Chippewa Falls, WI- The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Grisha Gotovets has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Hamilton College.

The 5’11/175 lbs. native of Minsk, Belarus has played in 28 games for the Steel during the 20-21 season so far, recording 16 points.

Gotovets has played in 122 games for Chippewa since the 2018-2019 season. In just under 3 seasons he has scored 14 total goals and dished out 55 assists.

“The entire staff is extremely happy for Grisha. He has committed his career to the Steel for the last 3 seasons. Hamilton is a phenomenal school and a great hockey program. We wish Grisha all the best the next 4 years in college and we are excited to watch him play NCAA hockey,” stated Steel Head Coach & General Manager Mike Janda.

The Steel return to action at Chippewa Area Ice Arena on Thursday, May 6th for $1 Beer Night presented by Leinenkugel’s. Limited tickets are available at


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