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June 28, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

QUICK FACTS:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (6-5) at
SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (5-6)
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2004
Kickoff: 4 p.m. HST (7 p.m. PDT)
Site: San Diego Sports Arena (capacity: 12,920)
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: San Diego leads the 2004 season series 2-1; Hawaii leads the all-time series 5-4.
Coaches: Islanders – Cal Lee (17-12, second season);
Riptide-Darrel “Mouse” Davis (5-6, first season as af2 head coach)

TRAVEL INFORMATION:
FRIDAY, JULY 2
Depart: Hawaiian Airlines #32, 12:50 pm
Arrive: San Diego, 9:05 pm

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

SUNDAY, JULY 4
Depart: Hawaiian Airlines #31, 9:05 am
Arrive: Honolulu, 11:45 am

THE STAKES: With both teams battling for playoff positions, the Hawaiian Islanders and San Diego Riptide meet for the fourth time in very critical game. A San Diego win clinches the season series while the Islanders will try to split the four game series.


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HAWAII SAN DIEGO

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS (6-5) Current Streak: Lost 1
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
3/27 @ Central Valley 1-0 Won 68-35
4/10 @ 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 @ Bossier-Shreveport 3-2 Lost 42-61
5/08 @ San Diego 4-2 Won 55-54 (OT)
5/22 CENTRAL VALLEY 5-2 Won 54-48
5/28 SAN DIEGO 5-3 Lost 77-91
6/05 at Bakersfield 5-4 Lost 44-52
6/12 CENTRAL VALLEY 6-4 Won 70-42
6/19 SAN DIEGO 6-5 Lost 59-64
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
7/03 at San Diego 4:00 L-2 Hawaii 5-4
7/10 BAKERSFIELD 6:30 L-1 Tied 1-1
7/17 LOUISVILLE 6:30 L-1 Tied 1-1
7/24 at Central Valley 4:30 W-2 Hawaii 5-4
7/31 at Bakersfield 4:00 L-1 Tied 1-1

SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE (5-6) Current Streak: Lost 1
Date Opponent Rec. Result Score
4/03 at Arkansas 0-1 Lost 38-48
4/09 Green Bay 0-2 Lost 49-67
4/17 at Bakersfield 0-3 Lost 54-57
4/23 Central Valley 1-3 Won 59-34
5/8 Hawaii 1-4 Lost 54-55
5/15 at Bakersfield 1-5 Lost 36-39
5/22 Quad City 2-5 Won 62-52
5/28 at Hawaii 3-5 Won 91-77
6/5 at Central Valley 4-5 Won 45-24
6/19 at Hawaii 5-5 Won 64-59
6/26 Bakersfield 5-6 Lost 53-57
Date Opponent Time Streak Series
7/3 Hawaii 7:00 W-2 Hawaii 5-4
7/10 at Central Valley 7:00
7/17 at Green Bay 5:30
7/24 Bakersfield 7:00
7/30 Central Valley 7:00


THE SERIES: Hawaii leads the all-time series 5-4. In San Diego, Hawaii leads 3-1. Over the last five games, the visiting team emerged as the winner.

Date Score (caps denote home team)
5/11/02 San Diego 52, HAWAII 50
6/01/02 SAN DIEGO 44, Hawaii 34
6/14/02 HAWAII 53, San Diego 34
4/26/03 HAWAII 51, San Diego 43
6/21/03 Hawaii 39, SAN DIEGO 38
7/18/03 Hawaii 34, SAN DIEGO 26
5/08/04 Hawaii 55, SAN DIEGO 54 (OT)
5/28/04 San Diego 91, HAWAII 77
6/19/04 San Diego 64, HAWAII 59

THE IFs:
If the Islanders defeat the Riptide, it would …
· Give the ISLANDERS a 2-2 series tie against the Riptide in 2004
· Give the ISLANDERS a 4-1 record in the San Diego Sports Arena
· Give Hawaii Head Coach Cal Lee a 18-12 record
· Give Hawaii an 8-14 record all-time on the road.
· Give Hawaii a 6-3 record against West Division opponents

RECAP OF 2004 HAWAII vs. SAN DIEGO MEETINGS
May 8, 2004 – Hawaii 55, at San Diego 54 (OT)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -- -----
Hawaiian Islanders. 13 14 13 7 8 - 55 Record: (4-2)
San Diego Riptide.. 14 20 7 6 7 - 54 Record: (1-4)

