John Snowden registered the first hat trick in Chill history in front of a record crowd of 4,109 as the Chill scored a record six goals en-route to their largest margin of victory with a 6-3 win over the Brampton Beast.
St. Charles (10-28-5) got the scoring started midway through the opening period when Snowden scored his fourth on assist from Sean Muncy and Mike MacIntyre. In a back and forth contest in the first half of the game the Beast (21-19-3) added their own power play goal just over three minutes later to tie the score at 1-1 heading to the locker room for the first intermission.
Snowden added his fifth just under three minutes into the second period to give the Chill a 2-1 lead that would stand up until Brampton tied it at the 11:22 mark with a power play goal from Tyler Michel. St. Charles took control from there with three-straight. Nick Schneider tallied his first with the Chill before Snowden made it 4-2 in the 18th minute to complete the hat trick and Kyle O’Kane stretched the lead to 5-2 seconds later with Nicklas Lindberg and Ouellette getting the helpers, the third of the game for Ouellette.
Brampton would get back within two goals just over six minutes into the third period but St. Charles held off the charge behind Linus Lundin who earned his second win and put the game away on Lindberg’s empty netter in the final minute. 48 year old Chill equipment manager Mark Roof signed a contract to back up Lundin prior to the game with goaltender Robby Moss out with the flu and Roof made it into the game for the final 16 seconds, registering a save and becoming the older player in Central Hockey League history.
The Chill and Beast square off again on Super Saturday at the Family Arena, a football themed game on the eve of the Super Bowl with puck drop set for 7:05. Fans wearing their favorite football gear can get five dollars off a lower level ticket and enjoy the Chill’s salute to the Super Bowl. For group ticket packages, sponsorships, and more information on the St. Charles Chill visit StCharlesChill.com.