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This was the first un-official season of high school hockey, at the time it was call Midget/Juvenile. Practices and games were played outdoors at
Hubbard Park (28th & Jones). Close to 25 high school aged players would join the new youth hockey program



The first official season of high school hockey in Sioux City. Some outdoor practices. Auditorium Ice was now available as the newly
formed Musketeers also called the Audi home.

 

Jr. Musketeers Coaching Staff
Tim McCann              Joe Pinard            
Carl Petronis
Coach                                  Coach                      Team Manager

Joe Pinard
is the second half of the Jr. Musketeer original coaching staff. Prior to this season Joe played for the Sioux City Eagles
for three seasons. After coaching a pair of high school seasons, Joe would return to the youth levels where he was an instrumental
 part of coaching in the newly formed Sioux City youth hockey organization. Joe was also a long-time SYHA referee and worked all
levels of play.

High Scorers



Heavy Hitters


 

The high school program was starting to come together. The Kiwanis Club sponsored the high school team.

 Jr. Musketeers Coaching Staff

Coach                                  Coach                      Team Manager


High Scorers



Heavy Hitters

 

73-74 Between the Pipes
Both in their senior year,  Ira Lebowitz and Tom Geelan will see their final season of high school play. Junior
Bobby Sutherland
all return for another season of high school hockey. The Jr. Musketeers do play a limited schedule both home
and away. Teams in Des Moines and Waterloo are also on the cusp of forming organized high school leagues.




A gaining popularity of youth hockey in Sioux City required that the eligible age was again lowered to include Mite aged players (5-7). Eight
5 year olds tip-toed on the ice that season and two of them, Duane Erickson (Metros Class of '87) and Brian Reynolds (Metros Class of '87)
became the first SYHA Players to go completely through the SYHA program.

The Metros participate for the first time in the annual Des Moines Invitational Tournament on January 18th & 19. Waterloo would join the
tournament as the third Iowa team as well as Albert lea & South St. Paul from Minnesota. They would make it to the final game but lose to the
hosts in a 7-6 barn-burner.

Jr. Musketeers Coaching Staff
Pete Inkster             Need Name            Marcus Rotramel             Need Name
 Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                 Trainer/Equipment                     Team Rep

Past Musketeer players and now Jr. Musketeers Head Coach Pete Inkster becomes a high school coaching staff staple. Prior
to coaching, he would play a pair of seasons for the newly formed Sioux City Musketeers. During his rookie season he would
be selected as the team's Most Popular Player and his veteran season selected as one of the Musketeer Team Captains. Prior
to his time with the Musketeers, Pete played in the East Coast League.

Marcus Rotrammel is a local player who was just ahead of the newly formed Youth Hockey organization. Getting his hockey
fix by working for both the Musketeers and the high school teams, he quickly becomes both the area's hockey equipment and skate
sharpening expert as well as a certified athletic trainer. Marcus worked over twenty seasons for the Musketeers and volunteered
just as many to SYHA and the Jr. Musketeers/Metros.

High Scorers



Heavy Hitters

74-75 Between the Pipes
  This season brings on the first organized season and the pre-curser of the Iowa High School Hockey League. Senior Bobby
Sutherland
is back for his fourth season of organized hockey and joining him is a sophomore Eric Paulsrud. They will play a
schedule with several other Iowa teams including Des Moines & Waterloo. While not an official "State Tournament" yet; an
invitational tournament is held in Ames Iowa that sees the Waterloo Columbus Sailors beat the Sioux City Jr. Musketeers in
the championship game.

 



Spring of '75 the groundwork for the Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) begins and the first season commences that November.
The First IHSHL State Tournament held February 21st & 22nd in Ames IA.

With Sioux City's youth hockey program only four seasons old, and the State Tournament in its first year, the Metros would make
it to the championship game held at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames. 
They would defeat Des Moines Urbandale 7-6 in the first round and Des Moines Hoover-Roosevelt 7-4 in the second round. Despite
42 shots on goal, the Jr. Musketeers would lose by a single goal to the (Waterloo) Columbus Sailors 5-4.

 SYHA Pancake Day this season was one to dish out some hockey drama...The Jr. Musketeers played a college team from Emo, Ontario
While the Jr. Musketeers were behind most of the game, Brian & Mike Hartman and Kevin Berg scored third period goals for a 6-4 victory.

 SYHA Proposes that the following season all players will be required to wear a helmets with attached facemask

Jr. Musketeers Coaching Staff
Team Sponsor...
Greater Sioux City Exchange Club

Pete Inkster             Need Name            Marcus Rotramel             Need Name
 Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                 Trainer/Equipment                     Team Rep

Both Pete Inkster and Marcus Rotrammel return for another season. This is the first real season for the newly formed
 Iowa High School Hockey League and both coaches field a team loaded with players who have had only four years
hockey experience. They do pretty good; competing against other established hockey programs they work their
way to the IHSHL championship game.

High Scorers

We are still researching the High Scorers stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.



Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the Heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

75-76 Between the Pipes
The IHSHL and the Jr. Musketeers begin play this season with some experience in the net. Fresh off his showing in the championship
game last season junior Eric Paulsrud is set to take over the starting position. Sophomore Mike Hartman will be joining the
Jr. Musketeers  and taking on the back-up position.

First State Tournament
This weekend in February would become the first official Iowa State Hockey Tournament . Held in Ames Iowa and played in the Hilton Coliseum.
Organized by Iowa State Hockey Coach Al Murdoch this tournament play will become the foundation of the modern day Iowa High School Hockey
League and eventually the Midwest High School Hockey League's traditional post season tournament featuring potential teams from not only Iowa
 but South Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri.

Sioux City Jr. Musketeers
 Sioux City can boast an appearance in the first ever IHSHL championship game. Beating Des Moines Urbandale and Hoover-Roosevelt the
 Jr. Musketeers played a heavily favored Waterloo Columbus to one goal defeat. This second place finish was followed by another trip to
the finals  two seasons later; proving the newly formed organization from Sioux City could compete with the larger
 and established high school hockey programs.

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 21st-22nd / Hilton Coliseum Ames, IA

Quarter-Final Game
7-Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale-
6
March 21st, 1976

Semi-Final Game
7-Metros vs. Des Moines Hoover-Roosevelt-4

March 21st, 1977

Championship Game
4-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-
5
March 22nd, 1977
The Metros launch forty-two shots on goal and despite five power-play opportunities just couldn't foil the
 Sailors solid defense and goaltending.

 



The Auditorium gets it first Zamboni this year, forcing the snow shovels and the Black Knight carts into storage. Facemasks become
mandatory and early morning practices begin.

 The Iowa High School League (IHSHL) opens play with 11 teams divided into two divisions.   The team is officially called the
Sioux City Metro Jr. Musketeers. But commonly called the Jr. Musketeers. State Tournament March 4th-6th in Ames, IA
 
Division A: From Des Moines were Dowling, Hoover-Roosevelt, Valley, Urbandale and Waterloo Public & Columbus and Sioux City
Division B: Ames, Ankeny, Mason City and Des Moines Lincoln

The Jr. Musketeers would finish the season 4-7-1

On March 24th, the SYHA Year-End Banquet was held at the Marina Inn. IHSHL Leading Scorer Brian Hartman is presented the award
by IHSHL President and Iowa State Head Coach Al Murdock

Jr. Musketeers Coaching Staff
Team Sponsor...
Siouxland Kiwanis Club

Pete Inkster            Tony Newman         Marcus Rotramel           Dave Adam
Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                 Trainer/Equipment                     Team Rep

Pete Inkster
starts his third season behind the Jr. Musketeers bench. Assistant Coach Tony Newman will sharing some of
the coaching duties this season. Marcus Rotrammel provides support for the team and Dave Adam is the team's
first Team Rep.

Dave is a long time youth hockey supporter and a member of the SYHA Founding Fathers. He would be instrumental in
many of  the new undertakings the new organization experiences as it works to become an established hockey organization.


High Scorers
Brian Hartman          Brent Hartman            Dave Wiffen             Scott Barta             Damon Lohry    

Junior Brian Hartman would again lead the Metros in scoring with 22 goals and 8 assists. These 30 points was also tops in the league for
scoring and a selection to the All-State Team. 8th grade brother Brent was in second with six goals and six assists for a dozen points.
Dave Wiffen was third with six goals and a single assist. Scott Barta and Damon Lohry would round out the top scorers with six
and four points.  Note: Keep in mind the Jr. Musketeers only played 12 games this season.



Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

 

76-77 Between the Pipes
Returning for this third season, Eric Paulsrud will team up with junior Mark Hartman and freshman Mike Bennett. They
 combine for a 4-7-1 record and finish fifth in the newly formed Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL).
 

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
    Brian Hartman   

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections
First Team-Brian Hartman
 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-6th / Hilton Coliseum Ames, IA

Quarter-Final Game
1-Jr. Musketeers vs. Urbandale Jays-6
Sioux City gets off to a bad start in this lopsided defeat to the Ankeny Hawks. Brett Nelson scores the lone Jr. Musketeer goal
March 4th, 1977

Semi-Final Game
?-
Jr. Musketeers vs. Ankeny Hawks-?
Need game information other than the Jr. Musketeers do defeat the Ankeny Hawks to advance to the fifth place game.
March 5th, 1977


Consolation Game
2-Jr. Musketeers vs.
Des Moines Hoover-Roosevelt Black Knights-7
The Jr. Musketeers fall to the league's last place regular season team. Their sixth place finish is disappointing, especially
after a pair of prior trips the the state championship game.

March 6th, 1977

 





The season starts with ten teams playing a 12 game schedule. Des Moines Lincoln leaves the league. Ankeny moves to division II.  
State Tournament is March 8th-11th in Des Moines, IA

Division I: Sioux City, Waterloo Public & Columbus and  Des Moines Dowling, Valley, Roosevelt & Urbandale.
Division II:  Ames, Mason City and Ankeny

The Jr. Musketeers would finish the regular season with a  6-4-2 record and a third place regular season finish. After three consecutive
wins at the state tournament, the Jr. Musketeers would get a chance at redemption against the (Waterloo) Columbus Sailors in the
championship game.

This Jr. Musketeers team was loaded with future USHL'ers; Dave & Clayton Wiffen, Brian & Brent Hartman, Mike Bennett, Paul
Kambach, Pat Pinney & Dan Reynolds. They were the only team in the league that might be able to beat the powerful Sailors,
unfortunately they fell short in their second bid at a championship.

These Jr. Musketeer jerseys worn this season were handed down form the Musketeers by owner Gary Lipshutz. The round Musketeer
logo was removed and the jerseys worn sans any logo.

New Dasher Boards Glass arrives in Sioux City - gone is the chain-link fence that personified old-time hockey
 

Junior Musketeers Coaching Staff
Alex Shibicky            Mitch Brandt        Marcus Rotramel       Mike Swanson
   Head Coach                    Assistant Coach              Trainer/Equipment           Team Rep/Manager 

There's a new sheriff in town this season-and his name's Alex Shibicky. Taking on the Head Coaching duties Alex brings several
 seasons of both Junior and Collegiate experience with him. Three seasons prior, he was a stand-out player for both the Musketeers
 and the USHL. Scoring forty-three goals and forty-one assists during the fifty game season. He is selected as the Musketeer's
 Most Valuable Player and USHL's Rookie of the Year. He is also selected to the USHL All-Star team and a member of the
USHL First Team. Before arriving in Sioux City he played three seasons for the University of Denver Pioneers and a season before
that with the Victoria Cougars.

Another Musketeer Mitch Brandt will take over the Assistant Coaching duties this season. Also a University of Denver alum, Mitch
 played four seasons for the Pioneers before moving to Sioux City and playing for the Musketeers. He was a member of the
Musketeers Southern Division Champions and a USHL Championship runner-up teams. Marcus Rotrammel remains a staple
with the high school team. Another long-time supporter of both SYHA and the Musketeers Mike Swanson takes on some assistant
coaching duties as well as the Team Rep & Manager duties.

High Scorers
Brian Hartman             Scott Barta            Paul Kambach           Brent Hartman         Brent Nelson  


Brian Hartman was back again to Lead the Jr. Musketeers in scoring with 20 goals and 14 assists. Like the prior seasons, he was again
 a league leading scorer and an All-State Team player. Scott Barta and Brent Hartman would return also as top scorers with  14 and
11 points. Sandwiched in between those two veterans is sophomore Paul Kambach with 8 goals and 5 assists. Senior Brett Nelson
would grab the final top spot with five goals and five assists. Note: The JR's are still playing only a 12 game schedule.



Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the Heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

77-78 Between the Pipes
There will be a pair of Mikes in net this season for the Jr. Musketeers; Mike Hartman returning as a senior and
 Mike Bennett a junior. Both players have lots of experience and they use it to their advantage. The combine for a 6-4-2 record
 and secure a third place regular season finish. The Mikes will lead the Jr. Musketeers to their first "official" tournament championship
game; but they would fall short to the regular season champs the Waterloo Columbus Sailors 4-2.
 


78 IHSHL State Championship Runners-up
Des Moines, IA

 
Left: The Jr. Musketeers team photo at the completion of the Championship game vs. the Waterloo Columbus Sailors.
Right: Team Captain Brian Hartman received the 2nd Place Trophy

Did You Know...Brian Hartman was a four-time Jr. Musketeer High Scorer and a  three-time Most Valuable Player recipient

IHSHL Championship Game
2-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus-4

Des Moines, IA / March 11th, 1978
For the third time in four seasons, the Jr. Musketeers are in the State Tournament Championship game. Here that prepare to take on one
 of the League's premier teams, the Waterloo Columbus Sailors.

         Brett Nelson                                              Brian Hartman                 Scott Barta
             
Jr. Musketeers 1975-78                                               Jr. Musketeers 1974-78             Jr. Musketeers 1975-78
 
Left: Brett Nelson shakes hands at the introduction of players during the start of the championship game.
Right: Brian Hartman (Center) & Scott Barta (Wing) take the Ceremonial face-off of the '78 IHSHL Championship game.

   
Left: Larry Hodgins (Center) & Alternate Captain Brett Nelson (Wing) 
Right:
Brian Hartman (Center), Scott Barta (#18) & Wade Ridenour (Wing)

                             
Paul Kambach                       Mike Bennett                    Head Coach Alex Shibicky     Brian Hartman
Jr. Musketeers 1977-80                    Jr. Musketeers 1976-80                          Jr. Musketeers 1977-80            Jr. Musketeers 1974-78
 
Left & Center: Paul Kambach and goaltender Mike Bennett receive their tournament awards.   
Right:
Head Coach Alex Shibicky Congratulates Team Captain Brian Hartman while Dan Reynolds looks on.

Alex Shibicky: After a single season as a Musketeer (74-75) Alex would return to Sioux City and take over the high school coaching duties.
 The high school team was only two years old, but some of the future great Jr. Musketeers were in their learning stages and Alex was there to
provide the education from a scorers point of view. Team play was paramount for Alex, he ran a tight ship but never lost sight of the importance
of the satisfaction of having a game well played. During his three seasons, he would lead the Jr. Musketeers to second and third place finishes
 at the State Tournament.
His season as a Musketeer was terrific one; his 93 total points led the Musketeers in scoring and earned the Musketeer Most Valuable Player
award. He would also play in the USHL All-Star Game, picked to the USHL All-Star First Team as well as the USHL Rookie of the Year.
 

Did You Know...Alex Shibicky scored 8 "Hat Tricks" during his only season as Musketeer, a record that would stand for ten years until another
Musketeer Scott Shoffstall would raise the bar to eleven, a record that still stands today.

Jr. Musketeers vs. Waterloo Public Warriors
 
Left: Brett Hartman (#5) & Brett Nelson (#21)   Right: Another goal for the Jr. Musketeers
 

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman would become the first Jr. Musketeers/Metros player to lead the team in scoring four consecutive seasons. He would
rack-up forty-two goals and twenty-two assists in just twenty-four regular season games, playing his final two seasons as members of the
newly formed Iowa High School Hockey League. He was a League leading scorer his junior year, a top-two scorer his senior year and a
member of the first ever IHSHL All-League Team.

 

Brian Hartman

Brian Hartman would also become the first, and only player to be selected three times as the Jr. Musketeers/Metros Most Valuable Player;
earning  the prestigious award his freshman, sophomore and senior seasons. He is recognized as the first, great hockey player to come
 out of the SYHA program. He would go on to play in the USHL for the Musketeers and at Bemidji State University.

   Brian Hartman                                                              David Woolworth
  
Jr. Musketeers 1974-78                                                                        Jr. Musketeers 1974-78   
 
Left: Senior Team Captain  Brian Hartman Shoot and scores!!!  This picture is taken at the stage end of the Auditorium. This
raised area is now the climbing wall in the Long Lines Family Center. Right: Senior David Woolworth applies pressure to the
Waterloo Public goaltender. Also taken in the Audi is this one shows the Zamboni end. These are the two larges door you walk
 through when you enter the Long Lines sport court area.

Brian Hartman: Was one of the original SYHA players starting in 1972 playing first for SYHA and then the high school team
for four seasons (74-78). There he was a four-time top five scorer and a three-time Most Valuable Player award recipient.
Brian was a multi-year League top two scorer; he lead the League as a junior and  was second highest his senior year. He would
lead the team to a pair of second place finishes at the State Tournament and a selection to the first ever All-League
team
.  He is recognized as the first, great hockey player to come out of the SYHA program.

Brian Hartman

Brian would become the first ever Sioux City player to play for the Musketeers. Joining the team after his senior year, Brian would
play two seasons (78-80) for the Musketeers. During his rookie season, he would finish third in scoring with forty-one goals and
thirty-one assists; recording seventy-two points during the 48 game season receiving the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award.
The following season he is selected Team Captain & named the Musketeers Most Popular Player
In 1994 Brian was elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.


Did You know...
Brian Hartman only had two seasons of organized hockey before he began his four successful seasons as the Jr. Musketeers
leader and high scorer. After just six seasons of hockey experience, he would join the Musketeers for more success playing with, and against,
some of the best junior players in the nation.

Mike Bennett         Brian Hartman        Dave Wiffen         Mike Bennett     Brent Hartman   Mike Hartman
Jr. Musketeers 76-80   Jr. Musketeers 74-78     Jr. Musketeers 75-78     Jr. Musketeers 76-80  Jr. Musketeers 76-81  Jr. Musketeers 73-76
 
Left: Goaltender Mike Bennett makes the save while Brian Hartman and Dave Wiffen provide the defense.
Right: Goaltender Mike Bennett makes another save with the defensive help of brothers Brent (#2) and Mike Hartman (#27)

Did You Know...All three of the Hartman Brothers (Mike, Brian and Brent) were all original members of the SYHA program. At
this time the SYHA program was only six years old. Brian and Brent would both go on to play for the Musketeers.
 

Dan Reynolds            Scott Barta              Brett Nelson             Tony Valladolid         Mike Hartman
Jr. Musketeers 1977-81     Jr. Musketeers 1975-78     Jr. Musketeers 1974-78    Jr. Musketeers 1975-78      Jr. Musketeers 1973-76
 
Left:
Freshman Dan Reynolds ties-up an Ankeny Hawks player. Both games pictured are played in the SC Auditorium  
Right: Scott Barta (skating away), Brett Nelson (21), Tony Valladolid (11), Mike Hartman (white jersey), ????? ( facing camera)
and Dave Wiffen (20) collect another IHSHL Award.

Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life
March 18th & 19th, 1978 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Jr. Musketeers play and split a pair of post season exhibition games during the SYHA Year End Tournament. Taking
on a high school team from Kansas City. With eleven goals scored each day, it is an offensive display by both teams for Year
End Tournament attendees.
Scott Barta grabs a hat trick, Brett Nelson and Paul Kambach all record goals is this series opening loss. However, the Jr. Musketeers
return the favor scoring six goals in Sundays match-up. Brett Nelson is selected as Sunday's Player of the Game.   

5-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-6        6-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-5
Saturday March 18th                                                      Sunday March 18th


Clayton Wiffen

Jr. Musketeers 1977-81

Clayton Wiffen faces-off against an Ankeny Hawks Player. At this time, Ankeny was one of  five Des Moines area high
school teams in the Iowa League.

Coach Mitch Brandt                 Doug Mann                                  Coach Mitch Brandt                   
Jr. Musketeers 1977-80         Jr. Musketeers 19XX-XX                                         Jr. Musketeers 1977-80                      

 
Left: Coach Mitch Brandt & goalie Mike Hartman talk about the game as they leave the ice. Right: Coach Mitch Brandt looks
on from the bench. In the background in the balcony seating in the old Audi. If you were standing at the Long Lines Climbing Wall
looking out  and up this is where these seats use to be located. 

Mitch Brandt would arrive in Sioux City as a Musketeers after four seasons (71-75) at the University of Denver. He was a
Musketeers for a pair of seasons (75-77). The following season Mitch would team up with fellow Musketeer Alex Shibicky and
help the Jr. Musketeers bring home a second place finish at the State Tournament. During his final season the Jr. Musketeers would
fall short of the championship game and settle for a third place finish.

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections

Brian Hartman          Brent Hartman             Scott Barta             Mike Bennett
                                        
Jr. Musketeers 1974-78    Jr. Musketeers 1976-81      Jr. Musketeers 1974-78    Jr. Musketeers 1976-80
                                                 
      Second Team All-State         Second Team All-State        Honorable Mention           Honorable Mention          

Brian Hartman would finish second in league scoring and Mike Bennett as one of the league's top five goaltenders.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 9th-12th / Hickman Arena Des Moines, IA

Quarter-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders-
3
March 10th, 1978
The third seeded Metros draw the fifth seeded Roughrider from Des Moines Roosevelt high school. The game would eventually
 be titled the Brian Hartman Show co-staring Scott Barta and Paul Kambach. Brian  would start the Metros scoring on assists
from Barta and Pat Ward.  Scott would grab his own red-lighter in the second period on assists from Brian and Paul. Finding
the net for a second time Brian ties the game at three goals each on assists from Scott and Paul. In the third, it's Brian to the
rescue again, on assists from Paul and Scott, breaking the stalemate and sending the Metros to the semi-finals.


Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Dowling-1

March 11th, 1978
A pair of Metros goals by Paul Kambach and another from Scott Barta  propel Sioux City into the championship game. Goaltender
Mike Bennett gave a stellar performance  between the pipes, especially in the third period when he fended off eighteen shots and
three power play opportunities Brian Hartman would record assists on all three of the Metros goals.

Championship Game
2-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus-3

March 12th, 1978
Matched up against Waterloo Columbus, the Metros look to a early season victory over the Sailors for inspiration as they take
on the State Tournament's recent winner two consecutive seasons. Scott Barta would get the Metros going in the first, but Sailors
 goals in the first and second saw the Metros trailing after two periods.  However, just thirty-four seconds into the final period, Brian
Hartman would find the net, tieing the game at two goals each. The lead would hold for almost five minutes before Waterloo
 would go ahead and  four minutes later add the insurance goal giving them a third state Championship is as many years.

 


The Iowa High School League (IHSHL) opens play with 10 teams divided into two divisions.  Teams play only their own division
for a regular season of 14 games. They finish the season with a

The Metros finish the season with a losing record mustering only four/five wins and ten losses. They would play a three games at
 state losing each by a single goal.

State Tournament March 7th-10th in Des Moines.

Division I: Sioux City, Waterloo Public, Waterloo Columbus and  Des Moines Dowling, Valley, Roosevelt & Urbandale.
Division II:  Ames, Mason City and Ankeny.

The Metro Jr. Musketeers would open the season on November 25th with a game against the Des Moines Valley Tigers. Valley is
coached by former Musketeer player and SYHA coach Julian Nixon.

 
The Jr. Musketeers jerseys now sported a script style "Sioux City" on the front of both white and green jerseys.

 

Junior Musketeers Coaching Staff

Alex Shibicky             Mitch Brandt         Marcus Rotramel           Dave Adam
Head Coach                    Assistant Coach               Trainer/Equipment                     Team Rep


The same coaching staff will return this season. However, back is Team Rep Dave Adam.


Alex Shibicky; After three seasons playing for the University of Colorado and a season in the USHL Sr. Professional league;
Alex  takes over the Jr. Musketeers coaching reigns for the 1977-78 season. Working the bench for three seasons, he helped
guide the team to a third place finish at the state tournament. Even though the program is only seven years old, when Alex leaves
next season-his anecdotes and actions will never be forgotten by both players & parents and still find their way into countless
 old time high school hockey stories!!!

 High Scorers
Clayton Wiffen           Paul Kambach          Brent Hartman        Damon Lohry             Krag Lohry      

These scoring leaders are based on very sparse early-season scoring records. Clayton scored four goals and added two assists in the
IHSHL season opener and Paul Kambach recorded his first hatrick of the season and added a helper for a four point game. Brent
Hartman would continue to find the net like his brother. Damon Lohry would provide the offence and Krag was a hard shot from the
point defenseman.

Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the Heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

78-79 Between the Pipes
Building on two previous season experience, Mike Bennett returns to the crease. Sophomore Jamie Lempares joins
 him as the Jr. Musketeers field another experienced goaltending duo.

Mike Bennett                                                             Jamie Lempares
 Jr. Musketeers 1976-80                                                               Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-81
 
 

           Jamie Lempares                                                                Clayton Wiffen             
 
Jr. Musketeers 1978-81                                                                            Jr. Musketeers 1977-81  
 
 Left: Goaltender Jamie Lempares  and Clayton Wiffen talk about the game as they exit the ice. Right: Clayton Wiffen gets
ready to move the play into the Jr. Musketeers offensive zone.

Clayton Wiffen, shown here as a sophomore, played four seasons for the Jr. Musketeers, three of them spent as an Alternate
Captain. He was always the heart of the Jr. Musketeer offence; his freshman season he was a top five scorer and the remaining three
season the Metro's Leading Scorer. After high school he played a pair of seasons in the USHL, one in Sioux City and the other
in Austin, MN for the Mavericks. He would also spend several seasons in Holland playing in the Netherlands Professional League.
After a return to Iowa where he played for the Iowa State Cyclones D1 College Club team. Eventually he would make it back to
Sioux City where he became a Metros Assistant coach.

Jamie Lempares was a Jr. Musketeer goalie for three seasons (78-81) Always considered one of  the top goaltenders each
season. He played a full schedule and helped backstop the Jr. Musketeers to back to back third place finishes at the State
Tournament. Jamie was a great team leader and had a blast playing hockey. He was a terrific mentor and one of my best
hockey friends during those Metro seasons.

9-Jr. Musketeers vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers-4
Home Opener / Sioux City Auditorium / November 25th, 1978
Opening the fourth official IHSHL season; the Jr. Musketeers take on the Des Moines Valley Tigers
. A pair of goals from Paul
 Kambach and another from Craig Lohry  gave the Jr's the a one goal lead after two periods. Clayton Wiffen would catch the
 Tigers snoozing, and just thirty-four seconds into the period the Jr. Musketeers has a two goal lead.
Des Moines would retaliate with two goals themselves, tieing the game at four goals each. However, after that it's all Sioux City as
the Jr. Musketeers would explode for five unanswered goals. Brent Hartman would record the game winner, Clayton Wiffen would
 get his fourth goal of the game and Paul Kambach would grab two more goals.
  
Fresh off a runner-up honor in last season's State Championship game, Head Coach Alex Shibicky and Assistant Coach
Mitch Brandt look on as the Jr. Musketeers take on the Valley Tigers in this season's home opener  This is Alex & Mitch's
second season with the Jr. Musketeers. Both coaches were stand-out players in college and for the Musketeers.

Note: the bench placement!!!

 
Left: Brent Hartman gets ready for draw as Clayton Wiffen heads to the bench. Clayton would record four goals & a pair of assists
and Brent the eventual game winner and an additional helper. Right: Local official Rick Suggit  patrols the handshake line after this
commanding Jr. Musketeers win.

  Brent Hartman              Wade Ridenour                                                                                    
Jr. Musketeers 1976-81          Jr. Musketeers 1977-80                                                                                                      

 
Left: Brent Hartman and Wade Ridenour spoil the moment for for Valley Tigers as they take the lead early in the third period. This
would be the eventual game winning goal. Right: The Jr. Musketeers explode for five unanswered goals in the third period, grabbing a
dominating season opening victory.

Clayton Wiffen would finish with four goals and a pair of assists for a six point outing, Paul Kambach would record his first Hat Trick
of  the season and add an addition assist for a four point game. Brian Hartman and Craig Lohry also recorded multi-point games.


Clayton Wiffen

Jr. Musketeers 1977-81
 
Left: Sophomore Clayton Wiffen prepares to pass across the slot to a fellow player. Right: Clayton launches a shot on the
Waterloo Columbus Sailors goaltender. This would be his second of four seasons as a Jr. Musketeer.

Clayton Wiffen, shown here as a sophomore, played four seasons for the Jr. Musketeers, three of them spent as an Alternate
Captain. He was always the heart of the Jr. Musketeer offence; his freshman season he was a top five scorer and the remaining three
season the Metro's Leading Scorer. After high school he played a pair of seasons in the USHL, one in Sioux City and the other
in Austin, MN for the Mavericks. He would also spend several seasons in Holland playing in the Netherlands Professional League.
After a return to Iowa where he played for the Iowa State Cyclones D1 College Club team. Eventually he would make it back to
Sioux City where he became a Metros Assistant coach.

 

8-Jr. Musketeers vs. Waterloo Columbus Sailors-9 OT
February 4th, 1979
The Metros would meet up with the two-time state champions from Waterloo Columbus. Goals from Brent Hartman and Clayton
Wiffen would keep the game tied after the first period. However in the second period it wasps all Sioux City as they rammed in four
straight goals from Wade Ridenour, Pete Baker, Clayton and Damon Lohry.
However a pair of Sailors goals at the end of the second shifted the momentum and  three more in the third put them back on top.
 Needing goals quickly the Metros pulled goaltender Mike Bennett-the extra player strategy was a success when Steve Boyd tallied
with just over two minutes remaining in the game. Forty-eight seconds later Clayton Wiffen's Hat Trick would tie the game and it
into overtime.
Unfortunately, five minutes into the extra period the Sailors would foil  the Sioux City goaltender, sending the estimated home-
town crowd of over three hundred and fifty home disappointed.

Dan Reynolds              Steve Boyd                                                  Steve Boyd               
                         
Jr. Musketeers 1977-81      Jr. Musketeers 1978-79                                                Jr. Musketeers 1978-79                                            

 
Left: Center Steve Boyd  & Defenseman Dan Reynolds Face-off against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors.  Dan Reynolds would
log four seasons as a Jr. Musketeer/Metro player. Right: Steve Boyd joined the team from another organization and played
his senior season for the Jr. Musketeers.

Dan Reynolds would log four seasons as a Jr. Musketeer/Metro player. Dan was one of the original SYHA players joining
the program during its first season. Dan was a big defenseman and brought a very physical game to the rink every game day.
He was known as one of the leagues toughest guys on the blue line. He was a terrific team leader and a great mentor to many
of us younger  players. In  '80 he was an All-State Honorable Mention player and in 81 the Alternate Captain received the
Metros Pete Inkster Award. Dan would go on to play  two seasons for the Musketeers and eventually become a USHL
 linesman for several seasons.

Did You Know...Dan's son Jordan would also become a Metro player. During his four seasons (2011-15) he racks up a
Metros all-time record of 327 varsity penalty minutes. Additionally, he could find the net with a heavy shot like his dad's
and helped-out on some 30 Metros' goals.

Turo Levanan                Mike Bennett                        Clayton Wiffen             Brent Hartman
Jr. Musketeers 1978-79             Musketeers 1976-80                       Jr. Musketeers 1977-81          Jr. Musketeers 1976-81
 
Left:
Foreign Exchange Student Turo Levanan played this single season. Right: Brent Hartman and Clayton Wiffen advance the
puck against the Columbus Sailors. Goaltender Mike Bennett is in the background in both photos.

Brent Hartman was one very rare SYHA/Metro player in many instances; one of was he would log five seasons as a
 Jr. Musketeer/Metro player. The eighth grader found his legs right away among a sea of upperclassmen and was a team
High Scorer for all five of his Jr. Musketeers/Metros seasons. Over the years he would record some fifty-six goals and
eighty-seven points over what were then just 12 game seasons.

I need help ID'ing these two players from either the 78-79 or 79-80
 

IHSHL Awards and Honors

Brent Hartman        Clayton Wiffen
Metros 1976-81             Metros 1977-81

First All-Star Team          First All-Star Team
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 8th-11th / Hickman Arena Des Moines, IA

Quarter-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Des Moines Dowling Maroons-
5 OT
March 9th, 1979
The Metros enter the tournament paired up with the Des Moines Dowling. The Maroons would jump to a four to one lead
but back-to-back third period goals from Brent Hartman and Craig Lohry got the Metros back in the game. The Metros
would pull their goalie early in the third and the strategy would pay off when Steve Boyd scored the equalizer with over
four minutes remaining in the game. Eventually sending it to overtime, however, it would take the Maroons only fifty
seconds to tally the game winner.

Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt-4
March 10th, 1979
The Metros record goals from Clayton Wiffen and Wade Ridenour but still trail Hoover-Roosevelt by a pair of goals starting
the third period. Clayton Wiffen grabs his second goal of the night on assists from Brian Hartman and Paul Kambach.  Even
with the sudden momentum change, the Metros can't get the equalizer before time runs out and fall to the Knights
in the second round.


Seventh Place Game
5-Metros vs. Ankeny-6
 
March 11th, 1979
Looking for a chance to save the weekend, the Metros entered this chance at redemption against the Ankeny Hawks.
Unfortunately, like the two games before, the Metros are never really out of it but still can't get that momentum changing goal.
The loss puts the Metros in the tournament cellar, finishing last among the eight team field.
 

 



The IHSHL would combine together this season to form one league with 11 teams in a single division and play an 18 game schedule.
State Tournament is March 6th-9th in Waterloo, IA

Sioux City Jr. Musketeers, Ankeny Hawks, Waterloo Public Warriors & Columbus Sailors & Des Moines Dowling Maroons,
Valley Tigers, Hoover/Roosevelt & Urbandale Jays, Ames Little Cyclones, Mason City Mohawks & Des Moines Lincoln.

The Metros would finish the regular season with a 7-11 record and a sixth place finish. Clayton Wiffen again would lead the Metros
in scoring again this season with 32 points.

This would be the last season of Jr. Musketeer name. It would be changed the next season to reflect the overall make-up the team's
 player base.

Technology Note
...in the '79 newsletter, Norb and Jean Nixa got a special Thank You recognition for letting SYHA use their
 new electric typewriter!!!

Junior Musketeers Coaching Staff
Walt Johnson            Mitch Brandt             Dave Davies        Marcus Rotramel    Bennett/Kambach

Head Coach                Assistant Coach                     Assistant Coach              Trainer/Equipment                 Team Rep      

This season offers up a Head Coaching change in legendary Musketeer defenseman Walt Johnson. Originally from Omaha, Ne.,
Walt played several season in the IHL, AHL, NAHL and OHL. He was drafted by the Bruins in the 1973 NHL draft. He played
three seasons for the Musketeers where he was the teams' Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and remains atop the
Musketeers All-Time scoring list.  Another past Musketeer player Dave Davies also joins the staff. Playing five season for
the Musketeers he secured several team awards and his 359 total points is an all-time Musketeer scoring record. 
Mitch Brandt
remains on duty as an assistant coach and Marcus Rotrammel as the trainer. Bob Bennett and
Fred Kambach are new additions this season and split the Rep and Manager responsibilities this season.

 

High Scorers
Clayton Wiffen         Brent Hartman         Paul Kambach           Wade Ridenour          Mark Adam

Clayton Wiffen would again make his second return to the high scorers list with a team leading 19 goals and 13 assists this season. Brent
Hartman would be a four-time top five scorer and post 17 goals for 21 points. Paul Kambach would also return again and score
21 points including 15 goals. Wade Ridenour would post six goals and 9 assists and Mark Adam 11 assists for 14 points.



Heavy Hitters
Paul Kambach           Krag Lohry                 Pat Pinney           Wade Ridenour           Clayton Wiffen


Top five scorer Paul Kambach would set the pace for the Jr. Musketeer this season with 38 penalty minutes. Krag Lohry was close
at had with 34 minutes as was Pat Pinney with 30 minutes in the box. Another top five scorer Wade Ridenour would record 20
minutes and leading scorer Clayton Wiffen 18 penalty minutes.

79-80 Between the Pipes
The well experience duo from the last season returns again for the Jr. Musketeers; Senior Mike Bennett and Junior Jamie Lempares.
Joining the duo is sophomore Craig Patrick. Together they will record a regular season record of seven wins and eleven loses.

Mike Bennett
Jr. Musketeers 1976-80
 
Goaltender Mike Bennett played four seasons (76-80) as a Jr. Musketeer. During his senior season (79-80) he was selected as the Team
Captain. He would also carry most of the mail this season playing in fifteen games and ending with a 7-8  record

Mike Bennett would log four seasons (76-80) between the pipes for the Jr. Musketeers. He was the other half of a very solid
goaltending corps. He was a fast reflex goalie and his huge size allowed him to cover a lot of net. Mike was a team leader on and
off the ice and during his sophomore season he was an Alternate Captain and his senior season the Team Captain.

Did You Know...Mike's son Kyle would play three seasons (02-05) as a Metro. In 2003 he would win the IHSHL
State Championship and in 2005 be selected to the IHSHL All-Star & All- League teams as well as play in the Chicago Showcase.  

    Jamie Lempares                                                                Craig Patrick       
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-81                                                                 Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82
 
Junior Jamie Lempares returns for his second season and takes on the back-up position to the well experienced starter. Joining the
team this season is sophomore Craig Patrick.

Paul Kambach                             Brent Hartman
Jr. Musketeers 1977-80                            Jr. Musketeers 1976-81

Alternate Captains Paul Kambach (Behind  player #4) and Brent Hartman talk to the official during a game against the
 Des Moines Dowling Maroons

Brent Hartman: Finished the season second in Jr. Musketeer scoring this season with 21 (17/4) points (18 game schedule).
Brent would play five (5) seasons as a Jr. Musketeer before graduating in 1981. During his Junior season (80-81) he would
earn an IHSHL All-State Team Honorable Mention Award.

Paul Kambach would see time in all eighteen games of the regular season; finishing third in team scoring with fifteen
goals & twenty-one points he would also lead the team in penalty minutes with thirty-eight. He would  be selected the
Jr. Musketeers Most Valuable Player this season and receive an IHSHL All-State Team Honorable Mention
a
ward. Last season, his first of three as a Jr. Musketeer, he would also receive the team's Sportsmanship award.

Did You Know...Paul's son Ben would play three seasons (02-05) as a Metro. In 2003 he would win the 2003 IHSHL
 State Championship and in 2004 be selected to the IHSHL All-Star Team as well as being both a Metros High Scorer and
Heavy Hitter. He would also receive the Metros Dustin White Award.

Dan Holzrichter      Pete Baker         Wade Ridenour                                   Paul Kambach                          
Jr. Musketeers 78-81   Jr. Musketeers 78-81   Jr. Musketeers 77-80                                     Jr. Musketeers 1977-80                               

 
Left: Jr. Musketeers Dan Holzrichter,  Pete Baker & Wade Ridenour wait for the officials to set-up the draw as they take on the Des
Moines Dowling Maroons. This picture shows the SW corner of the rink which is now the Long Lines Family Rec. Center.

Right:
Alternate Captain Paul Kambach pursuing the puck into the corner as one of the Dowling Maroons gives chase. Paul would
be selected the Jr. Musketeers Most Valuable Player that season. He finished third in scoring with 21 (15/6) points (18 game schedule)
and finish as the leader in penalty minutes with 38. That season he would also earn an IHSHL All-State Team Honorable Mention
Award. During his first season as a Jr. Musketeer (77-78) he would also receive the Jr. Musketeers Sportsmanship Award.


 

I need help ID'ing these two players from either the 78-79 or 79-80
 

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
    Brent Hartman          Clayton Wiffen          Paul Kambach            Dan Reynolds         Mike Bennett         

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State First Team Selections
Brent Hartman
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections
Brent Hartman      Clayton Wiffen*       Paul Kambach*        Dan Reynolds*      Mike Bennett*
*Honorable Mention

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 6th-9th / McElroy Auditorium, IA

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Dowling-1
March 8th, 1980
Sioux City opens with an even pairing with squad from Des Moines Valley who finished the regular season with one less win
than the Metros. Brent Hartman scores a pair of red lighters and Billy Emerick wraps up the Metros scoring in this first
round victory over the seventh seeded Dowling Maroons



Semi-Final Game
1-Metros vs.
Waterloo Public Warriors-10
March 9th, 1980
The Metros draw some tough competition in the second round. Fresh off a co-regular season championship the Waterloo
Warriors make short work of the tired and out matched Metros. Paul Kambach grabs the only Sioux City tally in this
severe beating by one of the league's best teams and eventual tournament champions.



Consolation Game
5-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus Sailors-
8
March 10th, 1980
League powerhouse and regular season co-champions Waterloo Columbus in on the wrong end of the tournament biggest
 up-set when they're defeated by number five seed Ankeny. The Metros find themselves again matched with another team
from Waterloo The games stays close a a pair of goals by Brent Hartman & Paul Kambach and a fifth by Billy Emerick but
the Sailors are just too much team for the Metros as they fall in this fifth place consolation game.

 

 



Nine Teams play a total season of 16 games. IHSHL State Tournament is held in Des Moines March 6th-8th
Des Moines Lincoln and Ankeny leave the league. Sioux City Changes their name to the Metros

Waterloo Public & Columbus, Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt, Valley, Dowling & Urbandale, Ames, Sioux City & Mason City

The Metros would return to the state tournament with a considerably smaller and less experienced line-up. However, strong goaltending and
 a speedy offence made up for lack of physicality and the team held their own throughout the tournament. Unfortunately, a second round loss
would send them home again with a third place finish
.

The "Metro" logo is adopted as the official logo of the high school team as well as the official name of the team.

Ames, IA holds an Invitational JV State Tournament.

Metros Coaching Staff
Walt Johnson     Bobby Sutherland     Marcus Rotramel       Wayne Johnson
Head Coach                Assistant Coach             Trainer/Equipment                   Team Rep    

Walt Johnson begins his second season as the Metros Head Coach. Assisting him this season is past SYHA player and University
 of Wisconsin/Stevens Point goaltender Bobby Sutherland. Reliable athletic trainer and equipment guru Marcus Rotrammel in on
board and Wayne Johnson takes over as Team Rep

 

High Scorers
Clayton Wiffen         Brent Hartman           Mats Hansson           Jeff Kentner                Pat Pinney    


No Strangers to the high scorers list are again leading scorer Clayton Wiffen with a team leading 16 goals and 20 assists and a top six
scorer in the league. Brent Hartman would make his fifth return to the High Scorers list with 14 goals and seven assists. Exchange student
Mats Hansson would post an identical 21 points. Defensemen Jeff Kentner would record six goals and eight assists and Pat Pinney six
goals and seven assists.  Note: These figures are based on partial season information.

Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the Heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

Between the Pipes
Senior Jamie Lempares and Junior Craig Patrick are set to carry the Jr. Musketeers into the new season.
Jamie will garners
the starting position this season and Craig will take on the back-up duties. Sophomore Brett Kieler will also join the net minders
this season.  Together they will lead the Jr. Musketeers to a 7-11 regular season record and a spot in the IHSHL Tournament.
Sophomore goalies Scott Smith and Tim Kulhman also join the team this season.  There is a limited junior varsity program at
this time but they do play some interleague games throughout the season

Jamie Lempares                                                                   Craig Patrick    
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-81                                                           Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82
         
 

 Left: Senior Metros Goaltenders Jamie Lempares and Right: junior Craig Patrick at practice in The Bubble. The experienced
goaltending duo would help the Metros to a season with seven wins and eleven losses but a surprise run at the State Tournament
gives the Metros a satisfying third place finish.

Clayton Wiffen
Jr. Musketeers 1977-81

 
Alternate Team Captain and Metros MVP Clayton Wiffen shown here playing the Waterloo Columbus Sailors at the Audi. Clayton
Played four seasons for the Jr. Musketeers, three of them spent as an Alternate Captain. He was always the heart of the Jr. Musketeer
offence and his freshman season was a top five scorer and the remaining three season the team's Leading Scorer.

Did You Know...
Clayton's mom custom made and sewed some 20 sets of green single striped game socks. They matched the jerseys
last season perfectly. The bonus was they were heavy and hot, so they came in perfect for practices at the Bubble!!!

Brad Hanson
Metros 1980-83

 
Brad Hanson Played three seasons for the Jr. Musketeers/Metros and is pictured here during his first season. The
following season he would receive SYHA's Top honors as the recipient of the Ted Neby Award. During his senior season
he was named Team Captain and one of the Metros Leading Scorers until an injury cut his last season short.
 

Brent Hartman                                                    Jamie Lempares
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1976- 81                                                Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-81
 
Left: Team Captain Brent Hartman take the face-off against the Des Moines Urbandale Jays  Right: Goaltender Jamie Lempares
played three seasons (78-81) for the Jr. Musketeers/Metros.

Brent Hartman: Finished the season second in Jr. Musketeer scoring this season with 21 (17/4) points (18 games schedule). Brent
would play five (5) seasons as a Jr. Musketeer before graduating in 1981. During his Junior season (80-81) he would earn an IHSHL
All-State Team Honorable Mention
Award.

                     Bob Batcheller                                               Craig Patrick                 Mark Adam              
                   Jr. Musketeers/ Metros 1979-83                                 Jr. Musketeers/ Metros 1979-82     Jr. Musketeers/ Metros 1978-81
 
Left: Bob Batcheller moves up ice wearing the temporary Metro jerseys. This was the first year for the new name and logo change
and the jerseys didn't arrive until after the season's start..  Right: Goalie Craig Patrick and forward Mark Adam in Des Moines.

Bob Batcheller would log four seasons for the Metros. Joining the team as one of only two freshman, he earned starting line
duties with veterans Paul Kambach and Clayton Wiffen. He was a Metro High Scorer his last two seasons and team captain his
 senior year as well as the Metros Most Valuable Player.

Craig Patrick played three seasons for the Metros. He would help backstop the Metros to a pair of third place finishes at
the State Tournament. His sophomore season he would receive SYHA's highest honor the Ted Neby Award and his senior season
 he would be selected as the Metros Most Valuable Player

Did You know...all three of the Patrick brothers were Metro goalies; Craig played three seasons (79-82) Scott played  four
seasons (84-88) and Ross played three seasons (98-01). Scotts 's son Colin is now following in dads footsteps wearing
the pads for the Metros.


Jamie Lempares                    Brett Kieler                    Jeff Kentner                       Dan Holzrichter    

   Jr. Musketeers 1978-81                      Metros 1980-83              Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-82   Jr. Musketeers/Metros 2978-81

 

Goaltenders Jamie Lempares (Senior) & Brett Kieler (Frosh) and Defensemen Jeff Kentner (Junior) & Dan Holzrichter (Senior)

Metros vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers
Sioux City Auditorium
   
Left: Sioux City North High School exchange student from Stockholm, Sweden Mats Hansson skates past the Valley Tigers bench.
 Right: Metros players, coach Walt Johnson, trainer Marcus Rotrammel and Referee Jimmy Peck watch the action

Eddie Kieler                                                                 Brett Kieler
Jr. Musketeer/Metros 79-82                                                            Jr. Musketeer/Metros 80-83
 
Brothers Eddie (Junior) and Brett  (Sophomore) Kieler pose for their  Jr. Musketeers program pictures. Both brother played three
seasons for the high school team. These pictures were taken prior to the arrival of the new Metro jerseys.

Craig Patrick
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82
 
Goaltender Craig Patrick was with the Jr. Musketeers/Metros for three seasons (79-82). During his sophomore season (79-80)
Craig would receive SYHA's Ted Neby Award and during his final season (81-82), the team's Most Valuable Player Award.

This Award named for SYHA founding father, Ted Neby was first awarded in1976 and is still an active SYHA Award. It is
presented annually by the Board of Directors to any SYHA player who exhibits outstanding leadership and community spirit both
on and off the ice. A player who is willing to give his/her skills to the improvement of both our hockey program and our community. 

Did You Know...in 2011 Craig revived the defunct Austin Mavericks hockey program; now called the Austin Bruins, the North
American League (NAHL) team remains one of the league's most competitive programs. The Bruins made back-to-back the
 Robertson Cup appearances in 2014 and 2015. In 2016 the lost game five in the Central Division finals.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / Des Moines, IA
The fifth seeded Metros enter the tournament with nine wins and seven losses. They finish the season tightly grouped around the
other four experienced teams from the Des Moines area. Waterloo Columbus is the Tournament favorite, having lost just one game all season.

