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Chill return home with threat of elimination

The opening round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs pitted the Chill against their divisional rival in the Janesville Jets. The first game of the best-of-five series played out in Janesville Friday night where there were no shortage of fireworks. The game was opened with a Jets goal in only 14 seconds. This goal was answered by both Caleb Schroer (Kendall, Doran) on a power play and Steven Quagliata (McGlynn) scoring before the first period came to a close to give the Chill a 2-1 lead. A second-period goal for the Jets tied the game up where it stayed until Janesville scored with 3 minutes left in regulation. The Jets held the lead which handed Brad Arvanitis the loss after saving 38 of 41 shots. The Chill’s shot total proves a unique statistic as the team’s two goals came in the period with only 6 shots on goal and couldn’t find the net in the following two periods where 26 shots on goal were registered.


In game 2 the following night, Janesville brought its offensive firepower right off the bat scoring two goals in the first period separated by a goal from Billy Duma (McGlynn, Bryant). The last regulation goal was put in by Matt Doran 38 game minutes later to bring the score to a 2-2 tie. The first overtime went by without a score leading to the second overtime period. The Chill struggled offensively in this final period only adding 4 shots to their total compared to 12 from Janesville. Ultimately, a poorly-timed penalty for the Chill led to a power-play goal from Janesville to clinch the win and put Coulee Region in a 2-0 hole in the series.


This coming weekend the Chill will fight for their survival at home where they hold a 3-3 record facing the Midwest Division powerhouse. The Chill will host game 3 (and game 4 if necessary) on Friday and potentially Saturday night. The puck will drop on a crucial game 3 Friday night at 7:00 at Green Island Ice Arena and will start at the same time Saturday night if game 4 is needed. In the case of the Chill knocking off the Jets for both of these games, the fifth and final game of the series will take place at 7:00 Sunday night in Janesville.

The Chill wrap up a successful road trip to Alaska

The Coulee Region Chill found themselves 5th in the standings amongst Midwest Division teams at the start last weekend. While they’re still on the outside looking in, things are starting to heat up as teams make a push for the Robertson Cup Playoffs.

After splitting the series with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the Chill traveled to Kenai River for a series with the Brown Bears. Friday night was all Chill; after the Brown Bears scored late in the 1st period, Coulee Region wasted no time in responding. Justin Kendall (Kevin Dineen, Jackson Decker) and Joey Sofo (Caleb Schroer, Steven Quagliata) both scored in the final 1:06 of the 1st to put the Chill up 2-1 heading into the 2nd frame.

From there it was all Chill as they scored eight more goals over the final two periods. Sofo (Taylor Trapp, Matt Doran) and Trapp (Decker, Schroer) both scored in the 2nd period, Isaac Theisen (Schroer, Ryan Carlson; Dineen, Quagliata) scored two in the 3rd while Kendall (Carlson, Trapp), Bailey Martin (Billy Duma, Cale List), Schroer (Sofo, Trapp), and Dineen (Quagliata, Martin) finished out the scoring for Coulee Region.

Brad Arvanitis picked up the win for the Chill after saving 32-of-33 shots in the contest.

Like the night before, Kenai River jumped on the Chill first on Saturday night, scoring in the 1st period. Sofo (Decker, Doran) tied the game 5:46 into the 2nd period. The Brown Bear were able to tie it soon after but couldn’t hold onto the lead as Quagliata (Dineen, Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup) and Schroer (Marshal Plunkett, Doran) gave Coulee Region a 3-2 lead heading into the 3rd period.

The Chill didn’t stop scoring goals after the 2nd; Theisen (Schroer, Shay Donovan), Martin (Duma) and Kendall (Schroer, Doran) all added to the lead as Coulee Region went on to win by a score of 6-2.

In net again, Arvanitis picked up his 7th win on the season with another solid showing in net saving 37-of-39 shots.

After the weekend sweep of the Brown Bears, the Chill are just one point behind the Springfield Jr. Blues heading into this weekend. With a win over the Minnesota Magicians on Thursday they could be in the driver’s seat as they host the Jr. Blues in a two-game series – at home – Friday and Saturday. The two games will be the first-of-three different weekend series the two divisional opponents will play throughout the last month of the regular season.

Puck drops at 7pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Friday night’s game is presented by Organic Valley while Saturday night’s game is presented by Courtesy Corporation – McDonald’s.

Go Chill!

Chill and Magicians split weekend set, Bruins up next

A Friday-night thriller saw a back-and-forth game between the Coulee Region Chill and Minnesota Magicians. Caleb Schroer (McGlynn, List) closed out the first period with a goal after a pair of Magician power play goals to start the game. Matt Doran (Schroer, McGlynn) and Isaac Theisen (Plunkett) kept the momentum going to put the Chill up 3-2 before another Minnesota goal tied the game going into the third. Alex Falconer (Plunkett, Martin) and Kevin Dineen (Doran, Quagliata) added two more goals to put the game out of reach before a final Magician goal left the final score as a 5-4 Chill victory. Joe Marcoullier got the win for the Chill stopping 44 of 48 shots.

The following night saw only a single goal from Joey Sofo (Schroer, Donovan) despite Coulee Region’s 41 shots on the evening including 17 in the third period. Three Minnesota goals evened out the weekend series with a 3-1 Chill loss.

This coming weekend sees a home and home series as the Chill travel to Austin Friday night to back to Green Island on Saturday night with a 7:00 puck drop at Green Island Ice Arena.

Chill drop home game to Bruins, pair on road to Jr. Blues

It was a rough weekend for the Coulee Region Chill who have lost four consecutive games for the first time this season.  The Chill were home this past Thursday as they took on the Austin Bruins.  Things started out well as forward Larry Jungwirth opened the contest with a goal in the first period (Doran, Plunkett).  Fellow forward Joey Sofo added to the total with a goal in the second (Carlson, Schroer) to give the Chill a 2-0 lead before Austin responded with four straight goals to take a 4-2 lead in the third.  Coulee Region forward Simon Sagissor brought the Chill within one midway through the third, but it was not enough as Austin added another late goal on an empty netter with six seconds left giving the Bruins a 5-3 road victory.

The Coulee Region Chill dropped the opener of their two game road series against the Springfield Jr. Blues Friday night at the Nelson Center in Springfield, IL.  It was a close contest throughout with the game. Both teams were tied at 2 a piece heading into the third period before forward Max Nylander gave the Jr. Blues the lead for good with a goal in the third as the Chill fell 3-2.

Saturday’s contest featured a slow start for the Chill as they surrendered three goals in the first.  Forward Kevin Dineen attempted to bring his team back with a pair of goals in the second (Sagissor, Sofo) (Theisen, Schroer), but it was not enough as Springfield added another goal in the third en route to a 5-3 victory.  

Chill look to rebound vs Magicians in home-and-home series


The Coulee Region Chill will take the road to face the Minnesota Magicians this Friday night as they look to halt their four game skid.  Both teams have been evenly matched this year, splitting the season series 3-3.  Game time for Friday’s matchup is at 7:15 pm at the Richfield Ice Arena.

The Chill will return home this Saturday as they play host to their neighboring state rivals the Minnesota Magicians.  Coulee Region will look to gain ground in the Midwest Division, as they are currently eight points behind Minnesota.  Puck drop is slated for 7 pm at the Green Island Ice Arena in La Crosse, WI.