Blues: A Big Win in Overtime


            The game started out much as expected with quick trips up and down the ice.  It was a good defensive battle by both teams until Rulevicious put the puck between the pipes at the 10:13 mark of the first period.  He was assisted on the goal by Johnson and Landowski.  The score stood that way until 17:27 when Kevin Walters tied the score with a vicious one-timer from the point that Kujava never had a chance on.  Chris Sitler and Josef Pontasch assisted on the Power Play goal.  After that the teams alternated power plays for the rest of the stanza.

            The Jets started period two with 57 seconds of Power Play left over from the first period.  The period was  quickly played as was the first with Janesville scoring to break the 1 – 1 tie with a goal at 1:25 into the period.  Just thirty seconds later Kyle Cook took a pass from Sitler and Pontasch to tie the game a second time.  The Jets regained the lead at 9:31 on Carlson’s goal, and it continued to be penalty after penalty breaking up the continuity of game.

            Josef Pontasch scored at 8:46 to tie the game that was still being played evenly in spite of a plethora of Jr. Blues penalties.  The third period ended with a super defensive effort by the Blues and regulation ended in a tie. 

            Overtime and the Blues began an onslaught on goal with under a minute to go.  With a check from behind on Janesville, the Blue and Gold went on a 4 on 3 overtime Power Play.  A pass from Cookie to Pontasch and his pass to Scooter Kramer who put it past Kujava for the game winner.