Weekend Preview: Springfield Host Topeka As Playoff Race Heats Up

Mar 2, 2017

The Springfield Jr. Blues are in a battle for a spot in the NAHL Playoffs and will look to gain momentum this weekend against the Topeka Roadrunners in Springfield.

With 13 remaining games in the regular season, Springfield currently is in 4th place in the Midwest Division. They are 3 points behind the Fairbanks Ice Dogs for 3rd place and 4 points ahead of the Coulee Region Chill.

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Only the top 4 teams in the Midwest Division will make the NAHL Robertson Cup Playoffs. Springfield wrapped up it’s season series with Fairbanks last weekend, with both teams sweeping each other on the road. Springfield does however have 6 of their last 13 games against Coulee Region, including the final two home games of the year on April 7th & 8th.

Springfield Head Coach Tony Zasowski is not looking too far ahead, acknowledging that Springfield must address the task at hand this weekend against Topeka.

“Our last series against Topeka, we split with them. Every game now is important and we need to treat them as such.”

“It’s March Madness time” says Coach Zasowski. “As we saw last weekend with Fairbanks, every game is going to have that ‘playoff-feel’ to it. Every point matters and will have playoff implications tied to them.”

Rotary Night/Catholic School Night: This Friday night will be Rotary Night and Catholic School Night at The Nelson Center, as Springfield battles the Topeka Roadrunners.

The first 250 fans in attendance will receive a Springfield Jr. Blues Pennant provided by Sangamon CEO! This is also the perfect time for Catholic School Students to raise money for their school! Mid-America Advertising will award the Catholic Elementary school with the highest percentage of their enrollment in attendance with a $1000 prize! So, be sure to show your school pride and help them win!

All Catholic Students will receive FREE admission with the purchase of an Adult ticket at the door.

All Springfield area Rotary Club of Springfield, IL Members are $5.00 at the door and have access to an exclusive Rotary Event in the Franklin Room!

Doors open at 6:05pm and puck drops at 7:05pm.

National Hug A G.I. Day: Springfield will be showing their support for all our past and present United States Military Service Members during our National Hug a G.I. Day Armed Services Appreciation night.

Tickets at the door will be $5 for ALL active and retired military! Military members in attendance will also have the chance to win some amazing door prizes!
Doors open at 5:05pm and Puck drops at 6:05pm.
Buy Early and Save: Fans can stop by and Springfield Qik-n-Ez or YMCA locations and pick up discounted tickets! $8 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 & Under!