Steel Dominate the Ice Dogs

A 4-1 win goes on the record for the Steel. The Steel defeated the Fairbanks Ice Dogs to wrap up the weekend series.

The Steel took the early lead, Jacob Dirks found the back of the net in the first 5 minutes of the 1st period. Dirks’ goal was assisted by Grant Reichenbacher and Hunter Weiss.

The Steel increased their lead in the 2nd period. Connor Szmul got one on the board with assists from Dirks and Dylan Moulton. The Ice Dogs countered with a goal from Parker Brown, assisted by Jax Murray. The Steel’s Grisha Gotovets fought back with a goal assisted by Isaac Moberg.

The 3rd period was filled with fights and a few penalties. The Ice Dogs pulled their goalie late in the 3rd period and Austin Mikesch snuck in an empty net unassisted goal to end the game with a 4-1 win

In goal for the Ice Dogs was Nate Reid with 16 out of 19 saves. Making his Steel debut was Igor Samokhvalov with 31 saves and a win.

The Steel are back at home Saturday, January 26thto take on the Minnesota Magicians. Fans can get 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