Blizzard drop first SO loss to Coulee Region

November 3rd – Brookings at Coulee Region

Coulee Region win 5-4 in SO

Brookings rolled into Lacrosse, WI Friday night as the winners of three straight and tied with Bismarck atop the Central Division. Doug Larson opened up the scoring six minutes in with a power play goal from Brendan Aird. The Coulee Region Chill responded with two late goals to take a 2-1 lead after the first period. The Blizzard stormed back with two goals from Andriy Denyskin, and again Larson to go up 3-2 midway through the second. But, the Chill fired right back with two more to go back on top by a goal. Vince Marino scored a shorthanded goal off a beautiful feed from Jimmy Elser with just over three minutes to go in the second, and after a scoreless third, it was 4-4 heading to OT. Each team had multiple amazing chances in the OT, but a shootout had to decide this one. Chase Brand scored the lone goal, and the Blizzard fell in the 3rd round. With the OT point Brookings is alone in first place and will look to extend that as they play the Chill again tonight at 7 pm to close out the road trip. Watch the action on and listen locally on the Hawk 107.1 FM