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers-2 SO

March 6th, 1981
 The quarter-finals draws the higher ranked and  much favored Des Moines Valley. They finish a pair of game ahead of the Metros
finishing with eleven wins and only five losses. However, after three regulation periods and an eight minute overtime the game remained
locked at a pair of goals each. Shooting second, Clayton Wiffen keeps the shootout even, a save by Jamie Lempares and a red-
lighter by Brent Hartman give the Metros a victory.


Semi-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus Sailors-3

March 7th, 1981
The Metros second day match-up is against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. The parochial school entry from Waterloo is
heavily favored; having  lost just a single game all season and boasting some of the league's best players. In what could have
been a blow-out, the Metro keep the game against the eventual State Champions respectable surrendering just three goals.

 
Semi-finals action here against the eventual champions Waterloo Columbus. Dropping the puck in the left photo is long-time IHSHL
and USHL official Mike McCollum. A disallowed Sioux City goal in the second period takes swings the momentum back to the
favorites. The game stay close until a late in the third when an empty net Columbus goal secures the win for the Sailors and sends
the Metros to the consolation game.

 
           Dan Reynolds                                                Bob Batcheller                 Mark Adam
                  Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1977-81                                    Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83  Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-82   
Right: Defenseman and Alternate Captain Dan Reynolds lines up for a neutral zone face-off while Trainer and equipment manager
 Marcus Rotrammel looks on. Right: A fresh line change, Mark Adam and Bob Batcheller get ready to take on the always tough
Waterloo Columbus Sailors.

Consolation Game
6-Metros vs. Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt Knights-2

March 8th, 1981
The Metros will re-bound on Sunday as they match-up against the Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt. The Knights also boasted a
tournament upset beating the fourth seeded Urbandale Jays in the first round. They too would fall to the other superior team from
 Waterloo in the semi-finals.
This one's not even close... Sioux City jumps out to a two goal lead after the first on  red-lighters by Clayton Wiffen and Pat Pinney.
Brent Hartman, Mark Adam and Brad Hanson stretch the lead four goals and John Roost's goals in the third seals the
 deal for the Metros.
 
Junior Brad Hanson and exchange student from Stockholm, Sweden Mats Hansson celebrate Brad's goal near the end of the
second period putting the Metros up 5-1 on the Knights. Dan Holzrichter and Geoff Wilson have a little meet-n-greet as the
game takes a turn from finesse to chippyness as the Metros clearly dominate the Knights. Both defenseman have a busy night...
Geoff Wilson recording sixteen penalty minutes and Dan a dozen before the final horn.

Brad Hanson                                                                Craig Patrick
Metros 1980-83                                                                                Metros 1979-82
 
Brad Hanson takes a hard hit from one of the Hoover-Roosevelt players in the consolation game. However, the Metros are not intimidated
 and eventually tally six goals against the favored Knights.  Craig Patrick in goal for the IHSHL State Tournament third place finish.

IHSHL Awards and Honors
 
Left: Team Captain Clayton Wiffen receives his 3rd place State Championship Trophy Right: Clayton is again honored as
First Team All-State Center. Seniors Mats Hanson and Brent Hartman are also selected as Honorable Mention All-State Selections.

Clayton Wiffen

Clayton Wiffen becomes only the second Metro player to lead the team in scoring for three consecutive seasons. A top five scorer his
freshman season, he lead the Metros the rest of the way; compiling  36 goals and 28 assists in just thirty-four games his last two seasons.
Never missing a game, he would average 1.8 points per game those two seasons. He was a League top ten scorer his senior year as
well as a All-Star Team and All-League Team selection. 

Did You Know...Clayton joined the SYHA program as a Squirt and originally started as a goalie; after two season in net he made
his move to offence and never looked back. With only four season of organized hockey under his belt, Clayton would go on to a
successful high school career. He would eventually play Junior and college hockey, and even play professionally in Europe

 

  Mike Bennett                                    Brent Hartman   Dan Reynolds   Wade Ridenour
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1976-80                                           1976-81                  1977-81                   1977-80
 
Left: Mike Bennett with a kick-save. Right: Referee Rick Suggit drops the puck for center Brent Hartman (#2) and Defenseman
Dan Reynolds (#30) and Winger Wade Ridenour (#7)

Mike Bennett would log four seasons (76-80) between the pipes for the Jr. Musketeers. He was the other half of a very solid
goaltending corps. He was a fast reflex goalie and his huge size allowed him to cover a lot of net. Mike was a team leader on and
off the ice and during his sophomore season he was an Alternate Captain and his senior season the Team Captain.

Did You Know...Mike's son Kyle would play three seasons (02-05) as a Metro. In 2003 he would win the IHSHL
State Championship and in 2005 be selected to the IHSHL All-Star & All- League teams as well as play in the Chicago Showcase.  

 

Literally..."Pond Hockey"
Hockey at the Hanson's was a chance for the Metro team to relax and have a great time in the outdoor air.
 
 


   
Left 1 &2 : Hockey dad Ben Hanson gets the fire going. Left 1: Kirk Swanson, Dennis Culbertson, Jeff Kentner and Damon Lohry.
Left 2: Ben Hanson, Head Coach Walt Johnson, Kirk Swanson, Jeff Kentner & Crag Lohry
Right 1
: Mark Adam with a hockey Glamour Shot  Right 2: Jeff Kentner of the Metros channels Jeff Hanson of da' Chiefs.

  
Left: Time to Eat. Eddie Kieler (#15) Dennis Culbertson, Kirk Swanson, Coach Walt Johnson, Mike Adam, Ben Hanson (Orange)
Mark Adam (18) and Chap Cuthbert. Right: Walt holds up what's left of a huge piece of pork

 
Left: Mark Adam and Clayton Wiffen  Right: Taking a break for some food and heat

  
Left: Brad Hanson, Kirk Swanson and Billy Emerick  Right: John Roost and Mark Adam take a break for some fun in the sandbox

 
Left: Chap Cuthbert, Walt Johnson, Jeff Kentner, Mark & Mike Adam take an on-ice break. Left: Jeff Kentner says he found this
along side the river bank and he's just holding it for a friend!!!

 
Left: Mark Adam holds up his new Brad Hanson Doll. Right: It's Brad that gets to be the tall one now!!!

 
Left: Clayton Wiffen and Defenseman Dennis Culbertson deploy a new system; just rest and wait for the attackers. Right: And...
here they come!!!

 
Left: Brad Hanson and Billy Emerick try to get one past ol' Brickwall Craig Stoever  Right: After we've been skating on it all day...
now Ben gets concerned about the thickness. That's OK though,  he'll just send Brad and Mark out there to check it out.

 

             

 

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Clayton Wiffen            Mats Hanson             Brent Hartman

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections
 Clayton Wiffen            Mats Hanson*             Brent Hartman*
*Second Team

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / Hickman Ice Arena Des Moines, IA

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers -
2  OT/SO
March 6th, 1981

 The quarter-finals draws the higher ranked and much favored Des Moines Valley. They finish a pair of game ahead of the Metros
finishing with eleven wins and only five losses. The game remains tied after regulation, on Metro goals by Billy Emerick and Brad
Hanson
, and after an eight minute overtime the game stays deadlocked. The game will now be decided by a sudden death shoot-off.
After an opening round goal by the Tigers, Clayton Wiffen responds beating the tigers goaltender and tieing the game. A nifty save
by Metros goalie Jamie Lempares and a red-lighter by Brent Hartman give the Metros a victory.



Semi-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus-3
March 7th, 1981
The Metros second day match-up is against the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. The parochial school entry from Waterloo is
heavily favored; having  lost just a single game all season and boasting some of the league's best players. Despite taking six penalties
in the first period and mustering just a single shot on goal. Metros goaltender Craig Patrick stops every on of the Sailors attempts.
A second period disallowed Metros goal-means Columbus gets the period's only goal.  The third period is a battle until with just
under three minutes remaining the Sailors find the net to take a two goal lead. An empty netter seals the deal for the eventual
State Champions.



Consolation Game
6-Metros vs. Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt Knights-2
March 8th, 1981
The Metros will re-bound on Sunday as they match-up against the Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt. The Knights boasted a
tournament upset beating the fourth seeded Urbandale Jays in the first round, but they too, would fall to the other superior team
from Waterloo in the semi-finals. However, this one's not even close... Sioux City jumps out to a two goal lead after the first
period on red-lighters by Clayton Wiffen and Pat Pinney. Brent Hartman, Mark Adam and Brad Hanson add goals
in the second and John Roost's tally in the third seals the deal for the Metros. Goaltender Jamie Lempares stops forty-one
Des Moines attempts for a very respectable third place State Tournament finish.

 

 

Junior Varsity Tournament
Again, It is Ames Iowa and Hockey Coach Al Murdoch spearheading the creation of a junior varsity post season tournament. For the next five seasons
 the junior varsity would compete in a post season invitational tournament. Traditionally held in Ames for three seasons and a fourth in Des Moines
before returning to Ames for the first official IHSHL JV State Tournament.

 

 


The Dubuque Devils join the league making for ten teams. Each team plays each other twice for a total season of 18 games.

Waterloo Public & Columbus, Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt, Valley, Dowling & Urbandale, Ames, Sioux City,
Mason City & Dubuque

A policy change at the Auditorium regarding local event tenants caused SYHA to explore new avenues for ice time. In the Summer of '81 an
inflatable Bubble was purchased and would be the new hone of SYHA hockey events. It was relocated from Jackson, Tennessee to Sioux
Sioux City where it was constructed and completed before the start of the new season.

This SYHA hockey season would start at the Bubble. An air filled dome that was always 20 degrees colder than outside, it was the only
indoor building that often carried a wind-chill factor!!!  This would be the home of SYHA & the Metros for only one season. A storm
the following summer would destroy the bubble.

After a third place showing at the State Tournament last season, the Metros return with only three seniors and finish the season with a
dismal 2-14 record. In just sixteen regular season games IHSHL Teams hang 116 goals on the Metros.

Metros Coaching Staff
Walt Johnson 
        Jerry Thompson     Marcus Rotramel        Wayne Johnson
Head Coach                   Assistant Coach            Trainer/Equipment                        Team Rep

Returning for his third season is Head Coach Walt Johnson. After a pair of back to back third place finished at the State
 Tournament-everyone knows this is a rebuilding year. Joining him this season as Assistant Coach is past IHSHL and USHL
 goaltender Jerry Thompson. Originally from Des Moines Jerry played for the Urbandale Jays. After  his senior season he
would split a pair of seasons playing for the Musketeers and then the Buccaneers. Marcus Rotrammel and
Wayne Johnson are both back this season.

High Scorers
Mark Adam             Brad Hanson              Bob Batcheller            Jeff Kentner            Billy Emerick   

 Senior Mark Adam would lead the team in scoring this season with seven goals and eight assists. Junior Brad Hanson found the net
six times as well as adding another eighth assists. Bobby Batcheller leads the team in goals ten red-lighters and four assists. Senior
 Defenseman Jeff Kentner has recorded three goals and seven assists and Junior Billy Emerick rounds out the top scorers with
 four goals and four assists. This are based on partial season information.

Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the Heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

Between the Pipes
Craig Patrick
will return this season as the senior goalie and prepare to take on the starter duties. Junior Brett Kieler is also
experienced in net, forming this season goaltenders duo. Junior Scott Smith will also see action this season as again as there is
a limited interleague schedule. The Jr. Musketeers don't fare so well this season and are severely outgunned by the remaining
eight teams in the league. The Metros hung a ton of goals on these two guys and conversely the offence could only muster
a pair of wins compared to 14 losses.

Craig Patrick                                                               Brett Kieler   
Metros 1979-82                                                                              Metros 1980-83
 
Returning veteran Craig Patrick would garner most of the starts this season. Seeing time in ten IHSHL games, he was in net for
both of the Metros victories; an OT winner over Mason City Mohawks and a one goal difference senior day thriller against the
Urbandale Jays. Once in net, staying warm was the least of his problems; facing an average of 43 shots per game there was little
time for a breather. He did compile a respectable save percentage of .832 considering it was usually raining puck for 45 minutes.

Junior goaltender Brett Kieler took on the rotational duties, but faced a similar fate. Playing in six games, he faced an equally
 daunting situation; facing 41 shots per game, their was minimal time to gather your thoughts before the next barrage of shots.
 Brett also earned a respectable save percentage of .821 but in both these cases, the offence just gave up to many shots.
 

Bobby Batcheller          Brian Swartzel    Ted O'Brien                Brett Kieler             Jeff Kentner              
         
Jr. Musketeers/Metros1979-83       Metros1981-84      Metros 1981-84                 Metros 1980-83    Jr. Musketeers/Metros1978-82
                       
 
Left:
Bob Batcheller, Brian Swartzel and Ted O'Brien  warm-up to play one of the many Des Moines Teams!!!
  Right: Brett Kieler in goal with Jeff Kentner (A) on Defense vs. Des Moines Public (Hoover-Roosevelt) 

Did You Know...That one season, the IHSHL had five separate teams from the Des Moines Area (Urbandale, Hoover-Roosevelt,
Ankeny, Dowling and Valley)

Bobby Batcheller                                                                  Craig Stoever 
 
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83                                                             Craig Stoever Metros 1980-83
 
Left: Bob Batcheller Metros vs. the Waterloo Columbus Sailors  Right: Forward Craig Stoever

        Brad Hanson                                            Jeff Kentner                  Mark Adam
                        Metros 1980-83                                              Jr. Musketeers/Metros 78-82   Jr. Musketeers/Metros 78-82
 
Left: Junior Brad Hanson scores in Des Moines Right: Senior Captains Jeff Kentner and Mark Adam offer-up the congratulations!!!

  Scott Smith                                                                    Craig Patrick  
            
Metros 1980-83                                                                        Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82
 
      Left: Scott Smith in goal vs. this team                                 Right: Craig Patrick vs. the Waterloo Public Warriors


Did You Know...
in the IHSHL Championship game, 3800 hockey fans filled McElroy Auditorium to see the Waterloo
Columbus Sailors edge the Waterloo Public Warriors 3-2

 

Practice at  "The Bubble"
This was the first and only season played in the actual Bubble. Completed the prior summer, this dome shaped building was held aloft by
 outside air. Four fans kept the building inflated, making it the only rink in the league with its own wind chill factor!!!
Fans watching the games would often go outside to warm-up!!!

Bob Batcheller      Brad Hanson          Jeff Kentner            Craig Patrick          Brett Kieler   Scott Smith
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 79-83            Metros 80-83         Jr. Musketeers/Metros 78-82        Jr. Musketeers/Metros 79-82            Metros 80-83          Metros 80-83       
 
Left: Jeff Kentner (#3), Bob Batcheller (black helmet) Brad Hanson and goaltender Brett Kieler  Right: Craig Patrick, Brett Kieler
and Scott Smith 
         
                                                                     
      Walt Johnson
                                                                          Craig Patrick           
Head Coach Jr. Musketeers/Metros 79-82                                           Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82     

 
Left: Head Coach Walt Johnson looks on as the Metros endure another freezing cold practice. Right:  Walt and Craig Patrick watch
as Craig hopes his turn in net is soon-it's best to keep moving when practicing at the bubble!!!

Did You Know...
Walt would go on to coach the Metros again in 1996 for four seasons, in those four seasons, he lead the Metros
to a pair of back-to-back State Championships and a runner-up finish his final year. 

  Walt Johnson            Bill Emerick     Rod Suggit                                     Jeff Kentner                                 
Head Coach 1979-82         Metros 1979-83      Metros 1981-83                                           Metros 1978-82                                       
   
Left: Walt Johnson, Bill Emerick & Rod Suggit all know, when practicing in the Bubble standing around doesn't help you keep warm.
 Right: Senior Captain Jeff Kentner

SYHA Awards Banquet
Marina Inn / South Sioux City / March 23rd, 1982

Jeff Kentner
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-82
 
Sandy (Inkster) Erich presents Senior Defenseman Jeff Kentner with SYHA's Pete Inkster Award. Jeff was a four season (78-82)
Jr. Musketeer/Metro player. One of three seniors on the team this season, As one of the Team captains, Jeff provided some much needed
leadership and guidance to a team full of young players.

The Pete Inkster Award is a Defensive-Defenseman honor and is named for past Musketeer player and Jr. Musketeer high school
team head coach. Pete played for the Musketeers a pair of season (72-74). After that he joined the SYHA coaching program in 1974
and the following season (75-76) he would coach the Jr. Musketeers to a second place finish in the first ever Iowa State High School
Hockey Tournament.

  Brad Hanson
Metros 1980-83
 
SYHA President Dave Maher presents (Junior) Metro player Brad Hanson the SYHA's highest honor; the Ted Neby Award.

This Award named for SYHA founding father, Ted Neby was first awarded in1976 and is still an active SYHA Award. It is presented
annually by the Board of Directors to any SYHA player who exhibits outstanding leadership and community spirit both on and off the ice.
 A player who is willing to give his/her skills to the improvement of both our hockey program and our community. 

Brad Hanson was a long time SYHA player and a three season (80-83) Metro player. What he lacked for in size he made up for in
speed and scoring prowess. A two-time Metros High Scorer and senior season Team Captain, Brad led smallest-high scoring line
in the league. His junior season he would receive SYHA's highest honor; the Ted Neby Award

Doug Richou     Bryan Swartzel    Craig Patrick            Wayne Johnson   Jerry Thompson   Walt Johnson    Mark Adam
Metros 1981-84   Metros 1981-84    Metros  79-82            Team Rep 80-82       Coach 81-82       Coach 79-82*   Metros 78-82

* Walt would go on to coach the Metros again 1996-2000 where the Metros would win back-to-back state championships      
Left: Head Coach Walt Johnson presents this season's Metros team Award winners; Doug Richou, (Most Improved), Bryan
Swartzel (Sportsmanship) and Craig Patrick (Most Valuable Player)
Right: Team Rep Wayne Johnson, Assistant Coach Jerry Thompson and Walt present Mark Adam with some much
deserved recognition as a team leader and mentor!!!

Mark Adam was one of the great team leaders his last few seasons as a Metro. He would log four seasons (78-82) as a Jr. Musketeers/
Metros player. His huge stature made him on the the big guys in the league and he played that way. Along the way, he became one of the
Metro's great team leaders, working with the new players, smoothing over player disputes and making not only the games, but the
practices fun & enjoyable. As a leader he personified what a team captain should be and as a player, he was a master of the crease
and slot. This guy could work an opposing goalie to near death and redirect & tip in shots that most players couldn't even see.
 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Mark Adam            Craig Patrick

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections
Mark Adam            Craig Patrick

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-7th / Hickman Ice Arena Des Moines, IA

Quarter-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-
3 OT
March 8th, 1982
Regular season basement dwellers Sioux City and Ames open the tournament with a chance to break into the winner's bracket.
The Metros jump out to a two goal lead on tallies from Mick Emerick and Bobby Batcheller. However, Ames would add another
goal in the second and two in the third. However, with just two minutes remaining in the game Brad Hanson's unassisted goal would
 give the Metros a new life as the end of regulation neared.  Brad Hanson would be the game's hero when five minutes into the eight
minute overtime he takes a beautiful pass from Bobby Batcheller sending the Metros to the second round.



Semi-Final Game
1-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-
13
March 9th, 1982
The Metros second game sees a significant jump in the competition's skill level. Meeting up with the regular season champs who
lost just one game all season and eventual State Tournament winners the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. Sioux City is severely
out-gunned and out of gas; and the Sailors have their way with the Metros hanging thirteen goals on the regular season's last
place team. Jeff Kentner was the lone Metros bright spot, robbing the Sailors goalie of another shut-out
.


Seventh Place Game
1-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-7
March 10th, 1982
It gets worse before it get better for the Metros. Meeting up with the Mason City Mohawks any hops of staying with the
regular season's sixth best team are quickly dashed. The first period is close with the Mohawks jumping to a one goal lead,
however, in the second they find the net five times before the Metros could muster and type of response. Again, Brad
Hanson
would find the net on a Bobby Batcheller assist, but it was too little too late as the Metros go down in flames
for a second day in a row.   

 

 

 
The Dubuque Devils join the IHSHL as the 10th team in the league. All teams will play an 18 game schedule with all teams playing
each other at home and on the road.

The Metros have 14 players returning this season, all who have seen a significant amount of ice time. However, they finish with a
disappointing 7-11 regular season record. They would grab a sixth place finish at the ten team state tournament.

May and July of '82 would deal a pair of devastating blows to the SYHA program. In May of that year the Iowa DOT discovered
"cracks" in the steel structure of the newly erected Veteran Memorial Bridge and was closed to traffic for the next two years. In
June a severe storm destroyed the Bubble, but left most of the other equipment in disarray but still in a salvageable condition. SYHA
was in a dilemma with no building and no way to get there.

Enter Ted and Mary Jo Carlson and the Nebraska Inn Keepers Association. The Carlson would make arrangements for the
land to be secured as well as a new lager sized metal building be constructed on the same site. The Siouxland Ice Arena Association
would transfer all equipment and supplies to Siouxland Youth Hockey Association. The new " Marina Inn Convention Center" 
was completed and ready for the start of the '83 hockey season.

This season would mark the first season of a Sioux City High School Junior Varsity program. It would first be coached by one
of the original high school players Bobby Sutherland (Jr. Musketeers Class '75).

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Dave LeGree
             Barry Head            Bobby Sutherland    Marcus Rotramel       Wayne Johnson
Head Coach                      Head Coach                        JV Head Coach            Trainer/Equipment                    Team Rep     

This season marks the arrival of new Metros Head Coaches; past Musketeer Dave LeGree and Barry Head. Joining the team
again is Bobby Sutherland who shares in varsity coaching but also the direction of the newly formed junior varsity program.
Marcus and Wayne both return again this season.

High Scorers
Brad Hanson           Bob Batcheller             Ted O'Brien            Bill  Emerick            Chap Cuthbert


Brad Hanson leads the way for the Metros this season with 10 goals and a team leading 16 assists. Bob Batcheller posts a team
leading 14 goals and 12 assists. Ted O'Brien posts eight goals on his way to 23 points. Bill Emerick and Chap Cuthbert both
score eight goals recording 18 and 17 regular season points. These figures are based on partial season information.

Heavy Hitters

We are still researching the heavy Hitter stats from this season. There is so little information from most of these early seasons that
complete information is hard to find. Should you run into any information that helps complete some of these stats please let us
know
. Even partial information can be expanded out for at least, season long estimations.

82-83 Between the Pipes
This season has everyone hoping for better success in the win/loss column. With a returning senior in Brett Kieler and a Finish
foreign exchange student Juha Seipajarvi make for the seasons starting duo. Unfortunately its another down year for the
Metros and they can only put together 7 wins compared to 11 losses. With an official IHSHL Junior Varsity program now in place Senior
Scott Smith takes on the starting duties and becomes Sioux City's first Junior Varsity goaltender.

 Juha Seipajarvie                                                             Brett Kieler       
Metros 1982-83                                                                              Metros 1980-83
 
Exchange Student Juha Seipajarvie joins the Metros for a single season. He would see time in eleven games this season and finish
with four wins and seven losses. He compiled a great .859 save percentage; giving up only 47 goals on 334 shots. He would also
receive one of three IHSHL Silver Glove Awards recording a league's second best Save Percentage.

Brett Kieler  would record seven starts this season, recording three wins and four losses. He shared a similar save percentage as
Juha; but his slightly lower .847 just kept him out of the running for the League's Silver Glove distinction finishing as the top five
goaltender in the league. With opponents launching nearly 35 shots a game at the net he did manage to save 36 of some
235 shots on goal.

Scott Smith
Metros 1980-83

81-82 or 82-83 ????

Did You Know...Newly introduced aluminum made sticks are approved for IHSHL play.


Brett Kieler                                                    Brad Hanson                  Bob Batcheller 
           
Metros 1980-83                                                                 Metros 1980-83           Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83       
 
Left: Senior Goaltender Brett Kieler  Right:  Seniors Brad Hanson and Bob Batcheller score again vs. Des Moines
Hoover-Roosevelt

Brett Kieler played three seasons (80-83) between the pipes for the Metros. His senior season he would split the starting duties and
see time in seven regular season games and post a 3-4 record. His save percentage of .847 would place him among the League's top
 five goaltenders.

 1-Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale-3
November 20th, 1982
Sioux City falls to the Des Moines Urbandale Jays in this penalty filled game. The game would stay deadlocked through the first period
 but the Jays would explode for three unanswered goals in the second. An early third period goal by Bobby Batcheller on a Steve
 Erps assist opened the door for a comeback but the Metros would stall out and fall to 0-2 in the IHSHL.
 
Sioux City Players get ready for the announcements of the starting line-ups and the start of the SC vs. Des Moines Urbandale
Jays game on November 20th, 1982. Note: the Old Milwaukee sign in the players bench.

 
Left: Getting ready for the opening face-off   Right: Metro players gather around the net prior to the start of the game. Some
players shown by number; (14) Steve Erps, (4) Kirk Swanson, (black helmet) Bob Batcheller, (5) Gene Logsdon
 

Gene Logsdon            Juha Seipajarvi                        Kirk Swanson            Mick Emerick
Metros 1980-83                  Metros 1982-83                                 Metros 1982-85                   Metros 82-85  
  
Left: Defenseman Gene Logsdon and goaltender Juha Seipajarvi turn aside a shot from Urbandale forward Shannon Post. Juah
was an exchange student from Helsinki, Finland  Right: Urbandale Jays forwards Doug Finch and Shannon Post look on as Kirk
Swanson
and Mick Emerick help Juha make another save.

Juha Seipajarvi logged a single season (82-83) for the Metros. He was a foreign exchange student from Finland. He split
the starting goalie duties and saw time in eleven Metro games where he went go 4-7 and recorded a .859 save percentage.
He would be awarded the league's Silver Glove Award as one of the top three goaltenders in the league.

10-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-2
January 22nd, 1983
Played in Waterloo at the McElroy Auditorium, this game was one for the night owl hockey fans. The puck dropped a little after
eleven PM and didn't end until three hours later. The Metros get a much need win against the Mason City Mohawks improving
their record to 3-8. Billy Emerick, Brad Hanson and Chap Cuthbert would all score a pair of goals while Mick Emerick, Bobby
Batcheller, Rob Casper and Kirk Swanson would grab a goals each. Despite the slow start the Metros would finish the season
strong  winning five of their seven remaining games.
 
Left: Ted O'Brien takes the draw as wingers Kirk Swanson and Mick Emerick wait for a extremely out of position referee to
drop the puck. Right: Billy Emerick (yellow helmet), Bob Batcheller (black helmet) and Don Kisela (white helmet) add another Metro
goal to the scoreboard.

  
Left: First year Head Coach Barry Head and injured Defenseman Gene Logsdon watch the action in Mason City. After four
seasons (73-77) as a Musketeer, Barry stayed in Sioux City and became active in the SYHA program coaching at the youth level
before taking over the High School Team for the 82-83 season.

       Kirk Swanson                                                     Bobby Batcheller            Chap Cuthbert
   
                 Metros 1982-85                                                           Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83           Metros 1980-84               
 
Left: Thee guys try to keep tabs on the forward Kirk Swanson  Right: Bob Batcheller (center) and Chap Cuthbert (winger)

Did You Know...Chap Cuthbert would be the only person to receive SYHA's Ted Neby Award two times.

 
Left: Don Kisela, Billy Emerick, Craig Stoever and Brian Swartzel leave the ice after a goal Right: The shortest 1st-line in the IHSHL
(Chap Cuthbert, Brad Hanson, Bob Batcheller) line up for a face off against the Mason City Mohawks.

8-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-4
January 23rd, 1983
The Metros continue their winning way in the win over the Dubuque Devils. Eight different Metro players score goals and
 Goaltender Brett Kieler stops twenty-four shots on goal. This continues the Metros strong season end push winning their second
game in a row and eventually the next four of six remaining games.

                         Brad Hanson                           Cuthbert       Batcheller       Hanson        Casper
                                      Metros 1980-83                              Metros 80-84      Metros 79-83      Metros 80-83     Metros 82-86
 
Left: Center Brad Hanson would record a pair of assists on goals by Bobby Batcheller and Chap Cuthbert

Right
: The "Short Line" scores again. Another "tip-in" by a guy who rarely left the slot back in the good-ol-days of marginal paint
 enforcement. Bobby Batcheller's goal with assists from Brad Hanson and Brian Swartzel, early in the second, ties the game at three
goals each. Minutes later Billy Emerick would secure the eventual game winner on assists from Steve Erps and another helper from
Brian Swartzel.  Defenseman Rob Casper would give the Metros a first period two-one lead.

Did You Know...Rob Casper would go on to play two seasons for the Musketeers (1986-88) and...bowl 17 perfect
games-and counting.

Brett Kieler              Don Kisela                                      Don Kisela           Steve Erps      
       
Metros 1980-83              Metros 1981-84                                           Metros 1981-84          Metros 1981-83             
 
Left: Goaltender Brett Kieler stops one of the Devils twenty-four scoring attempts as defenseman Don Kisela covers the
trailing winger. Right: Brett Kieler turns a Devils' shot away as Metros Don Kisela and Steve Erps help keep Dubuque
forwards at bay. Don would record assists on goals by Ted O'Brien and Mick Emerick while Steve Erps would grab a
goal of his own and assist on the Billy Emerick game winner.

Ted O'Brien       Steve Erps    Billy Emerick                                            Kirk Swanson                    
Metros 1981-84    Metros 1981-83   Metros 1979-83                                                          Metros 1982-85                         
 
Left: Ted O'Brien (top), Steve Erps (center) and Billy Emerick (#12) get the period started and by the game's completion
that line would record a goal each and a pair of assists.  Right: Kirk Swanson scores on this Dubuque turn-over and adds three
 more assists giving his a four point outing.


Carlson Event Center
South Sioux City, NE
Replacing the "Bubble" is the  newly constructed Carlson Event Center and is the new home this season for SYHA and Metros
hockey. Completed in just three months, this new, fully insulated metal building better housed all hockey functions from equipment
 operation to player amenities to spectator comfort.

Barry Head           Dave LeGree            Ben Hanson
Head Coach                   Head Coach                  Team Manager
 
Left: Head Coaches Barry Head (glasses) and Dave LeGree (back) and team treasurer Ben Hanson talk hockey on picture day
Right:
Wayne Blanche adjusts rubber matting leading from the locker rooms to the ice.  This would be the first season in the brand new
Carlson Event Center
. This metal building structure allowed you to drink your coffee before it froze into a solid block.

Barry Head       Bob Batcheller       Dave LeGree       Ben Hanson

Above: Coaches Barry, Dave and Team manager Ben Hanson discuss hockey, as a very "hairy" Bob Batcheller passes
by in the background.

Barry Head: After playing four seasons for the Musketeers (73-77) he would eventually return to Sioux City and became active
in the youth hockey program. In 1982 he would take over the Metros coaching duties for four seasons. Barry was a Musketeer
fan favorite and over the years collected 200 regular season points making him one of the top ten all time Musketeer scorers.
 He was an Alternate Captain during the 75-76 season and then the following season (76-77) Team Captain. On November
first, 1975, Barry would score seven points against the Central Wisconsin Flyers to tie a Musketeers record.
 

Dave Legree would start his first outing as a Metros coach for three seasons (1982-85). He would then become active in the
SYHA program where he would eventually become in charge of the SYHA Coach/Player Development Programs. Along the way
Dave would coached Sioux City teams to numerous Midwest League and other tournament championships. He would again pick
up the coaching reins in 2014 when he became the Metros head coach for second time.

Did You Know...Dave played three total USHL seasons, the last two were as a Musketeer (77-79). His first season as a Musketeer
he would lead the team to a Southern Division Championship and be selected the Musketeer Most Valuable Player. The following
season he was awarded the USHL Most Valuable Player. Dave had a last season in the IHL playing for the Milwaukee Admirals
before returning to Sioux City and the SYHA/Metros program

In 1990 Dave was inducted into the Musketeer Hall of Fame

 

               Marcus Rotrammel                                    Don Kisela                 Wayne Blanche
Jr. Musketeers/Metros Trainer/Equipment Manager 75-84                   Metros 1981-84              SYHA Coach 1972-1990   
Left: Equipment manager and trainer Marcus Rotrammel sharpens Don Kisela's skates at the Carlson Event Center. Right: Rink
Manager and long time SYHA coach & USHL referee Wayne Blanche joins the conversation.

Did You Know...Wayne followed his brother Rich to Sioux City in 1972 after he took the Head Coaching job with the newly formed
Sioux City Musketeers. Wayne would stay in Sioux City where he would become a staple in the SYHA program for over 20 years as well
as a youth, high school and USHL official.

Practice Time
Carlson Event Center (AKA: The Bubble)
  
Left: Coaches Barry Head (glasses), Dave LeGree and Assistant Coach Les Batog  Right: Coach Barry Head (Gray sweatshirt)

  
Left: Coach Bob Sutherland trying to show another Bob a work outside the crease??? Scott Smith in goal. Matt Anderson
(green vest) and Gene Logsdon (#3) look on. Right: Gene Logsdon & Craig Stoever face-off while wingers Bob Batcheller (black vest)
 and Troy Levich watch. That's a red-shirted goaltender Brett Kieler.

 
Left: Gene Logsdon, Don Kisela, Matt Anderson, Bob Sutherland and a couple of other Metros. Right: End of practice skate

  

 
Left: Shane Rol and Brett Kieler "hop" as the end of another practice nears. Right: Goaltender Scott Smith can't stop this 2 on 0
as Don Kisela and Doug Richou put the biscuit in the basket.

6-Metros vs. Ames Little Cyclones-3
February 18th, 1983
The Metros continue their winning ways and grab another pair of wins this weekend; a Friday night win over the Lil' Cyclones in
Ames and a Saturday victory  against the Mason City Mohawks in Sioux City. This road win over the Lil' Cyclones saw Bobby
Batcheller record a pair of red-lighters and a helper while Rob Casper, Brad Hanson, Kirk Swanson and Mick Emerick all
tallied single goals. 
 
Left: Players line-up and await the announcements of the game's starting line-ups Right: Defenseman Rob Casper scores as center
Mick Emerick looks on. Mick would also add a goal himself in the win over Ames.

Rob Casper: During his four seasons as a Metro, Rob would earn an All- State Tournament Team award both his Junior and
Senior seasons as well as be selected Team Captain his senior year.  He would also go on to play in the USHL for two
seasons (86-88) for the Musketeers.

 Ted O'Brien       Benny Johnson     Craig Stoever                  Don Kisela              Brad Hanson              
Metros 1981-84         Metros 19xx-xx          Metros 1980-83                     Metros 1981-84                Metros 1980-83                  
 
Left: Winger Ted O'Brien, Center Benny Johnson and and Craig Stoever (19) Right: Defenseman Don Kisela moves the puck
up ice while Brad Hanson looks for the breakout pass. Brad would score one of the Metros six goals in this evening's game

  Gene Logsdon                                                                            Ted O'Brien     
 
Metros 1980-83                                                                                               Metros 1981-84

 
Left: Senior Defenseman Gene Logsdon puts the watchful eye on the Ames forward. Gene would play three seasons for
the Metros and his senior season receive the Metros Most Improved Player Award.

Right:
Junior Ted O'Brien played three seasons for the Metros. The following season, Ted would be selected Team
Captain as well as the Metros Most Valuable Player. He would also earn an IHSHL All-State Team Award.

Sioux City Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones
Cyclone Area Community Center
 
Left: Coach Dave LeGree issues some last minute words of wisdom while the nets are set and the pre-game announcements readied.
Right: Alternate Captain Don Kisela talks things over with captain Bob Batcheller prior to the start of the final tournament game.

Bob Batcheller would log four seasons as a Jr. Musketeer/Metro player. Joining the team as one of two freshman he quickly earned a
starting spot with veterans Paul Kambach and Clayton Wiffen. He would finish his last two seasons as a Metros High Scorer,
team captain and the Metros Most Valuable Player. Bob would go on to join the USA Hockey Referee program and eventually
work 20 seasons in the USHL as well as working schedules at the youth, midget, high school & college club levels.

Mick Emerick                    Don Kisela                                                                                                     
Metros ??-??                              Metros ??-??                                                                                                
 
Left: Mick Emerick and Alternate Captain Don Kisela. Right: The Metros get ready for the start of one of the state tournament games.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 11th-13th 1983 / Cyclone Area Community Center Ames IA

  Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Public-4        4-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-5       
    ?-Metros vs. Ames-?       

   March 12th                                                       March 12th                                                     March 13th

Still an unofficial IHSHL event, the Junior Varsity State Tournament was an invitational tournament featuring selected teams
and players. Participating teams  were composed of mainly JV players but each team was allowed a selected amount of
varsity players. Held in  Ames, IA the previous three seasons, the two prior time this event was held in the Hilton Coliseum;
this season's  tournament is held in the new Ames Recreational Center. 

This season would be the first season that the IHSHL would play an official JV regular season. However, the JV tournament would
remain an invitational for two more seasons before becoming an official IHSHL event.
 
For some reason the junior varsity team wore this brown/orange/white colors scheme. Each jersey was sponsored by a different
area business. Teams were allowed to field only a pair of varsity players for this still experimental invitational tournament.
 Bobby Batcheller and Brad Hanson were the selected as the Sioux City varsity participants. 

 
 Sioux City would finish the tournament with a pair of losses on Saturday against Des Moines & Waterloo Public and a victory
over Ames on Sunday. Bobby Batcheller would record three goals on Saturday, Benny Johnson a pair of goals and
Craig Stoever and Mike Sturgeon each grabbing a red-lighter. 

 
Note the opposing Ames players wearing "Cooperalls" instead of the traditional hockey pants and socks. Manufactured by
the mainstream hockey equipment and stick manufacturer Cooper, these non traditional long paints incorporated full length
protection from the waist to the ankle. Popular in many hockey circles, mainly youth organizations this new style did makes
an impact on the hockey world during the early 80's when NHL teams from Hartford and Philadelphia made them apart of
their standard uniform for a pair of seasons.

Because the material was very slippery the pants posed an increased injury potential to the players was the main reason for
the short life of this new equipment. However, most  contribute the reason for the short-lived fad it was just too big a change
to the traditional hockey uniform and was not accepted by the players and fans alike.
 

1983 SYHA/Metros Year End Banquet
March 29th, 1983 / Marina Inn South Sioux City, NE
       Gene Logsdon                                                                Bob Batcheller           

                      Metros Most Improved Player                                          Metros Most Valuable Player                      
                                  
Metros 1980-83                                                                         Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83                       
 
Head Coaches Dave LeGree, Barry Head and Team Rep Wayne Johnson present Senior Gene Logsdon (Left) with the Metros
Most Improved Player Award and (Right) Senior Bob Batcheller with the Most Valuable Player Award.

Did You Know...This picture of Dave & me is one of my favorites. As a young hockey player, I watched Dave from the stands while he
 was a Musketeer goalie, later on he would become my high school coach and teach me invaluable tricks to scoring goals, bothering goalies
and how to have fun doing it. Dave was a great hockey mentor and would eventually become even a greater hockey friend.

Chap Cuthbert
 SYHA Ted Neby Award

Metros 1980-84
 
President Jan Swanson presents Junior Metro player Chap Cuthbert with the 1983 Ted Neby Award. Chap also received the
award in 1979 making him the only SYHA player to receive the award on two occasions.

This Award named for SYHA founding father, Ted Neby was first awarded in1976 and is still an active SYHA Award. It is presented
annually by the Board of Directors to any SYHA player who exhibits outstanding leadership and community spirit both on and off the
ice. A player who is willing to give his/her skills to the improvement of both our hockey program and our community. 

Metros Head Coach Dave LeGree
1982-86 / 2014-Present
Dave LeGree SC Musketeers 1977-80,  Musketeers HOF '90

Past Musketeers Dave LeGree and Barry Head would take over as the Metros coaching staff. Pictured here, Dave would coach
 four Metro seasons before taking up interest in the future of SYHA and its youth teams. Over the years, he would be in charge of  player
and coach development. Along the way Dave coached numerous SYHA teams to Midwest League and other tournament championships.
He would eventually again take over the Metros coaching duties in 2014 and four seasons later coach the Metros to Regular
Season & Tournament Championship as well as the USA Hockey National Championship.

'Tay Pinney     ID This Cheerleader     Suzann Johnson     Id This Cheerleader

 

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Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 3rd-6th / North Iowa Recreation Center Mason City, IA

Quarter-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-0
March 4th, 1983
Sioux City opens the tournament with some renewed vigor, having drastically improved upon last season's terrible record;
recording six additional victories and finishing the season winning five of the last seven games. Here the the Metros prepare
for the start of the opening round of the State Tournament in Ames.
 
Drawing the Dubuque Devils;  the Metros record their first tournament shut-out in two seasons when goaltender Juha Seipajarvi
 
stops all twenty Dubuque attempts. The Metros offence in is fifth-gear, getting a pair of goals from both Kirk Swanson and
Benny Johnson and single tallies from Bobby Batcheller and Steve Erps.

Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Waterloo Public Warriors-10
March 5th, 1983
Today's opponent is the dreaded Waterloo Public Warriors. Historically , the Warriors are one of the top teams n the
league and this season have easily captured the regular season title losing just a single game. The Metros stay with the
eventual State Champions for two periods, on first period goals from Mick Emerick and Ted O'Brien and a second
period red-lighter by Chap Cuthbert that kept the game tied at three goals each. However, the powerhouse from
 Waterloo was suddenly awakened; recording five goals on ten shots and advancing to the Championship game.


Consolation Game
1-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-3

March 6th, 1983

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Nine teams play a 16 game schedule this season. State Tournament is March 1st-4th in Waterloo
Hoover/Roosevelt changes their name to Des Moines Public. Valley and Dowling Merge. The league starts the season with eight teams.

Ames, Dubuque, Des Moines Public, Valley/Dowling & Urbandale, Mason City, Sioux City and Waterloo Public & Columbus.

They finished the season with only 3 wins and 13 losses - seven of which were by one goal. It could have been a different season had those
games gone the other way. Despite the losing season, the Metros would place five honorable mention players on the All-State team.

Metros JV finished their second season with a 10-4 regular season record and finished 4th at the JV State Tournament. They were
coached by former Jr. Musketeers/Metros Bobby Sutherland (Jr. Musketeers Class of '75) and Craig Stoever (Metros Class of '83)

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Dave LeGree
              Barry Head                  Steve Boyle         Marcus Rotramel          Dick Keith      
Head Coach                      Head Coach                        JV Head Coach            Trainer/Equipment                    Team Rep     

High Scorers
Kirk Swanson            Mick Emerick              Ted O'Brien           Doug Richou                Shane Rol      


Junior Kirk Swanson will lead the Metros this season with ten goals and a team leading 20 assists. Seniors Mick Emerick and
 Ted O'Brien will follow up with 15 and 11 goals both posting 11 assists.  Doug Richou would make the High Scorers list this season
as well as always a staple on the Heavy Hitters list. He would record three goals and nine assists. Shane Rol would close out the
scoring with a half dozen goals and assists for twelve  regular season points.
 

Heavy Hitters
  Rob Casper            Doug Richou            Chap Cuthbert          Mick Emerick          Benny Johnson

Rob Casper would pave the way this season for the Metros with 22 penalty minutes. Also a top scorer this season is Doug Richou
with 20 minutes. Chap Cuthbert will record  19 minutes. Another top scorer making both lists is Mick Emerick, and junior Benny
Johnson both recording 14 penalty minutes.

83-84 Between the Pipes
Goalies Nick Ridenour, Chris Engle and Mark Laurent prepare for another Metros season and again everyone has high hopes
as the only eleven year old program starts to gain experience and talent. Junior Mark Laurent grabs the starting position seeing time
in eleven games, Chris Engle sees time in four and Nick Ridenour in three games. Unfortunately is another bad year for the Metros and
they can only muster three wins all season.

 

1984 JV State Tournament
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Duane Erickson


 

Troy Levich (Captain)                                                                               Dave Holmes     
 
 

Mike Adam (Alternate Captain)                                                                       Rick Moore        
 

 

Mark Adam
Metros 1978-82

After high school Mark took over the evening management duties of the new Carlson Event Center. There are volumes and volumes of funny
stories that Mark was a part of, both on the giving and receiving end. He had a terrific sense of humor and loved being on either end of a
great joke or prank. Even after high school Mark continued to be everyone favorite Metro.

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Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 1st-4th / McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, IA

Quarter-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-2

March 2nd, 1984
 The leagues' two least efficient teams are set to do battle in this match-up to see who gets to take on the regular season champions.
 
The Metros would draw goals from Chap Cuthbert and a shorty from Ted O'Brien knotting the game at two goals each at
 the end of the second period. Ted O'Brien would grab another shorty, giving the Metros the lead for good.  Additional goals
from Rob Casper and Mick Emerick and goaltender Mark Laurent's nineteen saves put the game out of reach of the Devils. 


Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Public Black Knights-13
March 3rd, 1984

The Metros have nothing to loose in this game, clearly the underdog as they prepare to take on the league's regular season
champions who lost just a single game all season. Mick Emerick's tally keeps the Metros close, and after the first period the
Metros are still in the game-down by just two goals. However, in the second Sioux City can't find the net and are now facing
 a  four goal deficit after two periods. Third period Metro goals by Dirk Richou and Kirk Swanson are just score sheet
foot notes as the Knight pour in eight third period goals.


Seventh Place Game
7-Metros vs. Des Moines Valley-Dowling Maroons-8 OT

March 4th, 1984
Back for a third day, the Metros prepare to rescue the weekend as they take on the Valley-Dowling Maroons. After a defensive
first period and a single goal from Metros Troy Levich, the first period would end tied at a goal each. In a total reverse of the first
 period, Metros Doug Richou, Kirk Swanson, Troy Levich and Mick Emerick all score goals in the second while Des Moines
 retaliates with three of their own. 
The Metros would add another goal in the third on a Mick Emerick red-lighter but the Maroons would record two quick
goals, tieing the game at six goals apiece. With just under two minutes remaining, Doug Richou would put the Metros ahead
with what one might think could be the game winning goal. However, but just forty-eight seconds later Des Moines would
battle back again as the game ends tied after three periods. Just over five and a half minutes into the extra period, the
Maroons would beat goaltender Chris Engle for the final victory.  

 

 

 

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Dubuque leaves the league. Des Moines Public and Urbandale merge but continue to be called the Urbandale J-Hawks.
 The season starts off with seven teams playing a 12 game regular IHSHL season.

Ames,  Des Moines Public/Urbandale & Valley/Dowling , Mason City, Sioux City and Waterloo Public & Columbus.

 In addition to that twelve games schedule each team played in a pre-season & Christmas jamborees in addition to the State Tournament.
The Metros would renew some of the old Omaha vs. Sioux City rivalries playing teams from the Cornhusker state four times for a total of
26 games that season.

This season the Junior Varsity post season Tournament becomes an official IHSHL event following the same format as the
 traditional varsity tournament.

This marks the first season that an All-Star Game is played. It is held in the North Iowa Recreational Center in Mason City, IA.

The USHL requires each team to roster a "Taxi Squad". Metros Rob Casper, Bill Swartzel, Mark Schmith, Mick Emerick, Troy Levich,
Shane Rol, Tom O'Brien and Kirk Swanson are all invited to participate in the Musketeer Try-out Camp.

Metros Coaching Staff
Dave LeGree
             Barry Head               Billy Emerick         Billy Danderand          Dick Keith  
 
Head Coach                      Head Coach                      Assistant Coach             Trainer/Equipment                    Team Rep      

High Scorers

Heavy Hitters

84-85 Between the Pipes
 

Scott Patrick fr  3.51 gaaa seven wins
Marl Laruent sr

Chris Engle sr

 

Kirk Swanson

Kirk Swanson (Metros 1982-85) would go on to become the first of several SYHA/Metro players who advanced through the USA Hockey
Referee Development Program. First working youth, high school and eventually working at the USHL level. Kirk blazed the trail for other
teammates to follow in his footsteps like Bob Batcheller, Ricky Charteir, Paul Koskovich & Cody Clark

 


Head Coach Barry Head, ID This Player, Scott Patrick, Brian Burke and Mike Swartzel

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Mick Emerick            Hannes Koivu          Bryan Swartzel             Rob Casper  

Mick 20.18.38     Kirk Swanson  32 points   Rob 19.11.30

 Mike Swartzel             Brian Burke            Scott Patrick              Mark Laurent

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Mick Emerick    Hannes Koivu    Bryan Swartzel   
Mike Swartzel*     Brian Burke*     Scott Patrick*     Rob Casper*     Mark Laurent*
*Honorable Mention

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 1st-3rd / Hickman Arena Des Moines, IA
In what is the most unusual IHSHL Stet Tournament ever; it is determined that the team finishing in fifth place during the regular season will
 have to play and additional qualifying game. Also, a final four format is used this season after all teams complete their scheduled games on Friday
and Saturday. Should it work out that selected team could eventually play over six games should they make it to the finals. There was even a
ten minute mini game to break the tie for the remaining final four position. BTW...that lucky fifth place team was....the Sioux City Metros.

