Steel Win in Overtime

The Steel came out on top against the Kenai River Brown Bears in a 2-1 overtime win Thursday night from Chippewa Area Ice Arena.

Alex Klekotka of Kenai River scored the first goal of night, unassisted  just under 2 minutes into the contest. After a scoreless 2nd period the Brown Bears retained a 1-0 lead heading into the final frame.

The Steel fought back in the 3rd period with a goal from Kyle Schroeder assisted by Chase Davidson and Dylan Moulton. Regulation was not enough on Thursday night in Chippewa as the game went into overtime.

With a potential shootout looming and just a minute left in overtime, Connor Szmul won the game for the Steel. His goal was assisted by Dylan Moulton and Killian Kiecker-Olson.

In goal for the Brown Bears was Gavin Enright with 36 saves.Igor Samokhvalov was in net for the Steel recording 35 saves and the win.

The Steel are back in action tomorrow night for Can Koozie Giveaway presented by Leinenkugel’s. Puck drops at 7:10 p.m. 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