The United States Hockey League today announced the schedule for the 2010 Clark Cup Finals as the Green Bay Gamblers and the Fargo Force seek to claim the League’s top prize, the Clark Cup. The series opens this weekend with the first two contests being played at the Resch Center in Green Bay on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st.
The Green Bay Gamblers have home-ice advantage for the best-of-five final series. They earned the overall first seed in the playoffs after capturing the Anderson Cup during the regular season by compiling a League-best 95 points in the standings. Green Bay reached the Clark Cup Finals by sweeping the Waterloo Black Hawks in the first round of the postseason (3-0) and knocking off the defending champion Indiana Ice in the East Division Finals, three games to one.
The Fargo Force make their second consecutive trip to the Clark Cup Finals after finishing runner-up to Indiana a year ago. Fargo earned a trip to the final series this season by sweeping the Sioux Falls Stampede in three games during the first round and winning a thrilling five-game series vs. the Omaha Lancers in the West Division Finals.
CLARK CUP FINALS
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Fargo Force
Game 1: Friday, April 30th, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Fargo at Green Bay (Resch Center)
Game 2: Saturday, May 1st, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Fargo at Green Bay (Resch Center)
Game 3: Friday, May 7th, 7:35 PM (CDT) – Green Bay @ Fargo (Urban Plains Center)
Game 4: Saturday, May 8th, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Green Bay @ Fargo* (Urban Plains Center)
Game 5: Wednesday, May 12th, 7:05 PM (CDT) – Fargo @ Green Bay* (Resch Center)
* if necessary
(Note local start time)
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates eighth season as the nation’s only Tier I junior hockey league in 2009-10. With over 225 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 13 NHL Entry Draft picks currently on League rosters, the USHL is the nation’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com.