Monarchs feast on Irish stew
November 13, 2014
MC Monarchs cooked up another victory at the expense of the Detroit Fighting Irish on Wednesday night.
The visiting Monarchs made it three straight wins over their Fighting Irish neighbors from the Detroit suburbs with a 5-3 triumph at the Ice Box Sports Centre in Brownstown.
With the victory, the expansion Monarchs solidified their hold on second place in the Midwest Jr. Hockey League standings and improved their record to 12-5.
With the loss, the third-place Fighting Irish falls to 8-5-1 overall and 0-3 at the hands of the Monarchs.
The home team may have deserved a better fate before a spirited crowd of about 250 at the Ice Box.
According to the box score, the Fighting Irish outshot the Monarchs 48-34 including 18-11 in the third period when MC scored twice — including an empty-netter — to break a 3-3 tie.
MWJHL scoring leader Adam Jonak and Anthony Wojciechowski each scored twice to pace the MC attack. Jonak added an assist while high-scoring defenceman Jarrad Vroman also found range for the Monarchs.
In three games against the Monarchs this season, Jonak has 7 goals, 4 assists, 11 points.
Trevor Pode and Mitchell Krust chipped in with two assists apiece in the MC victory and goalie Marquise Almeida was credited with 46 saves.
For the Fighting Irish, Christian Ramage had a goal and an assist and Ken Winter and Rob Danyo each tallied once.
What you think about “Monarchs feast on Irish stew”
Brootal reffs last nite who gave the game to “MC” just brootal reffing!!!!!
Good observation Randy (I take it that you watched the game on Fast Hockey) as the Fighting Irish deserved at least a point for there efforts.
This is becoming a great junior hockey rivalry betwen the Monarchs and Fighting Irish and you have helped it along by stirring the pot with a little spice! Well done Randy and I hope to see you at a game some time. You have done wonders for the League with your many articles.
Back to the game the Irish had chance’s in the 3rd to take the lead but could not put one in. It had the atmosphear of a Playoff game.
P.S. I love the “Irish stew” Headline! Classic!
The old “blame it on the ref” excuse I see. LOL.
There are a good number of possible future NAHL’ers on both teams.
Vrooman, Pode and Gibbs from MC and from DFI Tristen Cruz stands out . If Cruz grows & puts on weight and gets stronger he can play in the NA down the road.
*** Only problem for Gibbs is that he is already 19 yrs old whereas Vrooman and Cruz are 17 and Pode is 18. ***
It was a close one last night and yes the Irish had there chances to score but at the end of the day they came out on the short end of the stick and to put in my 2 cents the Referee did not cost us the Game.
Be a good sport about it “Irish American” and give credit to the Monarchs for coming in here and leaving with the “W”.
Well said #1 Irish Fan. The game could of went either way however in the end it was MC that won.
The “Fighting Irish” shall overcome these “pesky Monarchs” ha ha.
On a side note Good move by Jason to get Wojo.
Bulloney! Reffs luv Monarchs + Macrimmin !
Great hockey site Randy!
Great to see ya covering the Detroit junior teams!
P.S. Go Lions Go! Go Tigers Go! Go Red Wings Go!
This is to Randy Russon:
I am a hockey fan who supports the Detroit Fighting Irish Junior Hockey Team. I wish to thank you Sir for your coverage of our Downriver Junior Hockey Team. I am sure that the Irish and Coach Vasquez appreciates this as I know many of the players do including my nephew who plays for the Detroit Fighting Irish. Thank you again for promotion of our Downriver Junior Hockey Team.