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1996-1997

HOME | 1996-1997

Ames | Des Moines | Dubuque | Kansas City | Mason City
Omaha Gladiators
| Omaha Jr. Lancers | Sioux City | St. Joseph | Waterloo

Season Notes
The Varsity tournament is hosted by the Omaha Gladiators marking the first time the event is held outside the state of Iowa.
Both the Varsity and Jr. Varsity tournaments are now limited to three days in length.
The Chicago Showcase planning committee implements pool play, in which teams are assigned to one of three pools based on the previous year's results.
Jed Ortmeyer, Omaha Jr. Lancers, plays his senior and final season in the IHSHL. He went on to star for the USHL Omaha Lancers from 1997-99 before going on to a standout collegiate career at the University of Michigan from 1999 through 2003. Jed then forged a career in the National Hockey League when he joined the New York Rangers in 2003-04. He played parts of nine seasons in the NHL for Nashville, San Jose and Minnesota in addition to the Rangers, appearing in a total of 345 games.

 

VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Omaha Jr. Lancers (24W-1L-1T)

VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 7-9, 1997 - Hitchcock Ice Arena - Omaha, Nebraska
Championship Game: Mason City Mohawks 3, Omaha Jr. Lancers 2

VARSITY TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Isaac Sorenson - Mason City Mohawks

VARSITY COACH-OF-THE-YEAR
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VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Waterloo Warriors

Varsity Regular Season Standings - FINAL
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Pn PM
EAST DIVISION
Des Moines 26 18 7 1 37 109 52 141 349
Dubuque 26 17 8 1 35 111 72 171 561
Mason City 26 12 14 0 24 105 90 159 402
Waterloo 26 11 14 1 23 89 94 123 289
Ames 26 4 22 0 8 45 118 188 484
WEST DIVISION
Omaha Jr. Lancers 26 24 1 1 49 147 30 224 560
Omaha Gladiators 26 17 9 0 34 94 69 170 473
Sioux City 26 15 11 0 30 107 85 203 501
Kansas City 26 9 17 0 18 73 97 146 332
St. Joseph 26 1 25 0 2 39 213 232 578

 

Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
1 Jed Ortmeyer, Om Jr. Lancers 26 34 30 64 1 13 16 32 0
2 Tom Ogee, Om Jr. Lancers 24 18 34 52 2 3 11 36 1
3 Petr Kumpan, Waterloo 25 27 21 48 1 6 7 22 0
4 Jason Anderegg, Mason City 25 24 23 47 5 1 11 22 0
5 Brett Duncan, Om Gladiators 26 23 18 41 2 2 10 20 0
T6 Jeff Smith, Dubuque 25 22 18 40 1 6 41 122 1
T6 Jeremiah Johnson, Om Jr. Lancers 19 20 20 40 0 5 20 40 0
8 Zane Kantaris, Mason City 23 22 17 39 3 1 25 88 2
9 Jimmy Krueger, Des Moines 26 23 15 38 0 6 6 12 0
10 Nick Saldi, Om Jr. Lancers 25 21 16 37 2 2 5 13 0

 

Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP W L T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct
1 Brett Roth, Om Jr. Lancers 14 13 1 0 260 245 15 0 5 5 0.942
2 Mike Newell, Om Jr. Lancers 11 10 0 1 198 186 12 0 2 4 0.939
3 Nick Fasano, Des Moines 23 15 7 1 489 443 46 7 11 4 0.906

 

VARSITY ALL-STATE

- Forwards -
Jimmy Krueger, Sr. - Des Moines
Jeff Smith, Jr. - Dubuque
Jason Anderegg, Sr. - Mason City
Zane Kantaris, So. - Mason City
Jeremiah Johnson, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Tom Ogee, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jed Ortmeyer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Nick Saldi, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Petr Kumpan, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Tyler Fraser, Sr. - Ames
Scott Henss, Sr. - Des Moines
Patrick Miller, Sr. - Des Moines
David Collette, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Youni Saarinen, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jason Augustine, Sr. - Sioux City

- Goaltenders -
Nick Fasano, Sr. - Des Moines
Joel Ruegg, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Damon Keith, Sr. - Sioux City

- Honorable Mention -

- Forwards -
Ryan Kirchoff, So. - Kansas City
Brett Duncan, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Matt Andrews, Sr, - Sioux City
Walt Johnson, Sr. - Sioux City
Trent Mozak, So. - Sioux City
Mark Munger, Sr. - Sioux City
Matt Dray, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Adam Harwood, Jr. - Dubuque
Cory Olson, Sr. - Dubuque
Jason Walters, Sr. - Dubuque
Mike Blaisdell, Jr. - Mason City
Ben Fistler, Sr. - Mason City
Jason Hooper, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Brett Watkins, Jr. - St. Joseph
Travis Jones, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Ryan Handly, Sr. - Ames
Jeremy Avenarius, Jr. - Dubuque
Peter Helenius, Sr. - Kansas City
Brett Roth, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

VARSITY ALL-STAR GAME
Saturday, March 1, 1997 - Cyclone Area Community Center - Ames, Iowa
EAST ?, WEST ?