Scoring Summary:
1st 11:43 SDG - GRAHAM 6 pass from CLAUNCH (BURTON kick)
09:36 HAW - NOTOA 2 run (kick failed)
05:09 SDG - CLAUNCH 2 run (BURTON kick)
00:00 HAW - TAYLOR 6 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
2nd 12:18 SDG - CARTER 19 pass from CLAUNCH (BURTON kick)
10:48 HAW - TAYLOR 30 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
07:02 SDG - REYES 12 pass from CLAUNCH (kick failed)
05:09 HAW - AKIONA 26 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
00:39 SDG - CUTHBERT 1 run (BURTON kick)
3rd 11:02 HAW - MISIPEKA 2 run (kick failed)
08:31 SDG - CARTER 9 pass from CLAUNCH (BURTON kick)
00:05 HAW – TAYLOR 5 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
4th 10:56 SDG - GUARDIA 3 run (kick failed)
04:02 HAW - HARRIS 25 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
OT 14:15 SDG - CARTER 20 pass from CLAUNCH (BURTON kick)
09:45 HAW - HARRIS 21 pass fr ARCENEAUX (Arceneaux run)

HAW SDG
FIRST DOWNS................... 17 19
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 6-18 10-27
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 282 261
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 38-21-0 34-21-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 44-300 45-288
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 0-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 6-109 4-93
Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-1 0-0
Fumbles-Lost.................. 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards............... 6-31 5-32
Possession Time............... 33:58 31:36
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-2 0-0

RUSHING: Hawaii-MISIPEKA 3-9; AKIONA 1-5; NOTOA 2-4. San Diego-GUARDIA 3-11; CUTHBERT 5-10; CLAUNCH 2-6.
PASSING: Hawaii-ARCENEAUX 21-38-0-282. San Diego-CLAUNCH 21-34-1-263; TEAM 0-0-0-minus 2.
RECEIVING: Hawaii-JACKSON 6-86; AKIONA 5-56; HARRIS 4-64; TAYLOR 4-57; STUTZMANN 2-19. San Diego-CARTER 7-78; MCELRATH 5-94; GRAHAM 4-36; CURTIS 3-28; BURROWS 1-15; REYES 1-12.
TACKLES (UA-A): Hawaii-MAUL 5-4; ROBINSON 4-2; TUIA 1-3; MISIPEKA 1-2; HARRIS 1-2; JACKSON 0-4; NAEHU 1-0; PUNA 1-1; AKIONA 1-1; NOTOA 0-2; MANUMALEUNA 0-2; AGUIAR 0-2; TAYLOR 0-1. San Diego-CURTIS 4-2; LEJAY 3-3; SMITH 3-3; MISIPEKA 2-0; CUTHBERT 1-2; REYES 1-2; CARTER 1-0; WESSEL 1-0; MCELRATH 0-2; STEPHENS 0-1; GREETIS 0-1; BURROWS 0-1; GRAHAM 0-1.

May 28, 2004 – San Diego 91, at Hawaii 77

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
San Diego Riptide... 14 28 28 21 - 91 Record: (3-5)
Hawaiian Islanders.. 21 21 6 29 - 77 Record: (5-3)

Scoring Summary:
1st 10:26 SDG - CLAUNCH 1 run (EHMKE kick)
06:58 HAW - D. ARCENEAUX 6 run (NAEHU kick)
04:14 SDG - MCELRATH 16 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
01:54 HAW - CORREIA 1 run (NAEHU kick)
00:18 HAW - AKIONA 10 pass fr D. ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
2nd 11:54 SDG - CUTHBERT 2 run (EHMKE kick)
08:34 SDG - GREETIS 24 pass from REYES (EHMKE kick)
04:27 HAW - D. ARCENEAUX 5 run (NAEHU kick)
00:57 SDG - GUARDIA 2 run (EHMKE kick)
00:51 HAW - A. ARCENEAUX 54 kickoff return (NAEHU kick)
00:15 SDG - CARTER 4 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
00:04 HAW - A. ARCENEAUX 57 kickoff return (NAEHU kick)
3rd 13:38 SDG - GRAHAM 7 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
08:58 SDG - CUTHBERT 1 run (EHMKE kick)
03:54 HAW - D. ARCENEAUX 7 run (NAEHU kick failed)
01:41 SDG - GRAHAM 27 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
00:56 SDG - MCELRATH 0 fumble recovery (EHMKE kick)
4th 14:08 SDG - MCELRATH 22 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
12:39 HAW - A. ARCENEAUX 56 kickoff return (NAEHU kick)
06:41 HAW - ROE 19 pass fr D.Arceneaux (A.Arceneaux pass)
03:34 HAW - TAYLOR 27 pass fr Arceaneaux (kick failed)
01:49 SDG - REYES 34 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
00:43 HAW – A.Arceneaux 11 pass fr ARCENEAUX (Arceneaux run)
00:32 SDG - MCELRATH 17 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)

