The Springfield Jr. Blues will be returning home from Alaska this week with reason to be excited to return to their home barn.
Springfield won all three of their games against the Kenai River Brown Bears over the weekend AND secured their spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2013 and for the first time under Coach Tyler Rennette.
Springfield will play at home March 30th and 31st against the Magicians. Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling the office at 217-525-2589.
After a win, then a loss against the Alaska, the Springfield Jr. Blues bounced back during their first game against Kenai, winning 4-3.
A late shorthanded goal from Dylan Rauh moved the Jr. Blues to the brink of a playoff berth thanks to a 4-3 win on Thursday night. Chase Mickelson, who had a goal and an assist in the win, started the scoring for the Jr. Blues in the 1st period. Max Brainin and Nick Schultze scored in the 2nd period and Rauh added the game-winner late in the 3rd period. Brown Bears goals came from Sutton McDonald and Filip Karlsson in the 2nd period and Lukas Millen in the 3rd period. Evan Fear made 21 saves in the win, while Gavin Enright made 27 saves in the loss.
Your Springfield Jr. Blues came away with a win tonight over the Kenai River Brown Bears. They’ll be back in action this weekend against Coulee Region with special #PushForThePlayoffs Pricing!
Springfield started off the scoring at 3:00 of the first period, when Fabio Hollenstein found the back of the net. His assists were from Muzzillo and Mickelson. Shortly afterward, Kenai tied up the game at 5:34 of the first. Marcus Walter broke that tie at 7:45, with assists from Murray and Kozyrev. Springfield secured their lead with another goal from Spencer DenBeste at 8:34 with assists from Stewart and Sterne. The period ended with a 3-1 lead for your Springfield Jr. Blues.
In a less eventful second period, Nikita Kozyrev gave Springfield some extra padding at 7:39. His assists were from Mickelson and Muzzillo. The period ended at 4-1.
Similarly, the third period was a quiet one, with Kenai tallying once again at 8:31 of the period. Springfield held onto their lead and ended the game with a score of 4-2.
In net, Evan Fear stopped 33 of the 35 shots made against him.
Your three Stars of the Game are 3: Fabio Hollenstein, 2: Nikita Kozyrev, and 1: Marcus Walter