The Jr. Blues return home this weekend, fresh off their trip to the great white north where they we able to take 7 of 8 points. The team enjoyed a sweep over the Kenai River Brown Bears before traveling to Fairbanks. In Fairbanks, the team took advantage of their opportunities on Friday to skate to a 6-3 win before loosing in a shootout Saturday night, 2-1.
The Jr. Blues have been able to find the scoring touch as of late. Ryan Atkinson and Parker Johnson as leading the scoring attack. Both players have 6 points in their last 5 games. Atkinson has 3 goals, while Johnson has chipped in 5 assists. Jeff McFarland has 3 goals and Brett Skibba has two in the 5-game span as well. Terry Leabo is leading the defensive attack with 5 points in the last 5 games, on 1 goal and 4 assists.
Matt Leon has been strong in net, posting a 4-0 record, which includes a 2.50 GAA and a .927 SV%, in the past 5 games.
The Jr. Blues are 5-0-1 in their last 6 games, scoring 21 goals, while only surrendering 12. The teams has fought their way back into a tie for 5th place in the North Division with the Janesville Jets and the Port Huron Fighting Falcons. See standings below:
North TEAM GP W L OTL PTS Soo 39 26 10 3 55 Jamestown 39 26 10 3 55 Kalamazoo 42 25 13 4 54 Johnstown 41 19 13 9 47 Port Huron 42 18 21 3 39 Springfield 42 18 21 3 39 Janesville 41 16 18 7 39 Michigan 40 14 21 5 33
Friday night is Scout Night at the Nelson Center! If you know any Boys Scouts make sure to bring them out to the game, tickets for scouts are $5.
Saturday Night is Skate with the Jr. Blues after the game. The Family Fun Skate is presented by County Market. The skate is FREE with paid admission to Saturday Night's game.