SDG HAW
FIRST DOWNS................... 28 20
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 10-16 8-30
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 403 247
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 38-28-2 30-18-2
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 48-419 38-277
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 2-0 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 6-121 7-274
Interception Returns-Yards.... 2-13 2-14
Fumbles-Lost.................. 0-0 3-3
Penalties-Yards............... 4-23 6-27
Third-Down Conversions........ 1 of 3 1 of 3
Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 1 2 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 6-7 6-7
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 0-0 0-0

RUSHING: San Diego-GUARDIA 4-12; CUTHBERT 4-5; CLAUNCH 2-minus 1. Hawaii-D.ARCENEAUX 5-28; NOTOA 2-1; CORREIA 1-1.
PASSING: San Diego-CLAUNCH 27-37-2-379; REYES 1-1-0-24. Hawaii-ARCENEAUX, Darn 18-30-2-247.
RECEIVING: San Diego-CARTER, Dwight 9-90; MCELRATH 6-92; GRAHAM 5-71; REYES 4-79; GREETIS 2-47; CURTIS 2-24. Hawaii-A.ARCENEAUX 7-92; AKIONA 5-64; TAYLOR 2-41; JACKSON 2-21; ROE 1-19; SMITH 1-10.
TACKLES (UA-A): San Diego-REYES 4-0; SMITH 3-2; LEJAY 3-0; NUGENT 1-0; CARTER 1-0; GUARDIA 1-0; GREETIS 1-1; WESSEL 1-0; MCELRATH 1-1; GREJADA 1-0; MISIPEKA 0-1; GRAHAM 0-1. Hawaii-MAUL 7-2; ROBINSON 5-1; JACKSON 3-3; AGUIAR 2-3; PUNA 2-1; TAYLOR 2-1; NOTOA 1-2; SMITH 1-1; SIMPSON 0-3; SAGAPOLUTELE 0-2; DAVIS 0-1; AKIONA 0-1; RAMOS 0-1.

June 19, 2004 – San Diego 64, at Hawaii 59

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score
----------------- -- -- -- -- -----
San Diego Riptide... 14 21 12 17 - 64 Record: (5-5)
Hawaiian Islanders.. 14 21 12 12 - 59 Record: (6-5)

Scoring Summary:
1st 14:30 SDG - CARTER 45 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
12:14 HAW - TAYLOR 32 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
10:37 SDG - CARTER 15 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
05:29 HAW – D.ARCENEAUX 1 run (NAEHU kick)
2nd 14:57 HAW - AKO 1 run (NAEHU kick)
14:00 SDG - REYES 56 kickoff return (EHMKE kick)
10:14 HAW – A.ARCENEAUX 13 pass from D.ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
04:39 SDG - GRAHAM 16 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
03:17 HAW - TAYLOR 48 pass from ARCENEAUX (NAEHU kick)
00:57 SDG - CUTHBERT 4 run (EHMKE kick)
3rd 14:00 SDG - CURTIS 22 fumble recovery (kick failed)
09:11 HAW - TAYLOR 30 pass from ARCENEAUX (kick failed)
07:13 SDG - CARTER 37 pass from CLAUNCH (kick failed)
01:17 HAW – A.ARCENEAUX 25 pass from D.ARCENEAUX (kick failed)
4th 14:45 SDG - GREETIS 33 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
09:18 HAW – A.ARCENEAUX 16 pass from D.ARCENEAUX (kick failed)
04:46 SDG - CARTER 2 pass from CLAUNCH (EHMKE kick)
00:37 SDG - EHMKE 30 field goal
00:12 HAW - TAYLOR 33 pass from ARCENEAUX (D.ARCENEAUX pass failed)

