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Twenty times last season, Janesville residents could have seen a third-round NHL draft pick right in their own back yard. They just didn't know it yet.
Smith, a three-year NAHL player, matured during his time in Janesville and demanded the most out of his teammates, particularly in this, his final season with the Jets, who finished second in the Midwest Division.
This week on the show: Eric and John discuss how the area high school baseball and softball leagues are panning out, while mixing in some Brewers and Jets.
Forward Adam Winborg and goalie Jack LaFontaine were each named to the all-Midwest Division team.
Janesville took the lead 5 minutes, 38 seconds into Game 3 of its NAHL playoff series against the Minnesota Wilderness on Friday but failed to score for nearly an hour and a half of game time as the Wilderness tied the score in the second period and won in the second overtime to take a 2-1 series advantage after a 2-1 victory.
Ryan Bloom scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to send the Minnesota Wilderness to a 3-2 victory over Janesville to end the Jets’ season Saturday night.
This week on the show: Eric and John give their impressions on the high school spring sports scene, Milwaukee Brewers and the Janesville Jets.
Minnesota used a hard-nosed brand of hockey to gut out a 2-1 victory at the Janesville Ice Arena to tie the series 1-1 heading to Cloquet next weekend.
Lordanthony Grissom—a Detroit native often called LA by his teammates—became a staple of the Janesville lineup, playing in 56 of the Jets' 60 regular-season games and becoming a criticial piece to the team's penalty kill unit.
“We're making some strides on the business side,” said Bill McCoshen, the team president and one of the team's part owners as part of Wisconsin Hockey Partners. “It's been a little longer than we expected.
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