The high-scoring duo of Adam Jonak and Trevor Pode combined for six points on Wednesday as the MC Monarchs outlasted the visiting Detroit Fighting Irish 6-4.
Jonak and Pode — who are the top two scorers in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League — both tallied twice and added an assist as the expansion Monarchs improved their record to an impressive 8-3 on the season.
Jonak leads the Monarchs and the MWJHL in scoring with 19 goals, 27 assists, 46 points in just 11 games while Pode is 12-18-30 in 11 outings.
Alec Domin and Joe Gibbs added solo goals for MC in the home-ice win over Detroit while Jarrad Vroman chipped in with two assists in support of Monarchs goalie Tyler Skulley, who made 31 saves.
For the Fighting Irish, Ken Winter had a goal and an assist while Hunter Nielson, Jacob Hernandez and Christian Ramage all had solo markers on the night.
DETROIT AT SOO
The Fighting Irish takes its record of 5-3 to the Soo for Friday (7:30) and Saturday (7:00) night games against the Firehawks, who have a 2-3-1 mark.
Both games are slated for Big Bear Arena in the Michigan Soo.
PHOTO: Trevor Pode of the MC Monarchs, in action at Fraser Hockeyland.