BELOIT, WI — The Janesville Jets, proud members of the North American Hockey League, have announced a change of venue for their Saturday, January 14th game against the Springfield Jr. Blues. The game will now be played at the Edwards Ice Arena in Beloit, Wisconsin at 7 PM. This is the final game of a two-game series with Springfield. The Friday, January 13th game will be played at the Janesville Ice Arena, also at 7 PM.
“We made an error on our final schedule and are unable to play in Janesville on Saturday, January 14th. This was our mistake, not the City of Janesville,” said Jets owner Bill McCoshen. “But we are very excited to play our first-ever NAHL game in neighboring Beloit. The Jets have had players, fans, billets, and sponsors from Beloit since we came to town in 2009. This game will allow us to enhance those relationships as we work towards building the Woodman’s Sports & Convention Center.”
The Jets have also announced the game will be Beloit Youth Hockey Night, and all Beloit youth hockey players, parents, and siblings will get in for $6. In addition, Beloit PeeWee’s are hosting a tournament the weekend of January 14-15, and all visiting players and parents will also get in for $7. Jets season tickets will be honored at Edwards Arena in Beloit.
“The Beloit Youth Hockey Association is very excited to host an NAHL game,” said Beloit Youth Hockey Association President Dave Braasch. “Many of our youth players aspire to play at a higher level after high school, and this game will provide them an opportunity to see it right here at their home rink in Beloit.”
Jets alum T.J. Polglaze, a native of Beloit, played in Janesville for three years and was an assistant captain in his final year in 2017. He earned an NCAA DI commitment to Michigan Tech University and played in three seasons with the Huskies.
“It’s something that we’re all looking forward to and very much excited about,” said Jets Vice President of Business Operations Brad Stepan. “To have the opportunity to reach another audience that consists of young, aspiring hockey players in the rink that they too have played in growing up is a fantastic thing. We’re optimistic that we can put together a good crowd and make this a memorable experience.”
Fans looking to attend the game can purchase tickets on our Facebook page or Eventbrite ticketing website. Additionally, the Jets will honor those that purchased tickets for the game scheduled for Saturday, January 21, including season ticket members’ tickets from their booklet, for the game in Beloit. General admission tickets will run at a discounted rate of $7.