FRASER, Mich. – First, the Monster rink at Fraser Hockeyland lost power early in the first period.
Then the Metro Jets couldn’t seem to get their firepower going and wound up losing 5-2 to the Pittsburgh Vengeance Saturday night.
“We had a long talk after the game – a lot of soul searching going on in this locker room right now,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “This was just one of those games. Pittsburgh was really good and they did what they needed to do to give themselves a chance to win.”
Joey Bruce and Jhuwon Davis scored for the Jets, while Brian Tallieu started in goal and allowed three goals on 20 shots. Andrew Kormos played the third period and stopped five of six.
For Pittsburgh, Tyler Hawk made 36 saves in goal, Dom Glavach had two goals and an assist and Austin Martz a goal and a pair of helpers.
The two teams meet again Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m.
“We got pushed around tonight and it’s kind of embarrassing,” Quenneville said. “Our kids, because they don’t deserve to be called men tonight, better come tomorrow with a different mindset. It’s been addressed and it’s over with, but we’re 17-3, so it’s not the end of the world, but it’s definitely something we’re not happy with. I know our players aren’t either and they’ll be ready tomorrow.”
Sunday’s game will be broadcast on www.hockeytv.com.