CHICAGO — The USHL has released the schedule for the 2021–22 season. The regular season, presented by MidWestOne Bank, will begin with the Fall Classic in Pittsburgh on September 23, and the remaining 60 games of a regionally-based schedule start on October 2 against the Green Bay Gamblers. The full schedule is available by clicking here.
On the heels of making the Clark Cup Playoffs for the tenth consecutive season, the Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to extend that streak to eleven with an exciting group of returning players and new faces, including a new face at the head coach position. The ten consecutive playoff appearances remain far-and-away the longest streak in the USHL.
“It’s so nice to be back to normal, with a full schedule, full building, and no mask mandate,” said Robert Miller, the Fighting Saints’ president. “We can’t wait to see Our House packed, and we can’t wait to bring hockey back to our incredible fans here in Dubuque. Opening Night can’t come soon enough!”
“This past season was tough for all of us. Now that the world is getting back to normal, there is excitement brewing for this upcoming season,” said Casey Weitz, VP of Corporate Sponsorships. “I’m really excited for our sponsors, both current and future, about the maximum exposure they will receive for the upcoming season.”
The regionally-based schedule pits the Dubuque Fighting Saints against all teams in the Eastern Conference of the USHL, and just two Western Conference opponents—the Waterloo Black Hawks, and the Des Moines Buccaneers. The Saints will play the Tri-City Storm and the Omaha Lancers, but those games will occur at the Fall Classic.
The 2021–22 season sees the return of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and the Madison Capitols to the USHL. The Saints will see the Caps seven times, and the Riders eight.
Dubuque’s home slate begins with Opening Night on October 9 against the Green Bay Gamblers. Seven of ten games in the month of February are at the confines of the Mystique Community Ice Center. January has the second-most, with five home games.
The 2021–22 season features no extended road swing for the Fighting Saints. The longest the team will be away from home is three games on two occasions—two of the four three-in-threes on the schedule (March 10–12 at Youngstown, March 4–6 at Team USA). Also, no better way than to end the season against the team’s top rival, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, for a back-to-back weekend on April 22 and 23.
All games start at 7:05 p.m., except for Sundays, which start at 3:05 p.m.
Season tickets are on sale now! Get the best price for Fighting Saints tickets, starting at just $349 per seat for a full season. Call 563.583.6880 or go to DubuqueFightingSaints.com for more information.