2005 Minneapolis Outdoor League Champions

The Bucks ended the Minneapolis regular outdoor season with a 3-0-2 record.  We tied Adrian's 4-4 in week 2 and we tied Bunkers 3-3 in the final game, which decided the league champion.  Both Bunkers and Bucks had identical records and shared the league title.  The playoffs resulted in Bunkers, Murray's, Adrian's and the Bucks all making the final four.  It was a "Thursday night reunion."  Bunkers defeated Murray's to move to the final game.  The Bucks beat Adrian's 4-1 in the semi final.  It was great to beat the team that handed us a quarterfinal loss last year.  Once again, Bunkers and Bucks faced off in the final game to determine the champion.  The game heated, as expected, but the Bucks held on to win 2-0 and recapture the city title.  2002 belonged to the Bucks, 2003 was Grace Chasers, 2004 was Adrian's and 2005 comes back to the Bucks.  Great playing guys!

 

Bucks League Games Time Location Opponent Result
Thu, Jan 6 6:00 pm Bryn Mawr #1 Moose Bar W 5-0
Thu, Jan 13 7:00 pm Bryn Mawr #1 Adrian's T  4-4
Thu, Jan 20 6:00 pm Bryn Mawr #1 Murray's W 6-3
Thu, Jan 27 8:00 pm Bryn Mawr #1 Gorillas W 7-0
Thu, Feb 3 8:00 pm Bryn Mawr #1 Bunkers T  3-3
Playoffs - Tue, Feb 8 9:00 pm Bryn Mawr #2 Team M  W 5-3 
Playoffs - Thu, Feb 10  8:00 pm Bryn Mawr #2 Ultra W 6-0
Playoffs - Sat, Feb 12 2:45 pm Parade South Adrian's  W 4-1
Playoffs - Sat, Feb 12 5:15 pm Parade South Bunkers  W 2-0

 

 


 

 

2005 Minnesota C Outdoor Winter Carnival Championships - Second Place

 


 

 

2003 Colorado Springs Make-A-Wish

Two-Time Competitive League Champions

 

For the second year in a row, the Bucks were the only undefeated team in the tournament.  They went 3-0 in pool play:

    5-0 versus Zaccoro, MN

    2-1 versus Guthrie's, CO

    3-0 versus Ute Inn, CO

 

The Bucks won the championship game against Guthrie's in a close 1-0 game.  Chris Gatti got the MVP award for the competitive tournament scoring 3 goals and assisting 2 others.  The Bucks played a conservative ball-control game and consistently broke down the opponent's fast break opportunities.  Al Chapman got the "Nice Guy" award for the tournament and was given the Bucks championship trophy for a great tournament.  "Let's Go!"  Al only let in 1 goal in the entire tournament and that was against Guthrie's with 46 seconds left after they pulled their goalie.  Al came up especially huge in the last 6 minutes of the championship game when Guthrie's was playing without a goalie and getting off a few great shots.

 

Tournament Stats Games Goals Assists Points P/G
Chris Gatti 4 3 2 5 1.3
Dan Jenks 4 2 3 5 1.3
Brian Leither 4 1 3 4 1.0
Scott Stephan 4 3 1 4 1.0
Jeff Wall 3 1 0 1 0.3
Andrew Lancette 4 0 1 1 0.3
Matt Lindquist 4 0 1 1 0.3
Matt Walfoort 4 1 0 1 0.3
Al Chapman 4 0 0 0 0.0
Jason Westrum 4 0 0 0 0.0
Mike Pfriem 4 0 0 0 0.0

 


 

2003 Cold Spring Cabble - Second Place

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The Bucks placed 2nd in the 12-team tournament.  First place went to Cold Spring Chiro.  The Bucks defeated Rambo Easy Green on Saturday morning by a score of 6 to 0.  The Bucks controlled the ball and didn't give Rambo many shots on net.  The Bucks second game was played with only 7 players, but we were able to hold on to the one goal game against Gene's Plumbing and Heating.  The Bucks fell apart in game three and committed 10 penalties compared to only 2 by Cold Spring Chiro.  We ended up playing a good portion of the game either one or two men down.  Chiro ended up with a last minute empty net goal to make it 5-2.  The Bucks took a one hour rest and then had to play Gene's Plumbing and Heating again for game 4.  The Bucks gave up the first goal, just like the first time we played Gene's, but after that it was constant pressure on Gene's goalie that yielded 8 unanswered goals.  Schnauze has a 6-pack of points in the game with 3 goals and 3 assists.  We managed to stay out of the penalty box during that game.  Then we had to go right into the Championship game against Cold Spring Chiro, and the penalties came back to haunt us.  At one point we had 3 simultaneous penalties including a 10-minute game misconduct.  Chiro won the game 4-0.  Chiro was quicker and beat us to the lose balls.  They capitalized on our mistakes, had a few great fast breaks and their goalie made some great saves.  The Bucks ended up taking 2nd place.  Incidentally, because of the double elimination rule, the Bucks would have had to beat Chiro twice in a row to claim the championship.

