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Dupaco Cup Series Underway

By WBH, 09/27/21, 4:45PM CDT

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The Waterloo Black Hawks look for a fast start as they try to bring the Dupaco Cowbell Cup back to Waterloo during the 2021/22 United States Hockey League season; the Hawks’ first home game also opens this year’s Cup series when the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders visit Young Arena Friday at 7:05 p.m.

Each year, the Dupaco Cowbell Cup is the fiercely-contested prize awarded to the Hawks, RoughRiders, or Dubuque Fighting Saints as the three eastern Iowa clubs meet throughout the winter.  Two points toward the trophy are awarded for each victory in a designated game, with one point recorded for overtime or shootout losses.  A total of 18 games will be played to determine this year’s Dupaco Cowbell Cup champion.
 
“These games produce a great deal of intensity among players and fans alike,” said Waterloo Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “I would like to thank Dupaco for their longstanding support of this series which has helped to take exceptional rivalries to another level.  Each year, our organization aspires to many goals, but the first trophy we hope to earn each spring is the Dupaco Cowbell Cup.”

Dupaco Community Credit Union has been the title sponsor of the Cowbell Cup series 2015/16 season.  With offices located in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and other communities in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Dupaco helps to improve the financial lives of its member-owners while making a positive difference in the places it serves.

During the 2021/22 schedule, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque will each host six Dupaco Cowbell Cup games.  The following contests will count toward the standings:

2021/22 Dupaco Cowbell Cup Games

Date

Matchup

Location

Time (Central)

October 1

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

November 5

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

November 25

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

November 27

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

December 29

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

January 15

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

January 21

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

January 22

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

6:05 p.m.

January 28

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

February 11

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

February 12

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

February 19

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

February 25

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

March 12

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

April 1

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

April 2

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

6:05 p.m.

April 22

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

April 23

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

ImOn Ice, Cedar Rapids

7:05 p.m.

Due to an imbalanced schedule, a small number of games involving Waterloo, Dubuque and Cedar Rapids will not factor into the Dupaco Cowbell Cup standings.  Those dates are Saturday, October 16th (Dubuque at Waterloo), Monday, December 27th (Dubuque at Cedar Rapids), and Sunday, January 2 (Cedar Rapids at Dubuque).

This winter, the Hawks will attempt to earn the Dupaco Cowbell Cup for the fifth time since the series was inaugurated in 2011/12.  Waterloo most recently held the trophy after the 2018/19 season.

Tickets for Friday’s game between Waterloo and Cedar Rapids – and all other games on the Hawks’ 2021/22 schedule – are on sale now by calling the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680 or visiting tickets.waterlooblackhawks.com.  Fans in attendance Friday will receive a 2021/22 Black Hawks schedule poster, presented by Karen’s Print Rite.  The evening will also be the first Fleet Farm Friday of the season.