Undaunted by a three-goal deficit, the Toledo Cherokee battled back to claim a 4-3 victory over the Metro Jets.
Toledo never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Cherokee was down 3-0 after a short handed goal by Metro\’s Zach MacKay at 12:53 in the first period. Toledo tied things up at 3-3 on a power play goal by Brody Duncan at 13:54 in the second period. The Cherokee scored the game winner at 1:12 in the third period on a goal by Duncan.
Toledo\’s penalty kill excelled, as the Cherokee gave up zero goals despite allowing seven power plays.
Toledo stifled the Jets\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Cherokee could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Toledo was helped by Dominic Antonelli, who tallied one goal. Toledo additionally got points from David Bogart, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Toledo also got a goal from Zach Armstrong as well. In addition, Toledo received assists from Tyler Zalecki and Aaron Roschinsky, who contributed one a piece and Donnie Nagle and Kyler Omey, who each chipped in two.
Metro\’s offense rang up 35 shots on the Cherokee\’s net.
The Jets were helped by Alex Holm, who racked up one goal. Holm scored 11:02 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Kyle Shreve picked up the assist. Metro also got points from MacKay, who also registered one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. James Roznowski also scored for Metro. More assists for Metro came via Adam Lockner and TJ Krajewski, who contributed one a piece.
Nate Gay recorded 32 saves for Toledo. The Cherokee registered three goals on 10 power play opportunities. Kameron Limburg rejected 23 shots on goal for Metro. The Jets incurred 18 minutes in penalty time with nine minors.