St. Louis Jr. Blues (5-9-1, 11 pts) at Rochester Grizzlies (18-3, 36 points)
VENUE: Rochester Recreation Center, Rochester, MN
GAME DATES AND TIMES: Two-game set. Friday, January 15th at 7:05 pm and Saturday, January 16th at 7:05 pm. The Blues will conclude their weekend with a Sunday, January 17th matchup at Wausau. Puck drops Sunday at 3:10 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 live updates.
NOTES LOOK TO REBOUND: St. Louis returned to home ice this past weekend, welcoming the division-leading Grizzlies to Affton Ice Rink. The Blues got 27 saves from Owen Carlson in the first game but fell 1-0. The Grizzlies swept the series with a 5-0 win on Sunday. The Grizzlies are now 6-0 vs. the Blues this season. The teams met in Rochester on October 9 and 10. Both games featured one-goal margins heading to the third. Mike Ivory, Joey Solimando, Mike Deeba and Tony Andrews all netted goals in the previous series in Rochester.
SCOUTING THE GRIZZLIES: Rochester has been the Central Division’s best team this year, winning 18 of its first 21 games. Its 36 points are tied for second in the NA3HL. Both the Grizz and the Texas Brahmas trail the Sheridan Hawks by two points in the race for first overall. Grizzlies goalie Zach Wiese has proven to be the best in the league. He leads the NA3HL in GAA with a 0.88 mark and is first in save percentage at .960. The Grizzlies have won eight of their last ten games.
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.