Click here to see the 2013-14 season schedule for the Lincoln Stars.
After expanding to a 64-game regular season last season, the USHL reverted back to a 60-game season for 2013-14. The Stars will play 32 games at home next season, and 28 on the road. More on that odd number later on in this article.
The Lincoln Stars will open the 2013-14 regular season at home on Friday, September 27th against the Cedar Rapids Roughriders. Looking forward to that game at the IceBox already. Only a little more than two months away!
Here are some highlights of the Stars' season schedule:
As I mentioned above, for the first time in a long time, the Stars will play more games at home next season than on the road. How did that happen? Well, the Stars "acquired" one game each from both the Chicago Steel and the Indiana Ice. How these two games were acquired is up for debate. Some have said that teams are now allowed to "buy" home games from other teams. So in this case, if the Steel and Ice were selling, the Stars were buying. It's a great strategy, in my opinion. Instead of a road trip to Chicago and Indiana next season, the Stars will play those two games at the IceBox. Those four points could be huge at the end of the season when teams are jockeying for playoff positions.
Omaha - 8 (down from 10 last season)
Tri-City - 8 (down from 9 last season)
Des Moines - 8 (up from 6 last season)
Fargo - 6 (down from 8 last season)
Sioux Falls - 6 (down from 8 last season)
Sioux City - 4 (down from 8 last season)
Waterloo - 4 (same as last season)
Cedar Rapids - 2 (same as last season)
Dubuque - 2 (same as last season)
Youngstown - 2 (same as last season)
Chicago - 2 (up from 1 last season)
Green Bay - 2 (up from 1 last season)
Indiana - 2 (up from 1 last season)
Muskegon - 2 (up from 1 last season)
Team USA - 2 (up from 1 last season)
Okay, I'd like to hear from you now. Your thoughts on the new schedule? Start planning those road trips! Hopefully soon the USHL will release the game schedule for the 2013 Fall Classic West which will be held from September 11-12 in Sioux City, Iowa.