Monday, December 13, 2010

Jets snap losing streak against NA3HL-best Hitmen

CHICAGO - The Metro Jets ended their losing streak Sunday afternoon and did it against the top team in the North American 3 Hockey League by taking a 3-2 shootout win over the Chicago Hitmen.

After Mike Moroso (Macomb, Mich.) and Tommy Burns (Pinckney, Mich.) scored in the second period, Matt Stirling (Dexter, Mich.) tallied the only goal in the shootout as Matt Braun (Ramsey, N.J.) stopped all five Chicago shooters.

Braun finished with 31 saves for his first win of the season.

Saturday night, the Hitmen topped the Jets, 6-2.

Moroso and Tommy Kilgore (Pinckney, Mich.) each had a goal and an assist and Stirling assisted on both goals.

Braun made 43 stops between the pipes.

The Jets (8-15-1-0) host the Peoria Mustangs next weekend at Lakeland Arena for two games. Game time Saturday night is 7:50 p.m. with a 1:20 p.m. Sunday matinee. Metro then plays Tuesday night in Flint before breaking for the holidays.

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