Des Moines Buccaneers

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Des Moines Buccaneers
Des Moines Buccaneers.svg
City Des Moines, Iowa
League United States Hockey League
Division West
Founded 1980
Home arena Buccaneer Arena
Colors

Red, Blue, White

              
Owner(s) Gil Peled
General manager Dave Allison
Head coach Dave Allison
Captain Danny Elser
Franchise history
1980–present Des Moines Buccaneers
Championships
Regular season titles 4
Division Championships 7
Gold Cups 3
Playoff championships 3

The Des Moines Buccaneers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team of the United States Hockey League (USHL). The team played in the West Division starting in the 2009–2010 season.

The Buccaneers began USHL play during the 1980-81 and have played all their home games at Buccaneer Arena located in Urbandale, Iowa.

The Buccaneers have won four Anderson Cup Championships (1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98 and 1998–99) and four Clark Cup Championships (1991–92, 1995–96, 1998–99 and 2005–06) in the thirty years they have been in existence.

The Buccaneers have also had many players continue to play hockey after completing their USHL career in Des Moines. Many players have been given scholarships and move on to play NCAA Division I hockey, while others have gone on to play professional hockey. Most notably, Scott Clemmensen, a native of Des Moines, played for the Buccaneers before going to Boston College to play NCAA Division 1 hockey and then onto the New Jersey Devils and currently plays for the Florida Panthers. Also of note is Kyle Okposo, who played on the 2005-06 Clark Cup championship team prior to playing for the University of Minnesota and is now playing for the New York Islanders.

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Coach GP W L T BP GF GA PTS Finish Titles
1980–81 Ivan Prediger 48 23 25 0 0 240 299 46 2nd, South
1981–82 Ivan Prediger 48 18 29 1 0 265 314 37 6th
1982–83 Ivan Prediger 48 25 22 1 0 298 309 51 3rd
1983–84 Ivan Prediger 48 23 21 3 1 270 259 50 4th
1984–85 Ivan Prediger*, Jim Wiley 48 7 37 3 1 183 255 18 10th
1985–86 Jim Wiley 48 11 37 0 1 194 331 23 9th
1986–87 Jim Wiley 48 23 23 2 3 277 241 51 6th
1987–88 Jim Wiley 48 23 22 3 3 266 270 52 4th
1988–89 Jim Wiley 48 18 29 1 2 250 276 39 6th
1989–90 Jim Wiley 48 17 29 2 0 216 297 36 8th
1990–91 Bob Ferguson 48 28 18 2 5 247 187 63 t2nd, USHL
1991–92 Bob Ferguson 48 35 11 2 1 291 157 73 2nd, USHL Clark Cup, Gold Cup
1992–93 Bob Ferguson 48 33 11 4 0 231 171 70 2nd, USHL
1993–94 Bob Ferguson 48 36 12 0 0 231 150 72 1st, USHL Anderson Cup
1994–95 Bob Ferguson 48 38 5 5 0 290 144 81 1st, USHL Anderson Cup, Clark Cup, Gold Cup
1995–96 Scott Owens 46 21 23 2 2 177 174 46 7th, USHL
1996–97 Scott Owens 54 37 13 0 4 245 168 78 3rd, South
1997–98 Scott Owens 56 40 14 2 0 226 148 82 1st, South Anderson Cup, Gold Cup
1998–99 Scott Owens 56 48 7 1 0 304 133 97 1st, Central Anderson Cup, Clark Cup
1999–00 Tom Carroll 58 35 20 3 3 220 196 73 4th, West
2000–01 Tom Carroll 56 32 21 3 3 195 190 67 4th, West
2001–02 Bob Ferguson 61 32 24 5 5 222 202 69 3rd, East
2002–03 Bob Ferguson 60 27 27 6 6 200 223 60 3rd, East
2003–04 Bob Ferguson 60 29 26 5 5 202 200 63 4th, West
2004–05 Bob Ferguson†, Regg Simon 60 17 37 6 6 174 244 40 6th, East
2005–06 Regg Simon 60 33 21 6 6 208 173 72 t1st, East Clark Cup, National Champions
2006–07 Regg Simon 60 29 21 10 10 215 206 68 6th, West
2007–08 Regg Simon‡, Todd Knott 60 14 40 6 6 134 213 34 6th, West
2008–09 JP Parise 60 12 43 5 5 167 283 29 6th, East
2009–10 Mike Guentzel 60 20 34 6 6 143 220 40 6th, West
2010–11 Regg Simon 60 29 25 6 6 174 177 64 7th, West
2011–12 Regg Simonæ, Graham Johnson 60 20 33 7 7 168 215 47 7th, West
2012–13 Jon Rogger 64 25 35 4 4 189 245 54 7th, West
2013-14 Jon Rogger 60 20 32 8 8 154 208 48 6th, West

* – Prediger resigned during the 1984-1985 season and was replaced by Wiley.
† – Ferguson resigned during the 2004-2005 season and was replaced by Simon.
‡ – Knott took over on an interim basis following Simon's February 2008 resignation.
æ - Johnson took over on an interim basis following Simon's firing.

