Springfield Jr. Blues

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Springfield Jr. Blues
Springfield Jr Blues Logo.svg
CitySpringfield, Illinois
LeagueNAHL
DivisionMidwest
Founded1993
Home arenaNelson Center
ColorsNavy, Gold
              
Owner(s)Dan Ferguson
General managerTyler Rennette (2017–18)
Head coachTyler Rennette (2017–18)
MediaFast Hockey
Franchise history
1993–presentSpringfield Jr. Blues

The Springfield Jr. Blues are a Tier II junior ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's Midwest Division.[1] The team plays their home games at the Nelson Center in Springfield, Illinois.[2]

History[edit]

Founded by John D. O'Laughlin and Al Jennings, the franchise joined the North American Hockey League for the 1993–94 season.[3] Springfield had previously been home to multiple semi-pro teams the Springfield Kings and Springfield Capitols. The team has made numerous appearances in the NAHL playoffs and were back-to-back Robertson Cup National Championships in 1996 and 1997.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM Finish
2004–05 56 30 25 1 61 207 200 1,509 5th, South Div.
2005–06 58 28 26 4 60 181 208 1,721 3rd, South Div.
2006–07 62 26 31 5 57 188 203 1,588 6th, Central Div.
2007–08 58 27 25 5 59 190 190 1,253 4th, Central Div.
2008–09 58 25 28 5 55 183 185 1,182 4th, South Div.
2009–10 56 21 29 8 50 163 193 921 4th, South Div.
2010–11 58 31 24 3 65 191 170 976 5th, North Div.
2011–12 60 31 27 2 64 202 190 1216 3rd, Midwest Div.
2012–13 60 26 30 4 56 159 181 907 6th, North Div.
2013–14 60 26 26 8 60 141 160 875 5th, North Div.
2014–15 60 23 31 6 52 126 184 815 6th, North Div.
2015–16 60 29 25 6 64 155 164 770 5th of 6, Midwest Div.
13th of 22, NAHL
2016–17 60 27 28 5 59 174 189 717 5th of 6, Midwest Div.
18th of 24, NAHL
2017–18 60 33 21 6 72 169 166 670 3rd of 6, Midwest Div.
9th of 23, NAHL
2018–19 60 33 22 5 71 192 177 901 3rd of 6, Midwest Div.
9th of 23, NAHL

Playoff records[edit]

Season GP W L OTL PTS GF GA Round Results
2005 Did not qualify
2006 4 1 3 0 9 13 83 Lost 1st Round, 1–3 vs. Texarkana Bandits
2007 Did not qualify
2008 8 5 3 0 31 18 119 Won 1st Round, 3–0 vs. North Iowa Outlaws
Lost 2nd Round, 2–3 vs. Alexandria Blizzard
2009 4 1 3 0 5 9 93 Lost 1st Round, 1–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
2010 4 1 3 0 10 20 76 Lost 1st Round, 1–3 vs. Topeka RoadRunners
2011 Did not qualify
2012 9 4 5 0 18 26 155 Won Div. Semifinals, 3–2 vs. Janesville Jets
Lost Div. Finals, 1–3 vs. St. Louis Bandits
2013 2 0 2 1 13 32 Lost Div. Play-in Round, 0–2 vs. Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings
2014 Did not qualify
2015 Did not qualify
2016 Did not qualify
2017 Did not qualify
2018 3 0 3 0 0 2 7 Lost Div. Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Janesville Jets
2019 4 1 3 0 2 10 18 Lost Div. Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Minnesota Magicians

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jr. Blues skate on as Springfield's longest-operating sports franchise". sj-r.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  2. ^ "The History of Hockey in Springfield". dexknows.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.
  3. ^ "Junior Blues' finances 'better every year'". sj-r.com. Retrieved 2018-04-22.

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