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Bandits complete sweep of Janesville Jets

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Gazette staff
March 5, 2012
— The visiting Janesville Jets slipped a bit more out of first place in the Midwest Division race as the St. Louis Bandits handed the Jets a 1-0 defeat Sunday to sweep a North American Hockey League three-game series.

St. Louis improved to 36-13-2, while Janesville fell to 34-16-3. The Bandits hold a 74-71 lead in points.


The Bandits’ Cody Gancher scored the winning goal at 15:55 of the third period.


St. Louis goalkeeper Spencer Viele made 27 saves to post the shutout. Janesville’s Brock Kautz stopped 27 of 28 shots.


The victory marked the Bandits’ second three-game sweep of the Jets. St. Louis has won eight of 11 games over the Jets. It was the final regular-season series for the teams.


Janesville hosts Coulee Region (16-28-7) at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Janesville Ice Arena. Janesville has seven regular-season games remaining.


ST. LOUIS 1, JANESVILLE 0

Janesville 0 0 0—0


St. Louis 0 0 1—1


Third period


STL—Cody Ganchar (Josh Dangel, Luc Boby), 15:55.


Saves—Brock Kautz (J) 27, Spencer Viele (STL) 27.



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