St. Louis Jr. Blues (4-12-1-1, 10 points) vs. Granite City Lumberjacks (16-1, 32 points)
VENUE: Affton Ice Rink
GAME DATES AND TIMES: Two-game series. Friday, Nov. 19, 8:30 pm and Saturday, Nov. 20, 2:30 pm.
WHERE TO FOLLOW: All Jr. Blues games are streamed live and in high definition on www.hockeytv.com (subscription required). Follow our Twitter @JrBluesGameday for updates.
LAST TIME AT HOME: The Blues won a second straight series Nov. 5-6, downing the Oregon Tradesmen 3 points to 2. After falling 4-3 in a shootout Friday, the team rallied for an impressive 3-2 shootout win Saturday. The Blues took down the Wausau Cyclones 3 points to 2 Oct. 29-30. Jack Dapron scored once in regulation and once in the shootout in last Saturday’s victory. Tommy LaVigne also scored in regulation in the Saturday win. Gus Immken sealed the victory with the shootout winner. Espen Reager earned the win in goal.
LAST WEEKEND: The Jr. Blues dropped a pair of games in Rochester to the Central Division-leading Rochester Grizzlies by finals of 9-1 and 5-1. Gus Immken scored in the first game. Jack Dapron and Phil Harrell picked up assists. Brayden Wilson scored in the second game on an assist by Kelly Coldwater.
SCOUTING THE LUMBERJACKS: Granite City currently leads the Western Division. The Lumberjacks have 32 points while the second-place Mason City Toros have 23. The team swept the Willmar WarHawks 6-2 and 4-0 last weekend. The Lumberjacks are paced by Kullan Daikawa, who has eight goals and 14 assists.
WEAR WHITE SATURDAY: Saturday’s game vs. the Lumberjacks will be a White Out. Fans are encouraged to wear white as the Blues battle the Western Division leaders at 2:30 pm at Affton Ice Rink.
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.