Ian Malcolmson showed many in the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Game of the Week why hes regarded as one of the best forwards in the state.
The highly skilled senior scored four goals and helped on the 5th as Waukesha held off a third period Janesville rally for a 5-4 win in Janesville.
Wings coach Raja Aylesworth said, "We just got out of our game a little bit. They brought a lot of pressure but we locked it down better in our zone and were able to get the win."
Waukesha was able to score first on a 2 on 1 early in the game when Malcolmson set up a line mate on a broken coverage, and was set up for his first of four goals late in the period as Waukesha led 2-0 after the first period.
Janesville got on the board in the second period as defenseman Nolan Frederick scored from the slot for a 2-1 game. Malcolmson then ripped off the next three goals in the period. First goal was a blast from the slot that Janesville goalie Jack Bostadt got a body on but the momentum of the shot carried the puck off of him and into the net.
Malcolmson got the next one off a turnover at the Janesville blue line and went in unassisted for the score and finished the scoring for Waukesha on another unassisted goal for a 5-1 lead after two periods.
Janesville climbed back into the game with a pair of power play goals by Nolan Frederick and Tyler Kulas. Janesville kept the pressure on and got within a goal with four minutes left as Ben Coulter scored.
From there on out Waukesha was able to withstand the pressure and when Janesville got called for too many men with seconds left, it sealed the road win for the Wings.
"We have to play a complete 51 minute game," said Aylesworth.
"One thing I remember about playing Janesville: they never quit," said Malcolmson. "We needed a little puck luck in the second period but my line mates who are crazily skilled set me up on a lot of the goals so I give them a lot of credit."
Waukesha moves on to play Greendale before a big matchup with USM, while Janesville goes on the road with conference play at Sun Prairie Thursday
Shots in the game were 26-24, Janesville.
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