Saturday, September 18, 2010

Carolus' four goals upend Jets Saturday night in Cincy

CINCINNATI - Cameron Carolus' four goals led the Queen City offense as the homestanding Steam defeated the Metro Jets, 4-2, Saturday night at Sports Plus.

The Jets had tied the game at 2-all late in the second period on a power-play goal by Dan Hudson (Gregory, Mich.) at the 19:01 mark, but then Carolus tallied two goals in the third period to put the game away.

"We finished the second strong and came out in the third and took the game to them," Metro assistant coach Peter Flynn said. "We controlled the third, but then we ran into penalty problems. Losing (captain Mike) Corder early hurt."

Corder was ejected after earning a slashing major at 15:06 of the first period.

As for Carolus, Flynn said nothing much should change Sunday.

"I just think we'll have to pay closer attention to that line," said Flynn.

Newly-acquired goalie Eric Trunick (pictured) made his Metro debut and finished with 41 saves. Trunick, a 17-year-old Commerce Township native, was picked up from Cleveland for a draft pick on Friday.

"I felt good, but I was a little nervous coming to a new team," said Trunick. "Not every goalie likes facing a lot of shots, but I do like staying busy. Every shot makes you better."

"Eric is a known entity in this league," said Flynn. "I coached him last year with Motor City. Tonight, he did an excellent job for us."

Matt Stirling (Dexter, Mich.) scored the Jets' first goal at 2:46 of the second period.

Matt Leon made 20 saves for the win in the Queen City net.

The two teams meet again tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

"Tomorrow is a brand new game," added Trunick. "We just have to go back in there, play our game and try and get a win."

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