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TRI-CITY STORM  at TEAM USA (U17) 
Charlie Kelleher opened the scoring 1:04 into the game to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead. Jake Pivonka tied the game at one nine minutes into the first, but Kelleher's second of the period put the Storm up 2-1 after 20 minutes of play. Bode Wilde scored the only goal of the middle frame to make it a 2-2 game heading into the third. Jake Wise's first of the year put Team USA up 3-2, but goals from Odeen Tufto and Montgomery Graham 32 seconds apart gave Tri-City the 4-3 victory. Storm captain Alex Limoges dished out a pair of assists, and Eric Dop stopped 16 of the 19 shots he faced for his third victory of the season.
DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS  at MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS  SO
After Muskegon won in a shootout on Friday, Dubuque responded with a shootout victory of their own on Saturday to split the weekend series. Regen Cavanagh put the Fighting Saints up 1-0 midway through the opening period. That lead would stand until late in the third period, when Andrei Svechnikov scored his 19th goal of the season, tied for the team lead, to tie the game at one and send the teams to overtime. After a scoreless extra session, Colin Theisen and Cole Guttman scored in the shootout to give Dubuque the victory. Jaxon Castor stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced for his 21st victory of the season.
BLOOMINGTON THUNDER  at CHICAGO STEEL 
Chicago held a 1-0 lead after the first periods thanks to Graham Lillibridge's third goal of the season. After a scoreless second period, Mitchell Mattson tied the game 51 seconds into the third period. It remained a 1-1 game until Eduards Tralmaks netted the game-winner with just under seven minutes to play in the game. Ales Stezka made 16 saves on 17 Thunder shots to move to 14-6-0-3 on the season. The Steel remain atop the USHL standings with 54 points (25-8-1-3).
MADISON CAPITOLS  at GREEN BAY GAMBLERS 
Dante Palecco's third goal of the weekend and 14th of the season opened the scoring and gave Green Bay a 1-0 lead late in the first period. John Leonard and Matt Jennings stretched the lead to 3-0 through 40 minutes of play. The Gamblers then tacked on four goals in the final frame to complete the scoring courtesy of Leonard, Josh Dunne, Jason Dhooghe and Jared Spooner. Matt Berkovitz added three assists, while Dunne and Brody Stevens dished out two helpers apiece. Maksim Zhukov stopped all 17 shots he faced for his 12th victory and third shutout of the season.
FARGO FORCE  at LINCOLN STARS 
Lincoln earned a split with Fargo for the second time in as many weekends with a 5-2 home victory over the Force. Goals from Sam Sternschein and Brandon Schultz put the Stars up 2-0 through one period of play. Jack Adams cut the lead in half with his league-leading 23rd goal of the season, but tallies from Ethen Frank and Jake Nielsen three minutes apart stretched Lincoln's lead to 4-1 heading into the third period. Mark Senden made it a 4-2 game early in the final frame, but Frank added his second of the game and 13th of the season to complete the scoring. Luke Jaycox and Mike Gillespie dished out a pair of assists each, and Josef Korenar stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced for his sixth win of the year.
DES MOINES BUCCANEERS  at OMAHA LANCERS  SO
Despite putting up a combined 47 shots through 67 minutes of play, neither the Buccaneers nor the Lancers were able to break through. Both team's penalty killing units were outstanding, finishing a combined 10/10 on the night. The only time of the night where the puck found the back of the net was when Filip Rydstrom scored in the shootout to give Omaha the victory. Des Moines' Nick MacNab stopped all 23 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season, while Lancers netminder Tommy Nappier earned the win with a 24-save shutout, his second of the season and first since coming to Omaha.
CEDAR RAPIDS ROUGHRIDERS  at WATERLOO BLACK HAWKS 
TJ Walsh's first goal of the season was the only goal of the opening period, and Cedar Rapids held a 1-0 lead heading into the second period. Waterloo then scored four unanswered goals, two in each of the subsequent periods, to earn the victory. Yuki Miura and Hank Sorensen tallied in the second, while Shane Bowers and Garrett Wait found the back of the net in the final frame. Black Hawks captain Nick Swaney added a pair of assists, and Robbie Beydoun stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced for his 18th win of the season.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 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.