Playoffs On the Horizon

Hawks Home Games April 14th & 15th

After wrapping up the 2016/17 United States Hockey League regular season schedule on home ice this coming Saturday, the Waterloo Black Hawks will begin their 2017 Clark Cup Playoff run at Young Arena on Friday, April 14th.

The Black Hawks announced the schedule for first round playoff home games on Monday, while awaiting the final Western Conference standings to settle out.  Waterloo’s first round opponent could be the Fargo Force, Des Moines Buccaneers, or Lincoln Stars depending on those teams’ results this week.

Western Conference Semifinal Schedule – Waterloo Black Hawks vs. TBD
Game One – Friday, April 14th, Young Arena, 7:05 p.m.
Game Two – Saturday, April 15th, Young Arena, 7:05 p.m.
Game Three – Date, Location, and Time currently unknown
Game Four – If necessary…Date, Location, and Time currently unknown
Game Five – If necessary…Tuesday, April 25th, Young Arena, 7:05 p.m.

The Black Hawks are assured of second place in the USHL Western Conference, and therefore will host an opening round playoff series.  Last spring, as the third seed in the Western Conference, Waterloo eliminated the Lincoln Stars in four games before falling to the eventual Clark Cup Champion Tri-City Storm in five games during the Western Conference Finals.

Playoff packages including tickets for the Hawks’ complete playoff run are currently available by calling the organization’s front office at (319) 232-3444.  Fans will receive a ticket for all possible home games at Young Arena but will only be charged for games which are actually played.  Packages offer flat-rate pricing below single game rates for all playoff rounds, and they assure that fans will have the same seats throughout the entire postseason.

Alternatively, beginning on Tuesday, April 11th at 11 a.m., tickets for individual playoff games will go on sale from the Domino’s Black Hawks Box office at the following Conference Semifinal rates: Glass – $20, Center – $17.39, Attack – $15.39, Goal – $13.39.  To order or for more details, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.

New this season, children 12 and under will receive special playoff pricing, whether within a playoff package or for individual games.  All child tickets will be $8 for all rounds.

The Hawks finish the regular season on a three-game homestand beginning Tuesday against the Chicago Steel.  Friday and Saturday, Waterloo hosts Fargo.  All three games begin at 7:05 p.m.  Good seats are available and can be ordered at or by calling the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office.

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