Wednesday, July 25, 2012

USHL releases 2012 Fall Classic schedule

It's here!

Click here to view the official release from the league regarding the schedule for the 2012 USHL Fall Classic, which will be held from September 19th-22nd in Sioux City, Iowa.  

I'm going to post the entire schedule below, and bold the three games played by the Lincoln Stars.

USHL Fall Classic Schedule
(rink in parenthesis)
Wednesday, September 19
1:00 PM - Des Moines Buccaneers vs. Cedar Rapids Roughriders (Tyson)
2:00 PM - Chicago Steel vs. Omaha Lancers (IBP)
4:00 PM - Tri-City Storm vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (Tyson)
6:00 PM - Fargo Force vs. Lincoln Stars (IBP)
7:00 PM - Sioux City Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (Tyson)

Thursday, September 20
10:00 AM - Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (IBP)
10:00 AM - Indiana Ice vs. Tri-City Storm (Tyson)
1:00 PM - Fargo Force vs. Chicago Steel (Tyson)
2:00 PM - Youngstown Phantoms vs. Des Moines Buccaneers (IBP)
4:00 PM - Cedar Rapids Roughriders vs. Lincoln Stars (Tyson)
6:00 PM - Omaha Lancers vs. Green Bay Gamblers (IBP)
7:00 PM - Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. Team USA (Tyson)

Friday, September 21
10:00 AM - Des Moines Buccaneers vs. Indiana Ice (IBP)
9:30 AM - Chicago Steel vs. Waterloo Black Hawks (Tyson)
1:00 PM - Fargo Force vs. Green Bay Gamblers (Tyson)
2:00 PM - Tri-City Storm vs. Cedar Rapids Roughriders (IBP)
4:00 PM - Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Sioux Falls Stampede (Tyson)
6:00 PM - Youngstown Phantoms vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (IBP)
7:00 PM - Sioux City Musketeers vs. Team USA (Tyson)

Saturday, September 22
10:00 AM - Green Bay Gamblers vs. Youngstown Phantoms (Tyson)
11:00 AM - Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Team USA (IBP)
1:00 PM - Lincoln Stars vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks (Tyson)
4:00 PM - Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Indiana Ice (Tyson)
7:00 PM - Sioux City Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers (Tyson)

As you can see above, the Stars will play on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday (same as last year).  Each USHL team at the Fall Classic plays three games in four days, so the Stars will have Friday off to rest.  Two of Lincoln's three opponents are Eastern Conference teams (Cedar Rapids, Muskegon).  Two of the three games the Stars will play at the Fall Classic will take place at the Tyson Event Center (where the Sioux City Musketeers play their home games).  On Wednesday 9/19, the Stars will play the Fargo Force at the smaller (and colder) IBP Ice Center.
It's nice to get this schedule as I know a lot of other people like myself are planning on making the trip up there, and now we have some dates and times to work with.  So start planning that road trip to Sioux City in September!  The Fall Classic is a great event.  What more could you ask for than four straight days of non-stop hockey.  I'm planning on being there for at least two of Lincoln's three games, and I'll report back here to the blog with my opinions.  Hope to see a lot of you there. 

Go Stars.


Anonymous said...

Is it advisable to buy tickets for the fall classic in advance, or can we just get them at the door? If in advance, how do we do that?

Never been to the fall classic, but planning to go this year.


Yeti said...

Hi Anon,

There's no reason to buy tickets in advance. In fact, I'm not sure you can even do that.

I've been up there a few times, and each time I've just bought tickets at the Tyson Events Center. You can either buy an all-day pass good for that one day. That pass will get you into any of the games played both at Tyson Event Center, and the IBP Ice Center.

If you are planning on being up there for more than one day, the best deal is to get the four-day pass. I can't remember how much it is, but it works out cheaper to buy the four-day pass than it would be to buy four, one-day passes. If that makes sense.

There will be a good crowd at both rinks, but you never have to worry about tickets being sold out. Just be prepared to buy tickets when you get up there.

Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Helps a lot. Thanks!