Buccaneers Season Opener ApproachingSeptember 4, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Des Moines Buccaneers
Rogger will open the team's training camp on September 10th at Buccaneer Arena and between that date and the team's season opener September 28th at the National Development Program's Under 17 team, he will whittle down to his final roster.
The new version of the Buccaneers will assume the debt of a disappointing finish by the 2011-2012 team that saw a 14-game losing streak and a coaching change occur last spring. A few returning players are expected on the team's training camp roster though for the most part fans will be seeing brand new faces and getting familiar with new names come the beginning of the season.
Fans will get the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Buccaneers with five preseason games scheduled, including one at home. The Buccaneers will play at Omaha on Sept. 14th, then return home to face Omaha on Sept. 15th. Des Moines will then take part in the USHL's annual Fall Classic Sept. 19-21, completing a preseason slate that will see the team play five games over a week.
Sept. 14 at Omaha 7pm
Sept. 15 vs. Omaha 7pm
Sept. 19 Cedar Rapids (Sioux City) 1pm
Sept. 20 Youngstown (Sioux City) 2pm
Sept. 21 Indiana (Sioux City) 10am
On the Web
Visitors to the Des Moines Buccaneers' official website (bucshockey.com) will be in for a treat in the coming days as the team unveils a brand new website. The upgrading of the website is the first overhaul in a number of years and will feature a crisper, brighter look. The new website will also integrate better with the team's social media platforms and allow for quicker updating of content.
The Des Moines Buccaneers are planning to roll out a brand new dance team in 2012-2013. Interested candidates are asked to contact the Buccaneers at email@example.com. Tryouts will be held Sept. 22-23 and those participating must be at least 18 years of age.
Hall of Fame Committee Continues Preparations
The revived Des Moines Buccaneers' franchise Hall of Fame will begin taking significant steps forward later this month when the committee begins to nominate and select those individuals who will make up the first class of inductees since 2002.
The Buccaneers announced in late June plans to bring back the Hall of Fame which had fallen into dormancy over the last decade. Plans include a special Hall of Fame weekend in March and the placing of a permanent display inside of the arena before the end of 2012-2013.
United States Hockey League Stories from September 4, 2012
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- Buccaneers Season Opener Approaching - Des Moines Buccaneers
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