Chippewa Falls, WI – The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL have announced the signing of Ethan Janda to a  tender contract for 2020-2021 season.  Janda is a Forward from Brighton, Michigan.

Janda currently plays for the Belle Tire U18 AAA team. The 6’4 195-pound Forward played in 73 games last season, recording 43 total points.  He found the back of the net 20 times and dished out 23 assists.

“Ethan is a big power forward that has the ability to impact games physically as well as the skill to make plays. We’re excited to have a player of his caliber join our organization,” stated Steel 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.

Chippewa returns to Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Saturday, December 14th at 7:10 to take on the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.  Join us for Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by Sports Talk 105.1.  Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears to the game and when the first goal of the night is scored fans can toss them on the ice. All teddy bears will be donated to the Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley.  For tickets call 715-861-2131 or 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 (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit chippewasteelhockey.com.