The Chippewa Steel Hockey team are currently searching for Host Families to fill a vital role in the organization’s success both on and off the ice.

Arriving in late August and staying through March, the players take an active role in many aspects of family life and are expected to respect the host family rules as well as those of the Steel.  The values and principles for success that are essential to become a member of the Steel will be demanded at the rink, in the home, in school and in the community.

Steel players make excellent role models for younger players aspiring to play at higher levels.  Players often will keep in contact with their host family long after they are done playing for the Steel. You possibly could be housing the next NHL star!

The application process gives the team the information we need to ensure the best possible fit, with a good pairing of player(s) and family.  The host family is compensated $300.00 per month/per player for groceries and expenses.  Host families will receive tickets for all Steel home games (played at the Chippewa Ice Arena).  Players will provide their own transportation and cell phones.

In compliance with league rules, all housing families must pass a criminal background check.

Fill out a Host Family Application Here:

Chippewa Steel Host Family Application

Contact Business Manager Jake Serwe at to begin the process.


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