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The Final Tendy Picked to Join Our Flock!!!

The Final Tendy Picked to Join Our Flock!!!

Isaac Hyde Signs His Contract

The Dells Ducks added to its goaltending ranks with the recent signing of Isaac Hyde, a 6’4” 165 lbs. puck stopper from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Hyde, brings some USPHL Premier experience, having played 10-games for the Lansing Wolves of the Great Lakes Division. Before that, Hyde tended goal for the varsity Carroll High School Chargers.

A highlight while at the school was winning a city championship and also being named as the Goaltender of the Year, said Hyde in a team questionnaire.

“That was a very big individual and team moment that has stuck with me.”

Hyde also played some golf while at Carroll and still enjoys the game at the recreational level.

The Wolves endured a season similar to the Ducks last season, competitive with the lower tier teams in the Great Lakes Division but often outshot by a wide margin when facing the Metro Jets, Pittsburgh Vengeance or Toledo Cherokee. Hyde was called on 10 times, either starting or relieving in goal and he came up with solid efforts, posting a 3-3 record overall.

The senior guy on a three-goaltender staff, Hyde said his goals for the upcoming staff are “I would like to begin to get on the radar for NCAA Division 3 programs as well as find the consistency that I have not been able to achieve yet.

“I love playing in big game situations because there is so much excitement in those games,” said the goaltender who credits goaltender coach Parris Duffus and trainer Paul Zinchenko as his biggest hockey influences to date.

“(Duffus) has changed my perspective on goaltending, especially on the mental side and how to handle the pressure that we are under.”

With the previous junior experience, Hyde could play a big role for the Ducks this season, in particular in the early part of the season.

Written By: Jim Den Hollander

Duckling From Last Season, Returns to the Flock as a Duck!!!

Duckling From Last Season, Returns to the Flock as s Duck!!!

Ben Scruton Signing His Contract

The Dells Ducks lone ’03 from last season will be back as a young veteran this fall.

Ben Scruton may still be the smallest at 5’4,” 130 lbs. but he has already proven he is quick and rugged enough to handle anything thrown at him by the USPHL.

A native of Grayslake, Illinois, halfway between Milwaukee and Chicago, Scruton said he likes playing in the Dells because of its proximity to home and family and counts his parents as his biggest hockey influences.

Blessed with good speed and what he described as a ‘Good Hockey IQ,” Scruton attended the local high school in Wisconsin Dells while playing on the Ducks last season and enjoyed the community.

He used his rookie season primarily as a chance to practice and learn the junior game. He suited up for all 44 games and the two playoff encounters and a scored a couple goals in the second half of the season. He will likely be called upon for more this season as a returner, but still places learning, improving skills and working hard as his goals for the upcoming season.

Scruton has a brother that also plays hockey and counts Alex Debrincat of the Chicago BlackHawks as a player he admires and tries to emulate. Like Scruton, DeBrincat enjoyed a standout junior career and is an offensive leader for the Hawks showing a lot of doubters that his size is not a factor even at the game’s top level.

Scruton’s veteran presence may be felt most in practice and off the ice where his solid work ethic and team-first mentality will be valued highly.

Written By: Jim Den Hollander

Texas Produces Another Duck to Join Our Flock!!!

Texas Produces Another Duck to Join Our Flock!!!

Logan Potts Signing His Contract.

Logan Potts, 16, from Allen, Texas is the latest signing for the Dells Ducks.

A 6’0” 150 lbs. forward, Potts is looking to stay with the tandem of Head Coach Shaun Falzone and assistant Anthony Rohde as he makes his junior hockey debut.

“I have enjoyed training with Coach Falzone and Rohde in the past and I felt this was a great opportunity when they offered me a spot,” said they young forward who is also looking forward to visiting the Midwest having never set foot in the Dairyland State before.

Potts is another of the group of young, speedy forwards that will make up a core of Falzone’s Ducks team and he counts his decision making abilities along with his speed as his best hockey assets.

