Bluebirds, Fury fall in holiday tournament games
Host Brookfield Catholic Memorial capitalized early in overtime to beat the Janesville Bluebirds at the Joe Raymond Memorial Holiday Hockey Classic on Friday.
The Bluebirds, Janesville’s co-op boys hockey team, took a penalty to open the overtime session, and Brookfield’s co-op team scored one minute in for a 5-4 victory.
“It’s about as even of a game as you get,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “But when we didn’t pressure them, they stretched the ice out and got behind us. We did some pretty good things but got outscored at the end.”
Janesville fell to 5-6-1 overall.
It built a two-goal lead early in the third period when Connor Perkins and Justin Runde scored back-to-back goals to make it 3-1.
But Brookfield Catholic Memorial stormed back with three straight goals, including John Rymaszewski’s second of the day.
Perkins, who also had an assist in the game, scored his second goal on the power play at 14:25 of the third to force overtime.
“We tried to create a play off the opening faceoff but it went against us and we got a penalty,” Mauermann said of the overtime session.
Janesville will close out the tournament with a game at 2 p.m. today.
BROOKFIELD CATHOLIC MEMORIAL 5, JANESVILLE 4 (OT)
Brookfield 1 0 3 1—5
Janesville 0 1 3 0—4
BCM—John Rymaszewski (Robbie Fosaick), 11:12.
J—Tyler Perkins (Connor Perkins, J.T. Smithback), 14:58.
J—C. Perkins, 3:36. J—Justin Runde (T. Perkins, Jack MacDougall), 4:35. BCM—Fosaick (Riley Keaks), 6:53. BCM—Rymaszewski (Keaks), 8:25. BCM—Keaks (Fosaick), 9:54. J—C. Perkins (Sam Iverson), pp, 14:25.
BCM—Fosaick, pp, 1:00.
Saves—J.J. Murname (BCM) 21, Michael MacDougall (J) 22.
• FOND DU LAC 4, FURY 1: Fond du Lac rattled off three unanswered goals over the final period and a half to pull away from the Rock County Fury on Friday.
Brecken Overbo had a goal and an assist for Fond du Lac, which topped Rock County 4-1 in the teams’ opener of the Fury’s holiday tournament in Beloit.
Katie Maegli’s scored a second-period goal for the Fury to make it 1-1, but Fond du Lac answered less than a minute later and seized all momentum.
“They were faster, played with their sticks on the ice and won the battles,” Fury coach Darrel Moore said. “I’m confident we will put forth a better effort in our two games tomorrow.”
Madison Lewis had 25 saves for the Fury, who are scheduled to play at 9:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. today.
FOND DU LAC 4, ROCK COUNTY 1
Fond du Lac 0 2 2—4
Rock County 0 1 0—1
F—Kendaynn Acheson (Brecken Overbo), 3:42. RC—Katie Maegli (Karie Harrington), 9:09. F—Shelby Sabel (Jennica Hefter), 9:45.
F—Madi Zipp (Bailey Hoch),l 10:07. F—Overbo, 16:46.
Saves—Tamryn Immel (F), 15; Madison Lewis (RC) 25.