Jets, Jr. Blues pick up big wins on Thursday
December 13, 2019
Fairbanks 2 @ Janesville 5 – Five different players scored and goalie Grant Riley made 27 saves to help the Janesville Jets snap their six-game losing streak as they topped the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 5-2 on Thursday. It was all Jets in the early going as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead with goals from Jordon Halverson and Brandon McNamara. Late in the 2nd period, the Ice Dogs got on the board with a goal from Adam Eisele, however, that was answered less than two minutes later by a goal from Nick Nardella to push the lead back to two at 3-1. After Fairbanks made it 3-2 early in the 3rd period on a goal from Nick Ostbloom, the Jets put the game away with goals from Nick Michel and Luke Wheeler. Ice Dogs goalie Mattias Sholl made 18 saves in the loss.
Kenai River 3 @ Springfield 4 – Springfield captain Aaron Swanson had two goals and an assist to lead the Jr. Blues over the 1st place Brown Bears on Thursday night, 4-3. The game was deadlocked most of the night, with the two teams tied at 2-2 after two periods with Swanson scoring both goals for the Jr. Blues and Zach Krajnik and Peter Morgan finding the back of the net for Kenai River. In the 3rd period, the Jr. Blues took a 3-2 on an early goal from Adisen Brueck, but the lead was short-lived as Max Helgeson tied the game on the power play for the Brown Bears. With just over a minute remaining in regulation, Springfield got the game-winner on the power play from Hunter Longhi with an assist to Swanson. Alex Proctor made 21 saves in the win, while Landon Pavlisin made 23 saves in the loss.