This past weekend, the Chill picked up a win on the road in Wausau as they battled the RiverWolves for the last time this season. Later in the weekend, the Chill were back on home ice as they hosted the Rochester Grizzlies. With a late game fall to the Grizzlies, the Chill were unable to crawl out of the third place spot in the Central Division standings. With only two regular season games remaining, the Chill sit only one point behind St. Louis.
On Friday, February 28th the Chill traveled to Wausau to take on the RiverWolves in the two team’s final meeting of the season. Only a minute into the first period, Gadel Khismatullin struck first for the Chill with assists from Dylan Dent and Ethan McCormack. Later in the period, Wausau answered with their first goal of the night. Shortly after, Brennan Mason regained the lead for the Chill with assists from Dylan Dent and Joey Wiczek. Late in the first period, the RiverWolves answered again to tie the game up as the first came to an end. After one period of play, the Chill and RiverWolves remained tied. Into the second period, the Chill were able to find their stride and take control of the game. Opening up the second period with a goal was Brenden Fehlig with an assist from Brennan Mason. About mid-way through the second period Joey Wiczek found the back of the net to add to the Chill’s lead with an assist from Gadel Khismatullin. To close out the second period, Jack Sumner scored the Chill’s fifth and final goal of the night with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Marcus Robertson. Wausau was able to score the loan goal in the third period, but it was too little too late as the Chill defeated the RiverWolves 5-3. In net for the Chill was Michael Janke. Janke was able to stop 34 of the 37 shots he faced on the night.
On Sunday, March 1st the Chill brought it back to home ice where they hosted the first place Rochester Grizzlies in an afternoon Central Division matchup. After one period of play, the game remained scoreless. The Grizzlies struck first in this game with a goal about mid-way through the second period. Late in the second period, Joey Wiczek answered for the Chill with a power-play goal to even the game back up. Assists on Wiczek’s goal came from Brenden Fehlig and Dylan Dent. The game remained even until about mid-way through the third period as Rochester took over, scoring four unanswered goals to close out the game. The Chill fell to the Grizzlies in their final meeting of the regular season of a score of 5-1. In net for the Chill was Devin Naidow. Naidow was able to stop 47 of the 52 shots he faced during the game.
Up next, the Chill travel to Alexandria on March 6th and 7th to take on the Blizzard in their final weekend series of the regular season. Puck drops at 7:10pm both nights. Catch all the action on HockeyTV!