Weekend Preview: Janesville Jets at Springfield Jr. Blues

Jan 26, 2018

Janesville Jets at Springfield Jr. Blues | January 27th | The Nelson Center




The Springfield Jr. Blues dropped last weekend’s away series against the Topeka RoadRunners.

Springfield is at home this Saturday, facing the Janesville Jets. This is the third time this month they have met the Jets, having dropped the last two series.

Saturday night at Nelson Center will be our Military Appreci, with $5 to anyone with Military ID! We will also be starting our Hero of the Game promotion, honoring a local hero!


Janesville Jets


Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 24-9-2-0, 26 pts.

Goals Per Game: 2.97/Game (9th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 2.49/Game (5th in NAHL)

Scoring Leaders: Jakov Novak (32 GP,  19 G – 27 A – 46 Pts.), Kip Hoffmann  (45 GP,  13 G- 25 A – 38 Pts.), Tanner Polgaze (35 GP, 6 G – 16 A – 22 Pts.),


Forward To Watch:


Jakov NovakThe Janesville forward has 46 points so far this season, averaging over a point per game. He is already beating his 28 point total from last season. Five of his points come from Power Play goals, so Sprignfield will have to watch his ability to capitalize on the one man advantage.

Manning the Blue Line:


Carter EkbergThis blue liner has recorded 13 points this season, 9 of which are assists. Springfield will have to keep an eye on his two-way play, and limit his chances to set up assists.

Between The Pipes:


Garret Nieto:  This goalie hailing from sunny CA is 14-3-0-2 this season. His GAA is 2.20 and he has a save percentage of 0.924. He’s seeing significant improvement from his time last season with your very own Jr. Blues.




Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 18-15-3-1,

Goals Per Game: 2.86 /Game (13th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 2.89/Game (10th in NAHL)

Top Scorers: Jeff Skinner (35 GP,  15 G- 18 A – 33 Pts.), Ethan Stewart (37 GP,  14 G – 16 A – 30 Pts.),  Nikita Kozyrev (36 GP,  12 G – 15  A – 27 Pts.)


Forward To Watch:

Nikita Kozyrev Springfield forward Nikita Kozyrev logged 22 points last season with the Minnesota Magicians, and already has 36 points this season for Springfield. He has scored one power play goal and one game winning goal this season. He will look to continue his momentum this weekend against the Janesville Jets


Manning The Blue Line:

Ethan Stewart: This blueliner put up 14 goals – including five power play goals and one game winning goal, plus 16 assists so far this season. His two way play and ability to contribute offensively is unparalleled. He is the second highest scorer on the team, and will look to continue to log points against the Jets!


Between The Pipes:

Jurja Ovecka: Goaltender Jurja Ovecka, recently announced contender for the 2018 NHL Draft, sports a save percentage of .929 this season, with 2.50 GAA. He is 8-5 so far this season for the Springfield Jr. Blues, and he will look to stay hot this weekend!