 Game 1
6
-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-9
March 1st, 1985
The Metros find themselves opening the tournament facing the regular season champions from Ames. The Metros manage to stay
close and after a second Mick Emerick goal midway through the second period pulled them to within one goal. However, the Metros
 would break-down as the final two minutes of the second period ticked away; giving up three goals to the Lil' Cyclones. A single
 goal by Kirk Swanson in the third wouldn't be enough to get the Metros back in the game and they open with a disappointing loss.

 Game 2
4
-Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale Jays-6
March 1st, 1985
Later that afternoon the Metros prepare to take-on Des Moines Urbandale. The Metros would see Mick Emerick, Brian Burke,
Kirk Swanson
and Mark Schmith all light the lamp but it wasn't enough to outlast the Jays who found the net six times on
 forty-three shots on goal compared to Sioux City's twenty-four attenpts.

 Game 3
3
-Metros vs. Waterloo Public Warriors-8
March 2nd, 1985
Saturday's opposition doesn't get any easier, nor does the day get shorter for the Metros. Staring the day out against one of the
league's best teams the Metros face some must win situations. The Metros would get goals from Brain Burke, Mark Laurent and
 Rob Casper the Metros held a two goal lead on the favorites. However, halfway through the second, disaster struck and the
Warriors exploded for five goals - three of them coning in twenty-seven seconds.

 Game 4
4
-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus Sailors-3
March 2nd, 1985
Saturday's second offering is the other team from Waterloo. Usually a league championship contender, the Sailors have a down
season and offer up a perfect chance for the Metros to get back in the final four hunt. Brad Kieler, Hannus Koivu and
 Mike Scott all recorded goals and goaltender Scott Patrick stopped forty-one Columbus attempts. However, the game
 stayed deadlocked until with just under four minutes remaining Mick Emerick sealed the deal for the Metros.

 Game 5
Mini-game

1
-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-0
March 2nd, 1985
Despite their losses, the Metros still have a chance to advance to the final four when they end up tied with Mason City. A ten Minute mini-game
 will serve as the tie breaker. Sioux City beats the Mohawks and advances to the tournament's final four when Rob Casper scores the Metros
game winner on an assist from Mick Emerick. Goaltender Scott Patrick, playing his fifth game in two days stops all six Mohawk attempts.


Semi-Final Game
1-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-8

March 2nd, 1985
The Metros and Warriors meet again for the second time in two days as they hope to foil one of the best teams in the League.
The Metros keep the game close on a goal from Mick Emerick keeping them within one of the Warriors. However, after that it's
all Waterloo as they add three goals in the second and three more in the third as the Metros fall to the eventual State Champions.

Consolation Game
3-Metros vs. Urbandale J-Hawks-6

March 3rd, 1985
For the second game in a row, the Metros end the first period trailing two-one on a red-lighter by Troy Levich and twenty saves
from goaltender Scott Patrick. Kirk Swanson ties the game momentarily but four minutes later the Jays add one of their three tallies
 before the period ends. The Metros put twenty-one shots on goal but come away with just the one.  The teams trade goals in the
 third but Mark Schmith's third period goal isn't enough for the Metros and they fall to the Jays and a fourth place tournament finish.

 

Junior Varsity Tournament
This season marks the first time that the Junior Varsity Tournament becomes an official league event. It follows the similar formant each season
as the Varsity Tournament. Prior to this season the event was an end of the season invitational tournament.

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 9th &10th / Community Ice Center Ames, IA

In the first official IHSHL JV State Tournaments the Metros start out with a win over Des Moines Urbandale. Troy Levich scores four
times, Duane Erickson three and Ricky Moore collects four assists in this lopsided win over the Jays. The Metros second game is
another offensive duel; Troy Levich grabs a second Hat Trick of the day and Mark Post, Chad McCormick and Brian Burke all
record single tallies.


Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                        
Championship Game
    8-Metros vs. DM Urbandale-2          6-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-6 Tie   
1-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-4

  March 9th, 1985                                            March 9th, 1985                                      March 2nd, 1996
 

 

 

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After a season in the Bubble and three more at the Marina Inn Convention Center, SYHA  returns to the Auditorium for all it schedule practice
and game times. The league starts the season with seven teams and plays an 18 game schedule.

Ames,  Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo Columbus, Waterloo Warriors, Des Moines Valley/Dowling & Public/Urbandale

The Varsity finished at .500 with a 9-9 record. Rob Casper leads the Metros in scoring with 14 goals and 4 assists and Brian
Burke also finishes with18 points. Rob also leads the team with 47 penalty minutes.

Goaltender Scott Patrick finishes third for the League's top goaltender award, Silver Glove, finishing with a .894 save percentage.

They finish in fifth place at the State Tournament.

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Dave LeGree
             Barry Head               Mick Emerick         Billy Danderand          Dick Keith  
 
Head Coach                      Head Coach                      Assistant Coach             Trainer/Equipment                    Team Rep      

Junior Varsity Coaching Staff
Head Coach Bob Sutherland & Craig Stoever
 

High Scorers
Rob Casper             Brian Burke            Steve Nichol           Chris Swanson           Mark Graber

Rob Casper and Brian Burke would lead the way in scoring for the Metros both with 18 points, Rob with a team leading 14 goals
and Brian with a dozen. Steve Nichol would finish with seven goals and nine assists for 16 points. Chris Swanson would lead the team in
assists with 11 added to five goals. Mark Graber would round out the top five with seven goals and 14 points. Remember this is only an
 18 game schedule.


Heavy Hitters
Rob Casper           Chad McCormick         Mark Schmith          Steve Nichol             Brian Burke      

Leading scorer Rob Casper would also top the heavy hitters list with 47 penalty minutes. Chad McCormick finished with 24 minutes.
Mark Schmith just behind him with 20 minutes. Also leading scorers, Steve Nichol and Brian Burke finished with 18 & 12 minutes.
 

85-86 Between the Pipes
The Metros start the season with their hopes of turning the program around a pair of sophomores; Scott Patrick and Jeff Rowland
form this seasons goaltenders duo. Freshman Jeremy Lund will also see some time playing junior varsity. Scott and Jeff post a
combined record of 9-9 and a third place regular season finish. Scott would receive one of three IHSHL Silver Gloves Awards
with a third best save percentage of .894
 

 

Rob Casper   Steve Nichol   Mike Swartzel
Metros Rob Casper, Steve Nichol and Mike Swartzel are the first Metros selected as IHSHL All-Star players. The 1985-86 season
 marked the first IHSHL All-Star game held at the North Iowa Recreation Center in Mason City, IA. This first ever event was held in
conjunction with the USHL All-Star game played at the same location

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
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         Rob Casper             Steve Nichol             Mike Swartzel           


Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team Selections
Todd Coyle            Chris Swanson             Cyle Claflin            Mike Swartzel           Scott Patrick


 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 27th-March 1st / Cyclone Community Center Ames, IA
The Metros finishes the eighteen games season at .500 and in third place overall. Ames is the run-away regular season champions; losing
 just a single contest all season. They draw Des Moines Valley-Dowling who finished the season three wins behind the Metros.

Quarter-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Des Moines Valley-Dowling
Maroons-4
February 28th, 1986
The Metros would offer up the first up-set of the weekend as they fall to Des Moines Valley-Dowling. They would pepper goalie
Scott Patrick with thirty-six shots and limit the Metros to just twenty-seven.

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus-2

March 1st, 1986
The Metros are next  paired-up with the Waterloo Columbus Sailors. Usually one of the top teams in the league the Columbus program
 has experienced some lean seasons and this one found the Sailors finishing the regular season with just two victories. Looking to get
in the win column, the Metros grab first period goals from Mike Swartzel and Rob Casper, but the Sailors battle back each time with
goals in the first and second periods. However, it's all Sioux City in the third; Duane Erickson would get the game winner with just
over five minutes remaining and Brian Burke would secure the game on an empty-netter.

Fifth Place Game
7-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-3

March 2nd, 1986
The Metros take on a very evenly matched Team from Mason City who finished just a single win behind the Metros during the regular
season. Chris Swanson's goal in the first would keep the game knotted at one each after the first period. However, he wasn't finished Chris
 would grab two more consecutive goals; his Hat Trick giving the Metros a lead they never lost. Chad McCormick, Tom O'Brien,
Todd Coyle
and Mark Graber would all add Metro tallies.

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 7th-9th / County Fair Grounds Mason City, IA
  

         Quarter-Final Game                              Semi-Final Game                        Championship Game 
    3-Metros vs. Ames Lil Cyclones-2          1-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-6       2-Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale-6

      March 7th, 1986                                                March 8th, 1986                                       March 9th, 1986

 

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Cyle Claflin       Mike Swartzel      Todd Coyle     Chris Swanson

 



The League remains at seven teams and and they still play an 18 game schedule. They finish the season 9-7-2

Ames,  Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo Columbus, Waterloo Warriors, Des Moines Public/Urbandale &Valley/Dowling 

The State Tournament is held March 6th-8th in Sioux City, IA
The Metros would defeat Valley-Dowling in the first round, Fall short to eventual tournament Champs the Mason City Mohawks and
secure a third place finish with a win over the Waterloo Public Warriors

 This season sets the table for a Sioux City dominance of the high school league that would last some 17 seasons. The season's
unassuming third place finish at the State Tournament was the very beginning of a IHSHL dynasty.


Sioux City would receive the IHSHL Sportsmanship Trophy and Metros goaltender Scott Patrick, who only allowed five goals in
three games, would receive the IHSHL Tournament's Most Valuable Player Award. He would also again receive his second
Silver Glove Award,  this time as the second best goalie in the league.

JV State Tournament held in Waterloo, IA March 14th & 15.
The Metros would finish in second place after a loss to the Mason City Mohawks

Metros Coaching Staff
 Jim Coyle
                Mark Adam          Billy Danderand        Larry
Swartzel  
Head Coach                    Assistant Coach               Trainer/Equipment                   Team Rep      
 

High Scorers
Kelly Goosman        Chris Swanson             Mark Graber            Brian Burke               Todd Coyle    

Leading scorer Kelly Goosman and Chris Swanson would lead the Metros with 16 points. Kelly's 13 goals and Chris' 14 assists both
team highs. Mark Graber and Brain Burke would both record 15 points with Mark scoring four goals and Brian seven. Todd Coyle
would round out the top five scorers with five goals and 9 assists.

 


Heavy Hitters
Brain Reynolds      Chad McCormick        Duane Erickson         Todd Coyle            Mark Graber     
 

Brian Reynolds' 24 penalty minutes was tops for the Metros this season. Chad McCormick was a distant 18 minutes and Duane Erickson
a minor behind with16 minutes. Top five scorers Todd Coyle would record a dozen minutes in the box and Mark Graber ten minutes.

86-87 Between the Pipes
Sioux City's fifteen year old high school hockey program is about to become of age this season but nobody really notices.
Scott Patrick and Jeff Rowland are the experienced tenders and the obvious choice for this season. However, but youngster
 Jeremy Lund has also put his skills on display. Together they post a 9-7-2 record good enough for a fourth place regular
season finish. The Metros fall in the semi-finals but bounce back in the consolation game for a third place tournament showing.
 

Scott Patrick
This season Scott Patrick receives his first All-Star Game selection, his second IHSHL Silver Glove Award and the State
 Tournament Most Valuable Player Award; most importantly...the Metros are on their way to  fourteen seasons of IHSHL dominance.
 
Metros lead the league in fewest goals allowing just 46 red-lighters in eighteen games. 2.55 GAA regular season

Junior Scott Patrick would would shine during the State Tournament; sharing the goaltending duties during the regular season he
and two other tenders backstopped their way to a fourth place finish during the regular season. However, a pair of tournament wins
secured his fate as the State Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Did You Know...Goaltender Scott Patrick would finish in second place as the leagues Silver Glove recipient with a save percentage of .904

Scott Patrick
Scott Patrick becomes the first IHSHL player to be selected as the State Tournament's Most Valuable Player not playing in the Championship game.
He currently is still the only Iowa High School and Midwest League player to hold this MVP distinction.

Brian Reynolds    Duane Erickson
Brian Reynolds and Duane Erickson become the first two SYHA players to go "Completely Through" the Siouxland Youth Hockey program.
Both players enter the program during the 1974-75 season as some of the first ever 5 Year-old players allowed. Brian and Duane would play
three seasons (84-87) for the Metros
 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Steve Nichol           Mike Swartzel         Scott Patrick


Iowa High School Hockey League All-League Team Selections
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Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, IA
This season's twelfth annual State Tournament is held in Sioux City at the historic Auditorium. This will be an eleven games tournament
set over three days in March. Finishing the the season with a 9-7-2 record, the fourth seeded Metros look to use the familiar ice surface
to their advantage as they open against the fifth seeded Des Moines Valley-Dowling.

Quarter-Final Game
1-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-
0
March 6th, 1987
The Metros open the tournament taking on the Des Moines Valley-Dowling. The Knights finish the season with a 8-9-1 record,
 just a single win behind the Metros. Metros Chris Swanson would record the first goal and eventual game winner beating the
 Des Moines goaltender with one second remaining in the first period. A two period defensive battle would insue that saw both
 goalies stay perfect. Sioux City would launch a total of thirty-eight shots on goals and Metros goalie Scott Patrick was perfect
stopping all eighteen Valley-Dowling attempts.

Semi-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Mason City-3

March 7th, 1987
The competition stiffen during this second round as the Metros are matched-up against the regular season champions the Mason
City Mohawks. The Metros keep the score close but they are no match for the eventual State Champions. The Mohawks defense
 was just too much for the Metros who managed twenty-three shots on goal but could not capitalize on any of them. Scott Patrick
faced a bevy of shots stopping 30 of thirty-three shots on goal.

Consolation Game
3-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-2
2OT
March 8th, 1987
The Metros enter the consolation round against the regular season runners-up and heavily favored Waterloo Warriors. Kelly Goosman
 and Brian Burke would tally for the Metros before regulation time expired. However, in what was a wild finish, Metros Steve Nichol
would score the game winner just over five minutes into the second overtime to capture the third place State Tournament honors.

Sioux City is the least penalized team during the tournament and receives the League's Sportsmanship Trophy. Metros  goaltender
Scott Patrick
, who allows just five goals in three games, is selected as the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 13th-15th / McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, IA
  

         Quarter-Final Game                              Semi-Final Game                        Championship Game 
    3-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-3 Tie          4-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-3       1-Metros vs. Mason City-4

      March 13th, 1987                                                March 14th, 1987                                          March 15th, 1987

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better

Cyle Claflin     Jeremy Lund      Mike Swartzel      Todd Coyle     Chris Swanson

 



The league remains at seven teams and they still play an 18 game schedule in a single division. Omaha, Dubuque and Sioux Falls are
solicited to field IHSHL teams in the upcoming seasons.


Ames,  Mason City, Sioux City, Waterloo Columbus, Waterloo Warriors & Des Moines Valley/Dowling & Urbandale

The Sioux City varsity grabs second place in the league with a 13-4-1 record. Todd Coyle and Ross Van Rooyan lead the Metros in
scoring with 32 and 30 points respectively. Four players play in the All-Star Game and three players are selected to the All-League Team.
Scott Patrick would receive his third Silver Glove Award as the League's top goaltender.

The Metros would fall short in the tournament championship game. However, the program was starting to come together and a
respect around the league for Sioux City Hockey was starting to build.

At the time nobody really notices, but an IHSHL high school dynasty is building, as the final two season of the 80's wind down!!!

Metros Coaching Staff
 Jim Coyle
                Mark Adam          Billy Danderand        Larry
Swartzel  
Head Coach                    Assistant Coach               Trainer/Equipment                   Team Rep      
 

 

High Scorers
Todd Coyle           Ross Van Rooyan          Shane Keith            Chris Swanson          Brain Burke    


Todd Coyle would return to the top scorers list with 13 goals and a team high 19 assists for 32 points. Ross Van Rooyan would lead
the team with 14 assists for 30 points. Shane Keith would record 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points. Chris Swanson makes another
return to the top scorers with 10 goals and 14 assists as does Brain Burke with 10goals and 10 assists.

Both Todd Coyle and Ross VanRooyan are IHSHL top ten scorers.

Heavy Hitters 
            
Mark Post           Ross Van Rooyan        Dirk Richou                    Bert Post               Brain Burke        
       

Mark Post would spend the most time in the box this season with 31 minutes. Second leading scorer Ross Van Rooyan and
Dirk Richou tied for second with 26 minutes. Bert Post makes the first of several season on the penalty minutes list with 20 and
top five scorer Brian Burke with 12 minutes.

87-88 Between the Pipes
The lean goaltender years are now behind the Metros; they are loaded with experienced tenders in place and perfectly timed
younger goalies. Again, senior Scott Patrick and now junior Jeremy Lund take on the varsity net minding duties. Together they
will post a 13-4-1 record  placing them below the regular season champs. This duo would lead the Metros to their first championship
game in ten seasons but fall short of a win, this time. Upcoming goalie Jeff Brogan would play a full junior varsity schedule.

Scott Patrick
Metros 1984-88
 
Metros lead the league in fewest goals allowing just 48 red-lighters in eighteen games.  2.65 GAA regular season.  399 total saves
13-4-1 Played in all games this season
Scott Patrick receives his third IHSHL Silver Glove Award with a league leading .895 save percentage.

Jeremy Lund                                                               Jeff Brogan   
Metros 1985-89                                                                             Metros 1987-91
 


1987-88 Burt, Sarah, Bob & Mark Post

Taken during the 1987-88 Metros season at the Sioux City Auditorium. This is Mark's Senior season and Burt's sophomore season.
The Mark would finish this season as the IHSHL State Champion runner-up, Burt would be the runner-up again two seasons later.

Bob and Sarah were huge supporters of SYHA and both very instrumental in the successful start of SYHA. They would
both be eventual board members, serve in various officer positions and provide some tremendous foresight into our
eventual successful youth hockey program. Bob's leadership in coaching development, selection and placement would
start to reap the benefits this season, as the Sioux City Metros would spend the next 15 seasons as one of the IHSHL's
most dominate and successful High School teams!!!

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Todd Coyle            Scott Patrick           Chris Swanson             Brian Burke             Dirk Richou
 


Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Todd Coyle          Scott Patrick         Chris Swanson           Brian Burke           Dirk Richou
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Todd Coyle           Chris Swanson            Scott Patrick
 

Did You Know...Having secured second and third place Silver Glove awards the prior two season, Scott would finish this season as the
league's top goaltender with a save percentage of .895

Did You Know...Goaltender Scott Patrick played in three consecutive IHSHL All-Star Games as well as being selected to the IHSHL All-State
Team three times.

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-6th / North Iowa Recreation Center Mason City, IA
The Metros finish second during the regular season with thirteen wins, four losses and a tie, five points behind nearly undefeated
 Waterloo Columbus who has a bye in the opening round.  The Metros will start out the tournament with the last place Des
Moines Urbandale Jay who managed just three wins all season.

Quarter-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale-3

March 4th, 1988
Metros sophomore and league's sixth highest scorer Ross VanRooyan would take charge in this opener; scoring the lone goal
 in the first, adding two more the second just a minute apart and capping a four goal night with an empty netter in the third.
 Mark Post and Brett Austin would also light the lamp for the Metros as they cruise to a first round victory.

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-2

March 5th, 1988
Meeting up with the always competitive Waterloo Warriors this one looks to be a better game on paper. Finishing just a win
 behind the Metros both teams are very evenly matched. However, it's Sioux City with the jump in their step as they score
 three first period goals from Chris Swanson, Mark Graber and Brett Austin. Waterloo battles back in the second period
 narrowing the lead to just a goal. The Metros manage only seven shots on goal but it's Mark Graber who's shot gets
 past the Waterloo net minder for the win.

Championship Game
1-Metros vs.
Des Moines Valley-Dowling-4
March 6th, 1988
The Metros enter the championship against the league's fourth place finisher. However, the opponents are fresh off a
 quarter-final win over the defending State Champions Mason City and a  semi-final upset of the League's top team and
tournament favorite Waterloo Columbus. Capitalizing on their winning Momentum this one is all Des Moines. They would
record a goal in the first, two in the second and trade goals in the third for their first ever State Championship title.
Ross VanRooyan  would score the Metros goal and Scott Patrick stop twenty-three attempts.
 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 12-13th / Community Ice Center Ames, IA

The Metros would fall in JV Tournament play to the Des Moines Valley-Dowling Tigers in the championship game.
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Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Championship Game
   
?-Metros vs. Need Team-?          4-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-2       1-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-4
OT
  March 12th, 1988                                            March 12th, 1988                                      March 13th, 1988

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information

 


The Dubuque Devils rejoin the IHSHL bringing the team total to eight teams. They will be divided in to an East & West divisions and
play a 20 game schedule. The Metros complete the season with an 11-9-0 record

East; Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Columbus Sailors & Waterloo Public Warriors
West;   Ames Little Cyclones, Sioux City Metros,  Des Moines Urbandale Valley/Dowling.

The Metros fifth place regular season finish and sixth place finish at State was a surprise for last season's second place tournament runners-up.

 Former Musketeer and now Metros Head Coach Dave Davies would bring his style of play to the high
school program this season, as a dynasty was in the making.

IHSHL State Tournament March 3rd-5th in Des Moines / JV State Tournament March 10th-12th in Ames, IA

The Scotty Culbertson Award is presented for the first time this season to Metro player Ryan Larscheid.

Technology Note...In a unanimous vote, the SYHA Board approved the funds to purchase an new adding machine for the Treasurer.

Metros Coaching Staff
 Dave Davies
               Brian Davies             Mark Adam
          Dick Augustine      
    
Head Coach                     Assistant Coach              JV/Assistant Coach                   Team Rep           
 
   
Dave Davies
takes over the Metros head Coaching duties this season. Having been a log serving SYHA coach
since the early eighties when he first started put with the Squirts coaching his son Daniel. No stranger to the game,
he played Minor and Major hockey in Toronto before playing four season for the St. Louis Billicans. He moved
to Sioux City and played four seasons for the Musketeers. Over that time Dave racked-up a Musketeer all-time
record of 235 total games played and he remains the team's All-Time Leading Scorer in both assists and total
points and is second among all goal scorers.

Brian Davies joins the Metros for a season assisting his brother with the varsity squad He to is a veteran of
the USHL senior league playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Green Bay Bobcats.  Mark Adam remains
on an assistant varsity and a head junior varsity coach. Mark will facilitate the transition of the new head coach this
 season. This will be his third year as an assistant coach for the Metros. Prior to that Mark was also a SYHA coach
 and played for the Metros for four seasons.


High Scorers

Shane Keith         Ross Van Rooyan        Tracy Brunken         Dale Frerichs          Brian Augustine

While just a pair of games are added to the regular season, the Metros start to see a huge increase on offense. Shane Keith will lead
the way with 40 points including a team leading 28 goals. Again in the top five is Ross Van Rooyan with 14 goals and 12 assists.
Tracy Brunken would record six goals and 12 assists. Dale Frerichs, Brian Augustine and Chris Sorum would all three record 15
regular season points. 


Heavy Hitters 
      
Dirk Richou                 Bert Post             Chad Allen              Ross Van Rooyan        Burke Lake       

Both top five penalty leader last season; Dirk Richou leads the way with 55 minutes and Bert Post a single minute behind with 54.
Chad Allen makes the list for the first time with 50 minutes in the box. Second leading scorer Ross Van Rooyan finishes with 36 minutes
and Burk lake rounds out the list with 26 penalty minutes

88-89 Between the Pipes
The Metros start another season with experience in the crease, senior Jeremy Lund and sophomore Jeff Brogan share the
goaltending duties. Jeremy will garner the starting position seeing time in seventeen games recording an 8-7 record. The second
year goalie would also see more varsity time and post a 3-0 record. 

Jeremy Lund                                                                     Jeff Brogan
 Metros 1985-89                                                                                      Metros 1987-91
 
Jeremy SR

Jeff SO

IHSHL Awards and Honors
              Shane Keith         Ross Van Rooyan           Dirk Richou             Jeremy Lund          Brian Augustine               
 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Shane Keith         Ross Van Rooyan        Dirk Richou        Jeremy Lund 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Shane Keith           Dirk Richou       Jeremy Lund*    Brian Augustine*
*Honorable Mention

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 3rd-5th / Metro Ice Sports Center Des Moines, IA
Sioux City would enter the tournament as the fourth seeded team posting a record of eleven wins and nine losses. They are
looking  for a chance to redeem themselves last seasons loss in the championship game.  The regular season champion
Des Moines Urbandale Valley-Dowling record a rare perfect season, winning twenty games.

Quarter-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-4

March 3rd, 1989
The Metros match-up with  Mason City. Both teams posted eleven wins but the Mohawks would finish a point ahead
of the Metros. The game started out in a flurry with both teams grabbing a pair of goals each. Metros Ross VanRooyan
and Bert Post would  strike first but the Mohawks would keep the game even after the first. However an explosive
second period saw the Metros get red-lighters from Burke Lake, T.J. Reinsch, Damon Keith and Brett Austin.
Mason City would mount a comeback, recording two goals in the third, but never really posing a serious threat in
 this opening round game.


Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. DM  Urbandale Valley-Dowling-5

March 4th, 1989
Saturday's game offers another chance for the Metros to ruin the Tigers perfect season. However, Des Moines gets the jump
on  the Metros scoring three goals in the first nine minutes of the game before T.J. Reinsch can get the Metros on the board.
The second period would settle down with Des Moines scoring the only goal. Sioux City would start a comeback on a second
 T.J Reinsch goal but Des Moines would counter with one of their own. A Chris Sorum goal would start a possible
rally but fizzle as time ran out.


Consolation Game
2-Metros vs. Waterloo Columbus-3

March 5th, 1989
The Metros next foe are the evenly matched Waterloo Columbus Sailors who also ended the season with eleven wins. The
Metros would strike first when Brett Austin got them on the board in just less than two minutes. Waterloo would counter in
the second with the periods only goal. Again just over a minute gone in the third, Tracy Brunken would tie the game.
 However, a late third period tally would give the Sailors the victory. The Metros launched thirty-three shots on goals and
Metros goalie Jeremy Lund stopped twenty-three of the twenty-five Waterloo attempts.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 10trh-11th / Community Ice Center Ames, IA


Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Championship Game

   
0-Metros vs. DM Capitols-3          1-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-6       1-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-4

  February 29th, 1996                                            March 1st, 1996                                      March 2nd, 1996

 

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information

 



 The Omaha Jr. Lancers join the league to make nine teams in the league. It is divided into an East and West division. For some reason the
 east plays a 20 games schedule and the west a 22 game schedule. Varsity State Tournament held March 2nd-4th in Waterloo, IA

East; Ames Little Cyclones, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Columbus Sailors & Waterloo Public Warriors
West;  Sioux City Metros, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Urbandale Jays, & Des Moines Valley/Dowling.

The Metros finish the season in second place in the west with a 14-6-2 record. Brett Austin and T.J. Reinsch lead the way in scoring with
38 points. Tracey Brunken spends 69 minutes in the box. They would place four players in the All-Star game, four on the All-State team and
four players in the Chicago Showcase.

Another trip to the State Tournament Championship game and another second place finish. On paper, this team should have won!!!
However, they would return with almost the identical team the following season with different results.


IHSHL State Tournament March 2nd-4th in Waterloo, IA 


Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament in Sioux City. March 9th-11th
in Sioux City IA


The 90's would begin a run of Sioux City's dominance in the IHSHL & MHSHL hockey leagues.

Starting in 88 & 90 with Championship runner-up trophies. The Metros return in both 1991 & 1992 with Championship wins. After a
Runner-up finish in 93, they again would win Champion status in 94. The Metro would go on to win two more championships in 98 & 99
and close-out the decade with a runner-up finish in 2000. They would again win the Championship in 2003.

The 1990's made for a Sioux City Championship streak that is by far tops in the IHSHL & MHSHL leagues. During those eleven seasons the
Metros captured 2 Regular Season Championships and appeared in the State Championship game 8 times, winning the title five times.

Metros Coaching Staff
 Dave Davies
               Mark Adam             Tom
Basarich          Dick Augustine      
Head Coach                  JV/Assistant Coach            JV/Assistant Coach                   Team Rep           
 
 

High Scorers
Brett Austin              T.J. Reinsch             Chris Sorum            Jesse Monell              Matt Lester  


Metros offensive numbers remain in the rise with twelve Metros scoring double-digit points. Brett Austin would record a team
leading twenty-five goals and T.J. Reinsch a goal behind him, both would finish the season with thirty-eight points and both would
finish among the top eleven scorers in the league. Chris Sorum starts to become a regular on the list with fourteen goals and
twenty-assists, as does Jesse Monell with both a dozen red-lighters and helpers. Matt Lester closes the top five with
twenty-one regular season points.


Heavy Hitters
Tracy Brunken            Brett Austin               Jesse Monell            T.J. Reinsch                Mark Post        

Tracey Brunken leads the way with 69 penalty minutes and leading scorer Brett Austin is just a single minute behind with 68.
Top five scorers; Jesse Monell records an hour in the box and T.J. Reinsch sits for 42 minutes. Always a familiar last name on this
list, is big brother Mark Post with 32 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Eric Ruble...14-7-12   Todd Brinkerhoff...5-8-13   Terry Reeves...8-4-12   Marc Summers...8-4-12   Jason Baker...4-7-11  

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Cory Roberts...
71   Marcus Andre...42   Guy Wayman...26   Jason Baker...25   Tim McCormick...14
 

89-90 Between the Pipes
With two seasons experience under his belt junior Jeff Brogan will take over the starting duties while, sophomore Jesse Basarich
waits in the wings. The guys post a 14-6-2 overall record a second place finish in the west and a fourth place finish overall. They
would lead the Metros to the championship game again but fall a pair of goals short to the Waterloo Public.  New arrival to the
Metros goaltending corps is Travis Stickles who see most of the junior varsity time posting an 8-4-2 record. Jesse and Jeff
would add three wins and three losses to those final junior varsity season record.
 

Jeff would record ten wins, three losses and a tie in fourteen games this season. .869 save percentage allowed 51 goals

Jesse four wins, three losses and a tie in eight outings.  save percentage .855 Allowed 34 goals.
He did see some JV time as well posting a pair of win and three losses.



In what is the busiest weekend on record for the Metros...Saturday, December 11th  the Metros would score seventeen goals on the
Urbandale Jays in a 17-1 victory. Brett Austin scored four goals & Jesse Monell a hat trick.
It wouldn't get any better for the home teamon Sunday; the Metros would slow the pace a bit, scoring just fifteen times
. Again, Brett Austin
would lead the way with four goals and this time it was Dan Davies recording the hat trick.
That weekend the Metros would put 95 shots on goal and hang 67 total points on the Jays and that included 6 unassisted goals.


IHSHL Awards and Honors
      Brett Austin             Brian Augustine         T.J. Reinsch            Chris Sorum                Bert Post             
 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
    
 Brett Austin       Brian Augustine        T.J. Reinsch         Chris Sorum         Bert Post 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
            
 Brett Austin       Brian Augustine        T.J. Reinsch         Chris Sorum         Bert Post                 
 
 

1990 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Brian Augustine (Jr.),  Brett Austin (Sr.),  T.J. Reinsch (JR)   Pert Post (Sr.)
Brian Augustine (Jr.), Brett Austin (Sr.), T.J. Reinsch (JR) & Pert Post (Sr.)

This would be the first time Sioux City would be represented in the nation wide showcase tournament
Brian and T.J. would return the following year (1991) to the Showcase along with fellow Metro players Dan Davies and Chris Sorum.
Brett Austin would be named the Team Tri-State Captain.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 1st-4th / McElroy Auditorium Waterloo, IA
The Metros enter the tournament recording fourteen wins, six losses and a pair of ties as the fourth seeded team. Including
Sioux City, regular season champions Waterloo Columbus, Waterloo Public and Des Moines Valley-Dowling are all
considered tournament favorites.

Quarter-Final Game
9-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-
1
March 1st, 1990
In a rare Thursday night match the Metros get the tournament underway and look for another chance in the championship
game. They will be taking on the Dubuque Devils who finished third in the east and sixth place overall. This one is going to be
all Metros as they score seven goals in the first period. Before the first fifteen minutes were over Metros T.J. Reinsch had
grabbed two goals and Landon Blatchford, Brett Austin,  Jade Pospeshil, Chad Markham and Tracy Brunken
all had red-lighters to their credit. Sioux City would take the their foot off the gas with Brett Austin getting a second goal
in the middle period and Dan Davies  notching the final period's only score.

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-
3
March 3rd, 1990
The Metros find themselves squared-up against the west division champions and second best team in the league. Des Moines
 Valley-Dowling is the favorite on paper but Sioux City's momentum from the first game could make this one exciting. Both
teams trade goals in the first period with Dale Frerichs and Chris Sorum keeping the game ties at two. For a second period
the teams exchange goals and its Chris Sorum again finding the back of the net. The game remains a struggle until
 Jesse Monell  beats the Des Moines goaltender fiving the Metros the lead. Sioux City's defense corps and
goaltender Jeff Brogan fend off the Maroons final period assault and advance to the Championship game.

Championship Game
1-Metros vs. Waterloo Public-3

March 4th, 1990
The Metros return to the championship game for the second time in three seasons. They prepare to take on Waterloo
Public, who earlier in the tournament had upset the regular season champions Waterloo Columbus. The game is all that is
expected with the Metros and Warriors trading goals in the first on a Landon Blatchford tally and both goalies were perfect
during the second. However, a penalty shot goal would put the Warriors ahead and eventually another tally would put the game
out of reach for the Metros. Sioux City would pepper the Waterloo goalie with forty-five shots, foiling his just one time.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 10th-11th / Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, IA

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Championship Game
   
?-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-?          ?-Metros vs. Need team-?       1-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-4

  February 29th, 1990                                            March 1st, 1990                                      March 11th, 1990

 

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The St. Joe Griffons and Omaha Gladiators join the league in the west. Waterloo Public and Columbus merge. Urbandale moves to the east.
Ten teams play a 26 game schedule in two divisions.

East: Ames, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo & Des Moines Urbandale
West:  Sioux City, Omaha Lancers & Gladiators, St. Joe, & Des Moines Valley/Dowling.

The Metros own the west with a 21-4-1 record and finish just two points behind league winning Mason City. As the 90's start out,
Sioux City sets the pace with offensive numbers never seen before in the IHSHL.

T.J. Reinsch leads the way with 70 points and Chris Sorum goal behind. Three other Metros record over 50 points and six more over 27 points.
 They place five players on the All-Star Team, four on the All-Stare team and four in the Chicago Showcase. Goaltender Jeff Brogan receives
 the State Championship Most Valuable Player Award.

Let the IHSHL Dynasty Begin...

Metros Coaching Staff
        Dave Davies
              Dave LeGree            Dick Augustine      

Head Coach                     Assistant Coach                     Team Rep   
 
 

High Scorers
  T.J. Reinsch             Chris Sorum             Daniel Davies            Jesse Monell          Brian Augustine


T.J. Reinsch leads the way in scoring with a whopping seventy points, recording thirty-seven goals and thirty-three assists,
 a Metros scoring record that still stands to this day. Chris Sorum is just a goal behind with 36 red lighters and thirty-three assists.
Daniel Davies
records thirty-two goals on his way to fifty-five points. Jesse Monell spends the season as play-maker
 setting up thirty-three Metro goals in addition sixteen of his own. Brian Augustine records eighteen goals for thirty-four
regular season points.

Did You Know...All four of the top Metros scorers finish among the IHSHL's top ten regular season scorers.

Heavy Hitters
    Tracy Brunken            Jesse Monell              Cory Roberts             T.J. Reinsch            Matt Lester          

No Stranger to the top five heavy hitter list, Tracy Brunken brings his A-game and racks-up 94 penalty minutes this season. A Metros
record that stands for ten seasons. Jesse Monell finished fourth in scoring despite his 84 minutes in the box. Cory Roberts has
52 minutes and leading scorer T.J. Reinsch records 54 minutes. Matt Lester rounds out the top fine with 32 penalty minutes.

90-91 Between the Pipes
With multi seasons of regular season and tournament experience Jeff Brogan and Jesse Basarich are far and away the
league's best goaltending duo. Both goalies post winning records of  10-2-1 and 10-2 to lead the Metros a west division
championship and a win short of the league champions from Dubuque. Sioux City has another young goalie waiting for his
shot at championship success in eighth grader Chad Stewart will be called into action in a victorious varsity games
and play a full junior varsity schedule. 

Jeff Brogan                                                          Jesse Basarich
Metros 1987-91                                                                        Metros 1989-92 
 
 
The Metros would again see action in the championship tilt and this time they would not disappoint; bringing home Sioux City's first
 ever IHSHL Championship. Jeff would be honored as the tournament's Most Valuable Player and Jesse would receive one of three
of the league's Silver Glove Awards with a .902 save percentage. They would post a combined save percentage of .890 and both
record a pair of shut-outs during the championship season

 

90-91 Sioux City Metros
Heelan High School

This photo is taken of the five Metros players representing Bishop Heelan High School this 90-91 season. Sophomore Daniel Davies,
seniors Jason Osbar , T. J. Reinsch & Brian Augustine and junior Jade Pospeshil. All five of these players would be apart of the '91 IHSHL
 championship team. Daniel & Jade will go on to win a second in a row IHSHL Championship next season.

T.J. Reinsch
Metros 1987-91

T.J. Reinsch would log four season with the Metros. Joining the team as a freshman he would make unsuccessful runs at the post
 season championship finishing in second place in '88 & '90. However, another return the the championship game in '91 this time proved successful
 and the Metros would win their first post season championship. T.J. was a IHSHL two time selection to the All-Star, IHSHL All-League
 and Chicago Showcase teams as well as two-time Metros leading scorer and the league's second highest scorer.

T.J. Reinsch

  T.J. Reinsch becomes the Jr. Musketeers/Metros all-time leading scorer. Having recorded 37 goals and 33 assists; his 70 points during the
twenty-six game regular season, remains a high watermark. It has been challenged several times, but his high of  37 goals and 70 total points
remains unsurpassed. His 1.42 goals per game and his 2.7 points per games remain the second highest among all Jr. Musketeers/Metros scorers.

Did You Know...The Metros top four scores this season recorded 246 points; placing four Metros among the league's top ten scorers. Chris
Sorum was second in Metro scoring having finished just a single goal behind the leader and the third highest scorer in the league. Also making
waves in the scoring categories are Sophomores Daniel Davies and Jesse Monell, also earning slots among the leagues top ten highest scorers.

The beginning the Decade of Dominance...
The 1990-91 marks Sioux City's first ever post-season high school hockey championship. In a disappointing loss in the championship game
the prior season, the Metros destroy the regular season champions  an 8-1 victory over the Dubuque Devils. This win sets the table for three
more championship victories in the next four seasons.

IHSHL Awards and Honors
        Jeff Brogan            Tracy Brunken           Dan Davies               T.J. Reinsch            Chris Sorum           
 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
   
    Jeff Brogan            Tracy Brunken           Dan Davies               T.J. Reinsch            Chris Sorum
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
          
Brian Augustine           Dan Davies             T.J. Reinsch            Chris Sorum         
1991 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Brian Augustine           Dan Davies             T.J. Reinsch            Chris Sorum

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 28th-March 3rd / Cyclone Community Center Ames, IA
Finishing the season with twenty-one wins and just four losses & a tie the Metros are the west division champions. They place four
players; T.J Reinsch, Chris Sorum, Dan Davies and Jesse Monell among the leagues top ten scorers. Despite Dubuque's
better record, the Metros enter the state meet as the tournament favorites and are looking to take care of some unfinished
 business-last season's championship game defeat.
 

Quarter-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-0

March 1st, 1991
The Metros start the day as the last of five scheduled games. They are paired against Mason City, who won the pig-tail game
earlier that day defeating the Omaha Jr. Lancers. The Mohawks, who could muster just eight victories all season, are no match
for the Metros. T.J Reinsch grabs the game winner and Chris Sorum  gives the Metros a first period lead. In the second
Chris Sorum gets a second tally of the night and Jesse Monell puts the Metros ahead by four. A single red-lighter in the
third by Landon Blatchford ices the game for the Metros. Goaltender Jesse Basarich  repels all twenty-six
attempts by the Mohawks.

Semi-Final Game
8-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling Tigers-
3
March 2nd, 1991
The semi-final contest finds the Metros taking on  Des Moines Valley-Dowling; having finished the season behind the
Metros as the division's second best team with nineteen wins during the season. The game looks to be a meeting between
two of the league's best teams and from the start it does not disappoint. Both Des Moines opened the period with the first
two goals but Sioux City storms back to even the game on goals by Dan Davies, Brian Augustine and Tracy Brunken.

Having just one period in the tank, the Tigers are spent as they give up four unanswered goals to the Metros. Dan Davies
would grab| his second of the night and Jesse Monell, Chris Sorum and T.J. Reinsch  giving them a commanding lead.
 Sioux City would let-up in the third and Chris Sorum  would record the period's only goal. Jeff Brogan is perfect in
 the latter two periods stopping all eighteen shots on goal.

Championship Game
8-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-1

March 3rd, 1991
Fresh off a semi-final game that on-paper could have gone either way, the Metros enter the championship looking for their
first ever State title. Dubuque ends the regular season a the league's best team but does so just a pair of points ahead of
the Metros. Its the Devils who strike first and grabbing the lead after the first period. Sioux City would retaliate in the
second with three more unanswered goals; two by Jesse Monell and one by Dan Davies. The Metros have the
momentum but the game is still in jeopardy with one more period to play.

No one could see the results of the final period coming...Sioux City score five goals; Dan Davies gets two more for
his third goal of the game, T.J. Reinsch grabs a pair of tallies and Chris Sorum gets the games final red-lighter.
Goaltender Jeff Brogan stops all but one of the Devils trys. The Metros outscore their opponents 21-4 to capture
their first State Tournament Title
since the IHSHL was formed fifteen seasons ago. Metros goaltender Jeff Brogan
is selected as the tournaments Most Valuable Player.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 8th-9th / Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, IA
The Metros enter the tournament both as the host team and the seventh place seed mustering just five wins all season.
Unfortunately, before the weekend is over they would match-up with both the league's two best teams in the Omaha Gladiators
 and Jr. Lancers as well as the higher seeded team from Missouri. Icing an offence that couldn't get going the Metros surrendered
nineteen goals to their opposition and could only light the lamp themselves five times.

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
    1-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-6          2-Metros vs. St. Joe Griffens-5       2-Metros vs. Omaha Gladirators-8

  March 8th, 1991                                            March 8th, 1991                                      March 9th, 1991

 

1990-91 Metro Cheerleaders
Amy Parkhill     Becky Frerichs     Heidi Hope     Christina Davies     Heather Johnson     Holly Hope
Jewell Pospeshil

Amy Parkhill, Becky Frerichs, Heidi Hope, Jewell Pospeshil, Christina Davies, Heather Johnson, Holly Hope
 

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IHSHL would open this season again as a nine teams in two divisions . The West Division plays a 24 game schedule and the East Division
a 22 game schedule. However, there are some new faces in the league; the Omaha Lancers and the St. Joe Griffons. Gone are Urbandale and
consolidated are Waterloo Public & Columbus.

West:
Sioux City, Des Moines Valley/Dowling, Omaha Jr. Lancers & Gladiators and St. Joe Griffons
East: Ames, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo

The Metros win the regular season with a 19-5 record. Offence is the theme again, Jesse Monell and Daniel Davies both score over
60 points and Jesper Kilander over 50. The Metros place five players in the All-Star Game, three All-State selections and four players
in the Chicago Showcase. Daniel Davies is chosen the State Tournament Most Valuable Player.

The Metros would win the regular season championship as well as a second in a row IHSHL State Tournament Championship on
home ice. Daniel Davies would be selected as the IHSHL Tournament's Most Valuable Player
 
They would be the third IHSHL team (Des Moines & Waterloo) to win back to back championships.

IHSHL State Tournament February 27th-March 1st in Sioux City, IA  /  JV State Tournament March 7th-8th in Mason City IA

Metros Coaching Staff
  Dave Davies
             Dave LeGree            Dick Augustine      

              
Head Coach                    Assistant Coach                      Team Rep                      
 

High Scorers
Daniel Davies            Jesse Monell            Jesper Kilander            Jade Pospeshil           Karri Poykio

Offence is the theme as the Metros put in some 146 goals in just 24 games. Daniel Davies leads the way with 63 (28/35) points. Jesse
Monell  follows right behind with a team high of 31 goals for 61 points. Exchange student Jesper Kilander would  record 52 (28/24).
Both Jade Pospeshil and another exchange student Karri Poykio would complete the top five scorers list with 28 points.

The Metros top three scores, Daniel, Jesse and Jesper, were also three of the IHSHL's top four regular season scorers.

   Heavy Hitters
Jesse Monell          Corey Roberts
            T.J. Juon               Karri Poykio           Daniel Davies

Second leading scorer Jesse Monell would also lead the Metros in penalties with 66 minutes. Corey Roberts was a couple of minors
behind him with 63 minutes. T.J. Juon and Karri Poykio would both record 50 minutes in the box and leading scorer Daniel Davies
would earn 38 penalty minutes.

91-92 Between the Pipes
Goaltender experience is becoming an expected commodity as the Metros prepare to defend their IHSHL championship.
Jesse Basarich returns with three seasons experience and a league championship under his belt. Jesse will shoulder the load this
 season turning in a 17-5 record. However freshmen Chad Stewart and Matt Seawalson will also contribute a pair of wins for an
overall 19-5 record giving the  Metros their first ever regular season championship.  Jesse and crew would finish the season on
 home ice; winning their second in a row IHSHL championship

Jesse Basarich
Metros 1989-92
 
Senior Jesse Basarich draws the starting position this season. Playing a majority of the games, he posts seventeen wins and just
five losses this season. He earned four shut-outs and facing 429 shots on goal Jesse turned aside .879 percent of them  leading
the Metros to their first regular season championship.

Jesse would make appearances in three post season tournaments and is a two-time State Champion. He is an IHSHL Silver
Glove Award recipient and is would be selected to play in both the IHSHL All-Star Game and the Chicago Showcase.

Matt Seawalson                                                                  Chad Stewart    
Metros 1991-95                                                                                      Metros1990-93
 
Chad Stewart sees time in three varsity contests; grabbing a pair of victories and youngster Matt Seawalson sees time in one varsity game.
Chad's two wins help the Metros secure their first ever regular season championship, a first seed in the tournament and an eventual
 repeat tournament championship

Did You Know...This season's Metros scored an averaged of six goals per game on their opponents while allowing their foes just three per game.

Dan Davies

Dan Davies
is selected as the Sioux City Journal's Metro Athlete of the Year. Lettering in hockey as well as football and soccer.
This makes Dan the first ever Jr. Musketeer/Metro player to receive this top honor among the Siouxland areas' eligible athletes.

4-Metros vs. Des Moines Valley/Dowling-3
February 4th / Sioux City Auditorium
Dan Davies
Metros 1989-93
  
Dan Davies has a busy day in this meeting with the Valley/Dowling Tigers. In addition to a couple of minor penalties, his goal
a minute into the third period would give the Metros a seemingly comfortable three goal lead. He would also grab two assists
on a second period goal by Jesper Kilander and the eventual game winner; another one from Kilander with just over three
 minute remaining in the game.

Dan was a two time Metros leading scorer during his junior and senior seasons. Shown here during his junior season, he would
record twenty-eight goals and thirty-five assists. His sixty-three points points puts him among the Jr. Musketeers/Metros top ten
all-time scorers and his nearly 1.5 assists per game and over 2.5 points per game are both the third highest among all
Sioux City scorers.

