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Springfield Tops St. Louis 3-2 in Preseason Opener

Springfield, Illions – The 2019-20 North American Hockey League (NAHL) season doesn’t officially begin for another couple of weeks, but the Springfield Jr. Blues kicked off their 2019 preseason schedule with a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Jr. Blues (NA3HL) on Saturday night. Cam Wuesthoff, Max Osborne, and Reese Tambellini each scored for Springfield, while Henry Graham and Alex Proctor combined to allow just two goals on the evening.

Wuesthoff, who is from St. Louis, opened the scoring late in the 1st period on a feed from Tambellini. Osborne would add to that total with less than :28 left in the frame and Springfield would take a 2-1 advantage into the intermission.

St. Louis would knot the game up 2-2 in the 2nd, but that would be all the offense from either side during the period. In the final and decisive period, Tambellini would pick up his second point of the game when he scored the game winning goal on a pass from Aaron Shaw, who had two assists in the game. 

For St. Louis, it was an opportunity to bring down a Tier II hockey club, and they came up just short. For Springfield, it was a chance to get a glimpse of the new players and see how they will fit in with the team for this season. 

Next Up:

Springfield will head down to Texas for the 2019 Southern Showdown this week to play three games against the South Division. On Friday September 6th, the Jr. Blues will face-off against the Corpus Christi Ice Rays at 5:45 pm. From there they will play the Lone Star Brahmas at 5:45 pm on Saturday, and then will play the Shreveport Mudbugs on Sunday at 2:10 pm. All three games will be available LIVE on HockeyTV.


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.