Steel Complete Weekend Series Sweep of Kenai River Brown Bears

(Chippewa Falls, WI)- The Chippewa Steel carried the momentum from Friday night over to Saturday as they completed the weekend series sweep with a 5-0 victory.

Chippewa got on the scoreboard in the first period with a goal from  Brendan Ogle and took the 1-0 advantage into the first intermission.

The Steel took over the second period, scoring three times. Connor Szmul recorded his 4th goal on the season which was assisted by Eau Claire native Dawson Schwengler and Killian Kiecker-Olson. Ryan Kerchoff later found the back of the net for his first goal on the season which was assisted by Michael Black and Ian Famulak. The team hat trick was completed in the second period with a goal from John Druskinis assited by Braden Lindstrom and Brendan Ogle.

Braiden Dorfman rounded out the scoring on Saturday night with a third-period goal to make a 5-0 final in front of an energized crowd.

Trent Burnham recorded the shutout, stopping all 27 shots he faced.

The Steel will return to action next Friday, October 11th at 7:10 vs the Springfield Jr. Blues. Fans can purchase a Pepsi Family Four Pack ticket package and receive 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips and 4 Pepsi products for $45. Individual Adult Tickets are just $10, Ages 5-18 $6 and under 4 is free. Tickets are available online at, over the phone at 715.861.2131 or in person at Chippewa Area Ice Arena.


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 (ARI) All league games are viewable via HockeyTV. For more information, visit