CHICAGO STEEL: The U.S. National Under-17 Team returns stateside to continue their domestic schedule as they travel to Chicago for a pair of games against the Steel.
As has been the standard over the past few seasons, the Steel sit atop the USHL's Eastern Conference with 55 points from 41 games played.
Chicago rosters the league's leading goal scorer (28) and point getter (54) in 16-year-old Macklin Celebrini. Forwards Jack Harvey (27g-21a--48pts) and Michael Emerson (23g-22a--45pts) rank third and fourth in the league in scoring, respectively.
Jake Livanavage leads Chicago's blue liners with four goals while Anthony Dowd paces the defensemen with 25 total points.
Between the pipes, Christian Manz has appeared in a team-high 23 games and produced a 13-7-2-1 record with a 3.60 GAA and .899 SV%. Jack Stark has been even better in his 14 games, earning a 12-2-0-0 record with a 2.91 GAA and .922 SV% for the Steel.
The weekend pair will be the U17s' final matchups against the Steel this season while the U18s finish their USHL schedule with a pair in Geneva from April 1-2.