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Chippewa Steel
Chippewa Steel logo
City: Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
League: NAHL
Division: Midwest
Founded: 2010
Home Arena: Chippewa Area Ice Arena
Colors: Black, Green, White
Owner(s): Steve Black
General Manager: Al Rooney (2018-19)
Head Coach: Al Rooney (2018-19)
Franchise history
2005-10: North Iowa Outlaws
2010-2018: Coulee Region Chill
2018-Present: Chippewa Steel

The Chippewa Steel is a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, USA.

Team HistoryEdit

The franchise began in 2005 as the North Iowa Outlaws based in Mason City, Iowa. The team played in Iowa for five seasons, until moving to Onalaska in 2010. On Sept 5, 2014 team owner Michelle Bryant announced that the franchise was moving 10 miles south to La Crosse, Wisconsin and that the Chill would now play their games at the Green Island Ice Arena. For the 2013-2014 season, the Chill moved from the North American Hockey League's Central Division to the Midwest Division. The team moved from the Onalaska OmniCenter to the Green Island Ice Arena for the 2015-16.

CouleeRegionChill

On April 30, 2018 the league announced that the Coulee Region Chill were sold and would be relocated about 90 miles (145km) north to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin playing out of the Chippewa Area Ice Arena. The team is being renamed to the Chippewa Steel. In a related move the La Crosse Freeze of the North American 3 Hockey League will have their membership transferred and would become the Coulee Region Chill while remaining in the same city..[1]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OL SL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
North Iowa Outlaws
2005–06 58 18 37 3 - 39 149 219 1439 5th, Central Did not qualify
2006–07 62 27 29 6 - 60 174 198 1446 4th, Central Lost in 1st Round 2-3 to Fargo-Moorhead Jets
2007–08 58 38 16 4 - 80 195 137 1209 1st, Central Lost in 1st Round 0-3 to Springfield Jr. Blues
2008–09 58 35 18 5 - 75 229 171 1107 2nd, Central Eliminated in Robertson Cup Round Robin
2009–10 58 15 37 6 - 36 147 234 915 5th, Central Did not qualify
Coulee Region Chill
2010–11 58 33 20 5 - 71 204 180 982 2nd(T), Central

Won in Div. semifinals 2-3 to Owatonna Express
Lost in Div. Final 2-3 to Bismarck Bobcats

2011–12 60 18 35 7 - 43 162 229 996 4th, MidWest Lost in Div. Semifinals 0-3 to St. Louis Bandits
2012–13 60 16 39 5 - 37 157 224 849 6th, Central Did not qualify
2013–14 60 31 28 1 - 63 181 181 1011 5th, Midwest Did not qualify
2014–15 60 28 23 9 - 65 176 182 987 4th, Midwest Lost in 1st Round 2-3 to Minnesota Wilderness
2015–16 60 33 26 1 - 67 177 165 883 4th, Midwest Lost Div. Semifinal 1-3 to Fairbanks Ice Dogs
2016-17 60 33 26 1 - 67 177 165 883 4th, Midwest Lost Div. Semifinal 0-3 to Janesville Jets
2017-18 60 17 34 4 5 43 162 214 661 5th, Midwest Did not qualify
Chippewa Steel
2018-19 60 19 38 2 1 41 149 220 - 6th, Midwest Did not qualify
2019-20 51 29 18 3 1 62 171 146 - 2nd, Midwest

PlayoffsEdit

  • 2007
First Round - Fargo-Moorhead Jets defeated North Iowa Outlaws 3-games-to-2
  • 2008
First Round - Springfield Jr. Blues defeated North Iowa Outlaws 3-games-to-0
  • 2009
First Round - Owatonna Express defeated North Iowa Outlaws 3-games-to-1
North Iowa Outlaws advance to Robertson Cup round robin as HOST
Robertson Cup Round Robin - North Iowa Outlaws (1-3) - Eliminated (L, 3-4 vs. Wild; L, 1-2 vs. Phantoms; L, 2-3 vs. Bobcats; W, 4-2 vs. Bandits)
  • 2011
First Round - Coulee Region Chill defeated Owatonna Express 3-games-to-1
Second Round - Bismarck Bobcats defeated Coulee Region Chill 3-games-to-2
  • 2012
First Round - St. Louis Bandits defeated Coulee Region Chill 3-games-to-0
  • 2015
First Round - Minnesota Wilderness defeated Coulee Region Chill 3-games-to-2

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