Sochi, Russia – While the Springfield Jr. Blues have been preparing for the 2019-20 season here in the United States, goaltender Jack Williams was putting on a show for hockey fans in Russia as part of Team NAHL at the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup. The team was comprised of one player from each team in the NAHL from the 2018-19 season and played teams representing Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, and Sweden.
Williams started two of the four games for Team NAHL and won both of his starts, finishing the tournament with a 2-0-0 record, a .930 save percentage, and a 2.00 goals against average. The St. Louis, MO native made several remarkable saves against Krylya Sovetov in an exhibition game on August 19th before elevating his play and backstopping Team NAHL to wins against Red Bull Salzburg (Austria) on August 26th and against MoDo (Sweden) on August 29th.
Williams, who is a Michigan State University commit, appeared in 39 games for the Jr. Blues during the regular season and recorded a 21-13-2-1 record with a 2.85 GAA and .895 SV%. Selected to represent the Jr. Blues on Team Red at the 2019 Top Prospects Tournament in Attlesboro, MA in February, Williams also landed on NHL Central Scouting as the #19 ranked North American goaltender in April.
We want to thank Jack for representing the Jr. Blues in Russia at the 2019 Sirius JCWC and wish him the best of luck moving forward!