FRASER, Mich. – The Metro Jets completed a home-and-home weekend series sweep of the Toledo Cherokee with a 6-1 win Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.
Jeremy Schwartz scored twice, Connor Inger and Robby Flannery added a goal and two assists each and Michael Gulawsky and Matt Schaumburger also scored one each and Jhuwon Davis tacked on a pair of assists.
“We came out strong again early in the game and executed our game plan well,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Even in the second when we couldn’t break through, we sustained the pressure throughout. We’ve been doing a better job forcing turnovers and creating speed underneath the puck lately and when we are moving the puck quickly, it’s a fun group to watch.
“Everyone pitched in again tonight and down the stretch here, we need to remain focused and keep the foot on the pedal.”
Jets goalie Andrew Kormos (pictured) made 30 saves on his 21st birthday.
“Knowing our line didn’t do much in the first period, we knew we had to come out harder in the next periods and that’s what we did,” said Schwartz. “Toledo came to play tonight’s game, but we still knew we had to come out with a win and that’s what it turned out to be.”
Darren Carter scored the lone Cherokee goal early in the second period and goaltender Ricardo Gonzalez finished with 58 saves as the Jets outshot Toledo 64-31.
The Jets hit the road next weekend, playing at Southern Tier Friday night at 7 p.m. and then Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh.
Both games will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.