Jr. Generals off to fast start
The Flint Junior Generals are off to a good start under their new ownership with a four-game unbeaten streak out of the gate.
The Generals were atop the North American 3 Hockey League's East Division with seven points by the virtue of three wins and an overtime loss.
The latest wins were a sweep of the Metro Jets in a weekend series Sept. 21-22.
It didn't matter to Flint what the venue was as it racked up a 6-2 win Saturday at the Lakeland Arena in Waterford and greeted the Jets back in their house at the Flint Iceland Arena with an equally impressive, 7-2 route.
Nicholas Gnagni turned in an impressive performance on the road over the Jets with a hat trick and an assist for a four-point game. Teammate Conor Durgan also netted two for Flint and Mark McGee had the other. Metro mustered all of its offense during the second period led by Nick Schultz and Josh Belesky, who scored a goal each. But with every Jets goal, the momentum shifted back to Flint. Goaltender Nathan Klebe picked up the win for Flint with only 11 saves.
On Sunday Durgan increased his early lead in the NA3HL scoring race, adding four points in a 7-1 Flint win over the Metro Jets. Durgan is on a torrid pace, scoring 11 points in four games including a goal and three assists against the Jets. The play of the Junior Generals on the power play was the difference as they scored on four of nine extra attacker opportunities. Other Flint goal scorers were Gnagni (two), Justin Fisher (two) and one each for Cam Jorgensen, Josh Koepplinger and Durgan with another goal and two assists.
Metro's lone goal was scored on an unassisted effort by Alex Holm just 17 seconds into the first period. The Jets fell to 3-2-1 for seven points after the pair of losses.