The Chicago Steel swept the Madison Capitols this past weekend with two excellent offensive and defensive showings. Chicago bested Madison 3–1 with the game-winning goal coming from forward Sam Colangelo, one of his three goals on the weekend. The following evening the Steel blasted the visitors 9–1.
On Friday, Chicago opened the scoring in the second period when Mathieu De St. Phalle netted his 10th goal of the season. The goal was assisted by defenseman Jack Babbage and goaltender Ian Shane.
Shane let the only Capitol goal of the game two minutes later when forward Kristoff Papp scored his sixth goal of the season. The game-tying goal ruined Shane’s shutout bid as the Manhattan Beach, California, native stopped 33 shots in the game.
Early in the third period, Colangelo gave the Steel the lead for good with his seventh goal on the season. The goal, assisted by forward Josh Doan, followed up by defenseman Uula Ruikka‘s second goal of the season when he beat Capitol goaltender Simon Latkoczy.
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With the 3–1 victory, Chicago gained control of the Eastern Conference top spot in the USHL.
The next evening, Chicago scored three goals in each period, shellacking the visitors on home ice, as goaltender Victor Ostman stopped 31 shots on the evening.
Chicago scored the first three goals of the game when forward Mackie Samoskevich and Tyler Carpenter each scored their second and fifth goals respectively on the season. Defenseman Owen Power banged home his fifth of the season giving the Steel a 3–0 lead before Madison finally found the back of the net.
In the second period, Colangelo, Samoskevich and forward Brendan Brisson each scored to extend the Chicago lead to 6–1 after two period of play. Chicago outshot Madison 18–15 in the period.
Chicago’s final three goals, scored by Colangelo, Ruikka and forward Dawson Pasternak finished off the 9–1 slaughter of the Capitols.