Anderson Cup champion Cedar Rapids beat Muskegon 7-3 tonight to clinch its division semifinal series -- the only series in the round that went beyond three games. The Riders scored four third-period goals to break it open, with Justin Kovacs' game-winner coming 24 seconds into the period, and Sam Warning adding two more goals in the frame.
So, that sets the USHL division finals:
East: (1) Cedar Rapids vs. (2) Green Bay
West: (1) Dubuque vs. (3) Sioux Falls
Action should be getting underway shortly. While the Ice were eliminated on Saturday night in a thrilling OT game, the race for the Clark Cup will be an entertaining one among four really strong teams.