The Dubuque Fighting Saints are on fire as they head into the Clark Cup Finals, brimming with confidence after clinching their fourth Tier-I Conference Title in a sensational victory.

Their recent triumph over Muskegon showcased the team's exceptional skill and determination, with players like Lucas St. Louis and 4th-Liner Josh Giuliani leading the charge to secure a resounding 4-0 win, backed by goalie Kevin Reidler's stellar performance, marking his third shutout of the playoffs.

With such momentum behind them, Dubuque is abuzz with excitement for the upcoming showdown against the USHL's top point-getter for 23/24, the Fargo Force.

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In the battle against Fargo, the Fighting Saints face a formidable opponent known for their strong offense and disciplined defense. Yet, Dubuque fans have every reason to believe in their team's ability to prevail. Throughout the season, the Fighting Saints have demonstrated incredible depth and resilience, with players consistently stepping up when it matters most. Check out our full interview with the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

As they prepare to take on Fargo, Dubuque stands united in support of our beloved team, ready to cheer them on to victory from the stands and through the series' live broadcasts on Eagle 102.3. In fact, you can check out all the away-action at watch party events held at ImOn Arena.

But the excitement doesn't end with the finals. The Fighting Saints recently concluded the Phase I portion of the USHL Draft, strategically selecting ten promising players to bolster their roster for the future. Here's a look at the draft picks and their standout stats:

Nicholas Desiderio: Forward, North Caldwell, NJ | June 16, 2008, 6-0, 194| 2023-24 Season: 67 GP, 54 goals, 39 assists, 93 points

Xavier Lieb: Forward, Carrolltown, PA | March 14, 2008, 5-9, 154 | 2023-24 Season: 61 GP, 24 goals, 54 assists, 78 points

Zane Torre: Forward, Ladera Ranch, CA | April 14, 2008, 6-0, 185 | 2023-24 Season: 49 GP, 25 goals, 24 assists, 49 points

Cody Powels: Forward, Darien, IL | May 13, 2008, 5-10, 146 | 2023-24 Season: Chicago Mission U15

"He is a hard-nosed forward who played on a great team and won a National Championship. He was one of the top scorers on that team. He plays a hard and detailed game and can finish and set up. We've been a big fan of his all year."

Kalle Larsson, Saints General Manager

Kane Johnson: Forward, West Fargo, ND | February 12, 2008, 6-2, 168 | 2023-24 Stats: 61 GP, 14 goals, 44 assists, 58 points

Nathan Hauad: Forward, Chicago, IL | September 23, 2008, 5-11, 161 | 2023-24 Stats: 52 GP, 35 goals, 45 assists, 80 points

Lincoln Krizizke: Defense, Waukesha, WI | April 8, 2008, 6-1, 161 | 2023-24 Season: Chicago Mission 15U

Mason St. Louis: Forward, Old Greenwich, CT | January 16, 2008, 5-8, 125 | 2023-24 Season: Mid Fairfield Jr. Rangers U15

Mason's oldest brother Ryan played for the Saints last season, while his brother Lucas has been a Saint for the past two seasons. The St. Louis brothers are the sons of Stanley Cup Champion and current Montreal Canadiens Head Coach Martin.

-Saints Draft Report

Beksultan Makysh: Forward, Astana, KAZ | May 24, 2008, 5-10, 150 | 2023-24 Stats: 55 GP, 66 goals, 49 assists, 115 points

Rennick Hendrickson: Forward, Minnetonka, MN | December 17, 2008, 5-9, 139 | 2023-24 Stats: 57 GP, 11 goals, 34 assists, 45 points

"Rennick is not just Beckett's little brother. He's super smart, has great details and makes everyone on his line better."

- Dan Shrader, Saints Director of Scouting

With the support of their dedicated fanbase, the Dubuque Fighting Saints are ready to write the next chapter in their storied history.

Let's rally behind them as they strive for victory in the Clark Cup Finals. Tune in this Friday (May 10th) at 7:05 pm and Saturday (May 11th) at 6:05 pm to Eagle 102.3 for all the live hockey action from Fargo with Josh Starr! Let's Go Saints!

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Read on to explore the full collection of 50 images Stacker compiled showcasing various iconic winning moments in sports history. Covering achievements from a multitude of sports, these images represent stunning personal achievements, team championships, and athletic perseverance.

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