The Springfield Jr. Blues traveled to Janesville, Wisconsin this past weekend and came away with a series split. Springfield won the opening contest of the series on Friday night by a score of 2-1. However, the Saturday night game favored the home team, with the Janesville Jets taking a 2-0 victory.
On Friday night, Springfield received a power play goal from Max Nylander that put Springfield up 1-0 early in the second period. Janesville responded quickly, scoring just 19 seconds later to tie the game at 1.
With just 1:35 left in the second period, Springfield forward Brennan Blasczcak centered the puck to Fabio Hollenstein who redirected the puck past Janesville’s goalie to give Springfield a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish.
Springfield goaltender Mike Robinson picked up the victory in net, stopping 42 of 43 shots on goal.
In Saturday’s series finale, Springfield received a great effort in goal from the newest Springfield Jr. Blues goaltender Jordan Greenfield-Flemon who stopped 45 of 47 shots. However, the Springfield offense was unable to put any goals on the scoreboard and suffered a 2-0 defeat.
Springfield will be on the road again this Friday and Saturday against the Topeka Roadrunners. Follow along with all the action by downloading the Springfield Jr. Blues app on your smartphone today!