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2018 Clark Cup Playoffs Hub

05/19/2018, 5:30pm CDT
By USHL

CLARK CUP PLAYOFFS PREVIEWS, STATS, VIDEO, MEDIA AND MORE.

The 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs began on April 16, 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 regulation season point total. The First Round was 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 earned a first-round bye and began their playoff seasons in the Conference Semifinals. Check back to the Clark Cup Hub for updates, and follow the action on Twitter by following @USHL and join the conversation at #ClarkCup.

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Matchups

 

2018 Clark Cup Champions: Fargo Force

 

Clark Cup Final

Fargo Force vs. Youngstown Phantoms (Fargo wins 2018 Clark Cup, wins series 3-1)

Game 1: Fargo [4], Youngstown [1]

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

Game 3: Fargo [3], Youngstown [2]

Game 4: Fargo [4], Youngstown [2]

 

Eastern Conference Final

(1) Team USA vs. (2) Youngstown Phantoms (YNG wins series 3-1)

Game 1: Youngstown [4], Team USA [3] (OT)

Game 2: Team USA [10], Youngstown [6]

Game 3: Youngstown [7], Team USA [5]

Game 4: Youngstown [5], Team USA [1]

 

Western Conference Final

(1) Waterloo Black Hawks vs. (3) Fargo Force (FGO wins series 3-1)

Game 1: Waterloo [2], Fargo [0]

Game 2: Fargo [3], Waterloo [2] (OT)

Game 3: Fargo [6], Waterloo [4]

Game 4: Fargo [3], Youngstown [2]

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Team USA vs. (6) Chicago Steel (USA wins series 3-1)

Game 1: Team USA [3], Chicago [0]

Game 2: Chicago [6], Team USA [2]

Game 3: Team USA [3], Chicago [2] (OT)

Game 4: Team USA [4], Chicago [3] (OT)

 

(2) Youngstown Phantoms vs. (5) Dubuque Fighting Saints (YNG wins series 3-0)

Game 1: Youngstown [3], Dubuque [1]

Game 2: Youngstown [3], Dubuque [2]

Game 3: Youngstown [3], Dubuque [0]

 

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Waterloo Black Hawks vs. (5) Lincoln Stars (WAT wins series 3-1)

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

Game 2: Waterloo [3], Lincoln [0]

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

Game 4: Waterloo [3], Lincoln [2]

 

(2) Omaha Lancers vs. (3) Fargo Force (FGO wins series 3-1)

Game 1: Fargo [2], Omaha [1]

Game 2: Omaha [6], Fargo [3]

Game 3: Fargo [6], Omaha [5]

Game 4: Fargo [2], Omaha [0]

 

Eastern Conference First Round

(3) Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. (6) Chicago Steel (CHI wins series 2-1)

Game 1: Muskegon [3], Chicago [2]

Game 2: Chicago [6], Muskegon [2]

Game 3: Chicago [5], Muskegon [4] (OT)

 

(4) Green Bay Gamblers vs. (5) Dubuque Fighting Saints (DBQ wins series 2-0)

Game 1: Dubuque [3], Green Bay [1]

Game 2: Dubuque [5], Green Bay [1]

 

Western Conference First Round

(3) Fargo Force vs. (6) Tri-City Storm (FGO wins series 2-0)

Game 1: Fargo [5], Tri-City [1]

Game 2: Fargo [3], Tri-City [0]

 

(4) Sioux Falls Stampede vs. (5) Lincoln Stars (LIN wins series 2-1)

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

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

Game 3: Lincoln [5], Sioux Falls [4] (OT)

 

Clark Cup Playoffs News

 

Fargo Force - 2018 Clark Cup Champions

WATCH: Cary Eades postgame interview

WATCH: Strauss Mann postgame interview

WATCH: Mark Senden postgame interview

WATCH: Ty Farmer postgame interview

WATCH: Jordan Seyfert postgame interview

WATCH: Griffin Loughran postgame interview

Fargo Force win 2018 Clark Cup

 

