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Join Rik Franke & Josh Moser for all the LIVE play by play action as the Coulee Region Chill take the ice in their 8th season.

Rik & Josh will also have coverage of the NA3HL La Crosse Freeze entering their 4th season in La Crosse.

Games can be viewed on and listen LIVE right here on CRSN through the Mixlr app on your smartphone or directly through the website.

The NA3HL La Crosse Freeze held their first Draft under new GM/Head Coach Jon Vaillancourt. The La Valle WI native spent his college playing days with D3 Framington State College in Massachusetts and then transitioned into his coaching career as an assistant coach in the USPHL Hamptons Roads Whalers. Coach Vaillancourt is dedicated to conditioning of athletes & has spent the last 2 years as the conditioning coach for the ECHL Norfolk Admirals, affiliated with the NHL Nashville Predators.

La Crosse Freeze 2017 NA3HL Draft Selections

RD1-21st Pick Connor Zilisch 6'2 185 lbs F. 99' birth year played WI HS hockey with Appleton United, scored 29 pts in 23 GP & also skated for Team Wisconsin (5 pts 20 GP)(Pictured)

RD2-48th Pick Jacob Evans 5'10 150 lbs D. 99' birth year played HS hockey at Wausau West 13 pts 21 GP & 2 pts in 21 GP with Team Wisconsin.

RD2-68th Pick Campbell Balk 5'11 176 lbs F. 98' birth year, played for the U18 Mid Fairfield Rangers Midget League in MI. Recorded 19 pts in 34 games.

RD3-115th Pick Bradley Golant 5'8 161 lbs F. 98' birth year, played for Lakeville South HS MN (26 pts in 25 GP) 7 Minnesota Blades U18 Midget (24 pts in 24 GP).

RD4-162nd Pick Brady Lindauer F played for U18 Chicago Mission in HPHL. (20pts in 23 GP)

RD5-209th Pick Cale McCoshen F 6'1 190 lbs played at Madison Edgewood HS WI. Cale is the son of Janesville Jets founder & president Bill McCoshen.

RD6-256th Pick Braden La Porte D is a 99' birth year, played for Team Wisconsin last season with 5 pts in 14 GP.

RD7-303rd Pick Jonathan Lakhani F 5'10 150 lbs, 99 birth year played for U18 Chicago Mission (10 pts in 19 GP) & as an affiliate player with the NAHL Janesville Jets (2 pts in 3 GP).

RD8-350th Pick Nolan Frederick D 5'9 161 lbs, 99 birth year played for Janesville Craig HS in WI 2015'16.

The Freeze have also signed 12 tenders for 2017'18.

99' LW/C Aslan Akervik 6'1 185 lbs EC North WI HS (10 pts 23 GP) & MN Magicians midget 18U.

00' G Luke Murphy 5'9 160 lbs Pine City HS MN (2.18 GAA, .922 SVG 24 GP) & La Crosse Freeze NA3HL.

99' RW Brock Zukowski 5'11 200 lbs Black River Falls WI HS (29 pts in 24 GP)

99' G Koby Lukehart 6'3 185 lbs played for Vail Powder Hounds WSHL.

00' RD Kyle Cowell 5'9 185 lbs played for Waterloo IA HS (10 pts in 26 GP)

98' RW Jacob Garman 6'1 192 lbs played for Arizona Bobcats 18U AAA NAPHL (14 pts in 22 GP)

98' RD Ethan Bettis 6'0 185 lbs played for Des Moines Capitols IA HS (41 pts in 28 GP)

99' LD Gordon Whalen 5'11 185 lbs played for Team Illionois 18U AAA NAPHL (1 pt in 17 GP)

98' RW Clayton Lackey 5'7 170 lbs played for Chicago Mission 18U AAA NAPHL (13 pts in 23 GP)

99' LW Thomas Magnavite 5'9 170 lbs played for Chicago Mission 18U AAA NAPHL (12 pts in 18 GP)

00' LD Laudon Poellinger 6'2 200 lbs played for La Crescent HS MN (51 pts in 25 GP)

98' LW Allan Hirsch 5'7 180 lbs played for Chicago Mission 18U AAA NAPHL (9 pts in 23 GP)

La Crosse Freeze 2016'17 Committments

J.P. Eykyn-Gustavus Adolphus College (MIAC, D3)

Dylan Goggin-Iowa State (ACHA - Central States Collegiate Hockey League, D1)

Danny Toycen-Lawrence University (NCHA, D3)

