January 22, 2023
Mavs stumble against Jets
Lewis Center, Ohio – In back to back games Friday and Saturday evening, the Mavs were swept by the Jets.
Friday night’s game saw a valiant effort by both teams: the Mavericks were able to hold off the Jets for a scoreless first period before Piercen Garcia scored the first goal of the series with assists from rookies Ethan O’Malley and Hunter Gentz, 5:19 into the second period.
Not to be eclipsed, the Jets tied up the game at 10:29, and the score remained tied at 1-1 until the Jets added a second goal 8:46 into the third period. Twenty seconds later, the Jets solidified their lead with an insurance goal, and an empty net goal at 19:04 set the final score at 4-1 for the Jets.
On Saturday, the Mavericks traveled to Mount Clemens to meet the Jets for their sixth matchup of the season.
Unlike the night before, the Jets cemented their lead in the first period, scoring five goals before the buzzer sounded, including two on power plays. They proceeded to add another five in the second period, including one goal on a four-on-four play and another on a power play while Daniel Schmidt was in the penalty box for cross-checking.
After another Jets goal in the third period, Carson Johnston scored the sole goal (with an assist from Jadon Beard) at 11:14 to set the score 11-1. This goal ties Johnston with Colin Crowley as the Mavs’ top point scorer for the season.
The Jets scored the final goal of the weekend with 3:28 left in regulation, for a final score of 12-1.
The Mavericks travel to Toledo to take on the Cherokee on Thursday, January 26 before returning home to OhioHealth Chiller North to play the Jets on Friday, January 27. Puck drop is at 7:30 and 8:45 p.m., respectively.
Winnie Ha, Mavericks Communications