FARGO, N.D. – The Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League (USHL) won the 2020-21 Clark Cup Championship Saturday night with a 3-1 win over the Fargo Force at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D.
The 2021 Clark Cup Championship was Chicago’s second of all-time after winning its first in 2017. Chicago entered the Playoffs as the top team after winning the Anderson Cup for the second year in a row.
Chicago forward Adam Fantilli was awarded the Clark Cup Playoffs MVP. The 16-year-old forward finished the Playoffs with nine points (8-1-9) including five points in the Final (4-1-5).
Steel netminder Simon Latkoczy finished the Playoffs with a 7-1-0-0 record, 1.73 goals against average and 0.937 save percentage, both of which were second among league goaltenders in the Playoffs.
Chicago finished the Playoffs with a 7-1-0-0 record with their lone loss coming in Game 1 of the Clark Cup Final. The Steel went on to win Games Two, Three and Four for a 3-1 series win.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the 2020-21 season will be the USHL's 19th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league. The USHL had 51 players selected at the 2020 NHL Draft, marking the third-straight season with 50-or-more USHL players selected in the Draft. More than 800 league alumni are currently on NCAA Division I rosters, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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