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Brody Luzbetak Secures USPHL Midwest Division Defenseman of the Week Honors


#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

ADDISON, Ill.- In a week filled with stellar performances, one player from the Chicago Crush Elite team managed to stand out and capture the spotlight. Defenseman Brody Luzbetak, a local talent hailing from the Chicago Sabres organization, has been named the USPHL Midwest Division Defenseman of the Week for his outstanding contributions on the ice.


The '07 born player from Channahon, Ill., showcased his prowess in a two-game sweep, where he played a pivotal role in securing victories for the Chicago Crush. Luzbetak's performance was nothing short of spectacular, as he notched a goal and two assists, accumulating three crucial points over the course of the week.


#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Luzbetak's journey from the grassroots level in the Chicago Sabres organization to becoming a key figure in the Chicago Crush Elite team exemplifies the potential that local talent brings to the forefront. The defenseman's dedication and hard work have undoubtedly paid off, and the recent accolade of USPHL Midwest Division Defenseman of the Week only adds to his growing list of achievements.


In the 2023-2024 Elite season, Luzbetak has been a defensive stalwart, showcasing his well-rounded skill set. Through 23 games, he has contributed three goals and nine assists, amassing a total of 12 points. His ability to make impactful plays on both ends of the ice has undoubtedly been a driving force for the Chicago Crush.


The 12 penalty minutes on Luzbetak's record reflect not only his tenacity but also his willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure his team's success. This blend of offensive prowess and defensive grit makes him a formidable force on the blue line, earning the respect of teammates and opponents alike.

#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak helps locate the puck | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak helps locate the puck | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

As the Chicago Crush continues to navigate the challenges of the 2023-2024 season, Brody Luzbetak's consistent performance and recent recognition as the USPHL Midwest Division Defenseman of the Week underscore his importance to the team's success. His ability to contribute offensively, combined with his defensive acumen, makes him a player to watch as the season unfolds.


#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#44 Defensman Brody Luzbetak | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Luzbetak's journey from the Chicago Sabres to becoming a standout defenseman for the Chicago Crush Elite serves as an inspiration for aspiring young players in the region. His dedication to the sport and commitment to excellence make him a true ambassador for local hockey talent, and his recent accolade is a testament to his hard work and skill on the ice. As the season progresses, all eyes will be on Brody Luzbetak as he continues to leave a lasting mark on the Chicago Crush Elite squad.


The entire Chicago Crush organization extends its heartfelt congratulations to Brody Luzbetak on being named the USPHL Midwest Division Defenseman of the Week. This well-deserved honor is a testament to his dedication, skill, and unwavering commitment to excellence on the ice.

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