Steel Release 2018-2019 Season Schedule
Steel Home Opener Set For Friday, September 14th
(Chippewa Falls, WI)- The North American Hockey League (NAHL) has announced the release of the 2018-19 regular season schedule. Entering their first season the Chippewa Steel will open their season on Friday, September 14th with the first puck drop beginning at 7:10 P.M.
The Steel reside in the Midwest Division which includes the Janesville Jets, Minnesota Magicians, Springfield Jr. Blues, Fairbanks Ice Dogs and Kenai Brown Bears. Besides their division opponents the Steel will also face off against inter-division teams including Aberdeen Wings, Austin Bruins and Minnesota Wilderness.
27 of the 28 Steel Home games will take place on Friday and Saturday nights at Chippewa Area Ice Arena. The Steel final home game of the regular season will be on Saturday, April 6th.
The North American Hockey League playoff format features top 4 teams in the divisional standings earning a playoff spot. The 1 seed will play the 4 seed and 2 seed will play the 3 seed in a best of 5 playoff series. The winners of the first round move on for another best of 5 series.
The 4 Divisional winners then advance to the Robertson Cup at a neutral site where two different 3 games series are played in consecutive days. When each series has a winner, there is a 1 game championship to determine the Robertson Cup Champion.
The 16th annual NAHL Showcase Tournament will be held from September 19-22, 2018 at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minnesota. All 24 NAHL teams will play four regular-season games at the Showcase, which is one of hockey’s most prominent and popular events of the entire season. For scouting purposes, the event is a yearly gathering for every NCAA program and NHL team as they get their first look at some of the best and brightest hockey talent North America has to offer.
The countdown to the Steel Inaugural Season is just a couple months away! Promotional Nights, Season Ticket, and Group Ticket information will be released soon. For questions on anything Steel Hockey please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Chippewa Steel are members of the NAHL which is the oldest and largest junior hockey league of its kind in the United States and one of only two USA Hockey-certified leagues that operate under the non pay-to-play model. The NAHL is also one of the best at advancing players to NCAA and professional hockey. Notable Alumni of the NAHL include Ryan Suter (MIN), Patrick Kane (CHI) and Phil Kessel (PIT) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.