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 Dan Muse (Head Coach)
Dallas Steward & Peter Mannino (Assistant Coaches)
Media TBA
Website chicagosteelhockeyteam.com
Franchise history
1996–2000 Fargo-Moorhead Ice Sharks
2000–present Chicago Steel

The Chicago Steel are members of the United States Hockey League, joining the league in 2000. Starting with the 2015-16 season, the Steel play their home games at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Illinois. The team played at Edge Ice Arena in Bensenville, Illinois from 2000-2015.

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 Chicago Steel was purchased by Larry Robbins while current owners Bruce Liimatainen and Mike Greenberg remained involved but as minority owners. The announcement for change of owners was accompanied by the announcement for a change of leadership on ice as Ryan Bennett and Dan Muse were hired as the new General Manager and Coach respectively.[1]

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]

2016–17 30-man roster.[2][3]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Missouri Nappier, TommyTommy Nappier G 6' 3" 195 lb 1998-06-22 St. Louis, Missouri Springfield (NAHL) Ohio State
2 Minnesota Kiersted, MattMatt Kiersted D 5' 11" 165 lb 1998-04-14 Elk River, Minnesota Elk River High School (USHS–MN) North Dakota
3 Connecticut Badini, JackJack Badini F 6' 0" 191 lb 1998-01-19 Old Greenwich, Connecticut Lincoln (USHL) Harvard
4 Minnesota Long, AustenAusten Long F 5' 11" 168 lb 1998-02-15 Blaine, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) Colorado College
5 Michigan Regula, AlecAlec Regula D 6' 1" 176 lb 2000-08-06 West Bloomfield, Michigan Cranbrook Schools (USHS–MI) Michigan
6 New York (state) Green, CorsonCorson Green D 6' 3" 207 lb 1999-03-04 Potsdam, New York Northern Cyclones (Midget AAA) New Hampshire
7 Illinois Lillibridge, GrahamGraham Lillibridge D 5' 9" 142 lb 1999-01-29 Geneva, Illinois Muskegon (USHL) Yale
8 Pennsylvania Gratton, TylerTyler Gratton F 6' 0" 175 lb 1999-08-06 Pottstown, Pennsylvania North Jersey Avalanche (Midget AAA) Penn State
9 Virginia Printz, GregGreg Printz F 6' 2" 195 lb 1998-05-04 Fairfax, Virginia Selects Hockey Academy (Midget AAA) Providence
10 Pennsylvania Seyfert, JordanJordan Seyfert F 5' 8" 159 lb 1999-04-03 Annville, Pennsylvania North Jersey Avalanche (Midget AAA) Merrimack
11 New Hampshire Walsh, ReillyReilly Walsh D 5' 11" 180 lb 1999-04-21 Andover, New Hampshire Proctor Academy (USHS–NH) Harvard
12 South Dakota Duehr, WalkerWalker Duehr F 6' 1" 192 lb 1997-11-23 Sioux Falls, South Dakota Tri-City (USHL) Minnesota State
13 Minnesota Risteau, ZacharyZachary Risteau F 5' 8" 160 lb 1998-02-23 Lakeville, Minnesota Benilde-St. Margaret's (USHS–MN) None
15 Finland Hakkarainen, MikaelMikael Hakkarainen F 6' 1" 175 lb 1998-01-26 Espoo, Finland Brookings (NAHL) Providence
16 Connecticut Karashik, AdamAdam Karashik D 5' 11" 174 lb 1998-01-15 Ridgefield, Connecticut Avon Old Farms (USHS–CT) Connecticut
17 Michigan Lewandowski, MitchMitch Lewandowski F 5' 9" 178 lb 1998-04-17 Clarkston, Michigan HoneyBaked (Midget AAA) Michigan State
18 Sweden Pappila, TonyTony Pappila F 5' 11" 187 lb 1997-05-21 Gothenburg, Sweden Rögle BK (J20 SuperElit) None
19 Colorado Shore, BakerBaker Shore F 5' 10" 180 lb 1999-08-20 Cherry Hills Village, Colorado Colorado Thunderbirds (Midget AAA) Harvard
20 Finland Kokkila, JesperJesper Kokkila D 6' 0" 179 lb 1998-09-21 Espoo, Finland Oulun Kärpät (SM-sarja) None
21 New Jersey Hampton, BobbyBobby Hampton F 6' 0" 180 lb 1997-11-18 Middletown, New Jersey North Jersey Avalanche (Midget AAA) Northeastern
22 Minnesota Aamodt, WyattWyatt Aamodt D 6' 0" 207 lb 1997-11-22 Duluth, Minnesota Hermantown High School (USHS–MN) None
23 Minnesota Jaremko, JakeJake Jaremko F 6' 0" 185 lb 1996-08-24 Elk River, Minnesota Elk River High School (USHS–MN) Minnesota State
24 Illinois Swoyer, ColinColin Swoyer D 5' 10" 180 lb 1998-03-31 Hinsdale, Illinois Chicago Fury (Midget AAA) Michigan Tech
25 Minnesota Lutz, ReggieReggie Lutz F 5' 10" 175 lb 1996-10-16 Elk River, Minnesota Fairbanks (NAHL) Minnesota State
26 New Jersey Johnstone, MarcMarc Johnstone F 5' 11" 173 lb 1996-06-19 Cranford, New Jersey North Jersey Avalanche (Midget AAA) Sacred Heart
27 Arizona Walker, JohnnyJohnny Walker F 6' 0" 190 lb 1996-08-21 Phoenix, Arizona Topeka (NAHL) Arizona Statre
30 Czech Republic Stezka, AlešAleš Stezka G 6' 4" 183 lb 1997-01-06 Liberec, Czech Republic Sioux Falls (USHL) None
36 Wisconsin Parsells, AdamAdam Parsells D 6' 6" 193 lb 1997-01-03 Wausau, Wisconsin Green Bay (USHL) Wisconsin
Latvia Tralmaks, EduardsEduards Tralmaks F 6' 2" 187 lb 1997-02-17 Riga, Latvia Boston Bandits (EHL) Maine

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