 
Sioux City would build a three goals lead over the Tigers until a third period comeback put the game in jeopardy. Three quick
 goals by the Tigers would tie the game with just minute remaining however a second goal of the game by exchange student Jesper
Kilander
would give the Metros another victory.

Goaltender Jess Basarich would stop twenty-six of thirty shots on goal including the first twenty-two Tiger attempts. A brief
flurry of goals would allow the Tiger to tie the game but Jesse would regain his composure, stopping the remaining four shots
 before a Kilander goal ended the game for the Tigers.

Eric Ruble                                                          Jade Pospeshil
Metros 1989-93                                                                         Metros 1988-92   
 
Left: Eric Ruble
launches on of the thirty-seven shots on goal the Metros had in this narrow victory over Des Moines.
Right:
Metros Captain Jade Pospeshil looks to move the puck up ice abs goaltender Jesse Basarich watches the pay develop.

That's past Sioux City Musketeer, future Metros Head Coach and two time State Championship winner Jimmy Peck wearing the
 bands in this game. Working the lines are past Metro & Musketeer Dan Reynolds and past Metro player Bobby Batcheller.

 

Jesse Monell

Just a sophomore last season, Jesse Monell finished fourth in Metros scoring with 52 total points; averaging two points per game.
 This season, it was more of the same. Jesse would record 31 goals & 30 assists, in just twenty-one regular season games; his 61 points
was second best among Metro scorers that season. His one & a half goals and nearly three points per game averages that season, remain
the highest among all Jr. Musketeers/Metros players.  

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
          Jesse Basarich           Daniel Davies           Ryan Miller           Jesse Monell           Jade Pospeshil          
 

 Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
      
Jesse Basarich            Daniel Davies            Ryan Miller            Jesse Monell            Jade Pospeshil
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
          
Daniel Davies            Jesse Monell            Jade Pospeshil            
1991 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Jesse Basarich            Daniel Davies            Jesse Monell            Jade Pospeshil

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 27th- March1st / Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, IA

Last season's champions are fresh off a regular season that saw them top all other teams with nineteen wins. They enter the
tournament as the number one seed team and look to be the meet's favorite team. Four Metros are among the league's
 top five scorers and the boast the best goaltender in the league. Sioux City looks to do what  only two other IHSHL
teams have done  since the league started and that's win a pair of consecutive State Championships.
They have a rare opportunity to do so on home ice. 

Quarter-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-2
February 28th, 1992
Sioux City first obstacle are the Waterloo Warriors. Having only mustered five wins all season, Waterloo teams historically
prove tough to beat in must win situations. The first period was back and forth with Sioux City striking first on a Corey Roberts
 goal and later Jesse Monell would tie the period at two each. However, the regular season champs are just too much for the
 Warriors and second period goals from Dan Davies and another one from Corey Roberts puts the Metros ahead for good.
Eric Ruble would grab two more in the third. Sioux City peppered the Warriors goaltender with fifty-one shots
 and Jesse Basarich stopped a dozen attempts.
 

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-
3 OT
February 29th, 1992
The Metros get the regular season fifth place team from Ames; one of just five team this season to record eleven or more
 victories. However, The Lil' Cyclones are riding high having just up-set heavily favored Valley-Dowling in a double overtime
match. Ames would shut-down the Metros in the first and hold them to a single Corey Roberts goal in the second; that still
left the Metros trailing  by one. Ames would grab another tally early in the third and appear to be pulling away from
 the tournament favorites.

As time ticked away, it looked like another up-set was afoot. Sioux City would apply continued pressure in the third, firing
fourteen shots on the Ames goaltender and limiting them to just eight attempts. However, they lacked that elusive momentum
changing goal they needed so badly. However, with just over two minutes remaining, Dan Davies  would give the Metros
the spark they needed and eighteen seconds later  Landon Blatchford would send the game to overtime.

Just over seven minutes into the extra period, Eric Ruble would provide the game winner, sending the Metros to the
 championship game. Jesse Basarich stopped twenty-two shots on goal.

 

Championship Game
5-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-2

March 10th, 1992
The weight is heavy on the Metros; last season defending champions and this season's regular season winners have a chance
to do what only two other IHSHL teams have done before and they have a chance to do it in front of over a thousand home
town supporters.

The game is close for much of the period, however with just over nine minutes gone Metros Karri Poykio  would get the
 Metros on the board first and with just a minute remaining Corey Roberts would put the defending champs up by two. Ames
 would battle back in the second scoring a tally in between the Metros to goals by Eric Ruble and T.J. Juon. The teams would
trade goals on the third but that second goal of the night by T.J. Juon ices the game and a repeat champions for the Metros.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / North Iowa Ice Arena Mason City, IA

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
   
0-Metros vs. DM Capitols-3          1-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-6       4-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-3

  March 6th, 1992                                            March 7th, 1992                                     March 8th, 1992

 

 

1991-92 Metro Cheerleaders
Cheerleader Advisors...Christin Staben and Joy McEntaffer
Heather Johnson         Heidi Hope              Holly Hope          Becky Frerichs

Robin Otto            Amy Parkhill          Erica Andrea          Jewell Pospesil

1991-92 Metro Cheerleaders
Heather Johnson  Amy Parkhill   Heidi Hope   Erica Andre   Robin Otto  Becky Frerichs   Holly Hope
Jewell Pospeshil

Heather Johnson, Amy Parkhill, Heidi Hope, Erica Andre, Jewell Pospeshil, Robin Otto, Becky Frerichs, Holly Hope

 

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IHSHL would open this season again as a nine teams in two divisions with a East Division plays 22 games and the West plays 24 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held March 4th-7th in Mason City, IA

West:
Sioux City, Des Moines Valley/Dowling, Omaha Jr. Lancers & Gladiators and St. Joe Griffons
East: Ames, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo

The Metros slip a bit this season and finish fourth in the west with a 14-10 record. Daniel Davies would lead the scoring with 42 points while
five other Metros scored 25 plus points. They would place three players in the All-Star Game and four on the All-State Team and in the
Chicago Showcase.

By the time the championship game rolled around there wasn't a person in the house that didn't think the Metros wouldn't win their third
championship. They were so sure they placed commemorative three-peat patches on their jerseys BEFORE the game. Des Moines
Valley/Dowling didn't like the idea and beat the Metros 3-1. Note to self: Don't count chickens before they hatch

Also notable is the transition of coaches, Dave Davies would step down this season. Assistant Coach and another former Musketeer
Jimmy Peck would take the reins. His similar coaching philosophy would insure the continued dominance of Metros hockey.

Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.
March 12th-14th
in Sioux City IA

Metros Coaching Staff
 Dave Davies
               Jimmy Peck             Robbie Dirks
         Dick Augustine      
Head Coach                     Assistant Coach                     JV Coach                       Team Rep           
 

Dave Davies enters his fourth season as Metros Head Coach. Just three seasons in and Dave has already captured a
pair of state titles and a state runner-up honor as well as a regular season championship. With another strong Metro team
they look to be both  regular season and state championship contenders, eventually making another trip to the final game
this season.

Jimmy Peck, another past Billikan and Musketeer player, joins the Metros coaching staff this season. He would take
on the Assistant Coach duties in preparation for his next four seasons as head coach, securing another state championship
and a third place finish. Also born in Canada, Jimmy played his Junior hockey there before a scholarship brought him to
 Missouri. After four seasons at St. Louis University, Jimmy Peck would log four more season with the Musketeers
 securing countless scoring and defenseman awards. He remains an All-Time top five Musketeers for total assists and
total points and is second highest among defenseman in goals and leader among defenseman
in assists and points.

Rounding out the Metros coaching staff is Robbie Dirks. A long time SYHA coach from Mites to Bantams this
will be his first season at the helm of the junior varsity team.

High Scorers
Daniel Davies               Eric Rubel            Daniel Thonstad     Kimmo Kukkonen  Landon Blatchford

For the second season in a row, Daniel Davies leads the team in scoring forty-two points with a team leading twenty-two assists.
He is also the eighth highest scorer in the League. Eric Rubel posts sixteen goals and twenty-one assists. Exchange students
Daniel Thonstad would record a team high twenty-two goals totaling thirty-five points and Kimmo Kukkonen seventeen goals
 for twenty-seven regular season points. Landon Blatchford would finish the season with eight goals and seventeen assists

Heavy Hitters
Corey Roberts        Taylor Schramm           Seth Schramm      Landon Blatchford         Eric Rubel       

A top five penalty leader last season, Corey Roberts leads the team this season with 85 minutes in the box. Brothers Taylor
and Seth Schramm
both record 57 minutes. Top five scorers Landon Blatchford and Eric Rubel both make the hitters list with
46 and 44 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Mark Doren...22-19-41   Eric Schramm...17-17-34   Jeremy Chute...8-13-21   Davy Meyers...11-10-21   Nate Lowe...14-5-19

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Ron Lewison...57   Mike Cramer...46   Gary Heyns...35   Josh Strong...34   Jeremy Boker...26  

92-93 Between the Pipes
A transplant player from out of state and a senior, Ben Hudson would join the existing sophomore goalies Chad Stewart,
Matt Seawalson and newcomer Mark Bukovich between the pipes this season. Mark and Matt would split time in the varsity
net finishing with 8-2 and 6-7 record. Their overall 14-10 record was still good for a tie for the third place in league. Chad and
Mark would take on the junior varsity duties finishing for a 16-6-2 third place regular season finish. Chad would a 7-1-1 record
and Mark a 9-5-1. Mark would also receive  one of the League's three Silver Glove Awards for the third best save percentage
 in the league

Ben Hudson                                                                Matt Seawalson
Chad Stewart
.  

Ben: 8-2-0 over ten games emergency appendectomy side lined hin half way into the season . Save percentage of .862 surrendered just 34 goals.

Matt; 6-7 in fouteen games . gave up fifty goals

Chad Stewart: will back of Matt and take on the JV games for the remainder of the season.

Kirk Swanson      Bob Batcheller
 
Metros 1982-85            Metros 1979-83   
 
Left: Referee Kirk Swanson and Linesman Bob Batcheller work the lines in the JV State Tournament as Des Moines Dowling takes
on the Mason City Mohawks.

Head Coach Dave Davies
Metros 1988-92
 
Dave Davies took over the Metros program in 1988 and with the exception of that first season, guided the Metros to State
Tournament championships showings four times in a row, having success winning back-to-back championships in 1991 and 1992.
Shown here in Mason City during the final game vs. Des Moines Valley-Dowling. The Metros would fall this time around but
would return next season claiming their third League Championship in four seasons.

Also pictured here is assistant coach Jimmy Peck. He would take the helm next season bringing home another Metros Championship.
 After coaching four seasons he would return behind the bench in 2001 for six more seasons capturing another championship in 2003.

Daniel Davies

Daniel Davies would be the first Metro player to be selected three times to represent Team Midwest in the prestigious Chicago Showcase
 tournament. Held Annually; this nation-wide tournament features the best high school players from across the country. Dan was also a three-time
selection to the IHSHL All-Star and and All-League teams.

 

Kirk Swanson    Bob Batcheller
 
Metros 1982-85        Metros 1979-83     

 

IHSHL Honors and Awards
Daniel Davies     Landon Blatchford           Eric Ruble         Cory Roberts
 
 
Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
      
Daniel Davies          Landon Blatchford          Eric Ruble       
 Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Daniel Davies       Landon Blatchford           Eric Ruble*        Cory Roberts*
*Second Team 
1993 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Landon Blatchford          Daniel Davies        Cory Roberts

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-7th / North Iowa Ice Arena Mason City, IA
Sioux City finished the season in the middle of the pack overall, putting together fourteen wins
during the twenty-four game regular
 season they are tied for third in the west division and fifth overall. The Metros have a challenge ahead of them defending their prior
two seasons championships. The Omaha Gladiators were the regular season champs with eighteen wins and Des Moines
 just behind them with seventeen.

Quarter-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-
3 OT
March 5th, 1993
Sioux City opens taking on the East divisions best team, albeit with two fewer wins than the Metros. Daniel Thonstad would get
 the Metros on the board first with the period's only tally. However, Ames would retaliate with a pair of goals in the second giving
 them back the lead after two. The Metros exchange students would get the lead back when Daniel Thonstad would grab his
 second of the night, tieing the game and
Kimmo Kukkonen would put the Metros ahead before the periods first six minutes
 had passed. With lots of time remaining the Lil' Cyclones were able to fide the equalizer and sent the game to overtime. Half
way into the extra period Taylor Schramm wound take a great pass from Thonstad giving the Metros a first round victory.
 

Semi-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-
2
March 6th, 1993
In an eventual and expected match-up, the Metros chances for a third consecutive State title will go through the league's best
regular season team, the Omaha Gladiators. However, its the Metros who strike first, doing so three times in the opening
 period. Daniel Thonstad, Daniel Davies and Landon Blatchford put the Metros ahead. The Gladiators could only muster
 four shots on goals, however, one of them did beat the Sioux city goaltender. The teams would trade goals in the second on a
 Mike Stoneburg red-lighter further extending the lead. After a scoreless first tem minutes, Mike Stoneburg would find the
 net for a second time tonight putting the game out of reach for the top seeded Gladiators.  Goaltender Matt Seawalson would
fall back into his pre-injury groove, stopping  all but two of the eighteen attempts in the final two periods.

Championship Game
4-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-8

March 7th, 1993
The Metros quest for a third title would not get much easier, as the face the Des Moines Tigers; the league's second best team
and just a single win less than the Gladiators. The Tigers would launch eight, first period shots and capitalize on two of them.
The defense was able to limit the Metros to just three chances however, one of those shots from Dan Davies did find the
back of the net and getting the Metros back in the game.

|Des Moines would strike twice in the second before Dan Davies second goal of the game closed the lead. Des Moines would
sore again but Sioux City would not go away when Kimmo Kukkonen again brought the Metros within one goal.

However, the Metros begin to run out of gas; surrendering three unanswered goals in the third before Landon Blatchford
tallied a too little too late goal with just second remaining.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 12th-14th / Sioux City Auditorium Sioux City, IA

         Quarter-Final Game                             Semi-Final Game                            Consolation Place Game
    3-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-1 
        0-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-2       ?-Metros vs. St. Joe Griffens-?

  March 12th, 1993                                            March 13th, 1993                                      March 14th, 1993

 

1992-93 Metros Cheerleaders
Cheerleader Advisor...Ellen Andrea

Erica Andre              Robin Otto            Tasha Barker          Nancy Franker        Sara Nettleton
Captain                           Captain                                                                                                                         

Gina Nordsiden        Emily Sparks             Holli Stanek            Lisa Watson
 

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information



IHSHL would open this season again as a nine teams in an east and west division.  The West Division plays a 24 games schedule and the East Division
plays a 22 game schedule.
IHSHL State Tournament March 3rd-6th in Dubuque, IA

West: Sioux City, Des Moines Valley/Dowling, Omaha Jr. Lancers & Gladiators and St. Joe Griffons
East: Ames, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo

The Metros are back to their old selves with a league winning 18-6 record. Exchange students Sami Heino and Mikael Sundelin lead
the way in scoring both with 51 points and five other players finish with 23 plus points. They place four players in the All-Star Game, seven
on the All-State Team and three in the Chicago Showcase.

After securing another Regular Season Championship, it was back to another state championship final game as the Metros took on
the Omaha Jr. Lancers. The Metros would win, and bring home their third championship in four seasons.

Metros Sami Heino and Mikael Sundelin are selected as the IHSHL Tournament's CO-Most Valuable Players.

This would mark Sioux City's third State Championship in four seasons.
 

JV State Tournament March 11th-13th in Des Moines IA

Metros Coaching Staff
      Jimmy Peck
                   Jeff Gray           Clayton Wiffen
          Tracy Brunken      Dick Augustine      
Head Coach                    JV/Assistant Coach         JV/Assistant Coach               JV Head Coach                Team Rep   

After last season second place finish at the state tournament

 

High Scorers
Mikael Sundelin           Sami Heino              Mark Doren           Mike Stoneburg           Nate Kelly      

Exchange students Mikael Sundelin and Sami Heino set the pace for the Metros this season with 51 points. Sundelin with a team
leading 24 goals and Heino with a team leading 29 assists. Mark Dorn would record a 20 goals season and finish with 34 points.
Mike Stoneburg scored 14 goals on way to scoring 30 points. Nate Kelly would round out the top five a point behind with  17 goals
and 29 regular season points.

Heavy Hitters
Robbie Jaynes           Seth Schramm            Josh Strong             Gary Heyns        Mike Stoneburg

Robbie Jaynes makes his first appearance on the hitter list and Seth Schramm his second, as they both record 68 penalty
minutes. Josh Strong trails by a few minors and finishes with 61 minutes. Gary Heyns ends the season with 54 minutes and
top five scorer Mike Stoneburg with 52 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Shane Yingst...8-16-24   Nate Loe...16-7-23   Nick Loe...7-14-21   Andrew Dooley...13-3-16  Davey Meyers...5-6-11
Junior Varsity heavy Hitters
Jared Berg...62   Ron Lewison...59   Nate Loe...44   Nick Loe...28   Mike Cramer...28

Did You know...the Des Moines Capitols goaltender Scott Clemmenson would go on to a 14 plus season NHL career playing for the New
Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

93-94 Between the Pipes
Matt Seawalson
returns for his junior season as the favorite to take the starting position and freshman Dirk Worner arrives
with great skills even for a youngster and secures the roll as back-up. However, as the season progress, the two challenge each
other and provide a solid rotation as the duo ends the season with a combined 18-6 record giving Sioux City their second regular
season championship in thee seasons. It is off the the IHSHL Tournament Championship game for the sixth time in seven seasons.
Mark Bukovich
moves up to junior varsity starter posting a 6-7-2 record. Matt will add a JV win in there as well in addition to
 another newcomer Chris Galinsky who would finish with a 4-3-1 record.

Matt Seawalson                                                                Dirk Worner     
Metros 1991-95                                                                                  Metros 1993-95
 

Matt returning starter  4 wind five losses  2 shut outs.  .820 save percentage  4.40 GAA

Dirk freshman 6-3 has emerged as the number one goalie 14-1 record 2 shut outs  .880 save percentage  2.47 GAA

 

After three seasons in goal for the Metros, Chad Stewart joining the team as an 8th grader and now a junior, has moved
to Omaha and now plays for the Lancers. After two seasons there, amassing a league & tournament championships and an
undefeated season, he will spend a season in the North American League and then three seasons in the USHL playing for the
Waterloo Blackhawks and the Sioux City Musketeers. He will go on to join the USHL referee staff and work as a
linesman for five seasons.


The 1993-94 season marks the half way point of the dominance of the Sioux City Metros Hockey team as members if the Iowa High School
 Hockey League (IHSHL). In the last five seasons, the Metros have made a showing in the post-season championship game; winning three times.
They have also captured the regular season championship two of the last three seasons.

 

Mikeal Sundelin    Sami Heino
On February 13th in Omaha, the Metros hang a team record seventeen goals on the host team Gladiators.
Setting a pair of Metros scoring record are exchange students  Mikael Sundelin and Sami Heino.
Mikael records a pair of team records including six goals and eight total points in a single game. Sami also sets a team record with seven assists
 in a single game and ties the record of eight points in a single game.

 

IHSHL Honors and Awards
Mark Doren                T.J. Juon             Sami Heino           Mikael Sundelin

Seth Schramm          Josh Strong           Dirk Worner           Mike Stoneburg

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
          
 Mark Doren      T.J. Juon     Sami Heino     Mikael Sundelin     Seth Schramm     Josh Strong     Dirk Worner
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Sami Heino     Mikael Sundelin     T.J. Juon     Mark Doren*      Seth Schramm*     Josh Strong*      Dirk Worner*    
* Honorable Mention
1994 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
  Mark Doren     Mikael Sundelin      Mike Stoneburg
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-6th / Five Flags Center Dubuque, IA
Sioux City enter the tournament as the top seeded team. Finishing the season with eighteen wins and just six losses the Metros
 are certainly one of the favorites however Des Moines, Omaha Lancers, Ames and Mason City all recorded fifteen or more victories.

Quarter-Final Game
9-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-2

March 4th, 1994
One of the spoils of the the number one seed is taking in the last place team in the league. The Dubuque Devils can manage only
one win this season and face a daunting challenge in this tournament opening match-up. However, they are fresh off the pig-tail
game which saw them upset the eighth seed team from St Joe. The Metros are all over the Devils recording three goals each
period.  Five different Metros score goals including four by  Mark Doren, two by Mikael Sundelin and one each from
 Sam Kincaid, Seth Schramm and Mike Stoneburg. Dirk Worner stops all but one of the Devils
twenty-one shot attempts.

Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-2

March 5th, 1994
The semi-final offers up a bit more competition as the Metros face the east division champs; Ames finished with sixteen wins,
two of which were at the expense of the Metros. Ames would set the pace scoring first again just forty-seven seconds into
the game. However, Sami Heino would tie the game as the ten minute mark approached and with just under a minutes
remaining in the period Mike Stoneburg would give the Metros the lead for good. Sami Heino would grab another
tally in the second giving the Metros a little cushion. Ames would record a goal in the third, but again, goaltender
Dirk Worner was nearly perfect stopping 32 Lil' Cyclone shots on goal.

Championship Game
8-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-1

March 6th, 1994
The Metros feel good about the championship match-up with sixth best team in the league. The Omaha Gladiators managed just nine
 wins this season but are in the championship game having just upset the second best team in the league the day before. The Metros
met the Gladiators twice this season , grabbing two wins including a meeting that resulted multiple single game Metros scoring records.

T.J. Joun would record the period's only goal when he capitalized and a Nate Kelly pass giving the Metros  the lead. However,
the Metros would explode in the second period.  Mikael Sundelin would add Hat Trick, Sami Heino records two goals, T.J. Joun
would adds a his second goal of the game and a single tally from Nate Kelly. The Metros would launch forty-three total shots on
goal; nineteen of them coming in the middle stanza. The win continues the Metros IHSHL dominance; winning a third state
championship in the last four seasons.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 11th-13th / Metro Ice Sports Center Des Moines, IA
After a quarter-final victory over the Ames Lil' Cyclones the Mets defeated the top seeded Tigers from Des Moines Valley-Dowling.
  The up-set over the tournament favorites saw Andrew Dooly scored a pair of red-lighters while Nick & Nate Low, Davie Meyers and
Ron Lewison each tallied once. In Sundays championship game, Nate Lowe and Andrew Dooley would both score goals but the
Metros couldn't find the elusive much needed third goal.

         Quarter-Final Game                              Semi-Final Game                       Championship Game
    3-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-1 
        6-Metros vs. DM Valley-Dowling-4       2-Metros vs. MC Mohawks-3

  March 11th, 1994                                            March 12th, 1994                                      March 13th, 1994

Metros goaltender Mark Bukovich was awarded the IHSHL JV Silver glove award for as the second best goaltender in the league.
Metros forwards Shame Yingst finished fifth and Nate Low ninth among all JV scorers.

 

 

1993-94 Metros Cheerleaders
Cheerleader Advisor...Marsha Watson
Erica Andre           Lisa Watson          Amber Beerman         Chris Gehrts           Cassidy Leavy
Captain                           Captain                                                                                                                             

Mindie Lyons        Gina Nordsiden          Emily Sparks           Holli Stanek  

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information

 


The season begins with nine teams in the league divided in to an East and West Division. The East plays 22 games and the West plays 24 games.
Valley Dowling changes its name and become the Des Moines Capitols.

The Metros finish the regular season in third place in the west division and a fourth place overall in the league with a15-9 record.
However, the Omaha Lancers own the league this season and finish undefeated securing both League and State Championships.

 Varsity State Tournament held March 2nd-5th in Des Moines, IA

 JV State Tournament held March 9th-12th in Waterloo, IA

Metros Coaching Staff
   Jimmy Peck
                 Jeff Gray             Clayton Wiffen
          Tracy Brunken             Burke Lake       
               
Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                 Assistant Coach                   JV Head Coach             JV Assistant Coach              
 

Jimmy All-Stars Game coach west division

Dick Augustine
and Roger Kelly take on the Co-Team Rep duties this season.

High Scorers
Mark Doren               Nate Kelly            Mike Stoneburg        Robbie Jaynes        Chris Hedquist   

Leading the Metros in scoring is Mark Doren, his 23 goals and 22 assists are both team highs. Also making another showing in the top
scorers is Nate Kelly with 17 goals and 33 points. Mike Stoneburg also makes the scorers list this season with 17 goals and 11 assists.
Robbie Jaynes and Chris Headquist both score 21 points, Robbie with a dozen goals and Chris with 18 assists.

Heavy Hitters
Gary Heyns              Seth Schramm           Robbie Jaynes        Mike Stoneburg          Mark Doren    

Four of the five usual suspects again lead the team in penalty minutes. Gary Heyns records a team high 73 penalty minutes. Seth
Schramm a distant second with 57 minutes in the box. Robbie Jaynes also makes the list a second season in a row with 49 minutes
and Mike Stoneburg and leading scorer Mark Doren both record 40 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Matt Andrews...8-16-24   Mark Munger...12-11-23   Davy Meyers...10-12-22   Nick Loe...8-11-19   Jason Augustine 9-9-18

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Jason Berg...80   Nate Loe...70   Davy Meyers...50   Josh Lundahl...42   Zac Boland...35

94-95 Between the Pipes
IHSHL championship goaltending duo is Matt Seawalson and Dirk Worner is back again this season. Also joining
the varsity ranks is new sophomore Damon Keith. Matt and Dirk will pick up where they left off last season providing
each other with needed competition and the coaches with a solid rotation.

Matt Seawalson                                                    Dirk Worner
    Metros 1991-95                                                                    Metros1993-95
 
While both Matt and Dirk both finish with winning records of  7-4 and 7-5 but the overall 15-9 record is only good enough
for a fourth place regular season finish.

Matt: Senior 7-4 save percentage .850 and GAA 3.51

 

Dirk Sophmore 7-5  .870 save percentage  2.66 GAA

Junior Varsity
 Damon Keith
            Mark Bukovich          Chris Galinsky
  Metros 1994-97                  Metros 1992-95                   Metros 1992-95
 
Damon Keith
would pick up the junior varsity starting spot and post a 9-3-1 record and along the way grab a varsity victory as well.
Mark Bukovich
finishes with a 3-3-2 and Chris Galinsky with a 2-1 record. Their regular season record of 14-7-3 is good enough for a
 third place seed in the league tournament. Three games later the Metros will claim their first ever Junior Varsity tournament championship
in a 2-1 victory over the regular season champs Des Moines Capitols.

Did You Know...past Sioux City goaltender Chad Stewart will help lead the Omaha Lancers to a perfect 24-0 season
posting a 12-0 record. He would receive one of three IHSHL silver Glove awards for his second best save percentage
in the league, and lead the Lancers to their first IHSHL Championship, defeating the Mason City Mohawks.

Kirk Swanson        Bob Batcheller
Metros 1982-85             Metros 1979-83
 
Long time USA Hockey officials Kirk Swanson and Bob Batcheller work the lines in this contest between the Musketeers and
 the Green Bay Gamblers. Kirk and Bob were both familiar faces; reffing in the IHSHL and working the lines in the USHL.
Fellow high school player and official  wearing the bands here is Doran Doty. He played four high school seasons for the
Ankeny Hawks, and two more for the Des Moines Buccaneers before becoming a USAH official.

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Mark Doren               Nate Kelly          Mike Stoneburg      Chris Hedquist 

  Josh Strong           Seth Schramm         Jimmy Peck
 


Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
    
Mark Doren        Nate Kelly         Mike Stoneburg         Chris Hedquist        Josh Strong
       Head Coach West All-Stars; Jimmy Peck (Sioux City Metros)


Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Seth Schramm      Mark Doren*      Nate Kelly *      Mike Stoneburg*      Chris Hedquist*
      
*Second Team
1995 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Nate Kelly     Mike Stoneburg    Chris Hedquist    Seth Schramm
 

 

Taylor Schramm     Seth Schramm

    Seth and Taylor Schramm hold the SYHA/Metros record for most State Tournament Championship appearances
by a single SYHA family with seven, that includes four Championship victories. Taylor would play in the championship game
all four of his high school seasons. Seth would play in the big game three of his four seasons with the Metros.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 9th-12th / Young Arena Waterloo, IA
The Sioux City Metros prepare to defend their last season's championship and build upon their last five appearances in the
Championship game; three of which were successful. They finish fourth in the league and third in the west division. Omaha enters
 the tournament as the favorite, having posted an undefeated
season of twenty-four games.

Quarter-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-3

March 10th, 1995
Sioux City starts their defense against Ames who finished second in the east division they mustered only nine wins all season.
 The underdogs would grab the lead in the first and secure it with two more in the second. An unassisted goal by Nate Kelly
 kept the game within reach as the second ended. The game would stay deadlocked until with ninety-three seconds remaining a
 Chris Hedquist tally put the Metros down by just a single point. However, the Ames defense would prevail sending the
Metros to the consolation bracket.

Semi-Final Game

2-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-1

March 11th, 1995
Looking to save face the  Metros need a win to get back among the leagues top teams in the tournament. Taking on the
Waterloo Warriors who ended the season with only two wins, grabbed an upset victory in the first round. They play the
Metros tough and limit them to just a Johan Jigenstedt goal in the first and a Mike Stoneburg tally in  the second.
 The Warriors battle back in the third, but goaltender Matt Seawalson is able to stop eleven of the twelve attempts
and advancing to the next round.

Fifth Place Game
4-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-3

March 12th, 1995
The Metros would have to mount a rally to defeat the Omaha Gladiators to grab the tournament's fifth best honors. Walt
Johnson
would get the  Metros on the board first but Omaha would answer back twice  by the time the first ended. The
teams would trade goals in the second period with Sam Kincaid keeping the Metros within striking distance with a final
period still remaining. Sam Kincaid's second goal would tie it up and Robby Jaynes would grab the game winner with
just under five minutes left in the game and securing a second win this weekend.  
 


 Top scorers Matt Andrews, Mark Munger & Davey Meyers, top goaltender Damon Keith and Head Coach Tracy Brunken
lead the Metros to their first ever Junior Varsity State Championship. Defeating Omaha, Ames and the tournament's home team-regular
season champions the Des Moines Capitols in the championship game.

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 3rd-5th / Metros Ice Sports Arena Des Moines, IA
Sioux City finishes the regular season as the third best team in the league with fourteen wins. Des Moines wins the league and enters the
tournament as the favorite.The Metros draw a strong Omaha Jr. Lancers in the first round. Metros Andrew Dooley's goal  keeps the game
tied until fifty-five seconds in to the third extra period when Matt Andrews would record the game winner. Goaltender Damon
Keith would stop all but one of the Lancers seventeen shots on goal.

 The Metros offence is on fire is the semi-final game; hanging seven goals on the Lil' Cyclones including two each from Nick Loe and
Matt Andrews.  Mark Munger, Davey Meyers, and Andrew Dooly also scored for the Metros.

In what is the first chance for the Metros to capture a Junior Varsity championship the Metros match-up with the tournament favorites
the Capitols. Des Moines scores first in the first but a Matt Andrews goal in the second knots the game. After a wild scrum in
 front of the Cap's net; J.J. Arthur pokes in what will be  both the game winning and Championship winning goal. Damon Keith
is terrific again, stopping twenty-six scoring attempts.

          Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
    2-Metros vs. Omaha Lancers-1 3OT          7-Metros vs. Ames-0       2-Metros vs. Des Moines Caps-3

  March 3rd, 1995                                            March 4th, 1995                                      March 5th, 1995

1994-95 Metros Cheerleaders
Cheerleader Advisors...Susan Leavy & Marsha Watson
Erica Andre            Holli Stanek             Lisa Watson          Emily Sparks
Captain                           Captain                                                                                  
 

Cassidy Leavy           Stacy Attrill           Mindie Lyons          Sara Nettelton

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information

 


This season marks the 25th season of SYHA/Metro Hockey in Sioux City and the 20th Anniversary of the Iowa High School Hockey League

The Kansas City Blades join the IHSHL and makes for a 10 team league. Kansas City Jr. Blades join the league and play in the west
division. The Capitols move to the east. The league is equally divided into two five team divisions and play a 26 games schedule.

In the east: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
In the west: Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros and the St Joe Griffons.

IHSHL JV State Tournament March 1st-3rd in Omaha, NE /  Varsity State Tournament March 7th-10th in Des Moines, IA

The Metros finish with a 16-10 record good enough for third in the west. This is the second of a three season break for the Metros
as they rebuild their program that would eventually win three more state Championships, a second place and a third place in the
next seven seasons. Trent Mozak and Mike Stoneburg lead the team in scoring with 34 and 33 points and in penalties with
70 & 62 minutes. They place five players in the All-Star game, five on the All-State Team & three more in the Chicago Showcase.
Head Coach Jimmy Peck is selected the IHSHL Coach of the Year

Metros Coaching Staff
    Jimmy Peck              Jeff Gray            Clayton Wiffen       Landon Blatchford
Head Coach                 Assistant Coach               Assistant Coach                Assistant Coach

Jimmy Coach of the Year. Third season as Head Coach. Formenr  Musketeer. Two-time Metros coach and state
 championship winner 98 & 99.
Jeff Gray. Former Sioux City Musketeer player  in 1980 and 1981. Third season as assistant coach
Clayton Wiffen
Former Metro player and three-time Team leading scorer. Played in USHL, NCAA and
 Europe. Last season after three.
Landon Blatchford  four state championship game showing.
won the 1990-1991 State Championships. First season with the
 Metros. Eventual five seasons with the Metros winning two more state championships as a coach in 1998 and 1999.

 

High Scorers
Trent Mozak         Mike Stoneburg            Walt Johnson          Mark Munger         Chresten Jensen
 

Four of the top five scorers also make the hitter list this season. Trent Mozak leads the way with thirty-four points and a
team leading twenty-four assists. Mike Stoneburg and Walt Johnson both score a teal leading nineteen goals and finish with
thirty-three and thirty-one points. Mark Munger and Chresten Jenson both score eleven goals, Mark with twenty-four total
points and Chresten with twenty regular season points.

Heavy Hitters
Trent Mozak          Mike Stoneburg          Chresten Jensen       Sam Kincaid             Mark Munger    

Leading scorer scorer Trent Mozak also lead the way with 70 penalty minutes. Top scorers Mike Stoneburg recorded 62 minutes
and Chresten Jensen 54 minutes. Sam Kincaid would finish fourth on the hitter list with 40 minutes. Another top scorer Mark
Munger would round out the list with 28 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Kyle Worner...18-21-39  J.J. Arthur...10-16-26  Dennis Schmidt...13-12-25  Will Persinger...9-11-20  Joel Kempter...11-7-18

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Kyle Worner...80  Brandon Savard...74   Jared Berg...73    J.J. Arthur...65   Ryan Goss...54  

Did You Know...after four season as a Metro where he was a consistently high scorer and team leading scorer, Kyle Worner he would
 play in the USHL for two seasons where he would become the Tri-City Storm's first ever, first round draft pick.

 

Between the Pipes
Returning junior Damon Keith will take on the starting duties this season. Along for the ride is freshman Jake Hinderman
and seventh grader Ryan Dohrmann. Damon would use his experience and skills putting together a winning season of nine
wins and seven losses. However, it was the youngsters who really came of age this season; Jake would see time in ten varsity
contests also posting a winning 7-3 record. Combining for a 16-10 season it was only good enough for a sixth place regular
season finish. All three goalies would also hone their skills during the junior varsity season finishing with a 16-7-1 record.

Damon Keith                                               Jake Hinderman
Metros 1994-97                                                                 Metros  1995-99
 
Damon Keith
records eighteen games this season. His nine wins helps the Metros along to a second place finish in the
west division and an overall third place finish among all tem teams. He would sport an .857 save percentage and grab a
pair of shut-out along the way. He would also see some JV time winning seven games, add another shut-out  to his
resume and give-up just a dozen goals in nine games.        

   As a freshman, Jake Hinderman sees time in both JV and varsity games. Starting in  ten varsity contests, he posts an
impressive seven and three record and records a goals against average of three and grabs a single shut-out during the
 season. He would also finish the JV season with eight wins, seven losses and a tie again recording just under his
three goals per game average.

Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1995-01

This season Ryan Dohrmann starts out on a nearly unheard of high school hockey career; joining the Metros this season
as a seventh grader he sees time in five JV games, grabs his first win and posts a .921 save percentage. Ryan will go on
to a successful career between the pipes for the Metros,  playing in three State Championship games and
 winning two of them.

1996 IHSHL fifth Place State Tournament

 

Walt Johnson          Mike Stoneburg           Sam Kincaid
 Metros 1994-97                 Metros 1992-96                Metros 1993-96
1996 State Tournament

Team Captains Walt Johnson, Mike Stoneburg and Sam Kincaid pick up their 5th place State Tournament trophy in Des Moines (1996).
Walt Jr. would fall in the brief gap of Metro dominance during the 90's that saw him with just on chance at a state championship. However,
Mike and  Sam both would collect a State Championship in 1994.

Over three seasons (94-97) Walt Johnson  would record 37 goals & 55 regular season varsity points. Both his junior and senior
seasons saw him earn trips to the IHSHL All Star Game and the Chicago Showcase as well as a selection to the IHSHL All-State
team. He was a top five scorer his junior season and during his last season he would lead the team in goals and scoring.

Did You Know... Walt's dad is Musketeer Hall of Famer Walt Johnson. He was a team high scorer all three seasons, he lead
the team  in 77-78 with 101 points. The following season, his offence floundered and only scored 91 points!!!  Walt remains the
second highest all-time Musketeer scorer with 286 points. Remember...he did all this from the blue line and during a 48 game schedule.

But Wait - There's More...Walt would go on to coach the Metros to back to back IHSHL State Championship in 1998 & 1999.
Those wins are sandwiched between a fourth place finish in 97 and a heartbreaking loss in the 2000 championship game.

 

Walt Johnson    Jason Augustine    Damon Keith
Metros 94-97               Metros 93-97           Metros 94-97

Walt Johnson  Jason Augustine Damon Keith Bob Batcheller Metros vs Omaha Gladiators.

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Jason Augustine        Walt Johnson           Damon Keith           Sam Kincaid        

Mike Stoneburg        Mark Munger           Jimmy Peck   

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Jason Augustine       Walt Johnson       Damon Keith       Sam Kincaid       Mike Stoneburg
 Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Sam Kincaid     Mike Stoneburg   Walt Johnson*       Damon Keith*       Mark Munger*
* Honorable Mention
Jimmy Peck...IHSHL Coach of the Year

1996 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Walt Johnson       Sam Kincaid       Mike Stoneburg

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 8th-10th / Metro Ice Sports Center Des Moines, IA
The Metros enter the
post-season as the fifth seeded team finishing the season with a sixteen and ten record; third in the west
and fifth overall. The regular season champions from Mason City and the Omaha Jr. Lancers are both tournament favorites.
After a disappointing last season, the Metros look to get back to their winning ways having played in the championship game
the last five consecutive seasons.

Quarter-Final Game
1-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-2

March 8th, 1996
The Metros open the tournament facing the fourth seeded Des Moines Capitols; they would complete their regular season just
three points ahead of the Metros. The Caps would defeat the Metros in both meetings this season in 2-1 and 4-3 wins on their
 home ice and the Metros will be looking for payback. Chresten Jensen would get the Metros on the board first but the
 Caps would return the favor minutes later. That would be it for the Metros offence as a single goal in the third iced the
 game for the Caps. Goaltender Damon Keith stopped all but two of the Caps twenty-eight shots on goal.

Semi-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-
1
March 9th, 1996
The Metros ready to take on the Waterloo Warriors. Mustering only  five wins during the regular season, the Warriors did
win the first round and are looking to somehow rescue their disastrous season with a victory in the semi-finals. Sioux City would
jump on top scoring the period's only goal; a red-lighter by Chresten Jensen. The second period is all Sioux City as the register
 goals from Sam Kincaid, Trent Mozak and two from Mike Stoneburg. The Warriors would get on the boast in the third but
 Mike's third goal of the night drained any hope for a last period Waterloo rally.

 

Fifth Place Game
3-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-2

March 10th, 1996
Sioux City look to grab the consolation round championship as the take on the Ames Lil' Cyclones. They end the season with
just ten wins but are high on an unexpected tournament victory on the second round.  The game stays close with both teams
 exchanging tallies in the first including one by Jeff Kempter. Sam Kincaid puts the Metros ahead in the second but Ames
 retaliates tieing the game for a second time. However, it's Walt Johnson with the game winner half way through the final
period. Goalie Damon Keith stops twenty-one Ames shots on goals.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
February 29th-March 3rd / Moylan Tranquility Iceplex Omaha, NE

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
    3-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-6
         1-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-6       4-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-3

  February 29th, 1996                                            March 1st, 1996                                      March 2nd, 1996

 

1995-96 Metros Cheerleaders
    
Lisa Watson           Erica Andrea            Tiffany Topf             Jenny Topf          
       Squad Advisor                Squad Advisor                                                                                          

Jamie Williams       Becky O'Hern          Amy Murray         Christina Goeden
 

 

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Need Player Information

 

 



This season saw another coaching transition. This would be Head Coach Jimmy Peck's final season and Assistant Coach and another former Musketeer
Walt Johnson would take over next season.  Again, a well planned coaching transition took place and the Metros continued on with their winning ways.

The ten team league remains divided into two divisions. The teams play a 26 game schedule.

West: Sioux City Metros, Kansas City Blades, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Omaha Gladiators and St. Joe Griffons
East: Ames Lil' Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Warriors

IHSHL JV State Tournament February 28th-March 1st in Ames, IA  /  Varsity State Tournament March 6th-9th in Omaha, NE

The Metros finish the season with a disappointing 15-11 season and a third place finish in the west division. However, they still would
have seven players with All-Star selections, the most of any team in the league. They would muster a fourth place finish at the State
Tournament. Matt Andrews leads the team in regular season scoring with 24 points. They place seven players in the All-Star Game, six
on the All-State team and four in the Chicago Showcase.

At the time, this middle of the pack finish during the regular season & a fourth place showing at State is just that...however as the
big picture develops, it is a Sioux City program hearting up to begin the second part in what would become a twelve season
IHSHL High School dynasty

The JV team posts a similar record of  16-7-3, good enough for a first place finish in the much more dominate west division.

Sioux City places three players among the IHSHL Junior Varsity's top five scorers; Greg Gill is ties for top scorer with nineteen
goals and a league best twenty-seven assists. Matt Tonjum is second with eighteen goals and twenty-four assists and
 Brent Sanders is fifth with eighteen goals and fourteen assists.


 

Metros Coaching Staff
    Jimmy Peck              Walt Johnson               Jeff Gray         Landon Blatchford
                     Head Coach                  Assistant Coach             Assistant/JV Coach             Assistant/JV Coach                

Jimmy's last season. Walt will take on assistant coach position to facilitate the transition next season.

Landon

 

 

High Scorers
|Walt Johnson           Trent Mozak            Mark Munger          Chresten Jensen
        Matt Andrews
 

Four of the Metros top scorers last season return again to the high scorers list. Walt Johnson would record a team high 26 assists for
40 points. Trent Mozak just a point behind with 39 and a team leading 22 goals. Mark Munger and Chresten Jensen both score
28 points with Chresten scoring 16 goals and Mark 14 goals. New to the scoring ranks is Matt Andrews with 10 goals and 14 assists.

 

Heavy Hitters
Chresten Jensen            Trent Mozak              Nick Mills            Jason Augustine         Matt LeGree   
 

Top five scorer Chresten Jensen sets the pace this season with 91 penalty minutes. Leading scorer Trent Mozak is a distant second
with 64 minutes. New comers to the hitter list are Nick Mills with 54 minutes, Jason Augustine with 46 minutes and Matt LeGree
with 39 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Greg Gill...19-27-46   Matt Tonjum...18-24-42   Brent Sanders...18-14-32   Joel Kempter...15-18-23   Robbie Lessard...14-9-23

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Brent Sanders...76   Aaron Heiden...67   Golden Hughes...66   Chris Lohr...58   Matt Tonjum...51      

  

96-97 Between the Pipes
Sioux City returns this season with what could be one of the best goaltending trios Sioux City has seen in many seasons.
Senior Damon Keith returns for his third season between the pipes and joining him again are up-and-coming goalies
Jake Hinderman and now eighth grader Ryan Dohrmann. However two starters, Damon and Jake combined record
of 15-11 only earns them a fifth place regular season finish.

Damon Keith
Metros 1900-00
 
It is again the senior Damon Keith this season who garners the starting position and posts a thirteen and eight record. His save
percentage of .869 is tops among all three Metro net minders. This season would begin to usher in the second wave of Metro's
 dominance among the IHSHL teams including a pair of championships, a second and a third place finishes over the next four
seasons. Damon would be an IHSHL Varsity All-Star game participant, a member of the All-State First Team and
an Academic Achievement Award recipient.

Jake Hinderman                                                     Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1900-00                                                                          Metros 1900-00
 
The sophomore Jake Hinderman will see both varsity and junior varsity games. Finishing the season with a pair of varsity wins
and three losses and a dozen JV wins and just five losses. Also returning for is second season is eighth grader Ryan Dohrmann who
sees time in seven JV contests recording four wins, a pair of losses and a tie. 
 
Like last season; Jake and Ryan continue to hone their skills and gain experience that will eventually make them both IHSHL
State Champions. They finish the JV season with a combined record of 16-7-3, Jake going 12-5-2 and Ryan 4-2-1.

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Matt Andrews        Jason Augustine       Chresten Jensen       Walt Johnson

  Trent Mozak         Damon Keith         Mark Munger          Willie Persinger

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Matt Andrews     Jason Augustine     Chresten Jensen     Walt Johnson     Damon Keith    Mark Munger    Willie Persinger
 Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Jason Augustine     Damon Keith     Matt Andrews*      Walt Johnson*     Trent Mozak*    Mark Munger*
* Honorable Mention

1997 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Jason Augustine    Walt Johnson     Damon Keith      Mark Munger

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 7th-9th / Hitchcock Ice Arena Omaha, NE
Another middle of the pack regular season finds the Metros winning  fifteen games; good enough for a third place finish in the
west division and fifth overall. Finishing ahead of the Metros in the west are the Omaha entries the Jr. Lancers and the Gladiators;
 the former winning the league
with twenty-four wins and only one loss and tie. Des Moines and Dubuque are also strong
in the east having eighteen and seventeen wins as well.

Quarter-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-2

March 7th, 1997
Sioux City starts the weekend out with the Omaha Gladiators. Seeded fourth they did finish the season with seventeen wins and
nine losses, just four points better than the Metros. Both goaltenders stay perfect during the first period with Metros goalie Damon
Keith
stopping all nine of the Omaha attempts. Sioux City would take the lead on a Clint Stiles red-lighter followed later by one
from Kyle Worner. Damon is again perfect stopping ten of the gladiators shot on goal. Matt Andrews would open the period with
 another Sioux City goal. Omaha would fight back with a pair of unanswered tallies and close the gap, but a goal from Chresten
Jensen
with forty-five seconds remaining puts the game out of reach for the Gladiators. Damon Keith turns aside all but two of
the Gladiators twenty-four total shots.

Semi-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-8

March 8th, 1997
Saturday's game doesn't get any easier as the Metros find themselves up against the regular seasonchampions and tournament & the
 hometown favorites the Jr. Lancers. However, it is the Metros that strike first on goals from Trent Mozak and Walt Johnson
 
ending the period ahead by one. Just over two minutes into the second period, Greg Gill would add another goal giving the
 Metros a two goal cushion and unfortunately awoke the sleeping giant; exploding for three goals before the period ended
 retaking the lead for good. In the third, Sioux City could only muster another goal from Trent Mozak as the Lancers
poured in four more tallies, sending the Metros to the consolation game.

Consolation Place Game
2-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-4

March 9th, 1997
After playing both of the leagues top team tough, the Metros seem to be running out of gas. Taking on the east division's
best team from Des Moines. The Capitols were in control most of the game scoring four unanswered goals; one in the first,
one in the second period and two more in the third. Sioux City would gain some momentum late in period on a Nick Mills
goal with just over four minutes remaining. Another one from Matt Andrews with forty-seven seconds left was too
 little too late and the Metros would have to settle for a fourth place finish this season.
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
February 28th-March 2nd / Cyclone Community Center Ames, IA
Sioux City enter the JV tournament as the best in the west and second best overall winning sixteen and tieing three games during the
twenty-six game season. Despite a losing record, it's the Warriors get on the board first. However, goals in the first and second from
 Greg Gill put  the Metros ahead and a final period red-lighter by Jeff Kempter would send the Metros to the winners bracket.

