Weekend Preview Vs Coulee Region Chill

Nov 15, 2017

Springfield Jr. Blues At Coulee Region Chill| Nov. 17th & 18th | The Nelson Center




The Springfield Jr. Blues had some success against the 1st place Janesville Jets last weekend. Springfield took the first game on Friday 3-1 before dropping a close one Saturday night by the score of 5-4. Below are highlights of all the goals from the series against Janesville.

Springfield is back at home this weekend after 2 weeks on the road. They will battle divisional foe Coulee Region who beat Springfield out for the final playoff spot last season. This is the first time Springfield and Coulee Region have met this season.

Friday night is Superhero Night at The Nelson Center where many different Superheroes will be in attendance for the game courtesy of Superheroes Saving Smiles! There will be superhero themed giveaways all night including tickets to go see the new “Justice League” movie. Click HERE to buy tickets to Superhero Night!

Saturday night is the Springfield Jr. Blues annual Scout Night. ! Bring your troops out for a special night of fun and hockey during our Scout Night. For discounted tickets for Boy and Girl Scouts, please contact the Springfield Jr. Blues at 217.525.2589 or info@jrblues.com Not a scout member? You can still save on tickets by clicking HERE!

This Saturday’s Game will now be a Skate With Your Springfield Jr. Blues night in addition to Scout Night! After the game, fans will be able to skate with the team! Bring your skates or rent them for just $2!




Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 5-7-1-3, 14 Pts. (6th in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.75/Game (13th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 3.38/Game (19th in NAHL)

Scoring Leaders: Brandon Koch (16 GP, 1 Goals-14 Assist-15 Points), Billy Duma, D (16 GP, 5 Goal-6 Assists-11 Points), Nick Bowman, F (12 GP, 7 Goals-3 Assists-10 Points)

Forward To Watch:


Nick BowmanThe Coulee Region forward did not start the year with the Chill, but he seems to have been a spark for their offense. In his 12 games since joining the team, Bowman has 7 goals and 3 assists, with 4 of his goals coming on the power play. Springfield will have a close eye on Bowman this weekend.

Manning the Blue Line:


Brandon KochLooking at just the numbers, you can compare Brandon Koch to Springfield defenseman Jordan Muzzillo. Both defenseman who are leading their team in points and generate offense for their team. Koch has 15 points, one behind Muzzillo for the NAHL lead for defensemen and will look to overtake him this weekend. It will be Muzzillo and the Springfield’s defense job to not let that happen.

Between The Pipes:


Emil Zetterquist: There may be no NAHL goaltender that means more to his team right now than Emil Zetterquist. The Stockholm, Sweden native has won 4 of the Chill’s 5 games and is currently 3rd in the NAHL with a .940 save percentage, facing an average of 39 shots per game. Springfield will have to crack Zetterquist in order to find success this weekend.




Tale Of The Tape:


Record: 9-7-1-1, 20 Pts. (4th in Midwest)

Goals Per Game: 2.89/Game (10th in NAHL)

Goals Against Average: 3.06/Game (15th in NAHL)

Top Scorers: Jordan Muzzillo (18 GP, 5 G-11 A-16 Pts.), Nikita Kozyrev (17 GP, 6 G-7 A-13 Pts.), Jeff Skinner (16 GP, 6 G-7 A-13 Pts.), Max Brainin (16 GP, 5 G-8 A-13 Pts.)

Forward To Watch:


Max Brainin Springfield forward Max Brainin has been a welcomed addition to the team this season. The Buffalo Grove, IL native has 5 goals and 8 assists which ranks 12th among first-year NAHL players. With 8 points in his past 5 games, Brainin will look to stay hot and help Springfield melt the Chill.

Manning The Blue Line:


Fletcher Fineman: Trivia time fans! Who leads the NAHL in power play goals for a defenseman? If you said Fletcher Fineman then you are correct! The Captain has stepped up big for the Springfield power play this season and will look to keep it going this weekend.

Between The Pipes:


Evan Fear: Goaltender Evan Fear played great on Friday night against the 1st place Janesville Jets, stopping 29 of 30 shots that he saw. Since Fear has returned to Springfield, he holds a solid 2.88 GAA and .914 save percentage. Springfield will need him to be solid once again to help Springfield defeat Coulee Region and try to climb higher in the Midwest divisional standings.