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1997-1998

HOME | 1997-1998

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

Season Notes
Sioux City's IBP Ice Center opens in October of 1997. Sioux City home games were previously played at the Sioux City Auditorium.
This marks the first year that academic and hockey awards were presented at the Varsity tournament banquet.
The Des Moines Capitals wins its second regular-season championship - the first of three in a row.

 

VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Des Moines Capitals (19W-6L-1T)

VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 6-8, 1998 - Moylan Tranquility Iceplex - Omaha, Nebraska
Championship Game: Sioux City Metros 3, Omaha Jr. Lancers 2

VARSITY TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS
Greg Gill - Sioux City Metros
Jake Hindermann - Sioux City Metros

VARSITY COACH-OF-THE-YEAR
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VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Omaha Gladiators

Varsity Regular Season Standings - Final
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Pn PM
East Division
Des Moines 26 19 6 1 39 140 64 123 281
Mason City 26 17 8 1 35 108 59 126 346
Dubuque 26 12 12 2 26 106 91 162 453
Waterloo 26 11 13 2 24 83 88 157 397
Ames 26 3 22 1 7 68 128 134 373
West Division
Omaha Gladiators 26 19 7 0 38 111 67 93 218
Sioux City 26 18 8 0 36 137 76 218 590
Omaha Jr. Lancers 26 15 11 0 30 103 78 197 553
Kansas City 26 12 13 1 25 108 85 203 563
St. Joseph 26 0 26 0 0 29 257 198 612

 

Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
1 Adam Collette, Om Gladiators 26 30 28 58 2 12 2 4 0
2 T.J. Shovein, Mason City 26 22 29 51 2 4 4 8 0
3 Jason McCollum, Des Moines 26 25 24 49 2 4 13 26 0
T4 Brett Duncan, Om Gladiators 26 24 23 47 3 3 5 10 0
T4 Kyle Worner, Sioux City 26 23 24 47 1 8 23 57 0
T4 Jeffrey Smith, Dubuque 21 29 18 47 1 5 32 99 2
7 Nick Saldi, Om Jr. Lancers 26 23 21 44 1 5 5 18 0
8 Austin Reed, Des Moines 26 22 20 42 0 6 13 26 0
9 Daniel Klocke, Mason City 26 18 21 39 2 1 5 10 0
10 Todd Ross, Kansas City 26 24 13 37 5 4 7 14 0

 

Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP W L T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct
1 Joel Ruegg, Om Gladiators 25 18 7 0 582 519 63 5 11 2 0.892
2 Isaac Sorensen, Mason City 16 10 5 1 362 323 39 1 9 4 0.892
3 Brett Roth - Om Jr. Lancers 13 7 6 0 336 298 38 3 9 0 0.887

 

VARSITY ALL-STATE

- Forwards -
Jason McCollum, Sr. - Des Moines
Jeffery Smith, Sr. - Dubuque
Ryan Kirchhoff, Jr. - Kansas City
Jim Shovein, Sr. - Mason City
Adam Collette, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Brett Duncan, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Saldi, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Kyle Worner, Jr. - Sioux City
Luke McCarty, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Adam Harwood, Sr. - Dubuque
Mike Blaisdell, Sr. - Mason City
Brad Price, Sr. - Mason City
Dave Collette, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Mills, Sr. - Sioux City
Willie Persinger, Sr. - Sioux City
Honza Kubicek, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Jeremy Avenarius, Sr. - Dubuque
Joel Ruegg, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Mike Newall, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

- Honorable Mention -

- Forwards -
Steve Huebsch, Jr. - Ames
Joe Ward, Sr. - Ames
Ryan Gladson, Jr. - Des Moines
Mason McKinnie, Jr. - Des Moines
Austin Reed, Sr. - Des Moines
Jason Hubanks, Sr. - Dubuque
Zach Schultz, Sr. - Dubuque
Todd Ross, Sr. - Kansas City
Daniel Klocke, Sr. - Mason City
Ryan Fitzpatrick, So. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Joey Zbylut, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Chresten Jensen, Sr. - Sioux City
Ben Kutz, Sr. - Waterloo
Rick Reicherts, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Kevin Flynn, Sr. - Des Moines
Nick Marean, So. - Des Moines
Ryan Sandahl, Sr. - Des Moines
Nicholas Roth, Sr. - Dubuque
Chris Carucci, Jr. - Kansas City
Garrett Fardelmann, Jr. - Kansas City
Kent Johnson, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Brett Watkins, Sr. - St. Joseph

- Goaltenders -
Sarah Aldrich, Sr. - Ames
Ramyleo Abujohbarah, So. - Mason City
Brett Roth, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jake Hindermann, Jr. - Sioux City
Travis Klima, Sr. - Waterloo

VARSITY ALL-STAR GAME
Saturday, February 28, 1998 - Bode Ice Arena - St. Joseph, Missouri
EAST 2, WEST 4

