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Kids Takeover Planned for Final Regular-Season Home Battle

April 10, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Sioux Falls Stampede News Release


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls Stampede prepares for the final series of the regular season this weekend, heading to Fargo, N.D. on Friday and hosting the Fargo Force at the PREMIER Center Saturday night. Saturday is Kid's Night at the Denny, as well as Take My Jersey Night, and the team has a lot planned for fans as it makes this last push for playoff positioning.

The Herd and Force have both clinched tickets to the Clark Cup Playoffs, but the Herd is pushing for positioning with the Lincoln Stars in the bottom two of the Western Conference playoff bracket. Playoff scenarios for the Western Conference and the Stampede's potential schedules are listed below. One point to note is the possibility of the Herd to host at least one game in the first round of playoffs. Due to scheduling conflicts, if the Sioux City Musketeers end in third place and the Stampede ends in sixth, Sioux City will host game one and the Herd would host the second and third, if needed.

The Force is 49-9-1-0 this season and recently broke the USHL record for most single-season wins. The Herd is 27-27-5-1 this season and is coming off of a three-game weekend in Kearney, Neb. and Sioux City, Iowa where they went 1-2.

On the schedule for Saturday night's 6:05 p.m. game are staples such as Mr. Twister's balloons, face painting, a photo booth and chuck-a-puck. Along with the usual happenings, fans will be able to purchase raffle tickets for the Stampede's third jerseys. The first half of the jerseys are set to be raffled in the first intermission with the second half going during the second intermission. Those that do not win the first drawing are automatically put back into the drum and are eligible for the second round. Winners will be able to select the jersey(s) they want once each round is complete. Cash and card will be accepted and proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. Raffle tickets prices are as follows: 1 ticket for $10, 3 tickets for $25 and 25 tickets for $100.

As it's Kid's Night, the kids are taking over the PREMIER Center. For the first time ever, kids will play a special role in the event. The kids will help to announce the starting lineup, co-host with Stampede In-Arena Host Charlie Eccles, design the Stampede's logos and graphics, take part in special promotions and much more!

Finally, fans can expect a few free items thanks to select Stampede sponsors. Brought to us by Dental Solutions, the first 1,000 kids through the doors will be able to grab a free custom Stampede coloring book and crayons. For kids and adults alike, the first 500 fans will get a copy of this year's team poster, thanks to Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and Orthopedic Institute. Tickets to the final regular season game are available in limited quantities through the Stampede office, Ticketmaster or the KELOLAND box office.

Game scenarios - Round 1 (best of three, *if needed)

All games 7:05 p.m. CST start time.

#5 Sioux Falls at #4 Tri-City

Game 1 - Monday, Apr. 15th in Kearney, Neb.

Game 2 - Tuesday, Apr. 16th in Kearney, Neb.

Game 3* - Wednesday, Apr. 17th in Kearney, Neb.

#6 Sioux Falls at #3 Sioux City

Game 1 - Monday, Apr. 15th in Sioux City, Iowa

Game 2 - Tuesday, Apr. 16th in Sioux Falls, S.D. (due to scheduling conflicts in Sioux City)

Game 3* - Wednesday, Apr. 17th in Sioux Falls, S.D. (due to scheduling conflicts in Sioux City)

#6 Sioux Falls at #3 Waterloo

Game 1 - Monday, Apr. 15th in Waterloo, Iowa

Game 2 - Tuesday, Apr. 16th in Waterloo, Iowa

Game 3* - Wednesday, Apr. 17th in Waterloo, Iowa

Playoff Scenarios:

Fargo is locked into the #1 seed (100 pts)

Sioux City will be either #2 or #3 seed (currently #2, 72 pts)

Sioux City is currently one point ahead of Waterloo with two games remaining

i. SC clinches 2nd with these scenarios

SC 2 wins - independent of WAT outcomes

SC 2 regulation losses - WAT 2 regulation losses

SC 1 win, 1 loss - WAT 2 regulation losses

SC 1 win, 1 loss - WAT 1 win, 1 loss

SC 1 win, 1 loss - WAT 2 OT/SO losses

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - WAT 2 regulation losses

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - WAT 1 win, 1 loss

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - Wat 2 OT/SO loss

SC 2 OT/SO losses - WAT 2 regulation losses

SC 2 OT/SO losses - WAT 1 win, 1 loss

SC 2 OT/SO losses - WAT 2 OT/SO losses

ii. The teams will go to the tiebreaker in these scenarios

SC 1 win, 1 loss - WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - WAT 2 win

