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By Chicago Steel, 07/17/17, 10:00AM CDT


Defending champions open home schedule at Fox Valley Ice Arena against Team USA

GENEVA, ILLINOIS — The 2016-2017 Clark Cup Champions, the Chicago Steel, announced Monday that they will host their 2017-2018 Home Opener on Saturday, Oct. 7 against Team USA (U17). Pu­ck drop at Fox Valley Ice Arena is set for 7:05 p.m. CT. The night will feature the unveiling of the 2016-2017 Clark Cup Championship Banner and a pre-game ring ceremony to celebrate the team’s first Clark Cup Championship.

“We’re already counting down the days to this special event for the entire Steel organization,” said Steel President Dan Lehv. “It’s a night that’s been 17 years in the making.”

The team’s full regular season schedule will be announced tomorrow – Tuesday, July 18. The 2017-2018 season will mark Chicago’s 18th in the USHL and third in Geneva, Ill. The team’s exhibition schedule, including games at the 2017 USHL Fall Classic in Cranberry Twp., Pa., will be announced soon.

The Steel enjoyed a record-setting season in 2017-2018, culminating in the team’s first Clark Cup championship, and six players with Steel ties were selected in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Group and suite tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks, and the Steel will soon announce its public on-sale date for 2017-2018 single game tickets.

Steel Season Ticket Plans are now on sale for the 2017-2018 season and start at just five games and allow fans to choose the games they wish to attend. Full Season Ticket Plans start at just $8 per game. Season Ticket Plans are available to purchase at the Steel Box Office at Fox Valley Ice Arena or by phone at 855-51-STEEL. For more information, visit