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USHL Fall Classic Schedule

08/05/2016, 3:45pm CDT
By USHL

The United States Hockey League announced the schedule for the USHL Fall Classic West (Omaha, NE) and USHL Fall Classic East (Cranberry, PA).

The United States Hockey League announced the full schedule for the Fall Classic West at Ralston Arena in Omaha, NE, and USHL Fall Classic East at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA. Team USA will play in both locations with their U18 team one year after 12 players and nine alumni were selected from USA Hockey’s NTDP at the 2016 NHL Draft, including first overall pick Auston Matthews. The Red Bull Salzburg hockey club will travel to both locations as well, one season after alumni Sampo Ranta (Sioux City Musketeers), Ryan Savage (Fargo Force) and prospect Wouter Peeters (Waterloo Black Hawks) were added to USHL 30-man rosters and affiliate lists. Details for the inaugural USHL Fall Classic Youth Tournament, including team announcements and seeding, will be released at a later date.

 

2016-17 USHL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

 

This year marks a return to the Fall Classic for the USHL and its member clubs, a pre-season exhibition series that attracts more scouts from the NHL and NCAA than any other United States junior hockey league pre-season tournament.

 

“The USHL Fall Classic provides a unique opportunity for the management and scouts of the 30 NHL teams to view the top USHL talent available for the 2017 NHL Draft,” said Director of NHL Central Scouting Dan Marr. “Having all 17 USHL teams in two central locations allows players to showcase their talents while providing the scouts with an evaluation benchmark for players early in the year.”

 

The USHL Fall Classic will also allow USHL teams to evaluate their rosters prior to the September 19th 23-man roster submission deadline. Earlier this summer, NHL Central Scouting identified 66 players on USHL 30-man rosters on their Future List prior to the 2017 NHL Draft.

 

In conjunction with the USHL Fall Classic will be the inaugural USHL Fall Classic Youth Tournament. 16 of the top bantam and midget programs, as determined by USHL Central Scouting, will be featured in a youth tournament and will have access to attend USHL games throughout the USHL Fall Classic in both Omaha and Cranberry.

 

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Additional USHL pre-season games will be announced at a later date.

 

USHL Fall Classic West | Ralston Arena

Date Time Home Visitor Location
9/8/2016 2:00 PM Lincoln Des Moines Ralston Arena Auxilary
9/8/2016 4:00 PM Waterloo Sioux City Ralston Arena Main
9/8/2016 6:00 PM Sioux Falls Fargo Ralston Arena Auxilary
9/8/2016 8:00 PM Omaha Tri-City Ralston Arena Main
9/9/2016 10:00 AM Des Moines Waterloo Ralston Arena Main
9/9/2016 1:00 PM Red Bull Fargo Ralston Arena Main
9/9/2016 4:00 PM Team USA Tri-City Ralston Arena Main
9/9/2016 7:15 PM Omaha Lincoln Ralston Arena Main
9/9/2016 8:00 PM Sioux City Sioux Falls Ralston Arena Auxilary
9/10/2016 10:00 AM Red Bull Des Moines Ralston Arena Main
9/10/2016 1:00 PM Sioux City Fargo Ralston Arena Main
9/10/2016 4:00 PM Omaha Team USA Ralston Arena Main
9/10/2016 7:15 PM Lincoln Sioux Falls Ralston Arena Main
9/10/2016 8:00 PM Tri-City Waterloo Ralston Arena Auxilary

USHL FALL CLASSIC EAST | UPMC SPORTS COMPLEX

Date Time Home Visitor Location
9/15/2016 2:00 PM Muskegon Bloomington UPMC: Community Rink
9/15/2016 4:00 PM Madison Chicago UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/15/2016 6:00 PM Dubuque Green Bay UPMC: Community Rink
9/15/2016 8:00 PM Youngstown Cedar Rapids UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/16/2016 10:00 AM Bloomington Madison UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/16/2016 1:00 PM Chicago Muskegon UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/16/2016 4:00 PM Team USA Dubuque UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/16/2016 5:30 PM Green Bay Cedar Rapids UPMC: Community Rink
9/16/2016 7:30 PM Youngstown Red Bull UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/17/2016 10:00 AM Dubuque Bloomington UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/17/2016 1:00 PM Green Bay Madison UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/17/2016 4:00 PM Red Bull Muskegon UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink
9/17/2016 5:30 PM Chicago Cedar Rapids UPMC: Community Rink
9/17/2016 7:00 PM Youngstown Team USA UPMC: Dick's Sporting Goods Rink

 

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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