Clark Cup Final

WATCH: Strauss Mann interview - Game 3 postgame

WATCH: Griffin Loughran interview - Game 3 postgame

WATCH: Grant Hebert interview - Game 3 postgame

WATCH: Cary Eades interview - Game 3 postgame

WATCH: Brad Patterson interview - Game 2 postgame

WATCH: Nicholas Cardelli interview - Game 2 postgame

WATCH: Eric Esposito interview - Game 2 postgame

WATCH: Nicholas Cardelli's Game 2 overtime-winning goal

WATCH: Cary Eades interview - Game 1 postgame

WATCH: Robbie Stucker interview - Game 1 postgame

WATCH: Strauss Mann interview - Game 1 postgame

WATCH: Evan Bell interview - Game 1 postgame

WATCH: Cary Eades interview - Game 1 morning skate

WATCH: Brad Patterson interview - Game 1 morning skate

Clark Cup Final Preview: Fargo Force vs. Youngstown Phantoms

Clark Cup Final Dates Announced

 

Conference Finals

SERIES PREVIEW: Team USA vs. Youngstown Phantoms

SERIES PREVIEW: Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Fargo Force

Clark Cup Conference Finals Dates Announced

 

Conference Semifinals

WATCH: Alex Vlasic's OT goal sends Team USA to the Eastern Conference Final

SERIES PREVIEW: Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Lincoln Stars

SERIES PREVIEW: Omaha Lancers vs. Fargo Force

SERIES PREVIEW: Team USA vs. Chicago Steel

SERIES PREVIEW: Youngstown Phantoms vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints

Conference Semifinals Dates Announced

 

First Round

WATCH: Paul Cotter sends Lincoln Stars to Western Conference Semifinals with Game 3 OT-winning goal

WATCH: Aaro Vidgren sends Chicago Steel to Eastern Conference Semifinals with Game 3 OT-winning goal

SERIES PREVIEW: Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Chicago Steel

SERIES PREVIEW: Green Bay Gamblers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints

SERIES PREVIEW: Fargo Force vs. Tri-City Storm

SERIES PREVIEW: Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Lincoln Stars

First Round Dates Announced

 

Game Recaps/Highlights/Photos

Clark Cup Final

Game 3 Photos (Hickling Images)

Game 3: Fargo wins Game 3 to move within one win of the first Clark Cup in team history

Game 2 Photos (Mitch Highman/mjoy Photography)

Game 2: Nicholas Cardelli's overtime winner gives Youngstown Game 2 victory, evens series at 1-1

Game 1 Photos (Mitch Highman/mjoy Photography)

Game 1: Fargo scores three power play goals en route to a 4-1 victory in Game 1

 

Conference Finals

May 4: Youngstown, Fargo move one win away from advancing to Clark Cup Final

May 2: Team USA evens Eastern Conference Final at 1-1 with wild 10-6 Game 2 win

May 1: Youngstown takes 1-0 series lead in Eastern Conference Final with Game 1 OT win

April 29: Fargo ties Western Conference Final at 1-1 with Game 2 OT win

April 28: Waterloo takes 1-0 lead in Western Conference Final with 2-0 Game 1 win

 

Conference Semifinals

April 27: Team USA advances to Eastern Conference Final with Game 4 OT win

April 26: Waterloo advances to Western Conference Final, Team USA takes 2-1 lead on Chicago

April 25: Fargo advances to Western Conference Final, Waterloo goes up 2-1 on Lincoln with Game 3 OT win

April 24: Youngstown advances to Eastern Conference Final, Fargo takes 2-1 series lead on Omaha

April 22: Chicago, Waterloo, Omaha all win Game 2 to even their respective series

April 21: Fargo wins Game 1 in Omaha, Team USA shuts out Chicago in Game 1, Youngstown goes up 2-0 on Dubuque, Lincoln wins Game 1 in Waterloo in OT

April 20: Youngstown knocks off Dubuque 3-1 

 

First Round

April 19: Lincoln overcomes pair of two-goal deficits to win Game 3 in OT, advance to Western Conference Semifinals

April 18: Chicago moves on with Game 3 OT win, Fargo sweeps Tri-City, Lincoln forces Game 3

April 17: Chicago forces Game 3, Dubuque advances, Fargo and Sioux Falls pick up Game 1 victories

April 16: Dubuque, Muskegon take 1-0 series leads

 

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