ABOUT THE CHICAGO STEEL
The Chicago Steel are competing in their 17th season in the USHL and their second season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL. Steel players are recruited from across the country and internationally, and are assigned a host family and advisor to arrange housing and education options while with the organization. Education and development as a player and individual is key to the Steel's success and has earned 184 players Division I scholarships, as well as 27 NHL Draft picks. The team represented the USHL and USA in the 2015 Junior Club World Cup defeating host team Russia to win the bronze medal in the eight-day tournament. Players, coaches, and mascot, Rusty, visit local schools and nonprofits to pass along their message of character, education, and teaching how to Live Strong As Steel. The Steel focus on providing family-friendly entertainment to the Fox Valley at affordable pricing.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE
Headquartered in Chicago and founded in 1979, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier One junior hockey league. Players range from 16-20 years of age and are recruited from over 35 states and 9 countries to fill the rosters on their 17 teams nationwide. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world's foremost producer of junior hockey talent.