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NAHL's Chippewa Steel names head coach/general manager

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) -- One week after it was announced the NAHL's Coulee Region Chill was sold and moving to Chippewa Falls to become the Chippewa Steel, we learn who'll be leading the team in the front office and on the bench.

The Steel announces Al Rooney has agreed to become Chippewa's first head coach and general manager.  Rooney has been an assistant coach in the NAHL over the last two seasons.  He was part of the league champion Lone Star Brahmas' staff in 2016-17, and this past season, was the associated head coach of the Austin Bruins.

Rooney's head coaching experience includes two seasons (2014-16) with the Texas Brahmas of the NA3HL, a feeder league of the NAHL.

For the NAHL news release on Al Rooney's hiring, click here

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