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Important Dates

2017-18 Hockey Operations Calendar


July 9th – All teams must submit their 30-man protected list and affiliate list

September 1st – First day IR can be utilized

October 3rd – All teams must make necessary drops to get to their 23-man protected list (6:00PM Central)

October 4th – Roster adds (not including trades) do not count towards annual roster moves limit

October 5th – All roster moves begin to count towards annual roster moves limit

October 6th – USHL Regular Season begins

October 24th – Any team carrying five (5) 1997-born players must submit paperwork dropping one on this date (6:00PM Central)

December 31st – Last day to add free agent non-affiliate players playing high school or midget hockey

January 9th – USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game – Viaero Center - Kearney, Nebraska

January 10th – Final day to add or trade for a Canadian who is not playing within USA Hockey

January 15th – Final day to add, drop, or trade an import

January 30th – Final day for IIHF to process a transfer

February 6th – USA Hockey Trade and Drop Deadline

February 10th – Final day to add player from affiliate list to roster

February 15th – Four (4) affiliate players may begin to play an unlimited number of games

February 26th – USHL Trade Deadline (6:00PM Central)

March 1st – No affiliate list players are eligible to play until their season has been completed

April 14th – End of USHL Regular Season

May 7th – USHL Phase I Draft

May 8th – USHL Phase II Draft

May 23rd – Last possible game for Clark Cup Final