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May 4, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

QUICK FACTS:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (3-2) at SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (1-3)
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004
Kickoff: 7 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. HST)
Site: San Diego Sports Arena (capacity: 12,000)
Officials: Mike Weseloh (referee), Scott Teifer (umpire), Clay Reynard (head linesman), Danny Short (line judge), Todd Prukop (back judge)
Radio: Live on KUMU2 AM 1500 (Alema Harrington)
Internet: Live on www.hawaiianislanders.com
Series Record: Hawaii leads 4-2.
At San Diego: Hawaii leads 2-1.
Coaches: Islanders – Cal Lee (14-9, second season);
San Diego-Darrel “Mouse” Davis (1-3, first season as an af2 Head Coach)

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
FRIDAY, MAY 7
Depart: Hawaiian Airlines #32, 12:50 pm
Arrive: San Diego, 9:10 pm

HOTEL INFORMATION:
Kings Inn
1333 Hotel Circle Street, San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-2231

SUNDAY, MAY 9
Depart: Hawaiian Airlines #31, 8:50 am
Arrive: Honolulu, 11:25 am


THE STAKES: The Hawaiian Islanders return to division play this week as they take on the San Diego Riptide. This will be the first of four meeting between these two teams.


HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (3-2)
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
3/27 at Central Valley 1-0 Won 68-35
4/10 at Louisville 1-1 Lost 35-37
4/17 BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT 2-1 Won 63-60
4/24 BAKERSFIELD 3-1 Won 45-40
4/30 at Bossier-Shreveport 3-2 Lost 42-61
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
5/08 at San Diego 4:00 W-3 Hawaii 4-2
5/22 CENTRAL VALLEY 6:30 L-1 CV 4-3
5/28 SAN DIEGO 6:30 W-3 Hawaii 4-2
6/05 at Bakersfield 4:00 -- 2nd Meeting
6/12 CENTRAL VALLEY 6:30 L-1 CV 4-3
6/19 SAN DIEGO 6:30 W-3 Hawaii 4-2
7/03 at San Diego 4:00 W-3 Hawaii 4-2
7/10 BAKERSFIELD 6:30 -- 3rd Meeting
7/17 LOUISVILLE 6:30 W-1 Tied 1-1
7/24 at Central Valley 4:30 L-1 CV 4-3
7/31 at Bakersfield 4:00 -- 4th Meeting

SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (1-3)
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
4/03 @ Arkansas 0-1 Lost 38-48
4/09 Green Bay 0-2 Lost 49-67
4/17 @ Bakersfield 0-3 Lost 54-57
4/23 Central Valley 1-3 Won 59-34
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
5/8 Hawaii 7:00
5/15 Bakersfield 7:00
5/22 Quad City 7:00
5/28 @ Hawaii 9:30
6/5 @ Central Valley 7:00
6/19 @ Hawaii 9:30
6/26 Bakersfield 7:00
7/3 Hawaii 7:00
7/10 @ Central Valley 7:00
7/17 @ Green Bay 5:30
7/24 Bakersfield 7:00
7/30 Central Valley 7:00




THE SERIES:, This will be the seventh meeting between the two teams. Hawaii leads the series, 4-2. At San Diego, Hawaii leads 2-1.

THE IFs:
If the Islanders defeat the Riptide, it would …
· Give the ISLANDERS a 5-2 record against the Riptide
· Give the ISLANDERS a 3-1 record against the Riptide at the San Diego Sports Arena
· Give the ISLANDERS an 7-13 all-time record on the road
· Give Hawaii Head Coach Cal Lee a 15-9 record
· Give Hawaii Head Coach Cal Lee a 6-6 away-game record

HEAD COACHES: Cal Lee was named head coach of the Hawaiian Islanders on October 23, 2002 giving fans across Hawaii an added excitement for the 2003 season and he delivered on his promise. He turned a 5-11, 2002 season to a 11-7 record in 2003. He also gave Hawaii its first west division crown. Lee is the most prolific football coach in Hawaii high school history. In 21 years as a head coach at St. Louis High School (Honolulu), his teams have compiled a 241-32-5 record, which include 18 league titles and 15 state championships.

Darrel “Mouse” Davis is in his first year as head coach of the Riptide. Davis brings over 40 years of football coaching experience to the Riptide, having coached in four other professional leagues (NFL, CFL, USFL, WLAF) as well as the NCAA. Known best for his innovative offensive tactics, the “Father of the Run ‘N’ Shoot” will look to add some punch to the Riptide offense.

THIS WEEK’S QUOTES:
Head Coach Cal Lee on San Diego: “Mouse Davis is a great coach and a legend in arena football and the NFL. We’ve got to be prepared when we go up there because he’s going to be ready for us. It will be a great battle and a great challenge for our team.”

ISLANDERS ILLUSTRATED:
Join host Alema Harrington for Islanders Illustrated, an informative 30-minute look behind the scenes at the Hawaiian Islanders, the only professional franchise in the state. See highlights from last week’s game as well as a preview of upcoming opponents. You’ll also see interesting interviews with coaches, players and items that make the Islanders your only team in town.

