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More than 200 junior hockey players descended on Janesville this week with hopes of making the North American Hockey League team in town.
San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski, a part owner in the Janesville Jets, was in town this week.
Matt Wilson, 29, Janesville, took first place Friday during the 'Anything that Floats' race at the Rock Aqua Jays' Independence on the Rock celebration at Traxler Park. Wilson also won the race each of the last two years.
The Michigan Warriors completed a sweep of the Janesville Jets in the first round of the NAHL playoffs Friday night.
The Janesville Jets are used to having their backs against the wall.
Sitting in last place in the NAHL North earlier this calendar year, they used an us-against-the-world mentality to rise from sixth to third...
Janesville lost 5-1 in the NAHL playoffs on Saturday.
Michigan scored three goals in the third to win 4-2 on Friday night.
Michigan native Alex Smith will be close to home as the Jets take on the Warriors to open a best-of-five series on Friday.
Jordan Himley, the leading scorer on the season for the Janesville Jets, won the final star of the week award for the NAHL regular season in the North Division.
The Gazette caught up with the commissioner of the North American Hockey League on Friday as the Janesville Jets hosted the Johnstown Tomahawks.
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