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Steel Forward Picks Colorado College

03/12/2014, 2:00pm CDT
By bwerger

Chicago Steel forward Mason Bergh has committed to play NCAA hockey at Colorado College following his USHL career.

“When I arrived on campus, I had the immediate feeling that this was the right place for me,” Bergh said.  “I love the area, I loved the coaching staff, the mountains are awesome, and the campus is great.  To get a good education is very important and CC will provide that for me.”

Bergh has produced 21 points (9g, 12a) in 48 games this season, his first with the Steel.  The recently turned 19-year-old has totaled 14 of those points (5g, 9a) and a plus-seven rating over his last 10 games.  During that span, he posted a career high four points (2g, 2a) in the 9-8 win against Team USA on February 14th.  The Eden Prairie, Minnesota native came to the Steel after being selected 21st overall in Phase Two of the 2013 USHL Draft.  He made his USHL debut last season, appearing in two games for the Waterloo Black Hawks.

"We are very proud of Mason and excited that he will have the opportunity to continue his hockey career at Colorado College,” said Steel head coach Scott McConnell.  “Mason has had a positive impact on our organization in his short time here in Chicago.  We look forward to further being a part of his development as a player and a young man in the next year and seeing him arrive in Colorado Springs with an equally positive impact there."

Five other current USHL players are committed to Colorado College, including Teemu Kivihalme (Fargo Force), Christopher Dodero (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Garrett Cecere (Sioux Falls Stampede), Dan Labosky (Tri-City Storm), and Trey Bradley (Youngstown Phantoms).

Colorado College is a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and has 18 USHL alumni on the Tigers roster this season; Jaccob Slavin (Chicago Steel), Peter Stoykewych (Des Moines Buccaneers), Eamonn McDermott (Fargo Force), Sam Rothstein (Sioux Falls Stampede), Cody Bradley (Dubuque/Indiana), Gustav Olofsson (Green Bay Gamblers), Jordan DiGiando (Dubuque/Cedar Rapids), Christian Heil (Muskegon/Chicago), Alex Krushelnyski (Sioux City/Chicago), Charlie Taft (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Scott Wamsganz (Dubuque/Waterloo), Ian Young (Fargo/Chicago), Peter Maric (Green Bay Gamblers), Matt Hansen (Omaha/Des Moines/Cedar Rapids), Jared Hanson (Lincoln Stars), Zach Aman (Indiana Ice), Aaron Harstad (Green Bay Gamblers), and Alex Roos (Chicago Steel).

Additionally, Colorado College head coach Scott Owens (Des Moines Buccaneers, 1995-99) and assistant coach Eric Rud (Green Bay Gamblers, 2010-11) both had coaching stints in the USHL.

USHL stats – Mason Bergh


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 12th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14.  A record 32 players were chosen in the 2013 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters last season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (, twitter (, and YouTube (  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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