January 2, 2013 - North American Hockey League (NAHL) - Springfield Jr. Blues
The Jr. Blues came off the short Christmas break by beating Topeka, in Topeka, 2-1. Mitch Rogge and Ryan Atkinson had goals for the Jr. Blues, while Matt Leon made 30 saves, including 2 huge saves in the last minute of the game. The next night, the Jr. Blues lost 3-1, evening and ending the season series at 4-4.
The Jr. Blues returned home to play Michigan Monday and Tuesday night. The Jr. Blues gave up 3 third period goals Monday and 4 third period goals on Tuesday, losing both games. Ryan Atkinson added a goal in each game, bringing his season total to 10.
The Jr. Blues are on the road for the next 3 weekends, as they travel to Port Huron this weekend. After Port Huron, the team flies to Alaska where they player Kenai River and Fairbanks. The team will be in Alaska for 12 days until they return home to face Jamestown.