PREVIEW: Jets @ Chill (Game #12)

By Mason Lyttle

JANESVILLE JETS at COULEE REGION CHILL — Green Island Ice Arena
Sat 10/21  |  7:00pm  |  La Crosse, WI

LIVE STREAM: HockeyTV  |  TWITTER: @JanesvilleJets1


LAST WEEKEND: Hosting the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the Jets extended their win streak to six games with another comeback win on Friday, but fell Saturday for the series split. As they did in their win streak, the Jets played better each night as the games drew on, but slow starts need to be addressed for this young club. The split keeps the Jets in first place in the Midwest Division as teams start to find their identities.

TONIGHT: 

SEASON SERIES (Jets 0-0-0-0)

Oct. 21 @ Coulee Region 7:00pm
Oct. 22 @ Coulee Region 4:00pm
Oct. 28 @ Coulee Region 7:00pm
Nov. 22 @ Coulee Region 7:00pm
Feb. 3 Coulee Region 7:00pm
Feb. 23 Coulee Region 7:00pm
Feb. 24 @ Coulee Region 7:00pm
Mar. 1 Coulee Region 7:00pm
Mar. 23 Coulee Region 7:00pm
Mar. 24 Coulee Region 7:00pm

 

JETS BITS

  • KILLER INSTINCTS: The Ice Dogs scored Saturday’s game-winning goal on the power play in the 1st period, their third man advantage conversion in 15:33. The Jets’ PK has a big chance this weekend to get back to being a team strength. Coulee Region’s power play is clicking at 15.6% this season, 18th in the NAHL.
  • SILENCER: Starting their season on a six-game road trip, the Chill tonight play the league’s latest home opener. A quick start for Janesville can be all the more powerful by shushing the loud Green Island.

MILESTONE ALERT

  • Kip Hoffmann is 1 assist away from 50 in his NAHL career
  • Jakov Novak is 3 points away from 40 in his NAHL career
  • Carter Ekberg is 10 games away from 75 in his NAHL career
  • TJ Polglaze is 3 games away from 50 in his NAHL career

CLIMBING THE LADDER

Current Jets, ranking among the franchise all-time leaders:

GAMES PLAYED (regular season)

RANK Player Pos GP
1 Cullen Munson F 175
2 Adam Winborg F 170
3 Kip Hoffmann F 151
4 Adam Roeder D 147
5 Bryan Kronberger D 137
6 Jeff Alderfer D 120
7 Jordan Himley F 120
8 Alex Smith D 118
9 Lordanthony Grissom D 115
T-10 Ross Mauermann F 113
T-10 Connor McBride F 113

 

 GOALS (regular season)

 RANK Player Pos G
1 Adam Winborg F 62
2 Connor McBride F 48
3 Cullen Munson F 43
4 Jordan Himley F 40
5 Ross Mauermann F 39
6 Cole Paskus F 35
7 Drew Callin F 34
8 Kip Hoffmann F 33
9 Jordan Bancroft F 32
T-10 Brandon Schultz F 30
T-10 Pijus Rulevicius F 30

 

 POINTS (regular season)

RANK Player Pos Pts
1 Adam Winborg F 145
2 Cullen Munson F 113
3 Ross Mauermann F 99
4 Connor McBride F 92
5 Kip Hoffmann F 82
6 Jordan Himley F 77
7 Cole Paskus F 74
8 Evan Feno F 73
T-9 Jordan Bancroft F 72
T-9 Alex Smith D 72

COULEE REGION CHILL

OVERVIEW:

Record: 1-5-1-1 (6th, Midwest)
Home Record: 0-0-0-0
Goals For/Goals Against: 20GF/31GA
Power Play: 15.6% (18th in the NAHL)
Penalty Kill: 80.0% (12th in the NAHL)
Top Scorers: Multiple Players (7PTS), Andy McGlynn (6GP—1G-5A—6PTS); Jacob Dirks (8GP—3G-1A—4PTS)

WHO’S UP FRONT:

Andy McGlynn: The veteran forward from St. Louis came to the Chill last season from Corpus Christi and made an immediate impact, adding physicality and secondary scoring to coach Ryan Egan’s lineup. As a ’97 with 173 games’ experience between the NA3HL and NAHL, McGlynn is a leader on a young Chill squad.

Billy Duma: The Wayzata High product has taken a step forward in the scoring department for Coulee Region, filling in the shoes of departed forwards like Caleb Schroer (Northern Michigan) and Kevin Dineen (Army). Duma totaled 25 points in 48 games last season, and already has seven in eight games this year, with five goals to boot.

WHO’S ON D:

Jackson Decker: The ’99 rearguard scored 18 points and skated a +8 mark across 50 games in an impressive rookie campaign last season. An NAPHL graduate of the U16 Omaha Lancers program, Decker will be tasked with containing the Jets’ speed in transition.

WHO’S IN GOAL:

Emil Zetterquist: The Swedish goaltender was cut from the Jets’ training camp and has impressed in La Crosse. He just blanked the Minnesota Wilderness last Saturday with a 35-save effort, a win that followed a 40/42 performance in Friday’s close loss. Zetterquist’s .974 save percentage across the weekend earned him the Midwest Division 2nd Star of the Week.


JANESVILLE JETS

OVERVIEW:

Record: 9-2-0-0 (1st, Midwest)
Road Record: 3-0-0-0
Goals For/Goals Against: 32GF/23GA
Power Play: 22.0% (8th in the NAHL)
Penalty Kill: 79.2% (13th in the NAHL)
Top ScorersKip Hoffmann (11GP—3G-10A—13PTS); Jakov Novak (9GP—5G-4A—9PTS); Brendan MacLaren (9GP—5G-4A—9PTS)

WHO’S UP FRONT:

Simon Sagissor: The junior hockey veteran is adapting well in Janesville. Sagissor scored his firsts Jets goal in the weekend split and has bought in to being a 200-foot contributor night in and night out.

Jakov Novak: The Bentley commit scored in Saturday’s contest, marking the third game in four he’s found the back of the net. Novak’s combination of strength and skill rounds out a deep Jets scoring attack.

WHO’S ON D:

Sean Driscoll: Driscoll has simplified his game and is making the smart plays out there on the blueline. Assistant coach Corey Leivermann said Driscoll had the best week of practice all season this week, and is one of those defensemen who is at his best when he’s unnoticed. Quiet, calm, and smart playmaking from the Mequon native helps keep pressure off fellow defensemen and his netminders.

WHO’S IN GOAL:

Garrett Nieto: The emerging star took his first loss of the season Saturday and will look to bounce back tonight. Nieto boasts a .934 save percentage on the season, and in his last road appearance stopped 38 of 39 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Austin Bruins.


JANESVILLE JETS at COULEE REGION CHILL — Green Island Ice Arena
Sat 10/21  |  7:00pm  |  La Crosse, WI

LIVE STREAM: HockeyTV  |  TWITTER: @JanesvilleJets1