FRASER, Mich. – All good things must come to an end.
Saturday night at Fraser Hockeyland, the North Iowa Bulls defeated the Metro Jets 7-2, snapping the Jets’ 57-game regular-season winning streak that dated back to the 2015-16 season.
“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet, only because this group has gone a ridiculous amount of days and games without losing a home game here, let alone a regular-season game,” said Jets coach-GM Justin Quenneville. “It’s been an impressive run and I’m really proud of the group and every player that’s worn a jersey up to this point and contributed towards this.”
North Iowa led 3-0 after one period and 4-1 through 40 minutes.
Connor Inger posted a goal and an assist for the Jets, while Jhuwon Davis, after being reassigned to the Jets from the NAHL’s Minnesota Magicians earlier in the week, also scored.
Andrew Kormos, also back from a stint in the NAHL, started in goal and surrendered seven goals before Brian Tallieu came in at 8:03 of the third period and made three saves the rest of the way.
Jets defenseman George Hansen (pictured) also made his season debut Saturday night after starting the season in the NAHL with the Austin Bruins.
“The bounces went (North Iowa’s) way tonight and it is what it is,” said Quenneville. “Whether it’s a 1-0 loss or a 7-2 loss, we’re moving forward. It’s hockey – sometimes you play as perfect as you want and it doesn’t go your way. They were sound tonight and they held on when they got up by a couple quick goals. Regardless of our shot count and how many more chances we had, we just couldn’t solve their goaltender.”
Bulls goalie Colin Cain finished with 33 saves, Dominic Skrelja had two goals and an assist and Tyler Bump scored once and added a pair of helpers.
The two teams wrap their weekend series Sunday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. and the game will be streamed on www.hockeytv.com.