DIMONDALE, Mich. – The Metro Jets surrendered two goals 37 seconds apart to open the third period, but rallied late to take a 5-3 win over the Lansing Wolves Friday night at the Summit Sports and Ice Complex.
Connor Inger (pictured) tallied three goals and an assist, while Anthony Cinato added a goal and two assists to back Brian Tallieu’s 24 saves in goal.
“Good character win for the guys,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Not the score we wanted in the third, but we got some big goals by Connor tonight. The Wolves goalie (Will Ignatovich) made some big saves tonight to give them a shot, but we could have still been better in a few areas tonight. Overall, two points on the road is always good and we will regroup for tomorrow.”
Robby Flannery also scored for the Jets and Jhuwon Davis and George Hansen contributed two assists apiece.
“We gutted out a road win tonight and it wasn’t pretty at all times – we had a few mistakes that penalized us – but the important thing is coming out of a road game with two points,” said Inger. “Tomorrow is going to be a great game and we are all excited for it. It’s a great opportunity to play in front of a big crowd along with money being donated to a great cause. I don’t think we will have a problem getting up and excited for the game tomorrow – that’s what it’s all about.”
Ignatovich made 29 saves for Lansing and Michael Schramm posted a goal and two assists.
The Jets return home to Fraser Hockeyland tomorrow night for the annual “Pink In The Rink” game for cancer awareness, hosting the Wooster Oilers at 7 p.m.
Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.