This past season Potts split time between Allen High School and the McKinney North Stars 16U squad and while he looks forward to making his junior hockey debut, he is aware it will a major change playing a quicker game with bigger, more physical players.

In a questionnaire, Potts said his goal for the upcoming season was “To become a better hockey player and increase my strength to play at a higher level.”

While he is focusing on hockey at the junior level, Potts is a solid all-around athlete having participated in baseball, lacrosse, soccer and inline hockey in the past.

Written By: Jim Den Hollander

Another Duck Returns to the Dells to Join the New Flock!!!

Another Duck Returns to the Dells to Join the New Flock!!!

Luke Marks Signing his Contract.

The Dells Ducks will be welcoming back another returner as forward Luke Marks has committed to help the team rebound in 2020-21.

Marks, a 6’1” 180 lbs. forward from Andover, Minnesota missed just one game last season and he will be looking to improve on the 13 points (6g, 7a) he collected last season.

Marks’ speed and aim will help him fit in on what should be a fast tough team this fall and he will be one of the few ’00 so his leadership will be counted on heavily.

Marks said he decided to return to the Dells because, “I wanted to stay loyal to the team that chose me last year.”

Asked in a player questionnaire which situation he prefers to play in, Marks showed it clearly does not matter when he responded, “PK, full strength and powerplay.” He said his biggest challenge heading into the new season would be “Learning from a new coach will be an experience but I am excited to do it.” Marks is also a teacher himself, helping his younger brother learn the game for the past 10 years. He counts the relationship with his younger sibling as the most influential for him in the game so far.

Marks billeted with Sharon Fiske last season and like his roommate, Cody Long, he is looking forward to returning to her home for the upcoming season.

As a high school player in Minnesota, Marks has experienced the highest level of competition and counts his biggest accomplishment so far, leading his team to state in his sophomore year as a captain.

Marks has also played lacrosse at the competitive level and during the summer he likes to spend time with his hobby, woodworking or playing Call of Duty on his computer.

Watch for Marks to be a key player on the Ducks this season as he steps up his offense as one of the few aging out players on the squad.

Written By: Jim DenHollander

Ducks Find another Tendy to Protect the Flocks Net!!!

Ducks Find another Tendy to Protect the Flocks Net!!!

Mitch Miscevich Signing His Contract.

The 2020-21 USPHL Premier regular season is a little more than three months away but Head Coach Shaun Falzone is already beaming about his goaltending crew heading into the season.

Falzone signed a second goaltender for the team when Mitch Miscevich, a 5’11” 155 lbs. ’02 from the Chicago area agreed to join the club for the upcoming season.

Miscevich comes to the Dells having played last season with the Niles Notre Dame varsity team last season.

Falzone’s Chicago area roots paid off and his prompt call to Miscevich ultimately landed him the goaltender.

“The Ducks were the first team to call me,” said Miscevich “And the goalie coach (Brian Guevara, owner of North American Goalie Schools) seems like a guy that can take me to the next level.”

Miscevich counts mobility, confidence and clutch play as his prime assets. He is known for a quick mitt and thrives on stopping breakaway opportunities and counts 2-on-0’s as one of his favorite game situations.

The young goaltender has been to the Dells as a tourist in the past and is looking forward to both the community and the billet experience.

The oldest of a three hockey player family, Miscevich could open a path for brothers Mark and Matt – one a defenseman and one a forward, down the road on the Ducks.

On a young Ducks team that is starting to look like it could favor a wide open style of play, having the likes of Miscevich with his confidence in the blue paint could be a big bonus for the squad.

Written By: Jim DenHollander

Wisconsin Dells Draws Back Another Duck to Our Flock!!!

Wisconsin Dells Draws Back Another Duck to Our Flock!!!

Adam Brown Signing His Contract to Return to the Ducks.

Adam Brown recently signed the paperwork to return to the Dells Ducks for the 2020-21 USPHL Premier season.

