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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!

Springfield Sweeps and Clinches PLAYOFF Spot!

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.