Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues announced this week that current goaltender Jack Williams was ranked #9 on the NHL Central Scouting List for North American goaltenders. Williams, a Michigan State University commit, is continuing the tradition of excellent play by current and former Jr. Blues players. Here is a recap of some of those players.
Mike Robinson posted his second shutout of the year in a 5-0 win for the University of New Hampshire against Merrimack on Friday night, making 25 saves. On the year, he has .920 save percentage and 2.26 goals against average. He’s helped the Wildcats to a 6-1-1 mark in their last eight games. Robinson was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week.
Trevor Stone is continuing to stay hot for the Air Force Academy. On Saturday, Stone scored both goals in a 2-2 tie with Sacred Heart. Stone has 3 goals in his last four games, and has 7 goals and 2 assists on the season.
Tommy Nappier is having perhaps one of the most underrated seasons in the NCAA. In 13 games played, Nappier has a 9-1-2 record with a 1.78 GAA and a .940 save percentage. Nappier helped the Buckeyes defeat Penn State this past weekend stopping 24 of 28 shots.
Let’s take a look at other alumni from around the world of hockey:
Josh Lammon (F): Mercyhurst Univ. Captain; 8 goals, 9 assists in 26 games played
Joey Sardina (F): Lake Forest College; 7 goals, 9 assists in 19 games played
Mike Crowley (F): SUNY-Cortland Assistant Captain; 2 goals, 13 assists in 18 games played
Bradley Marek (F): Central Illinois Flying Aces; 6 goals, 4 assists in 35 games played
Erich Fear (D): Univ. of Denver; 1 goal, 1 assist in 18 games played
Devin Cooley (G): Univ. of Denver; 8-4-1, 2.08 GAA, .929 SVS%
Off the Ice:
Kyle Jennings played for the Jr. Blues during the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. He amassed 4 goals, 6 assists, and 46 penalty minutes in 44 games played. After leaving hockey due to a string of concussions, Jennings turned to a different career path: music. Jennings released his debut album “Shine” in 2004, and has released two more albums since then, “Long Black Cadillac” in 2008 and “American Vinyl” in 2016.