Steel’s three aces too much for the Gamblers, Chicago wins 3–1


The Chicago Steel opened up their home schedule with a 3–1 victory over the Green Bay Gamblers at Fox Valley Ice Arena on Saturday. Goals from forwards Gunnarwolfe Fontaine, Mathieu De St. Phalle and Sean Farrell would prove to be too much, as Steel goaltender Victor Ostman turned aside 24 shots.

At the 1:48 mark in the first period, Fontiane beat Gambler goaltender Nicholas Grabko to grab the 1–0 lead. The goal, Fontaine’s second on the season, was assisted by forward Sam Colangelo.

Chicago would waste no time extending their lead to 2–0 only 18 seconds into the second period when De St. Phalle beat Slabko. Farrell and forward Brendon Brisson assisted on the game-winner.

Farrell wasted no time finding the back of the net three minutes later for his third goal of the season. Farrell beat Slabko with an excellent top-shelf snipe, extending the Steel lead to 3–0.

At the halfway point of the game, Chicago was outshooting Green Bay 16–5, showing the type of dominance that Chicago was putting on display in front of their home crowd.

Green Bay finally dented the net in the third period on a five-on-three power play when forward Jesse Tucker beat Ostman.

When the horned sounded, Ostman secured his second victory on the early season and Chicago improved their record to 3–0–0. Ostman credited his team’s play in front of him for his success.

“They played great tonight,” Ostman said in a postgame interview. “They really made it easy for me and the shots that Green Bay had were mostly from the outside.”

The Steel will hit the road for a contest with the Green Bay Gamblers on Friday at Resch Center in Green Bay. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. CDT. Chicago will stay on the road for a back-to-back matchup with the Youngstown Phantoms on Sunday at 4:04 p.m. CDT and then again on Oct. 14 at 6:05 p.m. CDT.


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