Springfield’s Pontasch Named Perani’s Player of the Week


JuniorHockey.com today announced that Josef Pontasch, of the North American Hockey League's Springfield Blues, has been named the Perani's Hockey World National Player of the Week for the period ending March 18th.

The Blues picked up a three-game weekend home sweep of the Janesville Jets thanks in large part to the play of Pontasch. The native of Perrysburg, Ohio scored in all three games and racked up seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in the weekend sweep.

Pontasch's, 20, best game came on Friday night when he factored in on all four Springfield goals in a 4-3 win. Pontasch (6'1/201) recorded a goal and three assists to lead the Jr. Blues charge.

The next night, Pontasch added another goal in a 2-0 shutout win.

On Sunday, Pontasch would score yet another goal and add an assist in a 2-0 win.

"Josef is a veteran and understands how to play, produce and lead," said Jr. Blues head coach Joe Dibble. "He does the extra things off the ice to bring his game to the next level and that rubs off on his teammates. He is going to be a very good hockey player at the next level."