The Dubuque Fighting Saints advanced to the Clark Cup Final with a 3-0 home shutout of the Bloomington Thunder, and will be seeking their third Championship in six years.
After a scoreless first period, Casey Johnson scored a short handed goal for the first Dubuque tally and Zach Solow scored just four minutes later to give the Saints a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Andrew Kerr added an empty netter from the other end of the ice at 18:28 to seal the series away, his first career USHL goal.
Hunter Miska stopped all 22 Thunder shots he faced for his first shutout of the postseason. Dubuque killed all four Bloomington power plays in the game. The Saints will remain on home ice starting with Game 1 at the Mystique Center Friday night.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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