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About the Steel

About the Steel

The Chicago Steel are competing in their 20th season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and fifth season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, IL. The organization’s focus is providing affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Steel players are recruited from across the country and internationally. They are assigned a host family and advisor to arrange housing and education options while with the team. Education, and development as a player/individual, are the keys to their success. 217 Steel players have earned NCAA Division I scholarships since 2000 and 50 Steel players have been drafted by NHL teams since 2000. 

Steel players, coaches, and mascot (Rusty) are active members of the community and visit local schools and non-profits to pass along their message of character, education and teaching how to “Live Strong As Steel.”

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Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 18th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2019-20. The USHL had 55 players selected at the 2019 NHL Draft, including a record 52 active players from the 2018-19 season, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL 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.