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Middleton skates past Bluebirds

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Gazette Staff
January 24, 2010
— A lack of offensive production continues to plague the Janesville Bluebirds.

Rhett Skibba’s hat trick lifted Big Eight Conference leader Middleton (13-3-1, 9-1) to a 6-1 win over the Janesville high school co-op boys hockey team Saturday night at the Janesville Ice Skating Center.


Janesville (8-8, 6-4) has scored only three goals in dropping three straight conference games.


“You aren’t going to win many games when you score only one goal,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “But defensively, I thought we did some good things.


“For us, it comes down to the fact that to be successful, we’ve gotta do things pretty well. And tonight, we didn’t do that.”


Cody Iverson scored Janesville’s only goal with 21 seconds left in the game.


Janesville plays at Madison West on Tuesday night.


MIDDLETON 6, JANESVILLE 1


Middleton 2 4 0—6


Janesville 0 0 1—1


First Period


M—Rhett Skibba (Sean Murphy, Todd Koritzinsky), 10:31. M—Skibba (T. Koritzinsky), pp, 13:45.


Second Period


M—Scott Cary (Brandon Schaller), :43. M—Skibba (Alex Koritzinsky, Tyler Jacobson), 7:05. M—A. Koritzinsky (T. Koritzinsky, Murphy), 11:01. M—Jacobson (T. Koritzinsky), 13:50.


Third Period


J—Cody Iverson (Joe Allen, Ron Lindgren), 16:39.


Saves—Devon Kosinski (M) 8, Tyler Lewis (J) 28.



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