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The Chicago Steel are entering their 19th season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and fourth season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL. The organization’s focus is providing affordable, family-friendly entertainment with Steel players being recruited from across the country, as well as internationally. Players are assigned a host family and advisor to arrange housing and education options while with the team. Education and development are keys to their success. 194 Steel players have earned NCAA Division I scholarships since 2000 and 46 have been NHL Draft picks since 2002! Steel players, coaches, and their beloved mascot, Rusty, are all active members of the community, visiting local schools and nonprofits to pass along their message of character, education, and teachings on how to “Live Strong As Steel.”

WHAT IS THE USHL?

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, and founded in 1979, the USHL is celebrating its 18th season as the nation's only Tier 1 junior hockey league. Its players range from 16–20 years of age, and they are recruited from over 35 states and 9 countries to fill the rosters on 17 teams nationwide. A record 57 USHL players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft, and more than 400 USHL players on last season’s team rosters have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the league as the world's foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

JUNIOR CLUB WORLD CUP

The Steel represented the USHL and the United States in the 2015 Junior Club World Cup in Yekaterinburg, Russia, capturing the bronze medal while defeating host Russia twice during the five-game, eight-day tournament.