Chill Close out Season at Home
(THUNDER BAY ON --– July 22, 2010 ------- The Thunder Bay Chill (11-1-2) enter into their last weekend of regular season play with a chance to clinch the Premier Development League (PDL), Heartland Division Title, as they host the Rochester Thunder (9-2-3) in a two game weekend series. The Chill currently sits atop the standings with 35 points, however; with two victories, the Thunder can snatch the division lead away from the Thunder Bay side.
The games will take place at Chapples Park, Thunder Bay, on Friday, July 23rd, 2010, and Saturday, July 24th, both kicking-off at 7:30 p.m. (EDT). read more ......>
Chill and Foxes Battle to a Draw
Thunder Bay, ON – July 17, 2010 ---- The Thunder Bay Chill's missed chances came back to haunt them, as their sixth game win streak ended Saturday night with a 1-1 draw against the Real Colorado Foxes. The Chapples Park crowd witnessed a Chill team come out flat, and go down a goal in the first half, as Mike Martin latched on to a Josh Fallin pass in the 22nd minute to put the Foxes up 1-0.
In the second half, the Chill carried most of the offense, led by Brandon Swartzendruber who missed countless chances to even the score line. Finally, in the 55th minute, Gustavo Oliviera placed a free kick on to the head of Nolan Intermoia, who glanced the ball into the back of the net. read more....>
Ontario Cup Men’s Soccer Returns to Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay, Ontario --- July 9, 2010 ---- The Thunder Bay Italia Juventus Soccer Club and the Premier Soccer League of Thunder Bay are excited to announce the return of Ontario Cup soccer to Thunder Bay. Brampton FC will be traveling to Thunder Bay this weekend to face-off against Juventus in the third round of the 2010 Ontario Cup Men’s Division.
The game will take place on Saturday, July 10th, at Chapples Park 4, kicking-off at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) The two teams will be facing elimination on Saturday, as the loser will be knocked out of the competition. Juventus will look to put on a strong showing in front of its home fans, and advance to the quarter final stages later on this month. read more......>
Chill Earn Fourth Straight Win
Liberty, MO – July 1, 2010 --- Andrew Marinez scored the only goal for the Thunder Bay Chill in a 1-0 win over the Kansas City Brass.
Marinez who scored in the 12 minute for the Chill, recently returned from serving a one match ban to power the Chill to their fourth win in a row on their recent road trip. Brandon Swartzendruber, Gustavo Oliviera, Sicelo Buthelezi, and Tim Kalinowski were all shown yellow cards in the match. read more....>
Chill Win, Sweep Lions
St. Peters, MO – June 27, 2010 ---- The Thunder Bay Chill completed the sweep of the St. Louis Lions on Sunday, as Brandon Swartzendruber scored the only goal in a 1-0 win. Steve Paterson earned his fourth shutout of the season, in what was another caution-filled game. With a record of seven wins, one loss, and one tie, the results this weekend have placed the Chill at the top of the Premier Development League's (PDL) Heartland Division. read more....>
Chill Shutout Demize in Home Opener
Thunder Bay, ON --- June 10, 2010 --– In front of a crowd of 1070 screaming fans at Chapples Park, the Thunder Bay Chill secured a 4-0 win in their home opener against the Springfield Demize. Gustavo Oliviera led the way with three assists, while Stephen Paterson backstopped the team for his second shutout of the season. read more.....>
Chill Handed First Loss Sunday
THUNDER BAY, ON --- June 6, 2010 --- The Chill finished their three game road trip with a record of two wins, and one loss. "Three games in three days caught up with us today, we came out flat," said Chill Head Coach Tony Colistro. "The Thunder capitalized on their one opportunity, and we were unable to create any of our own," rued Colistro.
