THUNDER BAY – Sports – Soccer action with he Thunder Bay Chill this weekend. The Chill who are (3-0-0) will host the St. Louis Lions (1-3-1) this coming Friday and Saturday at tbaytel Field at Chapples Park. The Chill are returning to their natural grass home field after excessive rain caused the Chill to play the first game of the season on artificial turf at the Fort William Stadium.
The Chill are coming off their third win of the season over the Des Moines Menace who beat the Kansas City Brass last night to take over the Heartland division lead with a record of 3-2-1. However the Chill hold three games in hand but are only a point behind. Thunder Bay hopes to continue the winning streak and keep a goose egg in the loss column prior to heading for Des Moines next weekend.
St. Louis played the Real Colorado Foxes last weekend and earned a tie in their first game and lost 4-3 in the second match on Sunday. However they then spent 15 hours travelling back to St. Louis and hopped back on the bus again Wednesday for another 15 hour trip to Thunder Bay.
The Chill has an all time record of 12-3-1 against St. Louis who entered the league in 2006. The Lions haven’t beat the Chill since 2009 and are looking to change that this coming weekend.
The Chill is still plagued with the injury to 2012 PDL MVP Sullivan Silva, however are hoping to see more of strikers Zephania Thomas and Sunny Omoregie. In addition, defender Zetroy Thomas will be back in the lineup after being sidelined last weekend against Des Moines after suffering a lower body injury against WSA Winnipeg.
The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the Premier Development League (PDL) which is comprised of 64 teams throughout North America and is in their 14th season of play.