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USHL Player of the Week: Matthew Coronato - Junior Hockey News

Published: Sunday, 22 Nov 2020  
By: Michael Moore


Matthew Coronato is this week’s USHL Player of the Week. After an solid start to his season last week, Coronato delivered another impressive pair of performances this weekend.

On Friday, Matthew’s Chicago Steel faced off against the Green Bay Gamblers. After the teams evened up their score in the first, Coronato fed the puck to Erik Middendorf on the power play to take the lead. Less than four minutes later, Matthew found the net himself. At 10:36 in the second he would contribute yet another goal in what would become a 7-3 rout of the Gamblers. 

On Saturday the two teams found themselves in a much closer affair. Knotted at three goals apiece, Coronato only managed an assist on Anthony Dowd’s 2nd period goal by the end regulation. After a scoreless overtime, the game moved to a shootout where both Sean Farrell and Coranato scored to preserve the best of the three advantage and win the game for Chicago.

Forward, Matthew Coronato (18) is a native of Huntington, New York. Throughout his youth, Coronato played with multiple organizations including the New Jersey Colonials, Long Island Gulls, St Anthony’s High, Salisbury School and the Yale Jr. Bulldogs. In 2018 he was Drafted in the 3rd round (39th overall) of the USHL Futures Draft by the Chicago Steel. He was also drafted in the 14th round (270th overall) by Barrie Colts in the OHL Priority Selection. He opted to play with the Steel where in his rookie season, he scored 18 goals and had 22 assists. He has committed to play for Harvard University beginning in 2021.

*Photo courtesy of Chicago Steel

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Author: Michael Moore
Michael is a professional hockey scout and advisor with Victorious Hockey helping North America’s top hockey prospects fulfill their ultimate playing potential.


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