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2016-2017

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Lincoln | Mason City | Omaha | Quad City | Sioux City | Waterloo

Season Notes
Jr. Varsity regular-season games will no longer end in a tie. If a game is tied at the end of regulation, teams will go to a three-player shootout, followed by a one-player, sudden-death shootout if needed. Both teams will be awarded one point in the standings, while the shootout-winning team will be awarded one additional point.
New All-Star Selection Process: Coaches will now select First-Team and Second-Team All-Stars - regardless of division. Coaches will select the All-League team from a ballot containing names of First-Team All-Stars.
Division champions will no longer earn a tournament seed of first, second or third. Each division champion is guaranteed a spot in the tournament, but will be ranked among the top eight according to points earned during the regular season.
The Varsity year-end tournament will now run from Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 5, while the Jr. Varsity tournament will share the same weekend beginning Thursday, March 2, to Saturday, March 4. First-round, quarterfinal games will now be single elimination.
After attending the Chicago/America's Showcase continuously since 1990, Team Midwest earned the #1 seed at the conclusion of pool play. The team was later eliminated in the championship quarterfinals.


VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Des Moines Capitals (25W-1L-1OTL-1SOL)

VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 3-5, 2017 - Ames/ISU Ice Arena
Championship Game: Waterloo Warriors 2, Sioux City Metros 1

VARSITY TOURNAMENT MOST VALUABLE PLAYER
Dawson Sturch - Waterloo Warriors

VARSITY COACH-OF-THE-YEAR
Brian Wierson - Ames Little Cyclones

VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Lincoln Jr. Stars

Varsity Tournament Results - March 3-5, 2017 - Ames/ISU Ice Arena
Quarterfinal Games #4 Sioux City 5, #5 Des Moines Oak Leafs 1
#3 Waterloo 8, #6 Kansas City 3
#2 Omaha 7, #7 Mason City 1
#1 Des Moines Capitals 8, #8 Ames 2
Semifinal Games Omaha 1, Waterloo 2
Des Moines Capitals 5, Sioux City 6
Third-Place Game Des Moines Capitals 4, Omaha 3
Championship Game Sioux City 1, Waterloo 2

 

Varsity Regular Season Standings - FINAL
Team Name GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM
East
3-Waterloo 28 21 7 0 0 42 103 62 416
Quad City 28 9 18 1 0 19 58 103 413
Cedar Rapids 28 8 17 1 2 19 58 100 376
Dubuque 28 1 26 1 0 3 47 152 544
Central
1-Des Moines Capitals 28 25 1 1 1 52 167 68 364
5-Des Moines Oak Leafs 28 17 8 0 3 37 82 67 428
7-Mason City 28 12 14 0 2 26 84 99 524
8-Ames 28 10 14 3 1 24 71 88 410
West
2-Omaha 28 23 4 1 0 47 118 68 486
4-Sioux City 28 19 7 2 0 40 119 68 322
6-Kansas City 28 15 11 1 1 32 101 87 429
Lincoln 28 8 19 1 0 17 70 116 285

 

Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GWG
1 Joe Krueger, Des Moines Capitals 28 45 51 96 34 2 1 6
2 Tanner Frerichs, Sioux City 26 26 39 65 32 4 1 1
3 Noah Gyldenvand, Des Moines Capitals 25 26 34 60 10 6 0 5
4 Kyle Schott, Waterloo 20 26 29 55 10 2 2 6
5 James Page, Sioux City 28 27 27 54 14 6 3 3
6 Drake Beller, Sioux City 28 21 26 47 2 3 3 5
7 Ethan Bettis, Des Moines Capitals 28 17 24 41 56 1 0 1
T8 Ehtan Topliff, Des Moines Capitals 28 20 18 38 36 3 2 4
T8 Tanner Swenson, Kansas City 26 20 18 38 34 6 1 1
10 Cody Walters, Omaha 26 15 21 36 6 2 2 4

 

Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP MIN W L SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Connor Close, Des Moines Oak Leafs 27 1,335 15 8 3 60 2.29 654 0.916
2 Dawson Sturch, Waterloo 25 1,282 19 6 3 53 2.11 515 0.907
3 Kyle Crolley, Kansas City 13 544 6 4 0 30 2.81 288 0.906

 

VARSITY ALL-LEAGUE

- Forwards -
Joe Krueger, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Tanner Frerichs, Sr. - Sioux City
Kyle Schott, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Ethan Bettis, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Thomas Dyball, Sr. – Omaha

- Goaltender -
Connor Close, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs

 

