2011–12 USHL season

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2011-12 USHL Season
League United States Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 30, 2011 – May 23, 2012
Number of games 60
Number of teams 16
Anderson Cup Champions
Season champions Green Bay Gamblers
(5th Anderson Cup)
Clark Cup Champions
Champions Green Bay Gamblers
(4th Clark Cup)
USHL seasons

The 2011–12 USHL season is the 32nd season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on September 30, 2011 and concluded on April 14, 2012[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup.

The playoffs began on April 16, 2012 and completed on May 23, 2012.[2] The top six teams from each conference compete for the Clark Cup.

This season is the 20th season in which the same team captured both the Anderson Cup and the Clark Cup in the same season. It is the third time the Green Bay Gamblers have accomplished this feat (1995-96, 2009-10 and the 2011-12 seasons).

Regular season[edit]

Final standings reflect games played through April 14, 2012[3]

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 conference title; z = clinched regular season title

Eastern Conference[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
z-Green Bay Gamblers 60 47 9 4 98 250 138
x-Indiana Ice 60 36 15 9 81 221 183
x-Dubuque Fighting Saints 60 36 20 4 76 189 169
x-Youngstown Phantoms 60 32 21 7 71 202 196
x-Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 27 21 12 66 195 189
x-Team USA 60 26 29 5 57 192 222
Chicago Steel 60 25 31 4 54 177 210
Muskegon Lumberjacks 60 17 35 8 42 164 238

Western Conference[edit]

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
y-Lincoln Stars 60 38 18 4 80 214 172
x-Omaha Lancers 60 38 19 3 79 213 173
x-Waterloo Black Hawks 60 35 19 6 76 213 189
x-Fargo Force 60 31 23 6 68 188 160
x-Sioux City Musketeers 60 29 30 1 59 181 189
x-Tri-City Storm 60 26 33 1 53 164 200
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 20 33 7 47 168 215
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 17 36 7 41 127 215

Players[edit]

Final statistics reflect games played through April 14, 2012[4]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus Rating; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars 59 54 50 104 +44 50
Daniil Tarasov Indiana Ice 60 47 41 88 +31 86
Alex Broadhurst Green Bay Gamblers 53 26 47 73 +32 40
Nolan LaPorte Green Bay Gamblers 57 36 34 70 +35 58
Sean Kuraly Indiana Ice 54 32 38 70 +13 48
Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks 60 27 42 69 +1 6
Jimmy Murray Omaha Lancers 60 19 49 68 +6 38
Mike Ambrosia Youngstown Phantoms 60 18 47 65 +10 71
Austin Cangelosi Youngstown Phantoms 53 29 30 59 +18 40
Austin Farley Fargo Force 51 28 31 59 +14 71
Casey Bailey Omaha Lancers 60 27 32 59 +6 83

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L OTL GA SO SV% GAA
Ryan McKay Green Bay Gamblers 35 2034:08 27 5 3 74 2 0.920 2.18
Zane Gothberg Fargo Force 46 2757:47 26 16 4 102 7 0.921 2.22
Matt Morris Dubuque Fighting Saints 38 2043:42 19 13 2 88 3 0.894 2.58
Charles Williams Lincoln Stars 32 1725:10 20 4 3 75 4 0.907 2.61
Jackson Teichroeb Lincoln Stars 35 1883:45 18 14 1 84 3 0.896 2.68

Clark Cup Playoffs[edit]

Conference Quarter-finals
(Best of 3)
Conference Semi-finals
(Best of 5)
Conference Finals
(Best of 5)
Clark Cup Championship
(Best of 5)
                       
1 Green Bay --
-- Bye --
1 Green Bay 3
4 Youngstown 1
5 Cedar Rapids 0
4 Youngstown 2
1 Green Bay 3
Eastern Conference
2 Indiana 0
3 Dubuque 2
6 Team USA 0
3 Dubuque 0
2 Indiana 3
-- Bye --
2 Indiana --
E1 Green Bay 3
W3 Waterloo 2
1 Lincoln --
-- Bye --
1 Lincoln 3
4 Fargo 1
5 Sioux City 0
4 Fargo 2
1 Lincoln 1
Western Conference
3 Waterloo 3
3 Waterloo 2
6 Tri-City 0
3 Waterloo 3
2 Omaha 1
-- Bye --
2 Omaha --

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(3) Dubuque Fighting Saints vs. (6) Team USA[edit]

Dubuque wins series 2 – 0


(4) Youngstown Phantoms vs. (5) Cedar Rapids RoughRiders[edit]

Youngstown wins series 2 – 0


Western Conference[edit]

(3) Waterloo Black Hawks vs. (6) Tri-City Storm[edit]

