The Springfield Jr. Blues were able to tie the game on 3 separate occasions Saturday night, but were unable to come away with the deciding goal in overtime, falling to the Coulee Region Chill 4-3.
The Chill got out to a 1-0 lead early in the first period, but Springfield forward Aiden Beck tied it 1-1 on assists from Ryan Leibold and Christian Simeone at 2:16 into the second period. Coulee Region answered with a goal at the 9:47 mark to make it 2-1.
Springfield’s Jordan Muzzillo tied it 2-2 on a power-play goal assisted by Matt Cassidy and Spencer DenBeste at 8:46 into the third period. But the Chill regained the lead less than a minute later on a goal by Caleb Schroer.
Springfield’s Zachary Tyson scored on assists from Alex Peck and Patrick Smyth to tie the score 3-3 at 9:59 into the third period Saturday, and it stayed that way through the end of regulation.
Coulee Region scored with 1:40 left in overtime to walk out with the victory.
Springfield goaltender Jordan Greenfield-Flemon was in net, stopping 41 of 45 Coulee Region shots.
The overtime loss now has Springfield in 5th place in the NAHL Midwest Division and 4 points behind the Chill. Springfield and Coulee Region still play each other 4 more times before the end of the regular season.
Springfield’s next game will be this Friday night at The Nelson Center against the Minnesota Magicians. Fans can purchase tickets in advance from ALL Springfield YMCA and Qik n EZ locations and save! $8 Adults and $5 Children tickets!