St. Louis Jr. Blues (20-13-2, 42 points) at Peoria Mustangs (25-8-1-1, 52 points)
VENUE: Owens Center
GAME DATES AND TIMES: Two-game series. Friday, Mar. 12 at 7:15 pm and Saturday, Mar. 13 at 6:45 pm.
WHERE TO FOLLOW: All Jr. Blues games are streamed live and in high definition on www.hockeytv.com (subscription required). Follow our Twitter @JrBluesHockey for updates.
BLUES CONCLUDE LONG STRETCH AT AFFTON: The Jr. Blues concluded a long stretch of 11 straight games at Affton Ice Rink with two games vs. Peoria. The two-game series was the final of the 2020-2021 regular season home schedule for the Jr. Blues.
The Notes have won 14 out of their last 18 and went 9-2 on the homestand. The team has clinched a playoff spot and sits in third in the Central Division.
The Jr. Blues are 2-4 vs. Peoria, their most likely first-round opponent in the playoffs, so far this season. Tony Andrews scored with 0.6 seconds in regulation to go on Mar. 6 to cement a thrilling Saturday night win over the Mustangs at Affton Ice Rink.
FRAGA EARNS GOALTENDER OF THE MONTH HONORS: Danny Fraga backstopped the Blues in nearly perfect fashion last month, debuting in the NA3HL with a 4-0-0 record, .969 save percentage, 1.00 GAA and one shutout through February. His greatest “blemish” came at the start of the month, when he gave up two goals on 41 shots in a win over Milwaukee.
From there though, he allowed just two goals in his final three starts, stopping 36 of 37 against Peoria, 24 of 25 against Wausau and recording a 28-save shutout of the RiverWolves on the 25th. Fraga totaled 127 saves on 131 shots over the course of the month, and his .969 save percentage is tops among NA3HL netminders with multiple appearances on the year.
SCOUTING THE MUSTANGS: Peoria has racked up 25 wins and 52 points so far this season. Peoria is 6-4 in its last 10 games. The team is 15-2 at home so far this season. The 15 home wins are the most among any team in the Central Division.
FRASER CUP IN ST. PETERS: The 2021 Fraser Cup Championship, which crowns the National playoff champion of the NA3HL, will take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri from April 15-19. The 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament will also take place at the St. Peters Rec Plex in St. Peters, Missouri, on April 18-19. For more information, visit http://na3hl.com/fraser-cup/.
JUNIOR NOTES: Watch the Jr. Blues social media pages for information on games that will be rescheduled in 2021. Visit stljrblues.org for the latest information. The Jr. Blues can also be found on Facebook @STLJrBlues . The team is also on Instagram @stljrblues and now on TikTok @stljrblues.