Roster[edit]

As of April 16, 2013.[1]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2 Michigan Schueneman, CoreyCorey Schueneman D 6' 3" 187 lb 1995-009-02 Milford, Michigan Michigan () Western Michigan
3 Illinois Drake, DavidDavid Drake D 6' 4" 170 lb 1995-001-07 Naperville, Illinois Connecticut
5 New York Gambardella, JosephJoseph Gambardella F 5' 9" 174 lb 1993-12-01 Staten Island, New York New Jersey (AJHL) UMass Lowell
6 New York Roll, JamesJames Roll D 6' 1" 179 lb 1993-06-11 West Seneca, New York Hamilton (OJHL) None
7 New York Thomas, AliAli Thomas F 6' 2" 211 lb 1992-09-22 New York, New York Chicago (USHL) Notre Dame
8 New York Elser, DannyDanny Elser F 5' 11" 175 lb 1993-03-18 Hopewell Junction, New York Waterloo (USHL) None
9 Illinois Jenkins, JackJack Jenkins F 5' 10" 165 lb 1995-07-11 Lake Bluff, Illinois Chicago Young Americans U18 (Midget AAA) None
10 Minnesota Voltin, LukeLuke Voltin F 6' 1" 180 lb 1995-04-13 Blaine, Minnesota US NTDP (USHL) North Dakota
11 Iowa Grasso, PatrickPatrick Grasso F 5' 5" 130 lb 1996-05-29 Des Moines, Iowa NPI Leafs U15 (Bantam AAA) New Hampshire
12 Minnesota Wahlin, JakeJake Wahlin F 5' 9" 160 lb 1996-05-29 St. Paul, Minnesota None
14 Michigan Dorantes, TylerTyler Dorantes D 6' 1" 179 lb 1995-04-07 Waterford, Michigan Compuware U18 (Midget AAA) Ferris State
15 Michigan Adams, SethSeth Adams D 6' 2" 180 lb 1994-01-29 Big Rapids, Michigan Traverse City (NAHL) Ferris State
16 Oklahoma Karty, TannerTanner Karty F 5' 8" 194 lb 1994-08-24 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Dallas Stars U18 (Midget AAA) None
17 Sweden Martinsson, EricEric Martinsson D 6' 1" 185 lb 1992-10-22 Klippan, Sweden Rögle J20 (J20 SuperElit) None
18 Wisconsin Callin, DrewDrew Callin F 6' 2" 185 lb 1995-04-05 Middleton, Wisconsin Milwaukee Jr. Admirals () None
19 Massachusetts Couturier, JoshJosh Couturier D 6' 1" 160 lb 1995-03-03 Newbury, Massachusetts None
20 Iowa Nong-Lambert, WillemWillem Nong-Lambert F 6' 2" 195 lb 1994-03-10 Urbandale, Iowa Green Bay (USHL) Western Michigan
21 Sweden Wemmenborn, AxelAxel Wemmenborn F 5' 11" 186 lb 1992-04-28 Kristianstad, Sweden Rögle J20 (J20 SuperElit) None
23 Nebraska Galt, RyanRyan Galt F 5' 9" 158 lb 1995-08-15 Omaha, Nebraska Russell Stover U18 (Midget AAA) None
24 Ontario Shiplo, LukeLuke Shiplo D 5' 8" 159 lb 1995-05-31 Oakville, Ontario Toronto Lakeshore (OJHL) Western Michigan
25 Michigan Cockerill, GarretGarret Cockerill D 5' 11" 189 lb 1994-02-19 Brighton, Michigan US NTDP (USHL) Northeastern
26 New York Marnell, MichaelMichael Marnell F 5' 9" 165 lb 1995-05-18 Huntington Station, New York Long Island Royals U16 (Midget AAA) St. Lawrence
28 Sweden Ericsson, MarcusMarcus Ericsson D 6' 1" 184 lb 1993-06-15 Luleå, Sweden Luleå J20 (J20 SuperElit) Michigan Tech
29 Illinois Uchyn, RomanRoman Uchyn F 6' 1" 200 lb 1994-07-04 Elgin, Illinois Corpus Christi (NAHL) None
33 Maryland Ellis, NickNick Ellis G 6' 1" 174 lb 1994-01-18 Millersville, Maryland Pomfret (USHS–CT) Providence
35 North Carolina Christopoulos, BillyBilly Christopoulos G 6' 1" 187 lb 1994-02-01 Raleigh, North Carolina Corpus Christi (NAHL) None

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Des Moines Buccaneers Roster". United States Hockey League. Retrieved November 24, 2012. 

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