2008–09 USHL season

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2008-09 USHL season
League United States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 3, 2008 – May 8, 2009
Number of games 60
Number of teams 12
Anderson Cup Champions
Season champions Green Bay Gamblers
Clark Cup Champions
Champions Indiana Ice
(1st Clark Cup)
USHL seasons

The 2008–09 USHL season is the 29th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on October 3, 2008 and concluded on April 5, 2009[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. The 2008-09 season was the first for the expansion Fargo Force, replacing the Ohio Junior Blue Jackets who folded after only two seasons in existence.

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
zGreen Bay Gamblers 60 39 17 4 82 237 165
xCedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 38 17 5 81 219 147
xIndiana Ice 60 39 19 2 80 221 177
xWaterloo Black Hawks 60 37 20 3 77 246 198
Chicago Steel 60 31 27 2 64 194 213
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 12 43 5 29 167 283

West Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
yLincoln Stars 60 37 17 6 80 191 155
xOmaha Lancers 60 32 21 7 71 218 192
xFargo Force 60 32 23 5 69 191 166
xSioux Falls Stampede 60 28 28 4 60 182 199
Sioux City Musketeers 60 24 30 6 54 194 210
Tri-City Storm 60 11 48 1 23 140 295

Clark Cup Playoffs[3][edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
                                                   
  1  Green Bay 4 4 8  
4  Waterloo 1 3 2  
  1  Green Bay 1 4 2 3  
East Division
  3  Indiana 5 3 4 5  
2  Cedar Rapids 2 3 4 1 6
  3  Indiana 7 2 3 5 7  
    E  Indiana 1 5 6 5
  W  Fargo 2 2 0 1
  1  Lincoln 6 1 4 6  
4  Sioux Falls 1 4 3 1  
1  Lincoln 1 3 0
West Division
  3  Fargo 4 7 2  
2  Omaha 2 2 3
  3  Fargo 6 4 4  

Players[edit]

Scoring Leaders[4][edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Andrew Miller Chicago Steel 58 33 50 82 +7 76
2 Mike Cichy Indiana Ice 56 34 42 76 -15 23
Craig Smith Waterloo Black Hawks 54 28 48 76 +32 108
4 Mike Seidel Cedar Rapids Roughriders 59 28 48 73 +14 36
5 Stephane Da Costa Sioux City Musketeers 48 31 36 67 -3 23
6 Kirt Hill Lincoln Stars 56 24 42 66 +10 112
7 Stanislav Galiev Indiana Ice 60 29 35 64 +11 46
8 Brandon Richardson Indiana Ice 55 21 42 63 +12 145
9 Michael Forney Green Bay Gamblers 59 26 34 60 +33 40
10 Andy Taranto Fargo Force 60 34 25 59 +33 53
Louis Leblanc Omaha Lancers 60 28 31 59 +7 78

Leading Goaltenders[5][edit]

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Kevin Murdock Lincoln Stars 35 2005 21 10 4 1 75 2.24 860 .920
2 Troy Grosenick Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 24 1363 13 5 4 1 53 2.33 533 .910
3 Steve Summerhays Green Bay Gamblers 23 1327 15 6 1 1 52 2.35 522 .909
4 Mike Johnson Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 39 2263 25 12 1 3 90 2.39 903 .909
5 Mike Lee Fargo Force 48 2745 26 15 4 3 110 2.40 1235 .918

Awards[edit]

First Team All-Stars[edit]

Second Team All-Stars[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]