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SEAN FARRELL NAMED USHL FORWARD OF THE WEEK

By Chicago Steel, 04/06/21, 12:00PM CDT

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GENEVA, ILLINOIS — Chicago Steel forward Sean Farrell has been named United States Hockey League Forward of the Week for the second time this season, the league announced Tuesday.

Farrell, selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round (#124 overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft, registered two multi-point games over a two-game set against the Dubuque Fighting Saints on April 2 & 3. The 5-foot-10, 177-pound skater notched a goal and a helper in a 5-4 loss on Friday and charted two goals and an assist in a 7-2 victory the following night.

In his Friday night performance, Farrell became the most prolific point getter in a single season in Chicago Steel franchise history, passing Andrew Miller (Steel 2007-2009) who posted 82 points (32G, 50A) in the 2008-2009 season.

“It is great to have the league once again recognize Sean’s play,” said Steel head coach Brock Sheahan. “He has consistently played at an elite level, both offensively and defensively all season. His level of play and leadership both on and off the ice pushes our group to continue to get better.”

The Harvard-bound forward has totaled 87 points (28G, 59A) in 46 games played during the 2020-2021 season.

The Hopkinton, Mass., native now has his sights set on multiple USHL Tier 1 records in the final month of the 2020-2021 regular season.

Farrell’s 59 assists trail Jake Randolph (Omaha 2013-2014) by just one helper for the most in a single season while his 87 points currently rank sixth all-time in a single season. Kevin Roy (Lincoln 2011-2012) owns the USHL Tier 1 record with 104 points, the only player to eclipse the 100-point plateau in a single season.

This is the 10th time a Steel player has earned Player of the Week honors this season. At least one skater from Chicago has earned the weekly honor in nine of the 22 weeks of the regular season thus far.

The Steel host the Youngstown Phantoms for a three-game homestand at Fox Valley Ice Arena on April 9, 10 & 11 highlighted by Military Appreciation Night on Saturday with a special jersey auction to benefit Wounded Warrior Project presented by McCue Chevy.

Tickets for all remaining regular season home game are on sale now by calling 855-51-STEEL, visiting ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com or at the Steel Box Office open at 10 a.m. on the day of each home game.

Chicago Steel games can be heard on Mixlr at http://mixlr.com/chicago-steel/ (AUDIO) and video may be streamed on available devices through HockeyTV at www.hockeytv.com (VIDEO).

Chicago Steel Upcoming Games presented by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush:

Friday, April 9 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT) presented by McCue Chevy

Saturday, April 10 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 pm CT) Military Appreciation Night with special jersey auction to benefit Wounded Warrior Project presented by McCue Chevy

Sunday, April 11 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (3:05 pm CT) presented by McCue Chevy

For more information, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.

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