Jets collect holiday sweep
PORT HURON, MICH. The visiting Janesville Jets earned a holiday sweep, defeating Port Huron, 4-3 and 3-0, Monday and Tuesday in North American Hockey League play.
Jets' goalkeeper Brock Kautz made 41 saves in Monday's opener and 22 saves to post a shutout in the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day victories.
With the two victories, Janesville moves above .500 to 15-14-6. Port Huron is 16-17-2.
The Jets scored four of their seven overall goals on power plays. Daniel Kucerovy scored the winning goal Monday on a second-period power play that gave the Jets a 4-2 lead.
Port Huron scored a power- play goal at the end of the second period and trailed, 4-3, going into the third.
On Tuesday, Alec Vanko and Ruslan Pedan each scored on power plays, while Mike Sullivan scored an even- strength goal in the first to give Janesville a 2-0 lead.
Janesville hosts Jamestown at 7 p.m. this Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at the Janesville Ice Skating Center.
JANESVILLE 4, PORT HURON 3
Janesville 2 2 0—4
Port Huron 1 2 0—3
PH—Brett DAndrea (Ian Miller, Rick DeRosa), 3:54; J—Jordan Himley (Mike Sullivan, Conor Lemirande), 7:56; J—Ryan Dau (Zach Diamantoni, Conor Lemirande), 19:15.
PH—Brett DAndrea (Ian Miller, Rick DeRosa), pp, 2:11; J—Ryan Dau (Jason Ford, Zach Diamantoni), pp, 12:38; J—Daniel Kucerovy (Zach Diamantoni, Alec Vanko), pp, 14:16; PH— Ian Miller (Payden Mielke, Rick DeRosa), pp, 19:30.
Saves—Brock Kautz (J), 41, Alex Blankenburg (PH), 20.
JANESVILLE 3, PORT HURON 0
Janesville 2 0 1—3
Port Huron 0 0 0—0
J—Alec Vanko (Ryan Dau, Jason Ford), pp, 8:40; J—Mike Sullivan (Alec Vanko, Jordan Himley), 9:13.
J—Ruslan Pedan (Alec Vanko, Jason Ford), pp, 9:03.
Saves—Brock Kautz (J) 22, Max Milosek (PH) 3, Alex Blankenburg (PH) 22.