Chippewa Falls, WI- The Chippewa Steel of the NAHL has announced the signing of goalie Croix Kochendorfer to a tender agreement.

Kochendorfer played 18 games with East Ridge High School in Minnesota during the 20-21 season.  The 6’4 209-pound goalie had a 7-11 record with 2 shutouts and a .934 save percentage.

“We are excited to add Croix Kochendorfer to our team. He is a young player who can make an impact for us on and off the ice. He brings size to the net at 6’4 but his biggest asset as a player is how competitive he is. He looks calm in the crease and has been fun to watch this season. He is a driven young man, and we are eager to watch him grow with our organization,” stated Steel Assistant Coach Mike Fazio.

A tender is a contract, of sorts, a player signs announcing his intentions to play for that particular NAHL team and that NAHL team only. Once a player signs a tender with an NAHL team, his playing rights belong to that team within the NAHL and he may not be recruited by any other NAHL team. Each team is granted ten (10) tenders – plus or minus any trades – which become active on Nov. 1. Tendered players are not eligible for the NAHL draft.

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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