Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Jets play well, but lose Thanksgiving Eve in Flint

FLINT, MI - The Flint Jr. Generals defeated the Metro Jets, 5-2, Wednesday night at Flint Iceland Arena.

Metro head coach Jason Cirone wasn't the least bit upset after the game, though, instead praising his team for playing "a heck of a game against a heck of a team."

"I think the whole game was a positive," said Cirone. "We played hard in a building that's a tough building to come into and against a tough team to play against. If you match their intensity and work ethic, you usually get a good result. Unfortunately, tonight we didn't."

Dillon Kelley got the call in net with Devin Williams still on a call-up with the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters and finished with 27 saves.

"I have complete confidence in Dillon and thought he did a good job again tonight," said Cirone. "Of the five goals, I think just the fifth he'd like to have back, but that goal had no bearing on the game at all."

Doug Andrews and Jordan Jones scored the Jets' goals, with Jones' being his first of the season.

Richard Jansson scored two goals for Flint, while Ben Myers made 34 saves for the win.

The Jets (10-8-0-0) next play at home on Sunday against the Toledo Cherokee. First puck drop is at 11:50 a.m. at Lakeland Arena.

"If we could start the game right now, we would; that's how well we played tonight," Cirone said. "I don't want them to change anything. I want them to go home, enjoy a good turkey dinner, watch the Lions beat up on the Packers and then get ready for Sunday."

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