2007–08 USHL season

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2007-08 USHL season
League United States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 5, 2007 – May 10, 2008
Number of games 60
Number of teams 12
Anderson Cup Champions
Season champions Omaha Lancers
Clark Cup Champions
Champions Omaha Lancers
(7th Clark Cup)
USHL seasons

The 2007–08 USHL season is the 28th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on October 5, 2007 and concluded on April 5, 2008[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. This was the final season of operation for the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets who, after failing to find a suitable relocation arrangement, ceased operation.

The Clark Cup playoffs features the top four teams from each division competing for the league title.

Regular season[edit]

Final Standings[2]
Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched league title

East Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
yIndiana Ice 60 39 15 6 84 223 193
xWaterloo Black Hawks 60 38 17 5 81 183 151
xCedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 33 22 5 71 200 156
xChicago Steel 60 32 22 6 70 218 199
Ohio Junior Blue Jackets 60 26 28 6 58 182 215
Green Bay Gamblers 60 13 41 6 32 130 224

West Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
zOmaha Lancers 60 43 12 5 91 224 139
xSioux Falls Stampede 60 35 19 6 76 199 175
xLincoln Stars 60 31 22 7 69 186 163
xSioux City Musketeers 60 32 25 4 67 194 185
Tri-City Storm 60 24 34 2 50 153 213
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 14 40 6 34 134 213

Clark Cup Playoffs[3][edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
                                                   
  1  Indiana 3 7 1 0  
4  Chicago Steel 4 2 3 5  
  4  Chicago 1 1 2  
East Division
  2  Waterloo 4 5 3  
2  Waterloo 4 3 5
  3  Cedar Rapids 3 0 2  
    E  Waterloo 4 0 3 0 3
  W  Omaha 3 2 1 2 4
  1  Omaha 3 2 5 3  
4  Sioux City 0 6 4 2  
1  Omaha 5 3 3 3 5
West Division
  3  Lincoln 0 2 6 4 4  
2  Sioux Falls 2 3 3
  3  Lincoln 3 5 7  

Players[edit]

Scoring Leaders[4][edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Jack Connolly Sioux Falls Stampede 58 26 46 72 +18 30
John Kemp Indiana Ice 58 13 59 72 0 20
3 Gregory Squires Indiana Ice 58 24 46 70 +13 50
4 Jason Gregoire Lincoln Stars 54 37 32 69 +18 41
5 Paul Carey Indiana Ice 60 34 32 66 +2 32
6 Brian O'Neill Chicago Steel 60 23 38 61 +29 40
7 Barry Almeida Omaha Lancers 56 22 38 60 +11 22
8 Billy Maday Waterloo Black Hawks 60 24 35 59 +5 72
9 Jake Hansen Sioux Falls Stampede 60 31 27 58 +16 57
Ryan Kretzer Lincoln Stars 60 22 36 58 0 47

Leading Goaltenders[5][edit]

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 David Reekie Lincoln Stars 38 2235 23 10 4 6 75 2.01 1086 .935
2 Drew Palmisano Omaha Lancers 45 2579 32 8 3 3 87 2.02 1035 .922
3 Joe Howe Waterloo Black Hawks 22 1215 13 5 1 2 43 2.12 462 .915
4 Matthew DiGirolamo Waterloo Black Hawks 42 2437 25 12 4 1 98 2.41 879 .900
5 Brady Hjelle Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 41 2380 22 15 4 3 99 2.50 1158 .921

Awards[edit]

First Team All-Stars[edit]

Second Team All-Stars[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007-08 League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  2. ^ "2007-08 USHL Standings". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  3. ^ "2008 Playoffs League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  4. ^ "2007-08 Scoring Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  5. ^ "2007-08 Goalie Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-18.