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THUNDER BAY – SPORTS – Two teams from the Show Me state of Missouri, the St. Louis Lions and Springfield Demize are making their way to Thunder Bay this weekend to take on the Thunder Bay Chill in PDL action on Friday and Saturday respectively.
In the Home Opener on Friday night, the Chill hosts the Lions (1-1-2) who currently sit third in the Heartland Division. The Chill’s all-time record against St. Louis is 16-4-1, with the tie being the last time St. Louis earned a point in Thunder Bay in 2009. However, in 2013 on their way to taking the league point Championship, the Chill lost one regular season game, and it was at the hands of the Lions at Tony Glavin Complex in Cottleville, Missouri.
The Springfield Demize have not had better luck against the Chill since their league entrance in 2007. The Chill have gone 18-0-0 against the Demize (1-2-1) who currently sit one point back of St. Louis with 4 points in 4 games.
The Chill are coming off a weekend split with WSA Winnipeg, where they totally dominated both games in terms but fell short in the second game 3-2. The Chill had only 14 players available to play on the weekend, with injuries and international clearance hampering the squad. “We should have at least 18 players available for this weekend” said Chill head coach Tony Colistro. “Sullivan Silva and Simon Cote-Kougnima won’t be available this weekend, but everyone else is available.
The Chill have dominated their opposition on home field over recent years. They have not lost in Thunder Bay since June 12, 2009 when they fell 3-1 to the Des Moines Menace. The Chill will need to generate some wins in order to move up the standings they currently sit with 3 points with games in hand on some teams.
It would appear that the games will be played at Chapples Park, barring some unforeseen rain storm. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 pm kick off.