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.
The Janesville Jets won 4-1 Saturday in their regular-season finale, making Janesville the hot team entering the NAHL playoffs.
Janesville faced a 3-2 third-period deficit Friday but scored the final two goals of the game to win 5-3.
Joe Dibble called the final two minutes of the Janesville Jets' hockey game on Tuesday night the longest of his career.
The Jets held a 2-1 lead and knew if they could hold on at Springfield they'd clinch an...