Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quad City doubles Jets in Showcase opener

DARIEN, IL – The Metro Jets opened the NA3HL Showcase Tournament at the Darien Sportsplex with an 8-4 loss Sunday night to the Quad City Jr. Flames.

Chris Hellebuyck scored twice for the Jets, while captain Tommy Kilgore had a goal and an assist. Steve Klisz notched the other goal for Metro.

“I think we had more chances than Quad City, but we couldn’t finish and they scored on their chances,” said Jets head coach Jason Cirone. “We had 38 shots on goal, so offense isn’t our problem, never has been at all this season. Tonight, I thought our defense maybe could have made better decisions with the puck and our goaltending could have been better. There will be a couple lineup changes tomorrow, a few new faces in the lineup.”

Dillon Kelley made 31 saves in goal for the Jets.

Next up for the Jets (11-9-0-0) is a Monday morning matchup with the Peoria Mustangs. Game time is 9:30 a.m. CST

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