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Playoff Atmosphere in 3 Game Homestand Against St. Louis

This past weekend the Chill took on the number one team in their division, the St. Louis Jr. Blues, in a 3 game homestand. Each game had a playoff vibe, that we will probably see again very soon.

Friday night was the first test between the two teams, who hadn’t played each other since early November. St. Louis was the first to get on the board early in the first period, just two minutes in, to make it 1-0. The two teams would go back and forth with shots until just over five minutes left in the first, when St. Louis scored again to make it 2-0. However, it doesn’t take long after that for the Chill to finally find the back of the net. Thomas Magnavite scores to make 2-1 (15:10; Toon De Schepper, Brady Lindauer). Just over a minute later, the Chill tie it up 2-2 with a goal from Donny Schultz (Aslan Akervik, Chase McLaughlin). The two teams remain tied 2-2 heading into the second period. St. Louis scored twice in the second half of the second period to take the 4-2 lead going into the third period.  Going into the 2nd intermission, the Chill had a lot of work to do in the final period of the game. The Jr. Blues peppered the Chill with shots early on in the period but Goalie Devin Naidow kept the Chill in the game. Finally the Chill are able to make it 4-3 with another goal from Donny Schultz (11:18; Flavien Fondadouze, Sam Dabrowski). Then, Gijs De Schepper puts one past the Jr. Blues goalie at 16:53 to tie it up 4-4 (Matt Janke, Aslan Akervik). On to overtime, neither team is able to score. The Jr. Blues had a perfect chance too in OT on a penalty shot but Devin Naidow was able to steer it aside and send the two teams into a shootout. The Chill end up with one goal from Thomas Magnavite in the first three shooters, but St. Louis also gets one goal so it is on to sudden death. However, four shooters is all that’s needed, as Toon De Schepper puts it home for the Chill and gives them a 5-4 shootout victory! Goalie Devin Naidow stopped an impressive 30 out of 34 total shots on goal during the game to get the win in net!

On Saturday, the two teams squared off starting at 2:30 PM at Green Island. Much like Friday, the Jr. Blues got on the board early in the first to take the 1-0 lead. This time, that’s the only scoring in the first period. The second period begins and the Jr. Blues keep the early scoring streak going and make it 2-0 just three minutes into the second period. The Chill get on the board next to make it 2-1 with a goal from Donny Schultz on the power play (8:32; Toon De Schepper, Thomas Magnavite). St. Louis makes it 3-1 shortly after, then with two minutes left in the second the Chill are able to make it 3-2 with another power play goal, this time from Flavien Fondadouze (17:59; Toon De Schepper, Brady Lindauer). In the third period St. Louis scores again to make it 4-2. At 10:20 of the final period, the Chill cut the lead to 4-3 with a goal from Toon De Schepper (Connor Losen, Donny Schultz). Unfortunately, the Chill can’t find the back of the net during the final period and take the close 4-3 loss against the Jr. Blues. Goalie Devin Naidow stopped 18 of 22 shots faced.

On Sunday, the Chill were looking to hopefully take another win from the Jr. Blues with a noon puck drop at Green Island. The first period begins, and this time it is the Chill who take the early lead! Flavien Fondadouze gets on the board at 2:35 of the first to make it 1-0 with an assist from Sam Dabrowski. Shortly after, Brady Lindauer makes it 2-0 (4:45; Thomas Magnavite, Keaton Caplis). St. Louis cuts the lead to 2-1 mid way through the first and both teams head to the locker room after the first period with the Chill leading by a goal. The second period would be an even battle against the two teams but results in no scoring. The Chill hold their 2-1 lead for most of the third period, until St. Louis ties it up with five minutes left in the game. However, newcomer Marco Escobar makes his mark, scoring his first goal as a member of the Chill at 16:15 with assists from Flavien Fondadouze and Sam Dabrowski to take back the lead, 3-2. In the final minute of the game, the Jr. Blues pull their goalie for the man advantage but it only creates another chance for the Chill and gives Flavien Fondadouze his second goal of the game on an empty net (19:17; Marco Escobar, Connor Losen). The Chill take the 4-2 win over the number one Jr. Blues to round out the weekend. Goalie Michael Janke gets the win in net, stopping 31 of the 33 shots he faced during the game.

