Chicago Steel

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Chicago Steel
ChicagoSteel.svg
City Geneva, Illinois
League USHL
Conference Eastern
Founded 2000
Home arena Fox Valley Ice Arena
Colors Black, red, gray
              
Owner(s) Larry Robbins
Head coach Mark Abalan
Website chicagosteelhockeyteam.com
Franchise history
1996–2000 Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks
2000–present Chicago Steel
Championships
Regular season titles 0 Anderson Cups
Playoff championships 1 Clark Cup (2017)

The Chicago Steel are members of the United States Hockey League, joining the league in 2000. The Steel have played their home games at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Illinois, since 2015; previously, the team played at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois, from 2000 to 2015.

History[edit]

The Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks moved to Chicago, Illinois, and became the Steel in 2000. In May 2015, the majority ownership of the Steel was purchased by Larry Robbins while then current owners Bruce Liimatainen and Mike Greenberg remained involved as minority owners. The announcement for the change of ownership was accompanied by a change of leadership as Ryan Bennett and Dan Muse were hired as the new general manager and head coach, respectively.[1]

On May 22, 2017, the Steel defeated the Sioux City Musketeers 2–1 in overtime of game five, finishing a 3-games-to-2 series win to claim the franchise's first Clark Cup. Head coach Dan Muse would then be hired by the National Hockey League's Nashville Predators as an assistant coach and Mark Abalan would take over as head coach of the Steel.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

Team spirit[edit]

The team mascot is a dog named Rusty. Occasionally also seen at Steel home games is a puppy named Rascal.

Roster[edit]

As of January 26, 2017.[3]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Minnesota Thome, PeterPeter Thome G 6' 3" 194 lb 1997-05-24 Minneapolis, Minnesota Omaha (USHL) North Dakota
3 Connecticut Badini, JackJack Badini F 6' 0" 203 lb 1998-01-19 Old Greenwich, Connecticut Lincoln (USHL) Harvard
4 Minnesota Long, AustenAusten Long F 5' 11" 178 lb 1998-02-15 Spring Lake Park, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) Colorado College
5 Michigan Regula, AlecAlec Regula D 6' 4" 184 lb 2000-08-06 West Bloomfield Twp., Michigan Cranbrook-Kingswood (USHS–MI) Michigan
6 New York (state) Green, CorsonCorson Green D 6' 1" 206 lb 1999-03-04 Potsdam, New York Northern (EHL) New Hampshire
7 Illinois Lillibridge, GrahamGraham Lillibridge D 5' 9" 144 lb 1999-01-29 Geneva, Illinois Muskegon (USHL) Yale
8 Pennsylvania Gratton, TylerTyler Gratton F 6' 1" 176 lb 1999-08-06 Pottstown, Pennsylvania North Jersey Avalanche U16 (Midget AAA) Penn State
9 Finland Halme, AleksiAleksi Halme F 5' 11" 184 lb 1999-11-13 Tampere, Finland Cedar Rapids (USHL) None
10 Michigan Daschke, DerekDerek Daschke D 6' 2" 194 lb 1998-01-06 Troy, Michigan Muskegon (USHL) Western Michigan
12 South Dakota Duehr, WalkerWalker Duehr F 6' 2" 210 lb 1997-11-23 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tri-City (USHL) Minnesota State
14 Latvia Tralmaks, EduardsEduards Tralmaks F 6' 3" 187 lb 1997-02-17 Riga, Latvia Boston Bandits (EHL) Maine
15 California McManus, BrannonBrannon McManus F 5' 9" 181 lb 1999-07-05 Newport Beach, California Omaha (USHL) Minnesota
16 Connecticut Karashik, AdamAdam Karashik D 5' 11" 197 lb 1998-01-15 Ridgefield, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Connecticut
17 Michigan Lewandowski, MitchMitch Lewandowski F 5' 9" 184 lb 1998-04-17 Clarkston, Michigan Honeybaked U18 (Midget AAA) Michigan State
18 Pennsylvania Seyfert, JordanJordan Seyfert F 5' 9" 170 lb 1999-04-03 Annville, Pennsylvania North Jersey Avalanche U18 (Midget AAA) Merrimack
19 Colorado Shore, BakerBaker Shore F 5' 11" 183 lb 1999-08-20 Englewood, Colorado Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) Harvard
21 Czech Republic Kachyna, OndrejOndrej Kachyna D 6' 3" 201 lb 1998-04-30 Hodonín, Czech Republic Hamilton (OHL) None
22 Minnesota Aamodt, WyattWyatt Aamodt D 5' 11" 206 lb 1997-11-22 Hermantown, Minnesota Hermantown (USHS–MN) Minnesota State
23 Minnesota Jaremko, JakeJake Jaremko F 6' 0" 188 lb 1996-08-24 Nowthen, Minnesota Elk River (USHS–MN) Minnesota State
25 Minnesota Lutz, ReggieReggie Lutz F 5' 10" 180 lb 1996-10-18 Elk River, Minnesota Fairbanks (NAHL) Minnesota State
26 New Jersey Johnstone, MarcMarc Johnstone F 6' 0" 181 lb 1996-06-19 Cranford, New Jersey North Jersey Avalanche U18 (Midget AAA) Sacred Heart
27 Arizona Walker, JohnnyJohnny Walker F 6' 0" 193 lb 1996-08-21 Phoenix, Arizona Topeka (NAHL) Arizona State
30 Czech Republic Stezka, AlesAles Stezka G 6' 4" 192 lb 1997-01-06 Liberec, Czech Republic Sioux Falls (USHL) None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CHICAGO STEEL OF THE UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE ANNOUNCES OWNERSHIP CHANGE AND NEW LEADERSHIP". Junior Hockey News. May 21, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dan Muse Named Assistant Coach of Nashville Predators". United States Hockey League. July 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Steel 2016-17". Chicago Steel. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 

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