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Chicago Crush Premier Three-Game Sweep Overpowers Decatur Blaze


#71 Forward Adyn Konchar and #1 Goalie Andrew Young | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#71 Forward Adyn Konchar and #1 Goalie Andrew Young | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

ROMEOVILLE, Ill.- The Chicago Crush Premier unit showcased their dominance in a heated three-game series against the Decatur Blaze, sealing the deal with a resounding 10-2 victory in the first game, a thrilling 4-1 win in the second, and a commanding 7-1 triumph in the series finale at the Canlan Ice Arena in Romeoville, Illinois.


#1 Goalie Andrew Young | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#1 Goalie Andrew Young | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

The series opener was nothing short of a spectacle as the Chicago Crush unleashed their offensive skills, securing a convincing 10-2 road victory over the Blaze at the Decatur Civic Center. Adyn Konchar set the tone early with a goal just 12 seconds into the game. The Crush's relentless attack, coupled with a lethal power play, overwhelmed the Blaze, who struggled to capitalize on their chances. Goaltender Andrew Young's stellar performance and disciplined defense limited the Blaze to only 18 shots on goal.


The second game proved to be another showcase of the Crush's dominance as they secured a thrilling 4-1 road victory at the Decatur Civic Center. Despite a competitive first period, the Crush took control in the second, with goals from Sam Barnitz, Nick Zehelein, and an empty-netter from Logan Fernandes. Goaltender Patrick Johansen's 31 saves and the Crush's effective special teams played a crucial role in extending their perfect record against the Blaze.


#25 Forward Spencer Kauke | Photo by Berverly Buchinger
#25 Forward Spencer Kauke | Photo by Berverly Buchinger

In the series finale at the Canlan Ice Arena, the Crush sealed their dominance with a 7-1 victory in front of their home crowd. The offensive depth of the Crush was on full display, with goals from William Kenny, Sam Barnitz, Will Soldano, Spencer Kauke, Caden Day, Nick Zehelein, and Logan Fernandes. Goaltender Andrew Young's stellar performance, stopping 30 out of 31 shots, highlighted the Crush's solid defensive play. The victory in the series finale maintained the Crush's strong position in the league standings, capping off an intense and memorable three-game showdown against the Decatur Blaze.


As the Chicago Crush Premier squad looks ahead to upcoming matchups, the team aims to build on the success of this dominating series, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their next on-ice battles.

#93 Forward Jacob Rozanski | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#93 Forward Jacob Rozanski | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

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