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Stampede Face Lincoln In First Round Of USHL Playoffs

Thomas Forgione, Sioux Falls Stampede
Sioux Falls Stampede

SIOUX FALLS, SD — The Sioux Falls Stampede will face the Lincoln Stars in the USHL Western Conference Semifinals starting Tuesday in Sioux Falls at 7:05 PM.

Game 2 will be Wednesday in Sioux Falls with Game 3 taking place this Friday, April 19th in Lincoln. If necessary, Game 4 would be played Saturday in Lincoln and Game 5 would be played on Tuesday, April 23rd in Sioux Falls.  All three rounds of the Clark Cup Playoffs are best-of-five series.

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 are available now through the Sioux Falls Arena Box Office or any Tickemaster location.

The Stampede finished the regular season with a franchise best record of 45-17-2 while the Stars were 39-22-3.

Sioux Falls is the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference while Lincoln is the fourth seed. The Herd finished the season with a 5-3-0 mark against the Stars. The Stampede and Stars last met in the playoffs in 2009 with Lincoln winning in the first round, three games to one. The two teams also met in 2008 with Lincoln winning a first round series in three games. In 2007, the Stampede swept the Stars in a best-of-seven first round series and the two teams also met in 2006 when the Stampede topped the Stars in four games during the Western Conference Finals.

The other Western Conference Semi-Final series features second seed Fargo against No. 3 Waterloo.  Over in the East, the top seeded Dubuque Fighting Saints will face Muskegon while No.2 Green Bay has home-ice advantage over third seed Youngstown.

SIOUX FALLS vs LINCOLN
GAME 1: Tuesday @ Sioux Falls Arena: 7:05 PM
GAME 2: Wednesday @ Sioux Falls Arena: 7:05 PM
GAME 3: Friday @ Lincoln Ice Box: 7:05 PM
* GAME 4: Saturday @ Lincoln Ice Box: 7:05 PM
* GAME 5: Tuesday, April 23 @ Sioux Falls Arena: 7:05 PM

*if necessary

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