FRASER, Mich. – Jake Gleason and Louis Boudon each registered two goals and two assists as the Metro Jets blanked the Peoria Mustangs 9-0 Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.
In net, Andrew Kormos stopped all 18 shots he faced for his NA3HL-leading 10th shutout and also lowered his goals-against average to 0.85 and his save percentage to .964 – both also tops in the league.
“We take pride in how we prepare for every game and tonight was one of those games where it was a little lopsided in terms of effort,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “They are a very well-coached team and really gave us a push in the first, but we capitalized on a couple quick chances and Kormos stepped up and stopped theirs.”
Mathias Tellstrom added a goal and three assists, Connor Inger a goal plus two helpers and Cam Schwartz popped a goal and an assist.
The Jets led 3-0 after 20 minutes and 4-0 through two periods before exploding for five goals in the third period.
“I just have to give props to my two linemates (Schwartz and Trevor Momot),” said Gleason. “I couldn’t have done it without them. We’re a third-period team and we get better throughout the game. When we smell blood, we go for it.”
“Overall, it was a great game,” added Schwartz. “When we get a lead like that, we try to finish the job for Kormos and all our goalies, make sure they get the shutout.”
Momot, a defenseman by trade, has transitioned into a forward over the past month and has played on a line with any combination of Jason Newel, Schwartz and Gleason.
“It’s been great playing with these veteran guys here,” said Momot, who had three assists Saturday night. “Just showing me the ropes every day at practice, but all in all, it’s a team effort and wherever Coach needs me, I’m there. Just love this organization and want to keep it rolling.”
Evan Newel and Dylan Naumovski scored and George Hansen tacked on two assists in the win.
For Peoria, J.T. Kossakowski and Ethan Wiese combined on a 40-save effort in goal.
The two teams wrap up their weekend series Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m.
Streaming of the game will be available on www.hockeytv.com.