SDG HAW
FIRST DOWNS................... 13 17
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............ 8-23 10-24
PASSING YDS (NET)............. 274 336
Passes Att-Comp-Int........... 26-18-0 36-21-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS..... 34-297 47-360
Fumble Returns-Yards.......... 2-22 0-0
Kickoff Returns-Yards......... 4-109 5-71
Interception Returns-Yards.... 1-3 0-0
Fumbles-Lost.................. 1-0 3-2
Penalties-Yards............... 4-21 3-22
Third-Down Conversions........ 2 of 6 5 of 8
Fourth-Down Conversions....... 1 of 2 1 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances....... 3-4 3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........ 1-5 0-0

RUSHING: San Diego-GUARDIA 2-13; CUTHBERT 2-10; REYES 1-4; CLAUNCH 3-minus 4. Hawai-D.ARCENEAUX,
5-16; AKO 2-4; NOTOA 3-4.
PASSING: San Diego-CLAUNCH 18-26-0-274. Hawaii-D.ARCENEAUX 21-36-1-341; TEAM 0-0-0-minus 5.
RECEIVING: San Diego-CARTER 8-144; GRAHAM 5-55; MCELRATH 2-33; REYES 2-9; GREETIS 1-33. Hawaii-A.ARCENEAUX 9-123; KEMFORT 5-60; TAYLOR 4-143; SMITH 2-15; AKIONA 1-0.
TACKLES (UA-A): San Diego-SMITH 6-0; RYKERT 3-0; CUTHBERT 3-0; CURTIS 2-1; MCELRATH 2-1; REYES 2-0; LEJAY 1-2; GRAHAM 1-1; STEPHENS 1-0; MISIPEKA 1-0; GUARDIA 0-1; EHMKE 0-1; GREJADA 0-1. Hawaii-ROBINSON 5-2; MUAGUTUTIA 3-4; TAYLOR 2-0; SIOFELE 2-0; AKIONA 1-2; NAEHU 1-0; NOTOA 1-0; CORREIA 1-0; KEMFORT 0-2; AKO 0-3; SMITH 0-1.

HOME GAME TICKET & PARKING INFORMATIOIN:
Walk-Up Sales: Neal Blaisdell Arena, Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and through half time on game day.
Phone Sales: Ticketmaster Toll free 1-877-750-4400.
Internet Sales: www.ticketmaster.com
Ticket Prices: $25 Lower Bowl reserved;
$15 Upper Bowl Sideline reserved; $10 Upper Bowl End zone general admission; $7 Youth (17 and below);
$10 Handicap.
Parking: $5.00 (Open throughout the day)
Discounted Tickets:
· All Times Supermarket locations, Times Royal Card members receive $2 off the general admission price.
· Oceanic Kupa’a cardholders also receive $2 off general admission price at the Blaisdell box office.
· Hawaii Speed & Quickness Camp participants receive free admission to a Hawaiian Islanders home game with the purchase of an adult general admission ticket.

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII REUNION: Of the Islanders who seen action this season, 10 played college football at the University of Hawaii.
· Kealii Aguiar (2002-03)
· Joe Correia (1998-99)
· Channon Harris (1999-2001)
· Nate Jackson (1998-2001)
· Shayne Kajioka (2000-02)
· Eddie Klaneski (1994-97)
· Keiki Misipeka (2001-02)
· Morrie Roe (1995-97)
· Craig Stutzmann (1998-2001)
· Shawn Withy-Allen (1998-2000)

THIS WEEK’S QUOTES:
Head Coach Cal Lee: “There’s almost nothing you can say except, we need to practice harder to get better. San Diego is playing as well as any team in the league and we have to be ready to face whatever they throw at us.”



