Wednesday, July 29, 2009

USHL Fall Classic schedule released

Click here to see full schedule.

The 2009 USHL Fall Classic will be held on September 24-26 in Sioux City, Iowa. Each USHL team will play three games. The games will be played at two venues in Sioux City: the Tyson Events Center (where the USHL Sioux City Musketeers play), and the IBP Ice Center.

September 24, 2009
10:00 AM - Tysons Events Center
Indiana Ice vs. Lincoln Stars

September 25, 2009
10:00 AM - Tysons Events Center
Green Bay Gamblers vs. Lincoln Stars

September 26, 2009
5:30pm - IBP Ice Center
Cedar Rapids Roughriders vs. Lincoln Stars

I'm not a big fan of this schedule, but what can you do. From a fans perspective, having the first two games start at 10am kind of sucks. I was hoping for a late afternoon or evening game for at least two of the three games, to make it easier for fans from Lincoln to make the drive up to Sioux City. I'm sure the players aren't too excited about playing two of the three games at 10am either.

It would be nice to play a team from the West division also. Seems like the last two trips up to SC for the Fall Classic, the Stars have only played teams from the East. However, all three opposing teams this time around were VERY good last season, so in that regard it will be a good test early on for the Stars.


starstruck said...

It is a great schedule -- if you are Sioux City. Once again all three games at night - perk of being the host. What I don't understand is once again they have the only West/West match-up!?!

Saturday, the only day Lincoln has a later game (5:30), there is a Husker game scheduled for 6:00 that day.

Maybe after the fair is gone & Lincoln gets a new practice facility, Lincoln can host the event. Then we can return the favor. LOL - not holding my breath!

Yeti said...

Good catch, starstuck. I didn't notice that the Saturday game had a Husker football conflict. For me, I'm hockey first I am planning on being in SC for that Saturday game. The Huskers are playing Louisiana-Lafayette (snore) that Saturday. I won't miss much.