2024 Dubuque Fighting Saints vs Fargo Force

Fargo Vs. Dubuque: 2024 USHL Clark Cup Final

Fargo Vs. Dubuque: 2024 USHL Clark Cup Final

The Fargo Force and Dubuque Fighting Saints will meet in the 2024 USHL Clark Cup Final. The best-of-five series gets underway Friday in Fargo, North Dakota.

May 9, 2024 by Ryan Sikes
Fargo Vs. Dubuque: 2024 USHL Clark Cup Final

The 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs Conference Finals wrapped up Sunday in thrilling fashion. 

The Fargo Force came back from a 2-1 series deficit to shut out the Sioux City Musketeers in Games 4 and 5.

In the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, Fargo was pushed to the brink of elimination but came away with a decisive win in Game 5. Now, the Force will play for the championship.

Meanwhile, the Dubuque Fighting Saints made quick work of the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the Eastern Conference Finals, sweeping the series in three games.

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What Teams Made The Clark Cup Final

  • Fargo Force
  • Dubuque Fighting Saints

No. 1 Dubuque Vs. No. 1 Fargo 

Dubuque and Fargo met twice during the regular season, with the Force winning 4-0 in mid-October. The Fighting Saints returned the favor in early November with a 4-3 overtime victory. Both teams won on the road.

These two teams are meeting in the Clark Cup Final for the first time since the 2013 season. 

That year, the Fighting Saints swept the Force in three games to capture the organization’s fifth Clark Cup championship. Dubuque’s last appearance in the Final came against the Tri-City Storm in 2016.

Fargo is back in the championship round after being swept by the Youngstown Phantoms last year. The Force will look to put a stamp on their historic season with the organization’s second Clark Cup title, and first since 2018.

Players To Watch

Dubuque: Kevin Reidler (OTT)

This series should feature great goaltending. Dubuque’s Kevin Reidler has been on fire in the postseason, going 6-1 in seven appearances with a 1.23 goals-against average, a 0.951 save percentage and three shutouts.

Fargo: Hampton Slukynsky (LAK)

On the other side, Hampton Slukynsky rebounded after allowing four goals to Sioux City in Game 3. The Los Angeles Kings draft pick went on to stop a combined 41 shots on goal in back-to-back shutouts, including a 21-save performance in Game 5.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Vs. Fargo Force Clark Cup Final Schedule

  • Game 1: Dubuque at Fargo (Friday, May 10 at 7:05 p.m. CDT)
  • Game 2: Dubuque at Fargo (Saturday, May 11 at 6:05 p.m. CDT)
  • Game 3: Fargo at Dubuque (Friday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. CDT)
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Fargo at Dubuque (Saturday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m. CDT)
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Dubuque at Fargo (Tuesday, May 21 at 7:05 p.m. CDT)   

Dubuque Vs. Fargo Series Prediction

Fargo in five games.

What Is The Format Of The USHL Clark Cup Playoffs?

The Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals and Clark Cup Final will consist of best-of-five series, with the higher seed hosting Games 1, 2 and 5.

What NHL Draft Prospects Will Be Playing In The Clark Cup Final?

Based on NHL Central Scouting’s most recent 2024 NHL Draft rankings, these are some of the top players expected to be participating in the 2024 Clark Cup Final.

  • Mac Swanson, Fargo Force
  • Jake Fisher, Fargo Force
  • Finn McLaughlin, Fargo Force
  • Lee Parks, Fargo Force
  • Jake Sondreal, Dubuque Fighting Saints
  • Erik Pahlsson, Dubuque Fighting Saints
  • Joona Vaisanen, Dubuque Fighting Saints
  • James Reeder, Dubuque Fighting Saints

What NHL Prospects Will be Playing In The USHL Clark Cup Final?

Many players already drafted by NHL teams will be playing for the Clark Cup title this month. Here’s a list of some of the more notable prospects set to appear in the championship round.

  • Juraj Pekarcik, Dubuque Fighting Saints (St. Louis Blues)
  • Beckett Hendrickson, Dubuque Fighting Saints (Boston Bruins)
  • Kevin Reidler, Dubuque Fighting Saints (Ottawa Senators)
  • Hampton Slukynsky, Fargo Force (Los Angeles Kings)
  • Zam Plante, Fargo Force (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Brandon Svoboda, Fargo Force (San Jose Sharks)

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