The second game would find the Metros opponent from Ames  the underdog in this contest and the Metros quickly jumped on the
Lil' Clones on a Greg Gill goal just seventeen seconds into the game. However, Ames would stun the Metros with the unanswered
goals.  Robbie Lessard would close the gap, but an empty netter by Ames ended the Metros bid for a tournament championship.

Both of today's teams in the consolation game are evenly matched with similar regular season records, but, the Metros did
defeat the Blades in all three regular season meetings. However, the game is never really in doubt, as the Metros storm out of
the gate on goals from Kyle Worner, Matt Tonjum, Robbie Lessard and Matt LeGree. Any Blades comeback was
squelched each time by more Metros goals from Greg Gill, Brett Frette and Brent Sanders.


Quarter-Final Game                           Semi-Final Game                           Third Place Game
    3-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-1          2-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-4       7-Metros vs. Kansas City Blades-3  

  February 28th, 1997                                            February 29th, 1997                                      March 1st, 1997

 

IHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Jason Augustine       Jake Hinderman      Jeff Kempter      Robbie Lessard       Nick Mills
Willie Persinger                   Clint Styles               Kyle Worner

 



The Metros would continue their 12 season domination of the IHSHL with a fourth state championship in eight seasons. With a roster combination
of big, fast and smart, the Metros would get Sioux City back on the Championship winning track.

IHSHL divisions and team remain the same ten teams divided into two divisions (East and West). The teams play a 26 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held March 6th-8th in Omaha, NE

West: Sioux City, Kansas City, Omaha Jr. Lancers & Gladiators and St. Joe Griffons
East: Ames, Des Moines Capitols, Dubuque, Mason City, Waterloo

IHSHL JV State Tournament February 26th-March 1st in St. Joe. MO  /  Varsity State Tournament March 8th-10th in Omaha, NE

The IBP Ice Center opens on November 20th, 1997 with a Grand Opening on December 4th. The Metros will play their first
game on the new ice December 14th against the Waterloo Warriors. Prior to the ice center opener, they played their first six home
games at the Audi.

Sioux City manages a second place finish in the west with a 18-8 record and a fourth place finish overall the 10 team league.
Kyle Worner leads the Metros and the League in scoring with 47 points. Twelve other Metros score over 10 points.
They have five players (Nick Mills, Willie Persinger, Worner, Creston Jensen, Jake Hinderman) earn All-Star honors. Four
players (Jensen,  Mills, Persinger, Worner) and head coach Walt Johnson in the Chicago Showcase.
 
The Metros would defeat the Omaha Lancers and bring home a fourth State Championship in eight seasons.  Greg Gill and
Jake Hinderman share the Tournament MVP awards

1998 IHSHL State Champions
 
  Left: Captains Willie Persinger, Nick Mills, Jake Hinderman and Clint Styles show off the 1998 IHSHL Championship Trophy. Nick Mills
 and Willie Persinger would earn spots on the IHSHL All-Star and Chicago Showcase teams. Jake would earn an All-Star honorable mention.  


Right: Like every good dog pile there's the goalie on the bottom!!!

Jake Hinderman              Nick Mills      
Metros 1995-99                     Metros 1995-98

Goalie Jake Hinderman and Captain Nick Mills celebrate another Metros win.

Metros Coaching Staff
Walt Johnson        Landon Blatchford          Mike Stiles         Rick Dohrmann
Head Coach                    JV Head Coach                       Manager                       Team Rep
 
Walt takes the Metros Head Coaching position for a second time. He was also the head coach during the infant seasons of the IHSHL
 coaching the 1980 and 1981 seasons. His talent pool was much deeper this time around eventually winning two state championships and flirted with a third.
Head coach Chicago Show Case

Landon Blatchford joins as Assistant coach. No stranger to successful hockey Landon played in four consecutive State Championship games;
 winning two of them in 1990 and 1991

Mike Stiles and Doc Dorhrman join for first of many seasons

High Scorers
 Kyle Worner             Jeff Kempter               Brent Sanders              Clint Stiles            Chresten Jensen

 

Kyle Worner will lead the way with a team leading 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points this regular season. Jeff Kempter and
 Brent Sanders are second with 28 points, Jeff with 11 goals and Brent with 14 goals. Clint Stiles would record 10 goals and
15 assists, and for the third time in three seasons Chresten Jensen finishes as a Metros top five scorer with 11 goals and 13 assists.
Thirteen Metros score ten or more points this season.

Heavy Hitters
         Clint Stiles             Dusty Browning          Matt LeGree             Chris Lohr             Kyle Worner            

Top five scorer Clint Stiles and Dusty Browning both record 73 minutes in the box this season. Matt LeGree finishes just six minutes
shy of the leaders with 67 minutes. Chris Lohr would record 60 minutes and Metros leading scorer Kyle Worner would round out the
 list with 57 penalty minutes

97-98 Between the Pipes
Between the pipes, the season looks good for the Metros, Like several years past they are able to again place
and experienced goalie in the starting position in junior Jake Hinderman.  Along side him is another experienced
youngster Ryan Dohrmann, waiting and willing to fulfill his duty as the back-up.  Jake will take on most of the
varsity games recording a 14-8 record but Ryan will still se time in four games winning all of them. Together the
put in a third place regular season record of  18-8. However this tandem is not done yet, after being absent from the
championship game for three seasons the Metros are back, they defeat the Omaha Lancers 3-2, Jake along with
teammate Greg Gill are named Tournament MVP's.

Jake Hinderman                                                      Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1995-99                                                                          Metros 1995-01
 
The junior varsity also has a banner season winning its first ever Regular Season Championship. Ryan Dohrmann will
lead the way this season recording an amazing 14-1-4 record. Chris McCline will add five winds and Nick Schultz an
additional win giving the Metros a 20-2-4 record. Tournament play saw the Metros back in the championship game but
lose in overtime the the Kansas City Jets.

Did You Know...the orange seats currently in the IBP Ice Center were from the Auditorium.  Originally, the removable seats,
"C" section, These were the seats that folded in-out in front of the Balcony section.

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000

Sophomore Robbie Lessard

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Kyle Worner              Brent Sanders            Clint Stiles                 Nick Mills           Willie Persinger

 

Chresten Jensen        Jake Hinderman       Walt Johnson      

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Kyle Worner    Brent Sanders    Clint Stiles   Nick Mills    Willie Persinger

 Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Nick Mills    Willie Persinger     Kyle Worner    Chresten Jensen*    Jake Hinderman*
* Honorable Mention

1998 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
    Kyle Worner   Chresten Jensen   Nick Mills    Willie Persinger
Head Coach: Walt Johnson

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / Moylan Tranquility Iceplex Omaha, NE

Sioux City ends the regular season with eighteen wins and eight losses; second best in the west and third best overall. Regular season
champs from Des Moines and the Gladiators both grab an additional victory during the season. Dubuque, Mason City and the
Lancers all finished with winning seasons.

Quarter-Final Game
2-Metros vs.
Dubuque Devils-1

March 6th, 1998
The Metros open against the .500 Devils and recorded wins both times they played this season with the Metros outscoring
 the Devils 18-8. The game saw both team's defense playing at a high level, with Sioux City recording just five shots and Dubuque
just four in the opening period. However, one of those shots from Greg Gill would foil the Devil goaltender for a one goal lead.
The Metros would pick up the pace in the second launching eleven shots on goal, this time it was Chresten Jensen who found
 the back of the net. The Devils  returned the favor in the final period; putting a dozen shots on goal but goaltender
 Jake Hinderman would remain nearly perfect, stopping twenty of the Devils twenty-one attempts.

Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Omaha Gladiators-1

March 7th, 1998
Saturday meeting with the west divisions best team and regular season runner-up the Omaha Gladiators. The Metros did beat
the Gladiators two of the three meeting this season so this game could go either way. Both goaltenders were flawless in the first
but in the second the Gladiators did beat Jake and take the lead. However, the third period was all Sioux City; Clint Stiles,
Greg Gill
and Dusty Browning all grabbed red-lighters and goaltender Jake Hinderman again would give-up
just a single goals on twenty attempts.

Championship Game
3-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-2

March 8th, 2002
Sunday's championship finds the Metros matched-up with the home town Jr. Lancers; fresh off an upset over the top ranked
Des Moines Capitols. The Metros won three of the four regular season meetings, but none of the games were by more than
twogoals.
Chresten Jensen
would waste no time putting the Metros on top scoring just a minute and twenty-seven seconds into
the game.  However, the Jr. Lancers would also retaliate twice before the period ended. Sioux City would dominate
the second period; Greg Gill would get the equalizer and Clint Stiles the game winner at the twelve minute mark.
Goaltender Jake Hinderman was perfect the final two periods and stopped a game total twenty six of twenty-eight
 Jr. Lancers scoring attempts.

Greg Gill and Jake Hinderman were name the State Tournament's Co-Most Valuable Players. Greg would record
 a tournament high of three goals and an assist while Jake would allow just four goals on sixty-nine scoring attempts.

 

Sioux City Metros Jr. Varsity
The Junior Varsity would win the regular season championship this season, setting the table for two unprecedented championship
weekends next March in Sioux City and St. Joe

JV State Tournament held February 26th-March 1st in St. Joe, MS

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
February 27th-March1st / Bode Ice Arena St. Joe, MO
The regular season champion
ship would come through Sioux City this season. Finishing just a point ahead of the east division
 champs from Mason City they earn twenty wins and just two losses and four ties. This is Sioux City's first JV regular season
championship.
. They place five scorers; Matt Tonjum, Dusty Browning, Brant Mozak, Dustin White and Robbie
Lessard
among the top ten league scorers.

Zach Lanning, Brant Mozak and Dusty Browning would score goals in the opening round sending the Metros to the
semi-finals. Dusty Browning and Brant Mozak also recorded goals in the win over Waterloo.

The tournament's championship game features a meeting between the west division's two best teams; Sioux City and Kansas
City. Meeting four times this season, the teams tied twice and split the other two games. This one looked to be close and it
eventually it did not disappoint.

The first period saw the only scoring for the next seventy-five plus minutes of playing time when Robbie Lessard and
Dusty Browning traded goals with the Blades. After that, neither goalie could be foiled until just over two
 minutes into the fourth overtime when a shot got passed a worn-out goaltender Ryan Dohrmann.


Quarter-Final Game                             Semi-Final Game                            Championship Game
    3-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-1          2-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-0        2-Metros vs. KC Blades-3 4OT

February 27th, 1998                                         February 28th, 1998                                     March 1st, 1998        


IHSHL Academic Awards

This marks the first season that league players are recognized for outstanding academic achievement. Two separate awards are the Presidents
Senior Academic Achievement Award presented to graduating players with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. The seasonal Academic
Achievement Award is presented to each player with a 3.0 GPA or greater that season

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
No Metros Players Selected

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards

Chad Blanche      Adam Feist       Ben Gill      Jake Hinderman       Chresten Jensen      Robbie Lessard   Chris McCline  
  Nick Mills     Willie Persinger      Brent Sanders     Clint Stiles    Matt Tonjum     Kyle Worner

 



The Lincoln Jr. Stars and  Des Moines Oak Leafs would join the league adding a team in both divisions for a total of 12 teams in the league.
They play a 20 game schedule. Varsity State Tournament held March 12th-14th in St. Joe, MS

East: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols & Oak Leafs, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
West: Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators & Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, St Joe Griffons and the Lincoln Stars

The Metros would finish the season second place in the west and third place overall in the 12 team league. Offence was the theme as the Metros
poured in  163 goals in just 20 regular season games. For the second time, Kyle Worner would lead the Metros in scoring while nine other players
would tally 20 plus points. Kyle Worner is a top ten league scorer as is Jake Hinderman as top ten league goaltender.

The Metros would continue their winning way and capture another IHSHL Championship, their fifth in nine seasons.
The Metros would start out the tournament with a convincing 6-1 win over the Waterloo Warriors.  Like the JV team the week before,
they found themselves paired up with the top seeded Des Moines Capitols. However, the Metros would come from behind to win in an
exciting 7-6 victory. The championship game took extra periods but the Metros defeated the Kansas City Jr. Blades 3-2
Kyle Worner scored two Metro goals and added an assist to Trent Mozak's game winner in the second overtime.

Metros Coaching Staff
  Walt Johnson         Landon Blatchford      Rick Dohrmann
Head Coach                      JV Head Coach                 Team Rep
   
head coach West All-Stars

High Scorers
Kyle Worner           Brent Sanders                Ben Deck              Matt Tonjum           Brant Mozak   


For the second season in a row, Kyle Worner sets the scoring pace with forty-nine points, including a team high twenty-nine assists.
 He also places among the leagues to five top scorers. Brent Sanders leads the team with twenty-two goals and forty-two points.
Ben Deck records fifteen goals and twenty-five assists.  Matt Tonjum scores fifteen goals for thirty-seven points
 and Brant Mozak rounds out the top five with  nine goals and thirteen assists.

Heavy Hitters
     Kyle Worner             Jeff Kempter               Ben Deck             Brandon Lake          Dustin   White      

In addition to his team leading 49 points, Kyle Worner out paces all the Metros with 82 penalty minutes-that's nearly four minutes
a game. Jeff Kempter was a distant second with 58 minutes. Top five scorer Ben Deck records 38 minutes and Brandon
Lake 33 minutes. Robbie Lessard and Dustin White both rounded out the top five with 32 penalty minutes.

98-99 Between the Pipes
Senior Jake Hinderman will carry the mail this season for the Metros. Backing him up is fourth season is sophomore Ryan
Dohrmann
and two traditional sophomores, Ross Patrick and Chris McCline. Jake sees most of the games this season
 and rightfully so; he post a thirteen wins and just four losses. Ross, Ryan and Chris split the remaining games collectively
earning an eight and one record. The Metros finish second in the west tied with Kansas City and fifth overall during the
regular season but save their best for last winning their second State Championship is as many seasons.

Jake Hinderman                                                      Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1995-99                                                                          Metros 1995-01
 
Senior Jake Hinderman  takes on the starting position among his youthful back-ups seeing time in eighteen games and posting thirteen
wins, including a shut-out against Kansas City. He is a top eight league goaltender with a .902 goals against average. Jake would lead
the Metros to victory in all three State Tournament games giving the Metros a repeat championship. Experienced Ryan Dohrmann
 would take on the varsity back-up duties seeing time in four games and posting a two and one record. Sharing in  the JV starting
duties Ryan logged time in seven games and finished with five wins and two ties. His .918 goals against average is third best
among all junior varsity goaltenders. 

Ross Patrick                        Chris McCline                    Marie Withchey
    Metros 1998-01                               Metros 1997-99                             Metros 1998-01
       Four of the five Sioux City goaltenders; Ryan, Ross, Chris and Marie split the junior varsity duties with all four seeing time. They
would record a winning record  of twenty wins compared to just three losses and three ties enough for as second place finish in
the west and third overall.   
 
Ross Patrick
would log  time in four varsity games posting a 3-0 record give-up just five goals total. He would earn a
majority of the Junior Varsity starts, posting an eight-two record; his .918 goals against average was third best among all
JV goaltenders. Chris McCline also splits varsity and JV recording a 3-0 varsity  and a 2-1 junior varsity record; in just
four JV games he records a pair of shut-outs. Marie Withchey would see eight JV games this season also posting a
winning record of  five wins and and a tie.

Repeat IHSHL Champions

   



Metro Players and coaches celebrate a second in a row IHSHL Championship; a 3-2 double overtime win over the Kansas City Blades.

98-99 Between the Pipes
Both Jake Hinderman and Ryan Dohrmann returns this season a year older and a year more experienced and ready to
defend their IHSHL Championship. Also joining the Metros goalies corps are sophomores Ross Patrick, Chris McCline
and Marie Witchey. Jake will carry the mail again this season posting a winning 13-4 record but the young goalies all
seeing some varsity action; Ryan would go 2-1, Chris and Ross both would go 3-0.  The Metros finish the season with a 15-5
record, a tie for the second spot with the Kansas City Jets. Thee games later the Metros and the Jets would get the chance
to break the tie in the IHSHL championship game. It is the Metros who come out in tope in a 3-2 victory giving the Metros
another second championship in a row.

The Junior Varsity would also have success this season with a reliable rotation. All four of the underclassmen
would see time and post winning records; Ross Patrick  8-2, Ryan Dohrmann & Marie Witchey 5-0 and
Chris McCline
2-1. The Metros would meet up with the Jets again a week later in the JV Championship game and
come out victorious beating the Jets 2-1

Landon Blatchford
Landon Blatchford is the only SYHA/Metro player to both win IHSHL / MHSHL championships as both a player and coach.
He would play four seasons with the Metros making an appearance in the tournament championship game all four seasons. The Metros
would win back-to-back Championships in '91 & '92. After high school, Landon joined the Metros coaching staff and in '98 & '99 helped
the Metros to another pair of tournament championships.

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000
 

Did You Know...Robbie Lessard received the  98-99 Greater Siouxland Athletic Association's Most Valuable Player Award

IHSHL All-Star Game
7-West All-Stars vs. East All-Stars-4
March 6th / IBP Ice Center / Sioux City, IA
Metros Head Coach Walt Johnson would help lead the west division All-Stars to victory in this win over the east division counterparts.
Brent Sanders
scored a pair of goals and Kyle Worner a goals and an assist. Greg Gill would record three assists and
 Robbie Lessard a single helper. Jake Hinderman would split the winning duties.

 

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000
1999 Chicago Showcase
   
Robbie Lessard. Other Metros playing on Team Tri-State are Brent Sanders, Kyle Worner and Goaltender Jake Hinderman

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Dusty Browning            Greg Gill           Jake Hinderman      Robbie Lessard       


 
Brent Sanders         Kyle Worner           Walt Johnson    
 

Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Dusty Browning    Greg Gill       Jake Hinderman       Robbie Lessard      Brent Sanders    Kyle Worner
Head Coach: Walt Johnson

 Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
Kyle Worner     Robbie Lessard     Jake Hinderman     Brent Sanders*     Greg Gill*    
* Honorable Mention

1998 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
    Kyle Worner   Brent Sanders    Jake Hinderman

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 12th-14th / Bode Ice Arena St. Joe, MO
Defending State Tournament champions the Sioux City Metros finish the season  as the west division's second best team and fourth
overall with fifteen wins and five losses. The Des Moines Capitols win the regular season championship and the Omaha Gladiators
just two points behind. Mason City, Kansas City, Waterloo and the Metros all finish with winning records.

Quarter-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-1

March 12th, 1999
The Metros open the tournament against the fifth seeded Waterloo Warriors. This is the first meeting between these two teams
this season. However, the Metros wasted no time establishing their quest for a second consecutive title. Tim Johnson,
Brant Mozak
and Matt Tonjum all scored first period goals and the Metros never looked back. The teams  would
trade goals in the second on a Kyle Worner red-lighter. Greg Gill and a second Matt Tonjum goal  in the third
would send the Metros to the next round.
 

Semi-Final Game
7-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-6

March 13th, 1999
In the match-up that many consider the "Championship Game" as the Defending Tournament Champs take on the Regular Season Champs.
Ben Deck and Matt Tonjum get the Metros on the board first and ahead by two. However, the Caps score the next three goals,
including one that crossed the goal line just as time expired. For a second time, Sioux City would grab the period's first two goals;
one from Brent Sanders and a second one from Matt Tonjum. The Caps were able to add one of their own keeping the contest
tied after two. Again, the teams would trade a pair of goals with Kyle Worner and Brent Sanders both tieing the game
after Des Moines scores. With just five minutes remaining in the game, the Capitols changed goaltenders, and seconds
later, Dustin White beat the cold goaltender for the game winning goal.


Championship Game
3-Metros vs. Kansas City Jr. Blades-2 2OT

March 14th, 1999
Both team enter the final game fresh-off tournament upsets; the Metros win over the Capitols and Kansas City's trouncing the
league's second best team the Omaha Gladiators. It would be the Metros who capitalize late in this eventual overtime thriller when
Kyle Worner would get the Metros on the board with just forty-seven seconds remaining. The middle period would remain a
stalemate with neither team finding the net.

Just thirty-eight seconds into the Kyle Worner would strike again putting the Metros ahead by two. However, two Metros
penalties would prove costly as the Blades would cash-in on both of the power play opportunities tieing the game. Entering the
first overtime both teams kept it defensive; with the Metros putting just three shots on goal and the Blades just five. The second
 overtime was more of the same until with 2:22 remaining Brant Mozak would take a Kyle Worner pass for the win and the
Metros second consecutive State Championship.

 

 


Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.

JV would finish second in the west division and third overall with a 14-3-3 record. Brant Mozak and Ben Deck would top the
league in scoring with 61 and 55 regular season points. Goalies Ryan Dohrmann and Ross Patrick would finish among the top ten
goaltenders in the League

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 5th-7th / IBP Ice Center Sioux City, IA
The JV team took to the friendly home ice of the IBP Ice Center to take on the beat the Mason City Mohawks 5-0.
Dustin White, Brant Mozak, Ben Deck, Brian Swanson
and Zach Lanning all scored goals for the Metros. Goaltender
Ryan Dohrmann would record the shut-out. The Metros are slated to take on the undefeated regular season champions
the Des Moines Capitols. However, the tournament favorites are upset by the Metros and advance to the championship game.

In a repeat match-up of last season's championship game; the Metros look to avenge their four overtime loss the the Blades.
Goals from Ben Deck and Zach Lanning put the Metros ahead for good. Goalie Ryan Dohrmann stopped twenty of the
 Blades scoring attempts and only surrendered two goals on fifty-six shots all weekend.


       Quarter-Final Game                        Semi-Final Game                       Seventh Place Game
    5-Metros vs. MC Mohawks-0          3-Metros vs. DM Capitols-1       2-Metros vs. KC Blades-1

  March 5th, 1999                                            March 6th, 1999                                      March 7th, 1999

 

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
No Metros Players Selected/Award???

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Mike Axelson      Chris Deck      Aaron Limoges      Casey Mills      Daren Rife      Sammy Schweigert
Jack Brooks      Kyle Jacobson      Bobby Murphy      James Roat      Jon Soole      Ricky Charteir      Joel Kempter
Cameron Newell     Billy Samuelson

 

 

 


 The State Championship is held March 10th-12th in Sioux City at the IBP Ice Center.

In the east: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols & Oak Leafs, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
In the west: Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators & Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, St Joe Griffons and the Lincoln Stars
22 Game regular season

The Metros will wear a special memorial patch for lost player Dustin White. They wear them for the two seasons that would have
been Dustin's junior and senior seasons.

The Metros would finish the season with a 14-7-1 record, tied with the Omaha Jr. Lancers for second place in the west division. They
would place two players (Ben Deck and Robbie Lessard) among the league's top 10 scorers. Goaltender Ryan Dohrmann leads all other
league goaltenders with a .935 save percentage and three shut-outs.

They would place five players on the IHSHL All-Star Team as well as head Coach Walt Johnson. Four players  would make All-State
Team as would four players make the Chicago Showcase team.

In their second chance in the same decade, the Metros have a chance at a State Championship Three-pete, however they would come
up short in a 3-0 loss the the Des Moines Capitols.

Metros Coaching Staff
  Walt Johnson         Landon Blatchford      Rick Dohrmann
Head Coach                      JV Head Coach                 Team Rep
 
Walt's last season transition from Landon to help future head coach Jeff Gray in transition.
All-Star West Coach

High Scorers
Ben Deck              Robby Lessard           Chris Porter            Ricky Nearman        Corey Mozak


Ben Deck makes the top five list again with thirty-six points, including a team leading twenty assists. He is also among the top five
IHSHL leading scorers. Robby Lessard finishes second in scoring with thirty-two points and a team leading twenty-four goals.
 He also finished among the league's top ten scorers. Chris Porter and Ricky Nearman both score eight goals and fifteen
assists and Corey Mozak grabs the fifth place spot with four goals and eleven assists.

Heavy Hitters
Ben Deck              Brian Swanson            Zac Lanning       Andy Hockenson         Chris Porter     

Leading scorer Ben Deck would also set the penalty minute pace with 84 minutes. Brian Swanson would finish a distant second with
64 minutes in the box and Zac Lanning right behind him with an hour in the box. Andy Hockenson would finish with 44 minutes and
top three scorer Chris Porter would also record 40 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Corey Mozak
...17-21-38   James Davies...14-6-20   Casey Mills...2-13-15   Cameron Newell...4-4-8   Ben Gill...4-3-7

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Corey Mozak
...46   Jesse Cowles...38   Mike Axelson...35   Beau Freese...34    Casey Mills...30   Andy Vogt...26

 1999-00 Between the Pipes
Sioux City again prepares to start the season with two experienced and proven goalies; juniors Ryan Dohrmann, back for his fifth
 season, and Ross Patrick are tasked with the defense of their  previous two year's tournament success.
 Ryan and Ross fall into a solid rotation and both post winning records, Ryan 8-4-1 and Ross 6-3 combining for a 14-7-1
record, good enough for a second place tie in the west and a fifth place overall. Along the way Ryan would get an
 All-Star Game Honorable Mention and receive the League's Silver Glove Award with a league best .935 save percentage.
 Ryan & Ross could get the Metros to the Championship game again but fall short to the regular season
champs the Des Moines Capitols.

Ryan Dohrmann                                                 Ross Patrick
   Metros 1995-01                                                                 Metros 1998-01
 
 Ryan:   record 8-4-1 Best GAA in the league at .935  3 shut-outs

Ross: 6-6   .868 save percentage

Travis Shoemaker                                             Marie Withchey
    Metros 1998-01                                                            Metros 1998-01

New comer sophomore Travis Shoemaker takes on the junior varsity starting duties, recording a 8-7-1 record. Ross Patrick
and Marie Witchey see JV action as well posting 2-0 and 1-2 records. Their 11-9-2 record is good for a fourth place finish
in the west and in the league.
 

 

Tim Johnson       Travis Shoemaker                          Ross Patrick                  Chris Porter
 Metros 1996-00             Metros 1999-02                                      Metros 1998-01                     Metros 1998-00
 

Corey Mozak      Trent Mozak       Brant Mozak
Metros1999-01        Metros 1995-98        Metros 1997-99

Robbie Lessard         Jesse Cowles
Metros 1996-2000          Metros 1998-01

 


After a two rebuilding seasons and a disappointing third-place finish, the Metros are back with a vengeance; again dominating the IHSHL winning
 two of the last three varsity championship games. The junior varsity would also grab honors, winning back-to-back championships as well.

Seniors
     Tim Johnson      Chris Ortman      Robbie Lessard
 

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000
2000 Chicago Showcase / April 12th-16th
   
Team Tri-State would start out with a opening round victory over Team Southwest. Game two saw Team Northeast as the challenger
and the three-staters made short work of them with a 7-4 win. Game three resulted resulted in a loss to the favored team from
Alaska 7-1. The Consolation game pitted the two second seeds from the pool C but Team Tri-State would fall short 5-4. Metros
Robbie Lessard would record three goals and a pair of assists in the tournament. Other Metro scorers were Brian Swanson and
Brandon Lake with a pair of assists and Ben Deck with a goal and an assist.

Chris Porter

Local SYHA and Metro player Chris Porter becomes the first Sioux City player to play in the National Hockey League. After a season
playing for the Lincoln Stars and four more for the University of North Dakota, Chris would join the rank of professionals playing six seasons
for the for the St. Louis Blues and two for the Minnesota Wild. he is currently playing in the AHL for the Providence Bruins.

IHSHL All-Star Game
2-West All-Stars vs. East All-Stars-6
March 4th / North Iowa Ice Arena / Mason City, IA
The West All-Stars would struggle against the stronger east division players in the meeting of the league's best players.
Ryan Dohrmann, Brian Swanson, Robbie Lessard, Ben Deck and Ricky Nearman were the Metros on-ice representatives and
 Head Coach Walt Johnson and Assistant Coach Landon Blatchford worked the west division's bench.

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
 Ryan Dohrmann        Brian Swanson            Ben Deck            Robby Lessard        Ricky Nearman       Walt Johnson       


Iowa High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Ryan Dohrmann   Brian Swanson          Robbie Lessard        Ben Deck          Ricky Nearman
All-Star Game West Coach: Walt Johnson
 
Iowa High School Hockey League All-State Team
     Brian Swanson          Robbie Lessard        Ben Deck*      Ryan Dohrmann*
* Honorable Mention

1999 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Sioux City Players
Brian Swanson    Brandon Lake     Robbie Lessard    Ben Deck

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 10th-12th / IBP Ice Center Sioux City, IA
The Metros enter the tournament with a rare opportunity; a chance to win the State Title three times in a row. The regular season
finds the Metros mired in the middle of the pack finishing the season tied for second in the west and fifth among the twelve teams.
Two season ending losses to the Gladiators knocked the Metros out of first place in the west and forcing a tie with the
 Gladiators for second place. The east is uncharacteristically strong this season with Des Moines winning the league
championship with Mason City and Waterloo close behind as the league's top point getters.

Quarter-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Mason City-2

March 10th, 2000
Sioux City gets one of the east's top teams in the Mason City Mohawks. The teams met twice and the Mohawks defeated
the Metros both times. An unlikely scoring source would surface during the first game; Andy Hockenson, who scored just
a single goal all season, would explode for three of the four Metros goals. His natural hat trick was briefly interrupted by
a fourth Metro goals by Brian Swanson. The Mohawks would grab a goals in the first and second periods narrowing
the lead to two. However, goaltender Ryan Dohrmann was perfect in the third stopping all eight shots on goal
and a Ben Deck tally put the game out of reach of the Mohawks.

Semi-Final Game
9-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-8 OT

March 11th, 2000
Offering up one of two first round upsets, the Dubuque Devils are jacked-up after thoroughly beating the west's best team,
the Omaha Gladiators. Sioux City would jump all over the Mohawks scoring three goals by Ricky Nearman, Chris Porter
and Ben Deck in the first period. Despite four more second period  tallies from Brant Mozak & Robbie Lessard and
second goals from Nearman and Deck. However, the Devils would not go away as they to forced three red-lighters
of their own, but still behind by four goals.

The teams would exchange goals at the beginning of the third period on a Brandon Lake red-lighter. With a comfortable
four goal lead, the Metros seemed to take take their foot off the gas but the Devils didn't. With just eleven minutes remaining
in the game, they explode for four unanswered goals; tieing the game, capturing the momentum and sending it to overtime.

The extra period saw both teams battle back and forth for nearly seven and a half minutes, until Cory Mozak would end the
game on a Chris Porter assist. Leaving Coach Walt Johnson with no fingernails and the Metros with a chance to do what no
IHSHL team has ever done.

Championship Game
0-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-3

March 12th, 2000
The Metros road to three-pete would have to go through the regular season champions and tournament favorites from Des Moines. The
Metros faced the caps twice this season winning one and losing one. Sioux City had also hoped to put the disastrous third period
melt-down the day before behind them.

As the game started it was the Caps with the zing in their step; launching seventeen shots on goal and jumping out to a two goal lead.
Despite another Capitols goal in the second, the Metros would appear to pick-up the pace outshooting the visitors with nine shots on
goal. The third period was scoreless, the Metros could muster just five failed shots on goal and were fruitless on two power plays
 including a brief 5-3 opportunity.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 3rd-5th / North Iowa Ice Arena Mason City, IA
The Metros finish the season forth in the west and ties for fifth overall. The Defending champions have an up hill battle
 ahead of them. The weekend's first opponent is the Des Moines Capitols. The Metros leave their offence on the bus and
are easily dispatched by the Caps. It doesn't get any better for the last season's state champs; Casey Mills scores the
only goal in this beating by the Oak Leafs. The final game sees some of the missing Metros offence; Cory Mozak,
Alex Lyle
and James Davies all scored regulation goals with Jesse Cowels grabbing the sudden death winner
 with just a minute and twenty seconds gone. Travis Shoemaker would turn aside seventeen Warriors shots.

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Seventh Place Game
    0-Metros vs. DM Capitols-3          1-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-6       4-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-3

  March 7th, 2003                                            March 8th, 2003                                      March 9th, 2003

 

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Aaron Limoges   Jon Soole   James Roat

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better

                                                 Mike Axelson      Jesse Cowels      Ben Gill      Brandon Lake      Robby Lessard       Aaron Limoges  
                                                                   Casey Mills                 Ricky Nearman                 Ross Patrick               Chris Porter 

Sioux City Metros Cheerleaders:
Alicia Baier        Christina Goeden         Laura Goeden      Jennifer Lee     Carol Reeves
        

 

 
The St Joe Griffons leave the league and are replaced by the Quad City Patriots. The Des Moines Oak Leafs move to the west division.
The league remains 2 teams divided into two divisions playing a 28 games schedule.
State Tournament held  March 9th-11, 2001 in Mason City, IA

In the east: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
In the west: Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators & Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs and the Lincoln Stars

This season makes the 25th Anniversary of the Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL)

The Metros finish third in the west with a 16-11-1 record. The would lead the league in penalties with 644 minutes. Ben Deck would lead
the league in scoring with 48 points and Ryan Dohrmann finish as the league's third best goalie. Four players would make the All-Star
Team and four players the Chicago Showcase.

The JV would struggle this season and finish tied for last place in the west with a 6-17-5 record. Sammy Schweigert would finish in the top
ten league scorers.

JV State Tournament held  March 2nd-4th, 2001 in Dubuque, IA

Metros Coaching Staff
Dave Davies        Landon Blatchford         Jeff Gray           Rick Dohrmann
Head Coach           Assistant/JV Head Coach      Asst /Asst JV Coach      Team Manager/Rep
  
 

High Scorers
Ben Deck                Corey Mozak          Ricky Nearman       Brian Swanson           Kyle Rogers

For the second season in a row, Ben Deck would lead the way with a team leading 22 goals and 26 assists. Also top scorers last
season; Corey Mozak would post 16 goals and 12 assists and Ricky Nearman  seven goals and 14 assists. No stranger to the hitters
list, Brian Swanson would finesse his game a bit this season and record eight goals and 19 total points. Froshman Kyle Roger would
round out the top scorers with a dozen goals and six helpers.

Heavy Hitters
   Brandon Lake           Jesse Cowles         Brian Swanson          Andy Vogt              Zach Lanning    

Brandon Lake sets a new Metros penalty minute record with 97 penalty minutes. Jesse Cowles is a distant second with 70 minutes.
Also a top five scorer this season, Brian Swanson finishes with 66 penalty minutes, Andy Vogt a minor ahead of another top five
scorer Zac Lanning with 50 penalty minutes.

 

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Sammy Schweigert...
10-16-26   Cody Muir...9-7-16   Jack Brooks...12-2-14   Rick Charteir...7-7-14   Joel Kempter...4-4-8

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Brandon Dicks...
68   Cody Muir...48   Sammy Schweigert...44   Steve Babe...44   Rick Charteir...42  

Between the Pipes
Ryan Dohrmann is back for his sixth season as a Metro; joining him is returning senior Ross Patrick for his third season.
Loaded with league play and tournament experience the Ryan & Ross tandem looks to be one of the favorites to repeat their
previous success's. As in the past they work a perfect rotation and split the varsity workload; They both record winning
records of 7-5-1 and 9-6-1 but their combined success is only good for a third place division and a fifth place overall finish.
Ryan will win another IHSHL Silver Glove Award posting the leagues third best save percentage of .921

Ryan Dohrmann                                                                      Ross Patrick  
   Metros   1995-01                                                                                        Metros 1998-01
 

Three junior varsity goalies, Marie Witchey, Travis Shoemaker & Ryan McClennen, would see action this season,
however the JV metros would struggle this season and only muster six wins compared to seventeen losses and five tie games.
Marie would finish here senior season with most of the JV starts and ending with a 4-7-3 record. Travis & Ryan would also
combine for a couple of wins and nine losses and a tie.


 

 
Senior goaltender Ryan Dohrmann start his last season as a Metro with a very noteworthy distinction, he has played six seasons of high
school hockey. Joining the Metros as a seventh grader where he would see time in five junior varsity games. The seasoned veteran would post
a 7-5-1 record and winning another IHSHL Silver Glove Award, posting the league's third best save percentage of .921

 

 Jeremy McClennen        Ben Gill                                    Andy Vogt          Casey Mills
         Metros 1997-01              Metros 1997-01                                     Metros 1999-02           Metros 1998-02
 



   Andy Vogt                                                            Ricky Nearman
Metros 1999-02                                                                            Metros 1998-01
 
Shown here during his second of three Metro season is junior Andy Vogt. Misses just three varsity games during the twenty-eight game
season; recording both four goals and four assists. His fifty-two penalty minutes if fourth highest among his teammates.

Senior Ricky Nearman records seven goals and eighteen assists this season. His eighteen points is third best among all Metros
scorers and his forty-eight penalty minutes just  behind the teams top five Heavy Hitters.

 

Cory Mozak
Metros 1999-01

Corey Mozak would log just a pair of seasons with the Metros. This season the returning sophomore season he would record
 sixteen goals including a team leading seven power play tallies, and a dozen assists; his twenty-eight points is second best among
all Metro scorers.
Corey would go on to play his remaining two high School seasons with the Pikes Peak Minors Triple A program before playing
 two more seasons in the NAHL for the Helena Bighorns and the Fargo-Moorhead Jets. Cory would also play two seasons
at the University of Wisconsin at Stout before returning to Sioux City and becoming active in the SYHA program. Cory
would join the Metros coaching staff in 2009 as an assistant coach for two seasons.

 Jesse Cowles                                                    Jeremy McClennen
Metros 1998-01                                                                       Metros 1997-01     
 
Jesse Cowles logs three seasons for the Metros. Splitting time between  the varsity and JV during his first two seasons. He records
a pair of goals and four assists during his first two JV seasons. Jesse would see significant time at the varsity level where he would
 eventually record four goals and six assists in fifty-seven regular season varsity games

Jeremy McClennen plays four seasons for the Metros. He would miss just a single game this regular season. This season, the
 senior forward would add a goal and add four assists to his total varsity stats bringing his total to ten goals and ten assists. He would
split some junior varsity time his first two seasons recording seven goals and four assists.

 

Alex Lyle              Ben Gill                                     Mike Axelsen            Casey Mills
Metros 1999-02           Metros 1997-01                                         Metros 1999-02               Metros 1998-02
 
Alex Lyle
Ben Gill
Mike Axelson
Casey Mills

Joel Kempter
Metros 2000-03

Joel Kempter is pictured here during his first season as a Metro, the sophomore would spend the next three seasons guarding
the Metros blue line. Starting this season splitting time between the JV and varsity schedules he would record a pair of varsity assists
and round out the junior varsity High Scorers list with four goals and four assists. Two seasons later, the team Captain would help
lead the Metros to their third League Championship in six seasons.

7-Metrso vs. Quad City Presidents-3
February 24th / Sioux City Ice Center
Cory Mozak          Kyle Rogers
  Metros 1999-01           Metros 2000-02 

Cory Mozak records an assists on one of Kyle Rogers two goals this Saturday. Ben Deck leads the scoring with a Hat Trick and three
 additional assists including the game winnig red-lighter. Brian Swanson is also a two goal scorer this afternoon.

 

5-Metrso vs. Quad City Presidents-2
February 25th / Sioux City Ice Center
Cody Muir                                                                  
Cory Mozak
Metros 19xx-xx                                                                                    Metros 1999-01
   
Cody Muir score in this final goals of the game. Joel Kempter celebrates with Jesse Cowles and Jeremy McClennen as they assist
in the Cody Muir goal

Cory Mozak punctuates his final game in Sioux City scoring a hat trick and leading the Metros to a season finale victory over the Quad
City Presidents. Ricky Nearman, Brandon Lake and Kyle Rogers would all add assist on Cory's red-lighters during the first, second
and third periods. Brian Swanson and Cody Muir would also add goals for the Metros.

Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1995-01
 
Goaltender Ryan Dohrmann give the Metros a much needed season ending victory over the Quad City Presidents. This win
secures a third place finish in the west division and a fifth place seed at next week's post season tournament. He would stop
twenty-two of the Presidents scoring attempts.

Junior Varsity
3-Metrso vs. Quad City Presidents-2
February 25th / Sioux City Ice Center
Marie Witchy

Metros 1998-01
 
Goaltender Marie Witchy works this win over Quad City. She would stop all buy two of the Presidents scoring attempts.
Ricky Charteir scored a hat trick in JV game 3-2 win. Linesman in background is past SYHA and Metros Player Tim McCormick

 

Senior Day
February 25th, 2001
Varsity Captain Brian Swanson                                         JV Captain Charlie Hansen    
Metros 1997-01                                                                                    Metros 1998-01
 
Brian Swanson would complete his four seasons as a Metro as one of the teams top five high scorers and heavy hitters. Always a staple
on the Heavy Hitters list he bring his offensive game this season where he would record nineteen points. Brian always lead by example
and was the obvious choice to be selected team Captain as well as the Metros Most Valuable Player. He would also earn return trips
to both the IHSHL All-Star Game & the Chicago Showcase as well as a second selection to the  IHSHL All-State Team. In 2000 he
would also receive the SYHA/Metros Dustin White Award.

Charlie Hansen
would wear the captain's C for the Metros Junior Varsity team. Logging time in both varsity and JV games, he would
play a full JV schedule, post a pair of goals and help out on five other Metros goals. He would also record 22 penalty minutes.
 

Varsity Alternate Captain Ben Deck                         Varsity Alternate Captain Ricky Nearman
Metros 1997-01                                                                                      Metros 1998-01
 
Ben Deck would finish his Metro career is fine fashion. For the second season in a row he would lead the Metros in scoring, posting
22 goals and 26 assists. These 48 points would make him the IHSHL's leading scorer, the previous season his 36 points place him
among the top six scorers in the league. For the second time in two seasons he would be chosen to play in both the IHSHL the All-
Star Game
and the Chicago Showcase as well as a second selection to the IHSHL All-State Team.

Ricky Nearman would cap-off his three years as a Metro as a top three scorer for the second time. This senior season saw him
record seven goals and 21 points. The prior season saw him finish atop the leading scorers again with eight goals and 21 points. He
would earn his second in a row All-Star Game and All-State Team selections. During his junior season he would receive the Metros
Most Improved Player Award.

Ryan Dohrmann                                                                Ben Gill
         Metros 1997-01                                                                              Metros 1997-01

 
Ryan Dohrmann  would wrap up a terrific career high school career backstopping a team that probably should have been a
tournament contender. He would log fourteen games and finish with a 7-5-1 regular season record. For the second time in as many
seasons, he would finish as one of the league's Silver Glove Award winners given to the top three IHSHL goaltenders. This seasons
.923 save percentage was good for third place and during the prior season his .935 was best in the league. During his junior season he
was selected to the IHSHL All-Star Team as well as the All-State Team. During his senior season he received a All-Star Game
Honorable Mention as well as the Metros 7th Man Award.

Did You Know...Ryan Dohrmann is the only Metro player to have been rostered for six (6) high school seasons. During the
1995-96 season, as a 7th grader, he played in five junior varsity games garnering his first of many wins to come over the next
 six seasons.

Ben Gill would log for seasons for the Metros. While not a high production player he brought the size and physical play to the rink
every game. A great team leader and a coaches dream, Ben was always a factor on every game and lead by example. During his
senior season he would log a full season and record a pair of goals, four helpers and 44 penalty minutes.

Zach Lanning                                                               Jesse Cowles
 Metros 1997-01                                                                                Metros 1998-01

 
Zach Lanning
Jesse Cowles

Brandon Lake                                                                     Ross Patrick
  Metros 1998-01                                                                                        Metros 1998-01
 
Brandon Lake would end his senior season as the leader of the heavy hitting Metros. His physical play would top the Metros
heavy hitters list and set a new  Metros record for penalty minutes. His 97 Minutes would be a Metro high for the next six seasons.
Brandon would  also share top penalty minute honors with three other League players this season. He would also find the net three
times and record 6 assists. This season found him earning his second in a row All-Star Game selection and All-State Team honors.
He would receive the SYHA/Metros Dustin White Award in 2001.

Ross Patrick would complete the senior season with a winning 9-6 record and would also add another shut-out to his stats. He
boasted a save percentage of .906 placing him among the top ten goalies in the league. During this season he would also earn a
selection to the IHSHL All-State Team.

Did You Know...Ross comes from a long line of Patrick goaltenders; his brother Craig worked the crease for three seasons
 (1979-82) and his other brother Scott for four seasons (79-82)

Jeremy McClennen                                                        Marie Witchy        
Metros 1997-01                                                                            Metros 1998-01   
 
Jeremy McClennen
Marie Witchy

 

Dustin White Memorial Service
February 25th, 2001
 

 

 

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Ben Deck           Rickey Nearman        Brandon Lake        Brian Swanson            Jeff Gray


Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Ben Deck   Rickey Nearman     Brandon Lake    Brian Swanson
All-Star Game Coach West; Jeff Gray
Iowa
High School Hockey League First All-League Team
Ben Deck
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-League West Team
Ben Deck      Brian Swanson
 
Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Showcase Team Midwest
Ben Deck       Brian Swanson

 

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 9th-11th / Mason City, IA
Sioux City would post sixteen wins this season earning the third spot in the west division and fifth place overall. They
open the tournament against the IHSHL's second best team from Mason City.

Quarter-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-5

March 9th, 2001
Ben Deck would get the Metros on the board  half way thorough the first but Mason City would retaliate tieing the game after
the first period. The Mohawks would grab two more tallies before Brian Swanson closed the gap and gave the Metros some
hope. However, two more unanswered Mohawk goals in the third, put the game out of reach for the Metros, sending them to
the consolation bracket.

Semi-Final Game
5-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-2

March 10th, 2001
Taking on the Dubuque, the Metros still have a chance to rescue the tournament  despite that opening round loss. The Devils
managed just ten wins all season and was seeded last among the eight participating teams. Sioux City would jump on the Devils
 in the first period on goals by Corey Mozak and Kyle Rogers. The Devils would counter in the second with two goals of
their own.  However, the third period is all Sioux City; Joel Kempter tallies, Cory Mozak would grabs his second red-
lighter and Cody Muir puts the game out of reach for the Devils

Fifth Place Game
?-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-?

March 11th, 2001
Need Game info and score

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 2nd-4th / Five Flags Center Dubuque, IA

The Metros Junior Varsity team could garner just six win this season and failed to make the tournament cut-off

 

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Aaron Limoges   Jon Soole   James Roat

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Mike Axelson      Chris Deck      Aaron Limoges      Casey Mills      Daren Rife      Sammy Schweigert
Jack Brooks      Kyle Jacobson      Bobby Murphy      James Roat      Jon Soole      Ricky Charteir      Joel Kempter
Cameron Newell     Billy Samuelson

 

 

 


The league drops the East/West Division format. Remains at a 12 team league. This is the 26th IHSHL season. They play an expanded 33 games
schedule. The Tournament format is altered this season with the top eight teams according to points making the tournament.
 State Tournament held on March 1st-3rd in Dubuque, IA.

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators & Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs and the Lincoln Stars

The Metros would start out the tournament with an upset over the Des Moines Oak Leafs but fall short to second seed Mason City and
eventual tournament champions, the Omaha Lancers.


The Metros finish in the middle of the pack with a 20-13 record good enough for fifth place. Kyle Rogers would finish as the leagues third
leading scorer with 55 points. Kyle Rogers, Kyle Jacobson and Mike Axelsen would make the All-Star team and Kyle Rogers a unanimous
selection to the All-State Team.

JV State Tournament held March 8th-10th in Waterloo, IA
The JV rebounds from it last season disaster and finishes in fourth place with a 20-9-4 record just four points away from first place Caps.
 

Metros Coaching Staff
Jimmy Peck                 Jeff Gray        Landon Blatchford      Greg Rogers           Kirk Lukehart
Head Coach                    Assistant Coach             Assistant Coach               Team Manager                     Team Rep
 

Jimmy Peck
returns for a second time as the Metros Head Coach. With four past seasons behind the Metros bench he can boast
four winning seasons and first, second and third place finishes at the State Tournament. Jeff Gray and Landon Blatchford are
both experience Metros coaches with State Tournament Championship successes. Greg Rogers joins the team as the
Manager and Kirk Lukehart takes on the Team Rep duties.


