Janesville Jets lose in shootout
The Janesville Jets missed out on another opportunity to get a little closer to the second-place Michigan Warriors on Saturday, losing 2-1 after a shootout.
The shootout loss and a Springfield win over Johnstown brought all three teams a little closer in the NAHL North. The Jets (58 points), Tomahawks (57) and Junior Blues (55) are jockeying for the final two playoff positions in the division heading into the final two weeks of the regular season.
Michigan’s TJ Stuntz opened the scoring in Saturday night’s game in the first period. The Jets bounced back in the second, outshooting the Warriors 14-8 in the period and finally breaking through with 35 seconds left through Tyler Rehm.
The Jets had a chance on the power play with 2:22 left in the game, but could not convert it. Janesville was 0 for 5 on the night with a man advantage.
In the shootout, Colin Larkin, Michigan’s second shooter, was the only player to score to get his team the win.
MICHIGAN 2, JANESVILLE 1 (SO)
Michigan 1 0 0 0 1—2
Janesville 0 1 0 0 0—1
M—TJ Stuntz (Zack Szajner), 16:44.
J—Tyler Rehm (Zach Yoder), 19:25.
Michigan won the shootout, 1-0
Saves—Trevor Gorsuch (M) 39, Logan Halladay (J) 40