Hebert was once again called on to bail out his team as S/C was fortunate to escape the second with a one-goal lead.
"We got two goalies that are playing well and they both deserve to be playing. I think having a healthy competition is making them play better within themselves," Hudak said.
The Jets rotate between Hebert and sophomore Jim Lanne, who had 50 saves against Queensbury the night before.
The Mohawks (11-4, 5-2) broke through and tied it with 7:13 left in regulation after a shot from the point by Ryan Grant was initially stopped by Hebert, but the rebound deflected off his pads into the air and Mike Tenenboym pounced on it on the doorstep for the goal.
N/S struck again for the go-ahead goal two and a half minutes later while the team was shorthanded. Tenenboym stole the puck from Jets defensemen D.J. O'Connell behind the Jets' net and then spotted Leone in front of the net.
Leone roofed his shot over Hebert, making it 2-1.
"The last 10 minutes of the third period we finally started to apply some pressure and pick up the pace a little bit. I think maybe they (S/C) were a little tired. It looked like they let off a little bit but they didn't relax " they kept coming after us," Templeton said.
The Jets put pressure on the N/S defense in the third period, but managed only two shots on goal, while the Mohawks had nine.
S/C has had difficulties scoring goals this season, something Hudak expected.
"We knew at the beginning of the year that we would have trouble scoring goals," he said. "We figured we would have to rely on our defense and goaltending, and we have. We haven't been giving up much more than a goal or two a game, but we haven't been able to score more than a goal a game, which is affecting the outcome."
The Jets host Lasalle and Shenedehowa this weekend while the Mohawks visit CBA on Friday.""