Dubuque Fighting Saints New Chick-fil-A Power Play
Dubuque Fighting Saints Chick-fil-A Power Play
The Dubuque Fighting Saints have announced a sponsor partnership with Chick-fil-A in Dubuque which includes the new “Chick-fil-A Power Play,” and opportunities to win prizes during the nightly "Chuck-A-Puck" promotion.
Every power play this season will be a "Chick-fil-A Power Play." The Fighting Saints had 88 power plays on home ice last season, and had the sixth-best home power play conversion rate in the USHL with a 21.6% efficiency.
About the Dubuque Fighting Saints
The Fighting Saints returned to USHL play in the brand new Mystique Community Ice Center during the 2010–11 season, winning the Clark Cup in their first year back in the USHL. The Fighting Saints continued their success with a historic season in 2012–13, finishing with a franchise best 45-11‐8 record. The team claimed the Anderson Cup as the USHL’s regular season champions for the first time in 30 years, and also earned the Clark Cup for the second time in three seasons. In August 2013, the team took the bronze medal while representing the United States at the Junior Club World Cup in Omsk, Russia. The Fighting Saints have reached the Clark Cup Final three times since the organization’s return, and have made it to the Clark Cup Playoffs for ten consecutive seasons. The club has produced a number of players that moved on to NCAA Division I hockey and has developed several players that have risen to the professional level. A select few have made it to the NHL level, including Johnny Gaudreau, Zemgus Girgensons, Mike Matheson, Matt Benning and Joakim Ryan. The original Fighting Saints competed in the USHL for 21 seasons (1980–2001). The club won the Clark Cup as playoff champions on three occasions (1981, 1983, 1985) under head coach Jack Barzee. One of the most well-known alumni of the original Fighting Saints was Gary Suter, a 17‐year NHL veteran, two-time Olympian, Stanley Cup champion, and member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
About Northern Lights Hockey, LLC
Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, is the entity that owns and operates the USHL organization in Dubuque, Iowa. The owners of Northern Lights Hockey, LLC, collectively provide an extensive background in both hockey and business, and they represent interests on national and local levels. The ownership group is spearheaded by Fighting Saints alumni Johnny Gaudreau and Zemgus Girgensons, longtime hockey executive Peter Luukko, Stanley Cup champion coach Dan Bylsma, Stanley Cup champion executive Peter Chiarelli, and Managing Partner Brad Kwong, as well as a distinguished group of successful businessmen and investors. The group also includes local Iowan partners David S. Field, M.D., and Tim King, M.D. Field has practiced orthopedic surgery for over 30 years, and has been a driving force behind hockey in Dubuque. Dr. King is an otolaryngologist with Medical Associates Clinic in Dubuque, and is an avid philanthropist who has recognized the social and personal value of development through youth sports.