Jets start off with a win
BLAINE, MINN. The Showcase Tournament has been good to the Janesville Jets.
Janesville won the season-opening NAHL tournament a year ago and started out the 2012 season with a win here Wednesday.
Austin Vieth had a goal and two assists in Janesville's 5-3 win over the Minot Minotaurs in a penalty-filled game. The two teams were whistled for 22 penalties.
Janesville took a quick 2-0 lead in the first on goals from Matt Salituro at 3:49 and Eric Carlson's shorthanded goal at 15:25. The Jets finished with three powerplay goals and a shorthanded goal. Janesville was 3-for-11 on powerplays.
Brock Kautz got the win, stopping 21 of 24 shots.
Janesville plays the Wichita Falls Wildcats this morning in its second game of the Showcase Tournament.
JANESVILLE 5, MINOT 3
Janesville Jets 2 1 2—5
Minot Minotaurs 1 1 1—3
J—Matt Salituro (Austin Vieth), 3:49. J—Eric Carlson, sh, 15:25. M—Ryan Doner (Jake Clifford), 18:13.
J—Kyle Halladay (Travis Hill, Vieth), pp, 3:22. M—Lucas Oliver (Cody Milligan), 14:13.
J—Vieth, pp, 12:30. J—Jason Ford (Matthieu Audet, Hill), pp, 17:57. M—Denis Dalidovich, 19:52.
Saves—Brock Kautz (J) 21, Ryan Ruck (M) 17.
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