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Jaden Yuknis Lights Up the Ice Earns Midwest Division Forward of the Week Honors


#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

ADDISON, Ill. - The spotlight is shining brightly on forward Jaden Yuknis of the Chicago Crush Elite as he has been named the USPHL Midwest Division Forward of the Week following an exceptional weekend series against arch-rivals, the Chicago Cougars.


Yuknis, a native of Lake Villa, Illinois, displayed his offensive talent in a two-game set against the Cougars, contributing significantly to the Crush's commanding sweep. The '04-born forward exhibited a scoring touch that left fans and opponents alike in awe, notching an impressive three goals and one assist over the weekend.


In his second year donning the Crush jersey, Yuknis has proven to be a crucial asset to the team's success, and this recognition is a testament to his dedication and skill on the ice. With 23 points in just 22 games this season, he continues to be a consistent offensive threat, playing a pivotal role in the Elite's impressive campaign in the USPHL.


#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

The weekend series against the Cougars showcased Yuknis's ability to elevate his game in crucial matchups. His offensive output was not only instrumental in securing two crucial victories for the Crush but also caught the attention of the league officials who deemed him worthy of the prestigious Midwest Division Forward of the Week accolade.


Elite 2023-2024 Season Statistics:

  • Games Played: 23

  • Goals: 12

  • Assists: 13

  • Points: 25

  • Penalty Minutes: 14


Yuknis's consistent performance throughout the season has been a driving force behind the Elite's success, and this recent honor only solidifies his status as one of the rising stars in the USPHL. As the Crush continues to aim for greatness in the 2023-2024 season, Jaden Yuknis's contributions on the ice will undoubtedly be a key factor in their pursuit of championship glory.

#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis and fellow Crush celebrate a goal | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#27 Forward Jaden Yuknis and fellow Crush celebrate a goal | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

The entire Chicago Crush organization, along with their loyal fan base, extends their congratulations to Jaden Yuknis on being named the USPHL Midwest Division Forward of the Week. This recognition is well-deserved, and fans eagerly anticipate witnessing more outstanding performances from this talented forward as the season progresses.

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