CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI- The Chippewa Steel prepare for another weekend series with the Janesville Jets. On Friday night the Steel will be on their home ice at 7:10 pm for Superhero Night presented by Marshfield Clinic Health System. The team will then travel to Janesville on Saturday night to wrap up the series on the road.
The Steel are firing on all cylinders heading into the end of February as several players return from bouts with injury and illness. Last Friday forward Killian Kiecker-Olson was able to contribute a goal during his first game back since early January. The Steel moved on to face Janesville last Saturday on the road and came away with a victory over the Jets 3-1. Luke Farthing seemed to play a big role for the Steel in that game scoring a goal of his own as well as tallying two assists. This win also led to the Steel clinching the Milk Can Trophy.
The Janesville Jets are currently in 4th place in the Midwest Division. Janesville is looking to snap their two-game losing streak and hold off the Minnesota Magicians as both teams continue to push for a playoff spot. Forwards Nick Nardella and Isaac Novak continue to pose as offensive threats for the Jets as they look for a rematch with the Steel this weekend.
Fans are encouraged to dress up in their favorite superhero costumes for Friday night’s home game. All fans can also see Friday night’s game on HockeyTV as the NAHL’s Free Game of the Week. For more information on Friday’s promotion or to purchase 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.