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Weekend Recap – Feb. 15

This past weekend, the Chill were able to pick up a win at home against the Rochester Grizzlies to further close the gap in the Central Division standings. After the win against Rochester, the Chill only sit one point behind the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the second place position with games in hand. 

On Saturday, February 15th the first place Rochester Grizzlies came to town for the lone game of the weekend for the Chill. Late in the first period, Rochester opened up the game with the first goal of the game to take a 1-0 lead after one period of play. Mid-way through the second period, the Chill were finally able to answer to tie the game up at 1 goal a piece. The Chill’s second period goal came from Marco Escobar assisted by Jacob Best. It wasn’t until mid-way through the third period that Rochester answered with their second goal to take a 2-1 lead with only half of a period remaining. With about four minutes left in regulation, the Chill were able to put together a power-play goal to stay alive. The game-tying goal came from Dylan Dent with assists from Marco Escobar and Sam VanderHoeven. After regulation, the two teams found themselves in a 2-2 tie. OT came and left quickly with no scoring from either team. This game would be decided by a shootout. In the shootout, Chill goalie, Devin Naidow, was able to stop all three of Rochester’s attempts. Gadel Khismatullin was the hero for the Chill in the shootout as he deeked his way to the back of the net for a Coulee Region Chill victory. Prior to a perfect performance in the shootout, goalie Devin Naidow played on his head during regulation as well as OT. In those four periods, he was able to stop 50 of the 52 shots he faced on the night to help the Chill secure a 3-2 victory. 

Up next, the Chill look into a two game weekend as they travel to Rochester on Friday the 21st and host the Wausau RiverWolves on Sunday the 23rd. Catch Friday’s game on HockeyTV! Get your tickets for Sunday’s game early at: www.crchill.com. Can’t be there? Listen live at: www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

Weekend Preview – Feb. 15

This past weekend the Chill came away with a win at Milwaukee, a win at home against Peoria, and a loss at home against Peoria. Currently, the Chill sit in third place in the Central Division standings only three points behind St. Louis. With seven regular season games left, the Chill make their final push in climbing the standings before the postseason begins. 

On Saturday, February 15th the Chill host the first place Rochester Grizzlies. So far this season, the Grizzlies hold the edge in the season series. This season the two teams have had five meetings. In those meetings, the Grizzlies hold three victories to the Chills’ two. In their most recent meeting, the Chill stole a win from the first place Grizzlies with a 5-4 victory on February 2nd. Three more meetings lay ahead between the two teams. Two games in La Crosse and one game in Rochester. With a lighter weekend ahead of them, the Chill look to even up the season series with a win at home. 

Puck drops at 7PM! To get your tickets early, visit: www.crchill.com. Can’t be there? Listen live at: www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

Weekend Recap Feb. 6-8

This past weekend the Chill came away with a win in Milwaukee and a win at home, but were unable to secure their third win with a loss to Peoria on Saturday night. After this weekend, the Chill sit in third place in the Central Division standings. As the regular season comes closer and closer to the end, the Chill make their final push in climbing the standings before the postseason. 

On Thursday, February 6th the Chill traveled to Milwaukee to take on the Power. Opening up the game for the Chill was Dylan Dent as he was able to find the back of the net with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Parker Severson. To close out the first period, Parker Severson added to the Chill’s lead with an unassisted goal. With almost an entire score-less second period, Parker Severson scored his second goal of the night with an assist from Gijs De Schepper. The Chill’s momentum continued into the third period as Sam VanderHoven scored later than a minute into the final period. Assisting VanderHoeven’s goal was Gadel Khismatullin and Brenden Fehilg. Shortly after, Jeremiah Lesback tallied onto the Chill’s lead with assists from Ethan McCormack and Christopher Gilbert. Finally, the Power were able to cut into the Chill’s lead as they scored their only goal of the night. Joey Wiczek answered quickly, though, with another strike from the Chill with an assist from Jack Sumner. Finally, the Chill closed out the game with a final goal from Jacob Best on the power-play. Assists on Best’s goal came from Parker Severson and Marco Escobar. Helping the Chill secure the 7-1 victory over the Power was goalie, Michael Janke. Janke was able to save 28 of the 29 shots he faced on the night. 

