Steel Ready for Match-up Against Minnesota Magicians

After nearly a month-long layoff at Chippewa Area Ice Arena, the Steel return to face the first place Minnesota Magicians.

The Magicians are coming off a weekend sweep of the Janesville Jets. Forward Cameron Buhl leads the Magicians with 43 points, 14 goals, and 29 assists. John Keranen follows with 36 points, 18 goals, and 18 assists.

On their trip to Alaska, the Steel swept the Kenai River Brown Bears and went 1-2 against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. Forwards Jacob Dirks and Killian Kiecker Olson lead the team with 23 points each. Dirks has 15 goals and 8 assists while Kiecker-Olson has 8 goals and 15 assists.

“The Minnesota Magicians are a very good team and as the top team in our division it will be a tough opponent. We’re ready for the challenge and excited to be back in front of our home fans in Chippewa,” commented Steel Interim Head Coach Carter Foguth.

The puck will drop tomorrow night at 7:10 p.m. at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena for 92.9 the X Night. Adult tickets will be 2 for 1 with the donation of a non-perishable food item that will be donated to Feed My People Food Bank. For more information visit chippewasteelhockey.com.

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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