Weekend Recap

Saturday 11/25 – Springfield 3, Magicians 2

The Springfield Jr. Blues used their own form of magic Saturday night, scoring 3 late third period goals to defeat the Minnesota Magicians 3-2 Saturday night at the Richfield Ice Arena.

The Jr. Blues trailed the Magicians 1-0 through two periods. But Springfield’s Bradley Marek tied it with a goal assisted by Casey Fitzjerrells and Riley Doyon at 13 minutes 23 seconds into the third period. 1 minute later, Jeff Skinner gave Springfield a 2-1 lead with assists from Patrick Smyth and Max Brainin. Marcus Walter later made it 3-1 at the 16:25 mark, with Ethan Stewart and Skinner getting assists, finishing off Springfield’s comeback.

Sunday 11/26 – Springfield 4, Magicians 0
Connor Poczos posted his first career NAH
L shutout as the netminder stopped all 38 shots that came his way in a 4-0 road win against the Minnesota Magicians, which also completed a weekend sweep. Ethan Stewart and Nikita Kozyrev each had a goal and an assist to pace the Jr. Blues. Stewart started the scoring with a 1st period goal, which would stand as the game-winner. Jeff Skinner scored his 8th goal of the season in the 2nd period to make it 2-0. The Jr. Blues would then add two more goals in the 3rd period, including one from Bradley Marek and another from Kozyrev. George McBey took the loss in goal for the Magicians, making 21 saves.

Updated Standings

MIDWEST GP W L OTL SOL PTS PCT
1. Fairbanks 22 13 5 2 2 30 0.682
2. Janesville 23 14 7 2 0 30 0.652
3. Springfield 22 12 8 1 1 26 0.591
4. MN Magicians 24 12 10 1 1 26 0.542
5. Coulee Region 21 6 9 1 5 18 0.429
6. Kenai River 23 8 14 1 0 17 0.370