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Eau Claire Memorial grad Schwengler takes long road back to Chippewa Valley with Chippewa Steel

10/12/2019, 9:15am CDT
By Brandon Berg, Chippewa Herald

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The long and winding junior hockey road has carried Dawson Schwengler back to the Chippewa Valley.

Schwengler, an Eau Claire Memorial graduate, is back in the area as a part of the Chippewa Steel. He joined the team last week and is already making an impact on the backline. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound defenseman was acquired in a trade from Johnstown last week and arrived two days before Chippewa’s weekend series with Kenai River. By Saturday, Schwengler was in the lineup, helping the Steel earn their fourth straight victory in a 5-0 triumph to complete the weekend sweep of the Brown Bears.

“It’s a great experience getting to come back home,” Schwengler said. “That whole buzz from going down and playing in front of your home school and playing in front of your family and friends is back just because I get to live at home and family gets to come to games and don’t have to buy plane tickets to come watch.”

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