The Chill have three games this upcoming weekend, one at home on Thursday, Feb. 14th at 7 PM and two games against Peoria on the road Friday, Feb. 15th and Saturday, Feb. 16th.

Weekend Sweep of Milwaukee & Wisconsin

This past weekend, the Chill took on the Milwaukee Power on Friday night & the Wisconsin Whalers on Saturday & Sunday. Friday night was a big game against the Power, as they were sitting in second place in the division while the Chill were right behind them in third place.

The game began very evenly matched, the two teams battling on both sides of the ice. However, the Chill were able to strike first at 11:10 of the first period with a power play goal from Thomas Magnavite (Toon De Schepper, Brady Lindauer). The Chill would head to the locker room after one period of play with the 1-0 lead over the Power. The second period began and the Chill wasted little time getting their second goal of the game from defenseman Connor Losen (1:54; Flavien Fondadouze) to make it 2-0. The Power cut the lead to one with a goal at 6:44 of the second period, but is quickly followed up by goal from Brady Lindauer (8:16; Thomas Magnavite) to make it 3-1. Thomas Magnavite gets his second goal of the game at 11:56 of the second with an assist from Brady Lindauer to make it 4-1. Forward Flavien Fondadouze nets one at 16:28 of the period to bring the score up to 5-1 with assists from Keaton Caplis & Judson McGrath. To round out the scoring in the second period, Thomas Magnavite completes his hat trick (17:07; Brady Lindauer) to make it 6-1 heading into the third period of play. The third period was a battle once again between the two teams, after the scoring frenzy in the second, and no one was able to get past either goalie until Connor Losen nets his second goal of the game at 12:14 of the third period (Gijs De Schepper). The Chill would get the win over Milwaukee with a final score of 7-1 and that win would allow the Chill to slip past the Power into second place in the division. Goalie Devin Naidow gets the win in net, stopping a total of 29 out of 30 shots faced.

Saturday night, the Chill took on the Wisconsin Whalers. Two periods go by with no scoring from either team, the Chill were outshooting the Whalers 35 to 12 but just couldn’t seem to find their scoring rhythm. Not until the third period that is. The scoring floodgates opened for the Chill early on in the third period, with Flavien Fondadouze getting the first goal on the board of the game (1:33; Matt Janke, Keaton Caplis). Following up on the power play would be Brandon Ratzloff at 3:06 of the period with assists from Brady Lindauer & Connor Losen to make it 2-0. Thomas Magnavite gets on the board next just three minutes later with an assist from Brady Lindauer. Flavien Fondadouze gets his second goal of the game shortly after, unassisted, to make it 4-0. Brandon Ratzloff would get the final goal of the game, once again on the power play (8:11; Matt Janke, Brady Lindauer) and that would give the Chill a 5-0 victory over the Whalers. Goalie Devin Naidow gets the win in net, stopping all 20 shots faced.

Sunday afternoon was the final game of the weekend, with the Chill taking on the Wisconsin Whalers once again. This time, the Whalers strike first and take the 1-0 lead in the first period and they would hold that lead for the rest of the period. In the second period, the Chill tie it up at 4:10 with a goal from Matt Janke, with the assist from Aslan Akervik. Then, Thomas Magnavite will get the game winning goal on the power play (9:06; Brandon Ratzloff, Brady Lindauer) to make it 2-1 in favor of the Chill. The third period would have no scoring, which gives the Chill a nailbiter 2-1 win over the Whalers to sweep the weekend! Goalie Devin Naidow gets the win in net, stopping 24 of the total 25 shots faced.

The Chill will be back in action at home this weekend, February 8th-10th, with a 3 game homestand against the number one team in the central division, the St. Louis Jr. Blues.

