The Junior Blues shocked the Janesville Jets Saturday in game two of the three game weekend series. Both teams found themselves scoreless in the first period, as the Blues outshot the jets 7-6. Big hits and fast play, was the game plan for both teams. Although the Blues did not manage to convert on the Janesville penalty, Springfield’s physical presence was opening the ice for their offense.
Janesville controlled the scoring end of the second period, with goals from Larkin Jacobson and Connor McBride. The Blues’ penalty kill was their huge accomplishment. Killing off three penalties, Springfield frustrated the visiting Jets, and won defensive battles.
Fans got twenty minutes of excitement, when the Jr. Blues started a scoring spree. With their offense set on overdrive, Shayne McLaughlin was the spark that lit the goal-scoring fuse. Ross Andersen netted another goal just six minutes later, thanks to a pass from Ethan Nauman. Springfield converted on a Jet’s penalty, when TJ Poganski blasted a shot past Jet’s goaltender David Jacobson. Exciting the crowd even more, Taylor Wolte and Mike Fallon each tallied goals as the Blues crushed the Jets. Springfield goaltender Andrew Martin made 21 saves, as the Blues took game 2.
*3 Stars of the Game*
1. Andrew Martin
2. Ethan Nauman
3. TJ Poganski