The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL have announced the signing of 2 tender players for 2019-2020 Season.  Forward Braden Lindstrom of the Oakland Jr Grizzlies U 18 and Defenseman Sam Ayd of the New Ulm Steel have both signed tender agreements.

Ayd is currently 3rd on the New Ulm Steel in scoring with 27 points, 7 goals, 20 assists in 30 game played.

Lindstrom of the Oakland Jr Grizzlies U 18 has 5 goals, 21 assists and 26 points in 32 games played.

“Braden and Sam are both dynamic and skilled players with the ability to make plays. We’re excited to have them as part of the Chippewa Steel Organization,” stated Interim Head Coach Carter Foguth.

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

The Steel return to Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Saturday, January 26th for a 7:10 game against the Minnesota Magicians. Tickets are available by calling 715-861-2131 or visiting


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