Steel Face Off Against the Magicians
After their trip to Alaska, the Steel is back for another road game. Tonight, they will take on the Minnesota Magicians for the first time this season.
Following a 0-2 weekend series against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs, the Steel now hold a 3-8 record. Last Friday night they lost 5-2 and Saturday night they fell 4-3 in overtime. Despite the loss, the goals that they had came from Connor Szmul, Killian Kiecker-Olson, Tomas Vochozka, Camden Thiesing, and Fillip Dusek. Thiesing is still leading the team with 8 points overall, 5 goals, and 3 assists. Connor Szmul is just behind with 6 points, 4 goals, and 2 assists.
With a record of 7-3, the Magicians hold 2nd place in the Midwest Division. Forward Cameron Buhl leads the Magicians with a total of 13 points, 3 goals, and 10 assists. Forward Matthew Stanton follows with 12 points, 6 goals, and 6 assists. The team currently has 5 Division 1 college commits, including a commit to the University of Minnesota. At the end of September, the Magicians came up short against Fairbanks as well. Last weekend they defeated the Springfield Blues in their weekend series at home.
The Steel will take on the Magicians in Richfield, MN tonight before heading home for a home weekend series. Friday night is $2 beer night at Chippewa Area Ice Arena, presented by Miller Lite. Fans can get their tickets online at chippewasteelhockey.com or by calling the ticket office at 715-861-2131.
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