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.