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Opponent Preview: Thunder Bay Chill

By Emily Ruben, 02/09/19, 6:30PM CST

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2017 League Runner-Up Visits Lawrence for 2019 Home Opener

The Kaw Valley FC Cranes will host the Thunder Bay Chill in the 2019 home opener before visiting the Canadian side on July 6th. The Chill were founded in 2000 by founder Tony Colistro. The Chill are perennial powers in USL League Two - finishing as the league runner-up in 2017. Known as a physical and technically sound squad, matches with Thunder Bay always hold an extra significance.

2019 Matches between KVFC and Thunder Bay
May 24 – Lawrence, Kansas - 7:30 P.M
July 6 – Thunder Bay, Ontario – 7:00 P.M

Eric McWoods Two Goals against Thunder Bay Chill

2018 Thunder Bay Chill Season Results
6-7-1 (5th in Heartland Division)

2018 Matches against Kaw Valley FC
June 15th  in Lawrence (Full Match Replay): 2-1 KVFC Victory. Eric McWoods scored for KVFC in the first half after the Chill had controlled much of the match. Thunder Bay tied the match in the second half on a controversial goal before McWoods struck again to give the Cranes the victory.

July 11th in Ontario: 2-1 KVFC Loss. The Chill ended the Cranes playoff hopes with a 2-1 home victory. Thunder Bay lead 2-0 at half before Adrian Gutierrez pulled the Cranes within one late in the second half.

Selected Thunder Bay Chill Alumni Playing Professional
Kosuke Kimura – Nashville FC
Axel Sjoberg - Colorado Rapids
Abraaham Villion – Oklahoma City Energy