2006–07 USHL season

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2006-07 USHL season
LeagueUnited States Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationRegular season
October 2006 – April 2007
Playoffs
April – May 2007
Number of games60
Number of teams12
Anderson Cup Champions
Season championsWaterloo Black Hawks
Clark Cup Champions
ChampionsSioux Falls Stampede
USHL seasons

The 2006–07 USHL season is the 27th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on October 5, 2006, and concluded on April 14, 2007,[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. The 2006–07 season added the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets as an expansion team.

The 2007 Clark Cup playoffs featured all twelve teams playing in division-based seven-game series in the opening round, followed by a quarterfinal round-robin where the winners of the opening round play each other team once. The semifinal match-ups were made by pitting the top teams in the two round-robin series against the second-place team from the opposite division in a single-elimination game with the two victors meeting in a single-game championship match.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[2]
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched league title

East Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
zWaterloo Black Hawks 60 39 17 4 82 225 157
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 37 18 5 79 239 189
Indiana Ice 60 27 28 5 59 182 223
Green Bay Gamblers 60 24 30 6 54 176 198
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 60 13 40 7 33 119 242
Chicago Steel 60 12 46 2 26 150 253

West Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
yOmaha Lancers 60 38 17 5 81 218 191
Tri-City Storm 60 36 18 6 78 203 171
Lincoln Stars 60 37 20 3 77 241 200
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 34 21 5 73 195 174
Sioux City Musketeers 60 34 21 5 73 219 178
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 29 21 10 68 215 216

Clark Cup Playoffs[3][edit]

The first two rounds are restricted to intra-division matchups.

Opening Round[edit]

East Division[edit]

Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Chicago Steel

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 19 Chicago 0 Waterloo 2
April 21 Chicago 1 Waterloo 5
April 22 Waterloo 3 Chicago 6
April 24 Waterloo 4 Chicago 1
April 25 Chicago 4 Waterloo 5

Waterloo wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. Ohio Junior Blue Jackets

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 17 Cedar Rapids 8 Ohio 0
April 18 Cedar Rapids 1 Ohio 0 OT
April 20 Ohio 1 Cedar Rapids 5
April 21 Ohio 2 Cedar Rapids 5

Cedar Rapids wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Indiana Ice vs. Green Bay Gamblers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 18 Green Bay 2 Indiana 4
April 20 Green Bay 2 Indiana 3 OT
April 21 Indiana 6 Green Bay 2
April 23 Indiana 5 Green Bay 3

Indiana wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

West Division[edit]

Omaha Lancers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 18 Des Moines 4 Omaha 2
April 20 Omaha 2 Des Moines 3
April 21 Des Moines 4 Omaha 3 OT
April 24 Omaha 3 Des Moines 1
April 27 Des Moines 3 Omaha 2 2OT

Des Moines wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 1

Tri-City Storm vs. Sioux City Musketeers

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 20 Sioux City 4 Tri-City 2
April 21 Sioux City 3 Tri-City 4
April 24 Tri-City 2 Sioux City 1
April 25 Tri-City 1 Sioux City 3
April 26 Sioux City 6 Tri-City 3
April 28 Tri-City 4 Sioux City 3
April 30 Sioux City 2 Tri-City 3

Tri-City wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 3

Lincoln Stars vs. Sioux Falls Stampede

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 18 Lincoln 2 Sioux Falls 8
April 20 Lincoln 1 Sioux Falls 5
April 21 Sioux Falls 5 Lincoln 0
April 23 Sioux Falls 8 Lincoln 7

Sioux Falls wins best-of-seven series 4 games to 0

Quarterfinals[edit]

East Division[edit]

Round-Robin

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 2 Waterloo 3 Indiana 4
May 4 Indiana 4 Cedar Rapids 3
May 5 Cedar Rapids 0 Waterloo 6

Indiana advances as the top seed from the east with Waterloo as the second seed

West Division[edit]

Round-Robin

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
May 2 Tri-City 0 Des Moines 3
May 4 Des Moines 3 Sioux Falls 2
May 5 Sioux Falls 4 Tri-City 3 OT

Des Moines advances as the top seed from the west with Sioux Falls as the second seed

Final Four[edit]

Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
      
E1 Indiana Ice 2
W2 Sioux Falls Stampede 3
W2 Sioux Falls Stampede 3
E2 Waterloo Black Hawks 0
W1 Des Moines Buccaneers 0
E2 Waterloo Black Hawks 1

Players[edit]

Scoring leaders[4][edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Richard Purslow Des Moines Buccaneers 60 27 55 82 -2 28
2 Phil DeSimone Sioux City Musketeers 60 26 47 73 +13 60
3 Jacob Cepis Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 58 34 38 72 +18 59
4 Jared Brown Lincoln Stars 60 30 41 71 +22 30
James Marcou Waterloo Black Hawks 58 24 47 71 +12 60
Carter Camper Lincoln Stars 56 23 48 71 +24 40
7 Aaron Palushaj Des Moines Buccaneers 56 22 45 67 +5 62
8 Mark Olver Omaha Lancers 57 29 35 64 +27 84
Ben Ryan Des Moines Buccaneers 59 22 42 64 -2 66
10 Stephen Schultz Lincoln Stars 57 31 32 63 +24 74
Garrett Roe Indiana Ice 57 24 39 63 -3 143
Max Pacioretty Sioux City Musketeers 60 21 42 63 +20 119
John Kemp Indiana Ice 50 16 47 63 +3 34

Leading goaltenders[5][edit]

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Ryan Rondeau Waterloo Black Hawks 33 1807 17 8 4 2 74 2.46 684 .902
2 Matthew DiGirolamo Waterloo Black Hawks 33 1816 22 9 0 3 77 2.54 735 .905
3 Matt Lundin Sioux Falls Stampede 44 2611 24 15 5 2 111 2.55 1156 .912
4 Ian Keserich Tri-City Storm 47 2546 26 13 5 3 111 2.62 1005 .901
5 Jerry Kuhn Sioux City Musketeers 49 2737 27 18 3 3 122 2.67 1426 .921

Awards[6][edit]

First Team All-Stars[7][edit]

Second Team All-Stars[8][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006-07 League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  2. ^ "2006-07 USHL Standings". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  3. ^ "2007 Playoffs League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  4. ^ "2006-07 Scoring Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  5. ^ "2006-07 Goalie Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  6. ^ "USHL Names Its Best For 2006-07". USHL. 2007-04-16. Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  7. ^ "USHL First All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  8. ^ "USHL Second All-Star Team". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2013-07-18.

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