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USHL Roundup: Alex Bump plays big role in Omaha’s win at 2022 Fall Classic

From the Fall Classic, only four teams in the USHL remain undefeated after two games played.

Alex Bump is back with the Omaha Lancers and put up two goals against the Dubuque Fighting Saints to help the Lancers pick up their first win of the season.
Kirsten Krull / The Rink Live

PITTSBURGH — The 2022 USHL Fall Classic is now a wrap, and there are only four teams in the league that remain undefeated at 2-0 (USNTDP, Chicago Steel, Lincoln Stars, Tri-City Storm) but there was enough action on day four to close it out on a high note.


  • Michael Bevilacqua leads team with three points, all coming from assists through the first two games of the season.
  • Lubomir Kupco leads the team in goals at the end of the Fall Classic with two.
  • The Buccaneers go 0-2 to start the season after falling in OT to the Fighting Saints Saturday and to the Phantoms on Sunday.


  • Will Whitelaw , Andrew Strathmann and Matthew Perkins all leave the Fall Classic with three points each, leading the team.
  • Six players have points on the stat-sheet through two games.
  • Phantoms leave Fall Classic with 1-1 record.


  • After a scary collision into the boards in Saturday night's game against Omaha that resulted in Brady Cleveland being stretchered off of the ice, team staff has said he is expected to be OK. On Sunday morning, Cleveland said he had suffered a concussion.
  • Will Smith leads the NTDP with three points, two goals and an assist through two games.
  • NTDP is 2-0 on the season after winning in OT Saturday against Omaha and taking the game against Waterloo Sunday.



  • Griffin Erdman leads the team with a pair of goals.
  • 12 players on the Black Hawks have at least one point on the season through the first two games.
  • Black Hawks went 1-1 at the Fall Classic. They picked up a win against Youngstown Saturday and fell to the NTDP Sunday.


  • When speaking with head coach David Wilkie, he said forward Alex Bump is skating better than he's ever seen him skate.
  • Bump leads the team with two goals, both scored Sunday against the Fighting Saints.
  • Lancers go 1-1 at the Fall Classic, falling to the NTDP on Saturday but finishing strong with a shutout win over Dubuque.


  • Michael Burchill ends the Fall Classic with three points, all assists.
  • After two days, Ryan St. Louis remains the teams leading scorer with two goals.
  • Fighting Saints finish the Fall Classic with an OT win against the Buccaneers, and a shutout loss to the Lancers.

Only the USNTDP, Chicago Steel, Lincoln Stars, and Tri-City Storm leave the Fall Classic undefeated. On the flipside, the Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Madison Capitols, and Sioux City Musketeers are still looking for its first wins of the season.

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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