Boys hockey: Third-period rally not enough for Janesville
Two third-period goals weren’t enough to give Janesville a victory in the final day of the Joe Raymond Memorial Holiday Hockey Classic at Delafield on Saturday.
Waterloo defeated the Bluebirds, 4-3.
Connor Perkins’ goal off an assist from Sam Iverson tied the game at 1-all in the first period.
“It was our nicest goal of the year,” Janesville coach John Mauermann said. “Connor dished off to Sam and went to the net and Sam got it back to him.”
Waterloo retook the lead just 30 seconds later and two more goals in the second period extended the lead to 4-1.
Goals by Harry Henschler and Iverson in the third period got the Bluebirds close.
Henschler’s goal came 32 seconds into the period on a power play.
With Janesville goalie Michael MacDougall pulled off the ice, Iverson cut the lead to a goal with 2:18 left.
“Sam made a nice play,” Mauermann said. “He went around the goalie and put it in.”
With MacDougall still off the ice, the Bluebirds had a couple of more changes to tie the game but couldn’t put it in.
Janesville is 5-7-1 after three losses in as many days in the tournament.
“We need some rest,” Mauermann said.