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Weekend Recap – Dec. 6 & 7

This past weekend the Chill squared off in a home and home series with the New Ulm Steel. The two teams split games this weekend each getting a win at home. After the weekend, the Chill remain in third place in the Central Division standings. 

On Friday, December 6th the New Ulm Steel came to Green Island Ice Arena for a non-divisional matchup. The two teams were even after one period as neither team was able to find the back of the net. The Chill struck first in this game early in the second period with a goal from Jacob Best. Assists on that goal came from both Marco Escobar and Parker
Severson. The Chill extended their lead later in the second as Gijs De Schepper was able to find the back of the net. De Schepper’s goal was assisted by Zach Cherry and Gadel Khimatullin. The Chill struck again early in the third period to further their lead. Parker Severson was behind that goal with assists coming from Jacob Best and Marco Escobar. Later in the third New Ulm was able to cut into the Chill’s lead with their one and only goal on the night. The Chill would ice the game with two empty net goals late in the third. The first goal came from Marco Escobar with an assist from Dylan Dent. The second empty net goal came from Sam VanderHoeven with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Drew Robertson. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill. Naidow played lights out with many outstanding saves to help the Chill secure the 5-1 victory over New Ulm. Naidow stopped 35 of the 36 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, December 7th the Chill were on the road as they traveled to New Ulm for their second and final game of the weekend. The Chill were unable to carry over their momentum from their first game of the weekend into the second as New Ulm dominated all game. New Ulm scored once in the first period, twice in the second period, and two more times in the third as the Chill were unable to find the back of the net all game. The Chill would fall to the New Ulm Steel 5-0. In net for the Chill was goaltender, Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 31 of the 36 shots he faced on the night. 

What’s up next for the Chill? On Wednesday, December 11th the Chill travel to Milwaukee to take on the Power in a Central Division matchup. The Chill then travel to Blaine, MN for the NA3HL Showcase. Here is the Chill’s schedule for the Showcase: 

December 15th vs. Danbury Colonials @4:15pm

December 16th vs. New England Stars @10:30am

December 17th vs. Granite City Lumberjacks @2:30pm. 

Catch all the games on HockeyTV!

Weekend Recap – Nov. 21 & 24

This past weekend the Chill battled in three games with three different opponents. On Thursday, they came up short at home against the Rochester Grizzlies, traveled to Wausau on Friday and brought home a W, and put on a show as they took down the St. Louis Jr. Blues on Sunday. After the weekend, the Chill remain in second place in the Central Division standings. 

On Thursday, November 21st the Rochester Grizzlies came to Green Island Ice arena for the Chill’s first game of the weekend. Rochester came out flying and scored five goals in the first period to the Chill’s one. The Chill’s goal in the first came from Parker Severson with assist from Marco Escobar and Jacob Best. Rochester carried their momentum into the second period as they found the back of the net two more times. In the third, Rochester would score two more goals as the Chill would only tally up one more goal. That goal came from Marco Escobar with assists from Gijs De Schepper and Jacob Best. The Chill would fall to the Rochester Grizzlies 9-2. Starting in net for the Chill was Devin Naidow. Michael Janke took over halfway into the first period and would stop 37 of the 42 shots he faced on the night. 

On Friday, November 22nd the Chill traveled to Wausau to take on the RiverWolves for their second game of the weekend. After a slow start on Thursday night, the Chill came out flying in the first period of Friday night’s game. The Chill were able to tally up six goals in the first to Wausau’s one. Goals in the first period came from Joey Wiczek, two from Christopher Gilbert, two from Sam VanderHoeven, and another from Lucas Wieser. Many names also contributed to the six goals with assists coming from Chirstopher Gilbert, Branwen Pollett, Joey Wiczek, Gadel Khismatullin, Flavien Fondadouze, and Dylan Dent. During the second period, Wausau would score two goals to the Chill’s one. That goal came from Gadel Khismatullin with an assist from Christopher Gilbert. Wausau would score one more time in the third period while Flavien Fondadouze would find the back of the net twice. Assists on Flavien’s goals came from Ethan McCormack, Christopher Gilbert, Parker Severson, and Jacob Best. The Chill defeated the Wausau RiverWolves with a final score of 9-4. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill as he stopped 35 of 39 shots on the night. 

