By Mason Lyttle
JANESVILLE, WI – The North American Hockey League (NAHL) announced Wednesday the game schedules for all 24 member clubs for the 14th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament, to be held from September 21-24, 2016 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All games will be broadcast live on FASTHockey.com.
The Jets will open the Showcase with an afternoon game against the 2015-16 East Division Champion Aston Rebels on Wednesday at 1:15 PM Central Standard Time.
On Thursday night at 8:15 PM, the Jets will play the South Division’s expansion franchise, the Shreveport Mudbugs.
Friday is another primetime matchup against an expansion team as Janesville will play the Northeast Generals at 7:00 PM.
The Jets close their Showcase schedule with a 12:30 PM matinee on Saturday against the Amarillo Bulls.
Since their inception in 2009, the Jets hold a 15-11-1 record in NAHL Showcase games. The Jets split their four matches last season, beating the Topeka RoadRunners and the Minnesota Magicians each by a score of 2-0, while dropping one-goal contests to the Odessa Jackalopes (3-2) and the Aberdeen Wings (1-0). Jack LaFontaine, who was selected 75th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in June’s NHL Draft, shut out Topeka and held Aberdeen to just one marker, stopping 48 of 49 shots between the two contests.
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