Sun Prairie scores early to down Janesville Bluebirds
Janesville is 2-3 in the Big Eight and 5-3 overall.
The Cardinals jumped on the Bluebirds for a 2-0 lead in the first period. Tanner Woodman scored twice in the second period and Janesville trailed 3-2 after Woodman’s second from Connor Perkins and D.J. Mussey at 14:33.
The Cards scored with seven second remaining in the second for a 4-2 lead and flatten the Bluebirds.
“We just shot ourselves in the foot,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “We were in the power play with 1:23 to go, and we take a penalty and we’re on the short hand and give up a goal with seven seconds to go.’’
Sun Prairie scored at 11:57 and 13:00 of the third to seal the victory. Trevor Kelley scored Janesville’s final goal at 16:55.
“Sun Prairie came out with a lot of energy, and we had no answer,” Mauermann said.
The Bluebirds play Madison La Follette at 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartmeyer Ice Arena.
SUN PRAIRIE 6, JANESVILLE 3
Janesville 0 2 1—3
Sun Prairie 2 2 2—6
SP—Austin Luxford (Drew Mikalowsky), 7:31, pp. SP—Eric Caloud (Jack Wineer, Chase Mikula), 12:40.
J—Tanner Woodman (D.J. Mussey), 4:21, pp. SP—Zach Loos (Logan Polack), 8:10. J—Woodman (Connor Perkins, Mussy) 14:33. SP—Mitchell Willert (Zach Wozamp, Mikalowsky), 16:53, pp.
SP—Luxford, 11:57. SP—Willert (Yozamp, Luxford), 13:00. J—Trevor Kelley (Woodman C. Perkins), 16:55, pp.
Saves—Michael Macdougall (J) 28, Anthony Fintos (SP) 26.