With a weekend home sweep of the Janesville Jets, the Springfield Jr. Blues moved into 3rd place in the Midwest Division. Getting the start and winning both games was 20-year-old netminder Niko Della Maggiore. The native of Gilro, CA, faced a total of 67 shots in the series and stopped 64 of them. On Friday, Della Maggiore (5’11/190) made 38 saves in a 5-2 win over the Jets. On Saturday, he made 26 saves and stopped all three Jets shooters in the shootout for a 2-1 win. Della Maggorie has won his last four games, giving up just four goals in the process. “Niko had a great offseason and came in ready to play this season. He got off to a slow start, but has been on fire this month. This weekend he was very steady for us keeping things simple with making some huge saves on Saturday night including stopping all three opponents in the shootout,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tony Zasowski.
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