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Springfield to Play Three Games in Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas – The Springfield Jr. Blues departed for Texas yesterday morning in advance of a three game series against members from the North American Hockey League’s South Division for the inaugural Southern Showdown. The action starts this afternoon and continues until Sunday evening.

Tonight, the Jr. Blues square up with the Corpus Christi IceRays at 5:45 pm for game one of the 2019 Southern Showdown for both clubs. The last matchup between the IceRays and the Jr. Blues came back at the 2015 NAHL Showcase, the Jr. Blues won that game 3-1. In just over two weeks from now these same two teams will face off at this year’s showcase on September 21st at 3:30 pm, it will be the final game of the showcase for both teams. 

Tomorrow evening the Jr. Blues will face-off with the Lone Star Brahmas at 5:45 pm for the first meeting between the two teams since the 2015 NAHL Showcase which saw the Brahmas win 5-0. This will be the only meeting between Lone Star and Springfield this season unless they meet at the Robertson Cup in May. 

The weekend will wrap-up on Sunday afternoon as the Jr. Blues and the Shreveport Mudbugs battle it out at 2:10 pm. The Jr. Blues and Mudbugs played each other during last year’s preseason, but the last regular season meeting was at the 2017 NAHL Showcase. Shreveport won that matchup 4-0. This season will see the Jr. Blues and the Mudbugs play each four times during the regular season, two in Springfield on October 4th and 5th and two in Shreveport on February 7th and 8th. 

All games this weekend can be watched LIVE on HockeyTV and make sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for in-game updates throughout the weekend. We will be home next weekend on September 13th for our final pre-season game against Lindenwood University at 7:05 pm.

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.