Steel Head to Alaska

Early on Wednesday morning, the Steel left for their trip to Alaska. This weekend the Steel will take on the Kenai River Brown Bears.

The Brown Bears lead the Midwest Division with a 5-3 record. The Steel follow ranked 5thin the Division. The Steel are 3-5 so far in the season.

Kenai has played all of their games so far on the road and will be taking on the Steel for their home opener. The Brown Bears swept the Janesville Jets in their first series of the season. They ended the NAHL Showcase with a record of 2-4, losing to the Aberdeen Wings and the Bismarck Bobcats. Zach Kranjnik of the Brown Bears leads the team with 9 points, 2 goals, and 7 assists. Although Kenai is leading the division so far this year, they did not make the playoffs last season.

After tough losses last weekend against the Jets, the Steel are in search of a win this weekend. The Steels’ top scorer is Camden Thiesing who leads with 6 points, 4 goals, and 2 assists. Jordan Gonzalez and Tomas Vochozka both follow with 5 points, 1 goal, and 4 assists each.

The Steel will take on the Brown  Bears Friday and Saturday night. To finish out the trip to Alaska, they will head to Fairbanks to take on the Ice Dogs on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th.

The Steel are back at home for $2 beer night presented by Miller Lite on Friday, October 19th at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena. Puck drop is at 7:10. Get your tickets online at chippewasteelhockey.com or by calling the ticket office at 715-861-2131.

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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.