Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jets earn win No. 1 of season Sunday afternoon

CINCINNATI – The Metro Jets earned their first win of the season in a big way Sunday afternoon with a 7-4 victory on the road against the Queen City Steam.

Mike Moroso (Macomb, Mich.) and Tommy Kilgore (Pinckney, Mich.) led the way with two goals apiece for the Jets, while goaltender Eric Trunick (Commerce Township, Mich.) stopped 50 shots between the pipes.

“It’s good to get the first and good to see the guys put together a full game,” said Metro head coach Jason Cirone. “They definitely earned the win and have finally seemed to have bought into what we’re trying to do here. We didn’t have one good line today; we had four good lines that were all over the ice.”

Brian O’Loughlin (Franklin, Tenn.), Tommy Burns (Pinckney, Mich.) and Justin Bennett (Brighton, Mich.) scored the other goals for the Jets, now 1-3-0-0 on the young season.

Brett Grech (Hartland, Mich.) tacked on three assists in the win and Burns (two assists), Bennett and Kilgore added helpers to have multi-point games.

The Jets led 2-0 after the first period and 6-1 after the second.

“We came out hard and that’s what we needed to do,” added Kilgore. “Last night, we came out sluggish. Today, we kept working hard. We’ll celebrate this win until we get back home and then tomorrow night at practice, we’ll start preparing for next weekend.”

Eric Woodward, Andrew Nehring, Josh Stingley and Zach Olson scored for Queen City to go along with 24 combined saves from Oliver McNeill and Matt Leon in net.

Metro is now off until next Saturday night when they stay on the road to play the Michigan Mountain Cats at Canfield Arena in Dearborn, Mich., at 7:50 p.m.

Grech photo by Andy Grossman/Detailed Images

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