On Friday, February 7th the Peoria Mustangs came to town for the first of a two-game weekend between the two teams. In a low scoring first period, the Peoria Mustangs were the only team able to find the back of the net with a late goal. The defensive game carried over into the second as neither team was able to score. Finally, the Chill were able to break free in the third period as Gijs De Schepper found the back of the net with an assist from Jacob Best not even a minute into the period. About five minutes into the period, Gadel Khismatullin took the lead for the Chill with a power-play goal with assists from Gijs De Schepper and Christopher Gilbert. Later in the period, Jacob Best added to the Chill’s lead with another goal with an assist from Gadel Khismatullin. To end the game, Marco Escobar scored the Chill’s fourth and final goal of the night with assists from Gijs De Schepper and Jacob Best. To help them secure the 4-1 third period comeback victory was goalie, Devin Naidow. Naidow was able to stop 27 of the 28 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, February 8th the Chill again battled the Peoria Mustangs in their second meeting of the weekend. The defensive, low-scoring game play continued into Saturday’s game as neither team found the back of the net in the first period. Into the second period, only Peoria tallied a goal to take a 1-0 lead over the Chill. About 14 minutes into the third period Peoria added to their lead with their second goal of the night. With a minute remaining in the game, the Chill were finally able to put together a goal as Dylan Dent scored with assists from Marco Escobar and Parker Severson. It was too little too late for the Chill, though, as they fell to the Peoria Mustangs of a score of 2-1. In net for the Chill was Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 39 of the 41 shots he faced on the night. 

Up next, the Chill host the first place Rochester Grizzlies on Saturday February 15th! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com. Can’t make it? Listen live at www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

Weekend Preview – Feb. 6-8

This past Sunday, the Chill pulled off a big win as they took down the first place Rochester Grizzlies with a score of 5-4. Currently, the Chill sit in third place in the Central Division standings with games in hand and the potential to climb. They now stare into a three-game weekend as they travel to Milwaukee on Thursday night and make their way home for a two game homestand against the Peoria Mustangs on Friday and Saturday. 

On Thursday, February 6th the Chill travel to Milwaukee to take on the Power in their sixth meeting of the season. In their previous five meetings this season the Chill have been able to come away with 4 wins to Milwaukee’s one. Currently, the Milwaukee Power sit in fifth place in the Central Division standings. With room to climb, the Chill are looking to extend their win streak on the road in their final push of the season. Puck drops 8pm! Catch all the action on HockeyTV! 

On Friday, February 7th and Saturday February 8th the Chill make their way back to home ice as they host the Peoria Mustangs in a two-game homestand. The Chill have struggled this season with Peoria. In their four meetings this season, the Chill have only been able to come away with one win to Peoria’s three. Coming off a big win on Sunday the Chill look to get back and even up the season series with Peoria. Currently, the Mustangs sit behind the Chill in the Central Division standings in fourth place. Puck drops at 7PM both nights! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com. Can’t be there? Listen live at: www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

Chill return home with threat of elimination

The opening round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs pitted the Chill against their divisional rival in the Janesville Jets. The first game of the best-of-five series played out in Janesville Friday night where there were no shortage of fireworks. The game was opened with a Jets goal in only 14 seconds. This goal was answered by both Caleb Schroer (Kendall, Doran) on a power play and Steven Quagliata (McGlynn) scoring before the first period came to a close to give the Chill a 2-1 lead. A second-period goal for the Jets tied the game up where it stayed until Janesville scored with 3 minutes left in regulation. The Jets held the lead which handed Brad Arvanitis the loss after saving 38 of 41 shots. The Chill’s shot total proves a unique statistic as the team’s two goals came in the period with only 6 shots on goal and couldn’t find the net in the following two periods where 26 shots on goal were registered.

 

In game 2 the following night, Janesville brought its offensive firepower right off the bat scoring two goals in the first period separated by a goal from Billy Duma (McGlynn, Bryant). The last regulation goal was put in by Matt Doran 38 game minutes later to bring the score to a 2-2 tie. The first overtime went by without a score leading to the second overtime period. The Chill struggled offensively in this final period only adding 4 shots to their total compared to 12 from Janesville. Ultimately, a poorly-timed penalty for the Chill led to a power-play goal from Janesville to clinch the win and put Coulee Region in a 2-0 hole in the series.

 

This coming weekend the Chill will fight for their survival at home where they hold a 3-3 record facing the Midwest Division powerhouse. The Chill will host game 3 (and game 4 if necessary) on Friday and potentially Saturday night. The puck will drop on a crucial game 3 Friday night at 7:00 at Green Island Ice Arena and will start at the same time Saturday night if game 4 is needed. In the case of the Chill knocking off the Jets for both of these games, the fifth and final game of the series will take place at 7:00 Sunday night in Janesville.

