Chicago Blackhawks Night this Saturday
GENEVA, ILLINOIS - The Chicago Steel, 2017 USHL Clark Cup Champions, are home this weekend for a pair of games against the Youngstown Phantoms, highlighted by the Steel's annual fan-favorite Chicago Blackhawks Night, on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7:05 p.m.
Friday's game, also at 7:05 p.m., includes the Meijer Kids Day ticket special - for just $10, kids 12 and under receive an Attack Preferred ticket, popcorn, Steel light-up wand and post-game autographs. Special fan promotions and contests throughout the night will include Challenge the Mascot, Air Guitar Cam, Musical Tires and more.
Saturday's Chicago Blackhawks Night features an appearance by Blackhawks alum Ben Eager. Eager, a member of the Blackhawks' 2010 Stanley Cup Championship team, will sign autographs and take pictures with fans during the game, while also performing the ceremonial puck drop. Also scheduled to appear are members of the Blackhawks Ice Crew. The night will feature a variety of Blackhawks-themed promotions for fans in attendance, including giveaways, contests on and off the ice, an appearance by the Blackhawks Street Team, a performance to the Blackhawks' goal song ("Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis) by Dreams Dance Academy, special videos and more.
This weekend's games are part of an exciting stretch of 11 out of 13 Steel games on home ice. Chicago and Youngstown are currently separated by just two points in the Eastern Conference standings. The two teams feature future college and pro hockey stars, including many 2018 NHL Draft prospects, as well as current draft picks RW Jack Dugan (VGK) and D Robbie Stucker (CBJ) of the Steel, and Blackhawks prospect G Wouter Peeters of the Phantoms. This marks the Steel's third-annual Chicago Blackhawks Night, with past Blackhawks alumni guests including Daniel Carcillo (2016) and Jamal Mayers (2017).
LAST WEEK Friday, Jan. 26 vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders: W 8-2 - Recap / Box Score Saturday, Jan. 27 at Madison Capitols: W 6-2 - Recap / Box Score Sunday, Jan. 28 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks: L 4-5 - Recap / Box Score
THIS WEEK Friday, Feb. 2 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 p.m.) - Meijer Kids Day Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. Youngstown Phantoms (7:05 p.m.) - Chicago Blackhawks Night featuring Stanley Cup Champion Ben Eager, members of the Blackhawks Ice Crew and a post-game Skate with the Steel!
OFFENSIVE LEADERS Goals: Jack Dugan and Blake McLaughlin (18 each) - T-2nd in USHL Assists: Graham Lillibridge (26) - T-2nd in USHL Points: Jack Dugan (42) - T-1st in USHL.
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