Balanced attack lifts Metro past West Michigan in Battle Creek Friday night

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Five different players scored and the Metro Jets defeated the West Michigan Wolves 5-1 Friday night at The Rink at Battle Creek.

Chase Sereno and Robby Flannery (pictured) each tallied a goal and an assist for the Jets, while Andrew Kormos stopped 27 shots between the pipes.

“We came out with some good energy and had a solid first,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “When we got in some penalty trouble, they gained a little momentum, naturally, but Andrew did a good job making the saves to keep the two-goal lead. I’m more proud of the way the guys played in the third and shut them down. We kept it simple, did the little things and never compromised the lead.”

Marc Schwartz, Griffin Sawyer and captain Graham Day added single goals and Dylan Naumovski chipped in a pair of assists.

“Everyone was clicking tonight – we moved the puck well and we just played our game,” Schwartz said. “Game to game, we focus on playing Jets blue-collar hockey.”

Collin Rewerts scored West Michigan’s lone goal and Sam Woznicki turned aside 34 shots in net for the Wolves.

The Jets now come home Saturday night to host the Toledo Cherokee at 7 p.m.

Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.

November is also Jets Education Awareness Month.

All three games (Nov. 5, 12. 19 – all Saturdays) will be school supplies drives. The game on Nov. 19 is also being run by the Sterling Heights Nationals baseball team for their trip to Cooperstown, N.Y., next spring.

In addition, the annual toy drive game is on Saturday, Dec. 10.