|Des Moines Capitols|
|Home ice||Oak Creek Ice Arena|
|Based in||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Colors||Red, Gold and White|
|League||International Hockey League|
|Owner||Crawford C. Hubbell|
|General Manager||Ken Wilson|
In 1973–74, the Capitols won the Fred A. Huber Trophy as regular season champions, with a record of 45 wins, 25 losses, and 6 ties, totalling 96 points, despite having the most travelling of any team in the IHL. In the 1974 playoffs, the Capitols defeated the Saginaw Gears 4 games to 2, winning the Turner Cup. The same season, Peter Mara was awarded the Leo P. Lamoureux Memorial Trophy, as the league's leading scorer and the James Gatschene Memorial Trophy, as outstanding playing ability and sportsmanlike conduct; and Frank Demarco won the rookie of the year.