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Dupaco Backs Iowa Hockey Rivalry

By WBH, 09/13/18, 12:15PM CDT

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Contention for Dupaco Cowbell Cup Begins in November

During the last eight seasons, the Waterloo Black Hawks, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, and Dubuque Fighting Saints have combined to win five United States Hockey League Anderson Cups, symbolizing excellence during the league’s regular season.  

As a result, some of the best hockey in the USHL has been played in eastern Iowa each winter, and once again in 2018/19, the Dupaco Cowbell Cup will be in contention during the biggest games between these fierce rivals.  Dupaco has been the presenting sponsor of the Cowbell Cup since 2015/16.  

“Supporting community events and bringing value to our members are both important Dupaco initiatives,” said Joe Hearn, President and CEO, Dupaco Community Credit Union. “As the presenting sponsor of the Dupaco Cowbell Cup series, we’re supporting three of the communities in which we have a strong presence of Dupaco Credit Union members. This partnership allows us to help provide excellent family-friendly events to our members and the community at large.”

The first Dupaco Cowbell Cup game of 2018/19 will pit the Fighting Saints against the Black Hawks at Young Arena on Friday, November 2nd.  This season’s series schedule is also highlighted by six home-and-home rivalry weekends, featuring an instant rematch on Saturday after a high-flying Friday contest.

Each team will play six home games contributing to the standings (three versus each rival).  Points for the Dupaco Cowbell Cup will be awarded based head-to-head results from these matchups (a complete schedule of Dupaco Cowbell Cup games appears below): two for a win and one for an overtime or shootout loss.  

An uneven number of regular season games between the Hawks, RoughRiders, and Saints in 2018/19 means the following matchups will NOT count toward the standings: October 6th (Cedar Rapids at Dubuque), October 17th (Dubuque at Cedar Rapids), November 22nd (Cedar Rapids at Waterloo), February 1st (Dubuque at Cedar Rapids).

Dupaco Community Credit Union is a full-service, member-owned financial cooperative.  With offices located in Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Dubuque, and Cedar Rapids, Dupaco helps to improve the financial lives of its more than 109,000 member-owners while making a positive difference in the communities it serves.

Waterloo has won the Dupaco Cowbell Cup in each of the last two seasons.  The Hawks and Saints have each claimed the trophy three times.

2018/19 Dupaco Cowbell Cup Games

Date

Matchup

Location

Time (Central)

November 2

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

November 3

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

November 24

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

December 8

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

January 18

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

January 19

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

January 26

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

February 8

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

February 9

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

February 16

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

February 22

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

February 23

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

March 22

Waterloo at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

March 23

Cedar Rapids at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

March 29

Dubuque at Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Ice Arena

7:05 p.m.

April 5

Cedar Rapids at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.

April 12

Dubuque at Waterloo

Young Arena

7:05 p.m.

April 13

Waterloo at Dubuque

Mystique Ice Center

7:05 p.m.