HOCKEY HIRE: Bucs Announce New Coach

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The Des Moines Buccaneers announced their new head coach Thursday.

Jon Rogger will be the team’s new head coach and general manager for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons.

Rogger will replace former head coach Regg Simon who was fired near the end of last season.

Rogger has been the assistant coach with the Green Bay Gamblers for four seasons and will start with the Buccaneers at the end of the Gamblers’ playoff run.

“After conducting a nationwide search and carefully reviewing many strong candidates we believe Jon is the right coach to bring the Buccaneers back to the top in the USHL” said Buccaneers’ owner Gil Peled. “Jon is experienced in recruiting and coaching winning teams at the USHL level and is familiar with the league as a whole.”

The 2012-2013 tryout camp will be held at Buccaneer Arena June 14-17, led by Rogger and his coaching staff.