CENTERVILLE, Ohio – In their first game back since the holiday break, the Metro Jets downed the Cincinnati Thunder 3-1 Saturday afternoon at South Metro Sports.
Newcomer Connor Inger, acquired last week from the NAHL’s Amarillo Bulls, popped a goal and added an assist, while Chas Distelrath (pictured) had a goal and an assist, Chase Sereno two assists and George Hansen a goal.
“The gang came out a little flat in the first as expected after a long break, but once we got our game back in order, we maintained consistent pressure the rest of the way,” said Metro coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Credit to their goalie for playing a heck of a game because he kept them in it. Credit to our guys not getting frustrated and capitalizing in the third with a couple nice goals from Hansen and the new guy.
“We will get some rest tonight and get refocused for tomorrow now.”
Jets goalie Jake Gwillim made 17 saves for the win in net, while Tyler Geloneck stopped 39 for Cincinnati.
“For the first game, it felt good to get out there with the new team and get a win,” Inger said. “With our line (with Distelrath and Sereno), we had some chemistry right away and connected a couple times, so it was a good way to start.”
The two teams wrap their weekend series Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.