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Twin City Steel
Twin City Steel logo
City: White Bear Lake, Minnesota
League: NA3HL
Division: West
Founded: 2011
Home Arena: White Bear Lake Sports Center
Colors: Green, Black, Silver

              

Owner(s): Steve Black
General Manager: Bryant Black
Head Coach: Jay Witta (2015-16)
Franchise history
2011-2016: Twin City Steel
2016-Present: New Ulm Steel

Twin City Steel were a Tier III Jr. ice hockey team based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. They were members of the West Division of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).

Founded in 2011 when the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) announced its expansion from 12 teams to 16. The Twin City Steel was to be based in the new White Bear Lake Sports Center in White Bear Lake, Minnesota starting for the 2011–12 season alongside the other three other new NA3HL teams: the Minnesota Junior Hockey League transfers, Granite City Lumberjacks and Minnesota Flying Aces, and an expansion team, the North Iowa Bulls.

The Twin City Steel played their first season out of the brand-new Vadnais Sports Center, a state-of-the art facility situated in the Twin Cities, which included the tradition-rich hockey suburbs of White Bear Lake, North St. Paul, Forest Lake, Roseville and Moundsview.

The Twin City Steel lost their first game, 4-3, at the Granite City Lumberjacks on September 10, 2011 and would record their first win less than a week later at their home-opener.

It was announced on April 23, 2013, that the Steel have been sold by Scott Wallin to the Black family effective immediately.[1]

After a successful 30-13-4 record during the 2015–16 regular season, the Steel would go on to win their first West Division Championship by sweeping the defending league champions, Granite City Lumberjacks. The Steel then made their first NA3HL Silver Cup Playoff appearance but would lose in overtime to the eventual Silver Cup Champion North Iowa Bulls.

On April 26, 2016, it was announced that the Twin City Steel would be relocating to New Ulm, Minnesota to become the New Ulm Steel.


Season RecordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM Finish Playoffs
2011–12 48 24 21 2 1 51 173 173 1507 3rd, West Lost in 1st Round
2012–13 48 19 26 1 2 41 167 226 1210 5th, West Did Not Make Playoffs
2013–14 48 22 20 6 50 186 201 1000 4th, West Lost in Div Semi Finals
2014–15 47 23 22 2 48 161 170 1364 4th of 6, West
20 of 31 NA3HL
Lost in Div. Semi-finals, 0-2(Bulls)
2015–16 47 30 13 4 64 219 160 660 2nd of 5, West
15th of 34, NA3HL
Won Div. Semifinals, 2-1 vs. Breezy Point North Stars
Won Div. Finals, 2-0 vs. Granite City Lumberjacks
1-2-0 in Silver Cup Round Robin
(L, 3-4 vs. Jr. Blues; L, 1-2 vs. Jets; W, 5-2 vs. Jr. Brahmas)
Lost Semifinal game, 3-4OT vs. North Iowa Bulls

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