St. Louis Jr. Blues (27-6-2, 56 pts) vs Wausau RiverWolves (9-24-1, 19 pts)
VENUE: Affton Ice Rink, St. Louis, Mo.
GAME TIMES: February 2 at 2:30 pm, February 3 at 1 pm (all times Central)
WHERE TO FOLLOW: All Jr. Blues home games are streamed live and in high-definition on HockeyTV.com (subscription required). On Twitter, follow @JrBluesHockey for live updates, as well as on Instagram @STLJrBlues.
A QUICK RECAP: St. Louis left Wisconsin with a split last weekend, winning 4-2 over Milwaukee on Friday only to suffer a frustrating 4-3 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday. Top performers from the weekend included Matt Monreal (2 G) and Mikael Foucher (29 saves on Friday).
BE A BUDDY: The Jr. Blues’ annual Brendan’s Buddies game, presented by Sindel Noble Attorneys, is coming up on March 1 against Wisconsin at 7 pm. Read all about Brendan and his cause here.
WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME: The Jr. Blues would like to congratulate Jake Faulkner, Mason Kruger, Ivan Galaguzov, Sean Hofstetter, Mikael Foucher, head coach Chris Flaugher, and broadcaster Kevin Gier on being picked to represent the Jr. Blues at the 2019 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in Attleboro, Massachusetts outside Boston. Click here for player profiles.
SCOUTING THE RIVERWOLVES: While Wausau has already been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, they still have at times been a tough out in the Central Division, with a win over Peoria and close games against Milwaukee being highlights to their season. Forward Mitch Idalski has been one of the RiverWolves’ top players this year, with 25 points (13 G, 12 A) in 32 games: he, along with blue-liner Deniss Berdniks and goalie Alex Gilev, will play for the South Division team at Top Prospects due to both the Central and South Divisions having an uneven number of teams.
JUNIOR NOTES: The Jr. Blues would like to congratulate alumnus Zach Mitchell on being selected to the US national hockey team that will compete at the 2019 Winter World University Games, held in March at Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Mitchell is enjoying a stellar sophomore season at Lindenwood: he has 18 goals and 13 assists in 21 games for the Lions, who are currently ranked #1 nationally in ACHA Division I.