Michael Tratar gave Metro the lead in the first period, and West Michigan was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 2-0.
Metro took over the lead for good with a goal by Tratar at 7:17 in the first period. Mathias Tellstrom provided the assist.
Metro was led by Tratar, who had one goal and one assist.
Metro was held below its usual level of production. Metro puts an average of 5.0 pucks into the net per game. Metro\’s defensive play was more effective than usual against West Michigan. Metro allows 2.2 goals per game. West Michigan was unable to stop Metro from sending pucks towards the net, and Metro eventually piled up 41 shots on goal.
West Michigan excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in three chances. West Michigan did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. West Michigan averages 3.4 goals per game.
Kameron Limburg recorded 24 saves for Metro. Metro incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Maxwell Barr made 39 saves for West Michigan on 41 shots. West Michigan incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.