VARSITY ALL-STARS

- FIRST-TEAM -

- Forwards -
Cole Rogers*, Jr. - Ames
Noah Gyldenvand*, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Joe Krueger*, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Jacob Chau*, Sr. - Des Moines Oaks Leafs
Nick Spolec, Jr. - Kansas City
Tanner Swenson, Sr. - Kansas City
Zane Schmidt*, Jr. – Lincoln
Zach Jimenez*, Jr. - Mason City
Cody Walters, Sr. Omaha
Drake Beller*, Jr. - Sioux City
Tanner Frerichs*, Sr. - Sioux City
James Page, Jr. - Sioux City
Kyle Schott*, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Ethan Bettis*, Sr. - Des Moines Capitals
Tyler French, Sr. - Des Moines Oaks Leafs
Cameron Kaustinen, Sr. - Kansas City
Thomas Dyball*, Sr. - Omaha
Noah Peyton, Jr. - Omaha
Dylan Stech, Sr. - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Connor Close, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Dawson Sturch, Jr. - Waterloo

*Unanimous Selection

- SECOND-TEAM -

- Forwards -
Sam Raes, Sr. – Des Moines Capitals
Ethan Topliff, Jr. - Des Moines Capitals
Luke Millius, Jr. – Dubuque
Tom Tilley, Jr. - Kansas City
Creighton Westesen, Sr. - Lincoln
Nate Lassise, Jr. - Mason City
Brady Jackson, Jr. - Quad City
Peter Sakalosky, Sr. - Quad City
Chase Lewison, Jr. - Sioux City
Jake Beal, Sr. – Waterloo
Cade Saeugling, Sr. - Waterloo

- Defense -
Ryan Greenough, Sr. - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Holden Sevening, Fr. - Cedar Rapids
Jaxon Jones, Jr. - Mason City Mohawks
Steve Degnan, Sr. - Omaha Jr. Lancers
Liam McConville, Sr. - Quad City Blues
Jarett Heyl, Sr. - Sioux City Metros

- Goaltenders -
Spencer Northway, Fr. - Ames Little Cyclones
Will Jennings, Jr. - Lincoln Jr. Stars
Zach Freiburger, Sr. - Quad City Blues

 

TEAM MIDWEST: AMERICA'S HOCKEY SHOWCASE

Team Midwest competes in America's Hockey Showcase, April 20-24, at Robert Morris University Island Sports Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Competing in the A-pool, the team finishes with a 3-1 record. After attending the Chicago/America's Showcase continuously since 1990, Team Midwest earned the #1 seed at the conclusion of pool play. The team was later eliminated in the championship quarterfinals.


Thursday, April 20 - Pool Play: Team Midwest 1, Pittsburgh 0 (forfeit)
Pittsburgh used 7 players from the same team, 4 is the maximum.
Friday, April 21 - Pool Play: Team Midwest 6, Washington 1
Saturday, April 22 - Pool Play: Team Midwest 4, Wisconsin 2
Sunday, April 23 - Quarterfinals: Team Midwest 4, Florida 5

- Team Midwest Roster & Staff -

- Forwards -
Cole Rogers - Ames
Luke Millius - Dubuque
Grant Smith - Kansas City
Nick Spolec - Kansas City
Tanner Swenson - Kansas City
Zachary Jimenez - Mason City
Cody Walters - Omaha
Drake Beller - Sioux City
Tanner Frerichs - Sioux City
James Page - Sioux City
Cade Saeugling - Waterloo
Kyle Schott - Waterloo

- Defense -
Carter Jiran - Cedar Rapids
Luc Blow - Kansas City
Stephen Degnan - Omaha
Thomas Dyball - Omaha
Grant Newman - Sioux City
Drew Westphal - Waterloo

- Goaltenders -
Connor Close - Des Moines Oak Leafs
Dawson Sturch - Waterloo

Head Coach: Eric Thompson
Assistant Coach: Larry Heggebo
General Manager: Amy Stauffer


USA HOCKEY HIGH SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Omaha Jr. Lancers will make their fifth appearance at the USA Hockey High School National Championships, March 30-April 3, in Cleveland, Ohio. The team will play in Division II that includes teams with players from different schools. The field of 16 teams is divided into four pools of four teams each. Teams play three games against pool foes, with teams finishing first and second in pool-play advancing to the championship quarterfinals.

 

Thursday, March 30 - Pool Play: Omaha 4, McKinney TX 3, OT
Friday, March 31 - Pool Play: Omaha 7, Norse, KY 1
Saturday, April 1 - Pool Play: Omaha 1, Mitchell FL 2
Sunday, April 2 - Quarterfinals: Omaha 6, Rushmore SD 3
Sunday, April 2 - Semifinals: Omaha 2, Missoula MT 4


PRESIDENT'S SENIOR ACADEMIC AWARD
(Presented by the League President to Seniors graduating with a 3.5 GPA or better.)