 

Saturday, Jan 18, 11:00 am

Game 1 vs. Rambo Easy Green

Bucks 6 - Rambo 0

 

Saturday, Jan 18, 6:00 pm

Game 2 vs. Gene's Plumbing & Heating

Bucks 3 - Gene's 2

 

Sunday, Jan 19, 12:30 pm

Game 3 vs. Cold Spring Chiro

Chiro 5 - Bucks 2

 

Sunday, Jan 19, 2:30 pm

Semi Final Game vs. Gene's Plumbing & Heating

Bucks 8 - Gene's 1

 

Sunday, Jan 19, 3:30 pm

Championship Game vs. Cold Spring Chiro

Chiro 4 - Bucks 0

 

Tournament Stats Games Goals Assists Points/Game
Scott Stephan 5 7 7 2.8
Kayne Weiler 5 5 5 2.0
Chris Cheney 5 4 5 1.8
Matt Lindquist 5    5 1.0 
John Bauer 4   3 0.8
Jason Westrum 5 2 2 0.8
Mike Pfriem 5 1 2 0.6
Neil Kulevsky - goalie 5         
Andy Lancette 4      

 

 


2002 Colorado Springs Make-A-Wish Competitive League Champions

 

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Back Row L to R: Al Chapman, Matt Walfoort, Scott Stephan (Schnauze), Dan Jenks, Chris Gatti, Brian Leither

Front Row L to R: Andy Lancette, Kayne Weiler, Matt Lindquist

 

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The Bucks were the only undefeated team in the tournament.  They went 4-0 in pool play:

    4-1 versus Pacific Supply, CO

    3-1 versus Barrie's Tavern, NY

    3-1 versus Guthrie's, CO, 2001 defending champions

    3-1 versus Ute Inn, CO

 

The Bucks won the championship game against Barrie's Tavern 5-3, giving up two of the three goals on power plays.  Kayne Weiler had a hat trick in the final game and Schnauze added the other two goals.

 

Tournament Stats Games Goals Assists Points/Game
Kayne Weiler - forward 5 5 5 2.0
Scott Stephan (Schnauze) - forward 5 6 2 1.6
Chris Gatti - forward 5 4 3 1.4
Dan Jenks - forward 5 2 2 0.8
Matt Lindquist - defense 5   3 0.6
Brian Leither - forward 5 1 1 0.4
Andy Lancette - defense 5   2 0.4
Matt Walfoort - defense 5   2 0.4
Al Chapman - goalie 5     0.0

 

For complete tournament results from the men's division, see the Colorado 2002 Tournament Results page.

 


2002 Minneapolis Outdoor League Champions

The Bucks made it to the final four at Parade Ice Gardens for the second year in a row.  The road to the championship game included:

   3-1 versus Ball Huggers

   2-1 versus Al's

   3-1 versus Bunkers

 

Once again, the Bucks met Vision Vending, formally Porter's / Galyan's.  The Bucks upset the 2001 defending champions in a 3-1 game.  The Bucks gave up their only goal with 3 minutes left in the game when Vision Vending pulled their goalie.  With two minutes left in the game, the Bucks were called for a penalty.  Despite the 2-man advantage for the last 2 minutes, Vision Vending didn't score again.  Neil Kulevsky played an excellent game in the nets and the Bucks won their first championship.

 

Playoff Stats Games Goals Assists Points/Game
Chris Gatti 4 2 7 2.3
Chris Cheney 4 4 1 1.2
Brian Leither 4 2 2 1.0
Kayne Weiler 4 3   0.8
Matt Lindquist 4   1 0.3
Jason Westrum 4     0.0
Andy Lancette 4     0.0
Neil Kulevsky - goalie 4     0.0

 


2001 Minneapolis Outdoor League Final Four Finish

The Bucks made it to the final four at Parade Ice Gardens for the first time.  The road to the final four included:

   5-1 versus Pointing North

   3-2 versus Cardinal Bar

   5-4 versus Al's

 

The Bucks met Porter's / Galyan's in the semi final game at Parade Ice Gardens.  "Ole the Goalie" came up big for Porter's and gave them a 2-0 victory.  Porter's went on to win the championship 5-2 against Bunkers.

 

Playoff Stats Games Goals Assists Points/Game
Chris Gatti 4 5 3 2.0
Brian Leither 4 5 2 1.8
Kayne Weiler 4 3 3 1.5
Chris Cheney 4   2 0.5
Matt Lindquist 4   2 0.5
Neil Chaffee 2     0.0
Kirk Alhberg 4     0.0
Andy Lancette 3     0.0
Kermit Housh (Kit) - goalie 3     0.0
Neil Kulevsky - goalie 1     0.