The Thunder Bay Chill are set to open training camp with two sessions on Saturday, May 14 heading into their 17th season of play. The PDL season got underway with numerous games this weekend, as most of the Chill former and new players are still making their way to Thunder Bay.
Set to return to the Chill are veteran players Zetroy Robertson, Sullivan Silva, and Dominic Roberts. All three players have massive minutes played in the PDL as well as play-off and final four experience. Silva will be joined up front with fellow Brazilian youngster Daniel Farias who returns for his 2nd year of PDL action with the Chill.
SPECIAL SIGNING: One of these players has signed for the Chill. Come out and meet him on Tuesday May 10th between 6-8pm which is the last day to purchase your 2016 Season Tickets!
As always, the Chill will be bringing in some new players to fill in the holes from last season. A huge signing has resulted with former Brazilian U-20 National team player, Leyrielton Moura De Moraes who will join the Chill this season. “We have been speaking with Leyrielton since 2015 who has a connection with Sullivan and we are really looking forward to having a player of this caliber to Thunder Bay,” stated Chill Director of Operations, Tony Colistro.
The Chill will announce more signings this week prior to camp kick off. “We will be bringing back a fan favourite from our Championship season later this week,” announced Colistro. “He is worth the price of admission for fans and our youth players to watch. The Club is very excited.” Colistro confirmed.
The Chill will train over the next two weeks prior to starting the 2016 season on the road against WSA Winnipeg on June 3rd and 4th in Manitoba. The Chill play on Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th as they host Winnipeg Lions for their annual friendlies.
The Chill home opener is set for June 10th against rivals Des Moines Menace. All Chill games are set for tbaytel Field at Fort William Stadium for a second straight year as no work has begun at Chapples Park, which is the original Chill Home field.
The Chill are hoping to increase attendance for 2016 as they continue to be challenged by the US dollar. Chill organizers continue to create a family fun entertaining atmosphere for each game. Live bands, VIP parties, and new this season is the “Ambassadors Program” for youth kids only.
The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the 68 team prospect focused Premier Development League (PDL) which is the top developmental men’s league in North America.