 

On Sunday, November 24th the 1st place St. Louis Jr. Blues came to town for the Chill’s third and final game of the weekend. The Jr. Blues struck first in this game with a goal in the first period to take the lead. With no scoring in the second period, the Jr. Blues led 1-0 after two periods. About halfway into the third period, Sam VanderHoeven tied up the game with a goal and an assist from Gadel Khismatullin and Dylan Dent. Shortly after, Flavien Fondadouze was able to find the back of the net for the go ahead goal for the Chill with assists coming from Christopher Gilbert and Ethan McCormack. The Chill, would add to their lead with a third goal in the third period from Gadel Khismatullin with an assist from Sam VanderHoeven. The Chill would rally to put on a show with a comeback in the third period to take down the St. Louis Jr. Blues of a score of 3-1. Michael Janke was in net for the Chill. Janke would let in the first shot he faced in the game. After, Janke played lights out stopping 37 shots on the night. 

Up next for the Chill is a home and home series with the New Ulm Steel on December 6th and 7th! On Friday, December 6th the Steel come to town for another meeting! On Saturday, December 7th the Chill then travel to New Ulm for their second game of the weekend. Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com. Catch all the action on HockeyTV!

Weekend Recap – Nov. 15-17

This past weekend the Coulee Region Chill had a three game home stand where they were able to come away with four points. With those two wins, the Chill now find themselves in second place in the Central Division standings only behind the St. Louis Jr. Blues. 

On Friday, November 15th the Alexandria Blizzard came to town for the Chill’s first game of the weekend. Coming out strong was the Blizzard as they were first to find the back of the net only two minutes into the game. A quick answer, though, from Marco Escobar would tie the game up at one a piece. The assist on Escobar’s goal came from Gijs De Schepper. Later in the period, the Chill would take a one goal lead with a goal from Flavien Fondadouze with assists coming from Parker Severson and Marco Escobar. Shortly after, Alexandria would tie the game back up. After one period of play, the offense shut off for both teams. With no scoring in the second or third period, this game would head to OT at two goals a piece. At the 3:43 mark into OT Jacob Best scored the game-winner for the Chill with assists coming from Parker Severson and Flavien Fondadouze. In net for the Chill was Michael Janke. Janke was able to help the Chill pull off the OT win while stopping 29 of the 31 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, November 16th the Chill would again host the Alexandria Blizzard for their second game of the weekend. During the first period the Chill were unable to find the back of the net while Alexandria netted two goals to start off the game. Alexandria would then open up the second period with another goal to take a three goal lead. Later in the second, Marco Escobar was able to cut Alexandria’s lead by finding the back of the net with assists from Liam Farrell and Gijs De Schepper. Christopher Gilbert would also cut into Alexandria’s lead with the Chill’s second goal of the night with an assist from Joey Wiczek. Alexandria would score their fourth goal of the night in the last minute of the second period. Alexandria would have a 4-2 lead going into the third period. Marco Escobar was able to score his second goal of the night late in the third to cut the lead to only one goal with assists coming from Jacob Best and Sam VanderHoeven. The Chill would fall to Alexandria by a score of 4-3. In net for the Chill was Devin Naidow. Naidow was able to stop 32 of the 36 shots he faced on the night. 

On Sunday, November 17th the Milwaukee Power came to town for the Chill’s third and final game of the weekend. Starting off the first period, newcomer, Ethan McCormack was able to score two goals for the Chill. Assists on those goals came from Gijs De Schepper, Christopher Gilbert and Zach Cherry. Sam VanderHoeven would also find the back of the net for the Chill to extend their lead to three. Assists on VanderHoeven’s goal came from Jefferson Coffin and Gadel Khismatullin. Sam VanderHoeven would then open up the second period with his second goal of the day with assists from Parker Severson and Gadel Khismatullin. Milwaukee would then score back-to back goals to cut into the cut into the Chill’s lead. Branwen Pollett would take one back for the Chill with only three seconds remaining in the second period with assists from Flavien Fondadouze and Marco Escobar. Only one goal would come in the third period. That goal was scored by Jacob Best with assists coming from both Marco Escobar and Parker Severson. The Chill would close out the weekend with a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Power. In net for the Chill was Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 29 of the 31 shots he faced. 

Up next for the Chill is another 3 game weekend with two at home and one on the road. Thursday, November 21st the Rochester Grizzlies come to town for a Central Division matchup. Puck drops at 7:00P.M. On Friday, November 22nd the Chill are then on the road to Wausau to take on the RiverWolves. Puck drops at 7:30P.M. The Chill then come back to home ice on Sunday, November 24th to take on the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Puck drops at 12:00P.M. Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com. Can’t be there? No worries! Listen live at: www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com. Or catch all the action on HockeyTV!

