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Des Moines Buccaneers 15O AAA ID SKATE

By Bucs AAA 07/13/2021, 8:00pm CDT

Hello Hockey Families, 


We're changing our 15O model for the 2021-22 season to a weekend team to offer more opportunity to players who prefer to stay at home for another season and play Tier 1 AAA. The coaching staff will include Parsa Monsef, assistant coach T.J. Zajac and a head coach TBA later. 


Our 15O weekend team will have 45+ games5+ practice weekends in Des Moines, Iowa, multiple home, and away series, and 8 NAPHL & USHL showcases. The attached schedule consists of tier 1 games against other AAA teams. Games will take place primarily from Friday-Sunday across the Midwest (Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Omaha, and Sioux City). This 15-Only team will consist of solely players born in 2006.


We are having an ID skate next Saturday, July 24th for prospective players and already committed players to skate for the upcoming season. Cost for the skates is $100. The entire day will be at our home rink, Metro Ice Facility (5100 NW 72nd St, Urbandale, IA 50322). You must register and pay online using the ID link below.




The costs for player dues cover staff, practice ice, games, officials and showcase fees. The equipment consists of helmet, gloves, hockey bag and pant shells to keep and jerseys to use for the season (returned at the end of the year). Families are responsible for their own travel to and from games/showcases. The breakdown for the cost of the full-season weekend program is below:


Player dues: $5,500

Equipment: $750


A deposit of $1,000 plus $750 equipment fee ($1,750 total) is due upon signing. It can be paid by cash, check (made out to "Hockey Club Des Moines") or credit card (plus 3% processing fee).


The schedule for Saturday, July 24th, 2021:

11:30-12:15pm Check in 

1:00-2:30pm On-ice session 1

4:30-6:00pm On-ice session 2


Exit meetings with every player will take place after the second ice session. The expectation for every family and player attending is to sign upon selection that evening. 


Please feel free to reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns. Looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend.