This is the 2017-18 United States Hockey League season. This is the league's 41st season as a junior hockey league.  The schedule ran from October 6 to April 14 and had each team playing 60 games.

New USHL logo unveiled June 20, 2016

Membership Changes[edit | edit source]

USHL Fall Classic[edit | edit source]

The United States Hockey League announced that the USHL Fall Classic will return to suburban Pittsburgh for the second consecutive season. The preseason showcase will be hosted at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, and for the first time since the 2012-13 season, all 17 organizations that compete in the USHL will take to the ice in one location.

Teams[edit | edit source]

League Map 2016-17 with team logos

Eastern Conference
Team Founded Arena City
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 1983 Cedar Rapids Ice Arena Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central Illinois Flying Aces 2014 Grossinger Motors Arena Bloomington, Illinois
Chicago Steel 1996 Fox Valley Ice Arena Geneva, Illinois
Dubuque Fighting Saints 2010 Mystique Ice Center Dubuque, Iowa
Green Bay Gamblers 1994 Resch Center Green Bay, Wisconsin
Madison Captols 2014 Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena Middleton, Wisconsin
Muskegon Lumberjacks 2010 L. C. Walker Arena Muskegon, Michigan
USA Hockey National Team Development Program 1996 USA Hockey Arena Plymouth, Michigan
Youngstown Phantoms 2003 Covelli Centre Youngstown, Ohio
Western Conference
Team Founded Arena City
Des Moines Buccaneers 1980 Buccaneer Arena Urbandale, Iowa
Fargo Force 2008 Scheels Arena Fargo, North Dakota
Lincoln Stars 1996 Ice Box Lincoln, Nebraska
Omaha Lancers 1986 Ralston Arena Ralston, Nebraska
Sioux City Musketeers 1972 Gateway Arena Sioux City, Iowa
Sioux Falls Stampede 1999 Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Tri-City Storm 2000 Viaero Event Center Kearney, Nebraska
Waterloo Black Hawks 1962 Young Arena Waterloo, Iowa
Dormant Teams
Team Founded Arena City
Indiana Ice 2004 Lyceum Pavilion Indianapolis, Indiana

Standings[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
USA Hockey NTDP 60 41 18 0 1 295 211 83
Youngstown Phantoms 60 33 20 5 2 180 189 73
Muskegon Lumberjacks 60 33 25 1 1 202 206 68
Green Bay Gamblers 60 30 24 4 2 172 170 66
Dubuque Fighting Saints 60 26 21 10 3 179 194 65
Chicago Steel 60 28 25 2 5 219 218 63
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 26 24 8 2 179 198 62
Madison Capitols 60 23 33 2 2 183 224 50
Central Illinois Flying Aces 60 14 39 3 4 161 258 35

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L OL SL GF GA Pts
Waterloo Black Hawks 60 38 14 6 2 199 150 84
Omaha Lancers 60 39 16 2 3 192 143 83
Fargo Force 60 37 16 3 4 209 135 81
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 32 19 4 5 189 182 73
Lincoln Stars 60 35 23 1 1 197 168 72
Tri-City Storm 60 29 27 2 2 137 155 62
Sioux City Musketeers 60 26 26 4 4 159 197 60
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 20 33 4 3 145 199 47

Clark Cup Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The playoff format has be modified to have the top six teams in each conference qualifying for the playoffs with the top two seeds in each conference earning a bye to the conference semifinals.  The conference quarterfinals will be best of three hosted by the #3 and #4 seeds.  The balance of the playoffs will be best of five with home ice advantage going to the higher seed.

Eastern Conference First Round[edit | edit source]

Western Conference First Round[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Western Conference Semifinals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Final[edit | edit source]

Western Conference Final[edit | edit source]

Clark Cup Final[edit | edit source]

2018 USHL champions Fargo Force

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