2004–05 USHL season

The 2004–05 USHL season is the 25th season of the United States Hockey League as an all-junior league. The regular season began on September 24, 2004, and concluded on April 2, 2005,[1] with the regular season champion winning the Anderson Cup. The 2004–05 season was the first for the Indiana Ice who moved from Danville, Illinois, after their first season in the USHL. Two years after being named the River City Lancers, the franchise in Omaha, Nebraska, returned to their original name of Omaha Lancers.

2004–05 USHL season
LeagueUnited States Hockey League
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 24, 2004 – May 9, 2005
Number of games60
Number of teams11
Anderson Cup Champions
Season championsCedar Rapids RoughRiders
Omaha Lancers
Clark Cup Champions
ChampionsCedar Rapids RoughRiders
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
zCedar Rapids RoughRiders 60 42 13 5 89 229 157
xWaterloo Black Hawks 60 29 25 6 64 163 168
xChicago Steel 60 26 29 5 57 165 187
xIndiana Ice 60 20 33 7 47 169 209
Green Bay Gamblers 60 21 37 2 44 141 220
Des Moines Buccaneers 60 17 37 6 40 174 244

West DivisionEdit

Team GP W L OTL PTS GF GA
zOmaha Lancers 60 41 12 7 89 215 148
xSioux City Musketeers 60 37 17 6 80 222 173
xLincoln Stars 60 37 17 6 80 217 184
xTri-City Storm 60 33 21 6 72 189 172
Sioux Falls Stampede 60 27 28 5 59 178 200

Clark Cup playoffs[3]Edit

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Clark Cup Championship
                     
1 Cedar Rapids 7 6 5
4 Indiana Ice 3 2 4
1 Cedar Rapids 2 2 4
East Division
2 Chicago 1 1 2
2 Waterloo 5 1 0 3 3
3 Chicago 1 0 7 6 2
E Cedar Rapids 5 1 4 1 4
W Sioux City 0 2 3 2 1
1 Omaha 1 6 2 3 0
4 Tri-City 5 2 6 0 1
4 Tri-City 0 4 1 2
West Division
2 Sioux City 6 3 4 3
2 Sioux City 7 5 1 7
3 Lincoln 4 2 9 5

PlayersEdit

Scoring leaders[4]Edit

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Dan Riedel Lincoln Stars 60 30 51 81 +4 74
2 Chad Rau Des Moines Buccaneers 57 31 40 71 -10 32
3 Trevor Smith Omaha Lancers 60 29 39 68 +18 78
4 Teddy Purcell Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 58 20 47 67 +20 22
5 Cory Carlson Omaha Lancers 60 25 41 66 +9 78
6 Tim Kennedy Sioux City Musketeers 54 30 31 61 +26 112
Brian Bales Sioux City Musketeers 54 20 41 61 +31 16
8 Erik Condra Lincoln Stars 60 30 30 60 +5 56
Rob Ricci Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 59 26 34 60 +20 38
10 Sean Muncy Waterloo Black Hawks 60 26 33 59 -5 26

Leading goaltenders[5]Edit

Player Team GP MIN W L OTL SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Jeff Lerg Omaha Lancers 52 3105 36 11 4 6 112 2.16 1229 .916
2 Dan Tormey Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 32 1839 23 4 2 3 69 2.25 869 .926
3 Drew O'Connell Waterloo Black Hawks 37 1946 15 12 4 5 82 2.53 791 .906
4 Steve Jakiel Lincoln Stars 26 1434 15 7 2 0 61 2.55 668 .916
Jeff Zatkoff Sioux City Musketeers 24 1271 13 6 3 1 54 2.55 575 .914

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004-05 League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  2. ^ "2004-05 USHL Standings". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  3. ^ "2005 Playoffs League Schedule". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  4. ^ "2004-05 Scoring Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
  5. ^ "2004-05 Goalie Leaders". USHL. Retrieved 2013-07-27.

External linksEdit