The Springfield Jr. Blues are playing a two-game series against the Michigan Warriors at the Nelson Center in Springfield, IL. The games start at 7pm with each night being a slightly different promotion night. Friday night, local NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier will be in attendance as the Jr. Blues have their annual Polar Party. While I've never been much for partying outside in the winter, hey, it's an excuse to drink. (Note to CrossCheckRaise: 16-ounce cans of Stag will be available.) The party starts at 5pm. Tickets to the game are $8 for adults, and $5 for kids, seniors and military personnel.
Saturday night's game is Firefighter's Night. Firefighters and their families will receive reduced ticket prices to $4 each. Regular prices are $8 for adults and $5 for kids, seniors and military personnel.
Please note that I have no formal connection to the Springfield Jr. Blues organization except as a fan. I'm providing this information because I know people here like hockey. I also love seeing the team play in front of a packed house. The kids seem to play even harder in front of a good-sized crowd.
Here's the link to the Jr. Blues website. Further details are provided there. Come on in if you can make it and cheer on some kids who are playing to get a foot in the door of pro hockey.