The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL have announced the signing of Roman Yerameichyk to a  tender contract for 2019-2020 season.  Roman is a Forward with Esmark Stars U18 AAA Team of the North American Prospects Hockey League.

On the 2018-2019 campaign Roman has 23 goals, 23 assists in 42 games played. Yerameichyk is currently competing in his second season with the U18 AAA Stars.

“Roman has a great work ethic, competes all over the ice and has the ability to make plays. We’re excited to have Roman as a part of the Steel Organization,” stated Steel Interim Head Coach Carter Foguth.

Yerameichyk is  native of Minsk, Belarus. Roman resides from  the same hometown as current Steel Forward Grisha Gotovets. 

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Steel will return to Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Friday, February 1st at 7:10 PM for Team Poster Giveaway Night presented by EO Johnson. Ticket can be purchased by calling the Steel office at 715-861-2131 or online at  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.