Weekend Recap – Nov. 8-9

The Coulee Region Chill extended their win streak by two games this past weekend in Breezy Point. With two more marks in the win column the Chill extend their win streak to 4 games and continue in their climb of the Central Division standings. 

On Friday, November 8th the Chill were on the road for their first game of the weekend as they traveled to take on the Breezy Point North Stars in their first of four meetings this season. Only one strike came in the first period for either team. Marco Escobar was able to find the back of the net first in this game.. The assists on that goal came from both Jacob Best and Jefferson Coffin. Into the second period, Jacob Best struck for the Chill’s second goal of the night with assists coming from Marco Escobar and Branwen Pollett. Breezy Point was able to tie this game up in the second period, though, as they scored back to back goals. Gijs De Schepper struck late in the third period for the Chill to retake the lead. Assists on De Schepper’s goal came from both Jacob Best and Parker Severson. The Chill rolled their momentum into the third period as they would score two more goals to secure the victory. A goal from Flavien Fondadouze was the first of two in the period with assists from Sam VanderHoeven and Jacob Best. Jacob Best also netted his second goal of the night for the fifth and final goal from the Chill to secure the victory late in the third. Assists on that goal came from both Gadel Khismatullin and Sam VanderHoeven. 

With that goal, Jacob Best found his name on every mark in the score sheet for the Chill as he scored five points in that game. Michael Janke was in net for the Chill as he was able to save 25 of the 27 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, November 9th the Chill continue their road series with the Breezy Point North Stars in their second game of the weekend. Breezy Point would strike first in this match early in the first period. Shortly after, Christopher Drews answered with a goal for the Chill with assists from both Flavien Fondadouze and Jacob Best. Later on in the first period, Marco Escobar took the lead for the Chill with a power play goal with an assist from Jacob Best. After one period of play the Chill had a 2-1 lead. The Chill’s momentum could not be contained in the second period of this game as they were able to six goals while shutting Breezy Point out. Many names hit the score sheet for the Chill in the second period. The six goals would come from many different players including Sam VanderHoeven, Christopher Gilbert, Lucas Weiser, Flavein Fondadouze, and two goals from Parker Severson. Assists were also spread throughout the team as many different players contributed to these goals. Those names consisted of Marcus Robertson, Gadel Khismatullin, Gijs De Schepper, Flavein Fondadouze, Marco Escobar, Parker Severson, and Sam VanderHoeven. Breezy Point answered with the first goal in the third period. Sam VanderHoven would complete the hat trick in this game with two goals in the third period with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Flavien Fondadouze. Breezy Point would net one more goal on the night. Marco Escobar closed out the game with the Chill’s 11th and final goal of the night on the powerplay with assists from Gijs De Schepper and Parker Severson. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill as he was able to stop a whopping 44 shots of the 47 he faced on the night. 

Up next, the Chill are home for three games this weekend as they battle the Alexandria Blizzard on Friday, November 15th and Saturday November 16th. Puck drops at 7PM for those games! The Chill then continue their homestand on Sunday, November 17th as the Milwaukee Power come to town! Puck drops at 12PM! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill,com or listen live at www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

Weekend Recap – Nov. 1 & 2

The Coulee Region Chill started off the month of November with a bang as they were able to make two marks in the win column. The Chill took a homestand this past weekend as the Milwaukee Power and Peoria Mustangs came to town. With two victories secured, the Chill were able to make there way up to third place in the Central Division standings with multiple games in hand.

