Relaxed Chill rallies past Texas

LaCrosse Tribune | Tribune Staff | Friday, September 17, 2010

BLAINE, Minn. – The Coulee Region Chill scored five unanswered goals, three on the power play, to defeat the Texas Tornado 5-2 Friday in the NAHL Showcase.

It was the second win in Chill history. The team is 2-0-1 with a final game against Kenai River in the season-opening showcase today.

"I was kind of interested to see how they'd react because our first two games we were never down," Chill coach Garrett Strot said. "No one panicked, and we kept getting good scoring chances and then we were able to get on the board on the power play."

Texas scored two goals early in the second period before Coulee Region started its rally.

Lucas Dillon got things going with a power play goal before Berkely Scott and Eric Drapluk gave the Chill a 3-2 lead in the second.

Coulee Region added goals by Matt Blomquist and Zac Frischmon, his team-leading third, on a five-minute power play after a Texas player was sent off for kneeing.

Chill goalie Paul Moberg stopped 34 shots for the win.

It was the third game in as many days for all NAHL teams, with one more to play today.

"I thought we kept looking pretty strong and Texas was looking gassed," Strot said. "We've got five out of six points so far, so today was huge."