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2001-2002

HOME | 2001-2002

Ames | Des Moines Capitals | Des Moines Oak Leafs | Dubuque | Kansas City
Lincoln | Mason City | Omaha Gladiators | Omaha Jr. Lancers | Quad City | Sioux City | Waterloo

Season Notes
In previous years the Junior Varsity tournament was held the week before the Varsity tournament. Dubuque was in turn to host the Varsity tournamnet but, due to a scheduling conflict, were unable to host the event the second weekend in March. It was voted to flip the tournaments and play the Varsity tournament first and the Junior Varsity tournament the following weekend. The new format became the preferred order and continued into the futurre.
The length of periods for regular-season Junior Varsity games was extended to 14 minutes.
Ames began play in the newly constructed Ames/ISU Ice Arena.

 

VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Omaha Jr. Lancers (32W-1L-0T-0OTL)

VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 1-3, 2002 - Five Flags Center - Dubuque, Iowa
Championship Game: Omaha Jr. Lancers 3, Des Moines Capitals 0

VARSITY TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Ben Morris - Omaha Jr. Lancers

VARSITY COACH-OF-THE YEAR
Chuck Nano - Omaha Jr. Lancers

VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Ames Little Cyclones

Varsity Tournament Results - March 1-3, 2002 - Five Flags Center - Dubuque, Iowa
Quarterfinal Games #4 Des Moines Oak Leafs 1, #5 Sioux City 3
#3 Des Moines Capitals 6, #6 Lincoln 2
#2 Mason City 5, #7 Waterloo 2
#1 Omaha Jr. Lancers 7, #8 Dubuque 3
Consolation Semifinal Games Lincoln 4, Waterloo 1
Des Moines Oak Leafs 8, Dubuque 1
Championship Semifinal Games Des Moines Capitals 5, Mason City 4
Omaha 1, Sioux City 0, 3OT
Seventh-Place Game Waterloo 3, Dubuque 2
Fifth-Place Game Lincoln 2, Des Moines Oak Leafs 7
Third-Place Game Mason City 3, Sioux City 2
Championship Game Omaha Jr. Lancers 3, Des Moines Capitals 0

 

Varsity Regular-Season Standings - FINAL
Team GP W L T OL Pts GF GA Pn PM
1-Omaha Jr. Lancers 33 32 1 0 0 64 129 29 202 490
2-Mason City 33 25 7 0 1 51 141 65 197 477
3-Des Moines Capitals 33 25 7 0 1 51 146 63 222 536
4-Des Moines Oak Leafs 33 20 11 0 2 42 127 102 231 564
5-Sioux City 33 20 13 0 0 40 110 82 213 480
6-Lincoln 33 13 16 1 3 30 89 106 258 723
7-Waterloo 33 13 18 1 1 28 85 113 170 477
Kansas City Jr. Blades 33 12 18 0 3 27 81 120 223 600
Omaha Gladiators 33 12 18 1 2 27 88 109 207 493
8-Dubuque* 33 10 21 0 2 22 97 161 162 428
Quad City 33 9 21 0 3 21 89 158 197 515
Ames 33 5 25 1 2 13 81 155 149 347
*As the host team Dubuque is awarded an automatic berth in the year-end tournament.

 

Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
1 Tim Roth, Dubuque 33 35 31 66 0 16 22 60 0
2 Cole Despenas, Mason City 32 29 27 56 0 5 26 52 0
3 Kyle Rogers, Sioux City 32 32 23 55 3 8 28 75 1
4 Erik Fox, Mason City 33 21 33 54 2 2 13 26 0
5 Chad Costello, DM Capitals 29 18 32 50 2 4 8 16 0
6 Kyle Abben, Mason City 33 24 25 49 2 2 7 14 0
7 Bill Lawyer, Om Gladiators 33 20 26 46 0 6 6 12 0
8 Chris Richman, Dubuque 29 17 24 41 0 7 26 84 1
T9 Jeff Cheeseman, DM Capitals 33 17 22 39 1 9 8 16 0
T9 Eric Butterwick, DM Capitals 33 20 19 39 0 11 15 38 0

 

Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team Mn W-L-T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct.
1 Ben Morris, Om Jr. Lancers 496 11-0-0 133 128 5 0 3 8 0.962
2 Brandon Cutaia, Om Jr. Lancers 963 20-1-0 352 330 22 0 12 7 0.938
3 Curtis Nosal, Om Gladiators 1492 12-19-1 1211 1110 101 7 26 1 0.917


VARSITY ALL-STATE

- First Team -

- Forwards -
Tim Roth, Sr. - Dubuque
Cole Despenas, So. - Mason City
Kyle Rogers, So. - Sioux City

