COULEE REGION CHILL SET FOR FIRST HOME GAMES OF THE 2012-13 SEASON
ANNOUNCEMENT TO MEDIA - For Immediate Release
October 11, 2012
The Coulee Region Chill, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), will host their first two home games of the season this weekend at the Onalaska Omni Center on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th.
Friday night, the Chill reignite their rivalry with Central Division perennial powerhouse Bismarck Bobcats starting at 7:00pm. The Chill faced the Bobcats in the 2010 Central Division Finals that went to a final game five and went 1-2-1 against the Cats last season.
The Central Division-leading Brookings Blizzard (6-2-0) come in on Saturday night for a rematch from the games last weekend where the two teams split. The Chill won last Friday night's contest 6-5 in heroic fashion as Travis Underwood scored the game winning goal with just 23 seconds left on the clock. Mac Jansen, who was just named number #2 Star of the Week in the NAHLís Central Division had a hat-trick in that game and added 2 assists for a 5 point night. Travis Underwood had 2 assists and the game winning goal, while Onalaska native Jesse Tredinnick assisted on Cory Lushanko's goal and scored his first NAHL goal.
The Coulee Region Chill have competed against some of the top teams in the NAHL so far this season. The Chill have faced Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings (7-3-0), Topeka RoadRunners (8-1-1) and the defending Robertson Cup Champion Texas Tornado (8-0-0) which the Chill lost to in a shoot out.
Mac Jansen is currently 12th in the league in scoring after only playing 7 games he has 7 goals and 4 assists for 11 points. The league leader has played 4 more games and has 8 more points to put into perspective just how well #13 has served here in the early goings as team captain.
Weekend promotions include:
Make Saturday, October 13 a Chill Day with CMN Hero Caleb!
From 9 am to noon, there will be a live radio remote at Altra's Onalaska branch office. Meet and get autographs or photos with Chill players, the Chill mascot Shiver and CMN Hero Caleb.
Buy discounted tickets for that night's Chill Hockey game which is a fundraiser for CMN's Team Caleb. Sign up for door prizes, too. Then at 7 pm, cheer on the Chill at the Omni Center. Get your tickets before the game from any local Altra branch or Festival Food Stores for a dollar off the price of admission. Adults $9, Children/Students $5 and kids 5 and under are free.
First 100 fans on Saturday get a FREE Coulee Region Chill Altra Federal Credit Union COWBELL!
The Chill play the Blizzard on Saturday night, so in the spirit of the nicknames there will be a Dairy Queen Blizzard eating contest between the 1st & 2nd period, courtesy of the Onalaska Dairy Queen.
NAHL Chill hockey can be watched online at NAHL partner fasthockey.com and audio is provided by the Coulee Region Sports Network, couleeregionsportsnetwork.webs.com.
Preddictions for the 3 Games...
Warriors 4, Jamestown 2
Jamestown 5, Warriors 3
Warriors 4, Johnstown 3 (overtime)
Yes Randy, good stuff...will be checking out that Jamestown/Michigan series...so whats your "take" on the Jamestown goalies, or did I miss it previously?
I have seen both Jamestown goalies play and they are both pretty good. Mimmack is bigger than Shaughnessy but they both seem similar in ability. Mimmack had the one bad game when he gave up 3 goals on 3 shots at the Soo before being yanked.
Take care, man.
Tony...my picks are:
Friday's game...Ironmen 6 Michigan 4
Saturday's game...Ironmen 6 Michigan 2
Young Dallas MacLaughlin can play! Problim here may be that the Soo Eagles are loaded with vetran forwards who have been around and that Dallas by all intents is a rookie even tho he has the year in the N.O.J.H.L. I am quite sertain that Bruno & the Soo Eagles will do right by the young man and trade him to another team so he may continue his pursuits!
From where I sit the Warriors are no match for KayZoo at this time however there is foundation with Hofner, Zajner, Marcinek, Shueunmen etc. and if Gorsuch does not shape up then ship him out and ride with Pesendorfer. Moe is no fool and there is no need to be conned into a trade with the Soo. If this McLaughlin kid was any good the Soo would keep him so I dont think the Warriors need some Junior B castoff from the Soo. I seen McLaughlins stats - 7 games and 0 Points. Say no more McLauglin proably just aint good enough for the NA.
posted Oct. 11th, 2012 - 8:16pm
Jack Dodd says:
Dallas Mclaughlin is small undersized and over-rated imo. He has shown with his stats that he is not capabel of playing in the "NA" so I dont even know why Randy wastes his time writing about this kid .
Looking forward to the Ironmen-Warriors at Perani. I'm gonna take advantage of the $1 dollar special its a good idea for a 3-game home weekend.
Dodd and Trenchard,
Not sure you have even watched enough of Mclaughlin to make that assessment of him. If you watch closely he has great skating ability and quick hands. Yes, he has gotten off to a slow start but I think it has more to do with adjustment to a new team. Lets face it, this team is run by the boys from the old TC Northstars. Dallas has had a bit of an adjustment mixing in with their style of play. The kid has skill and is a gritty player. He belongs in the NA, for sure.
Now if you wannt talk over-hyped and look at stats. Your mention of Shueunmen and Marcinek as a good core, wow !!!! Albeit they are young but a defensemen with a -9 rating and a forward with a -8 and 3 points. Talk about over-hype and overrated.... Maybe they don't belong in the NA ?
I think your assertion that Dallas McLaughlin is not good enough to play in the NAHL is rather hasty. And if the Soo Eagles do trade him to a team in another league, i.e., Soo Thunderbirds of the NOJHL, it will likely be because McLaughlin chose not to leave the Sault Ste. Marie for another NAHL team. While I think McLaughlin would be making a mistake by turning down a trade to another NAHL team to return to the NOJHL, that does not make him an inferior player.
I don't think Corey Schueneman is over-hyped or over-rated. The fact is he's a 1995 birth year who already has a Division 1, NCAA commitment from Western Michigan University for the 2014-15 season.
Early Div 1 commitements come and go (for various reasons). I have witnessed many that have never panned out. Might want to ask the Muskegon Lumberjacks on why they did not take their Div 1 commit.
However, I know it looks good on a team website when they have a "committed" player listed and others assume that player must be legit without actually never seeing that player play (I guess it makes for easy blog writing). Somewhat similar to the Central Scouting list "C" players.
Time will tell.
For the record, I have seen Schueneman play. (McLaughlin, too.)
I do not make personal comments about players unless I have seen them play.
Sorry Randy. Was not implying that you have not seen the players you write about. But there are others that fall under this category. I should have made that clearer in my comments.
I guess player evaluations are all opinions and everyone has one.
Okay, no problem, man. Just making sure.
even matched game at Perani but Warriors are lacking a naturel goal scorer and it showed 3-0 Jamestown and there goalie made some big saves.
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