Five unanswered goals push Metro to big home win Sunday afternoon over Toledo

FRASER, Mich. – The Metro Jets and Toledo Cherokee entered the first intermission in a 1-1 tie, but the Jets scored the next five to come away with a 6-1 win Sunday afternoon at Fraser Hockeyland.

Joey Bruce tallied at 13:25 of the first period, but Toledo’s Caleb Williams answered at 14:42.

Jets captain Griffin Sawyer and Jhuwon Davis gave the Jets the lead in the second period and then Connor Inger, with two, and Kyle Gierman scored in the third period to put the game away.

Sawyer finished with a four-point game, as did Inger, while Trevor Momot (pictured) contributed two assists from the back end.

“I thought we played one of our more complete 60-minute games today,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “We got some big production from our captains today and ‘Tally’ was solid when he was tested. I am glad the guys got rewarded for their shot count tonight. From the drop of the puck, our guys showed a consistent effort in wanting to be engaged in every zone. We had better puck control today and better decision making in the offensive zone.

“Hopefully, this weekend’s two wins are a sign of us heading in the right direction and we look forward to getting back to work this week with Peoria on the table next.”

Metro goaltender Brian Tallieu earned the win with an 18-save performance.

Toledo goalie Ricardo Gonzalez made 52 saves in suffering the defeat.

Next weekend, the Jets head on the road to play the Peoria Mustangs. Game times are 7:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday night and then 2:15 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

All games will be available on www.hockeytv.com.

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