WOOSTER, Ohio – After sitting idle last weekend, the Metro Jets jumped back into game action Friday night with a 3-0 shutout over the Wooster Oilers at the Alice Noble Ice Arena.
Louis Boudon tallied two assists for the Jets, while Andrew Kormos stopped all 20 shots he faced in the Metro crease.
The first period was scoreless.
“We were short staffed tonight and coming off a break, I knew the guys would be a little sluggish,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “We didn’t execute our game plan very well and it took us a while to get going. That first goal (Mathias Tellstrom, at 10:35 of the second period) was important and we got some timely saves from Andrew.
“Winning is never easy, especially if we make it hard on ourselves by our play, but good teams find a way to win and we’ll take the two points and regroup for tomorrow.”
Nick Foran and Robby Flannery also scored in the win.
For Kormos, the result was his NA3HL-best fifth shutout of the season and lowered his league-best goals-against average to 0.92 and save percentage to .957.
“I think having the long break in between games caused us to get off to a slow start, but after refocusing, we found our stride and found a way to win,” Kormos said. “The team wasn’t giving up much on the defensive end tonight and I just tried to take it shot by shot and we did a good job of limiting Wooster’s opportunities tonight.”
Lucas Soyka made 24 saves for the Oilers.
The two teams play again Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland at 7 p.m.
Prior to the game, the Jets will be honoring Richards Middle School vocal music and Fraser Youth Choir director Mike Perkins as their Teacher of the Year.
Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.