RICHFIELD, MN- The Chippewa Steel took to the ice on Friday night for game two of a three-game weekend series with the Minnesota Magicians. Chippewa entered the contest with a 6-3 record against the Magicians on the season.
The Steel found the back of the net exactly one minute into the game. Jake Vaughan scored the goal, his 7th goal of the season assisted by Luke Farthing.
The game remained 1-0 in favor of the Steel until Braiden Dorfman added another goal in the third period, his 10th goal of the year. Jake Vaughan was able to find the back of the net for a second time to extend the lead to 3-0. Minnesota was finally able to get on the scoreboard late in the third period with a goal from Robert Christy but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Steel earned a 3-1 victory.
Trent Burnham was spectacular in net for Chippewa, saving 34 of 35 shots faced.
The Steel will return to Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Saturday to finish their series with the Minnesota Magicians. Saturday night’s game is sponsored by Envy Wellness. 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.