Tuesday, May 01, 2007

USHL Playoffs First Round Complete

On Friday, Des Moines finished off their series against Omaha with a 3-2 victory in overtime. Matt Thurber was -2 for Omaha and Justin Johnson was -1. Des Moines won the series 4 games to 1 game.

Sioux City went into their game with Tri-City Friday up 3 games to 2. Tri-City managed to claim the win on Friday by a score of 4-3. Sean Wiles had an assist for Tri-City.

On Saturday, with the series tied 3 games a piece, Sioux City and Tri-City played a one goal game with Tri-City completing the comeback win in the series with a 3-2 victory. Luke Lucyk had a goal for Tri-City.

The next round of the USHL Playoffs is a "divisional round robin format" (no....seriously!). For more info on the matchups click here.

Does anyone out there like the way the USHL has structured the playoffs this year? In the first round everyone qualifies (making the regular season nearly pointless except for home ice in your first series), and the second round is a round robin....