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Metro offense, Gwillim lift Jets to dominant win, road sweep of Xpress

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Metro Jets completed a weekend sweep of the Southern Tier Xpress with a dominating 7-1 win Saturday night at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena.

Louis Boudon paced the Metro offense with a pair of goals and Jake Gwillim was sharp in net, stopping 15 shots to pick up the victory.

“That was a clean game tonight and played the right way,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Other than a couple bad bounces, we controlled the game and had strong puck support throughout. ‘Gwilly’ made some key saves to ensure the lead, but overall, everyone contributed in this win tonight.”

Griffin Sawyer and Trevor Momot (pictured) each posted a goal and an assist, while Kristian Alafriz, Chase Sereno and Mathias Tellstrom each scored once.

“I think today, we prepared better than yesterday and played our game,” said Gwillim. “We came out with the mentality that we were going to control the pace for a full 60 and we executed well. Personally, I felt solid. The boys did a good job the first few minutes keeping the shots to the outside and letting me feel the puck.

“I think we will recharge here tomorrow and get back to work these couple practices. We need to have the same mentality and put together another full 60 Wednesday night. This last stretch is important for us to keep the ball rolling into the postseason.”

Connor Inger and Robby Flannery each contributed two assists in the win.

“We came out ready to play and played our type of offensive game,” Jets defenseman Jason Recchia said. “I feel like we played very well defensively and didn’t let them get much offense. Moving forward, it’s just about putting in the work we always do, play simple, and play our game.”

Arttu Rajamaki potted Southern Tier’s lone goal at 5:45 of the second period, just 36 seconds after Tellstrom’s goal made it a 2-0 Jets lead.

Southern Tier goalies Ryan Pascarella and Harrison Vangellow combined to make 55 saves in the loss.

The Jets now get set to play their lone home weeknight game of the season next Wednesday night at Fraser Hockeyland against the Toledo Cherokee at 7 p.m.

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

Photo/Michael Caples/MiHockey