Chill Fall to Allen 5-4
Allen, Tx. - St. Charles carried a 3-2 lead into the third period but Allen opened the final frame with three goals and a late Chill surge fell short by a final of 5-4.
St. Charles (11-45-6) got off to a hot start in the first. Rookie TJ Moor added his third assist in the last two games when he set up Mike MacIntyre's second goal of the season just 3:05 into the game to give the Chill an early 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later the Chill would add to their lead on the power play. Nicklas Lindberg tallied his 11th goal of the season, and team-high 38th point, on assists from Zack Josepher and Jordan Fox. St. Charles would carry that lead into the first intermission with goalie Linus Lundin making some outstanding stops.
Allen (37-20-5) did not waste any time to open the second period, closing the gap to 2-1 on a goal from Anthony Maiani 83 seconds into the frame and tied the game five minutes later with a power play goal from Spencer Asuchak. The Chill would answer one minute later. John Snowden picked up his 12th goal with St. Charles and Nick Schneider earned the lone assist to give the lead back to the Chill at 3-2. The defense locked down their end the rest of the period and St. Charles carried the 3-2 lead into the third.
The Americans came out on fire to start the third, tying the game at 3-3 just over a minute into the final period on a goal from Greger Hanson. They would not stop there. Two minutes later Allen would take their first lead of the game on a goal from Bruce Graham and would stretch that lead to 5-3 90 seconds later on a goal from Jamie Schaafsma. St. Charles continued to scrap on offense to get back in the game and would close the scored to 5-4 on a power play goal from Martin Hlinka, his 15th of the season. Lindberg and Snowden were credited with the assists, but the late surge from the Chill would fall just short as the Americans held on for a 5-4 win.
The Chill continues its six-game road trip on Sunday in Tulsa with puck drop set for 4:05. You can catch the live action at Mr. Lucky's for the Away Game Watch Party. St. Charles is back at home the final weekend of the season March 28th and 29th with Pack The House Night and Fan Appreciation night that closes the inaugural season. For more information on the Chill, or for group tickets, call 636.724.SHOT (7468) or visit www.stcharleschill.com .
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