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The Janesville Jets rallied from a two-goal deficit before falling in a shootout, 5-4, to salvage a point against the Minnesota Magicians on Sunday in a North American Hockey League game in Richfield, Minnesota.

Midwest Division-leading Minnesota (24-10-1-0, 49 points) extended its advantage over second-place Fairbanks (43 points). Janesville (19-12-2-2, 42 points) is in third place.

Brenden Olson and Erik Palmqvist scored for the Jets in the second period to erase an early 2-0 deficit.

Carter Hottmann’s goal at 6:15 in the third period tied the game, 3-3, before Janesville’s Nicholas Nardella and Minnesota’s Valentino Passarelli traded goals later in the period.

The Jets will host the Magicians on Friday and Saturday at the Janesville Ice Arena.


Janesville 0 2 2 0 0—4

Minnesota 2 1 1 0 1—5

Minnesota wins shootout

First period

M—Chris Konin, 14:51. M—John Keranen (Cameron Buhl), 18:26.

Second period

J—Brenden Olson, 5:44. M—Jake Hale, 18:06. J—Erik Palmqvist, 18:17.

Third period

J—Carter Hottmann, 6:15. J—Nicholas Nardella, 8:30. M—Valentino Passarelli, 12:51.

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