Dozens of future NCAA will compete for the USHL’s Clark Cup when the puck drops on the 2019 Clark Cup Final Friday between the Chicago Steel and Sioux Falls Stampede.
Twenty-five schools have commits who have played for the Steel or Stampede in the playoffs entering the best-of-five final series. In total, 42 players between the two teams are committed to NCAA programs representing all six Division I conferences.
UMass Lowell, Minnesota State and Penn State lead all schools with three commits participating in the final. Eight schools – Boston University, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State, Quinnipiac, Rensselaer and Wisconsin – have future teammates that will face each other in the series.
Chicago’s Nick Abruzzese (Harvard) and Robert Mastrosimone (Boston University) lead all playoff performers in points (13) through eight playoff games. Max Crozier (Providence) tops all Sioux Falls scorers and ranks third in the league with 10 playoff points.
Sioux Falls’ Jaxson Stauber (Minnesota State) leads all playoff goaltenders with a .943 save percentage and a 1.49 goals-against average. He has an 8-1-0 record through nine playoff games.
Sioux Falls is the higher seed and will host Games 1, 2 and (if necessary) 5. The Stampede are seeking their second Clark Cup in five seasons, having won in 2015, while Chicago is pursuing its second in three years.
Each game in the Clark Cup Final will be broadcast on HockeyTV.
Clark Cup Final Schedule
Game 1: Friday, May 10, 7:05 p.m. CT in Sioux Falls
Game 2: Sunday, May 12, 5:05 p.m. CT in Sioux Falls
Game 3: Friday, May 17, 7:05 p.m. CT in Chicago
Game 4 (if necessary): Sunday, May 18, 7:05 p.m. CT in Chicago
Game 5 (if necessary): Tuesday, May 21, 7:05 p.m. CT in Sioux Falls
|Clark Cup Final Rosters|
|Hunter Carrick||D||Penn State|
|Mathieu De St. Phalle||F||Wisconsin|
|Jimmy Dowd||D||Penn State|
|Robert Mastrosimone||F||Boston University|
|Luke Reid||D||North Dakota|
|Jake Schmaltz||F||North Dakota|
|Josiah Slavin||F||Colorado College|
|Travis Treloar||F||Western Michigan|
Sioux Falls Stampede
|Carl Berglund||F||UMass Lowell|
|Cade Borchardt||F||Minnesota State|
|Blake Bride||F||Air Force|
|Evan Bushy||D||St. Cloud State|
|Brian Chambers||F||UMass Lowell|
|Jami Krannila||F||St. Cloud State|
|Andre Lee||F||UMass Lowell|
|Brenden Olson||F||Minnesota State|
|Ethan Phillips||F||Boston University|
|Jaxson Stauber||G||Minnesota State|
|Jared Westcott||F||Penn State|
|All players who have appeared in 2019 Clark Cup playoffs listed|