Weekend Preview – Minnesota Magicians at Springfield

Feb 21, 2018

Minnesota Magicians at Springfield Jr. Blues | February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th | The Nelson Center




The Springfield Jr. Blues split last weekend against the Coulee Region Chill, with a Friday night 3-4 loss, followed by a Saturday night 3-0 win! After a long weekend of away games, your Springfield Jr. Blues are ready to be back in action at the Nelson Center this weekend.

Springfield is facing the Minnesota Magicians for a three-game home stand. This is the fifth time they have met the Magicians this season, and they are 3-2 against them.

Thursday night at Nelson Center will be our Dollar Days!, with $5 admission at the door, as well as $1 beer from the Coors Light Super Cold, and $1 hot dogs!


Friday and Saturday night are our A-chievers game, where students 17 and under with an “A” on their report card get in for FREE! Come on out and celebrate your “A” student with us! This weekend we will also be celebrating Teacher Appreciation, with prizes and giveaways all night! Teachers and Faculty get in for just $5.00 with proper ID at the door (cash only).


Minnesota Magicians


Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 21-19-3-2, 47 Pts. (4th in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.84/Game (15th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 3.22/Game (15th in NAHL)

Scoring Leaders: Jarett Lee (43 GP,  11 G – 20 A – 31 Pts.), Kyler Grundy (44 GP,  12 G- 16 A – 28 Pts.), Brendan Skarda (45 GP, 12 G – 16 A – 28 Pts.),


Forward To Watch:


Jarrett LeeThe Magicians forward has 31 points so far this season, averaging just under one point per game. He is already far exceeding his points from last season, also with the Magicians. He has three game winning goals as well as three power play goals, so Springfield will have to be aware of his ability to capitalize when it matters most for his team.

Manning the Blue Line:


Matt DenmanThis blue liner has recorded 21 points this season, 19 of which are assists. Springfield will have to keep an eye on his two-way play, and limit his chances to set up scoring chances

Between The Pipes:


Isaiah Saville:  The Anchorage native 15-11-0-2 this season, with a goals against average of 2.70. He also sports a save percentage of 0.915.




Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 22-19-3-1, 48 Pts. (3rd in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.87/Game (14th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 2.91/Game (10th in NAHL)

Top Scorers: Ethan Stewart (45 GP,  17 G- 17 A – 34 Pts.), Jeff Skinner (39 GP,  15 G – 18 A – 33 Pts.),  Nikita Kozyrev (43 GP,  13 G – 19 A – 32 Pts.)


Forward To Watch:

Dylan Rauh Springfield forward Dylan Rauh started the season with the Topeka RoadRunners, where he logged 5 goals and 7 assists. In his time with Springfield, he already has 1 goal and 5 assists. 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 Coulee Region Chill.


Manning The Blue Line:

Marcus Walter: The recent D1 commit has logged 16 points this season, with 4 goals and 12 assists. He has one power play goal and one game winning goal.


Between The Pipes:

Jurja Ovecka: Goaltender Jurja Ovecka sports a save percentage of .929 this season, with 2.52 GAA. He is 9-5 so far this season for the Springfield Jr. Blues, and he will look to stay hot this weekend!