Waterloo wins series 2 – 0


(4) Fargo Force vs. (5) Sioux City Musketeers[edit]

Fargo wins series 2 – 0


Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Green Bay Gamblers vs. (4) Youngstown Phantoms[edit]

Green Bay wins series 3 – 1


(2) Indiana Ice vs. (3) Dubuque Fighting Saints[edit]

Indiana wins series 3 – 0


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Lincoln Stars vs. (4) Fargo Force[edit]

Lincoln wins series 3 – 1


(2) Omaha Lancers vs. (3) Waterloo Black Hawks[edit]

Waterloo wins series 3 – 1


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Green Bay Gamblers vs. (2) Indiana Ice[edit]

Green Bay wins series 3 – 0


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Lincoln Stars vs. (3) Waterloo Black Hawks[edit]

Waterloo wins series 3 – 1


Clark Cup Finals[edit]

Note 1: All times are local.
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

(E1) Green Bay Gamblers vs. (W3) Waterloo Black Hawks[edit]

Green Bay wins Clark Cup 3 – 2


Playoff Statistics[edit]

Statistics reflect games played through May 23, 2012[5][6]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus Rating; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Alex Broadhurst Green Bay Gamblers 12 9 9 18 +16 6
Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks 15 8 8 16 +4 6
Sam Herr Green Bay Gamblers 12 7 9 16 +13 8
Jamie Hill Waterloo Black Hawks 15 9 6 15 -1 20
Mitch Witek Waterloo Black Hawks 15 4 10 14 +10 8
Tyler Zepeda Waterloo Black Hawks 13 4 8 12 +6 2
Nolan LaPorte Green Bay Gamblers 12 4 8 12 +11 6
Aaron Pearce Waterloo Black Hawks 15 5 6 11 +3 20
Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars 8 7 3 10 -1 4
Daniil Tarasov Indiana Ice 6 5 5 10 +10 6
Mike Huntebrinker Waterloo Black Hawks 13 4 6 10 +6 4

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Note: GP = Games Played; Mins = Minutes Played; W = Wins; L = Losses: OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Allowed; SO = Shutouts; SV% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP Mins W L GA SO SV% GAA
Zane Gothberg Fargo Force 6 370:20 3 3 11 0 0.942 1.78
Ryan McKay Green Bay Gamblers 12 697:18 9 3 24 1 0.922 2.07
Stephon Williams Waterloo Black Hawks 15 894:54 10 5 34 1 0.922 2.28
Charles Williams Lincoln Stars 7 334:06 4 3 16 0 0.890 2.71
Jon Gillies Indiana Ice 6 358:34 3 3 17 0 0.911 2.84

USHL Awards[edit]

Award Name Team
Rookie of the Year[7] Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks
Defenseman of the Year[8] Andy Welinski Green Bay Gamblers
Forward of the Year[9] Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars
Goaltender(s) of the Year[10] Zane Gothberg
Ryan McKay
Fargo Force
Green Bay Gamblers
Player of the Year[11] Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars
Scholar-Athlete[12] Brian Cooper Fargo Force
Curt Hammer[13] Mike Ambrosia Youngstown Phantoms
Coach of the Year[14] Derek Lalonde Green Bay Gamblers
General Manager of the Year[15] P.K. O'Handley Waterloo Black Hawks
Executive of the Year[16] Doug Miller Waterloo Black Hawks
Organization of the Year[17] Green Bay Gamblers

All-USHL teams[edit]

First Team[edit]

Position Player[18] Team
Goalie Zane Gothberg Fargo Force
Defense Andy Welinski Green Bay Gamblers
Defense Jordan Schmaltz Green Bay Gamblers
Forward Alex Broadhurst Green Bay Gamblers
Forward Zemgus Girgensons Dubuque Fighting Saints
Forward Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars
Forward Daniil Tarasov Indiana Ice

Second Team[edit]

Position Player[19] Team
Goalie Ryan McKay Green Bay Gamblers
Defense Brian Cooper Fargo Force
Defense Ralfs Freibergs Lincoln Stars
Defense Ryan Obuchowski Indiana Ice
Forward Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks
Forward Sean Kuraly Indiana Ice
Forward Nolan LaPorte Green Bay Gamblers

All-Rookie Team[edit]

Position Player[20] Team
Goalie Alex Lyon Omaha Lancers
Defense Mike Matheson Dubuque Fighting Saints
Defense Nick Seeler Des Moines Buccaneers
Defense Eddie Wittchow Waterloo Black Hawks
Forward Taylor Cammarata Waterloo Black Hawks
Forward Austin Cangelosi Youngstown Phantoms
Forward Kevin Roy Lincoln Stars

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