Sunday, September 29, 2013

Jets gain split at home with Jr. Lumberjacks

WATERFORD, Mich. – The Metro Jets split their two-game series this past weekend with the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks at Lakeland Arena.

Saturday night, the Jets allowed three unanswered goals and fell by a 3-1 count.

Matt Dempsey staked Metro to an early 1-0 lead 12:24 into the first period, but couldn’t solve Cleveland goalie Joe Moza (32 saves) the rest of the way.

Jets’ goalie Trevor Kalinowski made 28 saves in suffering the loss.

Sunday afternoon, Cody Jones’ goal at 16:51 of the third period put the Jets up 2-1, but an extra-attacker goal by Cleveland’s Tyler Pritt at 19:40 sent the game to overtime.

The game wound up going to a shootout and Metro netminder Davide Mantovani turned aside all four Jr. Lumberjacks’ shooters and Dempsey and Luke Thom scored to give the Jets a 3-2 victory.

Alex Holm scored the Jets’ first goal 9:32 into the second period.

Mantovani stopped 30 shots to earn his first NA3HL win. Tyler Jansen kicked out 34 shots for the Jr. Lumberjacks.

The Jets (4-3-1), now in a second-place tie in the East Division, host the Toledo Cherokee Friday night at 7:50 p.m. before going on the road to play the Michigan Mountain Cats at the Great Lakes Sports City in Fraser at 5:15 p.m. Saturday night.

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