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.
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