Brown Bears Swept in Janesville

Thursday: Kenai River 3 @ Janesville 4 (SO) – The Jets survived a valiant comeback by the Brown Bears to pick up two points in a 4-3 shootout win in Janesville in the lone NAHL game on Thursday night.

Things were looking good for the Jets early as all three regulation goals were scored in the 1st period as they jumped out to a 3-1 lead behind tallies from AJ Casperson, Arsenii Smekhnov, and Cy LeClerc. Bryce Monrean had the lone goal for Kenai River in the opening period.

The Brown Bears cut the lead down to 3-2 in the 2nd period thanks to a power play goal from Kaden Hjelm.

In the 3rd period, Kenai River tied the game thanks to a power play goal from Caden Triggs with just 3:38 remaining in regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, the Jets scored the lone goal of the shootout as Jan Lasak found the back of the net as the 4th shooter for the Jets.

Michael D’Orazio made 42 saves in the Jets win, while Tommy Aitken made 22 saves in the shootout loss.


Friday: Kenai River 0 @ Janesville 6: Will Troutwine and Robby Newton each potted a pair of goals to help Janesville fly past Kenai River 6-0. Netminder Owen Millward had an exceptional performance in net for the Jets, stopping 24 shots to secure the shutout. Six other Janesville skaters recorded multiple points in the victory, Mack Keryluk and AJ Casperson being the other goalscorers. Tommy Aitken and Bryant Marks split time in net, combining for 21 saves.


Saturday: Kenai River 2 @ Janesville 3 (OT) Jan Lasak scored just 16 seconds into overtime to give the Jets a 3-2 win in overtime over Kenai River. Ethan Begg scored just 68 seconds into the action with his 10th goal of the season before Kevin Marx Noren tied the contest up almost halfway through the second. Jonah Aegerter scored shorthanded to give Janesville the lead early in the second period but Ryan Finch would answer to tie the game for the Brown Bears. Lasak converted on a one timer off a pass from Cy LeClerc as the Jets completed the weekend split. Millward made 30 saves to grab the win in net while Tommy Aitken stopped 28 of 31 shots.