TRAVERSE CITY — Justin Judge scored two goals as the Northwest Warriors won their seventh hockey game of the season with a 5-4 victory Friday over the Mid-Michigan Storm.
Judge had a four-point night, adding a pair of assists.
Jake Stricker had a goal and two assists, and Drew Black and Scott Fisher each lit the lamp. Chase Joppich added an assist.
Luke Somsel stopped 30 shots in net for the victory.
The Warriors (7-13) host the Kalamazoo Eagles tonight at 6:45 p.m. at Centre ICE.
G.R. Forest Hills N. 3 TC West 2
Alex Grizzel's unassisted third-period goal sent the game into overtime before Traverse City West fell to Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern 3-2 in the extra session.
Grand Rapids' Brad Reitter scored 6:19 into the extra session to give the Huskies (15-5) to victory in the MIHL Showcase.
Michael Tilford made 27 saves for the Titans, who were outshot 30-22.
Grizzel knotted the game at 1-1 midway through the first period on a goal set up by Nate Madigan.
The Titans (7-11-1) play defending Division 2 state champ Wyandotte today at 10:40 a.m.
Farmington 4 TC Central 2
Alex Minasian scored late in the second period to break a tie, then added the clincher late in the third period as Farmington Unified topped Traverse City Central 4-2 in the MIHL Showcase.
Minasian's power-play tally with 3:02 left came right before the Trojans had planned to pull goalie Bill Vermetten for an extra attacker.
"That (goal) was a backbreaker," Central coach Chris Givens said.
Cam Givens staked the Trojans to a 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring off an assist from Cooper Macdonell. Farmington's Jared VanValkenburg scored twice 28 seconds apart in the second period to wipe out the Central lead. Cam Givens notched his second goal, again from Macdonell, to make it a 2-2 game. That set the stage for Minasian.
"Farmington's a good skating team," Chris Givens said. "They move the puck and they're good around the net."
Central had the edge on shots over Farmington (11-6-2), 33 to 29.
The No. 3-ranked Trojans (16-4-1) play No. 4 Grosse Pointe South (14-5) in today's first game at 8:20 a.m.
Flint Powers 3 Bay Reps 1
John Posler made 28 saves, but it wasn't quite enough as Flint Powers broke loose for three unanswered second-period goals to claim a 3-1 victory at the MIHL Showcase.
Quinn Lyman had put the Reps up in the first period, assisted by Kevin Banducci.
Powers (13-5-1) then scored three in the second to take control.
"We just had a stretch there for about eight or 10 minutes where we couldn't do anything," Reps coach Todd Spaulding said. "But otherwise, I'm pretty happy with how we played."
The Reps (9-11) play Grandville today at 2 p.m.
-- Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook