Monday, January 10, 2011

Jets open 2011 getting swept in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – The Metro Jets hit the road to kick off 2011 and were greeted with two lopsided losses to the Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins last weekend.

Pittsburgh topped the Jets on Saturday night, 12-3, and then 13-6 on Sunday afternoon.

In the first game, Tommy Burns (Pinckney, Mich.) scored twice, Brett Grech (Hartland, Mich.) had a goal and an assist and Matt Stirling (Dexter, Mich.) added two assists.

Eric Trunick (Commerce Township, Mich.) and Matt Braun (Ramsey, N.J.) combined for 26 saves in goal.

Sunday afternoon, Grech and Tommy Kilgore (Pinckney, Mich.) each potted two goals, while Mike Moroso (Macomb, Mich.) and Stirling scored the others.

Trunick played the entire game in net and finished with 44 saves.

Jayson Angus had a monster weekend for Pittsburgh, scoring 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in the two victories to leap atop the NA3HL scoring race with 55 points on the season.

The Jets (9-19-1-0) will now play two games with the Battle Creek Jr. Revolution at Lakeland Arena this weekend. Saturday night’s game will be a “home” game for Battle Creek and will start at 7:40 p.m. Game time Sunday afternoon for the rematch is 1:20 p.m.

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