Series Preview | Fairbanks Ice Dogs visit Chippewa Steel
(Chippewa Falls, WI)- Tomorrow evening the Steel will begin a three game weekend series versus the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
Tomorrow the Steel will play their first game against Fairbanks for the 2020-2021 season against a 9-10 team that is sitting in third place in the Midwest Division. Fairbanks has five players tallying double digits in points this season, with top scorer Bret Link who committed in his home state to the University of Alaska- Fairbanks recording six goals and seven assists.
The Steel are coming off back-to-back losses against Wisconsin rival Janesville Jets, but are learning a lot this season according to their coach Carter Foguth. “We are looking forward to being back at home for 3 games this week going up against a good Fairbanks team. Our groups focus heading into these games is to establish an identity and start to play more consistently at both ends of the ice. I have liked our teams compete level all week in practice and we will look to carry that into Thursdays game.”
The puck drops on Thursday at 7:10 at Chippewa Area Ice Arena to start the three-game series. Friday night is $2 Beer Night presented by Miller Lite along with Camo Hat Giveaway presented by Toycen Ford. Saturday is Fandana Giveaway presented by Kwik Trip. Limited tickets are available at 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.