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Janesville Jets

Janesville Jets
City Janesville, Wisconsin
League North American Hockey League
Division North Division
Founded 2009
Home arena Janesville Ice Arena
Colors Navy Blue, Vegas Gold, Maroon
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
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.


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]

The Jets debuted new uniforms for the 2014-2015 season, featuring a home gold jersey. The regular season saw the Jets set NAHL records for total wins (49), total points (100), and fewest goals against(114).[4] Additionally, forward Zach LaValle set the franchise record for individual scoring.[5]

Season Records

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, 1st Round 0-3 (North Stars)
2010-11 58 35 19 4 74 170 121 938 4th, North lost, 1st Round 2-3 (Bandits)
2011-12 60 37 18 5 79 174 134 780 2nd, MidWest lost, 1st Round 2-3 (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, 1st Round 2-3 (Warriors)
2014-15 60 49 9 2 100 215 114 867 1st, North Won, 1st Round 3-0 (Warriors)
Won, Quarterfinals 3-1 (Eagles)
Lost, Semifinals 0-2 (Wilderness)


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The Jets in St.Louis.

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