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 season 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 Buffalo Sabres.

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
2014–15 Dave Allison 60 21 26 13 13 164 204 55 7th, 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 January 27, 2017.[1]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Czech Republic Ruzicka, JanJan Ruzicka G 6' 1" 192 lb 1997-02-23 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic BK Mlada Boleslav U20 (Czech U20) None
2 Massachusetts Albano, NickNick Albano D 6' 1" 175 lb 1996-08-01 Beverly, Massachusetts Islanders (USPHL Premier) None
3 Massachusetts Petrick, DanDan Petrick D 5' 10" 175 lb 1999-04-06 Wilbraham, Massachusetts Austin (NAHL) Northeastern
5 Ohio Demler, BrendanBrendan Demler (C) D 6' 2" 182 lb 1997-08-18 Lebanon, Ohio Ohio Blue Jackets U18 (Midget AAA) Dartmouth
7 New York (state) Berger, ChrisChris Berger F 5' 8" 178 lb 1998-04-14 Buffalo, New York Buffalo (OJHL) Brown
8 Minnesota Ellingson, ChaseChase Ellingson F 5' 7" 180 lb 1997-09-02 Blaine, Minnesota Breck (USHS–MN) None
9 Michigan Parrottino, TommyTommy Parrottino F 5' 11" 169 lb 1998-03-03 Rochester Hills, Michigan Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U18 (Midget AAA) Michigan Tech
10 Ontario Ferraro, MarioMario Ferraro D 5' 11" 179 lb 1998-09-17 King City, Ontario Toronto Patriots (OJHL) UMass
11 Minnesota Roth, KobeKobe Roth (A) F 5' 7" 164 lb 1997-01-11 Warroad, Minnesota Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) Minnesota–Duluth
13 Michigan Lebster, ReedReed Lebster F 5' 11" 173 lb 1999-03-04 Grand Rapids, Michigan Fox Motors U16 (Midget AAA) Michigan State
14 Michigan Keefer, DavidDavid Keefer (A) F 5' 10" 185 lb 1997-10-21 Brighton, Michigan Muskegon (USHL) Michigan State
15 New York (state) Rutherford, CollinCollin Rutherford F 5' 8" 160 lb 1997-12-29 Tonawanda, New York Tri-City (USHL) Dartmouth
17 Germany Napravnik, JulianJulian Napravnik F 5' 10" 164 lb 1997-05-06 Frankfurt, Germany Jungadler Mannheim U19 (DNL) None
18 Ontario Belisle, BradBrad Belisle F 6' 2" 200 lb 1998-01-26 Thunder Bay, Ontario Fargo (USHL) Bemidji State
19 Germany Ugbekile, ColinColin Ugbekile D 6' 1" 180 lb 1999-09-24 Cologne, Germany Kölner EC U19 (DNL) None
20 Michigan Rounds, MichaelMichael Rounds (A) D 6' 0" 179 lb 1997-10-29 Mount Pleasant, Michigan Wichita Falls (NAHL) Ohio State
21 Minnesota Leitner, NickNick Leitner D 6' 0" 186 lb 1998-04-17 Bemidji, Minnesota Bemidji (USHS–MN) None
22 Arizona Jones, MattMatt Jones F 5' 9" 175 lb 1996-03-21 Peoria, Arizona Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) None
23 Minnesota Johnson, IsaacIsaac Johnson F 6' 2" 174 lb 1999-01-24 Andover, Minnesota Anoka (USHS–MN) None
24 Pennsylvania Otto, EricEric Otto F 6' 2" 214 lb 1997-07-19 Downingtown, Pennsylvania Burnsville (USHS–MN) Cornell
27 Wisconsin Parsells, AdamAdam Parsells D 6' 6" 192 lb 1997-01-03 Wausau, Wisconsin Chicago (USHL) None
28 Michigan Orchard, CameronCameron Orchard F 6' 1" 195 lb 1998-06-27 Dorr Twp., Michigan Waterloo (USHL) Western Michigan
29 Indiana MacNab, NickNick MacNab G 6' 2" 185 lb 1996-07-16 Indianapolis, Indiana Culver Prep (Midget AAA) Yale
53 Michigan Hudie, MatthewMatthew Hudie F 6' 0" 167 lb 1996-02-18 Westland, Michigan Cedar Rapids (USHL) None

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bucs - 2016-2017". Des Moines Buccaneers. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 

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