Week 2 - Tier 3 Junior Hockey Game of the Week
Metro Jets (0-0) at Pittsburgh Vengeance (2-0)
Home Ice Favors Pittsburgh in this Week 2 Match Up
The North American 3 Hockey League provides us with an early season match up between the top two 2014-15 East Division teams. The Metro Jets finished the 2014-15 season with a 32-13-2 record and the Pittsburgh Vengeance a 30-11-6 record, with both teams earning 66 points.
Through 13 games between these two teams last season, 10 regular season and 3 post season, the home team came out the victor 11 times (85%) with the remaining 2 games won by the visiting team in overtime. Historically the Jets lead this series 11-7 in two seasons of regular season play, with 12 of those 18 games won by a single goal or in overtime (67%).
Through the 10 regular season games in 2014-15, the Jets led the series 6-4, outscoring the Vengeance 37-30. Through three post season games the Jets went 2-1 over Pittsburgh, outscoring them 11-10.
A competitive match up to open the season for the Jets, as Pittsburgh swept the Cincinnati Thunder in two games last weekend. If history repeats, look for the Vengeance to get a leg up in front of their home crowd.
Keep an eye on Ryker Barber of the Vengeance, who logged the first and only hat-trick of any tier 3 player so far this season on September 5th as well as Auston Palumbo who logged 3 assists in the same game.
Game 1 - Saturday Sept 12 6:30pm EST
Game 2 - Sunday Sept 13 11:40am EST