Jets' early lead slips away
The Jets received goals from Gehrett Sargis and Chris Volonnino for a 2-0 first-period lead and Rui Encarnarcao scored at 1:25 of the second period to give Janesville a 3-0 lead.
Down but not out, the North Stars caught fire, scoring four straight goals in the second period for a 4-3 lead.
Traverse City cemented its lead with a fifth straight goal on a power play for a 5-3 lead. Cam Severson scored the final Jets goal on a power play with an assist from Janesville Parker graduate Ross Mauermann.
The North Stars will host the Jets at 6:30 tonight.
TRAVERSE CITY 5, JANESVILLE 4
Janesville 2 1 1—4
Janesville 0 4 1—5
J—Gehrett Sargis (Zack Smoot), 1:00. J—Chris Volonnino (Wes Hawkins), 11:43.
J—Rui Encarnarcao (Gehrett Sargis, Cam Severson), 1:25. TC—Andy Huff (Dan Radke, Trevor Campbell), 3:19. TC—Garrett Thompson (Doug Clifford, Eric McLintock), 9:27. TC— Andy Huff (powerplay) (Dan Radke, Kellin Ainsworth), 13:37. TC—Doug Clifford (powerplay) (Nick Shkreli), 15:05.
TC—Kellin Ainsworth (powerplay) (Kyle Jean, Dan Radke), 7:56. J—Cam Severson (powerplay) (Ross Mauerman), 18:28.
Saves— Matt Wichorek (J), 21. Drew Strandberg (TC), 20.