Brown, a 5’11” 160 lbs. ’02 center from Chicago turned in a solid rookie season with the Ducks putting up nine goals and assisting on another 10 in 37 games. He may be just 18 but Brown will be among the more experienced returners having played the previous season in a Canadian junior league where he collected 22 goals in 36 games.

Brown counts his work ethic, passing and shooting as his primary assets and says his brother was his biggest hockey influence.

While playing a bigger role in helping the Ducks in its climb up the division standings, Brown hopes to attract some Tier 2 attention along the way as well. The Ducks are currently affiliated with the New Jersey Rockets of the USPHL’s NCDC League.

Part of the attraction for Brown is playing under new Head Coach Shaun Falzone as well as the expected improvements to the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena and likely the thoughts of playing a bigger offensive role. He is also looking forward to spending time with billet mother Penny Lobenstein in Reedsburg.

Brown said he enjoys setting up plays on the fly in the offensive zone and thrives on being the top guy on the powerplay ‘umbrella’ set up.

Brown should be a perfect fit with the Ducks this season as a young player already blessed with a ton of experience at the junior level.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

Ducks Keep Flying in From the East to Join Our Flock!!!

Ducks Keep Flying in From the East to Join Our Flock!!!

Liam Hogan Signing His Contract.

The Dells Ducks recently announced the addition of another forward from Rhode Island, for the upcoming season.

Liam Hogan, an ’02 from West Greenwich, RI. collected 32 points as a member of the W. Warwick/EWG Hockey Co-op in Rhode Island Division three play, after putting up 22 with the U18 Premier Hitmen.

While the level of play will be higher, having a 50-point player coming in gives the Ducks team and fans reason for optimism for a stronger offensive showing this season.

Hogan might be a little undersized at 5’8,” 150 lbs., but he makes up for it with speed and tenacity, describing himself a “a tenacious, heads up playmaker.”

The young forward counts his father as his biggest influence saying, “He’s the one who taught me the game I love.”

Hogan realizes the step to junior will be a big one and he expects the speed, size and strength of his opposition will take some getting used to. However, he is also confident he will be able to adapt and counts regular ice time becoming a player his teammates can trust as his primary goals for the season.

Named as the Finals MVP in the High School Championship is one of his best accomplishments said Hogan along with “other championships from the travel teams I was on,” as well as “Travelling to tournaments as a kid and taking in high energy environments such as Lake Placid.”

Hogan has no hockey playing siblings but was born to play the game in a family that includes cousins, uncles and a father that all participated in the sport.

Hogan said he has never been to the Dells but looks forward to bringing his New England flair to the Midwest and doing what he can to help his new team.

Written By: Jim DenHollander

Ducks Looking Forward to a Rookie Joining the Flock!!!

Ducks Looking Forward to a Rookie Joining the Flock!!!

Dawson Blue Signing his Contract.

Head Coach Shaun Falzone and the Dells Ducks recently announced another young signing as Dawson Blue (‘03/North Richland Hills, Texas), a 5’7” forward has signed his name to a Ducks’ contract.

Blue also has previous experience playing on a Falzone-coached team and both are excited for the upcoming season.

“I like Coach Falzone’s systems,” said Blue, who put up seven points in 16 games with Falzone’s Texas Warriors 16UAA team this past season.

Blue is hoping to fit in well at the junior level but realizes the jump will be a big one.

“With it being my first year in juniors my goal is to gain a better understanding of this level of hockey as well as enhance my skills on and off the ice,” said Dawson.

Falzone said he feels Blue could make a big impression as a rookie.

“What Dawson lacks in size he brings in heart,” said the Coach. “This is a player that I enjoyed playing for me and would love to have more players like him.  He is the type of kid who will run through a wall for you and has no fear to go into corners.  I describe Dawson as a grinder. I am excited to have Dawson join us.”

Written By: Jim DenHollander

Ducks Flying in From the East to Join our Flock!!!

Ducks Flying in From the East to Join our Flock!!!

Collin Driscoll Signing His Contract

The Dells Ducks are excited to welcome a new face to our flock, Collin Driscoll, an '02 from Rhode Island.

