Bandits cut into Jets' lead
Joe Kalisz and Cody Gancher scored two goals each Friday night to lead the St. Louis Bandits to a 5-1 win over the Jets.
Janesville leads the Midwest Division with 71 points, while St. Louis is now one-point behind with 70.
The Jets scored first on Jordan Bancroft’s goal at 7:51, but the Bandits responded with two goals late in the period to take the lead for good. St. Louis chased Janesville goalie Tony Kujava with three more goals in the second period in pushing the lead to 5-1.
St. Louis goalie Tyler Green stopped the last 36 shots he faced.
Game two of the three-game series is tonight.
ST. LOUIS 5, JANESVILLE 1
Janesville Jets 1 0 0—1
St. Louis Bandits 2 3 0—5
J—Jordan Bancroft (John Olen), 7:52. StL—Frank Dichiara (Wes Elrod, TJ Sherman), 14:27. StL—Joe Kalisz (Charlie Hemstrom, Rance Hughes) 17:12.
StL—Cody Ganchar (Dichiara), 2:47. StL—Kalisz (Ryan Stouffer, Joseph Birmingham), 8:39. StL—Ganchar (Dichiara, Birmingham), 18:38.
Saves—Tony Kujava (J) 18, Brock Kautz (J) 7, Tyler Green (StL) 36.
Time 2:15. Attendance—229.