FRIDAY, SEPT. 30TH
MN Wilderness 3 @ Springfield 0 – Luke Kania recorded a shutout on Friday for the Wilderness, who left the Jr. Blues scoreless after three periods of play at home. Minnesota’s Tyler Vold would open the scoring in the second, a tally which would end up being the contest’s game-winning goal. Connor Koviak and Alexander Esbjors each snagged a goal in the third period, securing the victory for the Wilderness. Kania would collect his shutout win with 24 saves for the Wilderness, while Devin Cooley made 33 saves in the loss.
SATURDAY, OCT. 1ST
MN Wilderness 2 @ Springfield 4 – Springfield’s surge in the second period put them on the board in their Saturday night victory over the Wilderness. To start, Minnesota opened scoring with a 1st period goal from Dylan Mills. In the second, Springfield’s Matt Long and Luke Picek each grabbed a goal, giving the Jr. Blues their lead over Minnesota. Matt Long of the Jr. Blues added a third goal, just 31 seconds in to the third period. The Wilderness would get within one soon after, with a goal from Logan Stork, until Springfield’s Connor Matsinger scored in the final minute to seal the deal for the Jr. Blues. Springfield’s Evan Fear got his first win of the season with 23 saves, while Luke Kania took his second loss with 23 saves.