DIMONDALE, Mich. – The Metro Jets started slow, but finished strong in a 7-1 win over the Lansing Wolves Friday night at The Summit Sports & Ice Complex.
Matt Schaumburger scored twice, Jeremy Schwartz and George Hansen each posted a goal and an assist and Brian Tallieu made 17 saves in goal to lead the Jets to two points on the road.
“Tonight’s start was not clean,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “We weren’t handling pucks or executing offensively the way we like, but as the game progressed, we built off a few good shifts. Even when we scored, we kept applying pressure and eventually were rewarded for it.
“We will take the two points and focus on tomorrow.”
Jhuwon Davis, Brodie Thornton and Trevor Momot also scored for the Jets, while Kyle Gierman, Connor Inger and Metro captain Griffin Sawyer each registered two assists.
“Lansing came out strong like we expected, but we stuck to our game plan and played a full 60 minutes,” said Gierman. “’Tally’ also made some big saves for us, which really helped.”
Brandon Ashley scored for the Wolves and Sean Finstrom made 28 saves in suffering the defeat between the pipes.
The two teams will meet again Saturday night back at Fraser Hockeyland for the Jets’ annual Heroes Game, honoring members of the U.S. military, first responders, firefighters and police officers.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and puck drop is set for 7:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.
“It is going to be a special night for sure, but we need to get two points out of it,” noted Gierman. “We just need to stick to Metro hockey and come out strong.”