The game between Metro and Toledo was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Metro emerged with a 4-2 win.
Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Marc Schwartz secured the win for Metro with a goal in the third period.
Metro was led by Schwartz, who racked up one goal. Schwartz scored on the power play 17:45 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Metro. Metro had gained a power play chance when Nolan Stanley was whistled for charging. Mathias Tellstrom picked up the assist.
Metro\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Toledo power plays. Metro forced Toledo goalie Glen Bates to work between the pipes, taking 42 shots.
Metro additionally got points from Kevin Shand, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Metro included Jason Newel and Matt Dempsey, who each put in one. In addition, Metro received assists from Jacob Gleason, Michael Tratar, Jacob Drinkard, Devin Kelly, TJ Krajewski, and Graham Day, who each chipped in one.
Toledo was helped by Tristin Snyder, who had one goal. Snyder scored 19:17 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Tyler Zalecki assisted on the tally. Toledo also got points from Zalecki, who also grabbed one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. More assists for Toledo came via Dan Hudy, Isaiah Crawford, and Ricky Kwapich, who contributed one each.
Kameron Limburg made 23 saves for Metro on 25 shots. Metro incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Toledo\’s Bates stopped 38 shots out of the 41 that he faced. Toledo incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.