The United States Hockey League on Friday announced the schedule for the annual Fall Classic to be held at two regional sites in September.
The Fall Classic East will be hosted by the Green Bay Gamblers at Resch Center, Sept. 15-17. The tournament will include the debuts of the league's newest expansion teams, the Madison Capitols and Bloomington Thunder.
The Sioux City Musketeers will host the Fall Classic West at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 18-19.
The USHL Fall Classic is annually a highly scouted event. Coaches and personnel from the NHL and NCAA routinely attend to evaluate the next wave of North American talent within the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league.
Fall Classic East schedule
Monday, Sept. 15
Madison Capitols vs. Chicago Steel
Bloomington Thunder vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. Green Bay Gamblers
Tuesday, Sept. 16
Chicago Steel vs. Bloomington Thunder
Youngstown Phantoms vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
Cedar Rapids RoughRiders vs. U.S. Under-18 NTDP
Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Green Bay Gamblers
Wednesday, Sept. 17
U.S. Under-18 NTDP vs. Youngstown Phantoms
Waterloo Black Hawks vs. Madison Capitols
Fall Classic West schedule
Thursday, Sept. 18
Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Fargo Force
Tri-City Storm vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Lincoln Stars vs. Sioux Falls Stampede
Sioux City Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers
Friday, Sept. 19
Tri-City Storm vs. Fargo Force
Muskegon Lumberjacks vs. Lincoln Stars
Omaha Lancers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Sioux City Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls Stampede