Matt Leon recorded a shutout against the Michigan Warriors as the Springfield Jr. Blues picked up a 1-0 win.
Brett Skibba's game-winning tally was the game's only goal. It came at 18:21 in the third period. Ryan Atkinson provided the assist.
Springfield was led by Skibba, who racked up one goal.
The Jr. Blues put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Michigan to score on any of its three power plays. Springfield put 27 shots on net during the contest, more than the 24.2 it averages per game. The Jr. Blues' defensemen bolstered Springfield's offensive attack, as they bombarded Trevor Gorsuch with 11 shots.
In addition, Springfield received assists from Jon Carkeek, who had one.
The Warriors' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Springfield power plays. Michigan's offense operated below it season average. The Warriors put an average of 2.3 pucks into the net per game. Michigan relied on a core group of players for most of its offense, as Martin Gruse, Joshua Shellman and Brock Labelle took 16 of the team's 31 shots.
The Jr. Blues' Leon stopped 31 shots out of the 31 that he faced. Springfield incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors. Gorsuch rejected 26 shots on goal for the Warriors. Michigan incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.