Kelly’s goals lift Metro to 7-2 victory over West Michigan

Devin Kelly was all over the ice for the Metro Jets, as he tallied two goals in Metro\’s 7-2 win over the West Michigan Wolves.

Kelly\’s tallies came at 3:28 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Metro and 10:49 into the second to make the score 3-1 Metro.

The Jets pulled out the victory even though they were hit with 12 penalty minutes.

Metro forced Wolves\’ netminders to work without much rest, racking up 48 shots and forcing 41 saves. Chase Stanford made 30 stops and Hunter Vorva made 11. The defensemen of the Jets were also effective in West Michigan\’s zone, and came away with two goals.

Metro additionally got points from David Chavis, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Pearce Vance, who also had one goal and one assist, and Matt Dempsey, who also registered one goal and one assist. Metro also had goals scored by Chris Williams and Graham Day, who scored one goal each. In addition, Metro received assists from Alex Holm, Jacob Gleason, Cody Jones, Jake Sealy, and Jacob Rutkoske, who each chipped in one and Andrew Sawyer, Jason Newel, and Zachary Koonce, who contributed two each.

The Wolves were led by Sean Smalley, who registered two goals. Smalley scored the first of his two goals at 12:38 into the first period to make the score 1-0 West Michigan. Tim Foley provided the assist. Smalley\’s next tally made the score 6-2 Metro with 6:41 left in the third period. West Michigan earned a power play opportunity when Tyler Baker was put in the box for roughing. Devin Farkas picked up the assist. Other players who recorded assists for West Michigan were Kyle Keeder, who had one.

Jake Stephan recorded 23 saves for Metro. The Jets registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. The Wolves incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.