Richfield, MN – The Springfield Jr. Blues dropped their first road game of the season last night to the Minnesota Magicians by a score of 7-2. The loss drops Springfield to 4-4-1-0 and they are now tied with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs for 4th in the Midwest Division.
Minnesota led from start to finish on Friday night. A hat trick by Chris Konin and four points from Cameron Buhl paced an offensive outbreak from Minnesota, who now has three games with 5+ goals. Ethan Haider stopped 19 of 21 shots to pick up his fifth win of the season.
Springfield broke up Haider’s shutout bid just over five minutes into the 3rd period when Max Osborne (Anchorage, AK) scored his first goal of the year unassisted. Brandon Puricelli (St. Louis, MO) scored his team leading fifth goal of the year with 8:31 left in regulation to bring the score to 7-2, but that would be all the offense Springfield would be able to muster. Caleb Hannon (Buffalo, NY) was given his first regulation loss of the season as he stopped 9 of 12 shots. Jack Williams (St. Louis, MO) came in for Hannon in the 2nd period and stopped 16 of 20 shots.
A rematch takes place tonight as the Jr. Blues and Magicians will faceoff at 7:00 p.m. Check out our viewing party at Cooper’s Alleyside, or stream the game live on HockeyTV.
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