Kormos with the shutout, Jets blank Wolves Saturday

FRASER, Mich. – Andrew Kormos stopped all 25 shots in his NA3HL debut and the Metro Jets downed the West Michigan Wolves 5-0 Saturday night in their home opener at Fraser Hockeyland.

Evan Newel, Chas Distelrath, Robby Flannery, Cam Schwartz and Mathias Tellstrom all scored for the Jets, who are now 2-0-0 on the young season.

Flannery added an assist for a multi-point game.

“The team was playing really well in front of me, making it easy for me to see shots,” Kormos said. “I know it’s early, but the team is playing well and we’re coming together as a team.”

Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said he’s excited about the home-and-home weekend sweep over West Michigan, but knows there is still work to be done.

“I think we had good energy this weekend,” said Quenneville. “That’s something we talked about, focusing as much as we can on our game plan and knowing that at the beginning of the year, we’ll have some kinks to iron out. Obviously, we were able to dictate the play a lot with our energy, but credit to West Michigan – they’re a 60-minute team and they keep pushing, pushing, pushing.

“I feel like our guys did what they had to do to get by this weekend and we’ll get back to the drawing board on Monday.”

Next weekend, the Jets play in Toledo against the Cherokee Friday night at 7 p.m. before coming home to host the Cincinnati Thunder for a pair Saturday night at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m.

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