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The Janesville Jets are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League. Based in Janesville, Wisconsin, their home games are played at the Janesville Ice Arena.

Janesville Jets
Janesville Jets logo.gif
CityJanesville, Wisconsin
LeagueNorth American Hockey League
DivisionMidwest
Founded2009
Home arenaJanesville Ice Arena
ColorsNavy blue, Vegas gold, maroon
              
Owner(s)Wisconsin Hockey Partners, LLC (Bill McCoshen, Mark Cullen, David Cullen, Stephen B. King, William Kennedy, Tobin Ryan, & Joe Pavelski)
General managerJoe Dibble
Head coachCorey Leivermann[1]
WebsiteJanesvillejets.com
Franchise history
2009–presentJanesville Jets

HistoryEdit

 
Jets in 2011.

The Jets name was chosen by a name-the-team contest. Choices were Jackals, Jaguars, Jayhawks, Jets, and Juggernauts, having been whittled down from over 200 original submissions.[2] The Jets name and logo were announced on June 5, 2009, with "Jets" taking 35% of the vote.[2] The name is the name as a previous Janesville hockey team, which played in the former Continental Hockey League in the 1981–82 season. The logo was designed by Tony DiNicola and Christy Kapellen.[2]

The first home game of the 2010–11 season on October 9 was against the Chicago Hitmen.[3] In the 2011–12 season, the Jets were moved from the North Division to a newly formed Midwest Division, along with the St. Louis Bandits and Springfield Jr. Blues.[4]

 
The Jets in St.Louis.

The Jets unveiled new uniforms for the 2014–15 season, featuring a home gold jersey. In the regular season the Jets set NAHL records for total wins (49), total points (100), and fewest goals against (114).[5] Additionally, forward Zach LaValle set the franchise record for individual scoring.[6] In the postseason, the Jets defeated the Michigan Warriors and the Soo Eagles to capture the North Division title before losing to the eventual Robertson Cup Champions, the Minnesota Wilderness.

In the summer of 2015, the NAHL's divisional realignment moved the Jets into the Midwest Division, joining the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Kenai River Brown Bears, Minnesota Wilderness, Coulee Region Chill, and the Springfield Jr. Blues.[7]

The Jets finished in second place in the Midwest Division in 2015–16.[8] The team was defeated in the playoffs by the Minnesota Wilderness.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2009–10 58 29 23 6 64 169 172 1,113 3rd, Central Lost First Round, 0–3 vs. Traverse City North Stars
2010–11 58 35 19 4 74 170 121 938 4th, North Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
2011–12 60 37 18 5 79 174 134 780 2nd, MidWest Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Springfield Jr. Blues
2012–13 60 23 27 10 56 159 181 904 7th, North Did not qualify
2013–14 60 32 24 4 68 171 174 969 3rd, North Lost Div. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Michigan Warriors
2014–15 60 49 9 2 100 215 114 867 1st of 6, North
1st of 24, NAHL
Won 1st Round, 3–0 vs. Michigan Warriors
Won Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs. Soo Eagles
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Minnesota Wilderness
2015–16 60 35 18 7 77 181 150 810 2nd of 6, Midwest
5th of 22, NAHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Minnesota Wilderness
2016–17 60 42 13 5 89 224 153 1059 1st of 6, Midwest
3rd of 24, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Coulee Region Chill
Won Div. Finals, 3–1 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
Lost Robertson Cup Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Lone Star Brahmas
2017–18 60 38 13 9 85 181 140 856 2nd of 6, Midwest
5th of 23, NAHL
Won Div. Semifinals, 3–0 vs. Springfield Jr. Blues
Lost Div. Finals, 2–3 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs
2018–19 60 29 25 6 64 153 186 973 4th of 6, Midwest
14th of 24, NAHL
Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Janesville Jets (1981–82)Edit

The Janesville Jets were also a hockey team that played in the Continental Hockey League (CnHL) in 1981–82.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jets announce coaching, staff changes Junior Hockey News". JuniorHockey.com. January 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Jets touch down in Janesville". NAHL. June 5, 2009.
  3. ^ "Janesville Jets Announce 2010-11 Regular Season NAHL Schedule". OurSportCentral. July 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Savage, Brendan (June 2, 2011). "Michigan Warriors remain in North after NAHL realigns divisions". mlive.com.
  5. ^ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=14518
  6. ^ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=14269
  7. ^ http://nahl.com/news/story.cfm?id=14980
  8. ^ http://janesvillejets.pointstreaksites.com/view/Janesvillejets/janesville-jets-news/news_325578
  9. ^ "Janesville Jets Statistics and History [CnHL]". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

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