CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI- The Chippewa Steel wrapped up their weekend series against the Springfield Jr. Blues on Saturday night in front of a packed house.
A scoreless first period set the stage for a tight battle between these two teams. Despite two power play opportunities for Springfield, Steel goalie Grant Boldt kept things even and shut down the Jr. Blues.
The second period was controlled by the Steel. An unassisted goal from Nik Norman got the Steel going and found the back of the net early in the period at the 2:08 mark. The first line of Ryan Kerchoff, Killian Kiecker-Olson, and Jacob Dirks came alive and each added goals, extending the Steel lead to 4-0. Assists came from Dirks, Szmul, and Kiecker-Olson respectively.
The Steel continued to dominate the third period. Despite a physical third period the Steel prevailed defeating the Jr. Blues 4-0. Grant Boldt was in goal for the shutout win.
The Steel are back in action on December 14th to face the Minnesota Magicians. Saturday night’s matchup is the Teddy Bear Toss presented by Sports Talk 105.1. For tickets call 715-861-2131 or visit chippewasteelhockey.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 (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.