The Janesville Jets had few answers for Evan Fear on Friday night.
The Springfield goalie stopped 21 of 22 shots to lead the Junior Blues to a 3-1 NAHL Midwest Division win at the Janesville Ice Arena.
Janesville, which remained in first place in the division despite the loss, trailed 1-0 in the first period before Kip Hoffmann tied the game at 15:50 on a power-play goal.
Springfield took the lead for good at 7:40 of the second on Jeff Skinner’s power-play goal. Fletcher Fineman’s goal early in the third period concluded the scoring.
Daniel Lebedeff made 20 saves for the Jets.
The teams conclude the two-game series at 7 p.m. today.
SPRINGFIELD 3, JANESVILLE 1
Springfield 1 1 1—3
Janesville 1 0 0—1
S—Aiden Beck (Cole Lawrence, Fletcher Fineman), 3:51. J—Kip Hoffmann (Jakov Novak), 15:50.
S—Jeff Skinner (Beck, Max Osborne), pp, 7:40.
Saves—Evan Fear (S) 21, Daniel Lebedeff (J) 20.