 
High Scorers
Kyle Rogers             Kyle Jacobson          Alex Lukehart      Sammy Schweigert         Andy Vogt    

Also a top five team scorer last season, Kyle Rogers would set the pace in Metro scoring with a team leading thirty-two goals
and twenty-three assists. His thirty-two goals is second best and his fifty-five points is third best among all IHSHL players. Kyle
Jacobson
would finish in second with thirteen goals and twenty assists. Alex Lukehart would make his first of three showings
on the High Scorers list with a pair of goals and twenty assists. Sammy Schweigert would also make his first showing on the
list with eight goals and thirteen assists. Andy Vogt would bring some offence to the table this season and complete the
season with a dozen goals and eight assists. 


Heavy Hitters
Kyle Rogers            Aaron Limoges            Cody Muir          Cameron Newell           Andy Vogt      

Leading scorer Kyle Rogers would also lead the team in penalties with 75 minutes.  Aaron Limoges would finish a distant second
with 46 minutes in the box. Cody Muir, Cameron Newell and Andy Vogt would finish closely with 40, 39 and 38 penalty minutes.
 

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Alex Lukehart...28-25-53   Kyle Jacobson...15-20-35   Joel Kempter...17-10-27   Jack Brooks...7-17-24   Darin Rife...4-19-23
Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Brett Swanson...
38    Jack Brooks...32   Joel Kempter...28   Kyle Jacobson...26   Darin Rife...24  Javi Jackson/Andrew Galinsky...22

Between the Pipes
The Metros start the season with an experience trio of goaltenders. Senior Travis Shoemaker, junior Ryan McClennen and and
sophomore Beau Erickson will fall into a regular rotation; one that proves reliable enough to combine for a 20-15 record and get
the Metros a fifth place regular season finish. Travis and Beau would both finish with over .500 varsity seasons; posting 9-6 and
9-7 records.  The same three goalies would take on the junior varsity duties as well with Ryan taking most of the starts and posting
a 12-4-3 record. Travis and Beau would also take some JV time and record 4-2 and 4-3 records.

Beau Erickson
Metros 2001-04
 
Beau Erickson is shown here during his first season as a Metro. He would be joining the team as the third members of an already
experienced goal tending crew. However, his tremendous skills would help him rise to the top and end up sharing the starting goalie duties.
He would finish the season with a 9-7 varsity record and a 4-3-1 JV record as well as record 4 varsity shut-outs and just miss the league's
Silver Glove Award awarded to the top three goalies in the league.

Did You know...Beau would go on to play a season in the North American League before returning home to play for the Musketeers in
2005-06. He would eventually log three season playing at UConn and five seasons in the ECHL playing for the Ontario Reign.


Travis Shoemaker

Metros 1999-02
  
Travis Shoemaker would begin his senior year as the Metros starting goaltender. After two seasons of leadership from past SC Metro
State Championship goaltenders (Ryan Dohrmann & Ross Patrick) he would pick up the mantle as the starter. He would record
a 9-6 varsity record and a 4-2 JV record while posting a pair of shut-out wins.

Did You Know...That's past Metro player Tim McCormick officiating over Travis' shoulder. Tim played for the Metros for three
seasons (1987-90) and was an IHSHL State Championship runner-up two of those three seasons.

Ryan McClennen
Metros 2000-03
 
Ryan McClennen joins the Metros for the second of three season as a Metro. He is part of an experienced goaltending
staff that saw all three splitting time between the varsity and junior varsity schedule. Ryan would record a pair of victories at the
varsity level earning a save percentage of .887. He would assume the starting duties at the JV level finishing the season with a
12-4-3 and guiding the JV squad to a 20 win season with nine losses and four ties; just four points out of first place. Ryan will
retune next season as the Metros senior net minder and see significant time as the team makes a successful run at the
 State/League Championship.

Sammy Schweigert
Metros 2000-03

             Cody Muir                                           Sammy Schweigert        Bobby Murphy
            Metros 2000-03                                                         Metros 2000-03                   Metros 2000-03
 

Beau Erickson                Kyle Rogers   
Metros 2001-04                    Metros 2000-02

In a rare shot - two of the Metro's future professional players. Goaltender Beau Erickson would go on to play three seasons
and Kyle Rogers playing eight seasons both splitting time between the AHL and ECHL.

Kyle Rogers            Sammy Schweigert
Metros 2000-02                  Metros 2000-03    
 

   Jon Soole                                                                 Aaron Limoges
Metros 2000-03                                                                                 Metros 1999-03     
 
Left: Junior Jon Soole played part in the Metros defensive corps. He played a very smart but physical part of the game using his size
 and strength to the Metros advantage. He only missed three games this season, grabbing a pair of assists and only one minor penalty.
The following season Jon plays a large part in the defensive corps that helps the Metros win the State Tournament. He is also selected
the recipient of one of the SYHA's highest honors, the Ted Neby Award.

Right: Aaron Limoges joined the Metros for his this season as junior. He is selected as Metros Team Captain and is a Metros
 Heavy Hitter. He never missed a game during g the thirty-three game grind and recorded four goals and nine assists. Next season,
 the senior will help guide the Metros to their sixth League/State Championship. The two-time Metros Captain and leading defenseman
 tops the Metros Heavy Hitter list. He garners selections to the IHSHL All-Star Team, the League's Chicago Showcase team and
is the recipient of  another of SYHA's top honors; the Dustin White Award.

 

Joel Kempter    Travis Shoemaker   Mike Axelsen
Metros xx-xx            Metros xx-xx             Metros xx-xx

Mike Axelsen: IHSHL All-Star  IHSHL AllState Team

Kyle Jacobson
Metros 2001-02
 
Kyle Jacobson worked his whole way through the SYHA program and joined the Metros as a sophomore where he would finish his
first season as the Metros second leading scorer with 13 goals and 20 assists. He would also record an additional 35 points playing at
the JV level with 15 goals and 20 assists. Even as a young player, his play was dominate and a move to the Shattuck/St Mary's
 upper levels was imminent. After his stop in Minnesota, he would play in the NAHL for two seasons before joining the newly formed
University of Iowa Division I Club hockey team for four seasons. 

Andy Vogt
Metros 1999-02
 
Andy Vogt would play three seasons for the Metros. His senior season saw him make both the Metros High Scorer and
 Heavy Hitters top five lists.  He would post a dozen goals and add eight helpers; his twenty points was the fifth highest among
Metros scorers. Andy was not afraid of the corners and he played a very smart game one that kept his physical game in check
but still recording thirty-eight penalty minutes.

 

Daniel Limoges         Eddie Navarrete                         Travis Shoemaker         Andy Vogt
     Metros 2001-05                 Metros 2001-04                                       Metros 1999-02              Metros 1999-02
 

Cody Muir                                                             Casey Mills
Metros 2000-03                                                                         Metros 1998-02
 
Cody: Junior. Heavy hitter
Casey: senior Alternate Captain  Ted Neby Award

Beau Erickson                                                              Mike Axelsen  
Metros 2001-04                                                                                Metros 1999-02
 
Goaltender Beau Erickson makes a great save, but leaves the rebound sitting on the porch, fortunately Alternate Captain
Mike Axelsen is there to steer the biscuit safely into the corner.

Andy Vogt
Metros 1999-02
   
Andy Vogt, while not an official captain, often carried the mail from the bench. His great hockey knowledge and his enjoyment of the
game made him a terrific go-between. However, on occasion we might disagree. Here, he and I have a heated discussion, while coach
Landon Blatchford feeds him his lines. In the end though, me and Andy remain buds and he skates away knowing I was right again. On
the other hand...I'm not so sure about Landon.

Alex Lukehart
Metros 2001-04
 
Left: Sophomore Alex Lukehart would split his first season playing both varsity and JV. He would record a pair of varsity goals
and 20 assists placing him among the Metros top three scorers that season. He would  lead the Metros in JV scoring with a
whopping 28 goals and 25 assists. Those 53 points made him the second highest scorer in the league.



Kyle Rogers
Metros 2000-02
Kyle Roger's first season with the Metros saw the freshman player make the move right to the varsity squad. Recording a dozen
goals and six assists he would finish among the Metros top five scorers. He would be selected the Metros Rookie of the Year
 
Returning here for a second season, the sophomore would record a team leading thirty-two goals and twenty-three assists; his fifty-five
points was tops among the Metros team and third best among all League scorers. He would also record a team leading seventy-five
penalty minutes.

Kyle would play in the IHSHL All-Star game and be selected to both the West Division's All-Star and All-Division First Team as well
as both the All-State and All-League First Teams.
 
Kyle would leave Sioux City after his second season to play in the Ontario junior hockey league for the Buffalo Lighting scoring
thirty-nine points his first season and putting up a whopping thirty-three goals and forty-five assists his second season; over a
 point & a half per game. After three seasons at Niagara University, he would go on to play for the Toronto Marlies, Grand
 Rapids Griffins and the St. John's Icecaps in the AHL

Kyle would have one more faithful move to Toledo, Ohio and the ECHL. Playing five seasons for the Walleye, the three-time
top five scorer and three-time Team Captain would eventually become the face of the organization; in 2016 he would be inducted
into the Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame.

Joel Kempter
Metros 1999-03
 
Joel Kempter waits in front of a wide open Mason City net hoping for what could be the easiest goal of his life. Joel is shown here during his
junior season where he was a stalwart part of the Metros defensive corps. He would record five goals and five assists this season and add
40 penalty minutes to his Metros stats. However, the best was yet to come next season. Returning as one of the team leaders, he would don
 Captain honors and play an integral part in the championship success this season.
 

Sammy Schweigert
Metros 2000-03
 
Sammy Schweigert is in the middle of his three seasons as a Metro player. As a junior he will record eight goals and 13 assists, making
him the fourth highest Metro scorer. He would eclipse this offense production next season, again cracking the High Scorers list recording
eleven goals and 22 assists, fourth highest among Metro scorers and earning team Captain honors.

Kyle Jacobson
Metros 2001-02

Sophomore Kyle Jacobson is the first of three Jacobsons that would play through the SYHA & high school programs
and then progress on to play hockey at the junior and collegian levels. Kyle would be the first; playing for the Metros for
a single season netting thirteen goals and twenty assists ending the regular season as the second highest Metros scorer. After
a single season, he would finish his prep career playing for the Shattuck-St Mary's program. He would play in the North
 American League for three seasons and finish his college career playing hockey for the Iowa Hawkeyes

Did you Know...Both of Kyle's younger brothers, Derek and Larkin would both go on to play both junior and college hockey.
Both of them for two seasons for the Janesville Jets (NAHL) and then four seasons at the Universities of St. Thomas and Denver.

                   Chad Stewart           Bob Batcheller          Tim McCormick                         
Metros 1990-95    Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83     Metros 1987-90   

Three local officials, Chad Stewart, Bob Batcheller and Tim McCormick, pose for a picture before the final game of the season;
February 23rd a 5-4 overtime victory over the Ames Lil' Cyclones.

A Short-Lived Tradition
Waterloo, IA
 
What was on its way to a new Metro tradition was nixed right away. Hair cuts for the rookies was a one & done tradition.
Left: Alex Lukehart, Kyle Jacobson & Chase Kinchen show-off their new 'doos. Right: Cameron Newell stands next to his canvas.

 
Left: Daniel Limoges and Chris Deck sit back and contemplate the though of going to school on Monday. Right: Brett Swanson
points to where Beau Erickson should be looking for a photo that someday will be funny.


This will probably be known as the shortest tradition ever started.

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Mike Axelson          Kyle Jacobson      Cameron Newell         Kyle Rogers

Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
 
Mike Axelson      Kyle Jacobson      Kyle Rogers
Iowa
High School Hockey League First All-League Team
 Kyle Rogers
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-League Team
Kyle Rogers
 
Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Showcase Team Midwest
Cameron Newell

 

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 1st-3rd / Five Flags Center Dubuque, IA
Finishing in the middle of the regular season pack, the Metros are paired up against their similar in strength and record, the
Des Moines Oak Leafs. The Metros twenty wins and forty points was just two shy of the fourth seeded Oak Leafs. However,
the Metros like their chances having beaten the Leafs in all three meetings this season out-scoring them twelve goals to four;
including a four-nothing shut-out.

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-1

March 1st, 2002
This meeting is the fourth this season between the two teams. The Leafs that strike first in this game; they fire just seven shots
on goal; one of them finds the back of the net for a first period lead. However, in the second period
Kyle Rogers will tie the
game and Alex Lukehart would get the game-winner for the Metros. Kyle Rogers would grab his second goal of the
game with just under five minutes into the final period.  Goaltender Beau Erickson stops
all but on of the Leafs
thirty-two shots on goal.

Semi-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Omaha Lancers-1 3OT

March 2nd, 2002
Round two is going to be tough as the Metros meet the regular season champions from Omaha. The Lancers are fresh off
a dominating campaign that saw them lose just a single game all season and finish thirteen points ahead of the runner-up. On
paper this one looks to be all Omaha, but by the time three periods has ended the game remained deadlocked with neither
team able to find the net. It takes nearly another whole game before Omaha scores; sending the Metros to the
consolation game. Goaltender Beau Erickson stops all but one of the forty-six attempts including all
 twenty-seven in the opening two periods.

Consolation Place Game
2-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-3

March 3rd, 2002
After that disappointing and draining loss on Saturday to the league's best team, the Metros look to rebound as they take on
the league's second best team from Mason City. The Mohawks grab a goal each in the first and second periods giving them
a two score cushion going into the final period.  Kyle Jacobson would cut the lead in half just past the period's mid-way
point and Jack Brooks would again give the Metros hope with his power play tally with ninety seconds remaining in the
game. Unfortunately, the Metros can't muster that much needed tieing goal and contently take the fourth place honors.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 8th-10th / Metro Ice Sports Arena Des Moines, IA
The Metros pair-up with the Omaha Jr. Lancers; just a single point separated them during the regular season with both
teams getting twenty-wins. Both teams have a IHSHL top ten scorer; Metros Alex Lukehart in second and the Lancers
Jacob Braun in ninth place. They also boast the league's third best goaltender. Both teams would trade goals on Metros
tallies from Steve Babe and Jon Soole. With just over two minutes remaining in the second overtime, Darren Rife
would end the stalemate and send the Metros to the next round.
 
The Metros would generate just a single goal by Alex Lukehart falling too the regular season champs and eventual
tournament winners the Des Moines Capitols. The Metros would get another chance at Des Moines, this time it's the
Oak Leafs; having finished just a point ahead of the Metros. Jon Soole and Jack Brooks would keep the game even
and Darin Rife get the game winner with just five minutes left in the game. Winning goaltender Ryan McClennen
stopped all but two of the Oak Leaf's attempts on net.


Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Third Place Game
3-Metros vs. Omaha Lancers-2 2OT          1-Metros vs. DM Capitols-2      3-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-2

  March 8th, 2002                                            March 9th, 2002                                      March 10th, 2002

 

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Mike Axelson      Chris Deck      Aaron Limoges      Casey Mills      Daren Rife      Sammy Schweigert
Jack Brooks      Kyle Jacobson      Bobby Murphy      James Roat      Jon Soole      Ricky Charteir      Joel Kempter
Cameron Newell     Billy Samuelson

 

2002 Sioux City Police Officer's Association Cops For Kids Benefit Game
IBP Ice Center / Sioux City

 

 


 League remains at twelve teams. They play a 33 games schedule. Varsity State Tournament held  February 28th- March2nd in Waterloo, IA
This is the inaugural season for the President's Senior Academic List awarded to players with a 3.5 or grater GPA.
It is also the first season of an All-League Team is presented. It features the league's top three forwards, two defensemen and a goalie as
voted on by the coaches.

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks and Waterloo Warriors
Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Gladiators & Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs and the Lincoln Stars

Sioux City would finish the regular season in the middle of the pack. However, when tournament time arrived they were at their peak.
They would score 10 goals to beat Waterloo and 6 to beat the Mohawks. The championship game is when the excitement would begin, it took
three overtime periods before sophomore Kevin Lohry scored the game winner over the Des Moines Oak Leafs.

 Kevin Lohry would finish among the top ten scorers in the league and Beau Erickson as the second best goaltender in the league. Four Metros
players would make the All-Star team and three the Chicago Showcase. Beau Erickson would take All-League Team
 honors between the pipes. Kevin Lohry would be selected as the State Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

 JV State Tournament held  March 7th-9th in Des Moines, IA
 Same as before, the JV put a 15-9-9 record together for a fifth place finish. Daniel Limoges and Kyle Eyer are among the league's
 top ten scorers.

2003 IHSHL Varsity State Champions

Left: Captains Aaron Limoges, Joel Kempter and Sammy Schweigert receive their 2003 State Championship trophy from coaches
Jeff Gray and Jimmy Peck. Right: 2003 State Champions

 

Metros Coaching Staff
      Jimmy Peck              Jeff Gray             Steve Stokes            Kirk Lukehart       
 
 Head Coach                 Assistant Coach             Assistant Coach              Team  Manager/Rep
 

Returning for a second season this coaching staff makes good on its goal of winning a State Tournament. They do so as one of the
league's underdogs going into tournament play. Jimmy, Jeff and Steve will serve over the remaining Metros team that caps out the
Metros IHSHL/MHSHL dominance over the last dozen seasons.
  

 Junior Varsity Head Coach                 Junior Varsity Head Coach               Junior Varsity Assistant Coach
T.J. Reinsch... Metros Class of  '91         Doug Richou...Metros Class of  '89         Steve Stokes...Metros Class of  '97
                                                                                                                      
 
      High Scorers
Kevin Lohry           Alex Lukehart           Chase Kinchen      Sammy Schweigert      Jack Brooks    

For the first of three seasons in a row Kevin Lohry would lead the Metros in team scoring. The Sophomore would post a team
leading 25 goals on his way to 46 regular season points. Alex Lukehart would make a second showing on the scorers list with
a team leading 28 assists for 40 total points. Chase Kinchen and Sammy Schweigert would both record eleven goals with Chase
posting 24 assists and Sammy 22.  Rounding out the top five is Jack Brooks with eight goals and seven assists.


Heavy Hitters
Aaron Limoges            Cody Muir              Joel Kempter              Jack Brooks          Alex Lukehart  

Returning to the hitter list for a second season are Aaron Limoges and Cody Muir. Aaron would lead the Metros with 83 minutes and
Cody a handful of minors behind with 74 penalty minutes.  Joel Kempter would record some 62 minutes in the box. Top scorers
Jack Brooks would record 40 minutes and Alex Lukehart 31 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Daniel Limoges...10-21-31   Kyle Eyer...13-16-29   Andrew Galinsky...14-7-21   Ben Kambach...5-14-19   Chad Corbett...10-7-17

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Spencer Harp...63   Ben Kambach...60   Andrew Galinsky...44   David Lane...30   Ben Held...26  Brett Swanson...26

Between the Pipes
Sioux City is back again with experience between the pipes with senior Ryan McClennen and junior Beau Erickson. The
Metros will add a sophomore goalie Eric Hoffmeyer to the lineup. However it is the junior who will garner most of the varsity
starts and the season ends with Beau posting a 13-11 record. Ryan and Eric will also add five more wins; giving the Metros a
regular season fifth place finish. The Metros will prevail as the tournament champs when Beau holds the Des Moines Caps
to 3 goals in six periods and sophomore Kevin Lohry scores in the triple Overtime thriller. Beau would also win an IHSHL
Silver Glove Award for his second best save percentage in the league.

Beau Erickson
Metros 2001-04

Beau's second season as a Metro was one to remember...In addition to backstopping the Metros to a third State Championship in
six seasons he would received the League's Silver Glove Award missing the top honor by just a few shots on goal. Beau would remain
the starter through out the season and finish with a 13-11 record and a pair of shut-out victories. He would be selected to the IHSHL
All-Star game and Chicago Showcase teams as well as the IHSHL All-State team. He would also be selected as the Metros Co-MVP.

Eric Hoffmeyer
Metros 2002-05

Rookie goaltender Eric Hoffmeyer shown here during his sophomore season. He would work the net behind the two veteran varsity
starters. However his time was well spent leading the JV team to a 15-9-9- record. He would post a winning record in net of 11-5-7
including 4 shut-outs. He did see time in his first varsity game that resulted in a shut-out victory.

Metros Picture Day
 
Left: The Metros gather for the start of the season team picture. I'm sure no-one would have guessed at the success that awaited this
team next March. Right: The Metros would return eleven seniors this season. A terrific core of players to start the season and eventually
 lead the Metros to another IHSHL State Championship.

 
There always lots of down time at picture day, especially for the underclassmen. Left: Juniors Chris Deck and John Soole welcome
rookie Kevin Lohry to the team. Right: Kyle Bennett may be a new freshman this season also, but smart guys know not to mess with him.

 
Freshman Tyler Hansen and Scott Marsh work over fellow sophomore Eric Hoffmeyer.

Daniel Limoges     Joel Kempter     Aaron Limoges       Cody Muir
    Metros 2001-05          Metros 1999-03         Metros 1999-03         Metros 2000-03
Future State Champions Daniel Limoges, Joel Kempter (C), Aaron Limoges (C) and Cody Muir sit atop the boards waiting
 their turn on Metros Picture Day

http://www.midwesthighschoolhockey.com/Archive/2002-03/Vareview.htm

 

Spencer Harp                                                               Tyler Hansen
Metros 2002-06                                                                               Metros 2002-06
 
Spencer Harp:
Tyler Hansen:

Ricky Charteir
Metros 2000-03

Ricky Charteir receives his 2003 IHSHL State Championship individual award.

 

Alex Lukehart   Beau Erickson   Sammy Schweigert   Aaron Limoges

 

 

 

Des Monies, IA                                                       Mason City, IA
  
December 20th, 2002   /  2-Metros-Des Moines Capitols-4          December 22nd, 2002   /  2-Metros-Mason City Mohawks-3 OT
  
        Alex Lukehart,  Kevin Lohry,  Scott Marsh,                                         Kevin Lohry, Alex Lukehart , Joel Kempter (Captain)
  Joel Kempter (Captain) & Sammy Schweigert (Alternate)                                   Aaron Limoges (Captain) & Sammy Schweigert          

 

Kevin Lohry            Kyle Bennett
Metros 2002-05               Metros 2002-06
 
Freshman Kyle Bennett (right) keeps his distance as sophomore Kevin Lohry (left) weaves a tale of intrigue that surely ends with a bang!!!
 

Aaron Limoges                                                                   Brett Swanson
Metros 1999-03                                                                                        Metros 2001-04
 
Aaron Limoges: This Championship season was a terrific end to Aaron's three seasons a s a Metro. He would be chosen as one
of the Metros Team Captains. He played a terrific physical game and was one of the Metros top penalty leaders both his junior and
senior seasons. He would be selected to the 2003 IHSHL All-Star and the Chicago Showcase teams. In 2003 he also was the
recipient of  the SYHA/Metros Dustin White Award.

Did You Know...Aaron assisted on the Metros championship winning goal in the 6th overtime to beat the Des Moines Oak Leafs 5-4 
  
Brett Swanson:
He would take over where his brother (Brian) left-off. Always a team leader and a guy who came to the rink every
game to play. However, the fun of playing a kid's game was never lost on him. He was one of the few guys who who really loved the
game and had fun doing it. This enjoyment and knowledge of the game transferred well to his many years as a USA Hockey official
where right out of high school be joined the IHSHL referee staff.

 

 

  

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Beau Erickson         Alex Lukehart         Aaron Limoges        Sam Schweigert

Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
 
Beau Erickson     Alex Lukehart     Aaron Limoges     Sam Schweigert
Iowa
High School Hockey League First All-League Team
 Beau Erickson
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-League Team
Beau Erickson 
 
Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Showcase Team Midwest
Beau Erickson     Aaron Limoges


 

 Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 28th-March 2nd / Young Arena / Waterloo, IA

Quarter-Final Game
10-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-7

February 28th, 2003
 The Metros are in for a challenge as they square-off against the Waterloo Warriors. The opening day would pit both of the
League's middle ranked teams against each other. Fourth seeded Waterloo would finish the season with three more wins
than the Metros, but four overtime losses kept the point race close with the Metros finishing with 40 points, two shy of
the Warriors. The game looks to be a good one...and it does not disappoint

The tournament hosts jumped all over the Metros scoring two goals in the first three minutes, however Aaron Limoges
and Kevin Lohry would keep the game close with the Warriors on top after the first period 3-2.

The second period brought on a furry of red-lighters with Waterloo scoring first and upping the lead to 4-2. However, Sioux
City wasn't going that easy and they answer back with three straight goals, one form Alex Lukehart and a pair from Cody
Muir
. Waterloo ties the game but youngster Kevin Lohry adds two more goals for the Hat Trick and the second period
ends with the Metros on top 7-5.

 Kevin Lohry scores his fourth goal of the game and two minutes last Ricky Charteir give the Metros a commanding 9-5 lead
halfway through the third. Waterloo tries to rally scoring a pair of goals; but with nearly three minutes left remaining, Alex
Lukehart
lets the air out of the Warriors tires, giving Sioux City a 10-7 opening round victory.

The Beginning & End of a 17 Goal Slugfest
 
Several of the usual starters (Alex Lukehart, Joel Kempter, Aaron Limoges, Kevin Lohry & Sammy Schweigert)  take their spot as the
 games starting line-ups are announced for this semi-final championship tilt against the Waterloo Warriors. This would turn into an
offensive battle that would see the Metros hang on to win 10-7. They would advance on to play the Mason City Mohawks.

Kevin Lohry records four goals and two assists, Alex Lukehart gets a pair of goals and assists, Sammy Schweigert, Aaron Limoges,
Daniel Limoges & Chase Kitchen all have multi-point outings. Beau Erickson stops 23 shots on goal and the Metros advance to
 the Semi-finals.

Semi-Final Game
6-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-4
March 1st
The Metros meet up in the second round with regular season champions and tournament favorites from Masson City. Having
dominated the league this season, the Mohawks lost just a single game in regulation and finishing with thirty-three victories.
However, the tournament favorites are seriously challenge right off by Lincoln and it takes the Mohawks an extra period to
dispatch the last place Stars.

  The Tournament favorites quickly jump all over the Metros; giving up a goal just 26 seconds into the period and then a couple
minutes later putting the Mohawks up by two. Sammy Schweigert and Kevin Lohry will help the Metros climb back in the
game and after the first period the Metros are back in it - but down 3-2.

The Mohawks strike first again, scoring before the first minute of the period passed. Kevin Lohry would retaliate minutes
later keeping it a one goal game.  After trading goals at the beginning of the period, both teams battle back and fourth the
remainder of the period and the second ends with the Metros still behind 4-3.

This period its the Metros who score first, catching the Mohawks flat-footed Kevin Lohry lights the lamp five minutes
 into the period; tieing the game at four goals apiece. Two Minutes last Jack Brooks gives the Metros the lead and
puts the pressure on the Mohawks with just a half of period to go. Beau Erickson will stop a barrage of last period
shots by Mason City and with just over a minute remaining Chase Kitchen buries a Joel Kempter pass into the
empty net securing the lead and a trip to the finals.

Mike Bennett                Paul Kambach
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 76-80   Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1977-80
      Musketeers 80-81                                                   
 
Left: Past Jr. Musketeers/Metros Mike Bennett and Paul Kambach wait between periods for the Metros to return to the ice. Both dads have
future IHSHL State Champions playing on the Metros this season. Freshman Kyle Bennett is on track to be one of the League's top
 defenseman and sophomore Ben Kambach is an eventual Metros tow-time High Scorer.

Kevin Lohry records his second tournament Hat Trick in a row scoring three and adding an assists, Chase Kitchen gets the game winner
and Beau Erickson stops 27 shots on goal. The Metros will match up tomorrow against the Des Moines Oak Leafs.

 

Bonnie   Dirk   Jessica

President, Vice President and the Speaker of the Kevin Lohry Fan Club, wait for the start of the championship game.
No one in this picture knows the excitement that awaits them!!!

Championship Game
  5-Metros vs. Des Monies Oak Leafs-4   3OT
March 2nd
This season's championship features two sleeper teams; the fifth seeded Metros and the Des Moines Oak Leafs. Both teams
are fresh of top seed upsets with the Metros beating Mason City and the 'Leafs defeating cross-town rivals the Capitols.

For the third game in a row, the Metros spot their opponents a two goal lead and the Leafs end the first period up by two.
The second period begins with the Metros surprising the Leafs with a pair of quick pair goals from Alex Lukehart and Chase
Kitchen
and suddenly the game is tied. Sioux City continues the attack with a go-ahead-goal from Sammy Schweigert. The
Leafs counter with another goal of their own, but a minute later Daniel Limoges puts the Metros back on top as the
second period ends.

The remaining periods are a flurry of fast breaks, great shots and terrific saves as the League's two hottest goalies do battle.
With the exception of a tieing Oak Leaf goal seven & a half minutes into the third period, both goalies will remain flawless for
nearly 48 minutes. With the third overtime period just :29 seconds old, Sioux City's Kevin Lohry tips in an Aaron Limoges
shot on goal and the Metros are the 2003 IHSHL Champions.

The Thriller in the 'Loo
Championship Game Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs
The Metros break from their pre-game huddle and get ready to take on the Des Moines Oak Leafs. This one would prove tougher
than the last two games in which the Metros easily handled their opponents. This one would go the distance and more...it would take
three over time periods before sophomore Kevin Lohry would redirect a pass from Aaron Limoges and  ice it for the Metros.

 
Goaltender Beau Erickson would see plenty of action in this game, eventually stopping 35 shots on goal. He also knows that his
defensive corps of Brett Swanson, Joel Kempter, Kyle Bennett, Bobby Murphy and others was always there to help out.

 
Left: Sammy Schweigert (28) and Kevin Lohry (12) make a quick change off  the bench for some fresh legs. Right: Kevin Lohry
tries to apply some pressure to the 'Leafs behind the net.

Kevin Lohry scores :26 seconds into the third overtime period as the Metros defeat the Des Moines Oak Leafs. His game winner
gives him eight goals & four assists over the three game weekend he averages four points per game. He is selected as the IHSHL
Tournament's Most Valuable Player.

 
Left: Beau Erickson get ready to field this Des Moines shot on goal while stalwart defenseman Joel Kempter covers the guy in front.
Right: Forward Ricky Charteir
 moves up ice in hopes of catching on in the Metros offensive attack.

2003 IHSHL State Champions
  
Left: Halfway through the third overtime period, Kevin Lohry redirects a shot by Aaron Limoges and ends the nail biting with a Sioux
City Metros Championship win. Right: League President Shawn Spencer and Commissioner Greg Cigrand present Kevin Lohry
the Tournament's Most Valuable Player Award.

 
Metros players gather on ice for the traditional celebration team photo. Its been three seasons since the last State Tournament win
for the Metros. Prior to that, the Metros would dominate the IHSHL from late 80's through the 90's racking up nine championship
game appearances and winning the tournament five times ('91,'92, '94,'98 & '99)

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 7th-9th / Metro Ice Sports Arena Des Moines, IA

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                         Fifth Place Game
1-Metros vs. Kansas City-2 OT          4-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-3 OT     3-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-4

  March 7th, 2003                                            March 8th, 2003                                      March 9th, 2003
 


IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Aaron Limoges   Jon Soole   James Roat

                                                            Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
                                                                                                  Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
                                              Ryan Guthridge     Spencer Harp     Benny Held     Eric Hoffmeyer     Ben Kambach     Joel Kempter   
                                                  David Lane    
Daniel Limoges     Kevin Lohry     Alex Lukehart     Scott Marsh     Daren Rife

 

2003 2nd Annual Cops For Kids Benefit Game
 February 23rd, 2003 / Sioux City Auditorium
Organized buy past SYHA player Chad Sheehan and member of the Sioux City Police Officer's Association. This contest featured
 Sioux City Public Safety officers, Musketeer Alumni and past SYHA players  and benefited the Sioux City Make-A Wish Foundation
and Siouxland Youth Hockey Association. In addition to the game,  the event also hosted an NHL Style Skills competition
by the Sioux City Musketeers.
 
Left: Some of the SYHA players pictured here on the blue team were, Craig Stoever, Tim McCormick, Matt Andrews Trent Mozak,
Robbie Lessard, T.J. Reinsch, Mike Kramer, Taylor Schramm, Landon Blatchford, Mark Adam, Steve Kramer and Coach Joe Pinard.
Other blue team players included Corey Roberts, Bob Batcheller, Terry Ivener, Scott Patrick, Ross Van Rooyan, Kirk Swanson
 & Dale Frerichs

Right:
Some of the white team players shown here are Jim Clark, Dan Fraley, Chad Sheehan, Corey Mozak, Tom Gill, Marty
Kernaghan & Terry Mulroy. Other players representing the white team were, Marty Kernaghan, Brad Elsea, Jesse Monell,
Jimmy Peck, Bob Hansen, Walt Johnson, Rob Casper, Chad McCormick, & Dennis Wilkie

Marty Kernaghan   Bob Batcheller   Dennis Wilkie                  Scott Patrick         Corey Roberts              
Musketeers       Jr. Musketeers/Metros      Musketeers                                   Metros                            Metros            
 
Left: Marty Kernaghan gets a stick on Bob Batcheller as Dennis Wilkie kills what could have been a big juicy rebound.
Right: Goalie Scott Patrick and Defenseman Corey Roberts track the puck behind the net.

 

Jimmy Peck    Ross Van Rooyan   Dale Frerichs              Kirk Swanson   Matt Andrews   Steve Kramer
Musketeers                   Metros                    Metros                                   Metros                  Metros                   Metros
 
Left:  Jimmy Peck  put s shot on goal but Scott Patrick is able to steer it to the side so that Ross Van Rooyan and Dale Frerichs
can pick-up the loose puck. Right: Kirk Swanson, Ross Van Rooyan, Bob Batcheller, Matt Andrews, Steve Kramer and Coach
Joe Pinard watch the action from the bench.



 Omaha Gladiators leave the league. Dubuque and Cedar Rapids merge. It remains a single division with eleven teams. 30 game schedule
Varsity State Tournament held  February 27th- 29th in Des Moines, IA.

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque/Cedar Rapids Mustangs, Mason City Mohawks,
Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs & Lincoln Stars

The Metros compile a 20-8-1-1 record for a fourth place finish. Only 10 points separate the top five teams in the league this season. Kevin
Lohry and Alex Lukehart show among the top ten scorers in the league. Goaltender Beau Erickson would make a habit of being the second
best goaltender in the league. Five players earn All-Star game awards, four All-State awards and Lohry and Erickson make the All-
League Team.

With a victory over Ames sandwiched between a pair of losses at the State Tournament, the Metros would finish in 6th place.

JV State Tournament held  March 5th-7th / Canlan Ice Sports Kansas City, KS
The JV would complete the season with a 13-11-6 record and a sixth place finish.

Metros Coaching Staff
Jimmy Peck               Jeff Gray               Dirk Richou        Duane Hoffmeyer       Kirk Lukehart

Head Coach                  Assistant Coach           Asst/ JV Head Coach           Team Manager                    Team Rep     
   
Back for a third season are Head Coach Jimmy Peck and Assistant Coach Jeff Gray. Dirk Richou takes on the JV Head
Coaching duties this season. He is a past SYHA & Metro player. Dirk Played three seasons for the Metros; twice he was a
Metros Heavy Hitter-leading the team if final season and a two-time IHSHL All-Star. He was active in the SYHA coaching
program prior to joining the Metros staff. Lending a hand to Team Rep Kirk Lukehart is new Team
 Manager Duane Hoffmeyer.
 

High Scorers
Kevin Lohry          Alex Lukehart             Scott Marsh           Ben Kambach            Kyle Bennett  

Kevin Lohry is again the Metros top scorer with a team leading 24 goals for a season high of 56 points. Alex Lukehart also returns to
 the list with a team high 32 assists for 53 total points. Scott Marsh records 16 goals for 32 points. Ben Kambach and Kyle Bennett
both make their first of two showings on the scorers list with Ben's eight goals and 12 assists and Kyle's five goals and eight assists.

Heavy Hitters
Ben Kambach          Spencer Harp            Tyler Hansen             Ben Held               Chaz Berglin  
 

Top five Metro scorer Ben Kambach leads the way and post a team leading 66 penalty minutes. Spence Harp is a pair of minors
 behind him with 63 minutes and Tyler Hansen one more minor short with 61 minutes in the box. Benny Held would record
50 minutes and Chaz Berglin rounding out the list with 43 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Eddie Navarette...12-10-22   Casey Colvert...6-15-21   Nick Bauer...13-6-19   Ryan Guthridge...8-9-17   Chance Peterson...6-7-13  

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Jonathan Reinhart...
89   Nick Bauer...50  Eddie Navarette...34   Matt Young...30  David Hansen/Van Buskirk...28  

Between the Pipes
Beau Erickson retunes fore his final season; junior Eric Hoffmeyer and sophomore Adam Suing joins him as they
defend their IHSHL Championship. Beau takes on most of the starts and finishes with a 12-7-1 record, however Eric and
Adam combine for 8 more wins as the metros grab the fourth place regular season finish with a 20-8-1 record. Beau would
go on to win his second IHSHL Silver Glove Award posting a .923 save percentage: the best in the league.
 

Let the Defense of the IHSHL Championship Begin
Metros vs. Omaha Lancers / November 1st, 2003
 
Left: members of the 2003-04 Metros prepare to defend their IHSHL Championship as the starting line-ups are announced at the
IBP Ice Center. Right: Starting goaltender Beau Erickson waits while this seasons team captain Alex Lukehart is announced.

 
Left: Returning members of the 2003 IHSHL Championship team are recognized, Brett Roberts, Alex Lukehart (Captain),
Kevin Lohry (Alternate), Daniel Limoges,
ID Player 1, Ben Kambach, Kyle Bennett, ID Player 2, & ID Player 3
Right: The games starters, Kevin Lohry, Brett Swanson, Alex Lukehart and Scott Marsh wait for the completion of the Nation Anthem
 and the start of another Metro season.

 Eddie Navarette SYHA Ted Neby Award
Metros 2001-04

Senior Metro player Eddie Navarette receives the 2004 SYHA Ted Neby Award from SYHA President Maxine Buckmeier. Eddie
would play for the Metros for three seasons and was part of the 2003 IHSHL Championship team. He was always to hard worker and
always gave the green and gold 110 percent. As a Senior he would play a game shy of a complete junior Varsity schedule leading the
Metros in scoring with a dozen goals and ten assists. He would also make the varsity squad seeing time in several varsity games.

Stanley Cup Comes to Sioux City
August 14th, 2004 / Tyson Event Center
 
Musketeer owner Jim Kronschnabel welcomes Ruslan and the Stanley Cup to Sioux City as nearly three thousand fans wait to see
 sports most historic championship trophy. Jim presents Ruslan with a big Thank You for making this exciting moment possible.

 
Left: Past Sioux City Metro player Alex Lukehart poses with Ruslan Fedotenko and the Stanley Cup. Ruslan scored both goals in the
game seven victory to secure Tampa Bay's first ever Stanley Cup. This was Alex's final season as a Metro where his previous season
he was instrumental in the Metros 2003 IHSHL State Championship. Right: Kirk Lukehart also poses with Ruslan. Kirk was the Metros
Team Rep for three seasons (01-04) and was a long time SYHA Board member. Kirk was one of the organizers and promoters of
 the building of the new IBP Ice Center.

Did You Know...this would be the first time ever that the Stanley Cup was in the state of Iowa.

 
Ruslan signs autographs and take photos until everyone was satisfied. The cup arrived in Sioux City three hours late due to a delayed flight
from Denver, where, ironically, another Musketeer John Grahame has spent his day with the cup.

Did You Know...That's future Metro player Brandon Swanson in the teal shirt getting Ruslan's autograph. Brandon would play three
 seasons (2013-16) for the Metros. Brandon's dad, Kirk,  was also a Metro (1982-85) as well as a long time USA Hockey and USHL official.

Senior Day
February 22nd, 2004

Kirk Lukehart             Alex Lukehart                                       
Alex Lukehart          
SYHA Board Member 1995-2004        Metros 2001-04                                                   Metros 2001-04                            
 
Alex Lukehart played three seasons for the Metros and was a three time Metros High Scorer recording 35 goals & 80 assists
for 115 regular season points. He was a three time IHSHL Academic Athlete and a two time IHSHL All-Star. He was an
Alternant Captain on the 2003 IHSHL State Championship team and the Metros Team Captain the following season. His sophomore
season he was the JV Most Valuable Player and his senior season the Metros varsity Most Valuable Player as well as a member
of the IHSHL All-League team.

Kirk Lukehart was the Metros Team Rep for for three seasons. He was also a longtime SYHA Board member and Midwest
League reprehensive.  He was instrumental in the promotion, funding and completion of the the new IBP Ice Center in 1997.

Did You Know...In 2018 Kurt would again put his fund raising debonair to work heading up the addition to the Ice Center featuring
a separate high school & girls locker rooms, additional storage and meeting rooms.

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
Beau Erickson             Kevin Lohry         Alex Lukehart           Scott Marsh           Brett Swanson
 
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
 Beau Erickson     Kevin Lohry    Alex Lukehart     Scott Marsh   Brett Swanson
Head Coaches; Jimmy Peck  &  Jeff Gray

Iowa
High School Hockey League First All-League Team
 Beau Erickson     Kevin Lohry
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-League Team
Beau Erickson     Kevin Lohry  
 
Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Showcase Team Midwest
Beau Erickson     Kevin Lohry

 

IHSHL All-Star Game
?-West All-Stars vs. East All-Stars-?
March 6th / Canlan Ice Sports Kansas City, KS
Metros and west division all-stars Kevin Lohry, Alex Lukehart and Scott March all recorded a goal and a pair of assists in the
win over the east all-stars. Goaltender Beau Erickson  played thirty minutes keeping the east divisions best players scoreless.
 Defenseman Brett Swanson rounded out the five Metros selected to play in the game. Still need score details. 

Brett Swanson
Senior Brent Swanson holds the IHSHL record for two consecutive seasons for both single game and career hit linesmen/referees.
 There is an asterisk to this record; lots of them weren't accidents.
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 27th-February 29th / Metro Ice Sports Arena Des Moines, IA
The defending State Champs enter the tournament this season as the fourth best team during the regular season as one of five teams
 with twenty or more wins. The Des Moines Capitols and the Omaha Jr. Lancers tie for first  with twenty-five wins and just
five losses. Mason City is just behind with twenty-two wins.

Quarter-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-5

February 27th, 2004
The Metros pair up with the fifth seeded Oak Leafs. The Metros did win two of the three meeting this season, with two ties being
the difference between fourth and fifth place. In what is though to be a battle between the league's top five high scores in Brian
Spring  from Des Moines and Metros Kevin Lohry and Alex Lukehart.  Instead, it's a battle between the the Leafs goaltender
 Tim Thomas and this season's IHSHL Silver Glove winner and two-time All-Star & First Team All-Leaguer Beau Erickson.

In the first of two, opening round up-sets, the Des Moines Oak Leafs stun the defending champions with a single goal victory.
The League's best goaltender Beau Erickson stops all but one of the Leafs thirty-eight shots on goal, however, despite
forty-seven attempts, the Metros can't light the light. They couldn't cash-in on a pair of Leaf penalties in the second
just didn't have the jump needed to get that equalizing goal. There will be no repeat championship this season.

Semi-Final Game
7-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-4

February 28th, 2004
Kevin Lohry would grab a Hat Trick in this second round win over the final seeded Ames Lil' Cyclones. The Metros
would build a five goal lead, including Kevin's three and one by Alex Lukehart and Chaz Berglin before Ames could
even get on the board in the second. Alex would add a second goal in the third as well as red-lighters by Brett Swanson
and Chase Peterson put the game away for the Metros. Winning goaltender Goaltender Adam Suing would stop
 fourteen shots on goal. 

Fifth Place Game
2-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-6

February 29th, 2004
This final game of the season was not pretty; for the second time in three days, the usually high powered offence faltered,
and could manage just two total goals. Chase Peterson and Alex Lukehart added first and second period tallies
 keeping the game within two. However, two more third period Jr. Lancer red-lighters and just six
unsuccessful shots on goal spells sixth place finish for the Metros.

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 5th-7th / Canlan Ice Sports Kansas City, KS
The sixth seeded junior varsity opens the tournament against the league's third best team in the Mason City Mohawks and fail to
 find the back of the net. They do rebound in Saturday's games getting goals from Eddie Navarrete and Brett Roberts. Sunday's
 games start on time, but  game two pushes everything back, as the Metros and the Quad City Blues take four overtime periods
 to find a winner.  David Hansen would burie a  Ryan Guthridge pass, ending the stalemate five minutes and forty-four
seconds into the fourth overtime.

Quarter-Final Game                          Semi-Final Game                       Fifth Place Game
   0-Metros vs. Mason City-3          2-Metros vs. Lincoln Stars-0       2-Metros vs. Quad Cities-1 4OT

  March 5th, 2004                                            March 6th, 2004                                      March 7th, 2004


IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Alex Lukehart

                                                            Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
                                                                                                  Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
                                              Kyle Bennett     Chaz Bergland        Chad Corbett           Brian Dalke        Ryan Guthridge       Benny Held    
                            Eric Hoffmeyer    Ben Kambach        Daniel Limoges      Kevin Lohry     Scott Marsh         Brody McCabe     Tyler Noreen
                                           Chase Peterson     Daran Rudnick        Adam Suing            Marshall Tuttle       Brandyn Vetos     Matt Young

 


The League remains a single division with eleven teams. League plays a 30 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held  March 4th- 6th in Shawnee, KS

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque/Cedar Rapids Mustangs, Mason City Mohawks,
Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs & Lincoln Stars

The Metros have another middle of the road regular season with a 16-11-1-2 record for a fifth place finish in the league. Home ice was kind to the
Metros where they went 9-4-1 and 7-7 on the road. They place four players in the All-Star game with Kevin Lohry & Kyle Bennett also making
the All-Star team, All-League team and the Chicago Showcase.

JV State Tournament held  Des Moines, IA-Hickman Arena
March 11-13th
JV finishes in seventh place this season with a 9-16-5 record. Nick Cownie finishes in the top ten league scorers

Metros Coaching Staff
   Jimmy Peck                 Jeff Gray            Duane Hoffmeyer

           Head Coach                     Assistant Coach             Team Manager/Rep        


     
      

 

High Scorers
Kevin Lohry            Ben Kambach            Scott Marsh           Chaz Berglin             Kyle Bennett   

Kevin Lohry does it again as he leads the Metros in scoring three seasons in a row - with a team leading 26 goals on his way to
42 regular season points. Retuning to the list are more familiar name from last season; Ben Kambach would score eleven goals for
30 points, Scott Marsh a point behind but with a team high of 20 assists, Chaz Berglin also with eleven goals and 12 assists and
Kyle Bennett capping the top scorers list with seven goals and 10 assists.


Heavy Hitters
Nick Bauer                 Ben Held                Kyle Bennett           Ben Kambach            Scott Marsh  
 

Nick Bauer leads the Metros with an hour in the box, however Ben Held is on his heals by a pair of minors with 56 minutes. Also top
five scorers; Kyle Bennett finishes with 51 minutes, Ben Kambach is right behind him with 50 minutes and Scott Marsh with 42 minutes.

 

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Nick Cownie...10-18-28   Josh Van Den Hul...10-13-25   Casey Colvert...5-12-17   Kenny Webster...8-6-14   Matt Young...2-12-14

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Jonathan Reinhart...
93   Kenny Webster...69 Mitch McCline...69   Nate Rose...48  Tyler Van Buskirk...44

Between the Pipes
The Metros start the season with a pair of experienced goaltenders, senior Eric Hoffmeyer and junior Adam Suing make for a reliable
duo in the net and rotate on a regular schedule. Eric will finish the season with a 8-3-1 record and Adam a 8-10. This duo would shut-out
their opponents seven times this season on the way to a fifth place regular season finish.  Returning goalies Donavan Convey & Kyle Dirks
along with newbie Josh Sachnoff will backstop the junior varsity to a 9-16-5 record and a seventh place regular season finish and
a trip to the league tournament.

Eric Hoffmeyer                                                                    Adam Suing   
Metros 2002-05                                                                                         Metros 2002-06
 
Senior Eric Hoffmeyer and junior Adam Suing made up the Metros goaltending corps this season.
Eric would work a winning 8-3-1 season and record a pair of shut-outs. 867 save percentage.
Adam would log a few more games this season and finish with a 8-10 record. .893 save percentage. He would also boast five shut-out victories

Kevin Lohry
Metros 2002-05

Everyone in this picture is interested where Senior Captain Kevin Lohry is headed as he takes control of the puck. Kevin
will go on to be the most "decorated" Sioux City Metro player in its history. After winning multiple team scoring titles and
a State Championship, he would also be one of the league's leading scorers boasting several All-Star game, All-State team
and Chicago Showcase selections. As a freshman he broke the tie in the third overtime to give Sioux City their first championship
of the new millennium.  He would go on to play four seasons for the Princeton Tigers and spend a season in the ECHL playing
for the Bakersfield Condors.

