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Dupaco Cowbell Cup Series Returns to Action

By Jordan Kuhns, 09/27/21, 4:00PM CDT


Reigning Cowbell Cup champions look to claim championship for sixth time

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Dubuque Fighting Saints, five-time Dupaco Cowbell Cup champions, and winners of the last two Cowbell Cups, will face off against the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for Iowan junior hockey supremacy. The battle for the Dupaco Cowbell Cup continues during the 2021–22 season.

Dupaco Community Credit Union has been the title sponsor of the Cowbell Cup series since the 2015–16 season. The battle for the Cowbell Cup dates back to the 2011–12 season, in which the Fighting Saints took the first title home, and repeated as part of the trifecta of Clark Cup, Anderson Cup, and Cowbell Cup champions in 2012–13.

Dupaco helps to improve the financial lives of its member owners throughout Dubuque, Waterloo, and Cedar Rapids, and strives to make a positive difference in the places it serves. It was founded right here in Dubuque back in 1948.

“Supporting community events and bringing value to our members are both important Dupaco initiatives,” said Joe Hearn, president and CEO of Dupaco Community Credit Union. “This partnership allows us to provide excellent, family-friendly events to our members and the community at large.”

Points for the Dupaco Cowbell Cup will be awarded based on head-to-head game results between the Fighting Saints, RoughRiders and Black Hawks. The following games on the 2021–22 schedule will count towards the standings:

November 5, 2021 — Dubuque at Waterloo

December 29, 2021 — Waterloo at Dubuque

January 15, 2022 — Waterloo at Dubuque

January 21, 2022 — Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

January 28, 2022 — Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

February 11, 2022 — Waterloo at Dubuque

February 12, 2022 — Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

February 25, 2022 — Dubuque at Waterloo

March 12, 2022 — Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

April 2, 2022 — Dubuque at Waterloo

April 22, 2022 — Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

April 23, 2022 — Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

Three games between the three teams will not count towards the standings (10/16 Dubuque at Waterloo, 12/27 Dubuque at Cedar Rapids, 1/2 Cedar Rapids at Dubuque) to keep the opportunity equal at 18 games total. Standings will behave as usual—two points for a win, and one point for an overtime or shootout loss.