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Chill to finish road trip in Des Moines


Thunder Bay, ON –--  July 9, 2016  (LSN)  The Thunder Bay Chill (7-2-2) have jumped positions in the Heartland division standings with an impressive 7 game undefeated streak. Impressively the last 4 games have been on the Chill’s longest road trip of the season which has seen them depart Thunder Bay on June 30th and will wrap up this Saturday in Des Moines.   

The Saturday contest will the final match of a 5 game road trip for the Chill and the match up certainly looks to have all the elements of a play-off game. The Chill sit 5 points behind the Menace with one game in hand. The teams met twice already in Thunder Bay where the Menace captured both wins in Canada.   

“It has been a difficult trip for the players, however, we managed excellent performances from all our players in each game we have played,” described Head Coach Giovanni Petraglia. “We know the Menace environment will be tough but I think we are improving as a team every game and that makes me look forward to our match Saturday night,” concluded Petraglia.    

Chill striker Sullivan Silva is starting to gain his form back with a recent hat trick over the Chicago Fire in a 4-1 Chill victory. Silva is now tied with fellow striker Anthony Putrus who has 8 goals for the club. Notable mentions also go to Nick Chiapetta and Evan Sawula who both had their 1st ever PDL goals over recent games on the road with the Chill. Both players are rookies and Thunder Bay homegrown players.   

The Chill will look to capture in their final 3 games of the season their 10th play-off appearance as they will keep an eye on the Chicago Fire who have their last remaining game this Saturday as they visit the St. Louis Lions. Any points that the Fire manage in St. Louis will have to replicated by the Chill to assure a play-off position as the teams are tied in points but Chill will advance based on head to head.   

The Chill will finish the last two games of the season at home next Tuesday July 12 and Wednesday July 13 vs. the St. Louis Lions and Kokomo Mantis. Both games kick off at 7:30pm at tbaytelplace at Fort William Stadium.
For more information, contact: Thunder Bay Chill S.C tbchill@tbaytel.net  

 The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the 67 team prospect focused Premier Development League  (PDL) which is the highest level of amateur soccer in North America and an important stepping-stone for top professionals.   

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