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2019 Clark Cup Playoffs Hub

05/17/2019, 10:00pm CDT
By USHL

Clark Cup Playoffs previews, stats, video, media and more.


Photo courtesy Hickling Images

The 2019 Clark Cup Playoffs begin on April 15, 2018 and continue through the month of May. Per League rules, the higher seed dictates home ice advantage in the First Round, Conference Semifinals and Conference Finals. Home-ice advantage in the Clark Cup Final will be dictated by the team with the higher regular season point total. The First Round is a best-of-three series, with the higher seed hosting all three games. The Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals and Clark Cup Final are best-of-five series. Teams will re-seed after each round. The top two seeds in both the Eastern and Western Conference earn a first-round bye and begin their playoff seasons in the Conference Semifinals. Check back to the Clark Cup Playoffs Hub for updates, and follow the action on Twitter by following @USHL and join the conversation at #ClarkCup.

LIVE broadcasts: HockeyTV

Matchups

Clark Cup Final

(3) Sioux Falls Stampede vs. (2) Chicago Steel 

Game 1: Sioux Falls [3], Chicago [2]

Game 2: Sioux Falls [3], Chicago [2] (2OT)

Game 3: Sioux Falls [5], Chicago [1]

Sioux Falls wins series 3-0 

 

Eastern Conference Final

(1) Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. (2) Chicago Steel 

Game 1: Chicago [5], Muskegon [4] (OT)

Game 2: Muskegon [3], Chicago [2]

Game 3: Chicago [4], Muskegon [1]

Game 4: Chicago [3], Muskegon [2] (OT)

Chicago wins series 3-1

 

Western Conference Final 

(1) Tri-City Storm vs. (3) Sioux Falls Stampede

Game 1: Sioux Falls [3], Tri-City [0]

Game 2: Sioux Falls [4], Tri-City [1]

Game 3: Sioux Falls [3], Tri-City [2]

Sioux Falls wins series 3-0

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. (6) Dubuque Fighting Saints 

Game 1: Muskegon [4], Dubuque [0]

Game 2: Muskegon [5], Dubuque [1]

Game 3: Dubuque [5], Muskegon [1]

Game 4: Muskegon [2], Dubuque [1]

Muskegon wins series 3-1

 

(2) Chicago Steel vs. (4) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

Game 1: Chicago [6], Cedar Rapids [3]

Game 2: Cedar Rapids [4], Chicago [3] (OT)

Game 3: Chicago [3], Cedar Rapids [1]

Game 4: Chicago [4], Cedar Rapids [1]

Chicago wins series 3-1

 

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Tri-City Storm vs. (4) Des Moines Buccaneers

Game 1: Tri-City [8], Des Moines [3]

Game 2: Tri-City [2], Des Moines [0]

Game: 3 Tri-City [5], Des Moines [1]

Tri-City wins series 3-0 

 

(2) Waterloo Black Hawks vs. (3) Sioux Falls Stampede

Game 1: Sioux Falls [3], Waterloo [2] (OT)

Game 2: Waterloo [6], Sioux Falls [0]

Game 3: Sioux Falls [6], Waterloo [2]

Game 4: Sioux Falls [2], Waterloo [1] (OT)

Sioux Falls wins series 3-1

 

Eastern Conference First Round 

(3) Youngstown Phantoms vs. (6) Dubuque Fighting Saints

Game 1: Dubuque [3],  Youngstown [1]

Game 2: Dubuque [3], Youngstown [2] (OT)

Dubuque wins series 2-0 

 

(4) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. (5) Team USA

Game 1: Cedar Rapids [6], Team USA [3]

Game 2: Cedar Rapids [7], Team USA [2]

Cedar Rapids wins series 2-0 

 

Western Conference First Round

(4) Des Moines Buccaneers vs. (5) Fargo Force

Game 1: Des Moines [7], Fargo [3]

Game 2: Des Moines [3], Fargo [2] (OT)

Des Moines wins series 2-0 

 

(3) Sioux Falls Stampede vs. (6) Sioux City Musketeers

Game 1: Sioux Falls [2], Sioux City [1]

Game 2: Sioux Falls [3], Sioux City [2] (4OT)

Sioux Falls wins series 2-0 

Game Recaps/Highlights/Photos

Clark Cup Final

GAME 3: Full RECAP

GAME 3: Highlights and Post Game Interviews

GAME 2: Highlights and Recap

GAME 2: Photos (Chad Phillips Photography)

GAME 1: Highlights and Recap

GAME 1: Photos (Chad Phillips Photography)

GAME 1: Morning Skate Interviews 

 

Conference Finals

WATCH: Eastern Conference Final Game 4 Video Recap

WATCH: Chicago's Gunnarwolfe Fontaine scores GWG in OT to win Eastern Final

WATCH: Eastern Conference Final Game 3 Video Recap

WATCH: Nick Abruzzese scores GWG for Chicago in OT

RECAP: May 4 - Chicago wins Eastern Conference title in overtime thriller

RECAP: May 3 - Sioux Falls wins Western Conference Final; Chicago takes 2-1 series lead

RECAP: May 1 - Sioux Falls scores four unanswered goals; takes 2-0 lead

RECAP: April 30 - Sioux Falls earns shut out victory to take 1-0 series lead

RECAP: April 28 - Muskegon earns 3-2 victory to even up the series 

RECAP: April 27 - Chicago Steel win Game One in overtime thriller 

 

Conference Semifinals

WATCH: Post-Game Interview with Cedar Rapids forward Aidan McDonough

WATCH: Post-Game Interview with Cedar Rapids Head Coach Mark Carlson

WATCH: Aidan McDonough scores game winner in OVERTIME

RECAP: April 23 - Tri-City moves on - Chicago, Dubuque and Sioux Falls earn victories

RECAP: April 21 - Cedar Rapids wins in OT - Muskegon goes up 2-0 

RECAP: April 20 - Eastern Conference Semifinals begin while Western Conference takes ice for game two

RECAP: April 19 - Opening night of Western Conference Semifinals 

 

First Round

WATCH: Sioux Falls Stampede win in QUADRUPLE OVERTIME

WATCH: Des Moines Buccaneers Michael Mancinelli wins series in OT

WATCH: Dubuque Fighting Saints captain Willie Knierim wins series on OT goal

RECAP: April 17 - Sioux Falls wins in QUADRUPLE OT

RECAP: April 16 - Dubuque, Cedar Rapids and Des Moines take 1-0 series lead

RECAP: April 15 - Round One Game One Opening Night of Action 

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