The (5-1) Coulee Region Chill will be leaving tomorrow on the longest road trip in franchise history as they take off for Kenai River AK. They will take on the (5-3) Kenai River Brown Bears this Friday and Saturday night at the Soldotna Sports Center. The Chill are currently in 2nd place in the Midwest Division and four points behind the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. It is early in the season, but this trip is extremely important because the Chill only face Kenai River four times and Fairbanks five times and they are in the same Midwest Division. Kenai is a legitimate Divisional contender and (7-1) Fairbanks is a perennial powerhouse in the NAHL. This weekend's games will be live on fasthockey.com and with the AK time change the puck drops at 10:30 p.m.
The Chill have received great production from the Richard Zehnal, Mac Jansen, Adam Lovick line on both the power play and even strength with 17 points 4 GWG's in 6 games. Rookie D-Man Jake Zeleznikar has also been a key contributor for the CRC at the blue line and offensively with 2 goals, 3 assists. Rookie Griff Jeszka has 3 assists and a +3 and veteran blue liner Dunk Abbott 2 assists and a +5. It has really been a team effort and points don't always tell the story in a 5-1 start. Both net minders for the CRC have been rock solid to start the season. Blake Cates is 3-1-0 with a 2.82 GAA & .908 SVG. Adam Carlson 2-0-0 1.18 GAA & .956 SVG.