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!