The United States Hockey league announced this morning the Clark Cup Championship Series as the East Division & Top Overall Seed Green Bay Gamblers will be taking on the 2nd seeded Fargo Force who are back in the Clark Cup for the 2nd straight year.
Fargo will be looking for redemption as the Force got to this point before losing to Indiana last year, they won the opening game before losing the next 3 and ultimately the Clark Cup Championship to the Indiana Ice. This Year's Championship Series will be getting underway on April 30th at the Green Bay Resech Center.
After earning home ice advantage in this year's playoffs with a league high 95 points in the standings. The Gamblers took down the Waterloo Blackhawks & Indiana Ice as they have sweeped through the playoffs with the expectation of Game 1 against Indiana in the East Division Final.
Fargo got back to the Championship Series after sweeping the Sioux Falls Stampede and one of the most exciting matchups in this year's playoffs as the Division Final against Omaha went the distance.
The Series will get underway on April 30 & May 1 which will be in Green Bay. Then Games 3 through 5 would be taking place from May 7 through 12 as we are going to crown this year's USHL Clark Cup Championship. Games 3 & 4 would be in Fargo on May 7 & 8 before a possible 5th and championship decider would be on May 12.
#1E Green Bay Gamblers VS. #2W Fargo Force
Green Bay Gamblers Road to the Clark Cup
Regular Season Record: 45-10-5 95 PTS, 212 GF 140 GA, Finished 1st Overall
DIV. Semifinals VS. Waterloo: Game 1 2-1 W, Game 2 5-1 W, Game 3 5-2 W
DIV. Finals VS. Indiana: Game 1 1-2 L, Game 2 9-4 W, Game 3 4-2 W, Game 4 4-2 W
Green Bay Gamblers Scoring Leaders
Anders Lee 7 GP 15 PTS (7G 8A, +10)
Ryan Furne 7 GP 10 PTS (5G 5A, +7)
Reed Seckel 7 GP 10 PTS (4G 6A, +7)
Green Bay Gamblers Goaltending
Steve Summerhays 7 GP 6-2 2.01 GAA .922 SV%
Green Bay Gamblers Full Stats: http://ushl.stats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=3134&seasonid=5158
Fargo Force Road to the Clark Cup
Regular Season Record: 37-17-6 80 PTS, 227 GF 214 GA, Finished 2nd in the West
DIV. Semifinals VS. Sioux Falls: Game 1 5-1 W, Game 2 7-6 W, Game 3 3-1 W
DIV. Finals VS. Omaha: Game 1 0-2 L, Game 2 4-2 W, Game 3 3-4 L, Game 4 6-2 W, Game 5 5-2 W
Fargo Force Scoring Leaders
Chase Grant 8 GP 12 PTS (7G 5A, +5)
Matt Leitner 7 GP 11 PTS (8G 3A, +6)
Corey Leivermann 5 GP 6 PTS (4G 2A, E)
Fargo Force Southwest Players
Johnnie Searfoss 8 GP 2 PTS (1G 1A, -2)
Fargo Force Goaltending
Ryan Massa 8 GP 6-2 2.53 GAA .913SV%
Dyan Belfour 3 GP 0-0 7.30 GAA .786 SV%
Full Fargo Force Stats: http://ushl.stats.pointstreak.com/teamplayerstats.html?teamid=140440&seasonid=5158
All Game Start Times are CDT
All Green Bay Gamblers Home Games are @ Green Bay Resech Center
All Fargo Force Home Games are @ Urban Plans Center
Game 1, 4/30: @ Green Bay 7:05 PM
Game 2, 5/1: @ Green Bay 7:05 PM
Game 3, 5/7: @ Fargo 7:35 PM
Game 4, 5/8: @ Fargo 7:05 PM*
Game 5, 5/12: @ Green Bay 7:05 PM*
To follow the USHL Clark Cup Championship Series, Log on to the following Websites.
United States Hockey League: www.ushl.com
Green Bay Gamblers: www.gamblershockey.com
Fargo Force: www.fargoforce.com
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