DES MOINES BUCCANEERS  at SIOUX CITY MUSKETEERS 
(Sioux City leads series 2-0)
Sioux City took a 2-0 series lead on the Des Moines Buccaneers with a 5-0 shutout and is now one win away from their first trip to the Western Conference Final since 2014. The Musketeers held a 2-0 lead through 20 minutes of play thanks to goals from Brady Ferner and Carson Vance, their first goals of the playoffs. Odeen Tufto added his first of the postseason in the second period, and Kristian Pospisil and Jackson Keane found the back of the net in the final frame, completing the scoring and putting the Musketeers up 2-0 in the best-of-five series. Pospisil added two assists, Charlie Kelleher dished out a pair of helpers for his second straight two-point game, and Matiss Kivlenieks won his second straight start and picked up his first career playoff shutout with a 23-save performance.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, 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.