The Dubuque Fighting Saints joined the United States Hockey League (USHL) for the 1980-81 season and remained in Dubuque, Iowa through the 2000-1.

The Saints glory years lasted from 1980-1 through to 1984-5, when they played under the coaching supervision of Jack Barzee who left to become a central figure in the National Hockey League's Central Scouting Staff. During the first season, their record was 52-11-2, a league record. In 1982-3, the Saints went on to win their second national championship in three years.

Clark Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

This Cup is awarded each year to the winner of the USHL's Tier 1 Junior Hockey playoff champions. The Clark Cup is one of two trophies that can be won by any team in a given year, with the other being the Anderson Cup. Dubuque won this Cup three of its first five years as a franchise:

  • 1984-85
  • 1982-83
  • 1980-81

Anderson Cup Champions[edit | edit source]

The Anderson Cup which is won by the team that accimulates the most points in the standings at the end of the regular season. Dubuque won this Cup in two of the franchise's first three seasons:

  • 1982-83
  • 1980-81

Alumni Turned Professional in the NHL[edit | edit source]

Gary Suter ... 1981-2, 1982-3 Saints

Andy Wozniewski

  • Toronto
  • Not drafted

Mark Mowers

  • Boston
  • Not drafted

Chris Ferraro

  • Washington
  • 4th round NHL draft choice

Peter Ferraro

  • New York Islanders
  • 1st round NHL draft choice

Landon Wilson

  • Pittsburgh
  • 1st round NHL draft choice

Alumni Turned Professional in Europe[edit | edit source]

Micah Wouters, Nijmegen-Holland
Jimmy Andersson, Bofors-Sweden
Mike Fallon ... 1980-1, 1982-3 Saints, Bofors-Sweden
Chris Guy ... 1980-1 Saints, Nijmegen-Holland
Jozef Lukac, ...1998-99, sains, mlada boleslav, Czech reublic

Alumni Turned Professional in the ECHL[edit | edit source]

Todd Barclay, Pensacola
Josh Blackburn, Columbia
Todd Cary, Richmond
Bernie Chimel, Wheeling
Trent Clark, San Diego
Zach Ham, South Carolina
Jon Gaskins, Mississippi
Forrest Gore, Peoria
Jon Foster, Wheeling
Matt Herhal, Reading
Kurt Kabat, Hampton-Roads
Josh Kern, Peoria
Jack Kowal, Miami
Kevin Magnuson, Roanoke
Chris Masters, Trenton
Peter Masters, Dayton
Matt McElwee, Toledo
Jeff Mikesch, Louisville
Sean Molina, Cincinnati
Pete Pierman, New Orleans
Jasen Rintala, Greensboro
Tom Rouleau, Wheeling
John Sadowski, Mobile
Seabrook Satterlund, Toledo
Trent Schachle, Dayton
Joe Smaza, Wheeling
Chris Thompson, Dayton
Jeff Kozakowski, Toledo
Nick Anderson, Las Vegas
Mitch Vig, Mobile
Phil Lewandowski, Long Beach

Alumni Turned Professional in the AHL[edit | edit source]

Sean Berens, Springfield
Peter Cermak, Hershey
Michael Ayers, Manitoba
Akil Adams, Carolina
Kord Cernich, Capital District
Chris Cerrella, Baton Rouge
Luk Fulghum, Toronto
Jason Guerriero, Milwaukee
Matt Doman, St. John
Jim Mullin, Worcester
Nick Naumenko, Grand Rapids
Greg Poss, Maine
Ken Scuderi, Portland
Jeff State, Hershey
Kory Wright ... 1982-3 Saints, Moncton
David Vallieres, Kentucky

Alumni Turned Professional in the International Hockey League[edit | edit source]

Bryan Collins ... 1980-1 Saints, Fort Wayne
Curt Voegeli ... 1980-1 Saints, Peoria
Tim Breslin, Chicago
Steve MacSwain ... 1982-3 Saints, Salt Lake City
Geoff Collard, Orlando

Alumni Turned Professional in other Leagues[edit | edit source]

Anthony Blumer, Elmira (UHL)
Brendon Clark, Roanoke (UHL)
Brian Hill, Madison (UHL)
Anders Johnson, Knoxville (UHL)
Joe Statkus, Rockford (UHL)
Adam Kragthorpe, Quad City Mallards (UHL)
Brian LaVack, B.C. (UHL)

Skeeter Moore ... 1981-2 Saints, San Angelo (CHL)
Jaroslav Cesky, Tulsa (CHL)
Jayme Adduono, Columbus (CHL)
Christian Fletcher, San Angelo (CHL)
Maurice Hall, Memphis (CHL)
Rich Hansen, Amarillo (CHL)
Alex Todd, Lubbock (CHL)

Wynn Henricksen, Odessa (Western Professional Hockey League)

Graeden Ambrose, Lakeland (Sunshine Hockey League)

Jon Lex ... 1980-1, Erie (Atlantic Coast Hockey League)

Brandon Carlson, Anchorage (West Coast Hockey League)
Darren Semeniuk, Anchorage (West Coast Hockey League)
Paul Williams, Anchorage (West Coast Hockey League)
Eric Tuott, Phoenix (West Coast Hockey League)

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