Sunday, October 24, 2010

CSHL Showcase Day 3 - Mountain Cats 3, Jets 2

BURTON, MI - The Metro Jets took a 1-0 lead into the third period Sunday afternoon, but the Michigan Mountain Cats scored three in the third to escape with a 3-2 win on Day 3 of the CSHL Showcase at Ice Mountain Arenas.

Brett Grech (Hartland, Mich.) staked the Jets to the early lead at 17:44 of the first period.

After a scoreless second period, Jake Endicott scored the first of his three goals 1:25 into the third period, but Mike Moroso (Macomb, Mich.) answered for Metro at 5:55.

Endicott then scored two shorthanded goals at 9:24 and 13:38 to give the Mountain Cats the win.

"I give the Mountain Cats credit - they didn't quit and kept coming at us," Metro head coach Jason Cirone said. "That's a sign of a good team and today, the Mountain Cats were also the better team. We played well, just not well enough. Their goalie (Robert Schultz) was outstanding."

For the Jets (6-7-0-0), Matt Braun (Ramsey, N.J.) made his CSHL debut in goal and finished with 25 saves.

"Matt played very well," added Cirone. "He gives us a good 1-2 punch with (Eric) Trunick, but Eric is still our No. 1 guy. No question."

Schultz made 42 stops for the Mountain Cats.

The Jets wrap-up the showcase at 12:30 p.m. Monday against the Peoria Mustangs.

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