2018–19 USHL season

The 2018–19 USHL season is the 39th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season runs from September 27, 2018, to April 13, 2019.

2018–19 USHL Season
LeagueUnited States Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 27, 2018 – April 13, 2019
Number of games62
Number of teams17
Regular season
Anderson CupTri-City Storm
Clark Cup Playoffs
Western championsSioux Falls Stampede
  Western runners-upTri-City Storm
Eastern championsChicago Steel
  Eastern runners-upMuskegon Lumberjacks
Clark Cup Playoffs MVPJaxson Stauber
Clark Cup Champions
ChampionsSioux Falls Stampede

League changes

After serving as the interim commissioner since November 2017, Tom Garrity was named the ninth commissioner in league history.[1] He replaced Bob Fallen who had served as commissioner since 2014.[2] On April 5, 2018, the league announced the annual Fall Classic in partnership with the National Hockey League would count towards the regular season standings, with all member clubs playing two games between September 27 and 30 at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Pittsburgh.[3]

Regular season

Final standings:[4]

x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched conference title; z = clinched regular season title

    Clark Cup playoffs

      First Round
    Conference Semifinals
    Conference Finals
    Clark Cup Championship
      E1 Muskegon 3  
        E6 Dubuque 1  
    E3 Youngstown 0
    E6 Dubuque 2  
      E1 Muskegon 1  
    Eastern Conference
      E2 Chicago 3  
    E4 Cedar Rapids 2  
    E5 Team USA 0  
      E2 Chicago 3
        E4 Cedar Rapids 1  
      E2 Chicago 0
      W3 Sioux Falls 3
      W1 Tri-City 3
        W4 Des Moines 0  
    W3 Sioux Falls 2
    W6 Sioux City 0  
      W1 Tri-City 0
    Western Conference
      W3 Sioux Falls 3  
    W4 Des Moines 2  
    W5 Fargo 0  
      W2 Waterloo 1
        W3 Sioux Falls 3  

    Post season awards

    USHL awards

    Player of the YearRonnie AttardTri-City Storm[5]
    Forward of the YearBobby BrinkSioux City Musketeers[5]
    Defenseman of the YearRonnie AttardTri-City Storm[5]
    Rookie of the YearZac JonesTri-City Storm[5]
    Goaltender of the YearIsaiah SavilleTri-City Storm[5]
    Coach of the YearAnthony NoreenTri-City Storm[6]
    Scholar-AthleteMason McCormickDubuque Fighting Saints[7]
    Curt HammerLiam WalshCedar Rapids RoughRiders[8]
    General Manager of the YearRyan HardyChicago Steel[9]
    Executive of the YearJim OlanderSioux Falls Stampede[10]
    Organization of the YearMuskegon Lumberjacks[11]

    All-USHL First Team

    Pos Name Team
    GIsaiah SavilleTri-City
    DRonnie AttardTri-City
    DAlex YakovenkoMuskegon
    FNick AbruzzeseChicago
    FBobby BrinkSioux City
    FBrett MurrayYoungstown


    All-USHL Second Team

    Pos Name Team
    GBlake PietilaCedar Rapids
    DZac JonesTri-City
    DMatteo PietroniroChicago
    FMatt BrownDes Moines
    FMatias MaccelliDubuque
    FBen MeyersFargo


    All-Rookie First Team

    Pos Name Team
    GIsaiah SavilleTri-City
    DRyan JohnsonSioux Falls
    DZac JonesTri-City
    FVladislav FirstovWaterloo
    FMarcus KallionkieliSioux City
    FShane PintoTri-City


    All-Rookie Second Team

    Pos Name Team
    GLogan SteinWaterloo
    DAnthony KehrerSioux City
    DOwen PowerChicago
    FJosh NodlerFargo
    FAnthony RomanoSioux Falls
    FGrant SilianoffCedar Rapids


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