Skibba Wins Player of the Week Honors


Out of the nine goals that Springfield scored this weekend in their weekend home sweep of 1stplace Port Huron, forward Brett Skibba, 19, registered five of them, which included a game-winner.  The native of Verona, Wisconsin, helped the Jr. Blues out of the North Division basement with their first back-to-back wins of the season.  On Friday, Skibba (5’11/185) recorded a hat-trick, including the game-winning goal, in a 5-3 win over the Fighting Falcons.  On Saturday, he would chime in for two more goals in a 4-2 win, completing the weekend sweep.  Skibba was also a +6 over the weekend and leads the Jr. Blues in scoring with 14 points.  He had 17 all of last season.  “Brett is buying into the things that are going to make him improve and make his team successful,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tony Zasowski.  “He really works hard to get the puck and will shoot from anywhere.  He plays really good two-way hockey which translates into offensive success.”