TOPEKA AT SPRINGFIELD DEC. 15TH & 16TH

RECAP & PREVIEW

The Springfield Jr. Blues split last weekend against the Coulee Region Chill, with Thursday night win 5-3, followed by a Friday night loss of the same score. They finished up the weekend with a 4-1 win in Janesville. Below are highlights of all the goals from the series against the Wilderness and the Jets.

Springfield is at home this weekend, facing the Topeka RoadRunners. This is the second time they have met the RoadRunners, having swept the last series.

Friday night at Nelson Center will be our Teddy Bear Toss, with $2 teddy bears to be sold at the game! Bears will be thrown on the ice after the first Springfield goal of the night! Saturday night, the Springfield Jr. Blues will be hosting a holiday post-game skate with the team. Skate rentals are free for Kids Club members!

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Topeka RoadRunners

Tale Of The Tape:

Record: 10-18-1-1, 22 Pts. (6th in South)

Goals Per Game: 2.43/Game (20th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 3.90/Game (22nd in NAHL)

Scoring Leaders: Nick Granowicz (25 GP,  12 G – 18 A – 30 Pts.), Will Schlagenhauf  (27 GP,  9 G- 16 A – 25 Pts.), Sam Martel (28 GP, 4 G – 17 A – 21 Pts.),

Player To Watch:

Sam MartelThis blue liner has recorded 21 points this season, 17 of which are assists. This puts him 7th in points for NAHL rookies, and 3rd for defensemen. Springfield will have to keep an eye on his two-way play, and limit his chances to set up assists.

Between The Pipes:

Emil Gransoe:  The Danish goalie is 6-11 so far this season. He sports a save percentage of 0.910 and a GAA of 3.48.

 

SPRINGFIELD JR. BLUES


Tale Of The Tape:

Record: 15-10-1-1, 32 Pts. (3rd in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 3.04/Game (9th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 2.96/Game (14th in NAHL)

Top Scorers: Jeff Skinner (22 GP,  10 G- 11 A -21 Pts.), Ethan Stewart (24 GP,  9 G- 10 A -19 Pts.),  Nikita Kozyrev (23 GP,  9 G- 8 A -17 Pts.)

Forward To Watch:

Nikita Kozyrev Springfield forward Nikita Kozyrev logged 22 points last season with the Minnesota Magicians, and already has 20 points this season for Springfield. He has scored one power play goal and one game winning goal this season. He will look to continue his momentum this weekend against the Coulee Region Chill.

Manning The Blue Line:

Marcus Walter: The recent D1 commit has logged 10 points this season, with 2 goals and 8 assists. He has one power play goal and one game winning goal.

Between The Pipes:

Evan Fear: Goaltender Evan Fear sports a save percentage of .922 this season, with 2.58 GAA. He is currently fourth in the league for shootout save %. He is 6-3 so far this season for the Springfield Jr. Blues, and he will look to stay hot this weekend!