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Port Huron uses early goal to top Michigan, 4-2
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Joey Lindberg gave the Port Huron Fighting Falcons the lead in the first period, and the Michigan Warriors was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 4-2.Port Huron took over the lead for good with a goal by Lindberg at 18:01 in the first period. The Fighting Falcons had taken the advantage when Michigan's Jon Farkas got sent off for hooking. Zach Badalamenti provided the assist.
The Fighting Falcons excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
Port Huron additionally got points from Mitch Maloney, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Port Huron also got a goal from Alex Archibald as well. More assists for Port Huron came via Nick Le Sage, Conner Enciso, Vito Aluia, Bryan Yim, and Reed Scahill, who each chipped in one.
The Warriors were helped by Jake Hopfner, who finished with one goal. Hopfner scored 6:20 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Port Huron. Connor Lyons provided the assist. John Nugent also scored for Michigan. In addition, Michigan received assists from AJ Marcinek, who had one.
Alex Blankenburg rejected 25 shots on goal for Port Huron. The Fighting Falcons incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Michigan's Dillion Kelley stopped 22 shots out of the 26 that he faced. The Warriors incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.