The Coulee Region Chill opened up the near year with a two game road series in Peoria as they battled the Mustangs. The Chill were unable to come away with a victory, but still remain in third place in the Central Division standings.
On Saturday, January 4th the Chill traveled to Peoria for their first game of the new year. Peoria came out strong in this game as they outscored the Chill 2-0 in the first period. Peoria’s momentum rolled into the second period as they scored the lone goal in the second period. Early in the third period, the Chill were finally able to find the back of the net. Parker Severson struck early in the third period with the Chill’s first goal of 2020. The assist on the goal came from Jacob Best. Peoria would ice the game late in the third with an empty-net goal to take down the Chill with a score of 4 to 1. In net for the Chill was goaltender, Devin Naidow. Naidow stopped 24 of the 27 shots he faced on the night.
On Sunday, January 5th the Chill battled Peoria for their second game of the weekend. Peoria’s momentum from Saturday’s game rolled into Sunday as they scored four unanswered goals in the first period. The Chill finally answered with a goal late in the first period from Sam VanderHoeven on the power-play. The Mustangs would score the lone goal in the second period. Sam VanderHoeven scored his second goal of the night for the Chill with an assist from Dylan Dent. It was too little too late for the Chill though as they fell to Peoria with a score of 5-2. In net for the Chill was goaltender, Michael Janke. Janke was able to save 34 of the 39 shots he faced in the game.
Up next, the Chill stare into one away game and two home games this week. This Wednesday January 8th, the Chill travel to Milwaukee to take on the Power. Puck drops at 8PM! Catch all the action on Hockey TV! Then, the Chill host the St. Louis Jr. Blues in a two game home-stand on Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th. Come cheer on the Chill in their first home games of the new year! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill.com.