2012–13 USHL season

The 2012–13 USHL season is the 33rd season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on September 28, 2012 and concluded on April 13, 2013[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup.

2012-13 USHL Season
LeagueUnited States Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 28, 2012 – May 17, 2013
Number of games64
Number of teams16
Regular season
Anderson CupDubuque Fighting Saints
(3rd Anderson Cup)
Clark Cup Champions
ChampionsDubuque Fighting Saints
(5th Clark Cup)

The playoffs began on April 16, 2013 and completed on May 17, 2013.[2] The top four teams from each conference competed for the Clark Cup, with all series played in a best-of-five format.[3]

This season was the 21st season in which one team captured both the Anderson Cup and the Clark Cup in the same season. It was the first time the Dubuque Fighting Saints accomplished this feat.

Regular season

Final standings reflect games played through April 14, 2013[4]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; PTS = Points; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PIM = Penalties in Minutes
x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched conference title; z = clinched regular season title

Eastern Conference

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM
z-Dubuque Fighting Saints6445118982471541055
x-Green Bay Gamblers6437234782342071069
x-Youngstown Phantoms6437270742151991346
x-Muskegon Lumberjacks6431231072183175924
Chicago Steel6429314621792121069
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders642530959188221970
Team USA642237549178230999
Indiana Ice642137648181249816

Western Conference

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA PIM
y-Sioux Falls Stampede6445172922411871047
x-Fargo Force643819783229201981
x-Waterloo Black Hawks643921482273217923
x-Lincoln Stars6439223812171911538
Omaha Lancers6434291691771831038
Sioux City Musketeers64233011571962001376
Des Moines Buccaneers6425354541892451570
Tri-City Storm642235751189245931

Players

Scoring leaders

Final statistics reflect games played through April 14, 2013[5]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; PTS = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus Rating; PIM = Penalties in Minutes

Player Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Taylor CammarataWaterloo Black Hawks59385593+3949
Justin KloosWaterloo Black Hawks54295887+3422
Zach StepanWaterloo Black Hawks56324678+2550
Kyle NovakGreen Bay Gamblers64275077+2319
Mike SzmatulaDubuque Fighting Saints63373976+4940
Jake GuentzelSioux City Musketeers60294473+1324
Nicholas SchilkeyGreen Bay Gamblers59323971+1027
Peter QuennevilleDubuque Fighting Saints63333770+2918
Dominic ToninatoFargo Force64294170+2950
Brendan HarmsFargo Force64254570+3345

Leading goaltenders

Final statistics reflect games played through April 14, 2013[6]

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals Allowed; GAA = Goals Against Average; SV% = Save Percentage

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV%
Arthur BreyDubuque Fighting Saints382084:2424643772.220.904
Kevin LindskougMuskegon Lumberjacks462707:522317681122.480.924
Connor GirardSioux City Musketeers331854:40181032772.490.904
Alex LyonOmaha Lancers502894:002621111282.650.916
Kyle HaytonSioux City Musketeers251515:2313840672.650.911

Clark Cup Playoffs

Conference Semi-Finals
(Best of 5)
Conference Finals
(Best of 5)
Clark Cup Championship
(Best of 5)
         
1 Dubuque 3
4 Muskegon 0
1 Dubuque 3
Eastern Conference
3 Youngstown 2
3 Youngstown 3
2 Green Bay 1
E1 Dubuque 3
W2 Fargo 0
2 Fargo 3
3 Waterloo 2
2 Fargo 3
Western Conference
1 Sioux Falls 2
4 Lincoln 2
1 Sioux Falls 3

Conference Semifinals

Note 1: All times are local.
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference

(1) Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. (4) Muskegon Lumberjacks

Dubuque wins series 3 – 0

(2) Green Bay Gamblers vs. (3) Youngstown Phantoms

Youngstown wins series 3 – 1

Western Conference

(1) Sioux Falls Stampede vs. (4) Lincoln Stars

Sioux Falls wins series 3 – 2

(2) Fargo Force vs. (3) Waterloo Black Hawks

Fargo wins series 3 – 2

Conference Finals

Note 1: All times are local.
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference

