It all starts at the Fall Classic! For the 8th straight year, the USHL will be kicking off its regular season at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex near Pittsburgh for the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic. The Gamblers will face the Lincoln Stars September 21st at 2:30 PM and the Sioux City Musketeers September 22nd at 12:30 PM
This annual event will bring all 16 of the USHL’s teams together under one roof September 20th through the 25th. The Fall Classic also includes a showcase for many of the top Tier I youth programs under USA Hockey’s umbrella, each of which will be competing in games over the course of the same week.
All 16 games at the Lemieux Sports Complex will serve as each team’s first two regular-season contests and count in the standings. Hundreds of NHL personnel including scouts, general managers and other executives will be on hand to get an early glimpse of the USHL’s 2024 NHL Draft class and check in on some of the players they’ve already selected. Every single second of the action will be streamed live exclusively on FloHockey.
The Full Fall Classic Schedule is available at https://ushl.com/news/2023/7/19/home-dicks-sporting-goods-ushl-fall-classic-set-for-september.aspx
“The Pittsburgh Penguins are excited to have the DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic return to Cranberry Township and the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for the eighth straight year,” said Kara Radeke, Executive Director – Pittsburgh Penguins, UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. “The Fall Classic is truly a unique event bringing all 16 USHL teams and the top youth teams in the country to Pittsburgh. This event provides the chance to see some of the best young hockey players in the world showcase their talent in front of hundreds of scouts and fans. It also generates a significant economic impact on Butler County and our region. We appreciate all that the USHL and its member clubs continue to do to support the growth of our game!”
“On behalf of the USHL and its member teams, we are excited to be back at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Center and hosted by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the NHL. This event provides us the opportunity to showcase our players who play in the most successful Junior Hockey League in North America,” said USHL President and Commissioner Glenn Hefferan. “Rounding out the Fall Classic are many of the best Tier I Youth teams in USA Hockey. In addition to the college and professional exposure, these youth players will have an opportunity to witness a level of play that these Tier I players all aspire to, and our coaches and GMs look forward to seeing some of the best Tier I youth talent in the country.”
Additional information for the 2023 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic will be available in the coming weeks. The 2023-2024 campaign marks the 30th year of Gamblers hockey in the United States Hockey League. Stay tuned to the Gamblers social media platforms for the latest team news