DUBUQUE FIGHTING SAINTS  at MUSKEGON LUMBERJACKS 
Muskegon scored one goal in each period, shutting out Dubuque 3-0 and cutting the Fighting Saints lead in the series to 2-1. The Lumberjacks got on the board midway through the opening frame as North Dakota commit Collin Adams scored for the third time in the series to open the scoring and give his team a 1-0 lead. It remained 1-0 in favor of Muskegon until early in the second period, when Marc Del Gaizo found the back of the net on the power play to double the Lumberjacks lead. Ty Farmer added an empty-net tally late in the game to complete the scoring and extend the series to Game 4 on Friday night. Adams, Del Gaizo and Koby Bender dished out assists in the win, and Adam Brizgala stopped all 33 shots he faced in his first career playoff start.
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.