An early power-play goal was not enough to lead the Janesville Bluebirds to victory in their season opener Tuesday night.

The city’s boys co-op high school hockey team suffered a 7-1 Big Eight Conference road loss to Madison West.

Cooper Iverson gave Janesville a lead just 2 minutes, 29 seconds into the season off a feed from Ben Coulter.

But the Regents responded with a power-play goal of their own three minutes later and scored twice more in the opening period to take control.

Drake Baldwin scored two goals and assisted on another for West, while Sam Loving had a goal and an assist.

Janesville plays its home opener Thursday at 7 p.m. against Sun Prairie at the Janesville Ice Arena.

WEST 7, JANESVILLE 1

Janesville 1 0 0—1

Madison West 3 2 2—7

First Period

J—Cooper Iverson (Ben Coulter), pp, 2:29. W—Sam Loving (Marcus Mack), pp, 5:29. W—Drake Baldwin (Eliott Held), 11:12. W—Colin Pulkrabek (Baldwin, Loving), 16:21.

Second Period

W—Baldwin, sh, 3:38. W—Riley Lanham (Conor Hoie), 6:53.

Third Period

W—Zlex Duchemin (Joe Schaar, Dean Furmann), 2:43. W—Charlie Cutting (Hoie, Lucas Hammer), 16:07.

Saves—Owen Aldrich (J) 20, Adam Buoncamino (W) 21.

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