone a game without collecting a point.
The 10-0-2 streak that the Irish is on since November 14 has lifted the Downriver Detroiters two points ahead of the third-place MC Monarchs and within two points of league-leading Traverse City, though the Hounds do hold five games in hand.
Still, with a record of 21-6-3 through 30 games, the Irish is serving notice of what it is capable of, according to coach-general manager Dan Vasquez.
It was in mid-November — just after losing to MC for the third time in as many starts — when Vasquez told HockeyNewsNorth.com that “we are losing too many games that we should be winning.”
Well, the Fighting Irish followed a loss to MC on November 12 with that 9-2 setback to Traverse City on November 14.
But the luck of the Irish has turned around in a big way since with that 10-0-2 run — including two wins over MC — that has it ahead of the Monarchs and chasing the Hounds.
The Fighting Irish has six players with more than 20 points through 30 games of this 2014-2015 campaign.
Ken Winter leads the way with 27 goals, 21 assists, 48 points followed by James Smith at 11-24-35, Jacob Hernandez at 19-12-31, Eric Long at 11-17-28, Robert Danyo at 9-15-24 and Chuck Hicks at 13-9-22.