On April 1, the Dubuque Fighting Saints clinched a spot in the Clark Cup playoffs, marking the seventh postseason berth in as many seasons. That feat is only something that the Fighting Saints have accomplished over that span.
The Saints will take on the Chicago Steel in round two!
Our playoff hub will be continually updated with new information as the Clark Cup Playoffs continue. Stay tuned!
EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL vs. CHICAGO
Game 1: Friday, April 28 @ Fox Valley Ice Arena - 7:05 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 29 @ Fox Valley Ice Arena - 7:05 p.m.
Game 3: Friday, May 5 @ Mystique Community Ice Center - 7:35 p.m.
Game 4: Saturday, May 6 @ Mystique Community Ice Center - 7:05 p.m. *if necessary
Game 5: Tuesday, May 9 @ Fox Valley Ice Arena - 7:05 p.m. *if necessary
EASTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL vs. MUSKEGON
Game 1: Friday, April 14 — MUS 3 - DBQ 4 OT
Game 2: Saturday, April 15 — MUS 0 - DBQ 3
Game 3: Thursday, April 20 — DBQ 0 - MUS 3
Game 4: Friday, April 21 — DBQ 7 - MUS 2
DBQ WINS SERIES 3-1
AROUND THE LEAGUE
#1 Chicago defeats #4 Youngstown 3-2
#1 Sioux City defeats #4 Des Moines 3-0
#2 Waterloo defeats #3 Fargo 3-0
#1 SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS
Anderson Cup Champions
40-13-7 (87 pts)
Head Coach: Jay Varady (4th season)
Assistant Coaches: Shane Clifford
Goals For (GF): 179 (2.98/game, 6th USHL)
Goals Against (GA): 125 (2.08/game, 1st USHL)
PP: 14.1% (29-for-206, 12th USHL)
PK: 87.3% (178-for-204, 4th USHL)
Leading scorer: Eeli Tolvanen (30 G - 24 A - 54 P)
Goalies: Matiss Kivlenieks (49 GP — 36-7-6, 1.85 GAA, .932 sv%)
Todd Scott (7 GP — 2-4-0, 2.51 GAA, .903 sv%)
Saints record vs.: 0-2-0
#2 WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS
Cowbell Cup Champions
40-16-4 (84 pts)
Head Coach: P.K. O'Handley (14th season)
Assistant Coaches: Bryce Anderson, Steve Howard
Goals For (GF): 210 (3.50/game, 1st USHL)
Goals Against (GA): 161 (2.68/game, T-8th USHL)
PP: 21.2% (47-for-222, 3rd USHL)
PK: 82.7% (187-for-226, 11th USHL)
Leading scorer: Alex Limoges (22 G - 34 A - 56 P)
Goalies: Robbie Beydoun (39 GP — 24-9-4, 2.22 GAA, .919 sv%)
Peter Thome (34 GP — 21-8-2, 3.00 GAA, .891 sv%)
Saints record vs.: 2-3-1
#1 CHICAGO STEEL
38-17-5 (81 pts)
Head Coach: Dan Muse (2nd season)
Assistant Coaches: Peter Mannino, Dallas Steward
Goals For (GF): 196 (3.27/game, 3rd USHL)
Goals Against (GA): 144 (2.40/game, 3rd USHL)
PP: 16.0% (40-for-250, T-7th USHL)
PK: 90.3% (195-for-216, 1st USHL)
Leading scorer: Reggie Lutz (24 G - 23 A - 47 P)
Goalies: Ales Stezka (37 GP — 22-10-3, 2.28 GAA, .916 sv%)
Dayton Rasmussen (37 GP — 17-16-3, 2.45 GAA, .912 sv%)
Saints record vs.: 2-2-0
#2 DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS
36-17-7 (79 pts)
Head Coach: Jason Lammers (2nd season)
Assistant Coaches: J.B. Bittner, Matt Millar
Goals For (GF): 201 (3.35/game, 2nd USHL)
Goals Against (GA): 163 (2.72/game, 9th USHL)
PP: 21.6% (51-for-236, 2nd USHL)
PK: 85.7% (192-for-224, 7th USHL)
Leading scorer: Zach Solow (18 G - 51 A - 69 P)
Goalies: Jaxon Castor (50 GP — 30-13-4, 2.35 GAA, .902 sv%)
Evan Fear (14 GP — 5-4-3, 2.97 GAA, .881 sv%)
1. Where are we in the playoffs right now?
The Fighting Saints have moved on to the Eastern Conference Final!
2. Who will Dubuque play in the playoffs?
The Dubuque Fighting Saints will take on the Chicago Steel in the Eastern Conference Final, which begins this Friday in Chicago.
3. How many teams have made the playoffs? Who remains?
Four teams in each conference make the Clark Cup Playoffs. Just four teams remain in pursuit of the Clark CUp.
4. What is the playoff format?
The playoffs are split into three best-of-five rounds. In each conference, the top two seeds receive home ice advantage, hosting three of the five potential games in each series. Whoever is the highest remaining seed in the next round will receive home ice advantage, and so on. The first team to win three games in a series will advance, or in the case of the Clark Cup Final, will be the USHL champion.
All overtimes are played sudden-death style, with continuous 20-minute periods until a winner is decided by the first goal scored.
5. Are playoff tickets included in my Season Membership?
Yes! If you are a full season member, the first two games of the playoffs are included in your ticket package. The Pay As We Play program is available to both season members and regular customers alike. By pre-paying before each round, you can secure your seats throughout the playoffs. The deadline to secure your spot is April 8. Stop by the renewal table near Fan Services or the Dubuque Fighting Saints office during regular business hours.
6. How do I get playoff tickets?
Call the box office at 563.583.6880, or go to DubuqueFightingSaints.com.
Box Office Hours:
Monday - Friday (game week): 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday - Friday (non-game week): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.