2003–04 USHL season

The 2003–04 USHL season is the 24th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on September 26, 2003, and concluded on March 28, 2004,[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. The 2003–04 season was the first for the Danville Wings after transferring from the North American Hockey League and the only season for the St. Louis Heartland Eagles after moving from Topeka, Kansas. At the conclusion of the season, St. Louis voluntarily suspended operations and officially folded a year later.

2003-04 USHL season
LeagueUnited States Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 28, 2003 – May 5, 2004
Number of games60
Number of teams12
Anderson Cup Champions
Season championsTri-City Storm
Clark Cup Champions
ChampionsWaterloo Black Hawks
USHL seasons

The Clark Cup playoffs features the top four teams from each division competing for the league title.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standings[2]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; OTL = Overtime Losses; SL = Shootout Losses; GF = Goals For; GA = Goals Against; PTS = Points; x = clinched playoff berth; y = clinched division title; z = clinched league title

East DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
yChicago Steel 60 34 22 4 72 190 165
xCedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 34 23 3 71 207 188
xDanville Wings 60 29 23 8 66 171 178
xWaterloo Black Hawks 60 30 27 3 63 174 162
Green Bay Gamblers 60 27 28 5 59 171 176
St. Louis Heartland Eagles 60 17 37 6 40 135 229

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
zTri-City Storm 60 43 12 5 91 225 138
xSioux City Musketeers 60 38 15 7 83 192 152
xRiver City Lancers 60 37 16 7 81 202 160
xDes Moines Buccaneers 60 29 26 5 63 202 200
Lincoln Stars 60 27 29 4 58 174 191
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 15 42 3 33 148 252

Clark Cup playoffsEdit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
                     
1 Chicago 3 1 2 1 0
4 Waterloo 2 2 1 4 1
4 Waterloo 3 6 9
East Division
3 Danville 2 1 1
2 Cedar Rapids 3 0 2 1
3 Danville 1 2 3 4
E Waterloo 3 4 3 2
W Tri-City 2 1 4 2
1 Tri-City 4 5 6
4 Des Moines 3 2 1
1 Tri-City 3 5 1 2
West Division
2 Sioux City 2 2 2 0
2 Sioux City 3 5 4
3 River City 1 4 3

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PlayersEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Mike Howe River City Lancers 56 36 42 78 +27 30
2 Paul Stastny River City Lancers 56 30 47 77 +26 46
3 Bill Thomas Tri-City Storm 60 31 38 69 +43 30
4 Matthew Ford Sioux Falls Stampede 60 37 31 68 -4 60
5 Jim McKenzie Sioux Falls Stampede 59 26 38 64 +13 168
Mick Lawrence River City Lancers 58 26 38 64 +11 127
7 Bryan Marshall Danville Wings 60 28 35 63 +1 52
8 Mike Erickson Des Moines Buccaneers 58 37 24 61 +5 23
9 Joel Hanson Waterloo Black Hawks 60 17 42 59 +3 85
10 Danny Charleston Chicago Steel 59 24 34 58 +7 92

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Leading goaltendersEdit

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Peter Mannino Tri-City Storm 38 1987 26 7 0 5 70 2.11 687 .908
2 Jeff Lerg River City Lancers 35 1962 24 5 2 4 72 2.20 800 .917
3 Eric Aarnio Tri-City Storm 30 1638 17 5 2 1 61 2.23 601 .908
4 Jimmy Spratt Sioux City Musketeers 34 1922 19 6 5 3 75 2.34 835 .918
5 Jeff Lantz Sioux City Musketeers 33 1737 19 9 2 2 68 2.35 779 .920

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AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2003-04 League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  2. ^ "2003-04 USHL Standings". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  3. ^ "2004 Playoffs League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  4. ^ "2003-04 Scoring Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  5. ^ "2003-04 Goalie Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.

External linksEdit