The 5’9.” 150 lbs. center from Warwick put up 43 points (20g, 23a) last season in just 12 games with the Pilgrim Patriots High School team and as a result he was named the Player of the year for the city of Warwick.

Clearly the leap to a higher level will be tougher but Driscoll is just what the Doctor ordered for a Ducks team that has found it difficult to generate offense consistently in recent seasons.

When it came to selecting a junior program, Driscoll clearly did his homework and said he selected the Ducks because “The program was getting a fresh start with no set lines or anything and it sounded like a good chance to prove myself.”

While speed has been a primary weapon for many of the Ducks’ signings so far it is quick hands and a strong accurate shot that will make Driscoll the finisher the team needs. He can be a playmaker as well as his previous numbers indicate, his good vision a big asset that should make the Ducks a dangerous team on the fly.

The young center counts his parents and grandfather as his biggest hockey influences and said he loves playing in big games and clutch situations, such as overtime. He showed he can rise to the occasion in the Rhode Island High School Championship this past season when he led his team with a hat trick ad played a key role in his team’s second straight championship.

Driscoll will be making his first trek to the Midwest to play with the Ducks and while he has never lived with a billet family or been to the Dells, he said he is looking forward to putting a checkmark beside both.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

Another Duck Returns to the Flock

Another Duck Returns to the Flock

Jerame Kennedy Signing His Contract

The Dells Ducks have announced another returner for the 2020-21 USPHL Premier season with Jerame Kennedy signing to come back.

Kennedy, an ’01 from Overland Park, Kansas joined the team late last after beginning with the Northern Cyclones 18U squad. He started off his junior resume with nine games and the 6’0,” 205 lbs. forward collected a couple assists in the Duck’s stretch run.

While his time in town was brief it certainly left an impression on the young forward.

“I love the Dells area and I loved the facilities and family atmosphere,” said Kennedy who returns with a goal of “Working hard for the team and contribute anyway possible.”

One of Penny Lobenstein’s army of billet players, Kennedy is looking forward to staying in her Reedsburg home again, saying, “She is the sweetest lady ever.”

An only child, Kennedy said his biggest hockey influence is his mother. “She has sacrificed for me to play the sport I love,” said Kennedy who also played soccer, tennis and football in high school.

Kennedy played a pair of seasons in the Cyclones’ organization and before that was a member of the Kansas City Mavericks AA 18U squad. He also enjoyed a season with the Kansas City Jets 16U squad where he won a state title.

A good description of Kennedy is, one of his biggest contributions to the game is his hard work and willingness to play a physical game on top of the crease and in the corners.  A Power Forward with talent.

He will be counted on for leadership by example as despite his brief tenure, he will be one of the elder statesmen on what will be a young, but talented Ducks team.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

Leaving the Nest to Join the Flock

Leaving the Nest to Join the Flock

Joey Pachuta Signing His Contract

The Dallas-area connection has produced another player for the USPHL's Dells Ducks with the recent signing of forward Joey Pachuta ('01/Prosper, Texas).

Pachuta recently wrapped up his senior season at Prosper High School (Eagles) Coached by Shaun Falzone. "I am looking forward to the 200-foot game Pachuta will bring with him to the Ducks this fall" coach adds when talking about the latest signing.

Pachuta said getting a chance to play for Falzone played a big part in his decision to join the Ducks. "Great coaching and an opportunity to play higher in a top junior league," were the primary influences said the young center who counts face offs, back checking, screening and work ethic as his best strengths. Making him a key player in almost every situation. That work ethic has been rewarded as Pachuta said his high school coach trusted him in tough situations. "I have had some big playoff games the past couple of years," recalled Pachuta adding he "consistently performed and earned playing time in important situations."

Pachuta also spent time with Falzone this past season and the respect goes
both ways from his time on Falzone's Varsity Silver team. "We offered Joey a spot because he is a player who doesn't know the word stop," said the coach. "He keeps on going on and off the ice. He is always on the ice with Coach Rohde to work on his edgework and stickhandling to continue to improve his game. Great thing is that he (Pachuta) takes feedback and does something with it."