ISLANDERS’ INJURY REPORT:
Pos. Name Injury Status
WR/LB Gabe Amey Knee Long IR
DS Eddie Klaneski Knee Long IR
FB/LB Fabian Manumaleuna Ankle Long IR
OL/DL Mose Tuia Knee Long IR
OL/DL Andy Ramos Knee Long IR
WR/LB Nate Jackson Shoulder Questionable
OL/DL Evile Puna Knee Questionable
OL/DL Kealii Aguiar Shoulder Probable
OL/DL Antoine Simpson Concussion Short IR
QB Darnell Arceneaux Finger Questionable
WR/LB Robert Kemfort Concussion Questionable

RECENT ROSTER MOVES:
Date Action Player
6/11 Refuse to Report Halakilangi Muagututia
6/17 Activate off Refuse Halakilangi Muagututia
6/17 Assigned to Hawaii Joe Siofele
6/17 Place on Long IR Andy Ramos
6/17 Place on Reassignment Desmond Maul
6/18 Place on Short IR Antoine Simpson
6/18 Activate off Short IR Evile Puna
6/24 Activate off Short IR Morrie Roe
6/24 Place on Short IR Evile Puna
6/24 Place on Suspended Darnell Arceneaux

TALE OF THE TAPE: Here’s how Hawaii and San Diego stack up:
Statistical HAWAII SAN DIEGO
Category Rank Stat Rank Stat
Scoring Offense 4 55.6 6 55.2
Scoring Defense 22 53.1 19 51.2
Total Offense 6 273.5 2 289.9
Total Defense 25 295.1 18 266.8
Pass Offense 9 249.4 2 275.1
Pass Defense 25 270.5 20 250.4
Rushing Offense 7 24.1 18 14.8
Rushing Defense 19 24.6 9 16.4
Scoring (Non-Kick) 4 542 15 482
Scoring (Kicking) 10 70 13 68
Pass Rating 5 113.7 7 111.7
Pass Def. Rating 20 111.9 16 108.4
Kickoff Returns 1 23.4 9 20.2
MFG Returns 6 21.4 20 11.5
Turnover Margin 11 +0.09 5 +0.60
Field Goal Pct. 14 .308 8 .333
PAT Kick Pct. 14 .744 12 .767
Sacks By T18 11 14 13
Sacks Against 6 9 T15 16
First Downs 11 180 22 154
Opp. First Downs T16 185 2 142
Least Penalty Yds 1 274 2 508
Opp. Penalty Yds 7 600 3 521
Red Zone Off Pct. 3 .812 16 .723
Red Zone Def Pct. 21 .761 24 .774


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

LEAGUE TOP 10s: Players from this week’s matchup who rank among af2’s statistical leaders:
HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS
Player Rank Category Stat
Kimo Naehu 8 Scoring (kick) 70
Kimo Naehu 9 PAT Made 58
Darnell Arceneaux 10 Pass Rating 113.5
Darnell Arceneaux 5 Rushing 15.7
Darnell Arceneaux 7 Passing Yards 251.3
Darnell Arceneaux 6 Total Offense 267.0
Josh Robinson T3 Interceptions 6
Josh Robinson T8 Pass Defend 18
Josh Robinson 4 Tackles 63.5
Anthony Arceneaux 1 KO Ret Avg. 31.4
Anthony Arceneaux 9 Scoring 158
Anthony Arceneaux 9 Scoring (TDs) 158
SAN DIEGO RIPTIDE
Player Rank Category Stat
Jesus Reyes 4 KO Ret Avg. 27.2
Marty Graham 2 KO Ret Avg. 30.7
Kane Claunch 4 Passing Yards 264.7
Kane Claunch 8 Passer Rating 113.8
Kane Claunch 10 Total Offense 266.4
Rico Curtis T1 Fum. Recover 6


FORWARD MOTION: The Hawaiian Islanders conclude their home season with two games. On July 10, Hawaii host division-leading Bakersfield while on July 17, the Islanders face the Louisville Fire.

WEST DIVISION STANDINGS
TEAM WON LOST GB
1 BAKERSFIELD 8 4 --
2 HAWAII 6 5 1.5
3 SAN DIEGO 5 6 2.5
4 CENT. VALLEY 1 10 6.5


ARENAFOOTBALL2 PLAYOFF FORMAT:
The 2004 af2 playoffs will feature 12 teams and span four weeks with the American Conference champion meeting the National Conference champion in the 2004 ArenaCup on the weekend of August 26-28.

