For the second time in their four-year existence, Michigan Warriors are headed to the North American Hockey League’s Robertson Cup championship tournament.
Playing at home on Saturday, the Flint-based Warriors blanked Port Huron Fighting Falcons 4-0 to capture the North Division title and advance to the Robertson Cup with the three other divisional winners from the 24-team NAHL.
Michigan — which finished second in the North Division during the regular season, 10 points back of first-place Port Huron — got a third shutout from goalie Trevor Gorsuch to win the best-of-five series in four games.
Gorsuch allowed only two goals in Michigan’s four-game conquest of Port Huron.
In six playoff games this post-season, Gorsuch has a 6-1 record to go with a 0.90 goals-against-average, .971 save percentage and three shutouts.
Meanwhile, in Saturday’s series-clinching win, TJ Stuntz scored twice to spark the Warriors and Tyler Groat and Zack Szajner tallied once apiece.
The goal for Groat — a mid-season acquisition by Michigan from Topeka RoadRunners — was his fifth in six games in the playoffs.
Connor Lyons — who played a season in the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League with Soo Eagles — chipped in with a pair of assists.
The Warriors take a playoff record of 6-1 into the Robertson Cup tournament, having swept the Janesville Jets in three straight games in the opening round of the playoffs.
PHOTO: Michigan Warriors goalie Trevor Gorsuch. (NAHL photo.)