Saturday, September 22, 2012

Jets lose 3-1 in Cleveland Saturday night

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Dallas Szustak scored with 4:29 to play in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks held on to beat the Metro Jets 3-1 Saturday night at the Cleveland Heights Community Center.

After a scoreless first period, Ryan Chapie opened the scoring for the Jets (2-1-0-0) with a power-play goal at 5:21 of the first period. Chapie has scored in all three games so far this season.

Former Cleveland forward Jeff Monfils, acquired by the Jets last month, tacked on the only assist.

Fred West tied the game at 7:15 of the second period with a power-play goal of his own.

After Szustak gave Cleveland the lead, Nick Balavich added an empty-net goal with 36 seconds to go in the third period.

David Heflin earned the win in goal making 19 saves, while Austin Julvezan made his season debut and stopped 31 shots in suffering the loss.

The two teams wrap up the series Sunday afternoon at 1:15 p.m.

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