GENEVA, Ill., Feb. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A popular junior hockey league tradition, Wiener Dog Racing took place at the Fox Valley Ice Arena on Saturday, February 17, 2018, as the 2016-2017 Clark Cup Champions Chicago Steel Hockey hosted their first annual Wiener Dog Races. Fans were treated during the first and second intermissions to the Steel’s Wiener Dog Races, with Monty, a one-year-old dachshund born in Denver, beating 16 other dogs to earn the championship trophy, edging out fellow finalists Asti, Buster and Tarragon. Race video footage from the first and second race is available HERE
Monty, the winner of the Chicago Steel Hockey’s first annual Wiener Dog Races, poses with his trophy.
Race proceeds went to Rescue Warriors Corp., an Elgin-based nonprofit whose mission is to save abandoned animals from being euthanized. The organization is run by volunteers and generous supporters who have provided their time and financial support to help with their mission. The winner received a prize package provided by Woofbeach. For high res images, please contact Amelia Dellos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the game, The Madison Capitols (19-18-1-2, 41 pts.) stormed back from a 3-0 deficit, scoring eight of the game’s final nine goals en route to an 8-4 win over the Chicago Steel (19-18-1-3, 42 pts.) Saturday night at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Cade Borchardt notched a career-high four points (2-2–4) for the Capitols.
Chicago Steel’s season-long seven-game homestand continues next weekend with a pair of games at Fox Valley Ice Arena. Friday, Feb. 23 is Military Appreciation Night presented by Grunt Style as the Steel take on the Green Bay Gamblers. Faceoff is set for 7:05 p.m. and complimentary admission is available for active military and veterans. The Steel then close the weekend with a Steel Family Sunday on Feb. 25, hosting the Central Illinois Flying Aces at 3:05 p.m. on Rusty’s Birthday, featuring a mascot hockey game. The Steel Family Pack is available — purchase four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas (or waters) and four chuck-a-pucks starting at just $48. Fans are invited to stick around after the game for full-team post-game autographs. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 855-51-STEEL, stop by the Box Office at Fox Valley Ice Arena or visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO STEEL
The 2017 Clark Cup Champion Chicago Steel are entering their 18th season in the United States Hockey League (USHL) and third season playing at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, Ill. 2016-2017 was a record-breaking season for the Steel, including new team records in regular season wins (38) and points (81), and culminating in the first championship in team history. 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 keys to their success. 192 Steel players have earned NCAA Division I scholarships since 2000 and 34 have been NHL Draft picks since 2002. Follow the Steel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @ChicagoSteel. Visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com for more information.
2016-2017 Championship Season
Last season, the Chicago Steel set a new all-time team record with 38 wins and 81 points in the regular season, making its way to the postseason for the first time in nine years, and first since the team relocated to the Fox Valley in 2015. Chicago defeated the Youngstown Phantoms in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, 3 game to 2, before knocking off the defending Eastern Conference Champions, the Dubuque Fighting Saints, in the Eastern Conference Final, 3 games to 1. It was the Steel’s first-ever appearance in the Clark Cup Final. For more information on the Chicago Steel visit ChicagoSteelHockeyTeam.com.
ABOUT THE UNITED STATES HOCKEY LEAGUE
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, and founded in 1979, the USHL is celebrating its 16th season as the nation’s only Tier 1 junior hockey league. It’s players range from 16-20 years old, and are recruited from over 35 states and 9 countries to fill the rosters on 17 teams nationwide. A record 40 USHL players were chosen in the 2017 NHL Draft, and more than 400 USHL players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the league as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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