Weekend Preview: Jets @ Steel; Wilderness @ Jets (G50, G51 & G52)

Mar 5, 2020

By Mason Lyttle (@MasonLyttle) | March 5, 2020 | 12:18pm

JANESVILLE, WI — After a big sweep of the Springfield Jr. Blues, the Jets open a three-game, two-opponent long weekend.

Currently behind the Minnesota Magicians in the hunt for the Midwest Division’s fourth and final playoff spot, the Jets need to bank as many points as they can in the season’s final five weekends. Holding a pair of games in hand over the Magicians helps, but only if those translate to points.

After tonight’s game with the Steel, the Jets return home for a pair of out-of-division games against the Central’s Minnesota Wilderness. The Jets swept the Wilderness in Cloquet in late January.

Place Team GP Record Pts
1 x – Fairbanks Ice Dogs 50 37-10-1-2 77
2 Chippewa Steel 48 28-17-2-1 59
3 Kenai River Brown Bears 50 25-19-3-3 56
4 Minnesota Magicians 51 20-22-6-3 49
5 Janesville Jets 49 23-25-1-0 47
6 Springfield Jr. Blues 52 15-33-2-2 34

Jets @ Steel  |  Thur Mar 5  |  7:10pm CT

Wilderness @ Jets  |  Fri Mar 6  |  7:05pm CT

Wilderness @ Jets  |  Sat Mar 7 |  7:05pm CT


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Record: 23-25-1-0 (4th, Midwest)

Home Record: 10-11-1-0

Road Record: 10-13-0-0

Last Ten Games: 7-3-0-0

Goals For/Game: 2.92 (19th)

Goals Against/Game: 3.53 (19th)

Shots For/Game: 29.65 (18th)

Shots Against/Game: 33.43 (16th)

Power Play: 21.3% (11th)

Penalty Kill: 81.2% (11th)

Top Scorers: F Nick Nardella (49GP—19G-30A—49PTS); F Isaac Novak (43GP—19G-21A—40PTS); F Charlie Schoen (33GP—6G-22A—28PTS)

Goaltenders: Grant Riley (14-18-1-0, 3.19 GAA, .907 SV%); Riley Sims (6-3-0-0, 3.25 GAA, .892 SV%)

Rostered Commitments: D Grant Hindman (Lake Superior State); F Max Itagaki (RPI); F Parker Lindauer (Northern Michigan); F Nick Nardella (Michigan Tech); F Isaac Novak (Wisconsin); G Grant Riley (Boston College); F Jackson Sabo (Air Force); F Charlie Schoen (Arizona State); F Arsenii Smekhnov (UConn)



Record: 28-17-2-1 (2nd, Midwest)

Home Record: 16-6-0-1

Last Ten Games: 4-3-2-1

Goals For/Game: 3.35 (11th)

Goals Against/Game: 2.83 (9th)

Shots For/Game: 32.40 (11th)

Shots Against/Game: 31.00 (10th)

Power Play: 24.1% (6th)

Penalty Kill: 79.2% (16th)

Top Scorers: F Connor Szmul (48GP—19G-26A—45PTS); F Jacob Dirks (48GP—259G-18A—43PTS); F Killian Kiecker-Olson (35GP—14G-27A—41PTS)

Goaltenders: Trent Burnham (17-13-1-1, 2.56 GAA, .921 SV%); Grant Boldt (11-3-1-0, 2.93 GAA, .895 SV%)

Rostered Commitments: F Jacob Dirks (Ferris State); F Connor Szmul (Alabama-Huntsville)



Record: 25-22-3-0 (5th, Central)

Road Record: 9-12-1-0

Last Ten Games: 5-4-1-0

Goals For/Game: 3.14 (14th)

Goals Against/Game: 3.24 (15th)

Shots For/Game: 31.08 (16th)

Shots Against/Game: 31.10 (11th)

Power Play: 15.3% (19th)

Penalty Kill: 87.6% (5th)

Top Scorers: F Nate Horn (50GP—20G-25A—45PTS); F Tyler Watkins (50GP—17G-25A—42PTS); F Bram Scheerer (35GP—13G-20A—33PTS)

Goaltenders: Kaleb Johnson (13-11-1-0, 2.78 GAA, .910 SV%); Isak Johansson (5-4-2-0, 4.20 GAA, .897 SV%); Logan Gorbitz (1-0-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .875 SV%)

Rostered Commitments: F Nate Horn (Air Force); D Kimball Johnson (Mercyhurst); F Zach Michaelis (Nebraska-Omaha); F Aaron Myers (Bemidji State)

100+ NCAA commitments since 2009.