USHL adds fourth team in three years

Dubuque, Iowa will be getting their USHL franchise back, making it the fifth team in Iowa and the fourth expansion team in three years.  The Dubuque Fighthing Saints started their franchise in the USHL in 1980-81 and left 21 years later.  Dubuque has officially been added as the newest addition to the USHL today.

The team will play at the Mystique Ice Center, a 3,200-seat arena scheduled to open next summer on Chaplain Schmitt Island. 

Good to see the league continuing its success, and bringing a team back to where it has had some tradition is a great idea for the league and the city.  It will be interesting to see if the USHL adds another team to even the pool at 16 or leave it at 15.

Check out a few articles here and here.


Anonymous said...

Any word on a second sheet of ice or a move to grow hockey at the grass roots?

Fargo Force Blogger said...

Not quite sure. I am sure they will be bringing in more rinks in the area. Anytime you bring in a team in a well-known league, hockey will grow, and that is great for the game and hockey at the grass roots level.

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