Dubuque Fighting Saints

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Dubuque Fighting Saints
Dubuque Fighting Saints Logo.svg
City Dubuque, Iowa
League USHL
Division East
Founded 1980 and 2010
Home arena Mystique Ice Center

Red & White

Owner(s) Northern Lights Hockey, LLC (Brad Kwong, managing director)
General manager Matt Shaw
Head coach Matt Shaw
Media Telegraph Herald, KIYX
Franchise history
1980-2001 Dubuque Fighting Saints
2010–present Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Dubuque Fighting Saints are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team that returned to play in the United States Hockey League (USHL) in the 2010 season. Home games are played at the Mystique Ice Center. The new team was named to honor the original Fighting Saints which played in the USHL from 1980 until 2001. Jim Montgomery served as the team's head coach and general manager through the end of the 2013 season.. Games are aired on KIYX, with Zack Fisch handling play-by-play. In the first year back in the USHL the Fighting Saints won the 2011 USHL Clark Cup after defeating the Green Bay Gamblers three games to one in the best-of-five finals. In the 2012-13 season, the Fighting Saints won the Anderson Cup as Champions of the regular season and the Clark Cup, by defeating the Fargo Force three games to zero in the best-of-five finals. In June 2013, Matt Shaw was hired as Head Coach and GM to replace Jim Montgomery who was hired as Head Coach of the Denver University Pioneers.


Clark Cup Champions

2010-11 2012-13 1984-85 1982-83 1980-81

Anderson Cup Champions

2012-13 1982-83


Hockey Operations

-Matt Shaw, Head Coach / General Manager

-Oliver David, Assistant Coach

-Mike Field, Assistant Coach / Director of Scouting

-Sean Murdoch, Athletic Trainer

-Eric Kupka, Equipment Manager

-Jim Romagna, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Front Office

-Dan Lehv, President

-Katie Kenne, Director of Sales and Marketing

-Bill Snook, Sales and Community Relations Representative

-Zack Fisch, Voice of the Fighting Saints and Media Relations Coordinator

-Tyler Loucks, Ticket Sales Manager

-Conor McMahon, Promotions Coordinator

-Casey Weitz, Community Relations and Merchandise Coordinator

Alumni in the NHL[edit]


Johnny Gaudreau (2010–11) - Selected as the Calgary Flames' fourth-round, 104th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Johnny was a member of the Boston College Eagles 2012 NCAA National Championship team, a finalist for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, and the recipient of the 2014 recipient of the Hobey Baker Award as the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men's hockey player. He made his NHL debut with the Flames in the final game of the 2013–14 NHL season, scoring a goal in his first game.

Zemgus Girgensons (2010–11, 2012–13) - Selected as the Buffalo Sabres' first-round selection, 14th overall, in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 2013–14 NHL season, scoring a goal in his first game and becoming the first former Saint to play in the NHL since its return as a franchise. Zemgus was also a member of Latvia's 2014 Olympic Men's Hockey Team held in Sochi, Russia.


Andy Wozniewski (1998-1999) - Toronto, St. Louis, Boston

Mark Mowers (1993–94) - Nashville, Boston, Detroit, Anaheim

Landon Wilson (1992–93) - Boston, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Dallas

Chris Ferraro (1990–91, 1991–92) - NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, Edmonton, NY islanders, Washington

Peter Ferraro (1990–91, 1991–92) - NY Rangers, Pittsburgh, Boston, Washington

Gary Suter (1981–82, 1982–83) - Selected as the ninth-round, 180th overall in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. Four time NHL All Star who played for Calgary, Chicago and San Jose. 1986 Recipient of the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top rookie. Member of the 1989 Calgary Flames Stanley Cup Championship team. Two time Olympian (2002 Silver Medalist), 2011 Inductee in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.


As of October 25, 2013.[1]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
3 Nevada Chiasson, RyanRyan Chiasson D 6' 0" 190 lb 1994-06-24 Henderson Corpus Christi (NAHL) None
4 Illinois Chanter, DylanDylan Chanter F 5' 10" 165 lb 1996-05-06 Naperville Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) Wisconsin
5 Pennsylvania Gaus, AndrewAndrew Gaus F 5' 11" 175 lb 1995-02-23 Westford Taft School () Providence
7 Wisconsin Ford, KeeganKeegan Ford D 5' 9" 180 lb 1996-05-30 Waunakee Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) Wisconsin
8 Minnesota Hillman, BlakeBlake Hillman D 6' 1" 170 lb 1996-01-26 Elk River Elk River High School (MSHSL) None
9 California Malone, SeamusSeamus Malone D 6' 1" 206 lb 1992-06-15 Ladera Ranch, California Lincoln (USHL) None
10 Rhode Island Kavanagh, ShaneShane Kavanagh F 5' 11" 195 lb 1995-01-05 Providence Cushing Prep School () None
11 British Columbia Klimek, JordanJordan Klimek D 5' 11" 165 lb 1995-08-18 langley South Surrey (BCHL) Northern Michigan
12 Wisconsin Ford, JasonJason Ford F 6' 0" 180 lb 1994-06-02 Waunakee Janesville (NAHL) Wisconsin
13 New Jersey Darrar, RobbyRobby Darrar F 5' 10" 195 lb 1994-07-30 Monroe Township Gunnery Prep () Vermont
16 New Jersey Robinson, EricEric Robinson F 6' 1" 180 lb 1995-06-14 Bellmawr Team Comcast U18 () Princeton
17 North Dakota Benson, JacobJacob Benson F 5' 10" 192 lb 1996-02-01 Grand Forks Minot Minotauros (NAHL) St. Cloud State
18 New Jersey Privitera, AlexxAlexx Privitera D 5' 11" 190 lb 1993-01-18 Old Tappan Boston University () None
20 New Jersey Privitera, JarridJarrid Privitera F 5' 7" 160 lb 1994-07-19 Old Tappan Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) None
22 Illinois Boeing, BrettBrett Boeing F 5' 7" 178 lb 1995-01-14 Barrington Shattuck St. Mary's () Michigan Tech
24 Minnesota Kuhlman, KarsonKarson Kuhlman F 5' 10" 175 lb 1995-09-26 Esko Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) None
2 Washington (state) McHugh, MaxMax McHugh F 5' 10" 170 lb 1993-08-20 Edgewood Wenatchee (NAHL) None
25 Minnesota Fossen, AlexAlex Fossen F 5' 9" 180 lb 1993-11-14 Maple Grove, Minnesota Chicago Young Americans U18 (Midget AAA) Clarkson
27 Washington (state) Gambrell, DylanDylan Gambrell F 5' 11" 180 lb 1996-08-26 Bonney Lake Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) Denver
28 Massachusetts Eiserman, ShaneShane Eiserman F 6' 1" 200 lb 1995-10-10 Newburyport USNTDP (USHL) New Hampshire
29 Illinois Stewart, HaydenHayden Stewart G 6' 2" 200 lb 1994-09-22 Rockford Corpus Christi (NAHL) None
31 Texas Frey, ChristianChristian Frey G 5' 10" 180 lb 1993-06-12 Arlington Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) None
36 Wisconsin Llaurado, JoeJoe Llaurado F 5' 11" 195 lb 1994-03-17 New Berlin Marquette Hilltoppers (WIAA) None
38 Minnesota Boje, PhilPhil Boje D 5' 10" 195 lb 1994-04-13 Shoreview Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) None


  1. ^ "Dubuque Fighting Saints Roster". United States Hockey League. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 

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