"He is a player who leaves it all on the ice. He even plays hard when sick or worn out. All he wants to do is get on the ice. Joey is not afraid to get in front of the net and battle. He is also the player who always has questions on how to improve his play."

Please welcome Joey to the Flock and more about Joey will be available
closer to the season.

Go Ducks!!!

Written by Jim DenHollander

Returning to the Flock, Strengthening the Flock

Returning to the Flock, Strengthening the Flock

Ethan Koval Signing His Contract

Another 2019-20 Dells Ducks player is returning to the rooster and looking
to help the turnaround beginning this fall.

Ethan Koval, an '02 from Gurnee, Ill. will be back in town looking to take
the next step in his development as a junior player having scored his first
junior goal last season and picking up 36-games of experience.
Well aware of the team's record from the previous season, Koval wants to
finish the job with the team and win or lose, he enjoys playing in the USPHL
Premier Midwest-West Division.

"The Ducks play in one of the hardest divisions in the USPHL," said Koval in
a team questionnaire. "The Ducks are known to be one of the hardest working
teams on the ice that grinds for everything and I'm passionate about being a
part of a hardworking team."

A strong skater with good vision, it's a guarantee Koval will be more
involved in the offense this season and his solid work ethic but mostly
clean play make him a great leader by example for the newest Ducks rookies.
Koval said he counts all of his coaches as his best influences. "I've taken
something from all of them and applied the learning to my game. They are
what make me the player I am today."

The young forward filed away a lot from a tough, but educational season and
he said his goals for the upcoming year are "To continue to learn and
contribute to the overall success," of the Ducks and hopefully to enjoy a
few more weekends in the post season.

"I remember our playoff games against the Havoc and how much more intense
they were as compared to the regular season."

Number 20 should be the on the game sheets more often this season and
Koval’s presence on the ice will be more daunting for Ducks' opposition.

Welcome back Ethan!

More to come as we get closer to the season.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

A Tendy Joins The Flock

A Tendy Joins The Flock

Part of the Ducks’ identity through most of its first nine seasons was standout goaltending. Starting with names like Rowe, Sellie-Hanson and O’Leary and continuing with Meadows, Aeschlimann, Young, Anzevino and Norrman among others, the Ducks have always had the big-time stoppers.

Another name preparing to join that list, having already carved out an awesome reputation in Texas is Anthony Falzone.

The puck stopper, originally from the Chicago area moved with his family to the Dallas area where his father – now Ducks Head Coach and Owner – Shaun Falzone moved for coaching and training opportunities.

Still young (’03), the goalie is fulfilling a childhood ambition by donning the Ducks’ jersey, watching his father behind the bench in the team’s first season 2011-12.

“I have always wanted to be a Duck since they started 10 years ago,” said Falzone in a team questionnaire.

As a goaltender, Falzone has a strong reputation for being cool under pressure and counts his ability to come up with the disc in a scrum situation as one of his top talents. Comfortable outside the blue paint and a good puck handler, Falzone said “I am very skilled at playing the puck and making plays while behind the goal line or even above the circle if needed.”

Falzone realizes he needs to watch and learn out of the gate, but has lofty goals including being the goaltender the team is counting on in the big games late in the season.

Falzone counts his father and mother as his greatest influences and of course Shaun Falzone has had a ringside seat to his son’s progress.

“I've worked with Anthony over the years from peewee and up to now. His skill set has superseded his present level of play. His vision over the years has greatly improved and has been able to break down developing play to make his save selection much better and quicker” said the goalie coach Guevara when introducing Falzone. He continues to describe Falzone’s character on and off the ice “Anthony is a great team leader on and off the ice and has a very well-balanced head on his shoulders. I will say, it will be great working with him for the 20/21 season”.

