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SERIES PREVIEW: Des Moines Buccaneers vs. Fargo Force

04/15/2019, 9:02am CDT

Preview of the 2019 USHL First Round Series between the Des Moines Buccaneers and Fargo Force

Series Schedule

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

Game 1: Monday, 4/15/19 at 7:05 PM at Buccaneer Arena 

Game 2: Tuesday, 4/16/19 at 7:05 PM at Buccaneer Arena 

Game 3 (if necessary): Wednesday, 4/17/19 at 7:05 PM at Buccaneer Arena 


Overall Record

Des Moines: 35-22-1-4, 75 points 

Fargo: 34-23-3-2, 73 points


Home Record

Des Moines: 18-10-0-3

Fargo: 19-12-0-0


Road Record 

Des Moines: 17-12-1-1

Fargo: 15-11-3-2



Des Moines won season series 3-2


Record in last 10 games

Des Moines: 6-4-0-0

Fargo: 7-2-1-0


Leading Scorer

Des Moines: Matt Brown, 50 points (30G, 27A)

Fargo: Ben Meyers, 65 points (33G, 32A)


Leading Rookie

Des Moines: Kirby Proctor, 18 points (1G, 17A)

Fargo: Josh Nodler, 42 points (17G, 25A)


Leading Defenseman

Des Moines: Scooter Brickey, 29 points (8G, 21A)

Fargo: Mike Kesselring, 34 points (9G, 25A)


Leading Goaltender

Des Moines: Roman Durny, 29-19-0-1, 2.61 GAA, .909 SV%, 6 shutouts

Fargo: Ryan Bischel, 28-20-3-2, 2.55 GAA, .905 SV%, 2 shutouts


Power Play 

Des Moines: 17.3% (7th in West, 14th overall) 

Fargo: 19.8% (5th in West, 9th overall)


Penalty Kill 

Des Moines: 82.5% (3rd in West, 5th overall)

Fargo: 84.9% (2nd in West, 2nd overall)



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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