FRASER, Mich. – Connor Inger recorded a goal and three assists and Matt Schaumburger scored twice as the Metro Jets downed the Toledo Cherokee 5-1 Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.
With the win, the Jets complete a home-and-home sweep of the Cherokee after a 7-0 win Friday night at the Team Toledo IceHouse.
“Tonight, we more or less kept our composure,” said Metro coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Obviously, it was a mentally frustrating game with the calls and the constant whistles and it was almost like we were playing against two teams there with the refs and the Cherokee.
“In the end, we persevered and I thought that the big penalty kill towards the end of the second gave us momentum for the rest of the game and we kept the pressure when we had to re-adapt.”
Marc Schwartz (in his second game of the season, also pictured) and Jordan Guske (in his season debut) also scored for the Jets, while George Hansen added three assists from the back end and captain Griffin Sawyer tacked on a pair of assists.
“We just went out tonight and played Metro hockey,” Hansen said. “We just went to the old times, a bunch of grinding and scoring goals in the dirty areas. That’s all we really did.”
Jets goalie Brian Tallieu made 26 saves, with the lone blemish an E.J. Gilbert goal at 12:16 of the first period.
Alan Brouillette stopped 45 shots for Toledo, in addition to a Jake Stawinski penalty shot 5:37 into the third period.
Metro next heads on the road next weekend to play the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Game times are Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. EST and then 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the Affton Ice Rink.
Both games will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.