- Defense -
Roch Naert, So. - Des Moines Capitals
Scott Mendick, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Mike Hallberg, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

- Goaltender -
Curtis Nosal, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators

- Second Team -

- Forwards -
Chad Costello, So. - Des Moines Capitals
Andy Gerch, Jr. - Lincoln
Tony Worick, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

- Defense -
Brandon Millard, Jr. - Mason City
Mike Axelson, Sr. - Sioux City

- Goaltender -
Brandon Lind, Jr. - Mason City

- Third Team -

- Forwards -
Jeff Cheeseman, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Nick Spring, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Trevor Greer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers

- Defense -
Bob Ewalt, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Mike Fritts, Jr. - Waterloo

- Goaltender -
Kyle Walsh, Jr. - Des Moines Capitals

- Honorable Mention -

- Forwards -
Dustin Tenney, Sr. - Ames
Eric Butterwick, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Kyle Norris, Jr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Chris Richman, Sr. - Dubuque
Brad Bennett, Sr. - Kansas City
Brian Featherstone, Sr. - Kansas City
Jordan Ross, Jr. - Lincoln
Erik Fox, Sr. - Mason City
Kyle Abben, Jr. - Mason City
Kyle Huff, Sr. - Mason City
Bill Lawyer, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Jeremy Nath, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
David Warta, Jr. - Quad City
Kyle Jacobson, So. - Sioux City
Bryan Brown, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Dan Petersen, Jr. - Dubuque
Kevin Dodd, Sr. - Kansas City
Pat Nielsen, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Kevin Dow, Sr. - Quad City
Peter Schneider, So. - Waterloo

- Goaltender -
Stephen Reneau, Sr. - Kansas City

VARSITY ALL-STAR GAME
Saturday, March 9, 2002 - Young Arena - Waterloo, Iowa
EAST 4, WEST 2

- East First-Team All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Chad Costello, So. - Des Moines Capitals
Tim Roth, Sr. - Dubuque
Cole Despenas, So. - Mason City

- Defense -
Roch Naert, So. - Des Moines Capitals
Brandon Millard, Jr. - Mason City
Mike Fritts, Jr. - Waterloo

- Goaltender -
Brandon Lind, Jr. - Mason City

- East All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Dustin Tenney, Sr. - Ames
Jeff Cheeseman, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Eric Butterwick, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Chris Richman, Sr. - Dubuque
Erik Fox, Sr. - Mason City
Kyle Abben, Jr. - Mason City
Kyle Huff, Sr. - Mason City
David Warta, Jr. - Quad City
Bryan Brown, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Dan Petersen, Jr. - Dubuque
Kevin Dow, Sr. - Quad City
Peter Schneider, So. - Waterloo

- Goaltender -
Kyle Walsh, Jr. - Des Moines Capitals

Coaches: Mike Brown, Scott Murphy, Shawn Weinke - Waterloo

- West First-Team All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Nick Spring, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Tony Worick, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Kyle Rogers, So. - Sioux City

- Defense -
Scott Mendick, Sr. - Omaha Jr Lancers
Mike Hallberg, Sr. - Omaha Jr Lancers

- Goaltender -
Curtis Nosal, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators

- West All-Stars -

- Forwards -
Kyle Norris, Jr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Brad Bennett, Sr. - Kansas City
Brian Featherstone, Sr. - Kansas City
Andy Gerch, Jr. - Lincoln
Jordan Ross, Jr. - Lincoln
Bill Lawyer, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Nick Powers, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Trevor Greer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Jeremy Nath, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Kyle Jacobson, So. - Sioux City

- Defense -
Bob Ewalt, Sr. - DM Oak Leafs
Kevin Dodd, Sr. - Kansas City
Pat Nielsen, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Mike Axelson, Sr. - Sioux City

- Goaltender -
Stephen Reneau, Sr. - Kansas City

Coach: Chuck Nano - Omaha Jr. Lancers

TEAM TRI-STATE: CHICAGO SHOWCASE

Team Tri-State competes at the Chicago Showcase, April 17-20. Competing in the C-pool, the team finishes with a 3W-2L-0T record.


