The top two teams from the regular season will face off for the North American Hockey League’s North Division playoff championship.
Port Huron Fighting Falcons and Michigan Warriors will meet in a best-of-five series to determine the North Division rep at the NAHL’s Robertson Cup Championship Tournament.
Port Huron finished atop the North Division standings during the 2013-2014 regular season with 80 points, which was 10 more than second-place Michigan.
Both teams swept their opening-round playoff series with Port Huron blanking the Johnstown Tomahawks in three straight and Michigan doing the same to the Janesville Jets.
Of note, offensive balance is a trademark of both teams.
Port Huron had 10 players score 10 or more goals during the regular season — forwards Bryan Yim, Logan Lambdin, Zach Badalamenti, Vito Aluia, Noah Batis, Austin Romzek, Bryce Van Horn, Jon Hall, Matt Seidel and defenceman Jonathan Kopacka.
Kopacka and Alex Archibald — a one-time Ontario Hockey League draft pick of the Soo Greyhounds — lead a Port Huron defensive corps in front of goalies Max Milosek and Alex Blankenburg.
Michigan, meanwhile, had seven forwards score 10 or more goals during the regular season — Colin Larkin, TJ Stuntz, Tyler Groat, Jake Hopfner, Zack Szajner, Jon Farkas and AJ Marcinek.
On the blueline, Sean Campbell, Jake Faiella and Ryan Dougherty were the plus-minus leaders in front of goalies Trevor Gorsuch and Robbie Beydoun.
PHOTO: Port Huron defenceman Alex Archibald. (NAHL photo.)