Clark Cup Finals Playoff Schedule (all times EDT)
ICE at Waterloo Friday, May 9 8:05pm- Young Arena
ICE at Waterloo Saturday, May 10 8:05pm- Young Arena
Waterloo at ICE Friday, May 16 7:05pm- Pan Am Pavilion
Waterloo at ICE* Saturday, May 17 7:05pm- Pan Am Pavilion
ICE at Waterloo* Tuesday, May 20 8:05pm- Young Arena
CLARK CUP FINALS PITS TOP TWO TEAMS IN USHL IN ICE AND BLACK HAWKS
TWO CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS SPLIT REGULAR SEASON SERIES
INDIANAPOLIS—The Clark Cup championship finals is set and will feature the Eastern Conference champion Indiana Ice (42-11-7) against the Western Conference champion Waterloo Black
Hawks (44-11-5). Games one and two are this Friday (5/9) and Saturday (5/10) from Young Arena in Waterloo, IA with game three back in Indianapolis on Friday (5/16) from Pan Am Pavilion.
The Ice swept the Eastern Conference finals against the defending USHL champion Dubuque Fighting Saints which ended with a 3-2 victory last Friday from the Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, IA. Scott Conway led the Icemen against Dubuque with four points (2G, 2A), while Denis Smirnov and Sam Kurker both had a pair of goals. Jason Pawloski continued his strong postseason run with three wins, a 1.67 GAA and a .933 SV%.
The Black Hawks defeated the Sioux City Musketeers three games to one in the Western Conference finals which included a 5-1 victory in the series clincher on Sunday night. Liam Pecararo and Brandon Montour led the Waterloo attack with five points apiece, while Cal Petersen was 3-1 in net with a 1.87 GAA and a .941 SV%.
Waterloo (93 pts) edged Indiana (91 pts) by two points for the Anderson Cup which is awarded to the team with the most standings points at the end of the regular season. The two teams split the season series with both squads earning convincing victories on their home ice. Brian Pinho (3G) and Conway (G, 2A) were the top point producers against the Black Hawks, while Pawloski had the victory in net. Tim Lappin led the offense for Waterloo with four points (G, 3A), while Cameron Johnson posted the win between the pipes.
Tickets for the Clark Cup playoffs, presented by Ivy Tech, remain the same at $15 for reserved seating and $10 for standing room only and can be purchased on Ticketmaster or through the Indiana Ice office at (317) 925-4423. For all the latest Ice information, please visit www.indianaice.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.