Justin Engelkes scored in the third period to force overtime, and Matt Hanewall scored 4 minutes, 16 seconds into the extra period as the Janesville Jets defeated the Springfield Jr. Blues 4-3 in a North American Hockey League game Saturday at Janesville Ice Arena.

Janesville (21-16-2-2, 46 points) secured a weekend split after losing 6-1 on Friday and pulled two points ahead of Springfield (20-16-3-1, 44 points) for third place in the Midwest Division.

Hanewall finished with two goals, while Erik Bargholtz also scored for the Jets, who open a two-game series with the Chippewa Steel on Friday in Chippewa Falls.


Springfield 0 2 1 0—3

Janesville 2 0 1 1—4

First period

J—Erik Bargholtz (Luke Wheeler, Austin Koss), 2:34. J—Matt Hanewall (Justin Engelkes, Stanislav Dosek), 17:39.

Second period

S—Ben Schmidling (Max Brainin, Brandon Puricelli), 4:06. S—Puricelli (Schmidling, Nick Techel), 9:02.

Third period

S—Schmidling (Puricelli, Aaron Swanson), 0:30. J—Engelkes (Jack Vincent, Logan Ommen), 6:24.


J—Hanewall (Brenden Olson, John Prokop), 4:16.

Saves—Jack Williams (S) 24, Sam Metcalf (J) 31.

GazetteXtra.com does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email newsroom@gazettextra.com or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse