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Springfield defenseman Mickelson makes NCAA commitment

JUNE 20, 2018
The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Chase Mickelson has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at St. Norbert College.
Mickelson, 21, is another great example of the NAPHL to NAHL to NCAA ladder of development success story. The 6’4/220 lbs. native of Rice Lake, Wisconsin, just completed his second and final season playing in the NAHL for the Jr. Blues.
Mickelson recorded 20 points (4 goals, 16 assists) in 47 regular season games. He was also selected to and played in the 2018 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team.
During his two-year NAHL career, Mickelson recorded 40 points in 103 career games. Prior to playing in the NAHL, Mickelson spent two years playing in the NAPHL for the Madison Capitols 18U team in the NAPHL from 2014-16. During the 2015-16 season, he was selected to the All-NAPHL 18U 1st Team and helped the Capitols to a Dixon Cup Championship.
During his time in the NAPHL, he played in one Top Prospects Tournament and the 18U All-Star Game in 2015-16.
“I’m really proud of Chase on his NCAA commitment. He has a ton of talent and will be a great student athlete in college,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tyler Rennette.

Weekend Preview

Your Springfield Jr. Blues will return from a two game series against the Coulee Region Chill. This Saturday night will be Family Night at the Nelson Center. Tickets are $40 for a family of four, including a hot dog and soda for each person!


Tales of the Tape: Kenai River Brown Bears

12-25-1-2 | 40 GP | GAA: 4.03 | GFA: 2.70 | Top Scorers: Luke Radetic (G – 21, A – 18, Pts. – 39, GP – 40); Gil Garcia (G – 16, A – 11, Pts. – 27, GP – 40); Cameron McDonald (G – 1, A – 26, Pts. – 27, GP – 39)


Offense to Watch:

Luke Radetic – This Kenai River forward has 21 goals this season, including 8 power play goals. The high scorer also logs regular assists, setting his teammates up for scoring chances regularly! Springfield will have to work to limit his chances.


Manning the Blue Line:

Cameron McDonald – This d-man may not find the back of the net often, but he has a whopping 26 assists so far this season. Springfield will have to work to limit his offensive chances.


Between the Posts:

Arthur Pavliukov – The goalie has played 979 minutes this season and holds a record of 5-11-0-0. Springfield shouldn’t underestimate him when they face him this Saturday!


Tales of the Tape: Springfield Jr. Blues

19-16-3-2 | 38 GP | GAA: 2.89 | GFA: 2.79 | Top Scorers: Jeff Skinner (G – 15, A – 18, Pts. – 33, GP – 36); Ethan Stewart (G – 14, A – 16, Pts. – 30, GP – 38); Nikita Kozyrev (G – 12, A – 15, Pts. – 27, GP – 37)


Offense to Watch:

Jeff Skinner – The Springfield forward has totaled 33 points this season, pretty evenly split between goals and assists. He will look to continue his offensive contributions this weekend!


Manning the Blue Line:

Jordan Muzzillo – This blue liner has 22 points this season, and will look to continue his impressive two way play this weekend against the Brown Bears!


Between the Posts:

Evan Fear – the netminder has played 985 minutes this season, and sports a record of 8-7-2-0. He will look to stay sharp against Kenai River!