Two Wins Over Wausau

This past weekend the Chill had a Home-and-Home against the Wausau RiverWolves. The two teams first played at Green Island Ice Arena on Thursday night.  They took control of the game early on, with Brandon Ratzloff getting the Chill on the board first just 40 seconds into the first period with the assist from Connor Losen. Next up, Brock Zukowski gets on the board (2:26; Aslan Akervik) followed by Brady Lindauer (6:49; Chase McLaughlin, Gijs De Schepper). Brandon Ratzloff gets his second of the game at 7:41 of the first period with help from Brady Lindauer and Thomas Magnavite. 3 seconds later, Donny Schultz gets on the board with assists from Brock Zukowski and Toon De Schepper. Brady Lindauer gets his second goal of the game to make it 6-0 at 10:45 of the first period (Gadel Khismatullin, Thomas Magnavite). Wausau gets on the board at 11:43 of the period to make it 6-1, but a minute later Thomas Magnavite scores to make it 7-1 with assists from Toon De Schepper and Brady Lindauer. The RiverWolves add one more goal to make it 7-2 at the 16-minute mark, and that’s the score that both teams will head to the locker room to end the first period of play. Unfortunately for Wausau, that will be the last goal that they are able to score the rest of the night. The second period would see goals on the board for the Chill from Brady Lindauer (7:32; Brandon Ratzloff, Thomas Magnavite) on the power play, Thomas Magnavite (12:07; Brady Lindauer, Gadel Khismatullin), Keaton Caplis on the power play (12:54; Matt Janke, Donny Schultz), Keaton Caplis again at 15:49 of the second period (Brandon Ratzloff, Matt Janke), and Christopher Drews (17:30; Brady Lindauer, Thomas Magnavite). The Chill lead 12-2 going into the final period of play. The third-period goals for the Chill were from Donny Schultz (1:01; Brock Zukowski, Aslan Akervik), Brady Lindauer (2:23; Christopher Drews, Thomas Magnavite), Keaton Caplis (4:19; Joseph Wiczek, Christopher Drews), Brady Lindauer (9:05; Thomas Magnavite, Chase McLaughlin), and rounding out the scoring was Aslan Akervik at 18:20 of the third period with assists from Brock Zukowski and Donny Schultz. Final score is 17-2 and gives the Chill the victory at home. Goalie Devin Naidow gets the win in net at home, stopping 20 of 22 shots faced.

The next day, the Chill were on the road to Wausau to take on the RiverWolves again.  The game was very similar to the previous night, scoring starting off for the Chill just 2:10 into the first period with a goal from Matt Janke (Brady Lindauer, Thomas Magnavite). Christopher Drews scores shortly after, with assists from Toon De Schepper and Joseph Wiczek. Newcomer Boone Mathison, who was called up by the Chill for Friday’s game, gets his first goal with the Chill at 7:40 of the first period with help from Christopher Drews. Aslan Akervik gets on the board short-handed at 11:19 (Flavien Fondadouze, Thomas Magnavite) and Thomas Magnavite makes it 5-0 to end the first period (17:12; Brady Lindauer, Gadel Khismatullin). During the second period, Gadel Khismatullin gets on the board at 5:44 with an assist from Donny Schultz. Flavien Fondadouze scores next (11:10; Brandon Ratzloff, Matt Janke), followed by Brady Lindauer (15:39; Keaton Caplis, Judson McGrath) and Brock Zukowski (17:04; Aslan Akervik, Donny Schultz). The Chill lead 9-0 going into the final period of play. Christopher Drews scores less than a minute into the third period to make it 10-0 (Brady Lindauer, Toon De Schepper). Brady Lindauer adds a short-handed goal at 2:19 of the third with assists from Toon De Schepper and Thomas Magnavite. Aslan Akervik gets on the board again (18:41; Donny Schultz, Brock Zukowski) and Brock Zukowski scores not long after to round out the game (Donny Schultz, Aslan Akervik). The Chill get the road victory over the Wausau RiverWolves with a score of 13-0. Goalie Gunnar Snyder gets the win and his 5th shutout of the season in net, stopping all 20 shots he faced.

Coming up, the Chill will have a 3-game homestand this weekend, February 1st-3rd. Friday’s game will be against the Milwaukee Power, Saturday & Sunday against the Wisconsin Whalers.

Chill Take Home Two Road Wins, Postponed Home Game Will Be Rescheduled

This past weekend, the Chill were set to play three games total,  two games against the Wisconsin Whalers and ending with one game vs. the Wausau RiverWolves.

