USHL Clark Cup Finals Begins Tonight, Dubuque vs. Tri-City
The Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Tri-City Storm begin their best-of-five series for the USHL Clark Cup Championship tonight in Dubuque.
The Dubuque Fighting Saints beat the Bloomington Thunder in five games to advance to the United States Hockey League championship round. The Saints most recently won it all in 2011 and 2013. They will be looking for their third title in six years, but the team will be doing so with first year coach (with the team) in Jason Lammers.
Keegan Ford (Dubuque) leads all players in USHL Clark Cup Playoffs scoring tallying 12 points (5 G, 7 A). Michael O'Leary has scored 6 points (4 G, 2 A) in the last five games for the Saints. Goalie Hunter Miska has a 1.97 Goals Against Average which is second best so far during the playoffs.
The Tri-City Storm are trying to capture their first USHL CLark Cup championship in franchise history. The Storm have been to the championship round one other time, but they lost to the Waterloo Black Hawks in 2004, which was the team they had to defeat to advance to this year's finals. The Storm also have a first year coach (with the team) in Bill Muckalt leading them in to the finals.
Carson Meyer leads Tri-City scoring with 11 points (5 G, 6 A). Nico Sturm has scored 4 points (3 G, 1 A) in the last five games for the Storm. Jake Kielly has been the hot goalie throughout the playoffs with a league leading 1.76 Goals Against Average.
Clark Cup Final Schedule: (3) Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. (1) Tri-City Storm
- Game 1: Friday, 5/13/16 at 7:35 pm at Dubuque's Mystique Ice Center (HD)
- Game 2: Saturday, 5/14/16 at 7:05 pm at Dubuque's Mystique Ice Center (HD)
- Game 3: Friday, 5/20/16 at 7:05 pm at Tri-City's Viaero Center (HD)
- Game 4 (if necessary): Saturday, 5/21/16 at 7:05 pm at Tri-City's Viaero Center (HD)
- Game 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, 5/24/16 at 7:05 pm at Dubuque's Mystique Ice Center (HD)