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Buccaneers Re-Sign Hall of Famer Scott Owens to a Multi-Year Extension

June 14, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Des Moines Buccaneers News Release

DES MOINES, IA - The Des Moines Buccaneers are pleased to announce today that they have re-signed Senior Advisor and General Manager, Scott Owens, to a multi-year contract extension.

Owens rejoined the Buccaneers this past October bringing 38 years of NCAA and USHL experience as a Head Coach and General Manager.

"I'm pleased and excited to be able to continue on with the Buccaneers in the role of Senior Advisor and General Manager. I appreciate the commitment that the ownership group has shown in me, the Buccaneer organization and hockey in the Greater Des Moines area. It's an exciting time and I'm proud to be a part of it!" shared Owens.

Michael Devlin, Managing Partner of Orchard View Sports & Entertainment, said, "It's exciting to have Scott return to the Bucs to continue to build on the momentum that was developed this past season to help return championship hockey to Des Moines. There is a bright future ahead of us in Des Moines and Scott is one of our beacons."

"We are elated to have Scott Owens continue on with the Buccaneers for years to come. Scott has shown his ability to make an immediate impact on our team, and I am very excited to watch him mold the Buccaneers into a championship team. We are approaching some very exciting times within the organization and having Scott back on board only adds to that excitement for the future of Buccaneers Hockey!", stated Bucs President Nate Teut.

Owens was originally hired as the Des Moines Buccaneers Head Coach and General Manager in 1995. His four seasons in Des Moines culminated with the Buccaneers winning both the Anderson Cup and the Clark Cup in 1999. Under Owens direction, the Buccaneers won back-to-back Anderson Cups in 1998 and 1999 as the USHL regular season champions.

Immediately following his success in Des Moines, Owens spent 15 seasons as the Head Coach of Colorado College. He finished his time in Colorado Springs as the winningest coach in school history. Owens guided the Tigers to seven NCAA Tournaments. His 2004-05 Tigers team own a school record 31 wins including a Frozen Four appearance.

After his unprecedented success at Colorado College, Owens spent five seasons as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Sioux Falls Stampede winning the Clark Cup in 2019.

Most recently, Owens was named to the Colorado Springs Hall of Fame Class of 2021. He will be inducted later this year during a ceremony in November.

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