The Coulee Region Chill swept the Fairbanks Ice Dogs this past Friday and Saturday, 5-1 and 3-2, respectively. Friday’s tilt featured a dominant performance from the Chill who wasted no time scoring as forward Kevin Dineen lit the lamp for his fourth goal of the season. Fairbanks tied the game at one a piece after a goal from forward Robert Blueger. It was all Chill after that point however, as they scored four more times en route to a decisive victory.
Saturday’s contest between the Chill and the Ice Dogs proved to be more competitive. Fairbanks led through two periods 2-0 after goals by Cayden Cahill and Benton Maass. The game looked as if it was over before Kevin Dineen knocked in a goal to bring the deficit to one. Defenseman Steven Quagliata tied the game at two with 6:25 left in the third, his second goal of the season. Neither team could push across the winning goal in regulation however, and the game went to overtime. Defenseman Matt Hines provided the game winner for the Chill in a thrilling 3-2 OT win. The win brings Coulee Region’s record to 8-4-1 this season.
The Coulee Region Chill will look to keep their home ice advantage going this weekend as they welcome in the Kenai River Brown Bears. It will be the second Alaskan opponent to enter Green Island Ice Arena in as many weeks. The Chill will look to keep the Brown Bears cold this weekend, who are just 1-10-2 thus far. Puck drop for both Friday and Saturday’s games are slated for 7 p.m. at Green Island Ice Arena.