Schwartz records four points, Jets weather Thunder

FRASER, Mich. – Cam Schwartz’s four-point night propelled the Metro Jets to a 6-2 win over the Cincinnati Thunder Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.

Schwartz (pictured) tallied a hat trick and also assisted on a Dylan Naumovski goal as the Jets outshot the Thunder 50-15.

“Our breakout was great tonight,” said Schwartz. “Then once we got into the zone, we had great shots on net, bodies in front and shots from the point. My linemates (Jason Newel and Mathias Tellstrom) and I, we have great chemistry, and two of my goals were great passes from those guys and also one from Jake Stawinski. Just great chemistry.”

Chas Distelrath added a goal and an assist and Jake Gleason a single goal for Metro (4-0-0).

Newel chipped in three assists and Graham Day notched a pair of helpers.

“We controlled the play the majority of the game,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “We stuck to our game plan, coming out with speed, putting pucks to the net, getting bodies in front – just real simple hockey to get going here.”

Metro goalie Andrew Kormos finished with 13 saves, while Tyler Geloneck made 44 for Cincinnati.

Andre Vanlew and Bradley Begeman scored the Thunder goals.

The two teams wrap their weekend set Sunday with 12:15 p.m. warmups and 12:45 p.m. puck drop back at Fraser.

“Overall tonight, we played well and we’ll continue that mindset tomorrow,” added Quenneville. “I think we’ll play a little smarter tomorrow and with game management on the bench from me, trying to keep the shifts short so we’ll still be strong for 60 minutes.”