(1) Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. (3) Youngstown Phantoms

Dubuque wins series 3 – 2

Western Conference

(1) Sioux Falls Stampede vs. (2) Fargo Force

Fargo wins series 3 – 2

Clark Cup Finals

Note 1: All times are local.
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

(E1) Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. (W2) Fargo Force

Dubuque wins series 3 – 0

Playoff Statistics

Statistics reflect games played through May 17, 2013[7][8]

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; PTS = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus Rating; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
Alex IafalloFargo Force1361016+14
Dave GustFargo Force1331215+64
Austin OrtegaFargo Force137512015
Mike SzmatulaDubuque Fighting Saints117512+28
Frank DiChiaraDubuque Fighting Saints114812+46
Sam AnasYoungstown Phantoms93912-76
Shane SoothDubuque Fighting Saints1121012+20
Gabe GuertlerFargo Force136410+321
Brendan HarmsFargo Force125510+44
Peter QuennevilleDubuque Fighting Saints9639+42

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; MIN = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SO = Shutouts; GA = Goals Allowed; GAA = Goals Against Average; SV% = Save Percentage

Player Team GP MIN W L SO GA GAA SV%
Michael BitzerLincoln Stars4238:1922141.010.972
Arthur BreyDubuque Fighting Saints10618:32911171.650.935
Sean RomeoYoungstown Phantoms9534:46540212.360.905
Cameron JohnsonFargo Force8475:13431192.400.931
Charlie LindgrenSioux Falls Stampede10595:05551252.520.921

USHL Awards

Award Name Team
Rookie of the Year[9]Jake GuentzelSioux City Musketeers
Defenseman of the Year[10]Paul LaDueLincoln Stars
Forward of the Year[11]Taylor CammarataWaterloo Black Hawks
Goaltender of the Year[12]Kevin LindskougMuskegon Lumberjacks
Player of the Year[13]Taylor CammarataWaterloo Black Hawks
Scholar-Athlete[14]Jake Horton
Tyler Moy
Waterloo Black Hawks
Omaha Lancers
Curt Hammer[15]Ryan SiiroSioux Falls Stampede
Coach of the Year[16]Cary EadesSioux Falls Stampede
General Manager of the Year[17]Jim MontgomeryDubuque Fighting Saints
Executive of the Year[18]Dan LehvDubuque Fighting Saints
Organization of the Year[19]Fargo Force

All-USHL teams

First Team

Position Player[20] Team
GoalieKevin LindskougMuskegon Lumberjacks
DefensePaul LaDueLincoln Stars
DefenseIan McCoshenWaterloo Black Hawks
ForwardTaylor CammarataWaterloo Black Hawks
ForwardJustin KloosWaterloo Black Hawks
ForwardMike SzmatulaDubuque Fighting Saints

Second Team

Position Player[21] Team
GoalieAlex LyonOmaha Lancers
DefenseMichael BrodzinskiMuskegon Lumberjacks
DefenseNiklas NevalainenDubuque Fighting Saints
ForwardAustin CangelosiYoungstown Phantoms
ForwardJake GuentzelSioux City Musketeers
ForwardKyle NovakGreen Bay Gamblers
ForwardPeter QuennevilleDubuque Fighting Saints
ForwardDominic ToninatoFargo Force

All-Rookie Team

Position Player[22] Team
GoalieCal PetersenWaterloo Black Hawks
DefenseGavin BayruetherFargo Force
DefenseMichael BrondzinskiMuskegon Lumberjacks
DefenseGustav OlofssonGreen Bay Gamblers
ForwardJake GuentzelSioux City Musketeers
ForwardTony CalderoneSioux Falls Stampede
ForwardVinni LettieriLincoln Stars
ForwardNick SchmaltzGreen Bay Gamblers

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