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2017 Thunder Bay Chill Schedule

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2017 Thunder Bay Chill Schedule
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Thunder Bay, ON – February 12, 2017  (LSN) The Premier Development League (PDL) released the 2017 schedule today including the 14 game regular season schedule for the Thunder Bay Chill who will playing in their 18th season in the league. The Chill will also face the Winnipeg Lions in the perennial exhibition series on May 27th and 28th.

The Heartland Division is still at six teams, but the Kokomo Mantis who entered the league in 2016 has suspended operations for 2017. However, there is a second franchise in St. Louis with the USL professional team fielding a PDL team, known as St. Louis FC U23. The Chicago Fire Premier has been re- branded as Chicago FC United.

The Chill opens the regular season on the road for two on June 3rd and 4th against WSA Winnipeg. The home opener is the following weekend when the Des Moines Menace travels to Thunder Bay for a pair.

The remainder of the schedule has the Chill June 16th in Chicago and 17th in Des Moines. June 23rd and 24th at home to WSA Winnipeg then on the road for three against St. Louis FC U23 on June 29th and St. Louis Lions on July 1st and 2nd. The Chill will play their last three games of the regular season at home on July 7th against St. Louis FC U23, July 9th against Chicago FC United and July 12th against St. Louis Lions.

“We are much happier with the way our 2017 schedule turned out”, said Giovanni Petraglia, head coach of the Thunder Bay Chill. “This year’s schedule is much more balanced in terms of home and away. We are taking three road trips instead of two, which helps to balance the schedule and not wear as much on our players”, he continued.

The Thunder Bay Chill plays in the 70 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.

PDL Schedule 2017

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