FRASER, Mich. – The Metro Jets used a 27-save performance from goaltender Andrew Kormos to knock off the Lansing Wolves 6-2 Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland.
Kormos also turned aside a Brendan Smith penalty shot early in the third period.
Offensively, the Jets were led by the top line of Connor Inger (goal, two assists), Joey Bruce (goal, assist) and captain Griffin Sawyer (goal, assist).
“I thought we had some spurts of some controlled shifts where we really took it to them,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “Obviously, we created some good offensive sets throughout the game. Overall, some of the transitions and some of the turnovers hurt us when they came back the other way, but Kormos played great to keep the game 2-0 (after one period) and then 3-0 (after two periods).”
Mathieu LaForest, Robby Flannery and Brandon Graham also scored for Metro, while George Hansen picked up a pair of assists.
“I thought we were using our speed well there at the end of the game,” said Bruce. “Halfway through the game, I thought we were overhandling pucks a little bit, but we started to settle it down and play Metro Jets hockey.”
Garrison Weyh and Jacob Deratany scored for Lansing and Sean Finstrom finished with 37 saves between the pipes.
The Jets are back home next weekend for two with the Pittsburgh Vengeance. Game times are 7 p.m. Saturday night and 12:15 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Both games will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.