Sunday night’s game saw the Jets and Riggers playing a back and forth volley of goals through the first and half of the second period. Both the Jets and Riggers capitalized in the first period to end the frame 1-1.
That formula continued in the second period with the Jets scoring and the Riggers answering to bring the contest to 2-2 with 14:42 left in the period. Although Lee Gadoury was denied a shorthanded goal on a breakaway, the Jets would pick up another two with 4:18 and 47 seconds left in the period, bringing the contest to 4-2 in the Jets favour and a slight lead in chances at 20-19.
Looking to shift the balance in the remaining 20 minutes of gameplay the Riggers came out hard, outshooting the Jets in chances in the first 10 minutes. But it would take another two minutes for the Riggers to find their third goal, a flick in with 39 seconds left in a power play opportunity. The Jets answered back at 2:54 to create a two-goal buffer between them and the Riggers. With 56 seconds left the Jets scored their sixth on an empty net to take the game 6-3.
The Jets play two games this week: a Friday night home game against the Edmonton Royals and a Sunday afternoon road trip to take on the Strathcona Bruins. Game time for Friday’s home-ice contest is 8:30 p.m. at the Ray McDonald Sports Center.
BELOW IS A GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM SUNDAY’S GAME