1971-72 Des Moines Oak Leafs Roster

International Hockey League (IHL)
Team Record: 35-34-3 - 73 points
in the IHL's Southern Division
Lost in 1st Round
Coach: Terry Slater (35-34-3)
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
1971-72 Des Moines Oak Leafs Statistics

The Des Moines Oak Leafs of the International Hockey League ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 35 wins and 34 losses and 3 ties for 73 points in the IHL's Southern Division.

The Oak Leafs netted 296 goals and conceded 278. Jean-Rene Losier scored 37 goals for Des Moines, while Ken Sutyla and Freeman Asmundson tallied 30 or more, too. Freeman Asmundson recorded 46 assists, and Bob Perreault recorded a 3.36 goals against average, best among regularly-used goaltenders.

Terry Slater coached the team. The 1971-72 Des Moines Oak Leafs lost in the in 1st Round of the playoffs.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight S/C Hometown
George AgarLWFebruary 7, 19465'10"170LMinneapolis, MN USA
Freeman AsmundsonD/RAugust 17, 19436'2"195RVita, MB Canada
Alain Balthazard
Wayne BellLDecember 13, 19505'11"178LWeyburn, SASK Canada
Doug Bentley
Barry BoughnerRJanuary 29, 19485'10"180LDelhi, ON Canada
Brian CadleLSeptember 13, 19486'1"165LVancouver, BC Canada
Jack CrielRJuly 12, 19476'3"210LLondon, ONT Canada
Richard DumasGAugust 21, 19515'11"170LGranby, QC Canada
Larry GirouxDAugust 28, 19516'0"190RWeyburn, SK Canada
Ken GrattonFJuly 4, 19466'3"205RBrantford, ONT Canada
Bob KellyLJune 6, 19466'2"195LFort William, ON Canada
Nelson LeClairFJanuary 6, 19415'8"165Kapukasing, ONT Canada
Gerry LecomteDJune 18, 19515'10"185RPrinceville, QC Canada
Bob LePageDMay 7, 19465'8"170LMontreal, QC Canada
Jean-Rene LosierGOctober 7, 19486'0"172LMontreal, QUE Canada
Peter MaraCJuly 5, 19475'6"152LPoint Edward, ON Canada
Bob Moyers
Larry O'ConnorDApril 1, 19505'11"170Montreal, QC Canada
Bob PateDDecember 13, 19485'10"185LRouyn-Noranda, QC Canada
Bob PerreaultGJanuary 28, 19315'8"170LThree Rivers, QC Canada
Ed SidebottomDJuly 18, 19515'8"170LWeyburn, SK Canada
Peter SlaterRJanuary 31, 19485'9"170RRenfrew, ON Canada
Gene SobchukLFebruary 19, 19515'9"160LLang, SK Canada
Ken SutylaRAugust 19, 19446'5"201LGimli, MAN Canada
Brent TaylorRWAugust 23, 19506'1"174Olds, AB Canada
Luc TessierDSeptember 12, 19426'2"215St. Cesaire, QUE Canada
Pat WestrumDMarch 3, 19485'10"185LMinneapolis, MN USA

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