Flint downs Cleveland, 5-2

Austin Fletcher grabbed two points to lead the Flint Junior Generals to a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks.

Flint\’s offense rang up 44 shots on Cleveland\’s net.

Flint additionally got points from Jacob Lainesse, who also registered one goal and one assist and Trevor Benaglio, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Flint included Mark McGee and Brit Brothen, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Flint were Caleb Gannelli, Brett Leppek, and Anders Franke, who each chipped in one and Nicholas Gnagni and Justin Fisher, who contributed two a piece.

The Jr. Lumberjacks were led by Nick Balavich, who racked up one goal and one assist. Balavich scored on the power play 7:50 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Cleveland earned a power play opportunity when Lainesse was put in the box for interference. Stefan Horgas also scored for Cleveland. More assists for Cleveland came via Jared Johnson, who had one.

The Junior Generals\’ Franke stopped 19 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Flint incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with four minors. Joseph Moza rejected 39 shots on goal for the Jr. Lumberjacks. Cleveland incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.