Chicago, IL - The United States Hockey League announced the schedule for the Western Conference Final best-of-five series matchup between the Dubuque Fighting Saints and Sioux Falls Stampede.
Both clubs earned sweeps of their second-round opponents - Dubuque defeated the Fargo Force in three games, while Sioux Falls knocked off the Omaha Lancers in three games.
Dubuque and Sioux Falls met twice during the regular season. The two games were played in a span of a week in January with the Stampede capturing wins in both contests - a 2-1 overtime victory on January 7th in Sioux Falls and then a 4-1 win on January 14th in Dubuque.
The best-of-five series begins on Friday, April 29th in Dubuque. The series winner will advance to the Clark Cup Final against the winner of the Eastern Conference Final, which has yet to be determined. The Green Bay Gamblers have secured a spot in that series following a 3-0 sweep of the Indiana Ice and now await the winner of the series between the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders and Muskegon Lumberjacks.
USHL Clark Cup Playoffs - Western Conference Final
Dubuque Fighting Saints (#1) vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (#3)
Game 1: Friday, April 29th, 7:00 PM - Sioux Falls @ Dubuque
Game 2: Saturday, April 30th, 7:00 PM - Sioux Falls @ Dubuque
Game 3: Friday, May 6th, 7:05 PM - Dubuque @ Sioux Falls
Game 4: Sunday, May 8th, 6:05 PM - Dubuque @ Sioux Falls**
Game 5: Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 PM - Sioux Falls @ Dubuque**
** if necessary
(all times reflect local start time)
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