Winners of each series to meet for Clark Cup championship
The first round of the 2014 USHL Clark Cup Playoffs is complete and four teams now remain in the quest for the Clark Cup championship. Beginning on Friday, the matchups in the Western Conference Final and Eastern Conference Final series get underway.
The Waterloo Black Hawks, owners of the top seed in the playoffs, advanced after sweeping the Sioux Falls Stampede (3-0) in the first round. They now meet the Sioux City Musketeers in a best-of-five Western Conference Final series after the Musketeers knocked off the Omaha Lancers (3-1) in the first round.
In the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Ice advanced after defeating the Green Bay Gamblers (3-1) in the first round of the playoffs. The Ice will meet the defending Clark Cup champion Dubuque Fighting Saints who moved on to the Eastern Conference Final after a 3-1 series win against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
The winner of each conference final matchup will advance to play for the Clark Cup championship.
USHL Clark Cup Playoffs
Western Conference Final
#1 Waterloo Black Hawks vs. #3 Sioux City Musketeers
Game 1: Friday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Waterloo
Game 2: Saturday, April 26th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Waterloo
Game 3: Friday, May 2nd, 7:00 PM – Waterloo @ Sioux City
Game 4: Sunday, May 4th, 7:00 PM – Waterloo @ Sioux City**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 6th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Waterloo**
Eastern Conference Final
#1 Indiana Ice vs. #3 Dubuque Fighting Saints
Game 1: Friday, April 25th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Indiana
Game 2: Saturday, April 26th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Indiana
Game 3: Friday, May 2nd, 7:35 PM – Indiana @ Dubuque
Game 4: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:05 PM – Indiana @ Dubuque**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 6th, 7:05 PM – Dubuque @ Indiana**
(All times reflect local start time)
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