Jets back in first place in NA3HL East after Sunday win, weekend sweep in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – The Metro Jets moved back into first place in the NA3HL’s East Division after sweeping the St. Louis Jr. Blues, capped by a 5-1 win Sunday afternoon at the Affton Ice Rink.

The Lansing Wolves swept the Pittsburgh Vengeance this weekend to knock Pittsburgh down to second place.

Anthony Cinato scored twice Sunday, while Jhuwon Davis had a goal and two assists to back Brian Tallieu’s 27 saves in goal.

“Another group effort tonight,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “’Tally’ made the big stop when we needed it, but overall, our decision making and commitment to playing on the right side of the puck gave us the results we wanted here on the road. Make no mistake, the scores this weekend were not indicative of the games. St. Louis is a top team and are very well coached. We just did the little things and were rewarded for it.

“We will put this behind us and focus on another tough weekend ahead us against Lansing.”

Marc Schwartz contributed a goal and an assist in the win and Matt Schaumburger also scored.

St. Louis captain Jack Hatton scored and goalie Brady Bjella made 24 saves.

“We just stuck to the details and kept our focus on what we do best anywhere on the ice,” said Tallieu (pictured). “We saw the opportunity for what was at stake after we won yesterday’s game and we went out there and played to win.

“We kept to our game plan and played Jets hockey.”

The Jets play a home-and-home series next weekend with the Lansing Wolves, starting Friday night at 7:30 p.m. from The Summit Sports & Ice Complex in Dimondale and concluding Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland for the annual Heroes Game at 7:30 p.m.

Streaming of both games will be available on www.hockeytv.com.

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