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2018 Clark Cup Playoffs Hub

04/15/2018, 12:15pm CDT
By USHL

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

The 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs will begin on April 16, 2018 and continue through the month of May. Per League rules, the higher seed dictates home ice advantage. The First Round will be a best-of-three series, with the higher seed hosting all three games. The Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals and Clark Cup Final will be a 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 will begin 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.

LIVE broadcasts: HockeyTV

Matchups

 

Eastern Conference Semifinals

(1) Team USA vs. (6) Chicago Steel

Game 1: Saturday, 4/21/18 at 7:05 PM ET at USA Hockey Arena

Game 2: Sunday, 4/22/18 at 3:05 PM ET at USA Hockey Arena

Game 3: Thursday, 4/26/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Fox Valley Ice Arena

Game 4 (if necessary): Friday, 4/27/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Fox Valley Ice Arena

Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, 4/29/18 at 3:05 PM ET at USA Hockey Arena

 

(2) Youngstown Phantoms vs. (5) Dubuque Fighting Saints (YNG leads series 1-0)

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

Game 2: Saturday, 4/21/18 at 7:05 PM ET at Covelli Centre

Game 3: Tuesday, 4/24/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Mystique Community Ice Center

Game 4 (if necessary): Wednesday, 4/25/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Mystique Community Ice Center

Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, 4/29/18 at 7:05 PM ET at Covelli Centre

 

Western Conference Semifinals

(1) Waterloo Black Hawks vs. (5) Lincoln Stars

Game 1: Saturday, 4/21/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Young Arena

Game 2: Sunday, 4/22/18 at 5:05 PM CT at Young Arena

Game 3: Wednesday, 4/25/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Ice Box

Game 4 (if necessary): Thursday, 4/26/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Ice Box

Game 5 (if necessary): Saturday, 4/28/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Young Arena 

 

(2) Omaha Lancers vs. (3) Fargo Force

Game 1: Saturday, 4/21/18 at 1:05 PM CT at Ralston Arena

Game 2: Sunday, 4/22/18 at 5:05 PM CT at Ralston Arena

Game 3: Tuesday, 4/24/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Scheels Arena

Game 4 (if necessary): Wednesday, 4/25/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Scheels Arena

Game 5 (if necessary): Friday, 4/27/18 at 7:05 PM CT at Ralston Arena

 

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)

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five 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.

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