But as the postseason began last weekend, Janesville's defensemen went on the attack. Four of the team's six goals—including both game-winners—came from defensemen as the Jets beat Coulee Region twice to grab a stranglehold on the best-of-five first-round playoff series.
Frank Sullivan's unassisted goal at 17:05 of the third period lifted Janesville to a 3-2 win over Coulee Region at the Janesville Ice Arena.
It took two overtimes to do it, but Ekberg scored the final goal to bring the Jets a win.
The local North American Hockey League team logs thousands of miles on the road every season. Ride along on a trip to Springfield, Illinois, to play the Junior Blues.
Four players score goals in the Jets victory over Minnesota Magicians
Janesville won 5-3 at Coulee Region on Thursday night in NAHL action
Janesville snaps mini-slump with 4-1 win
A sellout crowd left the Janesville Ice Arena disappointed Thursday night.
Joe Marcoullier made 40 saves and Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup scored the only goal to lead Coulee Region to a 1-0 NAHL win over the Janesville Jets.
The Midwest Division-leading Jets improved to a staggering 37-9-0 overall, and with 77 points on the season, are third overall in total points.
Janesville, which had many players and coaches take part in last week's Top Prospects tournament, hosts Springfield on Friday and Saturday night in North American Hockey League action