What's in a Name?

The Bucks began playing outdoor broomball in 96, although they went by "Jucy Lucy" at that time.  The team was sponsored by Matt's Bar in south Minneapolis and was made up of mostly Carleton College graduates.  The next year the team was renamed in honor of Brian Leither's hunting success in the northwoods.  Brian bagged his first buck near Lutsen and the team has been called The Bucks ever since.

 

Summary of Bucks History

The Bucks started out rough in 1996, didn't win a game and took last place in their league.  

 

In 1997, they had a winning record, but two of the regular season wins were by forfeit.  

 

The Bucks were 2nd in their league in 1998, losing only to the Millers 3-11.  

 

In 1999 the Bucks moved to a more difficult league and dropped to last place.  They lost 4 games but managed to tie the Millers 1-1.  

 

2000 saw some improvement, but the Bucks still lost their second playoff game.  

 

The Bucks took 2nd place in their league in 2001, losing only to Al's.  But they defeated Al's later in the playoffs to advance to the final four, losing to Porter's.  Porter's went on to become champions.  The Bucks also went to the Cabble tournament for the first time and placed in the middle of the pack.

 

The Bucks took second place in the league in 2002, losing to Bunkers.  The Bucks then defeated Bunkers in the semi final game and defeated Vision Vending (formally Porter's) to become the Mpls Outdoor Champions for the first time.  the Bucks went to Omaha for Nationals and missed getting into the final four.  The Bucks went to Colorado Springs for the first time and took home the title going undefeated.

 

In 2003 the Bucks tied Grace Chasers for 1st in the league but lost to Grace Chasers in the semi-final game in OT.  Grace Chasers went on to win the title.  The Bucks had a poor Winter Carnival showing, took 2nd place at Cabble, took 3rd place at the Midwestern and repeated as champions in Colorado Springs.

 

In 2004, the Bucks won the regular season, but lost to Adrian's in the quarterfinal game.  The Bucks lost in the quarterfinal of the Winter Carnival and took 2nd place at Colorado Springs.

 

2005 was the year of revenge and the Bucks beat Adrian's in the semi final game and beat Bunkers in the championship game to regain the title.  The Bucks advanced to the championship game of the Winter Carnival, but couldn't pull out the win.

 

2006 the Bucks end up in a 3-way tie for 1st in the regular season, thanks to a Bunkers win over Adrian's in the final week.  Bucks run into Bunkers in the final game again and take home the trophy for the 2nd straight year.  We went to the Cold Spring tourney, ended up in the middle of the pack, but had an great time.  Definitely something we'll do again.

 

2007 the Bucks lost their only league game to Mortimers.  The Bucks defeated Bunkers in the final and took home the trophy for the 3rd year in a row.  We had a dismal showing at Winter Carnival and went 0-2-1 and lost the C&L in the first bracket game.

 

Year League Regular Season Mpls Playoffs Goals For / Against Overall Record Overall Goals For / Against
2008 Thu, Bryn Mawr 3-2        
2007 Thu, Bryn Mawr 3-1-1, 2nd 4-0 Champions 50/14 7-3-2 57/23
2006 Thu, Bryn Mawr 4-1-0, 1st 4-0 Champions 44/10    
2005 Thu, Bryn Mawr 3-0-2, 1st 4-0 Champions 42/14 10-3-2 53/28
2004 Thu, Bryn Mawr 4-1-0, 1st Lost to Adrian's 40/19 8-6-1 53/31
2003 Thu, Bryn Mawr 3-0-2, 1st 2-1 Lost in semi-final 32/11 16-7-2 88/40
2002 Thu, Bryn Mawr 3-1-1, 2nd 4-0 Champions 31/15 14-2-1 69/32
2001 Thu, Van Cleve 4-1, 2nd 3-1 Lost in semi-final 42/16 9-4 65/34
2000 Thu, Van Cleve 0-3-2, 4th 1-1 Lost to Norblum Plumbing 14/22 1-4-2 14/22
1999 Thu, Nokomis 0-4-1, 6th Canceled due to weather 6/32 0-4-1 6/32
1998 Thu, McRae 4-1, 2nd 1-1 Lost to Legends 29/17 5-2 29/17
1997 Thu, McRae 4-1, 2nd 0-1 Lost to Underemployed 14/24 4-2 14/24
1996 Thu, McRae 0-4-1, 6th 0-1 3/16 0-5-1 3/16

 

Click on the year to see detailed game results and stats.

 

Lifetime stats include 2005. 

Lifetime Stats as a Buck Games Goals Assists Points P/G G/G A/G
Chris Gatti 45 37 49 86 1.91 0.82 1.09
Scott Stephan 14 16 10 26 1.86 1.14 0.71
Kayne Weiler 71 73 57 130 1.83 1.03 0.80
Brian Leither 93 98 55 153 1.65 1.05 0.59
Chris Cheney 60 30 39 69 1.15 0.50 0.65
Dave Hackley 5 2 3 5 1.00 0.40 0.60
Dan Jenks 9 4 5 9 1.00 0.44 0.56
Ted Kluender 24 10 12 22 0.92 0.42 0.50
Jeff Wall 18 8 8 16 0.89 0.44 0.44
Chad Edenborg 6 4 1 5 0.83 0.67 0.17
Alan Torborg 8 3 3 6 0.75 0.38 0.38
Jason Westrum 63 15 31 46 0.73 0.24 0.49
Matt Walfoort 37 12 15 27 0.73 0.32 0.41
Joe Ziegenfuss 7 2 3 5 0.71 0.29 0.43
Matt Lindquist 100 25 44 69 0.69 0.25 0.44
Adam Henry 14 7 1 8 0.57 0.50 0.07
Neil Chaffee 17 2 7 9 0.53 0.12 0.41
Mike Pfriem 38 10 10 20 0.53 0.26 0.26
Andrew Lancette 93 12 34 46 0.49 0.13 0.37
Kevin Nash 19 6 2 8 0.42 0.32 0.11
Blake Stranz 6 2 0 2 0.33 0.33 0.00
Mike Lindquist 19 4 2 6 0.32 0.21 0.11
Ryan Beckers 17 1 3 4 0.24 0.06 0.18
Neil Kulevsky 79 0 1 1 0.01 0.00 0.01
Kirk Alhberg 8 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Andy Golla 11 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kris Akse 12 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Al Chapman 13 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Scott Dahl 14 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Under 5 Games
Jacob Broten 1 0 3 3 3.00 0.00 3.00
Dave Hoppe 1 2 0 2 2.00 2.00 0.00
Dave Gunnerson 1 0 1 1 1.00 0.00 1.00
John Bauer 4 0 3 3 0.75 0.00 0.75
Jessi Nikko 3 1 1 2 0.67 0.33 0.33
Joel Schmitz 4 0 2 2 0.50 0.00 0.50
Ryan Bierwerth 3 1 0 1 0.33 0.33 0.00
Mike Holmes 3 0 1 1 0.33 0.00 0.33
Scott Birkeland 3 0 1 1 0.33 0.00 0.33
Chad McAnelly 4 0 1 1 0.25 0.00 0.25
Bill McDermit 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jim Kallstrom 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mark Erickson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rich Kofski 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trevor Peterson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pete Alhquist 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Eric Sahly 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tapper Smith 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tim Thull 2 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Luke Froele 3 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mike Madsen 4 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kermit Housh 4 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00