Chippewa Falls, WI – The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL have announced the signing of Zane Demsey to a  tender contract for 2019-2020 season.  Demsey is a Defenseman for the Oakland Jr Grizzles U18 Team.

Demsey played in 51 games for the Grizzles scoring 3 goals while recording 14 assists. The Harrison Township, Michigan native stands at 6’0 and 160 pounds. Demsey is committed to Michigan State University.

“Zane is a smart, solid defenseman and we are very excited to have him become part of the Chippewa Steel Organization,” stated Head Coach Carter Foguth.

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 2019-2020 season schedule will be released in early July. Season tickets and group outing options are now available for the 2019-2020 season. Fans can purchase tickets at chippewasteelhockey.com or by calling 715-861-2131.

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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.