TOLEDO, Ohio – Chas Distelrath’s hat trick and Louis Boudon’s four-point night helped the Metro Jets double up the Toledo Cherokee 8-4 Friday night at the Team Toledo Ice House.
Boudon picked up two goals and two assists in the game to help back Jake Gwillim’s 19 saves in goal for the Jets.
For Distelrath, he said the hat trick was nice, but even more important are the two points.
“My linemates (Graham Day, Kristian Alafriz) were able to find me and I was lucky enough to have the puck go in,” said Distelrath.
Alafriz contributed a goal and two assists and Day added three assists, along with Mathias Tellstrom (pictured).
Jake Stawinski and Chase Sereno also scored for the Jets.
“We definitely came out with a purpose and played our game early, but after scoring the first one, we got a little complacent and starting cheating the game,” Metro coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “It showed and we left ‘Gwilly’ hanging. Luckily, he made a big save early in the second to wake up our guys and we took back over. Credit to the Toledo goalie (Jeremy Hamerquist, 53 saves) as he made some big saves to keep them in it.
“We still need to work out some early season puck management, but we will take these two points and move forward to tomorrow’s game.”
Ricky Kwapich scored twice and added two assists for Toledo and Tristin Snyder added a goal and an assist.
The Jets (3-0-0) return home to Fraser Hockeyland this weekend for a two-game set with the Cincinnati Thunder – 7 p.m. Saturday and 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
“Expectations are to get the four points and play two solid games of hockey,” Distelrath noted.