First period dooms Jets
Fairbanks scored four times in the first period and that held up in a 5-3 victory over Janesville in NAHL action Saturday night at the Janesville Ice Arena.
It was only the second loss of the season for the Jets (9-2-0-0), who still lead the second-place Ice Dogs (7-2-0-1) by two points in the Midwest Division.
Two of the four Fairbanks’ goals were on the power play.
Jakov Novak scored his team-leading fifth goal, while Kip Hoffmann had his third goal of the season for the Jets. Tanner Polglaze scored the other Janesville goal.
Goalie Garrett Nieto made 23 saves but suffered his first loss after six straight wins to begin the season.
The Jets play the Coulee Region Chill on Friday and Saturday night at La Crosse.
FAIRBANKS 5, JANESVILLE 3
Fairbanks 4 0 1—5
Janesville 2 1 0—3
F—Stampohar (Blueger, Mayhew), 10:05 (pp). F—Wendt (Haider, Vukonich), 10:51. J—Novak (Steinmetz, Ommen), 11:12. F—Blueger (Schachle, Vanska), 13:38 (pp). J—Hoffmann (MacLaren, Hanewall), 13:57. F—Wendt (Hite, Haider), 15:33 (pp).
J—Polglaze (MacLaren, Semandel), 8:11.
F—Schachle (Wendt, Blueger), 18:42.
Saves—Benson (F) 33, Nieto (J) 23.
Last updated: 11:44 pm Saturday, October 14, 2017