Ames: Brooklyn Clayton, Jack Kazwell, Hunter Northway, Sam Weninger
Cedar Rapids: Cooper Johnson, Ian McKay
Des Moines Capitals: Ethan Bettis, Michael Krist, Michael Van Riessen
Des Moines Oak Leafs: Connor Close, Henry Fini, Ryan Greenough, Luke Johnson
Dubuque: Carter Fens, Brant Walker, Will Woodward
Kansas City: Cameron Kaustinen, Tyler Kesten, Jake Lowe, Joe Marsh, Drake Unger
Lincoln: Devin Benson, Colten Cole, Skye Harnly, Christian Westesen
Mason City: Katrina Cornick, Drake Hadacek, Jacob Peterson, Derek Walker
Omaha: Kevin Freestone, Larry Mercier III, Jackson Peterson, Evan Roth
Quad City: Travis Hufford, Peter Sakalosky
Sioux City: Logan Visser

 

JUNIOR VARSITY REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION
Omaha Jr. Lancers (27W-0L-1SOL)

JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT CHAMPION
March 2-4, 2017 - Ames/ISU Arena
Championship Game: Lincoln Jr. Stars 2, Des Moines Oak Leafs 1

JUNIOR VARSITY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Des Moines Capitals

Jr. Varsity Tournament Results - March 2-4, 2017 - Ames/ISU Ice Arena
Quarterfinal Games #4 Cedar Rapids 1, #5 Lincoln 3
#3 Waterloo 1, #6 Dubuque 4
#2 Kansas City 1, #7 Des Moines Oak Leafs 2
#1 Omaha 0, Des Moines Capitals 1
Semifinal Games Dubuque 2, Des Moines Oak Leafs 5
Linbcoln 4, Des Moines Capitals 1
Third-Place Game Dubuque 6, Des Moines Capitals 3
Championship Game Des Moines Oak Leafs 1, Lincoln 2

 

Junior Varsity Regular-Season Standings - FINAL
Team Name GP W L SOL PTS GF GA PIM
East
3-Waterloo 28 17 8 3 37 71 55 277
4-Cedar Rapids 28 17 10 1 35 87 72 228
6-Dubuque 28 15 11 2 32 72 81 312
Quad City 28 6 21 1 13 51 95 279
Central
7-Des Moines Oak Leafs 28 15 11 2 32 83 71 378
8-Des Moines Capitals 28 13 12 3 29 83 74 194
Mason City 28 12 13 3 27 76 73 418
Ames 28 1 27 0 2 36 183 316
West
1-Omaha 28 27 0 1 55 150 27 219
2-Kansas City 28 18 5 5 41 86 52 307
5-Lincoln 28 15 11 2 32 78 75 336
Sioux City 28 12 14 2 26 67 82 296

 

Junior Varsity Top-Ten Scorers
RK Player, Team GP G A PTS PIM PP SH GWG
1 Clark Krueger, Des Moines Capitals 27 26 13 39 14 7 1 4
T2 Ben Bergman, Omaha 27 18 17 35 12 1 0 1
T2 Kobe Alexander, Omaha 28 17 18 35 8 3 0 4
4 Gage Barnard, Omaha 25 17 17 34 18 2 0 4
5 Harrison Werner, Omaha 28 8 23 31 2 1 0 0
T6 Mason Haley, Dubuque 24 20 8 28 47 3 0 3
T6 Eli Schmal, Lincoln 27 19 9 28 26 5 0 1
T6 Collin Price, Omaha 26 13 15 28 16 4 0 2
9 Jackson Guhl, Omaha 19 14 13 27 4 0 0 2
10 Ben Blaha, Mason City 28 12 14 26 14 2 1 2

 

Junior Varsity Silver Glove Goaltenders
RK Player, Team GP MIN W L SO GA GAA SV SV%
1 Jack Lawlor, Omaha 28 1,176 27 0 12 26 0.93 420 0.942
2 Chase Pabst, Waterloo 25 1,045 17 5 6 38 1.53 491 0.928
3 Brad Adams, Kansas City 12 504 8 1 2 22 1.83 234 0.914

 

MIDWEST HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY LEAGUE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Todd Scebold - Ames
Secretary: Dave Fox - Hampton
Treasurer: Wayne Kettwick - DeWitt
Vice President-All-Star Selection: Dave Fox - Hampton
Vice President-Communications/Pointstreak League Administrator: Roger Kelly - Sioux City
Vice President-Tournaments: Russ Moore - Nevada
Vice President-Scheduler: Andy Wade - Windsor Heights

Commissioner/Referee-in-Chief: Del Donaldson - Cedar Falls
Statistics: Pointstreak Scoring Network