On Friday, November 1st the Milwaukee Power came to town for a Central Division showdown at Green Island Ice Arena. The Chill struck first in this game with a goal coming from Joey Wiczek with assists from both Chris Gilbert and Chris Drews. Shortly after the first goal, Sam VanderHoeven was able to find the back of the net with assists coming from both Flavien Fondadouze and Gadel Khismatullin. After one period of play the Chill lead 2-0. The Chill would net three more goals in the second period to gain a commanding lead. The three goals in the second period came from Sam VanderHoeven, Gadel Khismatullin, and Parker Severson. Many other players hit the score sheet during the second period with assists. Parker Severson, Flavien Fondadouze, Gijs De Schehppe, Jacob Best, and Gadel Khismatullin who all contributed to the three goals scored in the second period. The Chill continued to roll with their momentum into the third period as they scored their 6th goal of the game. That goal would come from Zach Cherry with assists from both Jacob Best and Parker Severson. Jacob Best would score the 7th and final goal from the Chill on the night with assists coming from Zach Cherry and Parker Severson. Milwaukee would deny the shutout with their first goal of the night at the 11 minute mark in the third period. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill to help them secure the 7-1 victory as he stopped 24 of the 25 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, November 2nd the Peoria Mustangs came to town for the second game of the weekend. Deep into the first period the Chill would hit the score sheet first with a goal coming from Christopher Drews with assists coming from Joey Wiczek and Christopher Gilbert. Peoria would answer with a goal shortly after to tie the game up after one period of play. Early in the second period the Chill would take back the lead with a goal from Christopher Gilbert with an assist coming from Christopher Drews. Again, Peoria would answer with their second goal of the night to tie the game up. Shortly after, Christopher Drews would take the lead for the Chill with his second goal of the night. Assisting that goal was Chritopher Gilbert. After two periods of play the Chill lead by one. Into the third period the Chill would extend their lead with a goal from Flavien Fondadouze with assists by Sam VanderHoeven and Gadel Khismatullin. No more than a minute later, Peoria would answer to cut the Chill’s lead to only one goal. Deep into the third, Sam VanderHoeven would ice the game for the Chill with their fifth goal of the night. Assists on that goal came from both Parker Severson and Branwen Pollett. In net for the Chill was Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 21 of the 24 shots he faced on the night to help the Chill secure a 5-3 victory over the Peoria Mustangs. 

Up next for the Chill is a two-game road series as they travel to take on the Breezy Point North Stars. Those games will be held on November 8th and 9th. Catch all the action on HockeyTV! 

The Chill will be back on home ice the following weekend as they have a three game home stand on November 15th, 16th, and 17th. Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com!

Weekend Recap – Oct. 25 & 27

This past weekend the Coulee Region Chill hosted the Wausau RiverWolves at home and were able to secure another victory. The Chill also traveled to Peoria and broke their win streak against the Mustangs. 

On Friday, October 25th, the RiverWolves came to town for a Central Division matchup at Green Island Ice Arena. Prior to this game, the Chill were rolling on a three game winning streak looking to get their 4th W in a row. Both teams were scoreless after one period of play.  First to hit the scoresheet in this Central Division matchup was Jacob Best with his 7th goal of the season. Assists on that goal came from both Parker Severson and Christopher Drews. Another Chill goal came later in the period from Gadel Khismatullin with assists from both Flavien Fondadouze and Branwen Pollet. The Chill rolled their momentum into the third period as they struck again at the 2:33 mark in the third. That goal was from Flavien Fondadouze with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Zach Cherry. A fourth and final goal from the Chill came late in the period to secure the 4-0 victory. Jacob Best would score his second goal of the night with assists coming from both Parker Severson and Chrisopher Drews. Michael Janke was in net for the Chill to help keep the win streak alive. Janke was able to stop 18 of the 18 shots he faced in the game for his first shutout of the 2019-2020 season. 

On Sunday, October 27th the Chill were on the road for their second game of the weekend as they traveled to Peoria to take on the Mustangs in another Central Division matchup. During the first two periods of this game, the Chill were unable to find the back of the net while Peoria was able to score twice. Early in the third period Branwen Pollett was able to find the back of the net for the Chill for their first goal of the night. Assists on that goal came from both Jacob Best and Parker Severson. Peoria answered with another goal no more than a minute later, though. Deeper into the third period, Sam VanderHoeven was able to net the Chill’s second goal of the night with an assist coming from Christopher Gilbert. Peoria would score two more times to secure the 5-2 victory over the Chill. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill and was able to stop 29 of the 33 shots he faced. 

Up next for the Chill is a two home game stand this weekend! The Milwaukee Power come to town on Friday, November 1st. On Saturday, November 2nd the Peoria Mustangs will be the opponent. Puck drops at 7PM for both games! Come on down to Green Island Ice Arena for these Central Division matchups! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com and save $$!

Weekend Recap – Oct. 18-19

This past weekend the Coulee Region Chill swept the New Ulm Steel in a home and home series. 

