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2015 JV State Tournament Champions

2017 Varsity State Tournament 3rd Place

Congratulations to the following Capitals on their 2019-20 election as an MHSHL All Star!
-First Team Forward: Clark Krueger
-Honorable Mention Forward: Brett Baxter
You can learn more info and view the entire list here:

Tryouts for the Capitals and Oakleaf’s High school hockey teams have been set for May 20-21, 2020 at the Buccaneer Arena.  The registration for tryouts will be available April 1-April 30, a link to the registration will be sent via email and posted online on April 1.  Tryouts are open to any player who will be in grades 9-12 for the 2020-2021 season.

If your player intends to tryout please save these important dates.   

Congratulations to Des Moines Oak Leafs senior Carter Hobbs and Des Moines Capitals senior Will Young on receiving a $1000 Scholarship Award in honor of Craig Long. While his son, Scott is currently the coach of the Des Moines Oak Leafs, Craig Long was a long time and avid supporter of hockey in Des Moines. After his passing, the Des Moines Youth Hockey Association established this scholarship to be awarded each year to a graduating senior as a way to honor and remember Craig and his contributions to hockey in Des Moines. Pictured here are Carter Hobbs, Doug Borud from Des Moines Youth Hockey, Craig Long’s 5 children and Will Young.

Capitals have secured spots in the state tournament.

For current player stats see the links below:
Varsity - Click Here
JV - Click here 

Players/Parent/Fans - Join us on Friday 12/13 for Ugly Sweater night! 

Des Moines Capitals out shopping tonight for our Adopt-a-Family. Merry Christmas to everyone . It’s a Great Day to be a Capital!

Dec 26  ------  Capitals Youth Hockey Clinic
Mite, Squirt, and Peewee age groups
Click here to register.

2019 Turkey Cup Celebration

Important dates

Dec 28 - Capitals Alumni Game (5:30-6:30) followed by Alumni Party @ The Ridgemont

Jan 19 - Chili Feed

Feb 29 - Senior Night

Apr 4 - End of Year Banquet

******* Merchandise Reminder *******

The merchandise table will be open in the lounge during JV game Jan. 18th and 19th

Its a Great Day to be a Capital!

JT's Slap Shot is offering skate sharpening passes for players for $30. They have 10 sharpenings on them. The passes are for sale all season.


The 2019-20 season draft results are in. Welcome to the Capitals!
Jackson Adams
Ben Baxter
Drake Davidson
Matt Maslokowski
Gabe Myers
Caleb Noe
Brian Noga
Jackson Webb

Thank you to everyone that tried out and Congratulations to our newest Capitals.

It's a great day to be a Capital!

2019 Capitals/Oakleafs tryouts

Capitals/Oakleafs tryouts Wednesday 5/29 7:00p-9:45p (Oakleafs) and Thursday 5/30 6p-8:45p (Capitals) @ Bucs arena. Good Luck to all players that are trying out. 
Please note: There is an informational meeting planned in the lounge for all incoming parents on Wednesday 5/29 at 8:30 pm

2019 Capitals camp dates

Capitals have scheduled another Saturday skate, on May 11th at 12:30 pm group 1 and 1:45 pm for group 2. If you're player skated in group 1 today (April 27th) at 9:00 am then you will skate Saturday, May 11th at 10:45-11:45 pm group 1. If you skated in the group 2 today (April 27th) at 10:15 am then you will skate Saturday, May 11th at 12:00 pm-1:00 pm.  We have added 15 minutes to our Tuesday Skate  
Tuesday, April 30th 8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena 
Tuesday, May 7th  8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena  
Saturday, May 11th 10:45 pm-11:45 pm Group 1 at Bucs Arena  
Saturday, May 11th  12:00 pm-1:00 pm Group 2 at Bucs Arena  
Tuesday, May 21st  8:30 pm-9:45 pm Both Groups at Bucs Arena 

Registration for the 2019 Capitals and Oakleafs tryouts

Registration for the 2019 Capitals and Oakleafs tryouts is NOW available. These tryouts are open to all players in the DSM metro area who will be in grades 9-12for the 2019/2020 school year, an informational flyer with more details is attached.

The spring tryouts will take place on Wednesday 5/29 and Thursday 5/30 at Buccaneer arena. A link below will direct you to the online registration which must be completed to be eligible for the tryouts:

Please note that the deadline to register is Sunday May 12.

2018 Save the date...9/5/2018

Sept 5 - Parent meeting

Sept 9 - Concussion testing @ 2:00pm / BBQ @ 3:00pm / Team pictures @ 5:45pm

Oct 5, 6 and 7 - High School Hockey Showcase brought to you by the Des Moines Capitals, Oak Leafs and Buccaneers - 2018 High School Hockey Showcase Schedule

Oct 27 and 28 - Opening weekend in Sioux City

Nov 20 - Turkey Cup

Dec 8 - Chili feed

Dec 22 - Capitals Holiday 3 on 3 tournament - 5:15pm to 9:15pm @ Bucs Arena [Registration Form]

Dec 27 - Capitals Youth Hockey Clinic

Dec 28 - Capitals Alumni Party @ The Ridgemont

Feb 16 - Senior Night

Mar 9 - End of Year Banquet


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