Industrial-strength goaltending combined with missed opportunities contributed to the Sioux Falls Stampede’s 4-0 loss to the Omaha Lancers on Friday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 4,772 at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Facing elimination for the third time this postseason, the Sioux Falls Stampede used two power play goals to defeat the Fargo Force 5-3 Sunday night in Game 4 of the USHL Western Conference Finals at the Sioux Falls Arena.
An early first period goal was all the Fargo Force would need to hold off the Sioux Falls Stampede for a 1-0 Game 3 shutout in front of 3,805 at the Arena Thursday night. The loss puts the Stampede in a must-win situation in Game 4 Sunday night at the Arena.
An airtight, white knuckle Western Conference semi-finals ended in perfect fashion as a monumental shutout performance by Charlie Lindgren lifted the Sioux Falls Stampede past the Lincoln Stars in a 2-0, Game 5 win, clinching the series for the Herd.