Andrew Wagner-Adrian (ACHA - Great Lakes Collegiate Hockey League, D1)

2017'18 Age Eligible Veterans

F-Connor Losen
F-Donny Schultz
F-Tyler Briley
F-Alec Seeger
F-Kadin Machusak
D-Brendan Elliott
D-Nathan Marquardt
D-Colton Sands
D-Josh Frerks
D-Toon DeSchepper
D-Colton Meyer
D-Zach Lanz
G-Jacob Silverstein
G-Will Graves

CRSN is in it's 4th year as the broadcast flagship for the La Crosse Freeze at &

The Coulee Region Chill played their last game of the 2016'17 NAHL season on April 21st, unfortunately it was a 4-3 overtime loss to the Janesville Jets. GM/Head Coach Ryan Egan has been very busy working on re-tooling his roster for the 2017'18 campaign ever since. 

Player advancement is the goal in the NAHL model and the Chill had solid success in 2016'17.

Joey Sofo-University of Alaska-Anchorage, Isaac Theisen-Air Force, Caleb Schroer-University of Northern Michigan, Kevin Dineen-Army, Alex Falconer-Air Force, Steven Quagliata-UW-Stevens Point, Brad Arvanitis-University of Massachusetts, Jackson Charleworth-Northern Michigan University, Shane Kuzmeski-Clarkson University, Justin Kendall-Niagra University.

USHL advancement,  Jackson Decker-Dubuque Fighting Saints, Jacob Schmidt-Svejstrup-Fargo Force & Cale List-Madison Capitols. 

Coach Egan also hired a new Assistant Coach for 2017'18 when he named 26 year old Taylor Ward to the staff. Coach Ward played 3 seasons in the NAHL with Albert Lea, Amarillo, Chicago, Austin & New Mexico & then played and coached at UW-Eau Claire. Taylor's father Troy Ward spent years coaching in the USHL, AHL & NHL levels.

The Coulee Region Chill have tendered 10 players that will fight for a spot on the roster at Final Camp on July 9-16th provided they are not protected by USHL teams.

F-Sam Dabrowski La Crosse Freeze NA3HL 2016'17

F-Trenton Bliss Green Bay Gamblers USHL

F-Niko Esposito-Selivanov (Also drafted by Sioux City USHL)

F-Logan Will (Also drafted by Omaha USHL)

F-Connor Zilisch Green Bay United/Team WI

F-Jacob Dirks Onalaska HS/Team WI

F-Mark Tassone Soo Thunderbirds NOJHL

D-Jack Millar (Also drafted by Cedar Rapids USHL)

D-Brandon Koch Shattuck St. Mary's

G-Josh Graziano (Also drafted by Cedar Rapids USHL)

2017 Coulee Region Chill NAHL Entry Draft Selections from June 6th Draft.

1st Round -Pick 9-(Trevor St. Jean) RW 5'9 178 lbs. 97' from Fidley OH had 10 points last season with the USHL Omaha Lancers.

2nd Round-Pick 38-(Hunter Johannes) F 6'3 194 lbs. 98' from Eden Prairie MN was also drafted by the USHL Lincoln Stars.

6th Round-Pick 126-(Pontus Jigemark) RW 6'3 185 lbs. 97' Played with AIK J20 in the Swedish Super Elit League last season, had 31 points in 25 GP.

7th Round-Pick 149-(Grant Reichenbacher) RW 5'9 160 lbs. 98' from Madison WI played for Lincoln & Sioux Falls of the USHL had  pts in 38 games.

8th Round-Pick 172-(Hunter Payment) RD 6'2 195 lbs. 99' from Monroe MI played for T1EHL Oakland Jr. Grizzlies had 10 points in 32 games.

9th Round-Pick 195-(Tony Rehm) G 6'2 205 lbs. 97' from Sun Prairie WI played for the Victoria Grizzlies of the BCHL had a 2.19 GAA & .932 SVG.

10th Round-Pick 218-(Jesper Solomon-Frisell) LD 6'3 174 lbs. 97' from Karlskrona SWE played for HK J20 in the Swedish Super Elit League 17 pts in 45 GP.

Players that may return to the roster but will also be competing for a roster spot at final camp July 12-16th

F-Billy Duma-Air Force commit

F-Kevin Bryant

F-Bailey Martin

F-Andy McGlynn

F-Tyler Ebner

D-Ryan Carlson

D-Marshal Plunkett

D-Matt Doran-Going to play in the BCHL

D-Matt Hines

G-Joe Marcoullier