Kevin Lohry

Kevin Lohry becomes only the third Metro player to lead the team in scoring for three consecutive seasons. He never missed a game; playing in
 ninety-three regular season varsity games, he notched 75 goals and 69 assists. During his junior season he averaged nearly two points per
 game and finished with a point & a half overall average per game.

Scott Marsh
Metros 2002-05

 

  Nick Bauer
Metros 2002-06
  
Defenseman David Hansen, Goalie Eric Hoffmeyer and forward Tyler Van Buskirk get ready to join junior Nick Bauer as he moves
the puck up ice.
 

Kevin Lohry

Kevin Lohry becomes only the second Metro player to be selected three times to represent Team Midwest in the prestigious Chicago Showcase
 tournament. Held Annually; this nation-wide tournament features the best high school players from across the country. He was also a three-time
selection to the IHSHL All-Star and and All-League teams as well as a three-time League top ten scorer.


David Hansen                 Adam Suing                Nick Bauer               Darin Rudnick
   Metros 2003-06                      Metros 2002-06                 Metros 2002-06              Darin Rudnick2003-07

 

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

IHSHL Awards and Honors
     
Kyle Bennett          Chaz Berglin           Ben Kambach           Kevin Lohry   

Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
 Kyle Bennett     Chaz Berglin    Ben Kambach    Kevin Lohry

Iowa
High School Hockey League First All-League Team
Kevin Lohry    Kyle Bennett
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-League Team
Kevin Lohry    Kyle Bennett
 
Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Kevin Lohry

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 4th-6th /  Ice Sports Center Kansas City, KS
Finishing the season with sixteen wins, the Metros take the fifth seed in this season's tournament. The Des Moines Capitols fall a
 game shy of running the table recording twenty-nine wins. The Mason City Mohawks and the Des Moines Oak Leafs
are also tournament contenders with twenty-two wins

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-2

March 4th, 2005
The Metros opening round foe are the fourth seeded Omaha Jr. Lancers. The team met three times during the season, with
Omaha coming alway with two one goal victories the Metros win was a three nothng blanking of the Lancers. After a scoreless
first period, the teams would trade goals in the second including a game tieing tally by Ben Kambach. Sioux City would grab
the first two goals of the third period on red-lighters from Kyle Bennett and Tyler Hanson. Goaltender Adam Suing
would stiffel the Lancers rally, stopping all but one of the period's eight shots on goal.

Semi-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-3

March 5th, 2005
This second round game finds the Metros facing the regular season champions and, eventual tournament winners in the Des Moines
 Capitols. Sioux City would stun the favorites on a Ben Kambach goal that gave the Metros a first period lead. Kevin Lohry would put
 the Metros up by two on his late in the period red-lighter. The Caps would rebound though, grabbing their first goal with just forty-five
seconds left in the second period. A dormant offence and two unanswered goals spell consolation game for the Metros. 

Consolation Game
2-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-3

March 6th, 2005
This third place contest sees the Metros taking-on the second best team in the league the Mason City Mohawks. Sioux City would
fall behind until a pair of second period goals from Kyle Bennett and Kevin Lohry put the Metros back in the game. Unfortunately,
it would be the Mohawks who find the winning goal sending Sioux City home with the fourth place trophy. Goaltender Eric Hoffmeyer
 
would stop all but three of the thirty-five Mason City shots on goal.  

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 11th-13th / Hickman Arena Des Moines, IA

                                Quarter-Final Game                            Semi-Final Game                            Fifth Place Game
                         0-Metros vs. Des Moines-3          4-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-1       3-Metros vs. Kansas City-3 2OT

                                            March 11th, 2005                                                March 12th, 2005                                        March 13th, 2005
 

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Ryan Guthridge   Eric Hoffmeyer   Daniel Limoges   Kevin Lohry   Scott Marsh   Chase Peterson   Rob Witchy

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Chaz Berglin           Chad Corbett           Nick Cownie           Ben Held           Ben Kambach       
Brody McCabe       Darin Rudnick         Josh Sachnoff         Adam Suing      Marshall Tuttle     
                                 Matt Young             Josh Van Den Hul                                                            

 

 


This would mark the 30th season for the Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) and  marks the final season that the league will be known
as the Iowa High School Hockey League.
Dubuque Devils and Cedar Rapids Mustangs separate and the league goes back to twelve teams.
33 Game Schedule

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids Mustangs, Mason City Mohawks,
Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Lincoln Stars

Varsity State Tournament held  February 24th- 27th in Des Moines, IA (KGGO Arena)

The Metros just sneak into the tournament with an eighth place finish and a 14-19 record. The Metros place two players in the All-Star
game; Chad Corbett and Marshall Tuttle. Marshall would also be selected to play in the Chicago Showcase.

JV State Tournament held  in Lincoln, NE
March 3rd-5th
The JV just grab the seventh place spot and finish two points ahead of Waterloo.

Metros Coaching Staff
            Jimmy Peck              Dave LeGree           Seth Schramm             Dan Cownie              Dan Rose
             
        Head Coach             Assistant Coach/Team Rep      Assistant Coach        Assistant Coach/Team Rep         Team Manager
             

Jimmy Peck
enters his tenth overall season coaching the Metros, boasting  a regular season championship and a pair of
State Tournament wins thus far. Lending a hand are experienced youth and high school coach Dave LeGree. He served
as Metros head coach a three seasons in the early eighties and during the  90-91 season when the Metros captured their
first State Tournament Championship. Dave would go on to further coaching success eventually brining another State
Tournament Championship and a National Championship to Sioux City. Past Metros players Seth Schramm and
Dan Cownie join the coaching staff as well. Seth was an IHSHL All-State  selection and a member of the Chicago
Showcase team. Dan will share the Team Rep and Team manager Duties with Dan Rose.

High Scorers
Marshall Tuttle           Nick Cownie             Chad Corbett           Jacob Wilde             B.J. Jackson     
 

New faces start to show up on the top five lists. Marshall Tuttle will set the pace for the Metros with a team leading 21 assists as he
posts 28 regular season points. Nick Cownie would have 18 helpers on his way to 23 points. Chad Corbett would have a team high
15 goals for 21 points. Jacob Wild would score six goals and 13 assists and B.J. Jackson eleven goals and seven assists.


Heavy Hitters

Ben Schmidt              Tyler Hansen             Nick Bauer            Andrew Bauer          David Hansen
 

Ben Schmidt sets the pace for the Metros in penalty minutes with 78 minutes. After a season off, Tyler Hansen returns to the hitters
list with 72 minutes in the box. Nick Bauer made another to the list with 56 minutes and set an example for Andrew who followed
his brother's lead and recorded 52 minutes. David Hansen rounded out the hitters list with 48 minutes in the box.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
B.J. Jackson...23-12-35    Jacob Wilde...16-16-32    Lindsey LeGree...4-14-18     Zach Hagaman...4-12-16    Pat Hauswirth...3-15-15

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Matt Young...58     Jacob Wilde...48     Zach Hagaman...32     Nate Rose...32     Andrew Bauer...28
 

Between the Pipes
Even after losing their two starting goalies the prior season the Metros are still have experience between the pipes in senior Adam Suing.
Battling for the second position are sophomore Josh Sachnoff and freshman Justin Decker. Adam would shoulder the load this season
seeing time in all but two games and finishing the regular season with a 13-18 record. Josh Sachnoff will see time in the varsity net as well;
posting a 1-1 record. Josh and Justin will rotate evenly for the junior varsity finishing the season with records of 5-8-5 and 6-8-1.

Johnny Adam
Metros 2004-07
  
Johnny Adam played there seasons a a Metro. Shown here as a junior, he lit the lamp six times and helped on eight other goals but
his biggest contribution was that of leadership. He came to play every game & used his size and strength to open up the ice for his
team mates. The following season as a senior, he would score eight goals and add sixteen assists and finish as a Metros top three
scorer. Most notably would be his 114 penalty minutes, a Metros record that stood for exactly one season. Johnny would go on to
play football  four seasons in the GPAC for the Northwestern College Red Raiders

Did You know...John is the son of legendary Jr. Musketeer/Metro player Mark Adam; this guy's prowess in the paint and around the slot is
what legends are made of. There was rarely a shot that he couldn't tip or deflect for a Metro goal.  

Referee Paul Koskovich                                                   Referee Bob Batcheller
              Metros2001-03                                                                       Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83
 
Sioux City alumni players Pauly Koskovich and Bob Batcheller have traded in their sticks for finger whistles. Both guys would go
on to work at the USHL level where they were members of USA Hockey Officials Development Program. Pauly would forgo his
senior season as a player and start his journey to USHL official. Twenty seasons prior to that, Bob would return after college and
begin his quest to work at the USHL level.

Nick Cownie      Adam Suing      Zach Hagaman                                Marshall Tuttle                        
Metros 2004-06       Metros 2002-06         Metros 2005-08                                            Metros 2003-07                                
 
Left: Goaltender Adam Suing makes another save as defenseman Zach Hagaman and forward Nick Cownie help out in this tilt
 against the Des Moines Capitols.  Right: The Metros Marshall Tuttle moves the puck up ice also against the Capitols. Marshall
 was a fast moving defenseman that often found himself playing offence. He was one of the fastest & strongest players in the League
this season and his 21 assists and 28 points lead the Metros in scoring this season.


 

Adam Suing        Nate Rose         Ben Schmidt
Metros                      Metros                       Metros

Adam Suing
Metros 2002-06

IHSHL All-Star Game
3-West All-Stars vs. East All-Stars-2
March 4th / Ice Box / Lincoln, NE
Metros Marshall Tuttle and Chad Corbett are selected to play in the IHSHL All-Star game. The west will prevail over the east in
this defensive battle. The game would remain tied after regulation, and require a shoot-out to determine the winner in this matching
 between the east and west division's best players.


IHSHL Awards and Honors

      Chad Corbett             Marshall Tuttle    
 
Iowa
High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Chad Corbett       Marshall Tuttle

 
  Iowa High School Hockey League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Marshall Tuttle
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 24th-February 26th / Hickman Arena Des Moines
Sioux City grabs the final tournament slot finishing with just fourteen wins and nineteen losses. The Des Moines Oak Leafs
are the league champions; losing just twice all season and out scoring their opponents 188-37. Mason City and the Des
Moines Capitols also recorded twenty-five wins during the thirty-three game season.

Quarter-Final Game
1-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-8

February 24th, 2006
 Pairing up with the regular season champs and eventual three time consecutive tournament champions the Des Moines Oak
Leafs. The high scoring Leafs jump out to a three goal lead before  B.J. Jackson puts the Metros on the board and in the
game. However, the remaining periods are all Oak Leafs hanging five more goals on the Metros; two in the seconds and
three in the third.

Semi-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Quad City Blues-5

February 23rd, 2006
The Metros look to rebound after yesterday's loss and feel optimistic matching-up with the Quad City. The Blues did manage
five additional wins than the Metros but are fresh off a convincing opening round up-set loss. John Adam grabs the first period's
 only tally and the Blues answer back in the second. John Adam finds the net for the second time just over two minutes into the
period taking the lead and  the momentum. However, the wheels are about to come off....the Metros surrender four unanswered
goals and the Blues easily cruised to a second round victory.

Seventh Place Game
5-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-4 OT

February 24th, 2006
This match-up between the leagues two least productive regular season teams is also a battle for a face-saving seventh place finish
among the eight participating teams. Waterloo would strike first but goals from Marshall Tuttle and Ben Schmidt would put
the Metros on top after one. The Warriors would counter in the second with two goals themselves, but a Nick Bauer red-
lighter would again tie the game. The teams would trade goals in the third including Chad Corbett's game tieing goal with
just under three minutes remaining. Wasting no time in the overtime...Metro Tyler Hanson would beat the Warriors net
minder just forty-one seconds in to the extra period.


Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship

March 3rd-5th /  Ice Box / Lincoln NE
Sioux City grabs the seventh spot during the regular season with eleven wins. Both of the Des Moines teams, Capitols and
Oak Leafs finish first and second just two points apart. Kansas City and Mason City are also both contenders with both
teams earning over twenty-two wins. An up-set and an almost up-set of the two top teams doesn't compare to the
excitement of the tournaments fifth game.

Quarter-Final Game                            Semi-Final Game                            Seventh Place Game
1-Metros vs. DM Caps-3          3-Metros vs. Kansan City Outlaws-5       2-Metros vs. Quad City Blues-4

March 11th, 2005                                                March 12th, 2005                                        March 13th, 2005

Iowa High School Hockey League Record
6-Lincoln Stars vs. Quad City Blues-5
JV State Tournament Consolation Round / March 4th, 2006 / Lincoln, NE

Bryce Buchmann Bags 3 Short-Handed Goals in 18 Seconds
Lincoln's Bryce Buchmann scored four goals in a row, three of them short handed, in a span of 18 seconds during the fifth game
of Saturday's 2006 Jr. Varsity Tournament.

Fifth seeded
Quad City held a commanding 5-0 lead over the host team.  At 5:32 of the second period, Lincoln's  Robby Bieber
 is whistled for a penalty. Bryce would begin his scoring spree eight seconds later, bagging three short-handed goals in 18 seconds.
 His fourth red-lighter coming at 9:49 of the same period. Stephen Magnuson assisted on all of Buchmann's goals. The Jr. Stars
would tie the game at 11:13 of the second period, on a goal by Drew Eirich. The game-winning goal would came when
 Lincoln's Justin Ley buried a shot with one second left in the contest.

 

IHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Matt Young

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better

Chad Corbett  Marshall Tuttle Need additional players


Starting the season the League would now be called the Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL). The name is changed to better
affiliate the member teams from not only Iowa but Missouri, Nebraska & South Dakota. A new Tournament format would also be implemented
with only the top 8 teams participating in the tournament.


The League adopts the new Midwest High School Hockey league (MHSHL). The league remains at twelve teams
playing a thirty-three game schedule

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids Mustangs, Mason City Mohawks,
Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Jr. Blades, Omaha Jr. Lancers, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs & Lincoln Stars

Varsity State Tournament held  March 2nd- 4th in Des Moines, IA (Metro Ice Arena)

 For the first time the Metros fail to make the State Tournament. Their 14-17 record is still five points short of the eighth and final tournament
birth. John Adam make the All-Star Game as Andrew Bauer and Marshall Tuttle make the All-Star game a second time. Both will play in the
Chicago Showcase also.

Junior Varsity State Tournament held  in Davenport, IA at the Quad City Sports Center
  March 9th-11th
The JV miss the final tournament spot with a 7-22-4 record.

Metros Coaching Staff
Jimmy Peck              Jeff Gray               Steve Stokes              Dan Rose

    Head Coach               Assistant Coach                Assistant Coach            Tem Rep/Manager


Head Coach Jimmy Peck commences on his eleventh and final season, for now, as Metros Head Coach and by the time
the season ends he can boast  the Metros winning tradition; eight winning seasons, a regular season championship, a pair
of State Tournament victories, West Division All-Star Game coach selection and a IHSHL Coach of the Year Award.
 Jeff Gray
is also in his final season playing a part in the team's winning tradition; being apart of both a Varsity and Junior
Varsity Regular Season and State Championship teams. Another past Metros player Steve Stokes joins the staff working
 with both the varsity and junior varsity teams. Dan Rose stays on a second season working both the Team Rep and
Manager position.

High Scorers
Marshall Tuttle          Andrew Bauer            John Adam            Darin Rudnick           B.J. Jackson

Marshall Tuttle again leads the Metros in scoring with a team high sixteen goals and twenty-nine total points. Andrew Bauer
turns on the offense also this season and scores thirteen goals and a dozen assists. John Adam tallies eight goals for twenty-four
points. Darin Rudnick records a team leading eighteen assists for twenty-three points and B.J. Jackson also makes his second
High Scorer appearance in two seasons with five goals and sixteen assists.


Heavy Hitters

  John Adam                 Nate Rose             Andrew Bauer            Jacob Wilde             Kyle Lierman
 

John Adam makes his presence known and sets a new Metros penalty minute record with 114 minutes in the box. Nate Rose and
top scorer Andrew Bauer both spend 74 minutes of shame before they get free. Jacob Wilde would spend an hour in the box and
Kyle Lierman five minutes behind him with 55 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Tony Scherman...8-10-18   Nate Eyer...7-5-12   Royce Fladung...5-7-12   Patrick Hauswirth...3-9-12   Justin Thiele...3-9-12

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Patrick Hauswirth...
87   Brian Dalke...64   Cody Lane...62   Marcus Steinhauer...55   Dillon Smith...44

Between the Pipes
Senior goalie Donovan Convay returns to the Metros lineup after a season in Omaha. He will share the goalie duties this
season freshmen Lee Noel and junior Josh Sachnoff.  However, Donovan will carry the mail for the Metros seeing time in 25
games; posting nine wins & fourteen losses.  Josh would post a 4-4 and Lee a 1-1 varsity records. Their 14-19 overall record is
not enough to secure a spot in the League Tournament. Josh, Lee and Sophomore Justin Decker all split time & gain
 experience during the junior varsity season.

 

Johnny Adam

Johnny Adam becomes the first Jr. Musketeer/Metros player to crack the triple digits mark during the regular season recording 114 penalty minutes.

Brett Swanson
Metros 2001-04 / 2002 MHSHL State Champion

Bowling with the Musketeers...
...and two future USA Hockey National Champions

Left: Musketeers Max Pacioretty and Blake Martin and (Right) Dustin Gazley take a break from the annual "Bowling with the
Musketeers" Booster Club event to get pictures with SYHA brothers Max and Drake Beller. Max Pacioretty would spend a
single season University of Michigan before moving to the NHL where he played ten season for the Canadians and is currently
playing for the Golden Knights, Blake a three season Musketeer veteran would play for the UNO Mavericks and Dustin play
 four seasons for Michigan State, eight seasons in the ECHL/AHL and is currently playing in the Germany Elite League.

Drake and Max Beller would both go on to be Sioux City Metro stand-out players in the Midwest High School Hockey League.
During the 2017-18 season Drake would lead the league in scoring with sixty-nine points in just twenty-eight games. He would be
a three-time Metros top five scorer and a two-time All-Star and All- League player. Max is currently playing for the Metros where
his is a second-time Metros top scorer and potential League All-Star.

  Both players would help lead the Sioux City Metros to the Midwest Leagues triple crown title bringing home the regular season and
tournament championships as well as USA Hockey's 2018 National Championship.

 

MHSHL Awards and Honors
      John Adam          Andrew Bauer        Marshall Tuttle    
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
John Adam       Andrew Bauer      Marshall Tuttle
    
Midwest High School Hockey League First Team All-Star
Marshall Tuttle
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Andrew Bauer            Marshall Tuttle

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
March 2nd-March 4th / Hickman Arena & Metro Ice Sports Facility Des Moines, IA
For the first time since the league began began, the Metros failed to qualify for the post season tournament. Boasting six tournament
championships, four second, three third and a pair of fourth place finishes over the past twenty seasons the Metros are about to
hit a serious skid.

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Darin Rudnick

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
John Adam          Andrew Bauer          Tyler Brinkerhoff           Brian Dalke           Nate Eyer
      Royce Fladung     Eric Flynn                 Patrick Hauswirth          Alex Hinrichsen     Levi Lambing
         Kyle Lierman       Lee Noel                  Nate Rose                       Josh Sachnoff        Justin Thiele      
                                         Ryan Thorsland              Marshall Tuttle

 


Omaha Jr. Lancers leave the league. However the Kansas City adds a second team (Stars & Outlaws) and Tri-City joins the league also.
League remains single division with thirteen teams. They play a 36 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held  February 29th-March 2nd in Quad City, IA (Quad City Sports Arena)

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids Mustangs, Mason City Mohawks,
Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Stars & Outlaws, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Tri City Storm & Lincoln Stars


The Metros 13-20-1-2 record is good enough for the final tournament spot. Three players will make the All-Star game and two players the
Chicago Showcase.

JV State Tournament held  on March 7th-9th in Ames Iowa.
The JV falls a three points short of the final tournament spot with a 10-23-3 record.

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Corey Clarks            Andrew Morse          Brian Thiele                Dan Rose

Head Coach                    Assistant Coach                Team Manager                      Team Rep


Taking on the Head Coaching duties this season are Corey Clarks. Originally from Minnesota he joins the Metros with several
seasons coaching experience at both the youth and high school levels.  He also takes on the new responsibilities of the newly
created SYHA Director of Coaching and Player Development.  Andrew Morse will be him team as Assistant Coach. Also
from the Land of a Ten-thousand Lakes and one fish, he arrives with coaching experience. Brian Thiele starts his run
as team Manager and Dan Rose continues as the Metros Team Rep.

 

High Scorers
Andrew Bauer           B. J. Jackson              Jacob Wilde          Ryan Thorsland         Kyle Lierman    
 

Returning again to the scorers list are Andrew Bauer who leads the team with forty-five points including a team high of
twenty-six assists. B.J. Jackson tallies a team leading twenty-one red-lighters for forty-one points. Jacob Wilde also scores
forty-one points including both a team high of twenty-six assists and three game-winning goals. Ryan Thorsland scores
fourteen goals and eight assists and Kyle Lierman rounds out the top five with six goals and ten assists.

Heavy Hitters
Jacob Wilde              Seth Pinney             Pat Hauswith             Justin Thiele           Andrew Bauer
 

The Metros penalty minute record falls quickly - as Jacob Wild sets the bar to an unachievable height of 140 penalty
minutes. Keep in mind, he was also a top three scorer with forty-one points. Seth Pinney was a distant second, but still
with a very respectable 89 minutes. Pat Hauswith finished with 54 minutes and Justin Thiele & leading scorer Andrew
Bauer both recorded 46 minutes in the box.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Nate Lenzen...8-8-16   Cody Nelson...10-5-15   Royce Fladung...4-10-14   Eric Flynn...6-7-13   Carter Buckmeier...3-5-8

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Nate Lenzen...80   Cody Nelson...76   Kevin Logsdon...50   Eric Flynn...47    Mike Flynn...36

Between the Pipes
The Metros enter another season with a five-man menu of available goaltenders, however, it is youth that wins out and
sophomore Lee Noel rises to the top and secures the starting position. Fellow sophomore Tyler Brinkerhoff secures the
back-up duties. Unfortunately, the Iowa League's firepower proves to much for the young goalies and the Metros finish the
season with a 13-20-3 record grabbing the eighth and final play-off spot. All five of the Metros goalies spend time in the
junior varsity net with Alex Wankum logging the most time with a 5-12 record and Justin Decker finishing with
 a 2-8-1 record. Senior Josh Sachnoff would also log some time between the junior varsity pipes.
 

Colt Ludwig
Metros 2004-08

He Shoots...He Scores!!! Senior Colt Ludwig put the biscuit in the basket, scoring in this win over the Cedar Rapids
Jr. Roughriders. This was just one of his five goals, three assists and eight points this season for the Metros. He would also
record a game-winner and eighteen penalty minutes. He would also play in five junior varsity games scoring three goals.

 

Andrew Bauer
Metros 2005-08
2006-07 IHSHL All-Star Selection / 2007-08 IHSHL All-Star Selection

 
Metros leading scorer Andrew Bauer shown here during the January 26th tilt taking on the Cedar Rapids Jr. Roughriders. Andrew
would record 19 goals and 26 assists this season but also lead the Metros in more ways than scoring points. Always the team leader he
did so by example, earning Alternate Captain duties both his junior and senior seasons. The physical play of the game was his strong suit
and was never afraid to play the body,  making him one of the top five penalty guys each of his three seasons. He would secure a pair of
IHSHL
All-Star game selection in 2007 and 2008 as well as a pair of selections to the Chicago Showcase playing for Team Midwest.

                         Dillon Smith                                   Ryan Thorsland   Adam Bornholtz    Justin Thiele
                              Metros 2005-09                                              Metros 2005-08            Metros 2007-10      Metros 2006-08
 

Seth Pinney                                                                      Zach Hagaman
Metros 2004-08                                                                                        Metros 2005-08     
 
Seth Pinney would log three seasons as a Metros player. His first two season were spilt between JV and Varsity. Due to
 an injury Seth missed his junior season, but returned for his senior year where he recorded a pair of goals and four helpers.

Did You Know...
Seth's dad, Pat was also a Metro player for four seasons (1978-81) and a member of the '80 & '81 teams that
made back to back third place showings at the State Tournament.

Zach Hagaman would play for the Metros three seasons. His sophomore season saw him break into to varsity roster playing
nearly a full schedule of varsity games scoring a pair of goals and four assists. He would also be a top five Metro JV scorer with
four goals and a dozen assists. He would finish his last two season as a varsity player where he would record six goals &
thirteen assists.

Lee Noel
Metros 2007-10
 

Lee Noel would assume the starting goaltender duties this sophomore season. While the net minder corps is very strong this season,
he would be the go-to guy for the Metros this season. Lee would record a pair of shut-outs and a respectable GAA of  3.03. Playing
 in twenty-two games he would finish with a 10-10 record but still steer the Metros into the final tournament slot. He is also a multi
season recipient of the MHSHL Academic Achievement Award.

MHSHL Awards and Honors
Andrew Bauer       B.J. Jackson           Jacob Wilde
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Andrew Bauer    B.J. Jackson     Jacob Wilde
Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Andrew Bauer            B.J. Jackson

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 29th-March 2nd / Quad City Sports Center Davenport, IA
The Metros wallow at the button of the MHSHL for much of the season. However, they catch fire; winning nine of their remaining
ten games and grabbing the eighth and final tournament slot. The Des Moines Oak leafs win the regular season; losing just a pair
 of regulation games this season and they are definitely the tournament favorites.

Quarter-Final Game
1-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-10

February 29th, 2008
Finishing in eighth place has its consequences and its usually having to play the league champions. Just under two minutes into
the game, Ryan Thorsland stuns the favorites, when  he beats the Leafs goaltender on assists from Justin Thiele and
Kyle Lierman. The tournament's first up-set in on...not!!! Des Moines proceeds to score the next ten unanswered
goals; four in the first, two in the second and four more in the third.  

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-3 2 SO

March 1st, 2008
Drawing another Des Moines team, this time it the equally dangerous Capitols. Sioux City grabs a goal in each period on tallies
 by Jacob Wilde, Ryan Thorsland and B.J. Jackson.
Goaltender Lee Noel stops twenty-two of the Capitols attempted shots.
 The game remains ties after three periods and heads to a shoot-out. As the ninth shooter, Zach Hagaman finds the back of the
net giving the Metros a much needed win.

Fifth Place Game
0-Metros vs. Mason City-5

March 2nd, 2008
The Metros third foe of the weekend is Mason City. Finishing just ahead of the Metros during the regular season, the Mohawks
amassed seven more wins this season than the Metros. In a game that could go either way on paper...didn't. The Mohawks
would  record five unanswered goals on the weary Metros, handing them a sixth place finish; their best tournament
 finish in the last three seasons.

 

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Kenny Adam         Andrew Bauer          Adam Bornholtz          Tyler Brinkerhoff          Nate Eyer
Eric Flynn              Alex Hinrichsen       Kyle Lierman               Kane Martin                Lee Noel    
                          Justin Thiele            Taylor White                                                                    

 


Omaha Jr. Lancers return to the league making it a 14 team league with still a single division with a 32 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held  February 27th-March 1st in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids Mustangs,
Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Stars & Outlaws, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs,
Tri City Storm, Omaha Lancers & Lincoln Stars

The Metros struggle this season and can only muster 13 wins in the 32 game season. They miss the tournament for the second time
in three seasons. Kyle Lierman earns All-Star game honors and plays in the Chicago Showcase.

JV State Tournament held  March 6th-8th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)
JV grabs the seventh spot with a 14-12-6 record. Eric Flynn, Cody Nelson and Benny Holzrichter finish among the top ten scorers
 in the League.

* This is the first season that the post-season tournaments for both Varsity and JV are centralized in Ames, IA.

Metros Coaching Staff
Corey Clarks            Brant Mozak           Corey Mozak                Mark Vos              Brian Thiele

Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                Assistant Coach                Team Manager                     Team Rep

Corey Clarks begins his second season as the Metros Head Coach. Joining him this season Brant and Corey Mozak. The
two brothers are past SYHA and Metro players and will be taking on the Assistant Coaching duties this season. Brant
played two seasons as a Metro and won a pair of IHSHL Championships before moving to Colorado to finish his remaining
two high school seasons with the Pike's Peak Miners AAA team. Cory logged a pair of seasons with the Metros before
joining the Miners team as well. After graduation he would play three seasons in the NAHL and two more at college
before returning to Sioux City.  Mark Vos would join the staff this season as the team manager and Brian Thiele would
 continue as Team Rep.

High Scorers
Colton Kramer          Kyle Lierman            Taylor White            Justin Thiele            Cody Nelson    
 

Colton Kramer joins the short list of Freshman players who have lead the Metros in scoring. He would lead the team with thirty-six
points including both a team leading nineteen goals and five game winning tallies. No stranger to the top five list is Kyle Lierman with
thirty-five points and a team leading eighteen assists. Taylor White would record fifteen goals and a dozen assists, Justin Thiele
notches eleven goals and adds fourteen assists and Cody Nelson rounds out the top five scorers this season with eight goals
and fifteen assists.
 

Heavy Hitters
Kyle Lierman        Desmond Harsma        Justin Thiele         Adam Bornholtz          Mitchell Vos  
 

Kyle Lierman makes both list this season as he records a team leading 107 penalty minutes.  Closest to him is Desmond Harsma with
82 minutes. Top five scorer Justin Thiele and Adam Bornholtz both record 48 minutes. Mitch Vos and his 46 minutes place him on the
list for the first time but not the last.

 Did You Know...Kyle Lierman and Colton Kramer both lead the Metros this season with a 6 game scoring streak-
posting eleven and ten points.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Eric Flynn...16-32-48   Cody Nelson...28-18-46   Ben Holzrichter...15-22-37   Kody Reuter...2-11-13   Josh Quesenberry...5-7-12

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Cody Nelson...56   Kody Reuter...54   Mike Flynn...50   Kevin Logsdon...42   Eric Flynn...38

 

Between the Pipes
Juniors Lee Noel and Tyler Brinkerhoff start the season with two prior years of high school experience. Senior Justin Decker
and Sophomore Garrett VanBuskirk add the the Metros goaltending depth. Lee will take the starts for most this season; finishing
with an 8-16-2 record. Tyler will record a pair of wins and a loss, as well as Justin, Alex and Garrett also recording a varsity
victory.  However, this experienced corps could only come together for 13 wins, 18 losses and a tine game, not enough to make
the tournament. Justin, Alex, Garrett & Tyler however, would all combined for a winning junior varsity season of 14-12-6
securing a seventh place regular season finish.

 

 

MHSHL Awards and Honors
     Kyle Lierman

Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Kyle Lierman
   
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Kyle Lierman

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 27th-March 1st / Ames, IA
The Metros record just thirteen wins this season finishing eleven points short of the final tournament position. This is the second season in
the last three that the Metros have missed the tournament and an unforeseeable downward trend is headed the Metros way.
 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 6th-8th / Ames, IA
The Metros fall short in a tournament opening double overtime game. Eric Flynn and Cody Nelson tally but the Metros can't find that
needed tieing goal. Eric Flynn would grab two more goals and Cody Nelson another, but for the second day in a row the Metros come
 up a goal short. Ben Holzrichter records a pair of red-lighters and Cody Nelson gets his third goal in three games, this time giving the
Metros a season ending victory.

  Quarter-Final Game                            Semi-Final Game                            Seventh Place Game
2-Metros vs. Mason City-3 2OT            2-Metros vs. DM Oak Leafs-4        3-Metros vs. Lincoln Stars-2

March 6th, 2009                                                March 7th, 2009                                        March 8th, 2009

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Justin Thiele

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Adam Bornholtz          Tyler Brinkerhoff          Eric Flynn          Mike Flynn        Alex Hinrichsen
Ben Holzrichter          Colton Kramer               Kyle Lierman    Andy Moeller    Dustin Smith      
      Lee Noel                       Kody Reuter      Taylor White

 

 


The Sioux Falls Flyers join the league as the first ever team from South Dakota. Tri-City leaves the league. The league remains at 14 teams
in a single division. They play a 32 game schedule. Cedar Rapids changes their name from Mustangs to RoughRiders.

The Chicago showcase is replaced with America's Hockey Showcase held in Pittsburgh, PA.

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders,
Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Stars & Outlaws, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs,
Tri City Storm, Omaha Lancers & Lincoln Stars

Varsity State Tournament held  February 26th-28th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena).
 Last season for a seventh-eight place tournament game.

Sioux City finished the season with a 18-10-2-2 record for a seventh place regular finish. Colton Kramer and Eric Flynn earn All-
Star game selections. Colton Kramer makes the All- League Team and finishes third among the leagues top ten scorers.

JV State Tournament held  March 5th-7th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)
The JV have an awful season managing to muster just 6 wins added to 24 losses and a pair of ties.

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Brant Mozak            Cory Mozak             Steve Kramer               Mark Vos
      
 Head Coach                   Assistant  Coach                 Assistant Coach                      Team Rep       

Brant Mozak takes over the Head Coaching position this season. Corey Mozak and Steve Kramer both remain on as
Assistant Coaches. Jeff Gray also lends some time to the coaching staff this season. Mark Vos will assume both the
 Team Rep and Team Manager duties

High Scorers
       Colton Kramer            Eric Flynn                  Mitch Vos                Nate Bauer           Adam Bornholtz      
 

Colton Kramer tops the Metros in scoring again this season a team high forty-two goals. His sixty-eight total points are good enough
to place him among the top three MHSHL scorers. Eric Flynn is second with a team high thirty-three assists for fifty points. Mitch Vos
becomes a regular on both top five lists with eighteen assists for twenty-two points. With a seemingly endless supply of Bauers, Nate
cracks the scorers list this season with nine goals and a dozen assists. Adam Bornholtz  also makes it again as he rounds out the top
five list with ten goals and seven assists.

Heavy Hitters

Desmond Harsma        Taylor White           Colton Kramer            Nate Bauer              Mitch Vos       
 

Desmond Harsma leads the Metros this season with seventy-five penalty minutes. Taylor White is a few minors behind him with
sixty-nine minutes. Leading scorer Colton Kramer makes both lists this season recording sixty minutes in the box. Two other top
 scorers also make the list this season; Nate Bauer with fifty-four minutes and Mitch Vos with  forty-eightpenalty minutes.

Did You Know...Metros High Scorer and Heavy Hitter Nate Bauer returned to play this Senior season after taking four seasons off
from hockey!!!


Junior Varsity High Scorers
Ben Holzrichter...9-10-19   Matt Johnson...10-7-17   Nate Bauer...9-2-11   Dylan Dwyer...3-8-11 Mike Flynn...0-11-11

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Kevin Logsdon...94   Matt Johnson...44   Mitch Vos...42   Andy Moeller...32   Nate Bauer...30  

 

09-10 Between the Pipes
The Metros start the season with lots of goaltender experience; seniors Lee Noel & Tyler Brinkerhoff and Juniors Garrett
VanBuskirk
Alex Wankum. Lee and Tyler garner most of the varsity starts but Garrett also sees some varsity action. Both
Lee and Tyler finish the season with winning records, 9-7-2 and 8-5, on the way to a seventh place regular season finish with an
18-10-4 record. Junior Alex Wankum and Garrett will split the junior varsity games but not have much success posting
 only six victories.

 

Corey Mozak                                                               Steve Kramer   
Assistant Coach 2009-11                                                                  Assistant Coach 2009-11
 
Left: Assistant Coach Brant Mozak and Metro players Mike Flynn, Mitch Nelson, Dylan Dwyer and Matt Johnson. Brant served
as assistant for a pair of  seasons. Prior to that, he played two seasons for the Colorado Miners AAA team,  three seasons in the
North America League and two season at the University of Wisconsin/Stout. 
Right: Assistant Coach Steve Kramer served as assistant coach for two season as well. He is pictured here with Metro players
Mike Flynn, Kevin Logsdon, Jeff Adam and Mitch Nelson

Colton Kramer

Leading scorer Colton Kramer, makes a run at Metros history this season mounting a challenge to several Jr. Musketeers/Metros all-time
scoring records. Colton would record a new Jr. Musketeers/Metros goal scoring record notching  forty-two goals. He would add another
twenty-six assists for a season high of 68 regular season points during the 32 game regular season. His sixty-eight  points this season is
 the third highest among all Sioux City scorers.

Did You Know...Colton Kramer had five games, where he scored three or more goals, and six games where he scored over four points.
He also had two 12-game scoring streaks where he posted 31 and 26 total points.

Mitch Nelson                                                                          Lee Noel   
              
Metros 2009-12                                                                                      Metros   2007-10               
 
Mitch Nelson would play three seasons as a Metro. His sophomore season he would log time in both JV and varsity games
recording three goals and 4 assists. The following two seasons he would record three varsity and 23 JV goals for 47 overall points.
He would place second in JV scoring twice and be selected as the Metros Most Valuable Player his senior season. Mitch would go
on to join the USA Hockey officiating  program where he currently works, high school, midget and college club levels.

 Lee Noel would log four seasons (07-10) for the Metros. After a freshman season of splitting the starting duties, Lee would launch
right into the varsity starter position his sophomore season and be the go-to goalie for the next three seasons. He would play in some
75 plus JV and varsity regular & post seasons games and record a record of 30-42-5. Along the way he would post 8 shut-outs and
career GAA of  3.00. He was one of four Metros to receive the MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award and was a multi season
 Academic Achievement Awards winner.  Lee would go on to play four seasons of college club hockey for the Creighton Bluejays.


 Rob Casper     Marshall Tuttle    Chad Stewart
Metros Class of '86   Metros Class of '07   Metros Class of 93

Rob, Chad and Marshall prior to the 2010 Senior Day game. Rob and Chad would both go on to play in the USHL: Rob two seasons
here in Sioux City for the Musketeers and Chad a season in Sioux City  & a season in Waterloo. Chad would also join USA Hockey
 officiating high school hockey for fifteen seasons and log an additional five seasons as a member of the USHL Officials Development
Program. Marshall would go on to play football at Morningside College where he became a stand-out All Conference GPAC Player.
 

Did You know... Rob is only one of six Metro players to lead his team in both Scoring and Penalty Minutes. During the 1985-86 season Rob
 collected fourteen goals & four assists and recorded forty-seven minutes in the box.

MHSHL Awards and Honors
Colton Kramer             Eric Flynn  
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Colton Kramer     Eric Flynn
    
Midwest High School Hockey League First Team All-Star
Colton Kramer
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
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Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 26th-February 28th / Ames, IA
The Metros finish the regular season with a 18-10-2-2 record; seventh seed in this year's eight team tournament. They do boast the
 League's second leading goal scorer and third highest point scorer in Colton Kramer. The Des Moines Capitols win the regular
 season with twenty-eight wins. The Kansas City Outlaws are first in the west and second overall with twenty-five. Mason City,
Kansas City Stars, Sioux Falls all record better than twenty-three victories.

Quarter-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Kansas City Outlaws-3

February 26th, 2010
The seventh seed Metros end-up facing one of the league's top teams; the west division champions Kansas City Outlaws.
 Losing just four regulation games this season the, Outlaws are one of the weekend's favorites. The Metros are able to keep
the game close, surrendering just a single goal in the second period. However, two quick Outlaw goals in the third puts
the game out of reach for the Metros. Sioux City can't generate any scoring and are blanked by the eventual
tournament runners-up.

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors-3

February 27th, 2010
The Metros draw a more appealing opponent this time around in the sixth seed team from Waterloo. However, the Metros fail
to enough firepower to keep up with the Warriors. The Metros jump out ahead on goals from Mitchell Vos and Colton Kramer
but then leave five goals on the table in this seven to two beating by the Warriors.

Seventh Place Game
4-Metros vs. Sioux Falls-2

February 28th, 2010
In what is one of the final seasons that the tournament plays a last place game, Sioux City matches up with the winless Sioux
Falls Flyers. This time its the Metros who put the points on the board, doubling up the Flyers with four goals; one each from Taylor White,
Alex Hendrickson
and two from Colton Kramer. Goaltender Lee Noel stops all but one of the Flyers nineteen shots on goal.

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 5th-7th / Ames, IA
Sioux City can only muster six wins this season. They finish the regular season last in the west and second to last overall. This is the
third season in four that the Metros JV have missed the tournament.

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Ben Holzrichter       Alex Hinrichsen
 Lee Noel                  Eric Flynn           


Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Nate Bauer         Adam Bornholtz      Mike Flynn
 Colton Kramer    Andy Moeller         Taylor White

 

 


The League remains at 14 teams in a single division playing a 32 games season

Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Quad City Patriots, Dubuque Devils, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders,
Mason City Mohawks, Waterloo Warriors, Kansas City Stars & Outlaws, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs,
Tri City Storm, Omaha Lancers & Lincoln Stars

Varsity State Tournament held  February 25th-27th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)

The Metros cobble together only 8 wins and a pair of ties  for an eleventh place finish. Mitch Vos earns All- Star game honors as well as a
place on the Team Midwest in America's Hockey Showcase.

JV State Tournament held  March 4th-6th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)

Its a bad year all round... The JV manages only 7 wins and three ties compared with 22 losses.

 

Metros Coaching Staff
Brant Mozak              Cory Mozak                 Jeff Gray                   Mark Vos
      
            Head Coach                     Assistant  Coach             Assistant Coach                 Team Rep/Manager       
 

Brant and Corey both return this season taking on their prior coaching positions. Jeff Gray joins the coaching staff this season
on a more formal basis bringing several years of past Metros coaching experience and successes with him.  Mark Vos
remains for a third season doing both the Team Rep and Manager duties. 
 

High Scorers
Mitch Vos               Taylor White          Josh Quesenberry          Kody Reuter            Sam Bauer     

 Mitch Vos leads the Metros in scoring with nine goals and 12 assists. Taylor White scores 20 points including a team leading 13 assists.
Josh Quesenberry put 13 shots in the net to lead the team in goals and finishes with 18 points. Kody Reuter  scores four goals and a
dozen assists and Sam Bauer rounds out the top five scorers with six goals and nine assists.

Heavy Hitters
Kevin Logsdon            Cody Clark              Taylor White            Kody Reuter           Dylan Dwyer      

Kevin Logsdon leads the way for the season with 104 penalty minutes. However, in second place is Cody Clark who records 72 minutes
his first season as a Metro but is destine for a regular spot among the team top penalty minute leaders. Top five scorers Taylor
White would record 69 minutes and Kody Reuter 56 minutes. Dylan Dwyer would finish out the top penalty leaders with 41 minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Brandon Carlson...9-11-20   Mitch Nelson...7-5-12   Drew Koontz...6-4-10   Connor Schlotfeldt...1-9-10  Taylor LaScala...2-7-9

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Chandler Bennier...
66   Cody Clark...63   Zach Twillman...46   Brandon Carlson...44  Jeff Adam...44
 

Between the Pipes
The Metros start the season deep in goaltending experience; Garrett VanBuskirk and Alex Wankum are both returners as well
as the addition of past Sioux City goalie Austin Ward; all three see time in varsity contests. However, the experienced threesome
records only eight wins compared to 22 losses and a pair of tie games. Austin & Garrett split the varsity time while Alex sees four
varsity games. He will also split junior varsity  time with upcoming goalies Josh Stoos and Jackson Roberson.

 

 

Mitch Nelson         Shaler Levine
Metros 2009-12             Metros 2011-14
Metros-4 vs. Mason City Mohawks-3
January 15th, 2011
 
Left: Mitch Nelson and Shyler Levine wait for the announcement of today's starters. Mitch would  would score a goal and an assist in this win
over the Mohawks.

Desmond Harsma    Mitch Nelson     Drew Koontz
Metros 2007-11       Metros 2009-12       Metros 2010-13

Right:
Mitch celebrates his second point of the game (1/1) with Desmond Harsma (10) and Drew Koontz

 

Did You Know...Mitch Nelson would receive this season's Metros Junior Varsity Most Valuable Player Award and
 the Metros Iron Man Award

Did You Know...Drew Koontz was the JV's Most Valuable Player his first year as a Metro.

 

Dylan Dwyer
Metros 2009-12
 

Did You Know...Cody Clark recorded a Metros record that season with 50 penalty minutes in a single game; a losing effort to the
Mason City Mohawks on January 15th, 2011

  

Brandon Carlson       Taylor LaScala          A.J Boose       
          Metros 2010-13                Metros 2010-13             Metros 2009-13            

Brandon Carlson celebrates his goal against the Ames Cyclones with Taylor LaScala and A.J. Boose.

Brandon Carlson would play three season for the Metros. Shown here during his sophomore season he would log both a full JV and Varsity
Schedule, posting a pair of varsity goals and four assists in addition to being the Leading JV Scorer with nine goals and eleven assists and
the JV's Most Valuable Player. He would be the Metros Leading Scorer both of his last two seasons recording 38 goals & 32 assists and
was a two-time MHSHL All Star.

Taylor LaScala would play three seasons for the Metros. His huge stature made him a natural to see lots of varsity time his first season.
While on varsity, defense was his focus, however, the JV game him a chance to hone his offensive skills where he would add a pair
of goals and seven assists his first seasons. He would record 13 points he junior season as well as a Metro Heavy Hitter. His senior season
 he would add six goals and eight assists and finish as one of the Metros High scorers. He also was a MHSHL All-Star Player.

T.J .Reinsch Foundation & Siouxland Youth Hockey Try Hockey for Free Day
February 19th, 2011 / IBP Ice Center
       Bob Batcheller                                                                                Ross Van Rooyan
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83
                                                       Metros 1987-90     

Left: Bob Batcheller and Right: Ross Van Rooyan help new skaters try out the ice as SYHA and the T.J. Reinsch Foundation host
the first annual USA Hockey Try Hockey for Free Day. SYHA had a terrific turn-out and place among some of the top organizations
in the country with nearly 100 participants and some 30 on-ice volunteers.

 

MHSHL Awards and Honors
Mitch Vos


Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Mitch Vos
   
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Mitch Vos

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 25th-February 27th / Ames, IA
This season eight wins is only good enough for eleventh place; well out of contention for post season play.


Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 4th-6th / Ames, IA
The Metros JV team musters only seven wins this season. This is the fourth of the last five seasons that the Metros
miss the JV tournament.

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Taylor White

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Sam Brower          Brandon Carlson          Cody Clark           Zac Gray            
                             Shaler Levine        Keegan Lyon                Andy Moeller       Josh Quesenberry                           
Kody Reuter        Jackson Roberson        Connor Schlotfeldt                            

 

 


Sioux Falls Flyers leave the league under pressure to join the South Dakota League. Kansas City Outlaws and Stars combine to become the Jets.
The League's now twelve teams divide back into to East and West divisions. They play a 32 games schedule.

The Metros finish the season mustering only nine wins compared to twenty losses; failing to make the tournament for a second consecutive season.
(9-20-3)

East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Ames Little Cyclones, Dubuque Devils, Mason City Mohawks
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Des Moines Oak Leafs & Capitols, Omaha Lancers  Lincoln Stars

Varsity State Tournament held  February 24th-26th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)

 Brandon Carlson and Josh Quesenberry earn All- Star game honors.

JV State Tournament held March 2nd-4th in Ames, IA (Ames/ISU Ice Arena)
The JV manages  to grab fourth place in the west with a 15-12-5 record, good enough for a spot at the State Tournament.
The Metros lose both of their first two games taking losses to Dubuque and Omaha.

Metros Coaching Staff

Brant Mozak               Jimmy Peck                Jeff Gray               Jim Clark                Gary Bennier
Head Coach                     Assistant  Coach                Assistant Coach              Team Manager                        Team Rep    
 

Head  Coach Brant Mozak returns for his third season.  Jimmy Peck can't stay away, nor should he, and brings tons of hockey
experience and successes to the table. Jeff Gray also returns again for another season. Jimmy Clark takes on the Team Manager
responsibilities and Gary Bennier assumes the role of Team Rep.

