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Sakellaropoulos Added to USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game

Monday January 21, 2013

Chicago Steel goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos.

Chicago Steel goaltender has earned 13 victories this season

The United States Hockey League announced that Chicago Steel goaltender Alex Sakellaropoulos has been added to the lineup for the 2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game presented by CCM on January 23rd in Muskegon, Michigan.

The goaltender joins Team East to replace Dubuque Fighting Saints goaltender Arthur Brey who will miss the game due to injury.

Sakellaropoulos has appeared in 30 games this season for the Steel and earned 13 of their 14 wins.  He has posted a 3.27 goals-against-average and his .908 save percentage is currently the eighth best mark in the USHL.  The 6-2, 220-pound netminder is a native of Tinley Park, Illinois and is in his second USHL season.  The 18-year-old has appeared in 55 career games in the League and collected 21 victories.

It is the second season for the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game which will showcase many of the top players in the USHL who are eligible for the 2013 NHL Draft as they compete in front of scouts and personnel from NHL clubs.  Players chosen for the event were based on a selection process that included input of the 16 USHL General Managers, NHL Central Scouting, and NHL team scouts and decision makers. 

Viewers can watch the free online broadcast of the game on the USHL Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey) or via the USHL FASTHockey channel at http://ushl.fasthockey.com  which supports most mobile phone and tablet devices. 

To view the USHL free game broadcast, fans must first register and create a free account on FASTHockey http://ushl.fasthockey.com.  Facebook users should “Like” the USHL Facebook page and log in to their FASTHockey account using the  “USHL on FASTHockey App” to watch the game.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 20 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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