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Jets break four-game losing streak

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Gazette Staff
January 23, 2010

Ross Mauermann and the Janesville Jets snapped a four-game losing streak Friday.


Mauermann, a 2009 Janesville Parker graduate, scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Jets to a 5-2 win over the Albert Lea Thunder in the first game of the two-game NAHL series at Albert Lea, Minn.


The first-year Jets trailed 2-1 after the opening period but scored three times in the second to take control. Mauermann had two of the three goals, including an unassisted goal at 10:56 of the second that pushed the lead to 4-2.


Janesville (19-13) remained in third place in the NAHL North Division.


Matt Wichorek stopped 23 shots to pick up the win in goal.


Game two of the series is tonight.


JANESVILLE 5, ALBERT LEA 2


Janesville 1 3 1—5


Albert Lea 2 0 0—2


First Period


AL—Alex Niestrom (Zach May), 1:57. AL—May, 7:46. J—Wes Wauters (Zack Smoot, Mike Thompson), pp, 10:20.


Second Period


J—Ross Mauermann (Derek Jacobson, Rui Encarnacao), 3:26. J—Harry Quast, 16:10. J—Ross Mauermann, 10:55.


Third Period


J—Encarnacao (Beau Burgau, Mauermann), 9:10.


Saves—Matt Wichorek (J) 23, Nikofor Szczerba (AL) 38.


Attendance—2:50.



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