FRASER, Mich. – Robby Flannery led the offense and Jake Gwillim was the wall in net Saturday night as the Metro Jets shut out the West Michigan Wolves 9-0 at Fraser Hockeyland.
Flannery went for two goals and three assists for a five-point night, while Gwillim (pictured) stopped all 16 shots he faced to pick up the shutout in goal.
“Great way to close out the weekend at home and before Top Prospects,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “This time of year, you never know what kind of game you will be up against, so I’m happy the guys have continued to play strong hockey down the stretch and focus on simple habits heading into playoffs. ‘Gwilly’ was solid tonight and happy he got the shutout, too.”
Jets captain Graham Day and Jason Recchia each posted a goal and two assists, while Griffin Sawyer tallied a goal and an assist and Connor Inger, Evan Newel, Chas Distelrath and Chase Sereno added single goals.
Louis Boudon notched a pair of assists.
“Lots of props to my teammates – just one of those nights, I guess,” said Flannery of his offensive output. “The guys stay focused pretty well. The boys have fun out there and made sure we played for ‘Gwilly,’ especially towards the end of the game.”
West Michigan goalie Brian Thomas made 30 saves in suffering the defeat.
Next Monday and Tuesday, five Jets players – Day, Mathias Tellstrom and Andrew Kormos (East), along with Boudon and Nick Foran (Selects) – will take part in the 2017 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Mich. Quenneville will coach Team East as well.
The Jets are back home next Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 12:15 p.m. for a pair with the Southern Tier Xpress at Fraser Hockeyland.
All Top Prospects games and games next weekend will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.