The Toledo Cherokee took the lead against the Metro Jets in the first period and maintained it until the end of the game to secure a tight 3-1 victory.
A goal 18:44 into the first period by Dominic Pisanti proved to be the game winner, and powered Toledo to the victory. The Cherokee had gotten the advantage when Metro\’s Devin Kelly was sent off for boarding. Zach Swanson picked up the assist.
Toledo got the win with help from a great game by Aaron Roschinsky, who had one goal and two assists. Roschinsky scored 14:13 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Austin Turner provided the assist.
The Cherokee racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with seven minors and one major for 39 minutes in penalty time. Toledo surpassed its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. The Cherokee forced the Jets goalie Jake Stephan to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots.
Toledo also got points from Swanson, who also had one goal and one assist. In addition, Toledo received assists from Cam Schwartz, who had two.
Metro was often in penalty trouble, totaling 11 minors and one major for 67 minutes in penalty time. The Jets had been averaging 22.0 minutes in penalties per game. Metro did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Jets average 4.1 goals per game.
Aaron Callan recorded 22 saves for Toledo. The Cherokee registered one goal on eight power play opportunities. Toledo ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Mark McGee was ejected from the game. The Jets\’ Stephan stopped 34 shots out of the 37 that he faced. Metro registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.