The Springfield Jr. Blues have, what could be considered, their most important series of the season this Friday and Saturday night at The Nelson Center. Springfield welcomes the defending Robertson Cup Champions, Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
This is the final meeting between the two teams this season and the stakes could not be any higher. Both teams are separated in the NAHL Midwest Division by just 1 point and both teams are fighting for a playoff spot.
Springfield is currently in 3rd place with 46 points and Fairbanks is in 4th place with 45 points. Not too far behind in 5th place is the Coulee Region Chill with 40 points. Only the top 4 teams in each division make the NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs and Springfield Head Coach Tony Zasowski is aware how crucial this series is.
“Fairbanks is right on our heels (in the standings) and playing good hockey at the moment,” said Coach Zasowski. “We’re in a battle for 3rd place in our division and can expect them to come out and play tough. This weekend series is going to be playoff style hockey.”
Throwback Night: This Friday night will be Throwback Night at The Nelson Center where we will be celebrating 24 seasons of the Springfield Jr. Blues. Fans who wear any Springfield Jr. Blues jersey from the past 24 seasons will receive $5 admission at the door! Also, Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder will participate in the ceremonial puck drop! Doors open at 6:05pm and the puck drop is at 7:05pm.
Try Hockey For Free Day (Sponsored by Iron Workers Local 46): Fans, be sure to get here early on Saturday Night! Iron Workers Local 46 is providing the first 250 fans in attendance with a Springfield Jr. Blues Drawstring Bag!
Also, to help celebrate “Hockey Week Across America,” the Springfield Jr. Blues will provide a “Try Hockey for Free” event! From 4-5pm, fans will have the opportunity to play hockey with Gilly and Springfield Jr. Blues players on the new DekHockey Rink outside of The Nelson Center. No skating is required and all equipment will be provided by DekHockey.
All Children 12 & Under who attend the pre-game event will receive a voucher for a FREE Child’s Admission with the purchase of an $8 Adult Admission at the door! Doors open at 5:05pm and Puck drops at 6:05pm.
Buy Early and Save: Fans can stop by and Springfield Qik-n-Ez or YMCA locations and pick up discounted tickets! $8 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 & Under!