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Chicago Crush Ready to Blitz Minnesota at 2023 USPHL Midwest Showcase


Chicago Crush Premier | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
Chicago Crush Premier | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

BLAINE, Minn. - Hockey fans, get ready to witness the Chicago Crush in action as they hit the road to Minnesota for the 2023 USPHL Midwest Showcase. Hosted at the iconic Fogerty Icehouse in Blaine, this showcase promises to be a heart-pounding spectacle, with the Crush taking on some of the most formidable teams from the Land of 10,000 Lakes. This isn't just about skill; it's an opportunity for the Crush to leave their mark on the broader landscape of Midwest hockey.


Here's the face-off schedule:


Thursday, October 26th, 2:20 PM CDT: The Chicago Crush goes head-to-head with the tough Minnesota Mullets, setting the tone for an action-packed weekend.


Friday, October 27th, 8:30 AM CDT: Early-risers, pay attention! The Crush faces off against the Isanti Outlaws in a morning showdown.


Friday, October 27th, 7:10 PM CDT: As the day winds down, the Crush will battle it out in the evening against the Minnesota Moose.


Saturday, October 28th, 5:00 PM CDT: The weekend culminates with an electrifying showdown against the Minnesota Blue Ox.


Watch all the 2023 USPHL Midwest Showcase action on FloHockey.tv!


Chicago Crush Premier | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
Chicago Crush Premier | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Minnesota is set to be a hotbed of hockey excitement as the entire USPHL Midwest West Division, consisting of eight talented teams, will not only compete amongst themselves but also face off against select opponents from the Midwest East, Great Lakes, and Northwest Divisions. The Fogerty Icehouse is going to be an arena of intense action, making this a can't-miss event for hockey fans of all ages.


As the Chicago Crush Premier squad preps for this grand showcase, the team's locker room is buzzing with anticipation:


Defenseman Brennan Cazel shares, "I'm looking forward to testing our mettle against fresh competition from different divisions. I'm taking time to rest up, both mentally and physically, ahead of the big weekend."


#28 Forward Owen Rycerz | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#28 Forward Owen Rycerz | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

Forward Owen Rycerz chimes in, "I'm excited about taking on teams outside our division and enjoying some quality time with the boys at the hotel. I've been putting in the hard work during our practices all week!"




#22 Captain Nick Zehelein | Photo By Beverly Buchinger
#22 Captain Nick Zehelein | Photo By Beverly Buchinger

And last but not least, Captain Nick Zehelein provides insight into the team's preparations, stating, "We've been gearing up for the showcase with high-tempo practices, rigorous workouts, and a proper diet. We're especially eager to face teams from beyond our division, gain exposure, and savor this road trip."


With this level of enthusiasm and determination, the Chicago Crush Premier squad is locked and loaded to make their presence felt at the USPHL Midwest Showcase. Stay tuned for all the thrilling action and unforgettable moments as the Crush takes on Minnesota's finest in this hockey extravaganza!


Catch every second of excitement on FloHockey.tv!

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