- East All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Steve Huebsch, Jr. - Ames
Ryan Gladson, Jr. - Des Moines
Jason McCollum, Sr. - Des Moines
Mason McKinnie, Jr. - Des Moines
Austin Reed, Sr. - Des Moines
Jason Hubanks, Sr. - Dubuque
Zach Schultz, Sr. - Dubuque
Jeffery Smith, Sr. - Dubuque
Daniel Blocke, Sr. - Mason City
Jim Shovein, Sr. - Mason City
Ben Kutz, Sr. - Waterloo
Luke McCarty, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Ryan Sandahl, Sr. - Des Moines
Adam Harwood, Sr. - Dubuque
Nicholas Roth, Sr. - Dubuque
Mike Blaisdell, Sr. - Mason City
Brad Price, Sr. - Mason City
Hanza Kubicek, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Jeremy Avenarius, Sr. - Dubuque
Travis Klima, Sr. - Waterloo

Coach: John Lloyd - Mason City Mohawks

- West All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Ryan Kirchhoff, Jr. - Kansas City
Todd Ross, Sr. - Kansas City
Mike Shoreman, So. - Kansas City
Adam Collette, So. - Omaha Gladiators
Brett Duncan, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Ryan Fitzpatrick, So. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Mike Kempkes, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Nick Saldi, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Joey Zbylut, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Kyle Worner, Jr. - Sioux City
Brent Sanders, Jr. - Sioux City
Clint Stiles, Sr. - Sioux City

- Defense -
Garrett Fardelmann, Jr. - Kansas City
Dave Collette, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Kent Johnson, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Mills, Sr. - Sioux City
Willie Persinger, Sr. - Sioux City
Brett Watkins, Sr. - St. Joseph

- Goaltenders -
Joel Ruegg, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Mike Newall, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

Coaches: Mike Aikens - Omaha Jr. Lancers

TEAM TRI-STATE: CHICAGO SHOWCASE

Team Tri-State competed in the Chicago Showcase. (No record of game results.)


- Team Tri-State Roster & Staff -

- Forwards -
Ryan Gladson, Jr. - Des Moines
Jason McCollum, Sr. - Des Moines
Ryan Kirchhoff, Jr. - Kansas City
Braden Koprivica, Jr. - Kansas City
Todd Ross, Sr. - Kansas City
Jim Shovein, Sr. - Mason City
Brett Duncan, Jr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Saldi, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Joey Zbylut, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Chresten Jensen, Sr. - Sioux City
Kyle Worner, Jr. - Sioux City
Luke McCarty, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Michael Blaisdell, Sr. - Mason City
Brad Price, Sr. - Mason City
Dave Collette, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Mills, Sr. - Sioux City
Willie Persinger, Sr. - Sioux City
Hanza Kubicek, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Joel Ruegg, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Mike Newall, Jr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

Coaches: Nick Krueger, Walt Johnson
Manager: Tom Schaffer

 

JUNIOR VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Sioux City Metros (20W-2L-4T)

JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
February 27-March 1 - Bode Ice Arena - St. Joseph, Missouri
Championship Game: Kansas City Jr. Blades 3, Sioux City Metros 2, OT

JUNIOR VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Omaha Gladiators

Junior Varsity Regular Season Standings - FINAL
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Pn PM
East Division
Mason City 26 20 3 3 43 104 36 187 514
Des Moines 26 19 6 1 39 117 35 131 318
Waterloo 26 12 10 4 28 59 57 130 330
Dubuque 26 8 17 1 17 50 97 150 380
Ames 26 2 20 4 8 32 103 150 359
West Division
Sioux City 26 20 2 4 44 136 61 181 453
Kansas City 26 17 3 6 40 95 40 153 435
Omaha Jr. Lancers 26 8 15 3 19 72 72 141 387
Omaha Gladiators 26 8 16 2 18 53 87 90 207
St. Joseph 26 1 23 2 4 27 158 131 350

 

Junior Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
1 Matt Tonjum, Sioux City 26 21 20 41 3 3 2 4 0
2 Dusty Browning, Sioux City 22 24 15 39 5 4 12 24 0
3 Billy Palmer, Kansas City 24 16 21 37 1 2 2 15 1
4 Brant Mozak, Sioux City 20 16 17 33 4 2 11 30 0
T5 Dustin White, Sioux City 26 13 17 30 3 4 16 32 0
T5 Adam Ackerman, Mason City 21 12 18 30 1 0 2 4 0
T7 Steve Spring, Des Moines 25 18 11 29 3 2 9 18 0
T7 Eric Harlan, Mason City 26 18 11 29 4 3 10 20 0
T9 Robbie Lessard, Sioux City 19 15 13 28 1 4 12 32 0
T9 Adam Clopton, Mason City 26 14 14 28 0 2 26 60 0
T9 Ben Swyter, Mason City 23 21 7 28 6 2 27 78 1

 

Junior Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP W L T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct
1 Ramleo Abujobarah, Mason City 26 20 3 3 490 454 36 2 9 6 0.927
2 Ted Nieters, Des Moines 12 10 0 0 118 109 9 0 2 5 0.924
3 Ben Boulden, Des Moines 13 9 4 0 193 176 17 1 6 3 0.912

 

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

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