This is good news for the Johnstown Tomahawks, as the 'Hawks are now one point away from making the playoffs for the second time in their second season of play.
Johnstown faces off against Janesville this weekend and Springfield plays two games vs. the Soo Eagles.
Johnstown is in fourth place with 61 points. Springfield sits fifth with 58 points. If Springfield sweeps the Eagles that'll give them four more points for a total of 62.
If Johnstown picks up just one point this weekend, it'll tie the Jr. Blues with 62 points, but since Springfield can only reach 27 wins if they sweep their last two games, Johnstown would win the tie breaker having 28 wins this season.
If Springfield loses one game or doesn't pick up all four points, Johnstown's in without having to win a game.
If Johnstown can pick up one point, or win one of the two games this weekend, they'll make the playoffs, and it won't matter what Springfield does.
But if Springfield sweeps the Eagles, and Johnstown gets swept by Janesville without picking up a point, Springfield will be in the playoffs and Johnstown's season will come to an end.
If Johnstown does make the playoffs, they'll face the Port Huron Fighting Falcons in the first round of the NAHL playoffs.
Unlike last season, the first round is best of five, not best of three as it was last year.
Port Huron knocked the Tomahawks' out of the playoffs last season in overtime, winning the series 2-1.
Let's Go 'Hawks!