CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI-The Steel returned to Chippewa for their first home game of 2020 on Friday night. The Steel looked to extend their six-game home win streak with a victory over the Janesville Jets before heading to their rink on Saturday night.
Despite a few good shots on goal, both teams were unable to find the back of the net in the first period of play. Steel goalie Trent Burnham controlled the net in the second period keeping the Jets offense from scoring despite two power-play chances.
The Steel were able to score the only goal of the night at the midpoint of the third period. Luke Farthing scored the goal and was assisted by Zane Demsey and Grisha Gotovets. Burnham continued to dominate between the pipes and lead the Steel to a shutout victory over the Jets with a score of 1-0.
The Steel will head to Janesville Saturday night to take on the Jets on their home ice. Puck drop is set for 7:05pm and fans can watch the game live on HockeyTV. The team will return to Chippewa on January 24th and 25th for a weekend series against the Austin Bruins. Friday night’s game promotion is $2 Beer Night presented by Miller Lite. Saturday night is Guaranteed Win Night. 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.