Steel Gear Up for Battle with The Jr. Blues
Who: Chippewa Steel vs. Springfield Jr. Blues
Puck Drops: Friday, November 29th 7:10pm CST and Saturday, November 30th 7:10pm CST
Where: Chippewa Area Ice Arena – Chippewa Falls, WI
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI- The Chippewa Steel return home to the Chippewa Area Ice Arena this upcoming weekend to face the Springfield Jr. Blues. This is the second meeting for these two teams which the Steel prevailed victorious in early October.
The Steel are looking for a dynamic performance at home as the team has been on the road for their last six games. Currently ranked 4th in the division, the Steel are only 15 points behind the leading Kenai River Brown Bears. Forwards Connor Szmul and Jacob Dirks lead the team in goals this season and look to lead the Steel to victory following a tough road loss to the Aberdeen Wings.
As for the Springfield Jr. Blues, they are ranked 6th in the Midwest Division and split their last series with the Janesville Jets. Hunter Longhi leads the Jr. Blues with 7 goals and Caden Villegas adds 11 assists on the year.
Friday night is Markquart Motors Night with a postgame skate and player autograph session. Saturday all fans will receive a winter hat courtesy of Chippewa Falls Kiwanis Club. All kids 12 and under will also receive free admission to the game courtesy of Chippewa Falls Kiwanis Club. For tickets call 715-861-2131 or visit chippewasteelhockey.com.
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 chippewasteelhockey.com.