SC 2 OT/SO losses - WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

iii. Tiebreaker with WAT: #1 (ROW) WAT leads 30-29. #2 (H2H) SC 2-2-0-0 (4pts) WAT 2-2-0-0 (4pts) with series over, #3 (most wins in league competition) WAT leads 35-33

Waterloo will be either #2 or #3 seed (currently #3, 71 pts)

Waterloo is currently one point behind Sioux City with two games remaining

i. Waterloo can clinch 2nd with these scenarios

WAT 2 wins - SC 2 losses

WAT 2 wins - SC 1 win, 1 loss

WAT 2 wins - SC 2 OT/SO losses

WAT 1 win, 1 loss - SC 2 losses

WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - SC 2 losses

WAT 2 OT/SO losses - SC 2 losses

ii. The teams will go to the tiebreaker in these scenarios

SC 1 win, 1 loss - WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

SC 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - WAT 2 win

SC 2 OT/SO losses - WAT 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

iii. Tiebreaker with SC: #1 (ROW) WAT leads 30-29. #2 (H2H) SC 2-2-0-0 (4pts) WAT 2-2-0-0 (4pts) with series over, #3 (most wins in league competition) WAT leads 35-33

Tri-City is locked into the #4 seed (67 pts)

Sioux Falls will be either the #5 seed or the #6 seed (currently #5, 60 pts)

Sioux Falls is currently three points ahead of Lincoln with two games remaining

i. Sioux Falls can clinch #5 with these scenarios

SF 2 wins - independent of LIN outcomes

SF 2 losses - LIN 2 losses

SF 2 losses - LIN 1 win, 1 loss

SF 2 losses - LIN 2 OT/SO losses

SF 1 win, 1 loss - independent of LIN outcomes (62 pts)

SF 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - independent of LIN outcomes (63 pts)

SF 2 OT/SO losses - independent of LIN outcomes

ii. Sioux Falls and Lincoln will go into the tiebreaker in this scenario

SF 2 losses - LIN 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

iii. Tiebreaker with LIN: #1 (ROW) SF leads 24-23. #2 (H2H) LIN 3-2-0-1 (7 pts) leads over SF 3-3-0-0 (6pts) with series over.

Lincoln will be either the #5 seed, #6 Seed, or miss the playoffs. (currently #6, 57 pts)

Lincoln is currently three points behind Sioux Falls with two games remaining

i. Lincoln can overtake Sioux Falls in 5th in this scenario

LIN 2 wins - SF 2 losses

ii. Sioux Falls and Lincoln will go into the tiebreaker in this scenario

SF 2 losses - LIN 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

iii. Tiebreaker with SF: #1 (ROW) SF leads 24-23. #2 (H2H) SF 3-3-0-0 (6pts) LIN 3-2-0-1 (7 pts) with series over

Lincoln is two points ahead of Des Moines

i. Lincoln will keep Des Moines out of playoffs in these scenarios

LIN 2 wins - independent of DM outcomes

LIN 2 losses - DM 2 losses

LIN 1 win, 1 loss - DM 2 losses

LIN 1 win, 1 loss - DM 1 win, 1 loss

LIN 1 win, 1 loss - DM 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

LIN 1 win, 1 loss - DM 2 OT/SO loss

LIN 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - independent of DM outcomes

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 2 losses

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 1 win, 1 loss

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 2 OT/SO losses

ii. The two teams will head to a tiebreaker in these scenarios

LIN 2 losses - DM 1 win, 1 loss

LIN 2 losses - DM 2 OT/SO losses

LIN 1 win 1 loss - DM 2 wins

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 2 wins

iii. Tiebreaker with DM: #1 (ROW) Tied 23-23. #2 (H2H) DM 2-2-0-0 (4pts) LIN 2-2-0-0 (4pts) #3 (most wins in league competition) LIN leads 26-24.

Des Moines will be either the #6 Seed or miss the playoffs. (currently #7, 55 pts)

Des Moines is currently two points behind Lincoln

i. Des Moines can overtake Lincoln in these scenarios

DM 2 wins - LIN 2 losses

DM 1 win, 1 OT/SO loss - LIN 2 losses

ii. The two teams will head to a tiebreaker in these scenarios

LIN 2 losses - DM 1 win, 1 loss

LIN 2 losses - DM 2 OT/SO losses

LIN 1 win 1 loss - DM 2 wins

LIN 2 OT/SO losses - DM 2 wins


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