The United States Hockey League (USHL) and its 16 member clubs announced Monday the 2019-20 regular season schedule.
For the second year in a row, the USHL regular season will consist of 62 games. The season will again begin with all 16 member clubs playing their first two (2) regular season games at the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic in Cranberry Township, Pa. from September 26-29. Preseason matchups for the 2019-20 season will be released at a later date. More information about the 2019 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic, including matchups, will be released at a later date.
The 2019-20 season will feature the first-ever Frosty Cup, hosted by the Dallas Stars in conjunction with the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. The Chicago Steel and Green Bay Gamblers will meet for a pair of games on January 2 and 3, with the game on the 3rd being played outdoors at historic Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas, Tex. More information regarding the Frosty Cup will be released at a later date.
The 2019-20 regular season will begin on Thursday, Sept. 26 and conclude on Saturday, Apr. 18, spanning 30 weeks.
For a third-straight season, the 2019-20 season will consist of 12 teams advancing to the Clark Cup Playoffs, with the top two seeds in each Conference receiving a first-round bye. The first round will be a best-of-three series hosted by the No. 3 and 4 seeds in each conference versus the No. 5 and 6 seeds, respectively. The remaining rounds of the Clark Cup Playoffs will be determined by best-of-five series with home-ice advantage going to the higher seed.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 18th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2019-20. The USHL had 55 players selected at the 2019 NHL Draft, 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.