The young netminder loves to get his team to the finish line and counts penalty kill as his favorite situations as that is likely when a team counts on the goaltender more than any other.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

The Flock is Growing

JD Miller Signing his Contract

Jackson “JD” Miller is the latest addition to the growing flock. “JD stands 6’4” tall and shoots right-handed from the blue line with all of his 225lbs force behind him” is how coach Falzone introduces his latest addition to the growing roster for the Duck’s upcoming season.  “He is ready for juniors, especially to be able to use his size in his advantage. He is a big hitter, who does know how to use his size.  He has not played for me yet, but we have been training him for the last two years, to prepare him for juniors.” coach adds to his introduction of JD.

A native of Kennedale, TX, JD is a ’02 but we don’t see any issue of him fitting right in with the team and the league. “To better myself, score some goals and be an asset to the team” said JD when asked what his goals were for the upcoming season.  This is the first time that JD will be moving away from family and friends and he is actually looking forward to the billeting experience. Of course, Dallas Stars is his favorite team and he plays as fast and physical as his favorite player on the Stars, Radulov.

Please take the moment to welcome our newest Duck to the flock, Jackson “JD” Miller! More in-depth interviews will come closer to the season start.

 Go Ducks!

 Written by: Jim DenHollander

Returning to the Flock

John Urgo Signing His Returning Player Contract

Ducks GM and Head Coach Shaun Falzone announced today the signing and return of the Defensemen John Urgo. “Amongst all the new faces on the Dells Ducks in the fall, the fans will be happy to see the familiar face of John Urgo” coach added when announcing the signing. 

A rookie himself this past season, the ‘02 Chicago native made his presence felt as a defensive defenseman but he is hoping to become a little more of a threat at the opposite end as well this season saying his key goal heading into the season is to become more of an offensive threat. Urgo’s experience will be a big asset as the 6’0,” 180 lbs. defender thrives in the toughest situations.

“I love penalty kill and I love being on the ice in the last minute to help the goalie get his shutout,” said Urgo. Offensively, the numbers will almost certainly go up for Urgo as his role and presence built over the course of the season and he was ultimately rewarded as the team’s ‘Unsung Hero.’

Urgo enjoyed playing in Wisconsin Dells and the billet experience and he is excited to get back into what he called a tightknit community, this time as an experienced leader of a new group of young players.  With his sights set on making the Ducks a team to be reckoned with, he is eager to turn around the fortunes and help bring the Ducks back to its former glory once again.

Please give a big welcome back to John Urgo.

More in-depth interviews will follow closer to season start.

Written By: Jim DenHollander

Quack, quack, quack, looks like we have a new Duck joining the Flock

Liam Donovan Signing His Contract

March 28, 2020 – Prosper, TX

Shaun Falzone was announced as one of the new owners and head coach of the Dells Ducks. Without wasting any time, coach Falzone released his first signing for the upcoming season, 2020 / 2021.

Liam Donovan, ’03, originally from Commack, N.Y, has called Dallas area home for last few years, has singed to join the Dells Ducks for the upcoming season. The 5’8” Power Forward is coming off of a season with Texas Warriors 16UAA team, where he put up 52 points (25G and 27A). Coach Falzone was one of his coaches and had this to say about Liam; “I enjoyed coaching him [Liam] this past season. He was a player we could count on. He could score, play on the power play and he was a great penalty killer.”

We asked Liam a few questions to get to know him better.

Describe your on-ice strengths: “My biggest strengths is my speed and my playmaking abilities.”

What is your favorite NHL team: NY Rangers

What are your favorite pre / post-game meal: Chipotle

Do you have a pregame routine: My dad tapes my stick, that’s obviously is going to change now.

Please welcome our newest Duck to the flock.  We will have more in-depth  interview closer to the start of the season.

Written by: Jim DenHollander

The Dells Ducks Take on Hunger and the Hudson Havoc in Charity Weekend Tilt

Promotional info on Charity Event

Come out and support this important cause and cheer on your home town Dells Ducks Junior Hockey Team

The Dell's Ducks Annual Food Drive Weekend takes place this Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd at 7 pm, as they face off in a two game tilt against their Division rival Hudson Havoc.

