Sunday, April 17, 2011

Second round: (3) Ice vs. (2) Green Bay

In the east, the second round of the USHL Playoffs are set:
(1) Cedar Rapids vs. (5) Muskegon (swept Team USA 2-0 in 1st round)
(2) Green Bay vs. (3) Indiana (swept Waterloo 2-0 in 1st round)

The dates for the first four games appear set.
Game 1: Wednesday, April 20, at Green Bay, 8:05 p.m.
Game 2: Friday, April 22, at Green Bay, 8:05 p.m.
Game 3: Saturday, April 23, at Pepsi Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4: Monday, April 25, at Pepsi Coliseum, 7:05 p.m.*
Game 5: TBA, at Green Bay, 8:05 p.m.*
*-if necessary (series is best-of-5).

We'll have a "Tale of the Tape" shortly. It's a matchup of the last two Clark Cup champions -- the Ice in 2009 and Green Bay in 2010. This is the third straight year the teams have matched up in the postseason. The last two times, they met in the division finals, with the eventual champs winning in four games each time (and doing so by winning three straight after losing Game 1).

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