On Friday, October 18th the  Chill traveled to New Ulm to take on the Steel in their first meeting of the weekend. During the first period, Jacob Best was the first to find the back of the net with assists coming from Gadel Khismatullin and Parker Severson. The Chill were unable to score in the second with only one goal coming from New Ulm. After two periods the Chill and Steel were tied at 1-1. New Ulm was able to find some momentum early in the third period as they came out and scored 37 seconds into the period. That momentum was short lived, though, as the Chill were able to score back-to back goals later in the period. The two goals came from Christopher Gilbert and Parker Severson. Also contributing to those goals were Gijs De Schepper, Jacob Best, and Gadel Khismatullin. New Ulm found their way back into the game late in the third period to tie it up at 3 goals a piece. With a scoreless overtime, the Chill found themselves in a shootout. Both Gadel Khismatullin and Flavien Fondadouze were able to find the back of the net in the shootout to secure the victory as Michael Janke stopped two of the three attempts that came from New Ulm. Michael Janke was in net for the Chill as he stopped 39 of 42 shots. 

On Saturday, October 19th the Chill hosted the New Ulm Steel at Green Island Ice Arena. During the 1st period only New Ulm found themselves on the scoresheet. Into the second period, the Chill were able to tie the game up with two goals and only one goal from New Ulm. Marco Escobar and Jacob Best were the 2nd period goal scorers for the Chill with assists coming from Branwen Pollett, Parker Severson, Gadel Khismatullin and Jefferson Coffin. Into the third period, New Ulm was able to strike first to take a 3-2 lead. Later on in the third, the Chill found the back of the net twice on the power-play to secure the home victory. The final two goals came from Jacob Best and Gadel Khismatullin with assists coming from Gadel Khismatullin, Flavien Fondadouze, Jacob Best, and Branwen Pollet. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill and was able to save 31 of the 34 shots he faced. 

Up next, the Chill will host the Wausau RiverWolves on Friday, October 25th at Green Island Ice Arena. Puck drops at 7PM! On Sunday, October 27th the Chill travel to Peoria to take on the Mustangs. Puck drops at 2:15PM. Catch all the action on HockeyTV!

Weekend Recap – Oct. 11-12

The Chill split their weekend series with an away loss on Friday and a home win against the Milwaukee Power in their 2019-2020 home opener. 

On Friday, October 12th the Chill traveled to Wausau to face the RiverWolves in a Central Division matchup. Wausau struck first in this game with the only goal to be seen in the first period. During the second period, Wausau was able to find the back of the net two more times until the Chill finally hit the score sheet. At the 13:03 mark in the second period, Marco Escobar scored the first goal for the Chill with an assist from Sam VanderHoeven. After two periods, Wausau lead the Chill 3-1. With some momentum going for the Chill Sam VanderHoeven was able to net the Chill’s second goal of the night 17 seconds into the period with an assist coming from Marco Escobar. Wausau would end that momentum with their fourth goal of the night to close out the game. 

On Saturday, October 12th the Chill hosted the Milwaukee Power in their 2019-2020 season home opener. During the 1st period, only the Chill were able to find their way onto the score sheet. At the 8:13 mark in the 1st, Christopher Drews scored his second goal of the season with assists coming from both Christopher Gilbert and Joey Wiczek. The momentum rolled into the second period for the Chill as Flavien Fondadouze was able to score with an assist from Marco Escobar. To extend their lead even more, the Chill were able to score on the power play with a goal from Jacob Best with assists from both Marco Escobar and Parker Severson. Milwaukee finally found themselves on the score sheet late in the second period. With a 3-1 lead going into the third, the Chill were able to push past Milwaukee’s goal and score for their fourth time of the night to secure the victory. The Chill’s fourth goal came from Parker Severson with assists to both Marco Escobar and Branwen Pollett. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill and was able to help the Chill win their 2019-2020 season home opener while stopping 20 of the 21 shots he faced. 

Coming up next for the Chill is an away game on Friday, October 18th as they travel to New Ulm to take on the Steel. On Saturday, October 19th the Chill then host the Steel at Green Island Ice Arena. Catch all the action on HockeyTV and come down to Green Island Ice Arena to cheer on the Chill for their second home game of the season!

Weekend Recap – Sept. 20-22

This past weekend the Coulee Region Chill opened up their 2019-2020 season with a three game road series against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. 

On Friday, the Chill opened their season with a slow start as the Jr. Blues controlled the first two periods of the game with six goals to the Chill’s zero. During the third period of Friday’s game the Chill were finally able to find some momentum as Jacob Best scored the Chill’s first goal of the season on the powerplay with assists to both Marco Escobar and Parker Severson. That momentum was short lived as the Jr. Blues scored no more than one minute later. The Chill finished the period with one other goal coming from Parker Severson with assists to both Gadel Khismatullin and Drew Robertson. The Chill would fall in their season opener to a score of 7-2. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill and was able to save 39 of 46 shots on the night. 

On Saturday, the Chill bounced back strong as they scored two goals within the first two minutes of the game. The first goal coming from Flavien Fondadouze with an assist from Marco Escobar. Almost immediately after the first goal, Sam Vanderhoeven then found the net for the Chill with an unassisted goal. After two periods, the Chill led only by one and were looking to get their first win of the season. In the third period the Chill were able to seal the deal on their first win of the 2019-2020 season with a goal from Marco Escobar at the 19:36 mark. The assists for that goal coming from Flavien Fondadouze and Gijs De Schepper. Michael Janke was able to get the win in net for the Chill as he stopped 33 of 34 shots in his first start of the 2019-2020 season. 

On Sunday, both teams came out fast looking to close out the series with a win as seven total goals were scored in the first period. After one, the Chill were slightly on top with a 4-3 lead. Goals from the Chill came from Flavien Fondadouze, Christopher Drews, and two from Parker Severson. With four goals in the period many other names hit the scoresheet with assists coming from Sam Vanderhoeven, two from Branwen Pollet, Marco Escobar, Jacob Best, and Gadel Khismatullin. 

From here on out it was all St. Louis, though, as they scored three goals in the second period with nobody scoring in the third. The Chill fell short in the series as the Blues took a 6-4 victory. Gunnar Snyder was able to stop 33 of the 39 shots he faced in his first start of the 2019-2020 season. 

Next up, the Chill will have a two game road series in Rochester, MN as they take on the Rochester Grizzlies. Both games will be played at the Rochester Recreation Center and will take place on Friday, October 4th @ 7pm and Saturday, October 5th @ 7pm.

Chill’s Season Ends in Division Finals

The Chill were able to get a home series against the St. Louis Jr. Blues for the Central Division Finals. The first game was Friday, March 22nd at 7 PM. The Chill knew this was going to be a tough series, they had battled for first place in the Central Division all season with the Jr. Blues and split each series against them evenly.

Friday’s game would begin feeling like playoff hockey, a back and forth game until midway through the period, where the Chill were the first to get on the board. A goal from Connor Losen, with assists from Thomas Magnavite and Brandon Ratzloff would give the Chill the 1-0 lead. Their lead wouldn’t last long unfortunately, just a few minutes later the Jr. Blues tie it up 1-1. Then less than a minute later they take the 2-1 lead over the Chill. The period will end with the Jr. Blues adding one more goal to their score to make it 3-1 as they headed into the locker room for the first intermission. The second period would see no scoring from either team. Then much like the first, the third period would see the first goal from the Chill. A goal from Marco Escobar midway through the third period, with help from Toon De Schepper, would cut the Jr. Blues lead to one and make it 3-2. A couple minutes later, the Jr. Blues would take the two goal lead once again, making it 4-2 and then not long after, scoring again to make it 5-2. The Chill would pull the goalie with a minute left in the game in hopes to make a comeback but the Jr. Blues would gain control of the puck and score on the empty net to make the final score 6-2 in favor of St. Louis. Goalie Devin Naidow stopped 29 of the 34 shots he faced during the game. The Chill needed to win their next game in order to force a game 3 in hopes to make it to the Fraser Cup.

On Saturday, the Chill started the game out much like the night before, getting on the board first at the 7:22 mark of the first with a goal from Brandon Ratzloff, assist to Thomas Magnavite and Brady Lindauer, to give them the 1-0 lead. That would be the score heading into the first intermission. The second period was a very even period between both teams, but in the last five minutes of the period the Jr. Blues came alive and score 3 back to back goals to take the lead 3-1 going into the final period of play. The third period was back to very even play, but even with the Chill pulling their goalie in the final minute it still wasn’t enough to get a comeback on the red hot Jr. Blues. The final score would remain 3-1 and St. Louis was heading to the Fraser Cup. Goalie Michael Janke stopped a total of 29 out of 32 shots he faced.

Besides the loss in the Central Division finals, the Chill ended with an amazing season. For the first time in franchise history they finished in the #1 spot in the Central Division during the regular season. They ended with a regular season record of 36-9-1-1 and 74 points. They went 2-3-0-0 during the playoffs.

We would like to thank all of the players, coaches, staff, volunteers, billets, parents, and fans for a fantastic season and it would not have been possible without all of you! We will see you next season!