The Thunder Bay Chill were handed their first loss of the season today, falling to the Rochester Thunder 1-0 at Rochester Technical Community College. read more.....>
Mayaleh Scores Four in Win
THUNDER BAY, ON ---- May 30, 2010 ---– The Thunder Bay Chill completed the weekend sweep of their exhibition series by defeating Son's of Italy 8-0 on Sunday afternoon at Chapples Park. The Chill scored early and often, with Jimmy Mayaleh scoring four goals in front of a crowd of over 350 fans. read more.....>
Chill Open with Win at Chapples Park
THUNDER BAY, ON ----- May 29, 2010 --- The Thunder Bay Chill opened their exhibition series with Winnipeg's Sons of Italy with a 3-0 win Friday night at Chapples Park, Thunder Bay, Ontario. In the first of a two-game weekend exhibition series between the two teams, the Chill put on a dominating performance as they prepare for the start of the Premier Development League season. read more.....>
Oliveira Returns to Complete Dream Strike Pair
LEX Hang Tough at Spring Cup
THUNDER BAY, ON – April 26, 2010 - The Lakehead Express Soccer Club (LEX) would like to congratulate the U15 Girls Rep Team for their hard work and effort at the NSC Spring Cup this past weekend at the National Soccer Centre in Blaine, Minnesota. read more...>
Swartzendruber and Intermoia Return to Chill
Thunder Bay, ON – April 19, 2010 - The Thunder Bay Chill would like to announce two major signings for the team's Premier Development League (PDL) roster, as Brandon Swartzendruber and Nolan Intermoia will return to the team for the 2010 season. Both players were part of the Chill's 2008 championship winning season, and will look to bring the league title back to the city of Thunder Bay.read more...>
TORONTO BLUE JAYS THROW SUPPORT BEHIND 2010 WJBC
THUNDER BAY, ON - March 23, 2010 – The Thunder Bay International Baseball Association (TBIBA) would like to announce that the Toronto Blue Jays have made a $10,000 funding commitment to the 2010 International Baseball Federation World Junior Baseball Championship (WJBC). The announcement was made during a media conference with Sean McCann, Amateur Baseball Ambassador for the Toronto Blue Jays, and Greg Hamilton, Head Coach and Baseball Canada’s Director of National Teams, who were in Thunder Bay, Ontario profiling this summer's WJBC. read more...>
Chill Selects Heads to Ontario Cup
THUNDER BAY, ON - February 26, 2010 – The Thunder Bay Chill Select Males will make their way to Mississauga, Ontario, this weekend to take part in the 2010 Ontario Indoor Cup. The competition will begin with the group stage on Saturday, February 27th, 2010, with the Semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday, February 28th. read more...>
Chill Season Schedule Announced
THUNDER BAY, ON - February 10, 2010 – With the Thunder Bay Chill well on their way to preparing for their 11th season, the United Soccer Leagues (USL) released the 2010 Premier Development League (PDL) schedules for the Central and Southern Conferences this week. The league also took the opportunity to unveil the 2010 PDL playoff format, which features a tighter race for playoff spots with only sixteen playoff births available across the league. read more...>
Heartbreak for LEX Women
THUNDER BAY, ON - February 1, 2010 – The Lakehead Express (LEX) Under 18 Women’s Team experienced heartbreak in a semi-final loss, as the Erin Mills Eagles defeated the LEX Women in penalty shots at the 2010 Ontario Indoor Cup. read more...>
Penalty Shot Drama for Chill Reserves
THUDNER BAY, ON - February 1, 2010 – It was a mixed weekend of results for the teams of the Thunder Bay Chill Soccer Club. The Elite Male and Female's gaining some much needed experience in a tough field, and the U18 Chill Reserve Male's falling one step (or shot) short of another Ontario Cup Gold Medal. read more...>
USL Announces 2010 PDL Team Alignment
THUNDER BAY, ON - December 30, 2009 – The Thunder Bay Chill received good news as the United Soccer Leagues (USL) released the official team alignment for the upcoming 2010 USL Premier Development League season (PDL), with the Chill's Heartland Division remaining in place from their 2009 alignment. read more...>
Lakehead Express Hosts 1st Annual Alumni Game
THUNDER BAY, ON - December 21, 2009 – The Lakehead Express Soccer Club (LEX) is proud to announce that the 1st
Annual Lakehead Express Alumni Game is being held Monday, December 21st, 2009 at The Sports
Dome. read more...>
Olympic Flame Celebrated at Queen's Park
THUNDER BAY, ON - December 18, 2009 - The spirit of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games touched the Legislative Assembly of Ontario this morning as Day 50 of the Olympic Torch Relay began with a special Aboriginal Sunrise Ceremony.
