Steel Can’t Fly Past Magicians

Steel came up short to the Minnesota Magicians on Superhero Night at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena.

Strong play from both teams kept the 1st period scoreless. Late in the 2nd period, Ben Schultheis of the Magicians found the back of the net with an assist from Valentino Passarelli to give the Magicians the 1-0 lead going into the 3rd period.

The Magicians increased their lead with a goal from Nick Lanigan assisted by Chris Konin. Matt Stanton took advantage of a 5 on 3 powerplay goal which was assisted by Jake Hale and Andrew Kruse to win the game 3-0.

In goal, tonight for the Steel was Josh Langford with 19 saves and Ethan Haider for the Magicians with 20 saves.

The Steel are back in action at home, Friday, March 8th at 7:10 for $2 Beer Night presented by Leinenkugel’s. Fans can get their tickets 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