Sawyer pots pair as Metro sweeps Cincinnati Sunday afternoon

FRASER, Mich. – The Metro Jets completed a six-point weekend and also a two-game sweep of the Cincinnati Thunder with a 5-2 win Sunday afternoon at Fraser Hockeyland.

The Jets opened the weekend with a win in Toledo Friday night.

Griffin Sawyer scored a pair of goals and Evan Newel, Graham Day and Louis Boudon also added goals for Metro to help back Brian Tallieu’s 19-save outing in goal in his Jets debut.

“It’s tough enough to play three games in three days and when we looked at the schedule in the summer, we knew this would be a tough one, but credit to Cincinnati for battling,” Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville said. “They had a short bench there with some injuries, but I think the biggest challenge for us was mentally getting through those hurdles throughout the game and doing the things we needed to do, but sometimes you just find a way to win and we did that.”

Cam Schwartz and Dylan Naumovski (pictured) posted two assists each for the Jets.

“It’s very important for us to get these six points,” Boudon said. “We played well and I’m just glad we won here today. It was a tough game.”

Cameron Sangster and Trevor Veneklase scored for the Thunder and Ryan Kostelnik made 38 saves in suffering the defeat.

Next weekend, the Jets hit the road for two games against the Pittsburgh Vengeance before coming home Oct. 1-2 to host the West Michigan Wolves.