Friday, October 12th—7:05 p.m. (Nelson Center)
Saturday, October 13th—7:05 p.m. (Nelson Center)
Springfield Jr. Blues (1-7-2, 4 points—Tied for Last in North division)
Port Huron Fighting Falcons (9-3-0, 18 points—First place in North division)
The Springfield Jr. Blues look to get on the winning-side of things over the weekend as they will host the division’s first-place Port Huron Fighting Falcons both tonight and tomorrow.
Both Friday and Saturday night will have the puck dropping at 7:05 pm inside the Nelson Center. All kids wearing Springfield Kings’ jerseys will get in free. General admission tickets for adults are $10 and veterans/seniors and kids under 18 are $5.
Port Huron is coming off a weekend series split at home against the Soo Eagles. The Fighting Falcons’ lost Friday night 2-1, then followed it up Saturday with a 3-2 win in a shootout. Springfield, on the other hand, is coming off two losses last weekend at Jamestown. They lost 4-3 in a shootout on Friday night, then lost 2-1 on Saturday on a goal with 17 seconds remaining.
Port Huron has been a good team at spreading the wealth up to this point so far. The team leader in points is Evan Mark Auk (7 Assists, 2 goals) with nine points—followed by three players with seven points. Defensemen Ryan Nick, and Auk have combined to score sixteen points. Forwards’ Ian Miller and Rick DeRosa both have seven points on the season, as they have combined for four goals and ten assists.
Fighting Falcons’ starting goalie Max Milosek is 8-1-0 on the season as he has allowed just nineteen goals in nearly 600 minutes on the ice. He has a 2.06 goals against average—and has a save-percentage of .935.
Port Huron has scored thirty-eight goals on the season compared to Springfield’s twenty-one; and have given up twenty-six goals compared to our thirty-three. Port Huron is being outscored 11-to-5 in first periods this season, and the first period is the only one the Blues’ have outscored their opponents on this season (8-5).
The Jr. Blues are led by forwards’ Brett Skibba (9 points) and James McGing with seven, as both have combined to light up the lamp seven times. Defenseman Jack Sloan has scored six points with all coming from the assisting circle, and he will have a busy series against some very good opponents. Matt Leon has started in six games between the pipes (1-3-2- in six starts; 2.76 GAA), maintaining a .921 save-percentage.
Tyler Cobb is a reporter for the Springfield Jr. Blues