Jr. Blues stay hot with weekend sweep

Paul Byrne and Mike Williams scored two goals apiece and goalie Tyler Parks made 31 saves Saturday night to lead the Springfield Junior Blues to their third straight victory, 6-2 over the Janesville Jets. The Blues (7-9-0) swept a two-game series from Janesville (10-2-1) and have won three in a row for the first time this season. Byrne opened the scoring at 19 seconds of the first period to give the Junior Blues a lead they never relinquished. Byrne also scored in the third period to make it 4-2, and then Williams added the last two goals. Josef Pontasch and Gavin Tufte also scored for Springfield. Janesville outshot the Junior Blues 33-27, but Parks frustrated the Jets for the second straight night. He made 29 saves Friday in the Junior Blues’ 3-2 victory.