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Jason Castaneda's Defensive Brilliance Takes Center Stage: Midwest Division East's Top Honors!


#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Midwest Division East Defenseman of the Week
#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Midwest Division East Defenseman of the Week

ADDISON, Ill - In a thrilling weekend series against the Motor City Gamblers, Jason Castaneda of the Chicago Crush Premier squad showcased his skills on the ice, earning him the prestigious title of USPHL Midwest Division East Defenseman of the Week.


#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

The '04-born defenseman from Huntley, Ill., played an integral role in the Crush's 2-1 weekend series win against the Gamblers, contributing a goal and four assists, totaling an impressive five points. Castaneda's exceptional offensive output was complemented by his solid defensive play, as he led the team in ice time with an impressive 20 minutes and 31 seconds.


Throughout the Premier 2023-2024 season, Castaneda has been a consistent force on the blue line, amassing a total of 24 points in 41 games. His remarkable offensive contributions include 12 goals and 12 assists, making him a valuable asset in both scoring and playmaking aspects of the game.


The young defenseman's ability to contribute at both ends of the ice has not gone unnoticed, and his work ethic and dedication to the team's success have set him apart. With a mere six penalty minutes to his name, Castaneda's disciplined style of play further highlights his commitment to maintaining a strong defensive presence.


Jason's performance this weekend was nothing short of exceptional. He not only showcased his offensive capabilities but also displayed a high level of responsibility in the defensive zone. His leadership on the ice and commitment to the team make him truly deserving of the Midwest Division East Defenseman of the Week honors.


#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Photo by Beverly Buchinger
#26 Defenseman Jason Castaneda | Photo by Beverly Buchinger

As the Chicago Crush continues to make their mark in the USPHL, Jason Castaneda's standout performances contribute significantly to the team's success. The Defenseman of the Week award is a testament to his dedication, skill, and impact on the ice, and fans can undoubtedly expect more outstanding plays from this talented defenseman as the season progresses.


From the entire Chicago Crush organization, congratulations Jason!

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