Monday, April 11, 2011

B³ USHL Clark Cup Playoff Prediction Contest

We did this last year and we got a really good turnout, and a lot of folks had fun with it, so I figured we'd give it another shot since the playoffs are upon us.  This is a great way to follow some of the other playoff matchups, and everybody likes a contest.  Now, I don't have any kind of prize for the winner of this contest, other than just bragging rights.  This will be just for fun.  Okay, so here are the very simple rules:

Rules:
-Pick the team you think will win the particular playoff series.
-Pick the amount of games you think the winning team will win in.

    Here are the first round match-ups.  All first round match-ups are a best-of-three format  The first team to win 2 games wins the series:

    USHL Clark Cup Playoffs – First Round

    Eastern Conference
    Indiana Ice (#3) vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (#6)

    Indiana won the season series against Waterloo, going 3-1-0 in four regular season games.  The Ice out-scored the Blackhawks 14-10 in those four games.
    Game 1: Thursday, April 14th, 7:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana
    Game 2: Friday, April 15th, 7:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana
    Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 3:05 PM – Waterloo @ Indiana**
    All games played at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana
    Team USA U-17 (#4) vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (#5)

    Team USA U-17 won the season series against Muskegon, going 3-2-0 in five regular season games.  The Lumberjacks out-scored Team USA 12-10 in those five games.
    Game 1: Friday, April 15th, 7:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA U-17
    Game 2: Saturday, April 16th, 7:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA U-17
    Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 3:00 PM – Muskegon @ Team USA U-17**
    All games played at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Western Conference
    Sioux Falls Stampede (#3) vs. Sioux City Musketeers (#6)

    Sioux City won the season series against Sioux Falls, going 5-2-1 in eight regular season games.  The Musketeers out-scored the Stampede 31-20 in those eight games.
    Game 1: Wednesday, April 13th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls
    Game 2: Thursday, April 14th, 7:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls
    Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 6:05 PM – Sioux City @ Sioux Falls**
    All games played at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    Fargo Force (#4) vs. Lincoln Stars (#5)

    Fargo won the season series against Lincoln, going 5-2-1 in eight regular season games.  The Force out-scored the Stars 28-21 in those eight games.
    Game 1: Friday, April 15th, 7:35 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo
    Game 2: Saturday, April 16th, 7:05 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo
    Game 3: Sunday, April 17th, 5:05 PM – Lincoln @ Fargo**
    All games played at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota
    ** if necessary

    For each correct team that you predict will win the series, you will receive one point.  If you can also correctly predict the amount of games the winning team will win in, you will receive two points.  For example, if you predict the Sioux Falls Stampede to win their series in 3 games, and Sioux Falls does go on to win in 3 games, you would receive 3 points (1 point for picking Sioux Falls, 2 points for picking the correct amount of games).  If you picked Sioux City to win in 3 games, you would receive 0 points.  You must predict the winning team to earn the games played points, if that makes sense.

    If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or send me an email.  I hope we have a good turnout for this.  Again, this is all for fun.  It's just a way for all of us to follow the USHL playoffs a little more than maybe we would have before.  Once the first round is complete, we'll move onto the second round and continue on after that.

    If you don't want to register to leave a comment and prediction, send them to me via email, and I will make sure they are entered:  lincolnstarshockey@gmail.com

    All entries must be posted before 7:05pm on Wednesday, April 13th.

    12 comments:

    Yeti said...

    I'll start it off:

    Indiana wins in 2 games
    Team USA U-17 wins in 3 games
    Sioux Falls wins in 3 games

    I'm very superstitious when it comes to predicting wins or losses for the team I follow, so I am not going enter a prediction for the Fargo-Lincoln series. I'm weird like that.

    Predict away! Again, if you want to participate, and you haven't registered here to leave a comment, just send me a quick email with your predictions. Thanks.

    nutz4puckz said...

    OK, here goes, and before I get butchered on the Stars series, lets just say I hope that is reverse psychology at work!!

    Its been a weird week, I rooted for Sioux City and picked them to win a series all in the same week.

    Indiana in 2 games
    Team USA in 2 games
    Sioux City in 3 games
    Fargo in 3 games

    starstruck said...

    Indiana in 2 games
    Muskegon in 3 games
    Sioux City in 2 games
    Lincoln in 3 games

    Yeti said...

    Thanks Nutz4Puckz and Starstruck.

    Starstruck is the defending playoff prediction champion, by the way.

    StarsNutz said...

    Indiana In 2
    USA In 3
    Sioux Shitty In 3
    Lincoln In 3

    Hey Hey Whadda Ya Say said...

    Indy @ 2
    Musk @ 3
    S.F. @ 2
    STARS @ 3

    Let's Go STARS !!!

    Yeti said...

    Got an email from "Kyle" with the following predictions:

    Indiana Ice in 2
    Team USA U-17 in 3
    Sioux Falls Stampede in 2
    Fargo Force in 3

    imadragon said...

    Ind @ 2
    USA @ 3
    SF @ 2
    Stars @ 3

    BellTolls said...

    Indiana in 2
    Team USA in 2
    Sioux City in 3
    Lincoln in 3

    lincolnfan said...

    Indiana in 2
    Muskegon in 2
    Sioux City in 3
    Lincoln in 3

    MacAttack said...

    Ice in 2
    USA in 3
    SC in 3
    Stars in 3

    tzweeb said...

    indiana in 3
    muskegon in 2
    sioux falls in 2
    fargo in 3 :(