Janesville Jets grounded in opener

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Gazette staff
April 1, 2011

An early lead wasn’t enough for the Janesville Jets on Thursday night.

Joe Kalisz’s goal at 3:32 of the second period proved to be the game-winner as the St. Louis Bandits held off the Jets, 3-2, in the opening game of the best-of-five NAHL North Division semifinal series.

Ross Mauermann picked up the 100th point of his career to give Janesville a 1-0 lead at 4:32 of the first, but St. Louis tied the game at 11:09 on an even-strength goal by R.J. Kleiman.

The Bandits, the North Division regular-season champions, pushed the lead to 3-1 in the third before John Olen cut the deficit to one with less than a minute to play.

Janesville’s David Jacobson made 24 saves, while Tom Comunale made 27 stops for St. Louis.

Game two of the series is tonight in St. Louis.


Janesville Jets 1 0 1—2

St. Louis Bandits 1 1 1—3

First Period

J—Ross Mauermann (Alex Brooks, Larkin Jacobson), pp, 4:32. StL—R.J. Kleiman (Matt Gellatly, Cody Ganchar), 11:09.

Second Period

St.L—Joe Kalisz (Patrick Sheehan, Ryan Stouffer), 3:32.

Third Period

StL—Isak Quakenbush (Chris Ciotti), pp, 2:30. J—John Olen (Brooks, Jacob Horton), 19:04.

Saves—David Jacobson (J) 24, Tom Comunale (StL) 27.


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