Sun Prairie clips Bluebirds
The Janesville Bluebirds suffered a 5-2 loss to Sun Prairie to conclude the Big Eight Conference boys hockey season at the Janesville Ice Skating Center on Saturday.
Janesville finished the regular season 7-5 in the Big Eight and 11-11 overall.
The Cardinals’ Aaron Schmidt scored the game’s first two goals at 9:41 of the first period and 8:55 of the second. Janesville’s Sean MacDougall cut the deficit to 2-1 with a goal at 9:13 on assists from Ryan Shelton and D.J. Mussey.
The game turned against the Bluebirds when Sun Prairie scored two goals—one on a penalty shot—in 19 seconds.
“It went from a 2-1 game to a 4-1 game in a span of 20 seconds,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “That is the big story of this game.’’
Cody Stitten scored Janesville’s final goal at 4:39 of the third period on a power play with assists from MacDougall and Cody Iverson.
The Bluebirds will play a WIAA regional semifinal against the Wauwatosa co-op team at 7 p.m. at the Janesville Ice Skating Center. The winner will play against Milwaukee Marquette on Friday in Milwaukee.
SUN PRAIRIE 5, JANESVILLE 2
Sun Prairie 1 3 1—5
Janesville 0 1 1—2
SP—Aaron Schmidt (Kyle Nickerson), 9:41.
SP—Schmidt (Harlow Hermanson), 8:55. J—Sean MacDougall (Ryan Shelton, D.J. Mussey), 9:13. SP—Nickerson (Trey Weisoff, Tyler Patterson), 10:48 pp. SP—Alex Crencik, 11:07 (penaltly shot).
J—Cody Stitten (MacDougall, Cody Iverson), 4:39 pp. SP—Crencik (Schmidt), 4:57.
Saves—Tyler Patterson (SP) 25. Tyler Lewis (J) 26.