The Janesville Jets are off to a fast start.
Brenden MacLaren had two goals Thursday to lead Janesville to a 3-1 win over Johnstown on the second day of the NAHL Showcase tournament in Blaine, Minnesota. The Jets are 3-0 to start the season.
Nathan Solis made it 1-0 Janesville with a goal at 5:59 of the first period, and MacLaren's first of two goals pushed the lead to 2-0 less than two minutes later.
Johnstown cut the deficit to one late in the first, but MacLaren's power-play goal at 1:27 of the second concluded the scoring.
Garrett Nieto stopped 14 of 15 shots to earn the win.
Janesville plays Odessa this afternoon before wrapping up the Showcase with a game against Minot on Saturday.
JANESVILLE 3, JOHNSTOWN 1
Janes--Solis (Sagissor), 5:59. Janes--MacLaren (Novak, Hoffmann), 7:41. Johns--Dwyer (Azarovitz, Solensky), 9:01.
Janes--MacLaren 3 (Semandel, Hoffmann), pp, 1:27.
Saves--Nieto (Janesville) 14, Purpura (Johnstown) 31.