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USHL Heads to Texas for 2023 Frosty Cup

January 24, 2023 - United States Hockey League (USHL) News Release


Dallas, Tex. - The Fargo Force (22-8-0-3, 47 points), the United States Hockey League's (USHL) top team this season, and the Tri-City Storm (16-13-0-3, 35 points) square-off in a pair of regular season games highlighting the fourth annual USHL Frosty Cup in Dallas this week.

"The Frosty Cup is an important event for the USHL as it showcases our league to the great state of Texas," said President and Commissioner Bill Robertson. "Having both Fargo and Tri-City participate will give Texas hockey fans the opportunity to watch two great USHL teams compete as well as having a well-received youth event going in the metroplex area. We also appreciate the support of the Texas Trust for again hosting this great event as we help grow the game across the United States."

Now in its fourth year, the USHL Frosty Cup, a premier youth hockey event, is hosted annually at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Tex., by the USHL and Dallas Stars. This year's installment, features 43 youth teams from 13 states descending on The Lone Star State, and is highlighted by a pair of regular season USHL games. Among the youth teams competing are Texas' own Dallas Stars Elite. For more information about the youth aspect of the Frosty Cup, be sure to check out the event's page on USHL.com.

The Force and Storm head to Texas both sitting in Clark Cup playoff spots in the Western Conference at the halfway point of the season. Fargo currently features the league's best record (22-8-0-3) and point total (47) through 33 games and are one of the hottest teams in the league having won seven of its last 10 games. Currently sitting fifth in the Western Conference, Tri-City is just two points out of fourth place with a 16-13-0-3 (35 points) record.

The two teams feature players who were named in the recently-announced NHL Central Scouting (NHLCS) annual Mid-Term Rankings in Fargo forwards Cole Knuble (#125) and Ty Henricks (#158) and Tri-City forward Tanner Adams (#73) and defenseman Seth Constance (#213). Knuble, who stands tied for ninth in scoring in the USHL with a 16-18- 34 stat line in 29 games, was recently named MVP of the 2022 World Junior A Challenge Championship where he helped lead Team USA to the gold medal.

Tri-City also boasts a pair of NHL draftees on its roster in forwards Daimon Gardner (VAN 2022, 4th, #112) and Cam O'Neill (OTT 2022, 5th round/#143).

Fargo's Matej Marinov, one of the top goaltenders in the USHL, stands 12-0-0 in 14 appearances and leads the league with a 1.89 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.

For more information on the USHL, please visit. USHL.com.


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