Chippewa Steel Face Janesville Jets 

(Chippewa Falls, WI)- Thursday the Steel return home to Chippewa Area Ice Arena as they take on the Janesville Jets for the first time this season.

Last season the Steel finished above Janesville, ranking second in the division while Janesville finished fifth in the division. Head-to-head last season the Steel stole 8 of 10 games from Janesville and posted 171 goals for.

Returning for Janesville is forward Charlie Schoen who made notable contributions last season for the Jets and has six goals and eight assists in twelve games this season. Recently hot for Janesville is forward Cade Destefani who has 21 points so far on the season.

Janesville also ranks third in the league in powerplay percentage with 24.1%, and second in the league in penalty kill percentage with 90.4%, so the Steel powerplay will be challenged more, and they will look to stay out of the penalty box during this series.

The season series played between Janesville and Chippewa during this year has a unique twist, the winner of the season series between the two of them will be awarded a trophy- “The Milk Can Trophy”.

Join us at the Chippewa Area Ice Arena to welcome back your Chippewa Steel. Puck drop is 7:10 PM.

 

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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 chippewasteelhockey.com.