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Preseason Schedule Announced

Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that we will be playing five pre-season contests this year. The Nelson Center will host two games while three games will be played at the 2019 Southern Showdown in North Richland Hills, TX. 

The Jr. Blues 2019-20 season technically begins at the Showcase in Blaine, MN, but the action begins nearly a month earlier. The St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL will visit the Nelson Center on August 31st for game one of the preseason. Fans will get their first look at the Jr. Blues roster for the upcoming season with puck drop set for 6:05 pm.

The following week will see the team travel to Texas for three games against members of the South Division. The action begins on Friday September 6th at 5:45 pm as the Jr. Blues battle the Corpus Christi IceRays. The following evening the Jr. Blues will face-off with the Lonestar Brahmas also at 5:45 pm. The weekend wraps up with a Sunday afternoon tilt against the Shreveport Mudbugs at 2:10 pm.

The preseason will conclude on September 13th as the Lindenwood Lions of the ACHA pay a visit to Springfield. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 pm and will be the final test for the Jr. Blues before departing for Minnesota. 

The Springfield Jr. Blues home opener will be September 27th at 7:05 pm against the Topeka Pilots. Eight of the first 10 games (excluding the showcase) will be played at home for the Jr. Blues as we will see Topeka, Shreveport, and the Minnesota Magicians all come to town. 

PRESEASON Games 9/7 and 9/8

The Springfield Jr. Blues will host the first set of pre-season games this weekend, Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th. The games will take place at The Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois against the Mudbugs. The final home pre-game will be on Saturday, September 15th against the University of Iowa.

The Mudbugs won the Robertson Cup last year against the Minot Minotauros.

This past weekend, Springfield traveled to Shreveport to be hosted by the Mudbugs but were swept in a two-game series.

The doors open on Friday at 6:05 for a 7:05 puck drop. Saturday the doors open at 5:05 for a 6:05 puck drop. Doors will open on Saturday the 15th at 5:05 for a 6:05 puck drop.

Tickets can be picked up at The Nelson Center until 9/6. Tickets can also be purchased for just $5.00 at the door either night!

NAHL Showcase Schedule Released

The NAHL has released the 16th annual Showcase schedule for 2018. The Showcase is held September 19-22nd at the Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota.

All 24 of the NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which has been called the ‘Greatest Show on Ice.’

The schedule for the Springfield Jr. Blues is as follows:

Wednesday, September 19th: @ 7:30 pm (CST) against Maryland Black Bears

Thursday, September 20th: @ 8:00 pm (CST) against Northeast Generals

Friday, September 21st: @ 1:30 pm (CST) against Odessa Jackalopes

Saturday, September 22nd: @ 1:00 pm (CST) against Johnstown Tomahawks

All 48 NAHL Showcase games will be broadcast live and in HD through HockeyTV, the official broadcast provider of the NAHL.