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Weekend Preview – Minnesota at Springfield 3/30-31

RECAP & PREVIEW

 

The Springfield Jr. Blues won Wednesday against the Janesville Jets, after a long stretch of away games, your Springfield Jr. Blues are ready to be back in action at the Nelson Center.

Springfield is at home all weekend, facing the Minnesota Magicians for our last home stand of the regular season. This is the sixth time they have met the Magicians this season. Springfield and the Magicians have been battling for third place in the standings for the last few weeks, and this game series could determine final standings before playoffs.

Friday night at Nelson Center will be our Fan Appreciation Night and Billet Family night. Come out for some fun giveaways and to celebrate our team! Saturday night is our Jump Rope for Heart night! This is our last home-stand for the regular season, so be sure to come out and see your Springfield Jr. Blues in action.

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Minnesota Magicians

 

Tale Of The Tape:

 

Record: 27-21-5-2, 55 Pts. (4th in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.84/Game (12th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 3.05/Game (14th in NAHL)

Scoring Leaders: Jarett Lee (53 GP,  12 G – 26 A – 38 Pts.), Kyler Grundy (54 GP,  12 G – 20 A – 32 Pts.), Brendan Skarda (55 GP, 12 G – 18 A – 30 Pts.),

 

Forward To Watch:

 

Jarrett LeeThe Magicians forward has 38 points so far this season, averaging just under one point per game. He is already far exceeding his points from last season, also with the Magicians. He has three game winning goals as well as three power play goals, so Springfield will have to be aware of his ability to capitalize when it matters most for his team.

Manning the Blue Line:

 

Matt DenmanThis blue liner has recorded 21 points this season, 19 of which are assists. Springfield will have to keep an eye on his two-way play, and limit his chances to set up scoring chances

Between The Pipes:

 

Isaiah Saville:  The Anchorage native 20-12-3-0 this season, with a goals against average of 2.54. He also sports a save percentage of 0.922.

 

 

SPRINGFIELD JR. BLUES


Tale Of The Tape:

 

Record: 28-21-5-1, 55 Pts. (3rd in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.85/Game (11th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 2.89/Game (11th in NAHL)

Top Scorers: Ethan Stewart (55 GP,  17 G – 24 A – 41 Pts.), Nikita Kozyrev (52 GP,  14 G – 24 A – 38 Pts.),  Max Brainin (52 GP,  15 G – 21 A – 36 Pts.)

 

Forward To Watch:

Ethan Stewart The Springfield forward leads his team in points this season with 17 goals and 24 assits. He has scored six power play goal and one game winning goal this season. He will look to continue his momentum this weekend against the Magicians.

 

Manning The Blue Line:

Ryan Murray: The defenseman started the season with the Minnesota Wilderness, where he logged 2 assists. Since his trade to Springfield, he has added one more assist to that total.

 

Between The Pipes:

Jurja Ovecka: Goaltender Jurja Ovecka sports a save percentage of .924 this season, with 2.65 GAA. He is 11-6 so far this season for the Springfield Jr. Blues, and he will look to stay hot this weekend!

Weekend Preview – Coulee Region Chill at Springfield Jr. Blues

Coulee Region Chill at Springfield Jr. Blues | Saturday, February 9th and 10th | Nelson Center

Your Springfield Jr. Blues wrapped up a one game home stand against Kenai River with a win last Saturday. This Friday night will be Mardi Gras Night at the Nelson Center, followed by our Valentine’s game on Saturday night.

Tales of the Tape: Coulee Region Chill
12-21-3-5 | 41 GP | GAA: 4.07 | GFA: 2.67 | Top Scorers: Nick Bowman (G – 16, A – 16, Pts. – 32, GP – 35; Brandon Koch (G – 3, A – 26, Pts. – 29, GP – 41); Andrew McGlynn (G – 10, A – 17, Pts. – 27, GP – 38)

Offense to Watch:
Nick Bowman – This Coulee Region forward has 16 goals this season, including 7 power play goals and 10 power play assists. He works hard on the one-man advantage. Springfield will look to limit their penalties and keep an eye on Coulee’s special teams.

Manning the Blue Line:
Brandon Koch – 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:
Emil Zetterquist – The goalie has played 1524 minutes this season and holds a record of 9-10-2-4. His save percentage is 0.925.

Tales of the Tape: Springfield Jr. Blues
19-18-3-1 | 31 GP | GAA: 3.00 | GFA: 2.80 | Top Scorers: Jeff Skinner (G – 15, A – 18, Pts. – 33, GP – 39); Ethan Stewart (G – 14, A – 17, Pts. – 31, GP – 41); Nikita Kozyrev (G – 13, A – 16, Pts. – 29, GP – 39)

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 Coulee Region!

Between the Posts:
Evan Fear – the net-minder has played 985 minutes this season, and sports a record of 8-7-2-0. He will look to stay sharp against Coulee Region!