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Fighting Saints open USHL playoffs with a victory

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The Dubuque Fighting Saints, the regular season Anderson Cup Champions, got goals from 5 different players Wednesday night to win their USHL playoff opener, 4-1, over Muskegon at the Mystique Ice Arena in Dubuque.

The Saints got goals from Frank DiChiara, Joseph Manno, Mike Symatula, Adam Gilmour and Karson Kuhlman.

Game 2 is Friday night in Dubuque at the Mystique. Faceoff Friday night at 7:05

Meanwhile, The Fargo Force snapped the Waterloo Black Hawks 8-game winning streak Wednesday night with a 3-2 victory in the first round of the U-S-H-L playoffs in Fargo.

The Black Hawks got on the board first on a 1st period power play goal from Zach Stepan at the 11:17 mark..The assists from Chris Leibinger and Ian McCoshen.

Fargo scored twice in the second period to take 2-1 lead. The Black Hawks got a 3rd period power play goal from Taylor Cammarata at the 14:50 mark of the 3rd. Cammarata got assists from Ian McCoshen and Justin Kloos. Fargo scored the game-winner on an Austin Ortega goal at the 18:25 mark in the 3rd to secure the 3-2 victory. Fargo has now beaten the Black Hawks in 5 of their 6 meetings this season.

Game 2 Friday night in Fargo. Game 3 Sunday afternoon at 3 at Young Arena in Waterloo.

 In other Wednesday night USHL playoff action, Green Bay beat Youngstown, 3-1, and Lincoln shut out Sioux Falls, 4-0.

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