The game between the Metro Jets and the Toledo Cherokee was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Metro emerged with a 3-2 win.
No lead was more than one goal during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Brad Hepler at 19:11 of the third period.
The Jets\’ penalty kill excelled, as Metro gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
The Jets were led by Hepler, who had one goal.
Metro stifled Toledo\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Metro also had goals scored by Cooper McLean and Cameron Bruff, who scored one goal each. More assists for Metro came via Josh Hosking, Carter Reid, Kyle Shreve, and Travis Baranoski, who each chipped in one.
The Cherokee put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the Jets to score on any of their four power plays. Metro was unable to stop Toledo from sending pucks towards the net, and the Cherokee eventually piled up 31 shots on goal.
Toledo was helped by Aaron Roschinsky, who registered one goal. Roschinsky scored 9:17 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Zach Armstrong provided the assist. Toledo also got points from Armstrong, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. In addition, Toledo received assists from Tyler Zalecki, Nick Foti, and Kyler Omey, who contributed one a piece.
Kameron Limburg recorded 29 saves for the Jets. Metro incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. The Cherokee\’s Nate Gay stopped 20 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Toledo incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.