Friday, February 05, 2010

Grech staying consistent in Waterford

Brett Grech
has been a constant for the Metro Jets this season and he’s producing from all over the ice.


A defenseman by trade, Grech, a two-year captain, has seen time on the Jets’ top forward line this season and currently leads the team in scoring with 24 points.

“We had him on the back to start and moved him up front to try to help our offense,” explained Metro coach Ryan Skop. “As of late, he's done a good job putting up points.”

A four-year veteran of the Jets, Grech led the team in scoring in 2007-2008 as a 17-year-old and then finished second last season and second among all CSHL blue liners.

Still, Grech, a 6-foot, 200-pounder from Hartland, would give up all the individual accolades for more team success.

“I could certainly understand if Brett were frustrated by the lack of success the team has had during his tenure here, but he's another one who's mostly upbeat and ready to play every night,” Skop said. “Even considering all this, Grechy still continues to be a good role model and ambassador of our program for the younger players who are here and for some of the guys who we are recruiting.”

With one year of junior eligibility remaining, it’s pretty much up to Grech as to what he wants to pursue hockey-wise

“I'm not too sure what the future has in store for Grechy,” said Skop. “I know he's got the talent and ability to move on, whether that is in junior or college, but I think whatever he chooses he’ll make an impact.”


The Jets blew a third period lead and fell to the Motor City Chiefs, 4-3, Friday night on the road.

David Merkle, Jon Wickersham and Matt Moeller scored for Metro for a 3-2 lead going into the final 20 minutes.

Connor Dresser and Chiefs captain Cole Workman tallied in the third period, with Workman's game-winner coming on the power play at 15:39.

In goal, Ian Mercer finished with 22 saves in the loss.

This weekend, the Jets (9-27-0-3) host Queen City Saturday night and then travel to Grand Rapids Sunday afternoon.


Rookie forwards Jon Elliott, Joe Rutkowski and Wickersham have each played in all 39 games this season for the Jets.


Eric Ehn, a 2007 Hobey Baker Award finalist while playing for the U.S. Air Force Academy, graduated from the Academy in 2008 and is now stationed at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, N.D., in the space and missiles field.

Ehn, a 26-year-old native of Dexter, played for the Jets during the 2000-2001 CSHL championship season and also during the national Junior B championship season of 2001-2002.

Photo by Andy Grossman

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