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Early goals doom Cleveland, falls to Metro, 7-2

The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks fell behind early, and the Metro Jets kept piling on the points on the way to a 7-2 victory.

Jason Newel was all over the ice for Metro, as he tallied two goals and one assist in the win. Newel scored the first of his two goals at 12:32 into the first period to make the score 5-0 Metro. Andrew Sawyer provided the assist. Newel\’s next tally made the score 7-1 Metro with 13:48 left in the third period. A hooking penalty on Ryker Barber had put the Jets on the power play. Cooper McLean picked up the assist.

Metro racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with five minors and two majors for 40 minutes in penalty time. The Jets had been averaging 19.0 minutes in penalties per game. Metro forced Jr. Lumberjacks\’ goalies to work between the pipes, finishing with 38 shots and forcing 31 saves. Alec Rounds made 14 stops and Sam Pikus made 17. The Jets\’ goal total was higher than their season average. Metro averages 4.5 goals per game. The defensemen of the Jets were also effective in Cleveland\’s zone, and came away with two goals.

Metro also got points from David Chavis, who also tallied one goal and one assist, Pearce Vance, who also finished with one goal and two assists, and Sawyer, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Metro included Thomas Luzynski and Jake Sealy, who scored one goal each. More assists for Metro came via Graham Day, who had two and Alex Holm, Jacob Gleason, Tyler Layle, Jacob Drinkard, TJ Krajewski, and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in one.

Cleveland also had goals scored by Mitch Renstrom and Tyler Dalton, who each put in one. In addition, Cleveland received assists from Avery Huibregtse, Aaron Schmitt, Tyler Houmard, and John Barlow, who contributed one each.

Stephan Wroe made 18 saves for Metro on 20 shots. The Jets registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Team\’s Gleason and Cody Jones were slapped with misconducts and ejected from the game. The Jr. Lumberjacks incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.