PLYMOUTH, Mich. - USA Hockey's National Team Development program, in conjunction with the USHL, has announced its USHL regular season schedule for the 2021-22 season. The campaign kicks off for Team USA on September 25-26 as the U18s head to the Pittsburgh area for the USHL Fall Classic to take on the Sioux City Musketeers and Fargo Force.
Team USA will play a 62-game schedule that will be regionally based, meaning that both the Under-17 and Under-18 Teams will only play teams from the USHL's Eastern Conference. The lone exception will be at the USHL Fall Classic in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, when the U18s will square off against Fargo and Sioux City from the Western Conference.
Team USA will meet the Youngstown Phantoms a season-high 12 times, with an even split of six at USA Hockey Arena and six at Covelli Centre in Ohio. They will also see the Muskegon Lumberjacks for double-digit games throughout the year with six coming at USA Hockey Arena and five at Mercy Health Arena on the west side.
HAPPY AT HOME
Combined, Team USA will have a pair of five-game homestands at USA Hockey Arena throughout the season. The first comes early in the year from October 15 through October 30. The second set starts on February 26 until March 6. On an individual team basis, the U18s play five straight at home from March 19 - March 27.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Team USA holds a season-long combined six-game road trip near the end of the regular season from March 27 through April 9, three games apiece for both the U17s and U18s. The Under-17 Team will have a six-game trip by itself from January 28 when they head to Youngstown for three straight through February 20 when they finish their USHL roadie in Chicago.
The USHL welcomes back the Madison Capitols and Cedar Rapids RoughRiders to the league this season after both teams were inactive during the 2020-21 year. Team USA will face the Capitols eight times this year while they see the RoughRiders for a combined seven games.
Team USA will play 14 games in the month of March, the most in any month of play this season. Nine of those games will be hosted at USA Hockey Arena.
Details for all 62 games are listed below. All games, times and locations are subject to change. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date this summer. For the best guaranteed ticketing options, season, group and premium seating packages are now available. Call the USA Hockey Arena box office at 734-453-6400 to get yours today. The 2021-22 promotional schedule will be announced at a future date.
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|1||Sep. 25||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex||Under-18||Sioux City Musketeers|
|2||Sep. 26||UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex||Fargo Force||Under-18|
|3||Oct. 1||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-17|
|4||Oct. 2||Covelli Centre||Under-17||Youngstown Phantoms|
|5||Oct. 8||Fox Valley Ice Arena||Under-17||Chicago Steel|
|6||Oct. 9||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-18|
|7||Oct. 9||Fox Valley Ice Arena||Under-17||Chicago Steel|
|8||Oct. 15||USA Hockey Arena||Madison Capitols||Under-17|
|9||Oct. 16||USA Hockey Arena||Madison Capitols||Under-17|
|10||Oct. 29||USA Hockey Arena||Chicago Steel||Under-18|
|11||Oct. 30||USA Hockey Arena||Chicago Steel||Under-18|
|12||Nov. 24||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-17|
|13||Nov. 26||Resch Center||Under-17||Green Bay Gamblers|
|14||Nov. 27||Resch Center||Under-17||Green Bay Gamblers|
|15||Nov. 28||USA Hockey Arena||Chicago Steel||Under-18|
|16||Dec. 3||Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena||Under-17||Madison Capitols|
|17||Dec. 4||Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena||Under-18||Madison Capitols|
|18||Dec. 10||Mercy Health Arena||Under-17||Muskegon Lumberjacks|
|19||Dec. 15||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-18|
|20||Dec. 18||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-18|
|21||Dec. 30||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-17|
|22||Jan. 1||Mercy Health Arena||Under-17||Muskegon Lumberjacks|
|23||Jan. 7||Mystique Ice Center||Under-18||Dubuque Fighting Saints|
|24||Jan. 8||Mystique Ice Center||Under-18||Dubuque Fighting Saints|
|25||Jan. 14||Mercy Health Arena||Under-17||Muskegon Lumberjacks|
|26||Jan. 14||USA Hockey Arena||Green Bay Gamblers||Under-18|
|27||Jan. 21||USA Hockey Arena||Madison Capitols||Under-17|
|28||Jan. 22||USA Hockey Arena||Madison Capitols||Under-18|
|29||Jan. 28||Covelli Centre||Under-17||Youngstown Phantoms|
|30||Jan. 29||Covelli Centre||Under-17||Youngstown Phantoms|
|31||Jan. 30||Covelli Centre||Under-17||Youngstown Phantoms|
|32||Feb. 4||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-18|
|33||Feb. 18||Mystique Ice Center||Under-17||Dubuque Fighting Saints|
|34||Feb. 19||Fox Valley Ice Arena||Under-17||Chicago Steel|
|35||Feb. 20||Fox Valley Ice Arena||Under-17||Chicago Steel|
|36||Feb. 23||Covelli Centre||Under-18||Youngstown Phantoms|
|37||Feb. 25||USA Hockey Arena||Green Bay Gamblers||Under-18|
|38||Feb. 26||USA Hockey Arena||Green Bay Gamblers||Under-17|
|39||March 4||USA Hockey Arena||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Under-17|
|40||March 5||USA Hockey Arena||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Under-17|
|41||March 6||USA Hockey Arena||Dubuque Fighting Saints||Under-18|
|42||March 11||Mercy Health Arena||Under-18||Muskegon Lumberjacks|
|43||March 12||Mercy Health Arena||Under-18||Muskegon Lumberjacks|
|44||March 18||USA Hockey Arena||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||Under-17|
|45||March 19||USA Hockey Arena||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||Under-18|
|46||March 20||USA Hockey Arena||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||Under-18|
|47||March 25||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-18|
|48||March 25||ImOn Ice Arena||Under-17||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|49||March 26||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-18|
|50||March 26||ImOn Ice Arena||Under-17||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|51||March 27||USA Hockey Arena||Green Bay Gamblers||Under-18|
|52||March 27||ImOn Ice Arena||Under-17||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|53||April 1||Resch Center||Under-18||Green Bay Gamblers|
|54||April 2||Resch Center||Under-18||Green Bay Gamblers|
|55||April 3||ImOn Ice Arena||Under-18||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders|
|56||April 8||Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena||Under-17||Madison Capitols|
|57||April 9||Bob Suter's Capitol Ice Arena||Under-17||Madison Capitols|
|58||April 15||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-17|
|59||April 16||USA Hockey Arena||Muskegon Lumberjacks||Under-17|
|60||April 17||USA Hockey Arena||Chicago Steel||Under-17|
|61||April 22||USA Hockey Arena||Youngstown Phantoms||Under-17|
|62||April 23||Covelli Centre||Under-17||Youngstown Phantoms|