The Thunder Bay Chill prepares for the arrival of
the St. Louis Lions and a two game series on Friday and Saturday nights that
can be crucial as St. Louis come into the weekend trailing the Chill by one
point in the standings.
Thunder Bay has dominated St. Louis since the Lions joined the PDL in 2006
with an all time record of 10-3-1. The one tie was the result of the last
game St. Louis played in Thunder Bay on July 11, 2009. The last two seasons
the Chill have taken three victories all on the road.
The Lions (2-2-2) are making their second trip to Canada in three weeks as
they played to a 0-0 draw and lost 2-1 when they visited WSA Winnipeg on the
May long weekend.
Chill strikers Sullivan Silva and Juan Velez look to continue their scoring
trend as both sit with 9 points in the PDL scoring race. Although Velez
scored twice for the Chill on the road last weekend against Real Colorado
Foxes, it is Silva who has 4 goals in 4 games along with one assist to his
After splitting on the road last weekend, the Chill is looking for six
points this weekend against St. Louis. "It's critical that we get two wins
this weekend"' said head coach Tony Colistro, "we know that with Silva and
Velez we have the ability to score, so it's a matter of staying organized
defensively and keep them off the board giving Paterson the opportunity to
earn his third shutout of the season".
Paterson who earned 8 shutouts in 12 games in 2011 was named PDL Goalkeeper
of the year in 2011 and is on his way to trying to match that feat again
The Chronicle Journal and McDonalds are the two game sponsors for Friday and
Saturday's matches respectively. Tickets may be purchased in advance at
Central Car Wash and at The Sports Dome (Tuesdays and Thursday from 5:30 pm
to 7:30 pm).
The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the Premier Development League which is
comprised of 73 teams throughout North America and is in their 13 season of