Pointstreak- Mac McDonnell gave the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings the lead in the first period, and the Springfield Jr. Blues was never able to catch up in a close game that ended 1-0.
A goal 9:30 into the the first period by McDonnell proved to be the game winner, and powered Kalamazoo to the victory Christian George assisted on the tally.
Marcus Due-Boje spearheaded the defensive effort for the Jr. K-Wings, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 36 saves for the shutout. Due-Boje certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.15 entering the contest.
Kalamazoo was led by McDonnell, who had one goal.
The Jr. K-Wings put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Springfield to score on any of its four power plays. Kalamazoo was held below its usual level of production. The Jr. K-Wings average 3.1 goals per game. Kalamazoo's defense was surprisingly good. The Jr. K-Wings allow 2.7 goals per game.
More assists for Kalamazoo came via Luc Boby, who had one.
The Jr. Blues' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on four Kalamazoo power plays. Springfield could not produce up to it normal offensive output. The Jr. Blues put an average of 2.6 pucks into the net per game. Springfield's offense rang up 36 shots on Kalamazoo's net.
The Jr. Blues were led by Brett Skibba, who took nine shots.
The Jr. K-Wings incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors. Matt Leon recorded 25 saves for Springfield. The Jr. Blues incurred eight minutes in penalty time with four minors.