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Sioux City set to face blossoming Madison in Clark Cup Finals

In a special edition of Today in the USHL, Kirsten Krull previews the final matchup of the season, as the Sioux City Musketeers and Madison Capitols begin their quest for the Clark Cup.

Fargo's Ryan Alexander skates with the puck against Tri-City's Shaun McEwen at Scheels Arena on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022. The two teams will play in the third annual Frosty Cup on Jan. 27-29, 2023 in Dallas.
David Samson / The Forum

After battling their way through their respective conferences, the Sioux City Musketeers and the Madison Capitols will face off in the best-of-five Clark Cup Final beginning Sunday, May 15.

Sioux City came into the postseason as the No. 2 seed and received a bye into the second round, where the Musketeers defeated Waterloo two games to one. They then swept the Anderson Cup champion, No. 1 Tri-City Storm in the Western Conference Final.

The Madison Capitols have been the Cinderella story of the postseason after earning their first playoff berth since they returned to the league in 2014. The Capitols will play in the first Clark Cup Final in franchise history. They came into the playoffs as the No. 5 seed and swept their first round matchup against the Youngstown Phantoms. They upset the No. 1 Chicago Steel two games to one to advance to the Eastern Conference Final and clinched their ticket to the Clark Cup Final with an 8-4 win over the Muskegon Lumberjacks in Game 5.

The first game of the Clark Cup Final will be played at Tyson Events Center in Sioux City on Sunday, with puck drop set for 3:05 p.m.

Kirsten Krull covers juniors and prospects for The Rink Live. She is a 2020 St. Cloud State graduate, and has been working in the hockey world for over six years, covering many levels of the game from juniors to the NHL.
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