Metro and Toledo were evenly matched throughout their contest, but Metro made the most of its opportunities and won, 3-2.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Matt Dempsey secured the win for Metro with a goal in the third period.
Metro was led by Dempsey, who grabbed one goal. Dempsey scored on the power play 15:26 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Metro. Metro had taken the advantage when Toledo\’s Ben Hamilton got sent off for boarding. David Chavis picked up the assist.
Metro stifled Toledo\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Metro did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Metro averages 5.1 goals per game. Metro\’s offense rang up 35 shots on Toledo\’s net.
Metro also had goals scored by Robert Flannery and Jason Newel, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Metro were Jacob Drinkard, Spencer Graham, Jacob Rutkoske, and Graham Day, who contributed one each.
Toledo was led by Nikolas Verbosky, who racked up one goal and one assist. Verbosky scored 2:43 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Shane Dunsmore assisted on the tally. Josh Smith also scored for Toledo. In addition, Toledo received assists from Nolan Stanley, who had one.
Kameron Limburg recorded 26 saves for Metro. Metro incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Glen Bates made 32 saves for Toledo on 35 shots. Toledo incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.