The Springfield Jr. Blues came away with another win on Saturday night, making their win streak 8-0-0.
With Evan Fear in net, Coulee Region Chill scored in the first at 13:04 (B. Koch) and the remainder of the period was quiet, as was the second period. It was not until the third period when Dylan Rauh scored at the 1:22 mark with assists from Chase Mickelson and Ethan Stewart on the power play. Coulee scored next at the 10:00 mark, but Springfield didn’t wait long to score back-to-back goals within four seconds of each other at 12:45 and 12:49.
Nikita Kozyrev scored at 12:45 with assists from Max Brainin and Ethan Stewart. The trio quickly scored again at 12:49 with Max Brainin making the goal with assists from Ethan Stewart and Nikita Kozyrev just four seconds later to break the tie and win the game.
Saturday marked the end of the regular season for the NAHL, and Springfield is now in what head coach Tyler Rennette refers to as the “Second Season” meaning the playoff season.
Springfield will take on the Janesville Jets in Janesville on Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th. Springfield will play at home on Friday April 20th, and if necessary, Saturday April 21st.
Here is the schedule for this round of playoffs between Janesville and Springfield:
#2 Janesville Jets vs. #3 Springfield Jr. Blues
Game 1: Friday, April 13 @ Janesville, 7:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, April 14 @ Janesville, 7:00pm
Game 3: Friday, April 20 @ Springfield, 7:05pm
Game 4: Saturday, April 21 @ Springfield, 6:05pm*
Game 5: Monday, April 23 @ Janesville, 6:00pm*