Jets down Pittsburgh Saturday night on late goal from Schwartz

FRASER, Mich. – Cam Schwartz’s goal at 15:30 of the third period proved to be the game winner and the Metro Jets held on to defeat the Pittsburgh Vengeance 3-1 Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.

Pittsburgh was the first to score when Nick Lyon tallied at 19:52 of the first period, but Robby Flannery answered for the Jets at 14:45 of the second period.

After Schwartz’s goal that put Metro ahead, Louis Boudon sealed it with an empty-net goal at 19:46 of the third.

“We never have doubt in our guys,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “We controlled the pace for most of the game, if not all of it, and it’s just a matter of a bounce. That’s what makes you more nervous than anything. We got saves when we needed them, but when we had chances, we couldn’t bury them. Credit to their goaltender.”

Jacob Hough made 46 saves for Pittsburgh, while Jake Gwillim stopped 16 for the Jets.

“We battled hard and had a lot of chances that we couldn’t finish, but Cam Schwartz put in a big goal at the end,” noted Metro forward Jason Newel. “Our line (with Schwartz and Jake Gleason), we hope to get a lot of energy and finish our checks, but we couldn’t do it without Gleason.”

The Jets are idle next weekend before playing at West Michigan on Wednesday, Oct. 26 and then coming home for the “Jets Hockey Fights Cancer” game against Toledo on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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