Jake Schaffner and the Janesville Bluebirds ended the regular season on a high note Thursday.
Schaffner had four goals and an assist to lead the city’s high school boys co-op hockey team to an 8-4 nonconference win over Cedarburg.
Janesville scored five goals in the first period to open up a 5-1 lead.
“Obviously, scoring five goals in the first period really helps,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “We did a nice job of moving the puck and getting shots on net.”
AJ Russotto had a goal and four assists for Janesville, while Walker Kulas had a goal and three assists.
Janesville opens WIAA tournament action as a No. 9 seed and plays at No. 8 Brookfield on Tuesday.
JANESVILLE 8, CEDARBURG 4Janesville 5 2 1—8
Cedarburg 1 2 1—4
First PeriodJ—Jake Schaffner (AJ Russotto, Walker Kulas), pp, 11:30. C—Wyatt Hart (Ben Pigatto) 9:07. J—Kulas (Russotto) 7:41. J—Russotto (Jackson Lyons, Kulas) 4:09. J—Schaffner (Russotto), sh, 1:47. J—Schaffner, sh, 1:17
Second PeriodC—Hart, sh, 16:12. C—Pigatto (Alex Henneberry, Matt Lemes) 4:38. J—Tyler Steuck (Russotto, Schaffner), pp 4:02. J—Ian Perkins (Kulas) 3:38
Third PeriodC—Nolan Burnside (Will Bolander) 11:50. J—Schaffner 3:10
Saves—Cody Kaas (J) 18, Jaicy Campbell (J) 22, Ben Kowaleski (C) 18