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Detroit Fighting Irish beats Motor City Monarchs 6-3 as Winter gets hat trick
Story by Narrative Science.
Ken Winter lifted Detroit Fighting Irish to a 6-3 victory with a hat trick against Motor City Monarchs.Winter's first goal came 9:33 into the first period. He then added goals at 18:15 into the first and at 18:32 into the third.
With the win, Detroit Fighting Irish avoided elimination to make the series score 1-1 in the best of three series.
Motor City Monarchs' 14 penalties came back to haunt it, as Motor City Monarchs let up four goals while on the penalty kill.
Detroit Fighting Irish forced Motor City Monarchs' goalies to work between the pipes, getting 34 shots and forcing 28 saves. Tyler Skulley made 20 stops and Collin Fritch made eight. Detroit Fighting Irish put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Motor City Monarchs to score on any of its six power plays.
Detroit Fighting Irish additionally got points from Shawn Eastman, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Detroit Fighting Irish also had goals scored by Eric Long and Steven Sewell, who scored one goal each. In addition, Detroit Fighting Irish received assists from Michael Perry, Shawn Mott, Richard Pinkowski, Robert Danyo, Chase Tackett, James Smith, and Chuck Hicks, who contributed one each.
Motor City Monarchs' offense rang up 36 shots on Detroit Fighting Irish's net.
Motor City Monarchs was led by Adam Jonak, who racked up one goal and one assist. Jonak scored 7:30 into the third period to make the score 4-3 Detroit Fighting Irish. Matthew Snyder assisted on the tally. Others who scored for Motor City Monarchs included Bryce Peplinski and Tory Shand, who each put in one.
Kory Dombrowski rejected 33 shots on goal for Detroit Fighting Irish. Detroit Fighting Irish incurred 32 minutes in penalty time with 11 minors. Motor City Monarchs ended with 54 minutes in penalty time with 12 minors and two majors. Team's Corey Finnemore and Andrew Robinson were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game.