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KARASHIK NAMED CCM/USHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK

By Chicago Steel, 10/03/16, 12:30PM CDT

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – The United States Hockey League (“USHL”) announced Monday that Adam Karashik has been named CCM/USHL Defenseman of the Week for the period ending Oct. 2, 2016 (Week 2). Karashik, 18, registered his first two career USHL points in Chicago’s 6-3 win against Dubuque Saturday at Fox Valley Ice Arena, including the game-winning goal, an assist and a +4 overall rating.

The Steel (3-0-0-0) have now had Player of the Week recipients in each of the first two weeks of the USHL season; Ales Stezka was named CCM/USHL Goaltender of the Week last Monday (Sept. 26).

Karashik, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound defender, was acquired by the Steel as part of a Feb. 2 trade with the Lincoln Stars. Prior to the trade, the Ridgefield, Conn. Native played for Avon Old Farms (USHS) and Neponset Valley (MHSL). He debuted for the Steel at the end of the 2015-2016 season, skating in eight games. The University of Connecticut (Hockey East) commit was ranked 154th on NHL Central Scouting’s North American Skater List on April 12.

Chicago’s lone game this weekend is a home contest Saturday, Oct. 8 vs. Bloomington at 7:05 p.m. CDT. It’s Pucks & Pups Night presented by WoofBeach, as fans can bring their dogs to the game! For tickets or more information, stop by the Box Office inside Fox Valley Ice Arena, call 855-51-STEEL or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.