Chill return home with threat of elimination

The opening round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs pitted the Chill against their divisional rival in the Janesville Jets. The first game of the best-of-five series played out in Janesville Friday night where there were no shortage of fireworks. The game was opened with a Jets goal in only 14 seconds. This goal was answered by both Caleb Schroer (Kendall, Doran) on a power play and Steven Quagliata (McGlynn) scoring before the first period came to a close to give the Chill a 2-1 lead. A second-period goal for the Jets tied the game up where it stayed until Janesville scored with 3 minutes left in regulation. The Jets held the lead which handed Brad Arvanitis the loss after saving 38 of 41 shots. The Chill’s shot total proves a unique statistic as the team’s two goals came in the period with only 6 shots on goal and couldn’t find the net in the following two periods where 26 shots on goal were registered.

 

In game 2 the following night, Janesville brought its offensive firepower right off the bat scoring two goals in the first period separated by a goal from Billy Duma (McGlynn, Bryant). The last regulation goal was put in by Matt Doran 38 game minutes later to bring the score to a 2-2 tie. The first overtime went by without a score leading to the second overtime period. The Chill struggled offensively in this final period only adding 4 shots to their total compared to 12 from Janesville. Ultimately, a poorly-timed penalty for the Chill led to a power-play goal from Janesville to clinch the win and put Coulee Region in a 2-0 hole in the series.

 

This coming weekend the Chill will fight for their survival at home where they hold a 3-3 record facing the Midwest Division powerhouse. The Chill will host game 3 (and game 4 if necessary) on Friday and potentially Saturday night. The puck will drop on a crucial game 3 Friday night at 7:00 at Green Island Ice Arena and will start at the same time Saturday night if game 4 is needed. In the case of the Chill knocking off the Jets for both of these games, the fifth and final game of the series will take place at 7:00 Sunday night in Janesville.

The Chill wrap up a successful road trip to Alaska

The Coulee Region Chill found themselves 5th in the standings amongst Midwest Division teams at the start last weekend. While they’re still on the outside looking in, things are starting to heat up as teams make a push for the Robertson Cup Playoffs.

After splitting the series with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the Chill traveled to Kenai River for a series with the Brown Bears. Friday night was all Chill; after the Brown Bears scored late in the 1st period, Coulee Region wasted no time in responding. Justin Kendall (Kevin Dineen, Jackson Decker) and Joey Sofo (Caleb Schroer, Steven Quagliata) both scored in the final 1:06 of the 1st to put the Chill up 2-1 heading into the 2nd frame.

From there it was all Chill as they scored eight more goals over the final two periods. Sofo (Taylor Trapp, Matt Doran) and Trapp (Decker, Schroer) both scored in the 2nd period, Isaac Theisen (Schroer, Ryan Carlson; Dineen, Quagliata) scored two in the 3rd while Kendall (Carlson, Trapp), Bailey Martin (Billy Duma, Cale List), Schroer (Sofo, Trapp), and Dineen (Quagliata, Martin) finished out the scoring for Coulee Region.

Brad Arvanitis picked up the win for the Chill after saving 32-of-33 shots in the contest.

Like the night before, Kenai River jumped on the Chill first on Saturday night, scoring in the 1st period. Sofo (Decker, Doran) tied the game 5:46 into the 2nd period. The Brown Bear were able to tie it soon after but couldn’t hold onto the lead as Quagliata (Dineen, Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup) and Schroer (Marshal Plunkett, Doran) gave Coulee Region a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd period.

The Chill didn’t stop scoring goals after the 2nd; Theisen (Schroer, Shay Donovan), Martin (Duma) and Kendall (Schroer, Doran) all added to the lead as Coulee Region went on to win by a score of 6-2.

In net again, Arvanitis picked up his 7th win on the season with another solid showing in net saving 37-of-39 shots.

After the weekend sweep of the Brown Bears, the Chill are just one point behind the Springfield Jr. Blues heading into this weekend. With a win over the Minnesota Magicians on Thursday they could be in the driver’s seat as they host the Jr. Blues in a two-game series – at home – Friday and Saturday. The two games will be the first-of-three different weekend series the two divisional opponents will play throughout the last month of the regular season.

Puck drops at 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Friday night’s game is presented by Organic Valley while Saturday night’s game is presented by Courtesy Corporation – McDonald’s.

Go Chill!

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.

Chill drop home game to Bruins, pair on road to Jr. Blues

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

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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.