Monday, January 31, 2011

Jets lose to Toledo, rebound against Battle Creek

WATERFORD, MI – The Metro Jets broke even over the weekend, losing to Toledo at home Saturday night, 7-3, and then rebounding for a 4-0 shutout on the road at Battle Creek Sunday afternoon.

Matt Stirling, Tommy Burns and Matt Stemkoski scored in the Toledo game, while Brett Grech assisted on all three and Eric Trunick made 31 saves in goal.

Toledo captain Chad Tickner had a goal and two assists and Justin Locante two goals to lead the Cherokee attack.

Sunday afternoon, Matt Braun stopped all 33 shots he faced for his first NA3HL shutout and the team’s fourth straight win this season against Battle Creek.

Justin Bennett tallied a goal and two assists and Mike Moroso, Travis Hargett and Stirling added the other goals to go along with two assists from Cameron Bazin.

The Jets (12-20-1-0) play two games in St. Louis this weekend against the defending Tier III Junior A national champion Jr. Blues. Game times (EST) are 3 p.m. Saturday and 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Next weekend, Metro and Flint play a home-and-home series.

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