Wednesday, April 17: Team Tri-State 5, Team Southwest 3
Thursday, April 18: Team Tri-State 2, Team Northwest 0
Friday, April 19: Team Tri-State 4, Team Colorado 2
Friday, April 19: Team Tri-State 2, Team Indiana 3
Saturday, April 20: Team Tri-State 1, Team Washington 6

- Team Tri-State Roster & Staff -

- Forwards -
Trevor Heithoff, Jr. - Ames
Jeff Cheeseman, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Jason Brown, Jr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Kyle Norris, Jr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Nick Spring, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Chris Richman, Sr. - Dubuque
Tim Roth, Sr. - Dubuque
Chris Steuck, Jr. - Dubuque
Jordan Ross, Jr. - Lincoln
Kyle Abben, So. - Mason City
Erik Fox, Jr. - Mason City
Bill Lawyer, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Trevor Greer, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Tony Worick, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Dave Warta, Jr. - Quad City
Cameron Newell, Sr. - Sioux City
Bryan Brown, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Dan Petersen, Jr. - Dubuque
Brandon Millard, So. - Mason City
Pat Nielsen, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators
Mike Hallberg, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Scott Mendick, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Bryan Corwin, Sr. - Waterloo
Mike Fritts, Jr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Stephen Reneau, Sr. - Kansas City
Curtis Nosal, Sr. - Omaha Gladiators

Head Coach - Brian Wierson
Assistant Coach - Brian Preston
Manager - Larry Leigh

 

JUNIOR VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Des Moines Capitals (23W-8L-2T)

JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 8-10, 2002 - Young Arena - Waterloo, Iowa
Championship Game: Des Moines Capitals 4, Mason City Mohawks 1

JUNIOR VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Ames Little Cyclones

Jr. Varsity Tournament Results - March 8-10, 2002 - Young Arena - Waterloo, Iowa
Quarterfinal Games #4 Sioux City 3, #5 Omaha Jr. Lancers 2, 2OT
#3 Des Moines Oak Leafs 3, Omaha Gladiators 2
#2 Mason City 4, #7 Ames 1
#1 Des Moines Capitals 4, #8 Waterloo 3
Consolation Semifinal Games Ames 5, Omaha Gladiators 4
Waterloo 3, Omaha Jr. Lancers 2, 6OT
Championship Semifinal Games Des Moines Capitals 2, Sioux City 1
Mason City 7, Des Moines Oak Leafs 2
Seventh-Place Game Omaha Jr. Lancers 3, Omaha Gladiators 1
Fifth-Place Game Waterloo 3, Ames 1
Third-Place Game Sioux City 3, Des Moines Oak Leafs 2
Championship Game Des Moines Capitals 4, Mason City 1

 

Junior Varsity Regular-Season Standings - FINAL
Team GP W L T Pts GF GA Pn PM
1-Des Moines Capitals 33 23 8 2 48 149 92 260 702
2-Mason City 33 21 8 4 46 151 77 164 398
3-Des Moines Oak Leafs 33 20 8 5 45 107 73 184 412
4-Sioux City 33 20 9 4 44 119 90 150 367
5-Omaha Jr. Lancers 33 20 10 3 43 145 73 250 682
6-Omaha Gladiators 33 18 12 3 39 90 78 163 397
7-Ames 33 12 15 6 30 110 111 114 244
8-Waterloo 33 12 18 3 27 102 120 181 419
Quad City 33 10 19 4 24 89 142 213 488
Kansas City 33 10 20 3 23 76 106 253 644
Lincoln 33 9 20 4 22 62 99 202 450
Dubuque 33 1 29 3 5 42 181 158 422

 

Junior Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP Go Ast Pts SH PP Pn PM DQ
1 Carter Angell, Mason City 27 27 36 63 2 10 6 28 0
2 Alex Lukehart, Sioux City 32 28 25 53 2 4 5 10 0
3 Brent Swanson, Ames 29 28 24 52 4 7 27 62 0
4 A.J. Kuutila, Ames 32 33 15 48 2 4 9 18 0
T5 A.J. Smith, DM Capitals 33 25 18 43 2 4 11 30 0
T5 Mike Paulsen, Mason City 31 26 17 43 2 9 8 24 0
7 Tom McHale, Om Gladiators 33 18 24 42 1 5 0 0 0
T8 Jason Miller, Om Gladiators 33 25 15 40 1 2 15 30 0
T8 Derek Weller, Waterloo 31 17 23 40 0 7 12 24 0
10 Jacob Braun, Om Jr. Lancers 33 24 14 38 3 3 16 40 0

 

Junior Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team Mn W-L-T SOG Svs GA SH PP SO Pct.
1 Jarrod Newlin, Om Gladiators 696 11-4-1 445 422 23 1 3 6 0.948
2 Brent Pitts, Kansas City 626 3-10-2 538 491 47 1 7 0 0.913
3 Joe Wellwood, Om Jr. Lancers 741 12-4-1 375 338 37 0 12 3 0.901


IOWA HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY LEAGUE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Shawn Spencer - Omaha
Secretary: Micki Frost - Omaha
Treasurer: Wayne Kettwick - DeWitt
Vice President-Chicago Showcase: Larry Leigh - Urbandale
Vice President-Scheduler: Mike Shaw - Waterloo
Vice President-All-Star Selection: Roger Kelly - Sioux City

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