The North American Hockey League has announced that defenseman  Luke Farthing and forward Connor Szmul have been named to the All-Midwest Division Team.

Connor Szmul led the Steel to a 10-2 start to open the 2019-2020  season and was named Midwest- Division forward of the month for October. Szmul recorded a team-high 48 points in 51 games played and was a force on the power play with 9 power play goals and 6 power play assists. Connor was able to cap off his junior hockey career with a Division 1 commitment to the University of Alabama-Huntsville.

Connor Szmul skates by a Janesville Jets defender on September 14th, 2019

Luke Farthing was a consistent player for the Steel all season, helping lead the defense squad with his + 22 plus/minus rating. Farthing was not only impressive on the defensive side but also finished in the top three in the league for goals by a defenseman at 12. Farthing was selected to the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in February and earned a Division 1 commitment to Ferris State University.

Full NAHL Story on 2019-2020 League Awards

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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