Williams, Spears to Represent Jr. Blues at Sirius Junior Club World Cup

Jul 9, 2019

Springfield, Illinois – The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that goaltender Jack Williams and athletic trainer Devin Spears will be representing the Jr. Blues at the 2019 Sirius Junior Club World Cup.

Williams, 18, appeared in 39 games for Springfield this past season. He posted a 21-13-3 record with a 2.85 GAA and .895 SV%. Williams recorded 4 shutouts on the seasons, including three consecutive starts with a shutout. Spears, who has been a long-time athletic trainer for the Jr. Blues, will be accompanying the team as well.

Team NAHL will be comprised of one player from each of the 24 teams who participated in the 2018-19 season. Of the 24 players on the roster, six are from Michigan, five from Minnesota, four from Illinois, two each from Wisconsin and California, and one each from Alaska, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Missouri. 

The tournament will take place in Sochi, Russia from August 23-31, 2019 and will be in a round-robin format. Each team will play three games within their group before moving onto the final rounds. Team NAHL has been placed in Group B alongside Oulun Karpat (Finland), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), and HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech Republic). Group A will consist of Lokomotiv (Russia), Alberta Junior Hockey League (Canada), Modo Hockey (Sweden), and HC Davos (Switzerland). 

Team NAHL Schedule (All Times Central)

Monday, August 19 – Exhibition Game, Team NAHL vs. Krylya Sovetov (Moscow), 5:00am

Saturday, August 24 – Round-Robin Game #1, Team NAHL vs. Oulun Karpat, 11:00am

Monday, August 26 – Round-Robin Game #2, Team NAHL vs. Red Bull Salzburg, 11:00am

Wednesday, August 28 – Round-Robin Game #3, Team NAHL vs. HC Ocelari Trinec, 11:00am 

Thursday, August 29 – 5th and 7th place games, 7:00am and 11:00am

Friday, August 30 – Semi-Final games, 7:00am and 11:00am

Saturday, August 31  – 3rd place game, 7:00am – Championship Game, 11:00am


Team NAHL Roster

No. | Name | Position | NAHL Team | Birth Year | Hometown | NCAA Commitment

3 – Tyler Love (D) Corpus Christi Ice Rays, 2000, Moon Township PA

4 – Chris Trouba (D) Johnstown Tomahawks, 1999, Auburn Hills MI

6 – Brandon Lajoie (F) Kenai River Brown Bears, 2001, Eagle River AK

7 – Sam Skinner (D) Minot Minautoros, 2001, Schoolcraft MI

8 – Nate Horn (F) Minnesota Wilderness, 1999, Elk River MN, Air Force

9 – Austin McCarthy (F) Topeka Pilots, 1999, Ludington MI

10 – Jack Conroy (F) Odessa Jackalopes, 2000, Chicago IL

11 – Carter Hottmann (F) Janesville Jets, 2000, Madison WI

14 – Jake Beaune (D) Aberdeen Wings, 2000, Livonia MI

15 – Garrett Dahm (F) Austin Bruins, 2001, Swansea IL, Mercyhurst

16 – Colin Stein (D) Minnesota Magicians, 2000, Pewaukee WI

17 – John Jaworski (F) Northeast Generals, 2000, Grinnell IA, Sacred Heart

18 – Austin Jouppi (F) Bismarck Bobcats, 2000, Duluth MN

19 – Max Borst (F) Maryland Black Bears, 2000, Edina MN

20 – Alex Murray (D) St. Cloud Blizzard, 2000, Glenview IL

21 – Nick Trela (F) Amarillo Bulls, 1999, Trenton MI

22 – Gabe Temple (F) WBS Knights, 2000, Fowlerville MI, Michigan Tech

23 – Andrew DeCarlo (F) Lone Star Brahmas, 2000, Huntington Beach CA

25 – Brody Medeiro (D) New Jersey Titans, 1999, Denver CO

26 – Billy Feczko (F) Shreveport Mudbugs, 2001, Palos Heights IL

28 – Killian Kiecker-Olson (F) Chippewa Steel, 2001, Andover MN

29 – Seth Bergeron (D) Jamestown Rebels, 2000, Chaska MN

32 – Mattias Sholl (G) Fairbanks Ice Dogs, 2000, Hermosa Beach CA

35 – Jack Williams (G) Springfield Jr. Blues, 2001, St. Louis MO, Michigan State

General Manager: Tony Zasowski

Head Coach: Scott Langer

Asst. Coach: Rocky Russo

Communications & Media: Alex Kyrias

Equipment Manager: Dave Dunkleberger

Athletic Trainer: Devin Spears