Bluebirds remain perfect
The Icemen (27-8), a traveling team of Rockford high school players, trailed 2-1 after two periods.
The Bluebirds (6-0) took over in the third period with three straight goals for a 5-1 lead.
Kenny Durfee scored two straight goals, Tommy Tralmer added the third goal and Grant Jahns scored a fourth goal at the buzzer.
Aaron Jacobson got Janesville rolling with a goal off assists from Kaleb Eichman and Ross Mauermann 21 seconds into the first period.
Derek Mussey put Janesville up 2-0 at 2:19 for the in the second period.
The game marked Bluebirds’ coach John Mauermann’s return to the bench after a school-district imposed five-game suspension.
“It’s nice to keep things consistent,” Mauermann said. “It’s the same group, I just got to stand with them.”
Janesville travels to McFarland on Friday for a 7 p.m. game.
JANESVILLE 6, ROCKFORD 2
Rockford 0 1 1—2
Janesville 1 1 4—6
J—Aaron Jacobson (Kaleb Eichman, Ross Mauermann), :21.
J—Derek Mussey (Kenny Durfee), 2:19.pp. R—Jared Ippolito (Nicolas Santopolalo), 13:30 pp.
J—Durfee (Mauermann), 3:56.pp J—Durfee (Michael Valentine), 4:38. J—Tommy Tralmer (Durfee, A. Jacobson), 11:57. R—Ippolito (Jonathan Feuillerat), 16:47 pp. J—Grant Jahns (Bentle Geldard, Valentine), 16:59.
Saves—Nathan Tuttle (R) 24, Stacy Pomering 11; David Jacobson (J) 11.