Many guests were on hand before dawn to cheer on the day's first torchbearer, community fundraiser Richard Graves. read more...>
Bobby Howe Visits Thunder Bay to Work with Lakehead Express
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO – December 4, 2009 - The Lakehead Express Soccer Club would like to announce that former head coach of the Seattle Sounders (now in Major League Soccer), and United States Soccer Federation 'A' License coach, Bobby Howe will be in Thunder Bay to host a series of workshops with the clubs
coaches and players. read more...>
Olympic Volunteer Ava Walter is “Living the Dream”
NIPIGON, ON ---- November 24, 2009 ---- I had the distinct pleasure to interview Nipigon’s Ava Walter recently and if you know her, the best words to describe Ava, are “infectious enthusiasm”. That phrase is for her alone. I stopped by her place to learn about her volunteer journey for the Winter Olympics which according to the count-down sign on her fridge, there are “only 84 days to go to Vancouver 2010”. She was baking for an upcoming Christmas Craft show to help defray her personal costs of participating in Vancouver. It was all I could do to resist the cookies, cookies as far as the eye could see! read more.....>
Chill to be Honoured at League AGM
THUNDER BAY, ON - November 19, 2009 – This past season the Thunder Bay Chill reached a mile stone in completing their tenth consecutive year in the Premier Development League (PDL), and as such is being honoured as a 10+Clubs during the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Hall of Fame ceremony at the USL Annual General Meeting this upcoming weekend in Tampa Florida. This honour is awarded to teams by the PDL as an indication of the club’s strong successful foundation in the early stages of existence. read more...>
Olympic Torch Community Celebration
THUNDER BAY --- October 23, 2009 – Since the first Olympic Games in Greece 2,700 years ago, the Games have celebrated the accomplishments of not only the world’s best athletes, but also its premiere artists and performers. The City of Thunder Bay is seeking local and community-based performers to be part of Thunder Bay’s Community Celebration when the Olympic Torch comes to Thunder Bay on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010.
The Olympic Torch will arrive in Canada on October 30th, and you can follow the Torch's progress across Canada at our Olympic Torch page. read more.......>
Route of the Olympic Torch Relay Vancouver 2010
KENORA, ON, October 15, 2009 – Greg Rickford, MP for Kenora, today announced the Government of Canada’s support to communities hosting celebrations during the Olympic Torch Relay’s journey across our country.
The Olympic Torch arrives in Canada on October 30th and pass though Thunder Bay on January 3rd.
“As an avid sports enthusiast, I am especially proud to be an MP of the Host Country for the 2010 Olympics,” said Rickford. “As we begin preparations for hosting the games, I know the Torch Ceremonies will get the Olympic spirit moving across the country. I am delighted that the Torch Route includes stops in seven communities within the Kenora riding.” read more....>
Rickford Announces Funding for Students to Share in Olympic Spirit
KENORA, ON - December 18, 2009 – Greg Rickford, MP for Kenora, on behalf of the Minister of Heritage, announced today the Government of Canada’s support of $6,110 to the Kenora Catholic District School Board for an event on January 4th that will bring together students in celebration of the Olympics. Anglophone, Francophone, and First Nations students from Kenora and Red Lake will gather in Kenora to celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch. read more...>
Thunder Bay, ON – May 5, 2010 -- The Thunder Bay Chill is excited to announce the return of the 2008 Premier Development League (PDL) Final’s Most Valuable Player; Gustavo Oliveira for the 2010 season. Oliveira will be reunited with his strike partner Brandon Swartzendruber, whose return to the team was announced last week. read more....>
Chill win 2 away games
THUNDER BAY, ON ------ June 6, 2010 --- The Thunder Bay Chill won both there Friday and Saturday away games.
The Thunder Bay Chill opens their season with a lopsided win over the Kansas City Brass. The Chill put in six unanswered goals in a 6-1 win at William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri.
Gustavo Oliviera opened the scoring in the 7th minute and the Chill never looked back. Oliviera and strike partner Brandon Swartzendruber ended the game with two goals and one assist each. Andrew Marinez took on the role of playmaker with two assists and one goal. Coady Andrews scored the loan goal for the Brass read more.....>
Chill Host Demize at Chapples Park
Thunder Bay, ON – June 10, 2010 ---- Chapples Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario will see its first action of the Premier Development League (PDL) regular season, as the Thunder Bay Chill host the Springfield Demize this week in a two-game series. read more......>
Chill Complete Sweep of Demize
THUNDER BAY, ON –--- June 11, 2010 ---- The Thunder Bay Chill finished off a weekend sweep of the Springfield Demize Friday evening in front of a wet crowd of 540 fans at Chapples Park. The Chill saw four different players make the score sheet, as they defeated the Demize 4-1.
In what was a rainy affair, Brandon Swartzendruber opened the scoring for the Chill in the 15th minute read more.....>