Jr. Blues Alumni Report – Feb. 19th, 2020

Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues have had tremendous success in moving players onto higher levels of hockey, including the USHL, NCAA, and professional. With over 175 alumni actively playing around the world, we have quite a few things to get to. Here is this week’s Alumni Report! 

We start this week in…England? That’s right! We begin today by looking into the success that Michael Davies is having this season for the Sheffield Steelers. This past weekend the Chesterfield, MO native recorded 2 assists to give him 22 helpers on the campaign. Combined with his 13 goals he has 35 points on the season as the Steelers are currently in 1st place with a five-point cushion. Davies has played professionally in the AHL, ECHL, DEL (Germany), and EBEL (Austria) prior to joining the EIHL this season. In 453 professional hockey games, Davies has compiled 118 goals and 171 assists. 

Transitioning to NCAA Division 3 hockey, we look at the four point weekend that St. Norbert College freshman Ben Schmidling had. On Friday the Green Knights were upset by Lawrence in NCHA hockey, and Schmidling was held off the scoreboard as they lost 3-1. On Saturday night the native of Hockessin, DE recorded two goals and added two helpers as St. Norbert won convincingly 6-0. In 20 games this season, Schmidling has 12 goals and 6 assists and is 5th on the team in scoring. 

From the NCHA to the NESCAC, we spotlight Amherst College forward Joey Lupo who extended his hot streak with two points on Saturday night. Lupo, a native of St. Louis, MO, was held off the board in Friday night’s 3-1 win before registering a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-2 win. Lupo is the captain of the Mammoths as he is in his fourth and final season of eligibility and in 21 games this season he has 6 goals and 6 assists. The Mammoths, who are in 4th in the NESCAC, are unbeaten in their last 10 games as playoffs approach. 

We switch from NCAA Division 3 to the ACHA as Josh Bell has continued to impress at Missouri State University. In this past weekend’s contests against Maryville University, Bell scored two goals and four assists as the Bears split the weekend series. In Friday’s 6-4 loss, the St. Louis, MO native had one goal and one assist before adding one goal and three assists in Saturday’s 6-3 victory. Bell, who is in his fourth and final season at Missouri State, has recorded 9 goals and 28 assists in 30 games played. 

Our final spotlight this week is on Boston University captain Patrick Curry. Curry, a senior, helped the Terriers to a sweep over the University of New Hampshire this past weekend. On Friday Curry had an assist in BU’s 4-1 victory and then added a goal on Saturday in their 3-1 victory. In 29 games played this season Curry has 16 goals and 11 assists and is 4th on the team in scoring. 

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