- East All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Jimmy Krueger, Sr. - Des Moines
Jason McCollum, Jr. - Des Moines
Austin Reed, Jr. - Des Moines
Zach Schultz, Jr. - Dubuque
Jeff Smith, Jr. - Dubuque
Travis Wilming, Sr. - Dubuque
Jason Anderegg, Sr. - Mason City
Zane Kantaris, So. - Mason City
Jim Shovein, Jr. - Mason City
Jason Boller, Sr. - Waterloo
Matt Dray, Sr. - Waterloo
Petr Kumpan, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Tyler Fraser, Sr. - Ames
Scott Henss, Sr. - Des Moines
Patrick Miller, Sr. - Des Moines
Adam Harwood, Jr. - Dubuque
Cory Olson, Sr. - Dubuque
Travis Jones, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Ryan Handley, Sr. - Ames
Nick Fasano, Sr. - Des Moines

Coach: Steve Nelson - Des Monies

- West All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Todd Ross, Jr. - Kansas City
Brett Duncan, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Michael Kelly, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Chad Shaffer, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Jeremiah Johnson, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Tom Ogee, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jed Ortmeyer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Nick Saldi, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Matt Andrews, Sr. - Sioux City
Chresten Jensen, Jr. - Sioux City
Walt Johnson, Sr. - Sioux City
Mark Munger, Sr. - Sioux City

- Defense -
David Collette, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Jason Hooper, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Jouni Saarinen, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jason Augustine, Sr. - Sioux City
Willie Persinger, Jr. - Sioux City
Ryan Hoerath, Sr. - St. Joseph

- Goaltenders -
Joel Ruegg, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Damon Keith, Sr. - Sioux City

Coach: Mike Aikens - Omaha Jr. Lancers

TEAM TRI-STATE: CHICAGO SHOWCASE

Team Tri-State competes in the Chicago Showcase, April 16-20, at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois. (No record of game results.)


- Team Tri-State Roster & Staff -

- Forwards -
Jimmy Krueger, Sr. - Des Moines
Jason McCollum, Jr. - Des Moines
Jeff Smith, Jr. - Dubuque
Todd Ross, Jr. - Kansas City
Jason Anderegg, Sr. - Mason City
Jim Shovein, Jr. - Mason City
Jeremiah Johnson, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jed Ortmeyer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Nick Saldi, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Walt Johnson, Sr. - Sioux City
Mark Munger, Sr. - Sioux City
Petr Kumpan, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Tyler Fraser, Sr. - Ames
Cory Olson, Sr. - Dubuque
Mike Blaisdell, Jr. - Mason City
Youni Saarinen, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Ryan Hoerath, Sr. - St. Joseph
Travis Jones, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Nick Fasano, Sr. - Des Moines
Joel Ruegg, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Damon Keith, Sr. - Sioux City

Head Coach: Steve Nelson
Assistant Coach: Mike Aikens
Manager: Tom Shaffer

 

JUNIOR VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Des Moines Capitals (19W-2L-5T)

JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
February 28-March 2, 1997 - Cyclone Area Community Center - Ames, Iowa
Championship Game: Ames Little Cyclones 5, Mason City Mohawks 0

JUNIOR VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Ames Littly Cyclones

Junior Varsity Regular Season Standings - FINAL
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Pn PM
EAST DIVISION
Des Moines 26 19 2 5 43 94 37 140 329
Ames 26 11 12 3 25 61 84 108 240
Waterloo 26 9 10 7 25 59 57 119 308
Mason City 26 6 16 4 16 58 86 167 431
Dubuque 26 6 18 2 14 68 113 145 405
WEST DIVISION
Sioux City 26 16 7 3 35 127 68 210 589
Omaha Gladiators 26 15 7 4 34 88 66 123 328
Kansas City 26 15 8 3 33 97 61 142 324
Omaha Jr. Lancers 26 13 7 6 32 92 70 112 283
St. Joseph 26 1 24 1 3 35 137 211 519

 

Junior Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
T1 Ryan Fitzpatrick, Om Jr. Lancers 26 28 18 46 2 9 14 28 0
T1 Greg Gill, Sioux City 25 19 27 46 1 2 10 31 1
3 Matt Tonjum, Sioux City 25 18 24 42 0 4 16 51 1
4 Mark Shoreman, Kansas City 26 18 18 36 2 3 10 20 0
5 Adam Collette, Om Gladiators 25 15 20 35 1 5 7 14 0
6 Brent Sanders, Sioux City 23 18 14 32 4 2 23 76 1
7 Matt Ramsey, Des Moines 26 19 9 28 1 4 4 8 0
T8 Joe Lenz, Dubuque 26 12 15 27 1 1 11 30 0
T8 Dan Greenwood, Kansas City 26 14 13 27 3 5 3 6 0
T8 Mike Kempkes, Om Jr. Lancers 14 12 15 27 0 4 8 24 0


Junior Varsity Silver Gloves Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP W L T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct
1 Chris Kammerer, Om Jr. Lancers 13 9 2 2 253 231 22 1 3 1 0.913
2 Sean Allison, Des Moines 18 11 1 5 321 290 31 1 11 3 0.903
3 Nick Niedert, Waterloo 12 5 4 2 194 174 20 2 3 2 0.897

 

IOWA HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY LEAGUE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Dick Keith - Sioux City
Secretary/Treasurer: Wayne Fick - Dubuque
Vice President: Darwin Sprong - Ames
Vice President: Terry Flynn - Des Moines
Vice President-Scheduler: Jerry Bahnsen - Mason City

Commissioner: Greg Cigrand - Dubuque
Referee-in-Chief: Keith Hendrickson - Omaha
Statistician: Doug Newhoff - Waterloo