Steel Finish the Weekend 1-1
The Steel split another weekend series against the Janesville Jets.
Friday night the Steel defeated the Jets in overtime 4-3. The Jets got the first goal of the night from Jack Vincent. The Steel fought back with two more goals in the first period from Grant Reichenbacher and Jacob Dirks. Janesville had the only goal of the 2nd period. Kyle Schroder of the Steel got a goal early in the 3rd period, and the Jets followed with a goal to take the game into overtime. Killian Kiecker-Olson sealed the win for the Steel with a goal early in overtime.
Saturday night the Jets slid past the Steel with a 1-0 win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Jets got the only goal of the night in the 2nd period. Josh Langford kept out 29 of the 30 shots for the Steel. Cole Brady was in goal for the Jets with 25 out of 25 saves.
The Steel are back at home this weekend to take on the Minnesota Wilderness. This Friday is Military Appreciation Night, all active duty and veterans will receive free admission to the game. Fans can purchase tickets for the 7:10 p.m. puck drop by calling 715-861-2131 or online at chippewasteelhoceky.com.
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.