Michael Maloney has been the goal-scoring catalyst for the Janesville Jets' special teams units so far this season. And those groups are among the best in the North American Hockey League.
That said, the Janesville Jets are off to a solid start, in first place in the Midwest Division. And it appears one of their main rivals to the division title will be the Minnesota Magicians.
Janesville tied the game with 11 seconds left in regulation and then won it just 1:27 into overtime to down visiting Coulee Region 6-5 in an NAHL game Saturday night at the Janesville Ice Arena.
Travis Brown scored the game-winning goal at 10:57 of the third period to lead the Magicians to the 5-4 win.
Minnesota scored in the fourth round of a shootout Thursday to beat Janesville 2-1
There was a time when making the North American Hockey League playoffs was considered a success for the Janesville Jets. Those days are long gone.
George Spelius, who was instrumental in bringing baseball to Beloit and spent 28 years as president of the Class A Midwest League, died Thursday at age 83.
Janesville fell behind 2-0 in the first period but fought back to take a 3-2 lead into the first intermission before scoring four times in the third period in a 7-2 win over Brookings.
Thirteen different players recorded at least one point in the Jets' 6-3 win over the Brookings Blizzard.
The Jets went 3-1 at the North American Hockey League's Showcase tournament in Blaine, Minnesota, and take a 5-1 overall mark into this weekend's Friday-Saturday series against Brookings at the Janesville Ice Arena.