Weekend Recap – Nov. 8-9

The Coulee Region Chill extended their win streak by two games this past weekend in Breezy Point. With two more marks in the win column the Chill extend their win streak to 4 games and continue in their climb of the Central Division standings. 

On Friday, November 8th the Chill were on the road for their first game of the weekend as they traveled to take on the Breezy Point North Stars in their first of four meetings this season. Only one strike came in the first period for either team. Marco Escobar was able to find the back of the net first in this game.. The assists on that goal came from both Jacob Best and Jefferson Coffin. Into the second period, Jacob Best struck for the Chill’s second goal of the night with assists coming from Marco Escobar and Branwen Pollett. Breezy Point was able to tie this game up in the second period, though, as they scored back to back goals. Gijs De Schepper struck late in the third period for the Chill to retake the lead. Assists on De Schepper’s goal came from both Jacob Best and Parker Severson. The Chill rolled their momentum into the third period as they would score two more goals to secure the victory. A goal from Flavien Fondadouze was the first of two in the period with assists from Sam VanderHoeven and Jacob Best. Jacob Best also netted his second goal of the night for the fifth and final goal from the Chill to secure the victory late in the third. Assists on that goal came from both Gadel Khismatullin and Sam VanderHoeven. 

With that goal, Jacob Best found his name on every mark in the score sheet for the Chill as he scored five points in that game. Michael Janke was in net for the Chill as he was able to save 25 of the 27 shots he faced on the night. 

On Saturday, November 9th the Chill continue their road series with the Breezy Point North Stars in their second game of the weekend. Breezy Point would strike first in this match early in the first period. Shortly after, Christopher Drews answered with a goal for the Chill with assists from both Flavien Fondadouze and Jacob Best. Later on in the first period, Marco Escobar took the lead for the Chill with a power play goal with an assist from Jacob Best. After one period of play the Chill had a 2-1 lead. The Chill’s momentum could not be contained in the second period of this game as they were able to six goals while shutting Breezy Point out. Many names hit the score sheet for the Chill in the second period. The six goals would come from many different players including Sam VanderHoeven, Christopher Gilbert, Lucas Weiser, Flavein Fondadouze, and two goals from Parker Severson. Assists were also spread throughout the team as many different players contributed to these goals. Those names consisted of Marcus Robertson, Gadel Khismatullin, Gijs De Schepper, Flavein Fondadouze, Marco Escobar, Parker Severson, and Sam VanderHoeven. Breezy Point answered with the first goal in the third period. Sam VanderHoven would complete the hat trick in this game with two goals in the third period with assists from Gadel Khismatullin and Flavien Fondadouze. Breezy Point would net one more goal on the night. Marco Escobar closed out the game with the Chill’s 11th and final goal of the night on the powerplay with assists from Gijs De Schepper and Parker Severson. Devin Naidow was in net for the Chill as he was able to stop a whopping 44 shots of the 47 he faced on the night. 

Up next, the Chill are home for three games this weekend as they battle the Alexandria Blizzard on Friday, November 15th and Saturday November 16th. Puck drops at 7PM for those games! The Chill then continue their homestand on Sunday, November 17th as the Milwaukee Power come to town! Puck drops at 12PM! Get your tickets early at: www.crchill,com or listen live at www.couleeregionsportsnetwork.com.

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