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By Chicago Steel, 12/02/19, 11:00AM CST


Chicago and Green Bay to face off at the Cotton Bowl on January 3rd

GENEVA, ILLINOIS — In conjunction with the Dallas Stars, the United States Hockey League announced Monday the inaugural USHL Frosty Cup featuring the Chicago Steel and Green Bay Gamblers, a showcase event centered around the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.

Chicago and Green Bay will play a pair of regular season games in back-to-back nights for the first USHL games of the New Year, starting on Thurs., Jan 2 with a game at Comerica Center (7:30 pm CT).

The highlight of the 2020 USHL Frosty Cup will be an outdoor game on Fri., Jan. 3 with a 5:00 pm CT puck drop at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, the site of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators on New Year’s Day.

“We are thrilled to represent the USHL in the inaugural Frosty Cup in Dallas,” said Steel President Dan Lehv.  “We would like to thank the Dallas Stars and the USHL for inviting us to participate in such an exciting event and the Green Bay Gamblers for their partnership in coordinating logistics.  Our players are really looking forward to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at such a historic venue while showcasing our outstanding league.”

The Gamblers will serve as the home team on Jan. 2 while the Steel will serve as the home team for the outdoor game the following evening. Tickets will be made available to the public for both games and will be announced soon.

This event marks the second time USHL teams will take to the ice outdoors after the Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Stars squared off at TD Ameritrade Ballpark in Omaha on Feb. 9, 2013.

In addition, the event will feature a youth tournament comprised of teams competing at the 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U levels. All USHL Frosty Cup youth tournament games will be played at the Stars Ice Centers, including Comerica Center, Children’s Health StarCenter McKinney, Children’s Health StarCenter Plano, and Children’s Health StarCenter Richardson.

Chicago Steel games may be heard on Mixlr at (AUDIO) and video may be streamed on available devices through HockeyTV at (VIDEO).

Chicago Steel Upcoming Games:

Friday, December 6 vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 7:05 pm (Steel in Space)

Saturday, December 7 at Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 7:05 pm

Friday, December 13 vs. Tri-City Storm 7:05 pm (Superstition Night)

For more information and to purchase Steel tickets, call 855-51-STEEL or visit