Your Springfield Jr. Blues came away with a shootout win tonight against the Coulee Region Chill. Springfield started the scoring tonight with a goal from defenseman Marcus Walter at 2:21 of the first period. His assist came from Fineman and Haviland. They finished up the first period with a 1-0 lead.
Forward Nikita Kozyrev tallied for the Springfield Jr. Blues 1:51 into the second period, with assists from Osborne and Stewart. Coulee Region responded with three goals of their own in the remainder of the second, ending the period with a score of 2-3 in favor of the visiting team.
3:18 into the third, forward Ethan Stewart tied things up for Springfield, with an assist from Jeff Skinner. The rest of the third was quiet from both teams, sending the game to overtime, where Springfield gathered a power play opportunity. The two-minute minor gave them some momentum, but ultimately they were unable to capitalize.
In the shootout, Nikita Kozyrev hit the back of the net first, followed by the game winning goal by Bradley Marek after ten rounds of shooting by both teams.
Springfield goalie Evan Fear had 35 saves on 38 shots tonight, plus stopped 9 of 10 Coulee Region shootout attempts. Forward Ethan Stewart racked up two points with both a goal and an assist.
Next weekend your Springfield Jr. Blues will be away facing the Minnesota Magicians. We hope to see you at our next home weekend, December 1 and 2 against the Minnesota Wilderness! Puck drops Friday at 7:05 PM and Saturday at 6:05 PM. Don’t forget to check out the HappsNow app to get your tickets in advance!