Rubber Game Bounces Away From Springfield in 3-1 Defeat

The Springfield Jr. Blues took an early lead but were shut out over the final two periods as they suffered a 3-1 North American Hockey League loss to the Minnesota Magicians on Saturday night.

The Magicians won two games in the three-game home series, with each team getting an overtime victory before Minnesota’s regulation win on Saturday.

Nikita Kozyrev gave Springfield a 1-0 lead when he scored on assists from Nolan Turi and Jordan Muzzillo at 14 minutes 17 seconds into the first period. But the Magicians tied it at 12:44 into the second period.

It remained tied until the Magicians scored with 2:09 left to play in regulation. Springfield then conceded an empty net goal shortly after that.

 Springfield outshot the Magicians 32-30, but Springfield was 0-for-2 on the power play while Minnesota was 1-for-3.

Springfield is currently 5-5-1-1 and in third place in the NAHL Midwest Division. They will be idle next weekend before resuming play with a two-game home series against Topeka on Oct. 27-28 at the Nelson Center.

October 27th is Pink The Rink Night! Join us as we turn the ice pink and play in special Breast Cancer Awareness Jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit Coach Tyler Rennette’s “Real Men Skating Strides” campaign to help end the fight with breast cancer!