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2021-22 USHL Season Preview: Des Moines Buccaneers

09/17/2021, 10:45am CDT
By USHL

Player to Watch

Remington Keopple will return to the Buccaneers between the pipes after registering the fifth-best Goals Against Average (2.76) and Save Percentage (0.900) among all USHL goaltenders last season. The Cornell commit finished the season with an 11-9-0-1 record, including a 5-2-0-0 record in the last month of the season as Des Moines made a late-season push to the Clark Cup Playoffs. 

“With a calm and quiet confidence, Remington will be our anchor on the back end this season.  As one of our core returners, his experience and presence in net will prove to be one of our biggest strengths as a team this season.”
- Des Moines Buccaneers Head Coach Matt Curley

Key Additions/Subtractions

Additions: Josh Barnes, Cade Destefani, Jackson Dorrington

Subtractions: Alex Laferriere

NHL Draft

NHL Draft Prospects:

Davis Burnside
Jackson Dorrington
Lucas Szyszka

New Coaches in Des Moines

Matt Curley (Head Coach)

Matt Bruneteau (Assistant Coach)

Lennie Childs (Assistant Coach)

NCAA Commitments

  • Army: John Driscoll
  • Bemidji State University: Mitchell Wolfe
  • Boston College: Paul Davey
  • Cornell University: Remington Keopple
  • Michigan State University: Tiernan Shopify
  • Northeastern University: Michael Bevilacqua, Jackson Dorrington, Ethan Fredericks
  • Northern Michigan University: Tanner Latsch
  • Ohio State University: Davis Burnside, Vincent Salice
  • Penn State University: Michael Stenberg
  • Providence College: Connor Pelc, John Prokop
  • University of Connecticut: Jack Pascucci
  • University of Maine: Lucas Szyszka
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell: Scout Truman
  • Western Michigan University: Cade Destefani

Home Games to Watch For

October 30, 2021
- Pink in the Rink Presented By Iowa Clinic, Benefitting Can Do Cancer

December 4, 2021
- Ugly Sweater Night Presented by Broadlawns Medical Center with Toy Drive Benefitting Broadlawns Medical Center

February 19, 2022
- ARL Doxie Dash

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