The show airs 11 times each week with a new show on Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on Oceanic Cable 16. Check local listing for air times

ISLANDERS’ INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
TE/DL Morrie Roe Calf Long IR
WR/LB Gabe Amey Knee Long IR
OL/DL Antoine Simpson Concussion Short IR
WR/LB Robert Kemfort Ankle Short IR
WR/DB Anthony Arceneaux Ribs Questionable
DS Eddie Klaneski Knee Questionable

KEY DATES IN TEAM HISTORY:
September 6, 2001 – The league offices of arenafootball2 announces Honolulu will be awarded a franchise for the 2002 season. Charles Wang and his daughter Kimberly will be the operators of the team. Hawaii becomes the ninth (of 10) expansion team named for the 2002 season.
January 7, 2002 – Former all-state quarterback Darnell Arceneaux is assigned to the Islanders making him the first player in team history.
January 19, 2002 - The Hawaiian Islanders hosts an open tryout at Central Oahu Regional Park. Over 30 players endured the soggy conditions and participated in the three-hour workout
February 4, 2002 – Islanders host Pacific Rim Training Camp where over 180 participants from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji attended.
March 30, 2002 - Islanders defeat the Fresno Frenzy 50-47 before 4,376 fans at the Blaisdell Arena marking the first game, the first win and the first home win in team history.
June 22, 2002 – Despite losing 56-48 at Bakersfield, quarterback Darnell Arceneaux rushes for an af2 record-tying five touchdowns.
July 20, 2002 – Hawaii rallies from a 21-0 deficit to upset the two-time defending af2 champion Quad City Steamwheelers 56-55 before 5,185 fans. Two days later, Nian Taylor was named National Ironman for the second consecutive week. Combined with his National Built Ford Tough award three weeks earlier, he becomes the first player to win three national awards in a four-week period.
October 23, 2002 –Cal Lee become the Islanders new coach for the 2003 season.
March 12, 2003 – Training camp opens with 16 veterans making the 35-man squad. Islanders announced they sold nearly 1,200 season tickets compared to only 16 from last year.
March 30, 2003 – Exactly one year following the Islanders’ first season and first win against Fresno, Hawaii opens the 2003 with a 48-37 win over Green Bay and gives head coach Cal Lee is first win as an af2 coach.
April 4, 2003 – A missed extra point gives Hawaii a stunning 53-52 win over Quad City. It only the third time in 25 games in which the Steamwheelers have lost a game at home.
July 5, 2003 – Hawaiian Islanders qualifies for the playoffs, its first in franchise history.
July 21, 2003 – With Hawaii’s win over San Diego and the Bakersfield-Wichita tie, the Islanders clinch their first west division title and the number three seed in the playoffs.
Aug. 1, 2003 – Hawaii defeats Wichita 57-30 in the first round of the af2 playoffs.
Aug. 9, 2003 – The eventual af2 champion Tulsa Talons ends Hawaii season with a 59-38 win in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

FORWARD MOTION: The Islanders will have a bye week following Saturday’s game at San Diego. The Islanders will have a two game home stand versus Central Valley (Sat. 5/22) and San Diego (Fri. 5/28). This season, Hawaii defeated Central Valley in their home opener, 68-35, on March 27. Central Valley, formerly Bakersfield Blitz, leads the all-time record 4-2, however, the two teams are tied 2-2 at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

RECENT ROSTER MOVES:
Date Action Player
4/22 Assigned to Hawaii Fabian Manumaleuna
4/22 Reassigned to af2 Brian Ah Yat
4/28 Reassigned to af2 Tiki Sagapolutele
4/28 Reassigned to af2 Nate Jackson
4/28 Placed on Short IR Antoine Simpson
4/28 Placed on Short IR Robert Kemfort
4/28 Placed on Long IR Gabe Amey
4/28 Placed on Long IR Morrie Roe
4/28 Assigned to Hawaii Desmond Maul
4/28 Assigned to Hawaii Shayne Kajioka

Trends:
* Hawaii remains one of the toughest teams to beat at the Blaisdell Arena. Hawaii is 9-2 over the last two years and 12-2 since 2002.


2004 HAWAIIAN ISLANDER TRANSACTIONS
(by player)


Aguiar, Kealii - Assigned (3/11/04)

Ah Yat, Brian - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04)
- Activated (4/08/04)
- Reassigned (4/22/04)

Akiona, Randyn - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/15/04)

Amey, Gabe - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04
- Activated (4/08/04)
-Short IR (4/15/04)
Short IR (4/28/04)

Arceneaux, Anthony - Assigned (3/11/04)

Arceneaux, Darnell - Assigned (3/11/04)

Colbert, Justin - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Cunningham, Jaron - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Davis, James - Assigned (3/11/04)

Gossett, Neal - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Harris, Channon - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)

Kajioka, Shane - Assigned (4/28/04)

Kauka, Jonathan - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Kemfort, Robert - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)

Klaneski, Eddie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04)
- Activated (4/08/04)
Manumaleuna, Fabian - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)
- Assigned (4/22/04)

Maul, Desmond - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/16/04)
- Assigned (4/28/04)

Miller, Mike - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/16/04)

Misipeka, Keiki - Assigned (3/11/04)

Naehu, Kimo - Assigned (3/11/04)

Notoa, Vai - Assigned (3/11/04)

Puna, Evile - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/15/04)

Ramos, Andy - Assigned (3/11/04)

Robinson, Joshua - Assigned (3/11/04)

Roe, Morrie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/15/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)

Sagapolutele, Tiki - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Recall Reassign (3/22/04)
- Reassigned (4/28/04)

Simpson, Antoine - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)

Smith, Aaron - Assigned (3/11/04)

Taylor, Nian - Assigned (3/11/04)

Tillis, Mike - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Tuia, Mose - Assigned (3/11/04)

Ura, Teruhiro - Intl Squad (3/11/04)

Wayfer, Johnny - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)

Withy-Allen, Shawn - Assigned (3/11/04)

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