WE DID IT !!!!
The Dells Ducks win the Bush Cup and get to go to USA Hockey Nationals !!!! We are one of eight teams out of 140 to receive the prestigious bid to the USA Junior Hockey Nationals Tournament. We play our first game in Connecticut on Friday afternoon.
Over the weekend the Dells Ducks knocked off the Rochester Ice Hawks for the 3rd consecutive year in a thrilling Best of 3 series. Game one saw Rochester beat the Ducks on our home ice 5-2. Going into that game the Ducks won 26 of there last 27 games. The lone loss to Hudson came on the very emotional day in early February when we found out the tragedy that happened to our Ducks family and player, Ben Allison. Game 2 saw the Ducks bounce back and win in front of 2,000 fans in Rochester 5-1. Game 3 was back at the Poppy and the Ducks won 1-0 to win the series.
In only 4 years we have TWO MNJHL Division titles, a Bush cup and qualified for Nationals twice. With Coach Zaniboni, we are 111- 26- 5 in 3 years !!!! and 80- 7- 3 in the past 2 years.
As Ben Allison would say, WOOOOOW. We have the greatest Fans, Volunteers, and Booster Club in the MNJHL.
Check out this article on USA Junior Hockey Magazine:
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Dells Ducks lost a great family member to a drunk driver, Ben Allison
Forward, Defenseman, & Goalie of the Year in 2013-14: Layne Martin, Jacob Stima, Rob Meadows. Goals Leader: Ian Wood 38
Minnesota Div. & Regular Season Champions. Overall Record 46-7-3
2014 USA Hockey Nationals (record 2-1-0)
Coach of the Year: Bill Zaniboni
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United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL)
For 2015-16 the Dells Ducks will be playing in the prestigious USPHL. Details to come. www.usphl.com
HO-CHUNK HOUSE OF WELLNESS
Ducks players have access to the premier fitness & aquatic center that they can excel their off ice training. This gives the players: 1. Most ice time of any JR. team, 2. Job opportunites for all, 3. State of the Art training facility.
Please view in Team/ Schedule Tab
Ducks are always looking housing families for the current & next season. Families receive: monthly stipend, season tix, & a positive role model for kids in the home. The relationship between player & host family is most often a life long one. If you or someone you know, may be interested, click the "Host a player" tab on the left.
THE DUCKS HAVE A MASCOT, FIND OUT WHERE DANGLES THE DUCK WILL BE BY CHECKING HERE PERIODICALLY.
BOOSTER CLUB IS MEETING & GETTING READY FOR NEW NEWS.
With hard work and committment comes respect and opportunity. We are very proud of our results from the past season. Winners of the MnJHL and first time ever going to the USA Hockey National Tournament !!!! However, the Mission Statement of the Ducks is focused on moving players on to College or a higher level of play. "We are keeping our promise to the players & their families" said President John Schwarz. We moved on all of the "aging out players" to a College.
Nick Albergo appered in 20 games for the Janesville Jets combining for 5 goals 2 assists for 7 points & Dunk Abbott was called up to Port Huron Last year. Appering in 25 games Dunk finished + 11 with 3 goals and 10 assists for 13 points. Dunk was aquired by the Coulee Region Chill on Draft Day and is doing very well this season.
Please click link above for an article on our Head Coach Bill Zaniboni. The Board of Directors of the Ducks feel we have the Best Coach in JR. Hockey for Development & College Placement and honored to have him !!!