This past weekend the Coulee Region Chill battled against the Rochester Grizzlies who are now in Central Division.
On Friday, the Chill were able to get on the score sheet first as they scored the only goal in the opening period at the 17:42 mark. The goal came on the power play from Parker Severson with assists to both Branwen Pollett and Jacob Best. During the second period, the Chill were shut down as Rochester netted the only goal in the period. The Chill came out strong in the third and scored 53 seconds into the period. That goal coming from Gadel Khismatullin with an assist from Jacob Best. Further into the period Rochester was able to strike again. Following Rochester’s second goal, Marco Escobar was able to find the back of the net on the power play with an assist from Parker Severson to close out the first game of the series with a 3-2 Chill victory. In net for the Chill on Friday night was Devin Naidow. Naidow was able to stop 41 of 43 shots on goal.
On Saturday, the Rochester Grizzlies came out with revenge on their mind as they were able to hold the Chill off the score sheet until the third period while scoring a total of 5 goals themselves. In the third period of Saturday’s game the Chill were able to score twice with goals coming from Jacob Best and Mason Manglitz. Assists from those goals came from Flavien Fondadouze, Marco Escobar, and Gadel Khismatullin. The Chill fell short on Saturday nights game in a 5-2 loss. In net for the Chill on Saturday night was Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 32 of Rochester’s 37 shots on goal.
After a series split, the Chill were able to jump a few spots in the standings as they now lie in third place in the Central Division. Next, the Chill travel to Wausau to battle the Riverwolves on Friday, October 11th @ 7:30PM. Catch the action for that game on HockeyTV! On Saturday, October 12th the Chill host the Milwaukee Power in their home opener @ 7PM. Come on down to Green Island Ice Arena to support the Chill in their 2019-2020 home opener! Get your tickets at www.crchill.com.