Chicago, IL – The United States Hockey League today announced the game schedules for the two regional events during “USHL Fall Classic Week”, the first of which is the USHL Fall Classic West hosted in Sioux City, Iowa from September 11-12th, 2013, followed by USHL Fall Classic East hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana from September 13-15th, 2013.
The Sioux City Musketeers, host of the annual preseason event for the last six years, will host all USHL Western Conference teams over two days at USHL Fall Classic West. All eight games of the event will be played at the Tyson Events Center.
The Stampede will open USHL Fall Classic West play on Wednesday, September 11th when they face the Omaha Lancers at 10 AM. The Stampede’s second game of the Classic will take place on Thursday, September 12th when they square off against the host Musketeers at 7:05 PM.
USHL Fall Classic West Game Schedule
Wednesday, September 11th
10:00 AM – Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Omaha Lancers
1:00 PM – Lincoln Stars vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
4:00 PM – Fargo Force vs. Tri-City Storm
7:00 PM – Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Sioux City Musketeers
Thursday, September 12th
10:00 AM – Des Moines Buccaneers vs. Fargo Force
1:00 PM – Tri-City Storm vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
4:00 PM – Omaha Lancers vs. Lincoln Stars
7:00 PM – Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Sioux City
Prior to the USHL Fall Classic West, the Stampede will compete in the USHL Atlantic Challenge in New York and New Jersey. Those games will take place September 6-8th and a complete schedule for that weekend will be made available in the coming days.
Preseason action continues with the USHL Fall Classic East as all eight Member Clubs from the Eastern Conference will participate over three days, hosted for the first time by the Indiana Ice. Games will be held at the Pan Am Pavilion and Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis.
USHL Fall Classic East Game Schedule
Friday, September 13th – Pan Am Pavilion
2:00 PM – Chicago Steel vs. Team USA
5:45 PM – Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. Youngstown Phantoms
Saturday, September 14th – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
10:15 AM – Team USA vs. Youngstown Phantoms
1:30 PM – Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. Chicago Steel
4:45 PM – Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks
8:00 PM – Green Bay Gamblers vs. Indiana Ice
Sunday, September 15th – Pan Am Pavilion
12:30 PM – Green Bay Gamblers vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
5:45 PM – Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Indiana Ice
In addition to the eight USHL contests, the USHL Fall Classic East is being played in conjunction with The Bigfoot Hockey Showcase, a youth tournament featuring top teams at the bantam and midget levels which is hosted by the Indiana Ice and the Indiana Jr. Ice program. A full schedule of teams, times, and locations for the youth tournament will be announced at a later date.
The USHL Fall Classic annually has been the most heavily scouted event in hockey as hundreds of scouts and coaches from both NHL organizations and NCAA programs attend to watch the next wave of USHL talent in preseason action.
All games during “USHL Fall Classic Week” can be viewed live or on-demand via FASTHockey, the League’s broadband broadcast provider, and all live scoring of the games can be found on the USHL Scoreboard powered by Pointstreak.
Courtesy of Sioux Falls Stampede