It was a rough weekend for the Coulee Region Chill who have lost four consecutive games for the first time this season. The Chill were home this past Thursday as they took on the Austin Bruins. Things started out well as forward Larry Jungwirth opened the contest with a goal in the first period (Doran, Plunkett). Fellow forward Joey Sofo added to the total with a goal in the second (Carlson, Schroer) to give the Chill a 2-0 lead before Austin responded with four straight goals to take a 4-2 lead in the third. Coulee Region forward Simon Sagissor brought the Chill within one midway through the third, but it was not enough as Austin added another late goal on an empty netter with six seconds left giving the Bruins a 5-3 road victory.
The Coulee Region Chill dropped the opener of their two game road series against the Springfield Jr. Blues Friday night at the Nelson Center in Springfield, IL. It was a close contest throughout with the game. Both teams were tied at 2 a piece heading into the third period before forward Max Nylander gave the Jr. Blues the lead for good with a goal in the third as the Chill fell 3-2.
Saturday’s contest featured a slow start for the Chill as they surrendered three goals in the first. Forward Kevin Dineen attempted to bring his team back with a pair of goals in the second (Sagissor, Sofo) (Theisen, Schroer), but it was not enough as Springfield added another goal in the third en route to a 5-3 victory.
Chill look to rebound vs Magicians in home-and-home series
The Coulee Region Chill will take the road to face the Minnesota Magicians this Friday night as they look to halt their four game skid. Both teams have been evenly matched this year, splitting the season series 3-3. Game time for Friday’s matchup is at 7:15 pm at the Richfield Ice Arena.
The Chill will return home this Saturday as they play host to their neighboring state rivals the Minnesota Magicians. Coulee Region will look to gain ground in the Midwest Division, as they are currently eight points behind Minnesota. Puck drop is slated for 7 pm at the Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse, WI.