High Scorers
Brandon Carlson     Josh Quesenberry           Sam Bauer            Matt Johnson          Andy Moeller      

Brandon Carlson leads the way for the Metros this season, it will be his first of two seasons. He would record thirty-four points
including a team leading nineteen goals. Josh Quesenberry would return to the list again this season with a team leading fifteen assists
for twenty-nine regular season points. Sam Bauer makes the list again with eleven goals and seven assists. Matt Johnson records five
goals & a dozen assists and Andy Moeller with three goals and eleven assists.


Heavy Hitters

   Cody Clark             Brandon Carlson          Andy Moeller         Connor Schlotfeldt     Taylor La Scala  
 

Cody Clark is back leading the way for the Metros with 67 penalty minutes. Leading scorer Brandon Carlson is second with 44 minutes.
Andy Moeller finishes a minor behind him with 42 minutes. Connor Schlotfeldt records 34 minutes in the box and Taylor La Scala and
top five scorer Matt Johnson both record 26 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity Leading Scorers
Braden Cherkas...19-9-28   Mitch Nelson...16-11-27   Vatali Zhylka...11-12-13   Keegan Lyon...13-9-22   Connor Schlotfeldt...3-12-15  

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Chandler Bennier...49  Connor Schlotfeldt...38   Zac Twillman...38   Cody Clark...36   Mitch Nelson...22


Between the Pipes

With the departure of three experienced goalies the prior season, junior Josh Stoos  is about to pick up the Metros goaltending
mantel. Finishing the prior season with a dozen junior varsity games experience, he will take on the bulk of the starts this season.
New goalies Mac Lui and Briar Burns will also see some limited varsity time. However, Josh carries the mail and finishes the
season with eight wins and seventeen losses. Jackson Roberson, Brian Burns and Mac Lui split the junior varsity schedule
finishing 15-12-5 and earning a final spot in the league tournament.

 

  Keegan Lyon                                                                Braden Cherkas
Metros 2010-14                                                                                   Metros 2010-14
2011 MHSHL State Tournament
Metros vs. Quad City Blues / Ames, IA
 
Keegan Lyon and Branden Cherkas are pictured here playing the Quad City Blues in the opening round of the Midwest
High School Hockey League State Tournament. Keegan is shown here during his first season as a Metro, the freshman played
a complete 32 game JV schedule recording three goals and four assists. He would also crack the varsity squad playing in three
games as well as earning ice time in the Metros MHSHL post-season tournament. As a freshman, Brandon saw similar time
playing a full JV schedule and also working  his way onto the varsity roster near the end of the season and would also earn
a spot playing in the post season varscity tournament.

Senior Day
February 19th, 2012

This year's Seniors gather around the net in preparation for the announcements of the players in their final year.

Andy Moeller
Metros 2008-12
   

 

Sioux City Police vs. Sioux City Fire Department
 
This year the Sioux City Police vs. the Sioux City Firemen benefit game was back on, after last season's beat down at the hands of
the Omaha Police& Fire team. Tonight, it was the Police team victorious over the Fire department team. Left: Nick Batcheller
watches his dad change lines. Right: Wearing his traditional Musketeers hat and coat, longtime Musketeer announcer and
play-by-play guy Woody Gottburg shake hands with Fire Department honorary coaches Justin Barker and Brad Pouch.

 

MHSHL Awards and Honors
     
Brandon Carlson       Josh Quesenberry       
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Brandon Carlson     Josh Quesenberry
 

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 24th-February 26th / Ames, IA
A second dismal season recording just eight wins leaves the Metros well out of contention for the final tournament slot. This is the
second season in a row they fail to qualify for the post season tournament. This is also the fourth season in six they have missed the
tournament all together

 

Iowa High School Hockey League (IHSHL) Junior Varsity Tournament Championship
March 2nd-4th / Ames, IA
Sioux City grabs the fourth spot in the west division and finishes fifth overall. They meet-up with the east divisions best team from Quad City.
Metros goaltender Jackson Roberson stops twenty-nine shots on goal but the Metros can't generate any offence in this loss the the Blues.
Game two would see the Metros grab an early lead on a Drew Koontz tally but then surrender three unanswered goals. A Sam Brower
goal in the third put the Metros back in the game but eventually fall short in this tournament ending losss to the Lancers.

  Quarter-Final Game                            Semi-Final Game
0-Metros vs. Quad City Blues-3             2-Metros vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers-3

March 2nd, 2012                                                  March 3rd, 2012

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Andy Moeller

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Sam Brower        Briar Burns             Cody Clark         Brandon Glissman        Shayler Levine
      Levi Lewison      Jordan Reynolds     Zach Twillman    Jackson Roberson        Josh Quesenberry


 


The 12 team league realigns with a three division (East, West & Central) format with four teams in each division. The teams will play a
28 game regular season schedule. Varsity Tournament on February 22nd-24th in Ames, IA

East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Dubuque Devils,
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Omaha Lancers,  Lincoln Stars
Central: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Mason City Mohawks

The Metros struggle this season and finish the varsity campaign with a 12-15 record and a final point total of 25 for the season. They
do still place three players in the MHSHL All-Star Game including two-time all star selection Brandon Carlson. As well as a fourth
Metro player (Josh Stoos) in the Chicago Showcase.

The JV shows some signs of a positive future and finish the season with a 19-6-3 record for a second place finish in the west division.
They place a pair of  players (Keegan Lyon and Skyler Beller) among the top ten scorers in the league.

Metros Coaching Staff

Brant Mozak              Jimmy Peck                Jeff Gray             Dan Holzrichter
Head Coach                   Assistant  Coach                Assistant Coach                      Team Rep   

 

 

High Scorers
Brandon Carlson           Luke Boose               A.J. Boose            Taylor La Scala       Branden Cherkas   

Brandon Carlson returns again as the Metros leading scorer with team leading 19 goals and 17 assists. Brothers Luke Boose scores
six goals and 13 assists and A.J. scores eight goals and nine assists. Taylor La Scala and Branden Cherkas both score an identical six
goals and eight assists.

Heavy Hitters
     Cody Clark            Zach Twillman        Brandon Carlson          A.J. Boose             Jordan Reynolds
 
Cody Clark makes his third return in as many seasons as the Metros penalty minute leader with 102. Ironically, Cody will now be seeing
first hand what I put up with for this thee seasons ;) Zach Twillman makes a respectable run at Cody's amassed minutes, but falls short
with 88 penalty minutes. Leading scorer Brandon Carlson again makes both lists with 76 minutes of shame before getting free. Also a
top five scorer, A.J. Boose records 62 minutes and Jordan Reynolds makes his first appearance on the list with 39 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Keegan Lyon...19-18-37   Skyler Beller...18-9-27   Shayler Levine...1-18-19   Chance Jensen...7-8-15   Cole Peterson...7-5-12

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Nick Schmith...58   Chance Jensen...54   Cory Goss...52   Jordan Reynolds...38   Zac Gray...27
 

Between the Pipes
Senior Josh Stoos takes on the starting position this season. Facing another span of lean goaltender seasons, Josh will again carry
the mail for the Metros playing a bulk of the contests and finishing the season with an 11-12 varsity record and a pair of shut-outs.
Goaltenders Jackson Roberson and Mac Lui would also see some time in goal as Metros. Briar Burns and Ben Morehead would
also see time in several JV games both posting records of 4-1-1 and 4-4. Mac would also post a 3-0 JV record.

Josh Stoos
Metros 2010-13
 
Josh Stoos and his third Metros season would see him again take on the starting goaltender duties. After a disappointing prior season,
he would return this season improving greatly recording a winning season; seeing time in 26 games and going 12-11. Along the
way he recorded a pair of shut-out victories against Ames and Dubuque.


 


Zach Twillman        Cody Clark            Drew Koontz           Luke Boose
Metros 2010-14      Metros 2010-13      Metros 2010-14         2012-Present

 Zach Twillman, Cody Clark, Drew Koontz and Luke Boose celebrate another Metro goal.

 

Did You Know...Brandon Carlson scored four goals on January 5th, 2013 in an 8-5 victory over the Cedar Rapids Jr. Roughriders. 

Nick, Andrew, Nate & Sam Bauer
As the 2012-13 season closes, so does an era of Bauers. For nine out of ten seasons, the Metros had a familiar name on the
 roster; Nick, Andrew, Nate and Sam all made the score sheets on a regular basis. Collectively, he guys netted 111 goals &
116 assists in 383 JV and Varsity games. Along the way they spent a little time in the box; recording some 556 penalty minutes

Nate Bauer                Sam Bauer              Andrew Bauer            Nick Bauer
   
Metros 2009-10                 Metros 2010-13                Metros 2005-08              Metros 2003-06     

Nate was recalled to the Metros for a single season in 2009 after a three season break form playing hockey. He saw time playing
both varsity and JV notching 18 goals and 14 assists. The remaining brothers Bauer all played three seasons;  Sam recording 26 goals
and 26 assists, Andrew some 42 goals and 50 assists and Nick, the eldest brother, recording 25 goals and 26 assists.
 

MHSHL Awards and Honors
       Sam Bauer             Brandon Carlson             Tyler LaScala            Josh Stoos           

Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Sam Bauer     Brandon Carlson     Tyler LaScala
Midwest High School Hockey League All-West Division All-Star Selections
Brandon Carlson   
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Josh Stoos

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 22nd-February 24th / Ames, IA
Sioux City finished the season strong  gaining the single point need to beat Ames out for the remaining tournament slot. Grabbing
theeighth seed slot. The Des Moines Oak Leafs win the regular season championship losing just three games, including a shoot-out
 loss, all season. Waterloo and Kansas City both win their divisions, posting twenty and twenty-three victories.

Quarter-Final Game
2-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-5

February 22nd, 2013
The Metros start the tournament facing the league's best team. The Oak Leafs looked unbeatable most of the season and in the
teams two meeting during the regular season saw the Leafs out-score the Metros nine to two. The Leafs would grab a pair of
goals in the first and scone periods, keeping the Metros scoreless until A.J. Boose finally found the net in the third. After
another Leafs goal,  Sam Bauer would give the Metros their second goals of the period, however, its not enough to
beat the mighty Oak Leafs.

Semi-Final Game
4-Metros vs. Omaha Lancers-3

February 23rd, 2013
The Metros meet-up with, the recently up-set, Omaha Lancers in the consolation round. Finishing nine points ahead of the
Metros in the west division, the teams did split their regular season meetings with the home team winning both weekends. A.J. Boose
 and Sam Bauer would grab first period tallies giving the Metros a one goal lead. It was more Metros in the second when
Bradon Cherkas put them up by two and Brandon Carlson up by three. Omaha would mount a rally but fall
short as goaltender Josh Stoos stopped all twenty-two Lancer attempts.


Fifth Place Game
3-Metros vs. Lincoln Stars-5

February 24th, 2013
Having fell the the Metros the prior weekend, the Lincoln Stars jump out to a two goal lead in the first period. A Braden Cherkas
goal gets the Metros back in the game but the Stars answer back quickly giving them a two goals advantage as the first ends. Two more
 Stars tallies in the second seems to put the game out of reach.  Sam Bauer and Luke Keeble would score just sixty-nine seconds
 a part in the third and look to make the remainder of the game interesting...but time would run out before the Metros could get
 that much needed momentum changing goal.


MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Shayler Levine  Jackson Roberson

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Skyler Beller          Sam Brower            Briar Burns            Brandon Carlson        Cody Clark
          Sam Holzrichter     Chance Jensen        Luke Keeble          Mac Liu                      Benny Morehead
Jordan Reynolds    Alex Ten Napel      Zach Twillman

 


The league remains at twelve teams playing a 28 games schedule. State Tournament February 28th- March 2nd in Ames, IA

East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Dubuque Devils,
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Omaha Lancers,  Lincoln Stars
Central: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Mason City Mohawks

The Metros' struggles continue as they finish the season with a 9-18-1 record. However they still place two players (Mac McFarland and
 Skyler Beller) on the All-Star team. The JV struggles as well and finishes with a 14-11-3 record. 

Metros Coaching Staff

Brant Mozak              Jimmy Peck                Jeff Gray             Dan Holzrichter
Head Coach                   Assistant  Coach                Assistant Coach                      Team Rep   


  

High Scorers
Skyler Beller         Mac McFarland        Braden Cherkas        Keegan Lyon          Zach Twillman
 

Skyler Beller makes his first appearance on the scorers list as a sophomore and does it as the leading scorer with 39 points with
a team leading 24 goals. Mac McFarland is just a point behind and leads the team with 25 assists. Branden Cherkas returns to the
list scoring 17 goals and 18 assists. Keegan Lyon makes makes the top five with nine goals and ten assists. Usually in the top five
for penalty minutes, Zach Twillman rounded out the top five scorers with eight goals and nine assists.

Heavy Hitters
Jordan Reynolds      Mac McFarland         Zach Twillman             Cory Goss            Chance Jensen

Jordan Reynolds return to the heavy hitter list is a triumphant one, breaking a Metros penalty minute record that many though could
never be topped and setting a new standard for MHSHL penalty minutes. Wait for it....183 minutes and he missed three games!!!
Mac McFarland and his 117 minutes-most seasons leads the pack, but this season seem paltry in comparison. Zach Twillman a top
five scorer this season but always a staple on the hitters list would record 79 minutes. Cory Goss was close at hand with 73 and
Chance Jensen rounded out the top five with 40 minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Caleb Sneller...7-11-18   Cole Peterson...10-7-17   Tanner Frerichs...8-8-16   Sammy Holzrichter...7-8-15   Jerett Heyl...5-7-12

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Nick Schmith...
164   Brandon Swanson...64   Jerett Heyl...62   Tanner Smith...56  Chance Jensen...20 
 

Between the Pipes
Briar Burns would bring his prior experience to the Sioux City goaltenders convention and grab the initial starting duties for the
Metros. However, sophomore Ben Morehead would also shine during the season and both tenders made a solid duo giving the
coaching staff a reliable starting rotation. Freshman Logan Tejral would take on the junior varsity duties but would also see some time
in several varsity games.

 
 

Briar Burns would garner most of the stars this season as the senior saw time in sixteen games. He would post four wins including a
shut-out against the Dubuque Devils compared to nine losses. He would also see some JV time playing in eight games surrendering
 just eleven goals and recording shut-outs against the Des Moines Oak Leafs and Lincoln Stars.
 

Returning for his second season, sophomore Logan Tejral would assume split the junior varsity starting duties. Seeing time in a dozen
games he would record eight wins, a pair of regulation losses and a tie. Three of those wins were shut-outs against Ames, Lincoln and
the Oak Leafs. Surrendering only seventeen goals during the regular season, his 1.54 goals against average was one of the top
five among JV goaltenders.

Also a returning sophomore Benny Morehead would grab time in both JV and Varsity games. He would get the
nod a dozen times at the varsity level recording three wins, including a shut-out against the Lincoln Stars, but come up short in five
other regular season tilts. Also splitting the JV duties, he played in thirteen games but could only muster three wins as the JV squad
 played couldn't over come  seven one goals losses.

Jordan Reynolds

Junior Jordan Reynolds destroys the previous Metros penalty minutes record of 140 minutes held by Jacob Wilde. Amassing a whopping
183 penalty minutes Jordan was not afraid of the corners nor afraid to let you know his thoughts. Playing four seasons for the Metros he
racked-up some 322 minutes in the box. A record that will probably stand the test of time. 



Did You Know...Skyler Beller scored six goals in a 9-7 victory over the Lincoln Jr. Stars on January 19th, 2014

Did You Know...Brandon Cherkas had a 10 game scoring streak where he collected 19 total points.

MHSHL Awards and Honors
      Skyler Beller       Mac McFarland    
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Skyler Beller     Mac McFarland
    
Midwest High School Hockey League West Division First Team All-Star
Mac McFarland
 

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 28th-March 2nd, 2014 / Ames, IA
Sioux City's nine victories  leaves them far short of a tournament spot. This is the third season in the last four that the Metros miss a
chance to play in the post season tournament.

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Sam Brower

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Skyler Beller            Briar Burns               Braden Cherkas         Brady Glissman          Zac Gray
           Chance Jensen         Cameron Kramer      Mac McFarland         Benny Morehead       Jordan Reynolds
        Connor Schlotfeldt    Sam Holzrichter        Caleb Sneller              Logan Tejrel               Zach Twillman
 


The Metros would finish the season with an 11-14-2 regular season record for a third place finish in the West division. They would grab the
seventh seed in the League tournament, but bow out with losses to the DM and Mason City.

The league remains at twelve teams/three divisions playing a 28 games schedule. State Tournament February 27th- March 1st in Ames, IA

East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Dubuque Devils,
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Omaha Lancers,  Lincoln Stars
Central: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Mason City Mohawks

Leading scorer Skyler Beller would receive All-Star designation and be selected to play for Team Midwest in the America's Hockey
Showcase Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA. Metros second leading scorer Tanner Frerichs would also be honored as a MHSHL Team
West leading forward. Beller and Frerichs both place among the top five scorers in the league with 44 regular season points.


Metros Coaching Staff

Dave LeGree             Dale Frerichs        Mike Manthorne        Dan Holzrichter
Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                Goalie Coach                        Team Rep   

 Long-time SYHA coach and Director of SYHA Coaching Operations Dave LeGree takes over as the new Metros head
coach. Assisting him will be past SYHA and Metro player Dale Frerichs. Mike Manthorne will take over the goaltending
coaching duties.
 
Dave played two seasons for the Musketeers and an additional two seasons in the IHL before returning to Sioux City.
In 1982, he took on the coaching duties for the High School team for three seasons, before returning to the youth level.
Winning countless youth tournaments and championships along the way; the eventual SYHA Director of Coaching
 Development  would help shape the future of Sioux City youth hockey players and teams. Dave joins the Metros
again this season bringing some thirty-three years of coaching experience.

Dale Frerichs played three season for the Metros, two of those seasons boasted State Championship Runner-Up honors.
Dale was an early part of the Sioux City Metros that would go on to dominate the High School League for 12 seasons!!! 

High Scorers
Skyler Beller           Tanner Frerichs            Trent Harsma             James Page           Jordan Reynolds

Junior Skyler Beller and sophomore Tanner Frerichs would lead the Metros with 44 points. Skyler would record a team high 29 goals
and Tanner a team leading 29 assists. Freshman Trent Harsma would score 11 goals and 16 assists and James Page would notch
7 goals for 17 points. Jordan Reynolds would round out the top scorers with five goals and five assists.

Skyler Beller and Tanner Frerichs 44 regular season points will place them both among the top five MHSHL high scorers this season. 

Heavy Hitters
  Cory Goss           Jordan Reynolds          Chance Jensen            James Page          Cameron Kramer

Seniors Cory Goss and Jordan Reynolds would lead the way for the Metros; Corey would lead the team with 140 penalty minutes while
Jordan, also a top five goal scorer, collected 95 minutes. However, with half as many games played, he was the true penalty minute leader
this season. Chance Jensen would finish with 66 minutes, another top five scorer James page with 37 and Cameron Kramer with 28 minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Trent Harsma...19-16-35   James Page...13-10-23   Logan Visser...7-11-18   Josh Menzenberg...9-7-16   Camden Beller...6-6-12
Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Trent Harsma...63   Brandon Swanson...46  Tanner Smith...43   Spencer Burke...36   Josh Menzenberg...35

The Metros JV squad finishes the season with a 14-14 record and a trip the League tournament. A first round win over favorite Dubuque
made for the start of a hopeful weekend, but losses to Kansas City and Des Moines left the Metros with a 6th place finish. 

JV State Tournament March 6th-8th, Ames, IA

Between the Pipes
Well experience goaltender Ben Morehead is set-up to take over the starting duties. After limited times as a freshman but
significant playing time last season he will be the Metros starter. After a few lean years of Sioux City goalies there is a new class
arriving to work the crease; freshmen Carter Manthorne and sophomore Logan Tejral. Carter will take on the varsity
back-up duties and Logan will assume junior varsity starting position.

 

 

Sammy Holzrichter
Team USA Deaflympics / Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia / March 28th-April 5th, 2015
 
Sioux City native and Metro player Sam Holzrichter is selected to represent the United States the the 18th Deaflympic Games held in
Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The US team would return from the ten day tournament with the Bronze medal.
Left: Sammy's posed Team USA tournament photo taken in Russia  Right: Sammy scores a goal in the USA vs. Kazakhstan game

Cody Clark
USA Hockey Official  /  Metros Class of 2013
 
Past Metro player, and no stranger to the penalty box, Cody Clark is shown here in some NA3 action. Left:  Dropping the puck in
Mason City as the North Iowa Bulls take on the Twin City Steel and (Right) trying to keep the peace as the Bulls play the Granite
City Lumberjacks. Cody's end of his first season in the ODP would result in Championship game assignments in both the
Midwest High School Hockey League and the USA Hockey Woman's National Tournament.


Did You know...Six Metros player have lead the team in both scoring and in penalty minutes during the same season; Rob Casper in 1895-86,
 Trent Mozak in 1995-96, Kyle Worner 1998-99, Ben Deck 1999-00, Kyle Rogers 2001-02 and Skyler Beller in 2015-16. Four of them
 went on to play Junior A hockey in Sioux City, Tri-City and Buffalo, NY.

 

Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Game Players
Skyler Beller                   Tanner Frerichs
 
Metros Leading scorer Skyler Beller would receive All-Star Game honors and be selected to play for Team Midwest in the America's
Hockey Showcase Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA.
Metros second leading scorer Tanner Frerichs would also be honored as a MHSHL Team West leading forward in the All-Star Game.
Beller and Frerichs both place among the top five scorers in the league with 44 regular season points.

MHSHL Awards and Honors
     
Skyler Beller                   Tanner Frerichs
 
Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Skyler Beller    Tanner Frerichs
         
Midwest High School Hockey League West Division First Team All-Star
Tanner Frerichs
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Skyler Beller
 

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 27th-March 1st / Ames, IA

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Des Moines Capitols-4

February 27th, 2015
The Metros enter the opening round of the tournament as the seventh seeded team and are matched-up the the regular season runners-up
the Des Moines Capitols. Skyler Beller and Tanner Frerichs red-lighters keep the Metros within striking distance. A second goal from Skyler
 with just over a minute remaining in the game, gives the Metros hope but eventually run out of time losing four to three.

Semi-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks-4

February 28th, 2015
The Metros meet up with similar in strength Mason City Mohawks. Like the game before, goals from Tanner Frerichs, Skyler Beller
and a short-hander by Trent Harsma keeps the Metros competitive and the game deadlocked after a pair of periods. However,
an early Mason City goal three minutes in to the period changes the momentum and another one four minutes later put s the game
out of reach for the Metros.

 

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Skyler Beller                Spencer Burke        Tanner Frerichs       Brady Glissman        Jacob Hansen       Jerett Heyl
    Sammy Holzrichter      Chance Jensen        Cameron Kramer    Carter Manthorne     Benny Morehead  Logan Visser
                                                                        Grant Newman        James Page             Jordan Reynolds       Caleb Sneller                                                               

 


The league remains at twelve teams/three divisions playing a 28 games schedule. State Tournament February 26th-28th in Ames, IA 
The Midwest High School Hockey League celebrates it's 40th season. All teams wear a special anniversary crest on home & away jerseys.


East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Dubuque Devils,
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Omaha Lancers,  Lincoln Stars
Central: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Mason City Mohawks

The Metros start the season with a win over the Oak Leafs and a very close contest the next week with the league leading and eventually
undefeated Des Moines Capitols, however, the Metros have a tough time maintaining the momentum and finished the season
with a 14-12-1-1- record, a third place finish in the west and a 6th place finish overall.

That sixth place finish does qualify them for the League Tournament where the Metros defeat Dubuque in the first round but fall to the eventual
champions Kansas City. In the Consolation game they would defeat a heavily favored Des Moines Oak Leafs. James Page scores two goals in
regulation and adds a third in the shootout's first goal. Conner Sands would record the shoot-out winner for Sioux City's first showing in the
League tournament in fourteen years.

Skyler Beller joins former Metros players Brian Hartman (74-78) Clayton Wiffen (78-81) and Kevin Lohry (02-05) as the only
four Jr. Musketeers/Metro players to lead the team in scoring for three consecutive seasons. (Brian Hartman did it four times)

Metros Coaching Staff

Dave LeGree            Dale Frerichs              Mike Manthorne     Dan Holzrichter             Burke Lake   
Head Coach                 Assistant Coach                         Goalie Coach                     Team Rep                       Team Manager

Dave, Dale and Mike lead the Metros to their first League Tournament showing in fourteen seasons. Team Reprehensive Dan Holzrichter
retires after four seasons. Burke Lake takes over the Team Manager duties this season.
 

High Scorers
Skyler Beller            Tanner Frerichs           Trent Harsma             James Page              Drake Beller    

Senior Skyler Bell again leads the Metros in scoring for the third time, racking up a team leading 31 goals and 25 assists. His 56 total
points makes him the League's seventh highest scorer. Junior Tanner Frerichs returns again as a top five scorer with 19 goals and a team
leading 29 assists. He will also garner enough points to finish among the League's top ten scorers. Sophomores Trent Harsma will record
20 goals for 41points, James Page makes a second showing with a dozen goals for 35 points and Drake Beller will rounds
out the Metros top five scorers with a pair of goals and eleven assists.

Two Metro high scorers also finish among the top ten scorers in the league; Skyler Beller & Tanner Frerichs both place among the top ten
 scorers in the league with 56 and 48 regular season points. Trent Harsma and James Page will also finish as top twenty scorers in the league
 with 41 and 34 points.


Heavy Hitters
             Skyler Beller           Sam Chadwick          Tanner Frerichs      Cameron Kramer           Jerett Heyl                  
 
A misconduct in the last home game bumps leading scorer Skyler Beller into the Metros top penalty leader spot with 62 minutes. Sam
Chadwick will finish the season with 51 minutes. Another leading scorer Tanner Frerichs records 50 minutes in the box. Forward Cameron
Kramer and Defenseman Jarett Heyl would finish out the top five heavy hitter with an identical 40 penalty minutes
 

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Josh Menzenberg
...5-10-15   Connor Sand...7-4-11   Walt Werden...4-7-11   Christen Peterson...5-5-10   Sammy Holzrichter...6-3-9

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
T.J. Lake
...48   Sam Chadwick...39   Christen Peterson...38   Tyler Bruinsma...36   Alec Nieman...31

The Metros Junior Varsity would grab the last play-off spot on the last day of the season to secure a chance to play in the League Tournament.
They would finish the season with a 9-13-6 record. A third place finish in the west and an eighth overall. The Metros would open the tournament
with a 3-0 lose to the first seed Kansas City Jets. Saturday's game saw the same end results, a loss to the Omaha Lancers.
JV State Tournament March 4th-6th, Ames, IA

 

Metros Head Coach Dave LeGree
1982-86 / 2014-Present
Dave LeGree SC Musketeers 1977-80, Musketeers HOF '90

Here Dave LeGree gets ready to run the 2015-16 Metros through their practice.

 

Dave LeGree                                                              Dale Frerichs
      Head Coach 1982-86 / 2014-Present                                                  Assistant Coach 2014-Present                  
SC Musketeers 1977-80, Musketeers HOF '90                                           Metros 1987-90                         
 

Left: This well placed light offered up a spontaneous "Thought Bubble" photograph.  Most of us could spent hours filling that in
with some of  Dave's great observations and game time thoughts!!! Right: Dale missed the chance to stand by the light, but he
too, looks deep in thought.

Between The Pipes
The Metros start the season with a widespread goaltending duo in a senior, sophomore and an upcoming freshman waiting in
the wings. Senior Ben Morehead assumes the starting duties with his three seasons of experience and Carter Manthorne
takes on the role as back-up goaltender and student. They  lead the Metros to a sixth place regular season finish but regroup in
the tournament and help the Metros to a third place finish.

Ben Morehead
                                                      Carter Manthorne
Metros 2012-16                                                                       Metros 2014-Present
 
Senior Ben Morehead with his three prior season's high school experience would assume the starting goaltender duties. He would
post a 7-8-1 varsity record and record a single shut-out  against the Omaha Jr. Lancers on November 14th. he would also see some
time a three junior varsity games where he would go a 1-1-1. he would regroup after the regular season and grab a win for the Metros
in the opening round of the League tournament.

Sophomore Carter Manthorne would take over the duties of back-up goaltender seeing time in fifteen games. He would finish the
varsity season with 6 wins and 3 losses and finish with a 3-3 record in JV games. He would also record a victory at the League tournament
 beating the Oak Leafs for a third place finish for the Metros. Carter would finish among the top half of all league goalies with a .315 GAA

Blake Beller
Metros 2014-Present
 
Freshman Blake Beller would enter his first season as a Metro securing the JV starting position, but did also see time in several
varsity games. He would garner most of the junior varsity starts finishing with an even record of 5 wins, 6 losses and 5 ties. His
regular season .913 save percentage was eight best in the league. He also saw time in three varsity games grabbing a win against
 the Ames Lil' Cyclones on December 19th. Blake is in position to transition into the eventual starter as a junior. After watching
successful senior and junior goaltenders this season, he should be ready to take the reigns as the Starter in two years during his
junior and senior seasons.

Skyler Beller 
 Metros 2012-16
 
Skyler Beller: Skyler Beller would finish his third season as a Metro grabbing top scorer honors for the Metros. His 31 goals
and 25 assists also placed him among the leagues top seven scorers. He would also make the IHSHL All-Star team three times in
a row. Skyler could boast  sixteen multi point games; half of which he scored 3 or more points. He was blanked only two times the
entire regular season.

Skyler Beller

Skyler Beller becomes only the fourth Metro player to lead the team in scoring for three consecutive seasons. His freshman season was
 a busy one, playing a full JV schedule and three games shy of a complete varsity season; he netted 18 JV goals and 9 assists but added
just one varsity assist. After that, it was off to the races for the three-time varsity leading scorer, recording 84 goals & 56 assists. His
84 career red-lighters is the second best among all Jr. Musketeer/Metros players.

Did You Know...The three other players leading the Metros/Jr. Musketeers in scoring three seasons on a row were Brian Hartman (1974-78),
Clayton Wiffen
(1978-81) and Kevin Lohry (2002-05). Brian Hartman did it four times.

Tanner Frerichs
  Metros 2013-17
 

Tanner Frerichs:
shown here during his junior season where he would finish the season as the Metros second leading scorer with
19 goals and 29 assists enough points to also make him one of the League's top ten scorers. This would be hi second time as a Metro
top five scorer. He would also make his first appearance in the Metros Heavy Hitter list. Tanner would go on to play in the America's
Showcase game in Pittsburgh scoring three goals and an assists

Trent Harsma
Metros 2014-16
 
Trent Harsma:
Just a sophomore this season, Trent would be making his second finish among the Metros top scorers.  Netting
20 goals and 21 assists. He would also be selected as one of the League's Honored All-Star Forwards.  He could make a run
at being a Metro High Scorer  for four seasons-but would leave the Sioux City organization and move to Sioux Falls. There he
will be finishing his remaining two high school seasons playing for AAA for the Sioux Falls Stampede.
 

Jerett Heyl    
Metros 2013-17
   
Jerett Heyl will be entering his third season as a Metro; and while only a junior, he will take on the leadership role among the
young Sioux City defense corps. Scoring a goal and adding eleven assists, his twelve points placed him sixth on the scoring list
and first among defensemen. He plays a very smart physical game limiting himself to minimal penalty minutes but still maintaining
his reputation as a player who can dish-out the punishing checks. He would be selected to the MHSHL All-Star Team as well as
the western division's All-League Team. He is also a multi-season MHSHL Academic Achievement Award recipient.

   Skyler Beller     &     Blake Beller   
     Metros 2012-16                Metros 2015-19   
 
Senior Team Captain Skyler Beller offers up some encouragement to his freshman brother, Blake Beller. He would draw a
tough start for a freshman goalie, as the Metros took on the league dominating Kansas City Jets. Skyler, who would lead the
team in scoring for the third season in a row, just couldn't get any offence going against the Jets. Blake would face 33 shots
from the high scoring Kansas City team that would only lose two games this season.

Skyler Beller

Skyler Beller would be only the third Metro player to be selected three times to represent Team Midwest in the prestigious America's Showcase
 tournament. Held Annually in Pittsburgh, PA. this nation-wide tournament features the best high school players from across the country.

   Logan Visser           Carter Manthorne                    Carter Manthorne      Referee Bob Batcheller
Metros 2014-17                       Metros 2014-17                               Metros 2014-17                      Metros 1979-83          
 
Left: goaltender Carter Manthorne watches the puck in the corner while defenseman Logan Visser guards the slot. Right: Carter
gets a congratulations on a nice victory from long time official Bob Batcheller. Carter would stop 37 Quad City shots and help the
Metros to a 6-1 victory over the Blues.

              James Page           Trent Harsma                         Referee Mitch Nelson        Connor Sand              
Metros 2014-18                  2015-16                                             Metros 2009-13                      Metros 2015-18
 
Left: James Page and Trent Harsma wait for the puck to drop in this game against the Lincoln Stars. Right: Connor Sand ties
up the Lincoln forward as the Metros move the puck up ice. That's past Metro player  and current MHSHL Referee Mitch Nelson.

Sophomore James Page would make a second showing among the Metros High Scorers this season with 12 goals and 35 points.
He would assume the Alternate Captain duties. In the consolation game in the League Tournament he would score a pair of regulation
goals and an additional tally in the shoot-out to help the Metros to a long overdue Tournament showing.

Another sophomore this season Conner Sand would also have a nice season scoring six goals and five assists in varsity contests this
season. However his biggest goal came in the Tournament consolation  game when his shoot-out goal went unanswered and the
Metros secures a third place finish in the League Tournament.

Blake Beller
Metros 2015-19

Freshman goalie Blake Beller makes easy work with this glove save against the Kansas City Jets. Blake would have a busy
junior varsity schedule, playing in nineteen games, he would also see time in three games grabbing his first varsity win as a
freshman against in Ames on December 19th in a 6-4 win over the Lil' Cyclones. Spoiler Alert-this freshman goes on to set
several Metros and MHSHL goaltending records and along the way wins a League and a National Championship. 

Walter Werden
Metros 2014-18
 
Walter Werden would start his first season as a freshman where he would garner significant time playing both JV and
varsity games. As the Junior Varsity's second leading scorer he would net seven goals and ten assists in twenty-six games. He would also see
time in matching varsity contests scoring his first goal as a Metro in a shut-out victory over the Quad City Blues on January 20th.
Shown here, during his sophomore season, he would record four goals and seven assists placing him among the top
three JV scorers. Walt would see time in eight varsity contests this season adding an assists to his total stats so far.

Sammy Holzrichter
Metros 2012-16
 
Sammy Holzrichter is shown here during his final season as a Metro. He is the last of a tradition of hockey players from the
Holzrichter family. His dad was a Metro for three seasons (1978-81) and his brother Ben a Metro also for three seasons (2007-10).

Did You Know...Sammy, along with his brother Ben and dad Dan, have received all three top SYHA awards (Dustin White Award,
 Scott Culbertson Award and the Ted Neby Award)

Wait, there's more...Sam would go on to play college club hockey for Rochester Institute of  Technology where he would also
make the 2017 USA Hockey National team playing in the World Deaf Hockey Championships. Teams from the US, Russia,
Finland and Canada will be participating.

 

    Blake Beller                Tyler Bruinsma
Metros 2015-Present                   Metros 2015-16

Tyler Bruinsma would join the Metros for his senior season. A transplant from the South Dakota High School League after playing three
seasons for the Sioux Center Tornados. He would play a complete junior varsity season notching three assists as well as finishing the season
as a top four heavy hitter recording 36 minutes in the box.

 Marc Wigger                                                         Sam Chadwick
    Metros 2015-16                                                                    Metros  2014-17   
 
Marc Wigger shown here as a Junior playing in a JV tilt against the Des Moines Capitols. He would score his first goal as a Metro
in the first period in this eventual 2-2 tie game. Saturday November 7th, 2015. Mark was a Foreign Exchange student from Switzerland.
He would play a complete junior varsity season notching four goals and a pair of assists.

Sophomore Sam Chadwick is shown here during second season as a Metro. The prior season, the freshman saw play nearly a full
JV season netting four goals and four assists. He would also play in 23 varsity games recording a single assist. During this sophomore
season he would record 8 junior varsity points (3 goals and 5 assists) as well a goal and four assists playing in varsity games. He would
also start building his reputation as a heavy hitter finishing second in penalty minutes on both JV and varsity squads.
 

Grant Newman          Sammy Holzrichter
Metros 2014-18                   Metros 2012-16       

Grant Newman
enter his second season as a Metro joining a fairly young Sioux City defensive corps. Prior to this season, as a freshman
would make the varsity squad as a forward notching his first Metro goal in a 7-3 loss against the Waterloo Warriors. This season saw him
make the move to the blue line; one that  has agreed with his ever since. He would play a complete varsity schedule recording five assists.

Senior Sammy Holzrichter would see time playing both way this season. he would log twenty JV games finishing as one of the top five
scorers with six goals and three assists. He would play in 27 varsity games where he would finish among the top ten high scoring Metros
notching a pair of goals and seven assists. Selected for a second season as an Alternate Captain, he would also receive the MHSHL
President's Senior Academic Award.

Sammy Chadwick          Brandon Swanson
Metros 2014-17                      Metros 2013-16

Jeremy Russell     Conner Sand     Reese McDonald
Metros 2014-Present  Metros 2015-Present  Metros 2015-Present
 
Did You Know.
..Jeremy Russell would only play three seasons of organized hockey. Shown here during he second season he would
 eventually realize his goal to play at the varsity level when next season he would see time in all three MHSHL tournament games.

Did You Know...Connor Sand would score the winning shoot-out goal in the Metros third place finish at the MHSHL Tournament

Midwest High School League Tournament
Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs / 3-4 Shoot Out Win / Third Place
(Left-Right):  Tanner Frerichs,  James Page,  Walter Werden, I D This Player 1,  ID This Player 2,  ID This player 3

Trent Harsma                                                        Tanner Frerichs
Metros 2014-16                                                                            Metros 2013-17
 
Sophomore Trent Harsma played a pair of seasons for the Metros; a top five scorer both his freshman and sophomore he
 was on pace to be one of the few Metros players to finish four seasons as a top scorer, however, went with a move to the
 Sioux Falls Jr. Stampede AAA program.
 
Tanner Frerichs will finish second in scoring this Junior season with 19 goals and a team leading 29 assists and is a shoe-in
to lead the way in scoring his senior year. He will also make his first appearance as a Metros Heavy Hitter recording 50
minutes in the box. He will represent the Midwest League & the Metros at the America's Showcase game in Pittsburgh;
scoring three goals and an assist for Team Mid-West.

Cameron Kramer
Metros 2013-16

Jerett Heyl
Metros 2013-17

Voice of the Metros
Marty Werden      John Peterson
 
Starting the 15-16 season all teams were required by the league to record games. Several of the teams also started streaming their
game live. Sioux City was one of the first teams to start streaming with a live broadcasters and commentary. Marty Werden and
Papa John Peterson were the first to take on these duties. Marty presenting the play-by-play commentary and the color with Papa
John taking care of the technical duties.
 

Cody Clark                                 Aaron Mostrom
Metros 2010-2013                Ames Lil' Cyclones 2003-07

Past MHSHL players  (left) Cody Clark and (right) Aaron Mostrom get ready to work the lines in this NA3 game in New Ulm,
Minnesota pitting the North Iowa Bulls vs. the Twin City Steel

MHSHL Awards and Honors
Skyler Beller           Tanner Frerichs              Jerett Heyl              Trent Harsma
   
Skyler Beller, Metros Leading scorer would lead the Metros in scoring three consecutive seasons. He would earn three selections to the
MHSHL All-Star Team as well as three times playing for Team Mid-West in America's Hockey Showcase Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tanner Frerichs, the Metros second leading for a second season in a row  would also be honored a second time with an All-Star Game selection
 as well as a selection to the America's Showcase Tournament also.
Beller and Frerichs both place among the top ten scorers in the league with 56 and 48 regular season points.

Jerett Heyl  would also be selected to the All-Star game as well as be selected as one of the All-League West Division Defensemen.
Trent Harsma would finish his second of two seasons as one of the Metros High Scorers. He would make his first appearance in
 the All-Star Game. His 41 regular season points placed him among the League's top 13 scorers.

MHSHL Awards and Honors
   Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
     Skyler Beller    Tanner Frerichs   Trent Harsma   Jerett Heyl
 Midwest High School Hockey League West Division First Team All-Star
Skyler Beller      Jerett Heyl
 Midwest League Chicago Show Case Team Midwest
Skyler Beller      Tanner Frerichs

 

Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL) Tournament Championship
February 26th-28 / Ames, IA

Quarter-Final Game
3-Metros vs. Dubuque Devils-2

February 26th, 2016
Sioux City enter the tournament taking on the eastern division's top team the Dubuque Devils. However, both teams finish with similar
 records and the game is evenly matched.  The Metros score the first period's only goal and the game stays that way until the third period
 when the Metros pull ahead 3-1 on a pair of Skyler Beller goals. With five minutes remaining, the Devils will try to rally scoring  twice
 with time still remaining in the period. However, Carter Manthorne is able to thwart the extra-man attack and the Metros win 3-2.

Semi-final Game
0-Metros vs. Kansas City Jets-7

February 27, 2016
With two dominate teams this season, any chance of winning the tournament will include a stop in either Des Moines or Kansas City.
The Metros would draw the Jets, the lesser of two evils. The game is no contest at all. the Jets are clearly the better team launching
thirty-one shots on goal and finding the net seven times. The Metros couldn't solve the Kansas City defense and the eventual 7-0 game
ended right after it started

Consolation Game
4-Metros vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs-3

February 28th, 2016
Trying to put yesterdays beat down behind them, the Metros prepare to take on the Des Moines Oak Leafs for the tournament's
third place finish. The Leafs would strike first in the first period for an early lead going into the second period. However, James Page
and Skyler Beller would grab a goal each before the Leafs could tie it up at the end of two. The teams alternated red-lighters
with the Metros getting the first and third goals of the period and the 4-3 win for  third place

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Sammy Holzrichter   Caleb Sneller

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
Drake Beller           Blake Beller             Jarett Heyl                Carter Manthorne     Jeremy Russell
Grant Newman       James Page               Walt Werden             Reece McDonald      T.J. Lake          
                                  Logan Visser            Alec Neiman              Jacob Hansen                                        

 


The league remains at twelve teams/three divisions playing a 28 games schedule. Some of the teams/players leave their 40th season Anniversary
 patches on their jersey this season as well.

East: Waterloo Warriors, Quad City Patriots, Cedar Rapids Roughriders, Dubuque Devils,
West:
Kansas City Jets, Sioux City Metros, Omaha Lancers,  Lincoln Stars
Central: Ames Little Cyclones, Des Moines Capitols, Des Moines Oak Leafs, Mason City Mohawks

This season will see a new format for the MHSHL post season tournament. Both Varsity and JV games will be held on the same weekend.
 Junior Varsity quarter final  games on Thursday and Varsity quarter final games on Friday with opening rounds being single elimination.
 Tournament March 2nd-5th  in Ames, IA.

  Many people think this could be the Metros year for success in the League Tournament. Returning high scorers Tanner Frerichs,
James Page, Chase Lewison, Sam Chadwick & Drake Beller all can put points in the board; a top defensive corps with Jerett Heyl,
Logan Visser & Grant Newman and solid goaltending in Carter Manthorne & Blake Beller make a terrific combination for
 tournament high hopes.

The Metros start the season looking like one of the teams to beat this season winning ten of their first eleven games of the season. They would
 take three heat breaking losses to teams they should have beat, but still win a majority of the remaining games; finishing in fourth place
 with a 19-7-2 regular season record.

 Earning the fourth seed in the tournament the Metros would defeat the Des Moines Oak Leafs in the first round. Connor Sand's two empty
net goals iced a game that was much closer that the final score showed. They would draw the Des Moines Capitols in the second round;
stunning everyone in attendance and handing the Caps just their second regulation loss of the season when James Page scored with 47
seconds remaining in the game. Sioux City entered the championship with high expectations taking on the Waterloo Warriors. However,
a successful penalty shot with a 1:16 remaining ended the Metros run for a Tournament  Championship.

Metros Coaching Staff

Dave LeGree             Dale Frerichs            Mike Manthorne        Scott Newman              Burke Lake

Head Coach                   Assistant Coach                      Goalie Coach                      Team Rep                        Team Manager 

The Metros coaching staff leads the Metros back to a third in a row MHSHL Tournament. Finishing in fourth place during the regular
season with a 19-7-2 record and earning a number four seed in the tournament. The Metros would go on to beat the Des Moines Oak
Leafs and league champions Des Moines Capitols before ending a championship run losing to the Waterloo Warriors.

Between the Pipes
The Metros are set to start the season with another solid goaltending duo. Returning youngsters; a junior Carter Manthorne and
freshman Blake Beller are both potential varsity starting goaltenders. Finishing last regular season around .500 and a third place
finish at the tournament this duo would lead the Metros back to the tournament again this season. Both starters would finish the season
among the leagues top ten goalies in goals against and save percentage. Waiting in the wings and learning the ropes under these two
experienced goalies is freshman Will Stokes.


Carter Manthorne
Metros 2014-17
  
Carter Manthorne
will join the Metros for his third season. After a nice showing at the MHSHL Tournament the prior season
where he helped put the Metros on the championship radar finishing in third place and leaving the door open for continued
success this season. Carter would record as 7-3 varsity record. His 2.61 goals against average and his .884 save percentage
were both in the top ten among league's active goaltenders. He is also a multi-season MHSHL Academic Achievement
Award recipient. 

Blake Beller
Metros 2015-19

  
Blake Beller is returning for just his second season; the sophomore is the other-half of a goaltending duo expected to expand
on last season's successful third place finish in the MHSHL tournament. He would grab a majority of the starts this season
finishing with a 12-6 regular season record. Blake would be voted the  the Metro's Rookie of the Year during this first full
season of varsity play; he would also complete the season as one of the League's top four active goalies with a .904 save
percentage and among the top ten active goalies with a 2.31 goals against average. He is a second season recipient of the
 MHSHL Academic Achievement Award. Blake is set-up for what could be a very successful two remaining
season as a Metro.

Carter Manthorne                                                              Blake Beller   
     Metros 2014-17                                                                                 Metros 2015-19   

Did You Know...both Metros goaltender Carter Manthorne and Blake Beller would finish the season with a varsity five
game winning streak. This was only bested by three other goalies in the league this season. Both goalies would finish in the
wins top ten; Blake in the top five with twelve wins and Carter in the top ten with ten wins.

Willie Stokes
Metros 2016-19
 
Will Stokes would take his spot among a very deep goaltending corps this season. The freshman would garner a majority of the
junior varsity starts and finish the season with a 7-8 record. He did work his first shut-out as a junior varsity goaltender;  a 3-0
win over the Quad City Blues. He will have one more season working a rotation with two very experience goaltenders. This time
will be well spent setting Will up to take on the challenge of earning a starting spot his junior & senior seasons. 

High Scorers
            Tanner Frerichs          James Page                Drake Beller           Chase Lewison             Jerett Heyl                  

 Senior Tanner Frerichs will lead the way for the Metros putting up 65 points; 26 goals and 39 assists before an injury would keep him
out of the line-up for the regular seasons last two games. Two other familiar names top the high scores list in junior James Page
 and sophomore Drake Beller. James would record 27 goals and 27 assists while Drake would post 21 goals and 26 assists. Another
junior Chase Lewison would net 13 goals for 27 points and senior defenseman Jerett Heyl will round out the top five high scorers
recording six goals and 14 assists.

For the first time in many seasons, the Metros place three players among the leagues top ten scorers. Three of the Metros High Scorers
 
are also top ten scorers in the MHSHL. Tanner would finish the season second place with 65 points, James in fifth place with 54 points
 and Drake in sixth with 47 regular season points. Chase would also grab a spot among the top twenty scorers in the league with 27 points.


Heavy Hitters
                         Sam Chadwick             Jerett Heyl              Chase Lewison         Grant Newman          Tanner Frerichs      
                        
Returning to the Heavy Hitter list again is Sammy Chadwick; leading the Metros with 68 penalty minutes. He would also lead the
team in suspensions when he took on the Kansas City bench after a cheap shot that went uncalled. Top five scorers Jerret Hyle,
 Chase Lewison and Tanner Frerichs also return to the heavy hitter list recording 45, 34 & 32 minutes in the box. Finishing between
Chase and Tanner is junior Grant Newman collecting 33 penalty minutes.

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Taylor Frerichs
...11-9-20   Walt Werden...7-10-17   Dayson Tucker...5-10-15   Reece Mc