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2019 Clark Cup Playoffs Hub

04/23/2019, 10:00am CDT

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

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


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:

Muskegon leads 2-0


(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:

Series tied 1-1


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 leads 2-0


(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:

Series tied 1-1


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 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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.

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