Huge game by Barlow boosts Cleveland over Metro, 5-2

John Barlow had one goal and two assists to lead the Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks to a 5-2 victory over the Metro Jets.

Barlow beat Jake Stephan with a shot 4:16 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Tyler Dalton picked up the assist. Barlow dished an assist on Daniel Goodwin\’s goal that made the score 3-2 Cleveland at 6:42 into the third period. He added another helper on AJ Bogdan\’s goal that made the score 5-2 Cleveland at 18:43 into the third period.

Cleveland\’s goal total was higher than its season average. This season, the Jr. Lumberjacks average 2.4 goals per contest.

Cleveland also got points from Goodwin, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Cleveland also had goals scored by Aaron Schmitt and Ryker Barber, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Cleveland were Mitch Renstrom, Edvards Klava, Zack Mlady, and Patrick Briggs, who contributed one each.

Metro put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Cleveland to score on any of its three power plays. The Jets\’ offense operated below their season average. Metro averages 4.3 goals per game. The Jets\’ offense rang up 32 shots on the Jr. Lumberjacks\’ net.

Metro was helped by Jason Newel, who grabbed one goal. Newel scored 14:43 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Matt Dempsey assisted on the tally. Metro also got a goal from Tyler Layle as well. More assists for Metro came via Thomas Luzynski, Alex Holm, and Jake Sealy, who each chipped in one.

Alec Rounds recorded 30 saves for Cleveland. The Jr. Lumberjacks incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Jake Stephan took the loss and made nine saves before being replaced by Kameron Limburg who made 16 saves. The Jets incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.