Friday night, the Chill headed back to Oregon Ice Arena to take on the Whalers and they were hoping for a better outcome than the previous game against them. Early in the first period, the Whalers were first on the board. The Chill used the second half of the period to take over the lead, with a goal from forward Brandon Ratzloff (9:24; Thomas Magnavite) and one from Connor Losen (13:58; Blake Holmes, Matt Janke). The Chill head to the locker room with a 2-1 lead after the first period. The second period begins the Whalers waste no time in tying it up, scoring less than a minute into the period. The Chill answer back with a goal from their newest addition to the team, Matt Janke (3:01; Brandon Ratzloff, Blake Holmes). The back and forth scoring continues midway through the second period, where the Whalers tie it up once again but the Chill take back their lead at the end of the period with another goal from Connor Losen (18:40; Blake Holmes). The second period ends with the Chill holding a 4-3 lead over the Whalers. The goal scoring floodgates opened during the last half of the third period, thankfully on the Chill’s side. Four unanswered goals from defenseman Toon De Schepper (10:21; Brandon Ratzloff, Thomas Magnavite), forward Thomas Magnavite (13:34; Brady Lindauer, Ryan Wolf), defenseman Chase McLaughlin (16:20; Keaton Caplis, Gadel Khismatullin), and another goal from Thomas Magnavite (18:14; Toon De Schepper) which give the Chill a much needed 8-3 win over the Whalers.

Goalie Devin Naidow gets the win, saving 22 out of the 25 total shots on goal.

Saturday night, the Chill were back at home for another game against the Whalers. However, inclement weather forced the team to make the decision to postpone the game for a later date for the safety of all who would be traveling. They plan to make up that game later on in the season.

Sunday night, with the weather subsiding and better road conditions, the Chill were back on the road to play their final game of the weekend against the Wausau RiverWolves. The Chill get on the board first, with a goal from Connor Losen (2:42; Donny Schultz, Blake Holmes). Following up Losen’s goal three minutes later was Brady Lindauer (5:15; Thomas Magnavite, Toon De Schepper). Wausau cuts the Chill’s lead to one midway through the period and they head to the locker rooms after one period of play with the Chill holding a 2-1 lead. The second period was all the Chill.  Brady Lindauer (1:56; Brandon Ratzloff) gets his second of the game early in the second period. A few minutes later, Matt Janke (4:38; Connor Losen, Donny Schultz) adds another one to the scoreboard. Brady Lindauer (15:07; Thomas Magnavite, Brandon Ratzloff) completes his hat-trick and Matt Janke (18:41; Donny Schultz) adds his second of the night to round out the second period. The Chill lead 6-1 as they head into the final period of play. Four seemed to be the magic number for the Chill, as they put four more pucks in the back of the net during the third period. Gadel Khismatullin (8:30; Keaton Caplis, Joseph Wiczek), Blake Holmes (11:37; Brady Lindauer, Brandon Ratzloff), Brock Zukowski (11:56; Aslan Akervik, Chris Gilbert), and Brady Lindauer (17:08; Keaton Caplis, Thomas Magnavite) round out the scoring for the Chill in the third period. Wausau gets their second goal of the game off of a penalty shot in the last minute of the game, but the final buzzer will sound with the Chill taking the 10-2 win over the RiverWolves.

Goalie Luke Weberg gets the win in net, saving 18 of the 20 shots faced.

The Chill are back in action this weekend with a home and home match up with the Rochester Grizzlies. The boys are in Rochester on Friday and back at home on Saturday.

Chill and Magicians split weekend set, Bruins up next

A Friday-night thriller saw a back-and-forth game between the Coulee Region Chill and Minnesota Magicians. Caleb Schroer (McGlynn, List) closed out the first period with a goal after a pair of Magician power play goals to start the game. Matt Doran (Schroer, McGlynn) and Isaac Theisen (Plunkett) kept the momentum going to put the Chill up 3-2 before another Minnesota goal tied the game going into the third. Alex Falconer (Plunkett, Martin) and Kevin Dineen (Doran, Quagliata) added two more goals to put the game out of reach before a final Magician goal left the final score as a 5-4 Chill victory. Joe Marcoullier got the win for the Chill stopping 44 of 48 shots.

The following night saw only a single goal from Joey Sofo (Schroer, Donovan) despite Coulee Region’s 41 shots on the evening including 17 in the third period. Three Minnesota goals evened out the weekend series with a 3-1 Chill loss.

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This coming weekend sees a home and home series as the Chill travel to Austin Friday night to back to Green Island on Saturday night with a 7:00 puck drop at Green Island Ice Arena.