Metro gutted out a close 6-4 win against Southern Tier.
Neither team gained more than a two-goal lead, and Jacob Drinkard\’s goal in the second period proved to be the difference maker.
Metro excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. Metro\’s offense rang up 32 shots on Southern Tier\’s net.
Metro was led by Mathias Tellstrom, who tallied two goals. Tellstrom scored the first of his two goals at 4:29 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro. Kevin Shand provided the assist. Tellstrom\’s next tally made the score 4-2 Metro with 1:33 left in the second period. Michael Tratar assisted on the tally. Metro also got points from Drinkard, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Matt Dempsey, who also grabbed one goal and one assist, and Graham Day, who also registered one goal and one assist. Chase Sereno also scored for Metro. In addition, Metro received assists from Mark Vansaw, who had one and Jacob Rutkoske and Chas Distelrath, who contributed two each.
Southern Tier bested its season scoring average. This season, Southern Tier averages 1.8 goal per contest.
Southern Tier was helped by Kyler Chartier, who racked up two goals. Chartier scored the first of his two goals at 16:40 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Metro. Elijah Williams provided the assist. Chartier\’s next tally made the score 5-4 Metro with 7:41 left in the third period. Joshua Malin picked up the assist. Southern Tier additionally got points from Williams, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Southern Tier also got a goal from Curtis Carlson as well.
Kameron Limburg made 20 saves for Metro on 24 shots. Metro incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Tyler Geloneck rejected 26 shots on goal for Southern Tier. Southern Tier incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.