Steel Face the Austin Bruins in Weekend Series
The Steel will face the Austin Bruins this weekend for another weekend series.
The Austin Bruins are 12-5 on the season which puts them in the 2nd place position in the Central Division. The Bruins recently lost a weekend series against Minot and split last weekend against the Bismarck Bobcats. The Steel will need to keep their eyes out for Dante Sheriff who is The Bruins top skater with 21 points so far this season, 9 goals and 12 assists.
The Steel lost to the Bruins the last time the teams faced each other, so they will look to get a win against Austin. Tomas Vochozka of the Steel leads the team with 18 points, 7 goals, and 11 assists. Killian Kiecker-Olson follows with 14 points, 4 goals, and 10 assists. Although still 6th in the Midwest Division, the Steel will look to bring home two wins this weekend.
Tonight the Bruins will host the Steel before heading to Chippewa for a home game. The puck will drop at 7:10 p.m. at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Saturday, November 24th. The Steel will host a fundraiser following the recent tragedy in Chippewa Falls. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Girl Scout Troop #3055. The Chippewa Steel along with the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association will also donate all proceeds of the Scheels Chuck-A-Puck contest which takes place during the 2nd intermission. A matching donation will be made by individual members of the Chippewa Youth Hockey Association.
Saturday, November 24th is also Pepsi Family Four Pack Night. Fans can get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 chips, and 4 sodas for just $45. Fans can purchase tickets at chippewasteelhockey.com or by calling 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.