This year the Dells Ducks Junior Hockey Team and the Wisconsin Dells Food Pantry are partnering up to help feed Families in need during the holiday season.  

The team's goal is to surpass last years record donation of more than 1100 pounds of food donated to children, the elderly, and economically disadvantaged families who would otherwise go hungry during the holidays.

One in Nine Wisconsin Families either go hungry or ration what they eat as hard choices must be made during the cold months.  The Dells Ducks are doing their part to help these families in need.

As part of the Ducks commitment to community, players will be volunteering during various times at the Wisconsin Dells Food Pantry.  They will take part in stocking of the food items as well as delivery to area homes.

Please support this cause by attending this weekends charity event and bring along at least one non-perishable food item and receive a dollar off admission.

You can expect an exciting evening of speed, checking, and scoring when these two division rivals face off against each other.

The Dells Ducks Junior Hockey Team plays all home games at the Poppy Waterman Ice Arena, 112 Miller Drive Lake Delton WI

Dells Ducks Finish MIAC Tournament Strong - Defeat Rival Cougars 3-1

Linemates celebrate after goal

Defencemen Beckett Patten #5 & Jacob Bevins #19 are joined by forward Nolan Echols #11 in celebrating Alec Scarsella's goal

The Ducks traveled to the Fogerty Ice Arena in Blaine Minnesota for the USPHL MIAC 3 day, 3 game College Showcase weekend. 

The team showed discipline and maturity in their commanding victory over the Chicago Cougars, and were very competitive in two close contests on days one and two.

Early in Game 2, the team found themselves short defensively as team captain Austin Phillips left the game due to injury.  The team continued to play solid hockey, but the loss of "Philly" along with some untimely penalties, proved too much to overcome as they lost to the Minnesota Blue Ox.

After feeling the sting of defeat less than 24 hours before,the Ducks very talented squad put all the pieces together and took Division rival the Chicago Cougars to task, out skating, and most importantly, out scoring them to a 3-1 final.

The MIAC Showcase is a unique venture bringing together USPHL Premier talent with top Division 3 Schools.  The MIAC consists of the best NCAA Division 3 schools throughout Minnesota and is annually one of the top conferences in Division 3 college hockey. 

The Ducks finished the Tournament 1-2

A message from the Dells Ducks and John Schwarz, Team President.

Head Coach Jeff Worlton

Head Coach Jeff Worlton

A message from the Dells Ducks and John Schwarz, Team President.

It is with great support that I announce that Head Coach Bill Zaniboni will be taking on a Head Coaching job out East, where he was born and where his family lives. The Dells Ducks are so thankful and proud of all the accomplishments that Bill Zaniboni has bestowed upon us. Bill has had opportunities at the Tier II and Tier I levels in the past and chose to Captain our ship but this chance for him and his family is another great option that has come his way and we are very happy for the Zaniboni family.

As Team President, I can tell you how sorely missed he will be. Everyday was magic with Bill Zaniboni and I consider him to be a family member. When I received the phone call from Coach, I was actually speechless because you can never prepare to lose someone that you are so close too. The Dells Ducks organization is so blessed to have Coach work tirelessly for us and create the thousands of memories. Coach Zaniboni's accomplishments the past 5 years are second to none and nobody will be able to accomplish as much as he has in such a short period of time. 

The Dells Ducks are one big family forever and Coach Bill will always be part of the family and Im still numb by this but talk to Coach on a daily basis. No matter where Coach is, or will be, he has been accessible to all past player helping them, players that didnt even play for him and helping them, and to the Dells Ducks and making sure the Ducks family stays as strong as ever.

The greatest honor of being President of the Ducks is being able to learn from great people and Coach Bill is certainly the greatest !!!

Today, we have also announced Coach Bills successor and please click this link:

More news to follow and Coach Worlton is friends with Coach Zaniboni and The Dells Ducks are very proud of both of these gentlemen and the future.