Hail to the Warriors.
Colin Larkin scored a pair of goals — including the game winner with less than three minutes to play — and Trevor Gorsuch made 31 saves as Michigan Warriors completed a three-game, opening-round, playoff sweep of Janesville Jets on Friday with a 3-2 road win.
With the victory, the Warriors advance to the finals of the North Division of the North American Hockey League against Port Huron Fighting Falcons.
Port Huron fashioned a sweep of its own on Friday with a 4-3 triumph over Johnstown Tomahawks.
Thus, it will be top-seeded Port Huron and second-ranked Michigan meeting in the North Division finals with the eventual winner advancing to the NAHL’s Robertson Cup Tournament along with whoever emerges from the Central, Midwest and South playoff rounds.
In its Friday win over Janesville, Jon Farkas added the other goal for coach Moe Mantha’s hard-charging Warriors.
Meanwhile, in a strong playoff between the pipes, Gorsuch stopped 89 of 94 shots in the Warriors three-game sweep for a .947 save percentage and 1.67 goals against average.
Janesville had entered the playoffs on a high, having posted a 10-1-1 record down the stretch — including a 3-1-1 mark against Michigan — to vault from last place to third in the North Division standings
But the Jets simply came up short in the playoffs with the Warriors scoring 4-2 and 5-1 wins on home ice and then completing the sweep with Friday’s 3-2 road triumph.
PHOTO: Michigan Warriors forward Colin Larkin. (NAHL photo.)