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Janesville Jets

Janesville Jets
City Janesville, Wisconsin
League North American Hockey League
Division Midwest Division
Founded 2009
Home arena Janesville Ice Arena
Colors Navy Blue, Vegas Gold,
         
Owner(s) Wisconsin Hockey Partners, LLC (Bill McCoshen, Mark Cullen, Stephen B. King, William Kennedy, Tobin Ryan, Eric P. Peterson, & Joe Pavelski)
Head coach Joe Dibble
Media Janesvillejets.com
Franchise history
2009-Present Janesville Jets

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

History

Jets in 2011.

The Jets name was chosen by a name-the-team contest on a temporary website. Choices were Jackals, Jaguars, Jayhawks, Jets, and Juggernauts, having been whittled down from over 200 original submissions.[1] Voting continued until May 31, and the Jets name and logo was announced on June 5 having won the vote with 35% of the vote.[1] The Jets name is itself the same 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.[1]

The first home game of the 2010–11 season on October 9 was against the nearby and newly formed expansion team the Chicago Hitmen.[2] Following a further expansion in preparation for 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.[3]

Season Records

The Jets in St.Louis.
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 in 1st Round
2010-11 58 35 19 4 74 170 121 938 4th, North lost in 1st Round
2011-12 60 37 18 5 79 174 134 780 2nd, MidWest lost in 1st Round
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 in 1st Round

Playoffs

  • 2010
First Round - Traverse City North Stars defeated Janesville Jets 3-games-to-0
  • 2011
Divisional Semi-Finals - St. Louis Bandits defeated Janesville Jets 3-games-to-2
  • 2012
Divisional Semi-Finals - Springfield Jr. Blues defeated Janesville Jets 3-games-to-2
  • 2014
Divisional Semi-Finals - Michigan Warriors defeated Janesville Jets 3-games-to-2

References

  1. ^ a b c "Jets touch down in Janesville". NAHL. June 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Janesville Jets Announce 2010-11 Regular Season NAHL Schedule". OurSportCentral. July 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Savage, Brendan (June 2, 2011). "Michigan Warriors remain in North after NAHL realigns divisions". mlive.com. 

External links

  • Janesville Jets official website
  • NAHL website
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