The Chicago Steel outplayed the Youngstown Phantoms in all facets of the game but fell to the visitor 4–2 at Fox Valley Ice Arena on Friday night. The Steel outshot the Phantoms 38–16 for the game but Phantom goaltender Dominic Basse stood on his head most of the game.
Youngstown jumped out to a lead in the first period when defenseman Aiden Gallacher beat Steel netminder Victor Osman. A penalty shot goal by forward John Beaton, given after an Owen Power delay of game penalty, extended the Phantom lead to 2–0 early in the second period. Youngstown extended found the back of the net again in the second period when forward Trevor Kuntar beat Osman for his ninth goal of the season.
Chicago outshot Youngstown 23–10 after two periods.
Forward Sean Farrell finally solved the mystery that was Basse in net for Chicago’s first goal of the game. The goal gave the Harvard University commit his sixth goal of the season.
Less than a minute later, forward Mathieu De St. Phalle beat Basse for his ninth goal of the season. Assisted by forwards Brendan Brisson and Farrell, Chicago cut the lead to 3–2 with over 18 minutes left in the game.
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After an onslaught of shots on Basse, Chicago could not muster the tying goal before surrendering an empty net goal to give the Phantoms the 4–2 victory.
On Saturday night, Chicago jumped out to the lead with a late first period goal and finished off their opponents after three goals in the third period, defeating the Waterloo Black Hawks 5–3.
Chicago jumped on top when the University of Notre Dame commit Tyler Carpenter beat Waterloo goaltender Logan Stein at the 19:27 mark of the first period. The goal, Carpenter’s fourth goal of the season, was assisted by defenseman John Spetz.
Spetz would find the back of the net himself, at the 4:04 mark in the third period, for his second goal of the season. Spetz’s tally was assisted by forwards Brisson and Sam Colangelo.
Waterloo would answer back with a second period goal of their own when forward Patrick Guzzo beat Steel goaltender Victor Ostman.
Both teams exchanged goals less than a minute apart when Colangelo found the back of the net to extend the Steel lead to 3–1, however, forward Dane Montgomery scored his second of the season moments later.
With the score 3–2 in favor of Chicago, both teams exchanged goals again within a minute when Colangelo scored his second goal on the night, his third point, only to be matched again by Black Hawks forward Griffin Ness.
Waterloo pulled Stein in hopes of tying the game, however, defenseman Owen Power would seal the deal for the home team with an empty net goal. Power’s fourth goal of the season finished off Waterloo for a 5–3 victory.
Prior to this past weekends games, goaltender Victor Osman and defenseman Owen Power were named the Goaltender and Defenseman of the Week for the USHL for their games on October 25 and 26, respectively. Ostman and Power are the first recipients of the awards for the Steel this season.
GM Ryan Hardy on USHL Players of the Week
G Victor Ostman – “Really happy with his development, his attention to detail, his willingness to get better.”
D Owen Power – “He’s probably the best kept secret in hockey. I don’t know how much longer it’s going to be a secret.” pic.twitter.com/u7r3yYP0vk
— Chicago Steel (@ChicagoSteel) October 30, 2019