2002–03 USHL season

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2002-03 USHL season
League United States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration Regular season
2002-09-27 – 2003-03-30
Playoffs
April 2003
Number of games 60
Number of teams 11
Anderson Cup Champions
Season champions Lincoln Stars
Clark Cup Champions
Champions Lincoln Stars
(2nd Clark Cup)
USHL seasons

The 2003–04 USHL season is the 24th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on September 27, 2002 and concluded on March 30, 2003[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. The 2002-03 season was the first for the River City Lancers after relocating to Council Bluffs, Iowa from Omaha, Nebraska and the last for the Topeka ScareCrows who move to Chesterfield, Missouri after the season concludes.

The Clark Cup playoffs features the top eight team from the eleven-team league regardless of 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
yWaterloo Black Hawks 60 38 17 5 81 221 171
xCedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 27 26 7 61 157 180
xDes Moines Buccaneers 60 27 27 6 60 200 223
Chicago Steel 60 26 28 6 59 178 204
Green Bay Gamblers 60 16 36 8 40 139 215

West Division[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
zLincoln Stars 60 37 14 9 83 214 153
xTopeka ScareCrows 60 36 17 7 79 211 166
xSioux City Musketeers 60 36 18 6 78 210 186
xRiver City Lancers 60 36 19 5 77 178 149
xTri-City Storm 60 27 28 5 59 183 200
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 24 30 6 54 179 223

Clark Cup Playoffs[3][edit]

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
                                                   
  1  Lincoln 5 4 6  
8  Tri-City 3 1 0  
  1  Lincoln 6 3 5  
  6  Cedar Rapids 3 2 2  
3  Topeka 2 2 2 2
  6  Cedar Rapids 3 1 3 4  
    1  Lincoln 3 0 4 5
  2  River City 2 2 1 1
  2  Waterloo 6 3 5 5  
7  Des Moines 3 7 2 4  
2  River City 2 4 3
  5  Waterloo 0 3 1  
4  Sioux City 2 2 4 1
  5  River City 5 3 1 4  

Players[edit]

Scoring Leaders[4][edit]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Ryan Potulny Lincoln Stars 54 35 43 78 +32 18
2 Luke Erickson Topeka ScareCrows 64 31 40 71 +21 72
3 Joe Pavelski Waterloo Black Hawks 60 36 33 69 +26 32
David Backes Lincoln Stars 57 28 41 69 +10 126
5 Jacob Micflikier Sioux Falls Stampede 59 31 36 67 +5 26
Tomas Jasko Des Moines Buccaneers 60 30 37 67 -3 33
7 Morod Radmacher Sioux Falls Stampede 60 26 38 64 -3 50
8 Marty Guerin Des Moines Buccaneers 60 27 33 60 +14 30
Grant Goeckner-Zoeller Sioux City Musketeers 60 27 33 60 +19 60
Brandon Polich Sioux City Musketeers 60 17 43 60 +20 79

Leading Goaltenders[5][edit]

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Dominic Vicari River City Lancers 45 2507 28 14 2 6 85 2.03 902 .914
2 Phillippe Lamoureux Lincoln Stars 34 1967 22 7 4 4 71 2.16 781 .917
3 Jordan Parise Waterloo Black Hawks 35 1927 21 10 2 2 82 2.55 878 .915
Michael Zacharias Topeka ScareCrows 27 1578 14 7 4 2 67 2.55 545 .891
5 Nate Ziegelmann Lincoln Stars 28 1672 15 7 5 1 72 2.58 713 .908

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USHL Standings". Ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  2. ^ "USHL Standings". Ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  3. ^ "USHL Standings". Ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  4. ^ "USHL Standings". Ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  5. ^ "USHL Standings". Ushl2011.stats.pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-09-04. 

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