Jets win fifth straight
The Jets improved to 16-10-2 and moved into second place in the North Division ahead of Traverse City, which fell to 16-11-2.
Billy Mulligan scored an unassited goal at 2:02 of the first period to get the Jets started. Zach Smoot scored on a power play at 17:55 off assists from Rui Encarnarcio and Cam Severson to give the Jets a 2-0 lead.
Gehrett Sargis scored at 8:02 of the second period off assists frm Jackson Bray and Alex Brooks to put the Jets ahead 3-0. Mike Schenfeld scored off assists from Severson and Smoot at 18:34 to put the Jets up 4-0.
Traverse City scored the first of its three goals at 1:41 of the third period. Encarnarcio answered for the Jets at 2:06 for a 5-1 lead. The North Stars scored at 6:27 and 16:14 for the final result.
The Jets will travel to Alpena for a two-game series on Jan. 2-3.
JANESVILLE 5, TRAVERSE CITY 3
Traverse City 0 0 3—3
Janesville 2 2 1—5
J—Billy Mulligan, 2:02. J—Zach Smoot (Rui Encarnarcio, Cam Severson), 17:55.
J—Gehrett Sargis (Jackson Bray, Alex Brooks), 8:02. J—Mike Schenfeld (Cam Severson, Zack Smoot), 18:34.
TC—Kyle Jean (Nick Sherelli), 1:41. J—Encarnarcio (Severson), 2:06. TC—Dan Radke (Doug Clifford, Garrett Thompson), 6:27. TC—Andy Huff (Dan Radke, Taylor Burden), 16:14.
Saves—Chris Paliafito (J), 31. Geoff Sadjadi (TC) 25.