Six teams from each the American and National Conference will qualify for the postseason. Within each conference the two division champions with the best overall records earn a bye in the first round. The remaining division champion hosts the lowest seeded wildcard team, while the other two wild card teams play each other at the venue of the team with the better overall record.

In the second round, the two teams, which earned a first round bye, host the winners of the first round games. The division winner with the best overall record hosts the lowest seeded winner from round one, while the other division winner hosts the other first round winner.

Winners of second round games meet for the conference finals, and the team with the better overall record is the host. The American Conference champion meets the National Conference champion in the 2004 ArenaCup. The participating team with the better overall record hosts the championship game.

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 an 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.


PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES:
Meadow Gold Dairies Family FANFest: An interactive fan experience that’s a great place for Islanders fans and their families to get "IN the Game". FANFest is located at the Blaisdell Arena box office parking lot during every home game from 4:30 pm until kickoff. Kids can enjoy the Islanders inflatable replica arena football field, a quarterback challenge, face painting, poster making, milk mustaches, Meadow Gold Dairies samples, and great entertainment. Kawika Moo, Gusto the Gecko, and Tiny Tadani of OC-16's Tiny TV will be part of the festivities at every FANFest. Exclusive to Meadow Gold Dairies FANFest, thirty lucky fans at each FANFest will be chosen to sit in the "Kawika Moo Bullpen", the endzone VIP seats, for that night's game

ISLANDERS BUSINESS CLUB: Sponsored by NetEnterprise and First Insurance, business club members enjoy exclusive hospitality treatment with heavy pupus by Compadres Bar & Grill, Chai’s Island Bistro, TGI Fridays, Dixie Bar & Grill and Meritage Restaurant. For more information on joining the IBC, contact Tau Harrington at 53-ARENA.

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.

2004 HAWAIIAN ISLANDER TRANSACTIONS
(by player)


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

Ako, Chauncey - Assigned (5/27/04)
- Reassigned (6/03/04)
- Assigned (6/10/04)

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)
- Long IR (4/28/04)

Arceneaux, Anthony - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/06/04)
- Activated (5/21/04)

Arceneaux, Darnell - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Team Suspension (6/24/04)

Correia, Joe - Assigned (5/13/04)

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

Harris, Channon - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Activated (5/07/04)
- Reassigned (5/21/04)

Jackson, Nate - Assigned (5/13/04)

Kajioka, Shayne - Assigned (4/28/04)
- Reassigned (5/03/04)

Kemfort, Robert - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/14/04)
- Team Suspension (5/14/04)
- Activated (5/27/04)

Klaneski, Eddie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (3/22/04)
- Activated (4/08/04)
- Long IR (5/06/04)

Manumaleuna, Fabian - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (3/22/04)
- Assigned (4/22/04)
- Short IR (5/27/04)
- Long IR (6/10/04)

Maul, Desmond - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/16/04)
- Assigned (4/28/04)
- Reassigned (6/17/04)

Miller, Mike - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/16/04)
- Reassigned (5/21/04)


Misipeka, Keiki - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/21/04)
- Activated (6/03/04)

Muagututia, Halakilangi - Assigned (6/10/04)
- Refuse to report (6/11/04)
- Activated (6/17/04)

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

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

Puna, Evile - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/14/04)
- Reassigned (4/08/04)
- Assigned (4/15/04)
- Short IR (5/14/04)
- Activated (5/27/04)
- Short IR (6/03/04)
- Activated (6/18/04)
- Short IR (6/24/04)

Ramos, Andy - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Long IR (6/17/04)

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

Roe, Morrie - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/15/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/21/04)
- Short IR (6/10/04)
- Activated (6/24/04)

Sagapolutele, Tiki - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Recall Reassign (3/22/04)
- Reassigned (4/28/04)
- Assigned (5/27/04)

Simpson, Antoine - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (4/28/04)
- Activated (5/14/04)
- Short IR (6/18/04)

Siofele, Joe - Assigned (6/17/04)

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

Souza, Sean - Assigned (6/03/04)

Stutzmann, Craig - Assigned (5/13/04)
- Left Squad (5/27/04)

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

Tuia, Mose - Assigned (3/11/04)
- Short IR (5/27/04)
- Long IR (6/10/04)

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

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

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