Des Moines Buccaneers forward Luke Voltin tallied an assist to teammate Joseph Gambardella's hat trick in a Friday night win over the Indiana Ice. (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Grand Forks, North Dakota native Scott Purpur has been named to the Des Monies Buccaneers hall of fame. Also named to the Des Monies Buccaneers hall of fame were Peter Fregoe, Trevor Lewis, Scott Owens, Scott Purpur, Peter Sejna
Scott Montesano, Des Moines Buccaneers --- The Des Moines Buccaneers are proud to announce the franchise’s newest inductees into the team’s Hall of Fame as selected by a volunteer committee of fans.
Former head coach Scott Owens will join players Peter Fregoe, Trevor Lewis, Scott Purpur, and Peter Sejna in the team’s Hall of Fame during a special ceremony held during Hall of Fame Reunion weekend March 8-9 at Buccaneer Arena.
The 2013 Class is the team’s first since the Hall of Fame was brought back from a long dormancy this last summer.
Scott Purpur – A standout player in 1983-1984, he scored 51 goals and had 60 assists for 111 points in 48 games. Purpur was named to the All-USHL First Team following the season and went onto play college hockey at Northern Michigan.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Image via WikipediaOn the day that the NCHA was making their big announcement the University of Minnesota was usurping the less than impressive National Collegiate Hockey Conference press conference to announce they have re-hired Mike Guentzel as Associate Head coach.
University of Minnesota Press Release --- University of Minnesota men's hockey coach Don Lucia announced today the hiring of Mike Guentzel as Associate Head Coach.
Guentzel, who played defense for Minnesota from 1981-85 and served as an assistant coach for the Gophers from 1994-08, rejoins the Maroon and Gold staff after one year as an assistant coach at Nebraska Omaha during the 2010-11 season. From 2009-10 he was the head coach and general manager of the USHL's Des Moines Buccaneers and he was an assistant coach at Colorado College from 2008-09.
"I wanted to hire a Minnesota alumnus, someone who could work with the defensemen, and someone familiar with the WCHA," said Lucia. "Mike has all the qualities I was looking for and it was an easy decision. Mike knows the league, Gopher Hockey, and also has a tremendous relationship with Grant Potulny and Justin Johnson. He is also energized and excited to be a part of the transition to the Big Ten."
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