Stettin's hat trick powers Janesville Bluebirds
Cody Stettin scored the Bluebirds’ first goal 33 seconds into the first period and the rout was on. Janesville (9-7, 7-4) rolled to a 5-1 lead.
“We’ve been fortunate to get off to a good start against West,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “We use our speed early and expose weaknesses on defense.
“Stettin scored between the goaltender’s legs and we were off and running in the period,” Mauermann added.
Stettin had a pair of goals in the first period and added Janesville’s sixth goal in the second period for a hat trick.
Janesville will travel to Arrowhead for a 7 p.m. game Thursday.
JANESVILLE 9, WEST 3
Janesville 5 2 2—9
Madison West 1 0 2—3
J—Cody Stettin (Ron Lindgren), :33. J—Owen Ahstrom (Stettin, Cody Iverson), 3:42. MW—Cody Ivey (Alex Schuk, Maxwell McCaughey), 3:54. J—Ahstrom (Stettin, Keaton Eichman), 4:04. J—Sean MacDougall (Mussey), 5:06. J—Stettin, 8:00.
J—Stettin (Eichman, Ahstrom), 8:01. J—Ivorson, pp, 9:27.
J—Lindgren (Brett Lessner, Tanner Woodman), pp, 3:01. MW—Tommy Heumann (Schuck), 6:17. J—Alhstrom (Stettin), 7:51. MW—Kacey Mackman, 16:03.
Saves—Tyler Lewis (J) 8, Vivek Ramakrishnan (MW), 17.