Steel Host the Kenai River Brown Bears

The Steel are getting ready to host the Kenai River Brown Bears in a weekend series.

The Brown Bears are 4th in the Midwest Division with a record of 11-15. They are coming off a 3-game series last weekend with the MN Magicians where they came out 1-2. Forward Zach Krajnik leads the team with 22 points. Kenai has 4 D1 commits so far on their team, including goalie Gavin Enright.

The Steel will be looking for a comeback against the Brown Bears. The last time the two teams faced off Kenai beat the Steel in both games. Still holding the 6th place spot in the Midwest Division, the Steel’s top skaters are Tomas Vochozka with 21 points and Camden Thiesing with 15.

The puck drops tonight at 7:10 p.m. at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena. Tonight is $2 Beer Night presented by Leinenkugel’s. Fans can get their tickets at the door or online at


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