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Jets’ offense comes alive in the third, Kormos stops all 41 as Metro blanks Southern Tier

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Metro Jets and Southern Tier Express were scoreless after two periods before the Jets broke loose for four goals to take a 4-0 win Friday night at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.

Jets captain Graham Day, Jake Gleason (pictured), Connor Inger and Louis Boudon all scored in the third period and goaltender Andrew Kormos made 41 saves for his NA3HL-leading seventh shutout, lowering his goals-against average to 0.81 and his save percentage to .966 – also NA3HL bests.

“We got guys that played big tonight like Kormos and our five defensemen,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “We had two ‘D’ go down early and even though we controlled the play and had our chances, pucks just weren’t going in. We easily hit easily two posts and had some prime chances early, but credit to their goalie for making a ton of saves and keeping the score close.

“We always trust our approach, our preparation and our game to wear teams down in the end, and I’m proud of the guys for fighting through any adversity they faced tonight and get rewarded with a win.”

Southern Tier goalie Ryan Pascarella finished with 53 saves.

“Our training and habits helped us come out on top today,” noted Metro defenseman Marc Schwartz. “As far as tomorrow goes, we just need to focus on playing Jets hockey, get back to the basics and play simple.”

The Jets head to suburban Pittsburgh Saturday night for a 6:30 p.m. contest with the Vengeance, who then come to Fraser Hockeyland for a two-game set next weekend in the Jets’ first home games since Dec. 10-11.

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

Photo/Michael Caples/MiHockey