Janesville scored twice in the opening six minutes of Saturday's home game against the Kenai River Brown Bears and held on late for a 3-2 North American Hockey League victory at the Janesville Ice Arena.

A cordless, brushless half-inch drill is a great Christmas gift for any ice fisher in your life living south of Highway 21—more precisely a DeWalt or Milwaukee drill with at least 20-volt batteries.

With 33 points, the Jets are tied with Fairbanks for second place in the Midwest Division. The two teams are seven points back of the division-leading Minnesota Magicians.

Janesville has a chance to cut into that deficit this weekend when it hosts the Magicians for 7 p.m. games on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Brenden Olson scored a goal and added an assist in his first game with the Jets this season, and the team won 3-0 against Fairbanks on Friday.

Drive less than three hours north of town this weekend and you can find five inches of good, clear ice and observe intrepid souls on ATV’s and snow machines just a few yards farther out on the Chetek chain of lakes, just a whisker away from dubious status change this weekend.

Despite having the second-worst record in the NAHL, the Chippewa Steel came into the Janesville Ice Arena on Friday night and beat the Janesville Jets 4-3 in overtime.

Cole Brady stopped 75 of 77 shots he saw last weekend in an NAHL series at Kenai River, and the Janesville Jets goalie was rewarded with a division player of the week award heading into this weekend's "Pink in the Rink" home series against Springfield.

Bow season opened last weekend to the incessant hum of mosquitoes and mid-summer temperatures providing a soul searching opportunity to those few folks out there in the woods.

The Aberdeen Wings scored two power play goals in the first period and one on the penalty kill in the second to defeat the Jets 4-1 at the NAHL showcase in Blaine, Minn. Jets goalie Brady Cole ended with 29 saves