January 24, 2023 – United States Hockey League (USHL) press release.
Dallas, Texas — The Fargo Force (22-8-0-3, 47 points), this season’s top United States Hockey League (USHL) team, and Tri-City Storm (16-13-0-3, 35 points) in two regular season games highlighting the fourth annual USHL Frosty Cup in Dallas this week.
“The Frosty Cup is an important event for the USHL as it showcases our league to the great state of Texas,” said President and Commissioner Bill Robertson. “The participation of both Fargo and Tri-City will give Texas hockey fans the opportunity to see two great USHL teams compete and host a well-received youth event in the Metroplex area. We also appreciate the renewed support of the Texas Trust to host this great event as we help spread the word about the game across the United States.”
Now in its fourth year, the USHL Frosty Cup, a premier youth hockey event, is hosted annually at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas by the USHL and the Dallas Stars. This year’s edition features 43 youth teams from 13 states relegated to The Lone Star State and will be highlighted by two USHL regular-season games. Among the participating youth teams is the Dallas Stars Elite from Texas. For more information on the youth aspect of the Frosty Cup, visit the events page on USHL.com.
The Force and Storm head to Texas, both sitting in the Clark Cup playoff berths in the Western Conference midway through the season. Fargo currently boast the best record in the league (22-8-0-3) and highest points (47) in 33 games and are one of the hottest teams in the league, having won seven of their last 10 games. Tri-City is currently fifth in the Western Conference, just two points off fourth place with a 16-13-0-3 (35 points) record.
The two teams consist of players ranked in the recently announced NHL Central Scouting (NHLCS) annual mid-term rankings in Fargo forwards Cole Knuble (#125) and Ty Henricks (#158) and Tri-City forwards Tanner Adams (#73) and defender Seth Constance (#213). Knuble, ranked ninth in the USHL with a stats of 16-18-34 in 29 games, was recently named MVP of the 2022 World Junior A Challenge Championship, where he helped lead Team USA to the gold medal.
Tri-City also has two NHL recruits on their roster in forwards Daimon Gardner (VAN 2022, 4th, #112) and Cam O’Neill (OTT 2022, 5th round/#143).
Fargo’s Matej Marinov, one of the USHL’s best goaltenders, is 12-0-0 in 14 appearances and leads the league with 1.89 goals against average and a .929 save rate.
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