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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.

High Scorers



Heavy Hitters


 

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

 
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.

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.
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

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.

 



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 after taking the Waterloo Columbus Sailors to the final championship game last season.

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
Head Coach...Pete Inkster   Assistant Coach...Tony Newman    Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...Dave Adam
Team Sponsor...Siouxland Kawanis Club


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).

 





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
Head Coach...Alex Shibicky   Assistant Coach...Mitch Brandt   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...?????

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 thefinal 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 receipiant

         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 season he would lead the Jr. Musketeers to second and third place finishes
 at the State Tournament.
His season as a Musketeer was terrific; 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 would become the first Jr. Musketeers/Metros player to lead the team in scoring four consecutive seasons. He would
rack-up 42 goals and 22 assists in just 24 regular season games played 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 members of the first
ever IHSHL All-League Team


Brian Hartman would also become the fist Player to be selected 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.

 

   Brian Hartman                                                              David Woolworth
  
Jr. Musketeers 1974-78                                                                        Jr. Musketeers 1974-78   
 
Left: Team Captain (Senior) 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: David Woolworth (Senior) 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 would become the first eve Sioux City play 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 (78-79) he would finish third in scoring with 72 (41/31) points
(48 game season) and would collect the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award. His final season he would be Team Captain
 & 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 season 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.
 

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 collect another IHSHL Award.

Clayton Wiffen
Jr. Musketeers 1977-81

Clayton Wiffen faces-off against an Ankeny (IA) Hawks Player. 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.

 


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

Division I: Sioux City, Waterloo Public & 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.

 After a 6th place league finish the Jr. Musketeers would miss a top three showing at the start tournament this season.

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

 

Junior Musketeers Coaching Staff
Head Coach...Alex Shibicky   Assistant Coach...Mitch Brandt   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...Dave Adam

 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.

           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.

Jr. Musketeers vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers
November 25th, 1978
    
Coach Alex Shibicky looks on as the Metros take on the Valley Tigers at the SC Auditorium. Note: the bench placement!!!

After three seasons playing for the University of Colorado and a season in the USHL Sr. Professional league; Alex  took 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-his anecdotes and
actions will never be forgotten by both players & parents and still find their way into old time high school hockey stories!!!

 
Left: Brent Hartman gets ready for draw as Clayton Wiffen heads to the bench. Note: The location of the player benches.
 Right: Local official Rick Suggit  patrols the handshake line after the Valley Tigers game.

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

 
Left: Brent Hartman and Wade Ridenour spoil the moment for 4 Valley Tigers!!! Right: Jr. Musketeers Score again!!!

Jr. Musketeers vs. Waterloo Columbus Sailors
February 4th, 1979
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 (78-79) 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) rack up a Metros
record 327 varsity penalty minutes. 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 a very rare SYHA/Metro player in the sense 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 56 goals and 87 points over what were then just 12 game seasons.

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 Columbus
Sailors (Waterloo, IA) 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.

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

 



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.

With a roster packed with future USHL'ers; Dan Reynolds, Pat Pinney, Clayton Wiffen, Mike Bennett, Brian Hartman & Paul Kambach,
the Metros entered tournament play as one of the favorites. Unfortunately, a questionable goal in the second round de-railed their hopes
at a first State Championship and they would have to settle for third place.

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
Head Coach...Walt Johnson Assistant Coaches...Mitch Brandt & Dave Davies.   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel 
  Team Rep...Bob Bennett/Fred Kambach

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; Mike Bennett and 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.

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.  

 

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 vs. the 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 be selected the Jr. Musketeers Most Valuable Player that season and finish third in scoring with 21
(15/6) points (18 game schedule) and finish as the leader in penalty minutes with 38. He also would receive an IHSHL All-State
Honorable Mention Award
. During his first of three seasons  as a Jr. Musketeer (77-78) he would also receive the
 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 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
 



Nine Team a total season of 16 games. IHSHL State Tournament is held in Des Moines March 5th-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
Head Coach...Walt Johnson   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...Wayne Johnson

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: Metros Goaltenders Jamie Lempares (Senior) and Right: Craig Patrick (Junior) at practice in The Bubble

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 (80-83) for the Jr. Musketeers/Metros. Pictured here during his first season as a Jr. Musketeer. The
following season (81-82)  he would receive SYHA's Top honors as the recipient of the Ted Neby Award. During his senior season
(82-83) he was Team Captain and one of the 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 (79-83) 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 (79-82) 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 SYHA Jr. Musketeers.


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)

SC vs. Des Moines Valley Tigers at the Audi
   
Left: Exchange student (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

81 IHSHL State Tournament March 6th,7th & 8th Des Moines Ice Arena
The Metros started the tournament with an up-set win 3-4 Win over Valley, then a 2nd round  loss to eventual State Champs Waterloo
Columbus and a consolation game victory over Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt 6-2. The second, third place finish in as many seasons.

Second Round Game SC vs. Waterloo Columbus
SC Metros 0 - Waterloo Columbus Sailors - 4

  
The Metros would take on the Columbus Sailors in the second round of the State Tournament held in Des Moines. The Metros just
couldn't find the net in this game and lose by four goals. They would rebound the next day and clinch a third place finish.

           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.

State Championship Consolation Game
SC Metros 6 - Des Moines Hoover Roosevelt Knights - 2

  
Left: Junior Brad Hanson and exchange student (Stockholm, Sweden) Mats Hansson Celebrate another goal Right: Dan Holzrichter
and Geoff Wilson (Des Moines Hoover/Roosevelt Black Knights) have a little meet-n-greet.

  
Left: Brad Hanson takes a hard hit from one of the Hoover-Roosevelt players in the consolation game. Right: Craig Patrick in goal for
the IHSHL State Tournament third place finish.

Post-Tournament Awards
  
Left: Team Captain Clayton Wiffen receives his 3rd place State Championship Trophy Right: Clayton is again honored as
First Team All-State Center.


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

 

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.

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.

 

               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.  

 

 


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. IHSHL Teams hang 116 goals on the Metros. As a side note; Metro Goalies Suffer Shell-Shock.

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

High Scorers
Mark Adam             Brad Hanson              Bob Batcheller        Chap Cuthbert           Jeff Kentner     

Seniors Mark Adam and Jeff Kentner had their hands full  taking care of the three smallest scorers in the league. Mark lead the team in
scoring with a team leading dozen goals and ten assists while Jeff topped the team in assists with 14 for 21 total points.  Juniors Brad
Hanson would post nine goals for 19 points, Bob Batcheller eight goals for 18 points and Chap Cuthbert seven goals and nine 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. ?????                                 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 Columbus 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. Its 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 Metro
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, 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 could/t even see.

 

 
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.

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).

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.

Metros Coaching Staff
Head Coach...Barry Head & Dave LeGree   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...Wayne Johnson
Junior Varsity Head Coach...Bobby Sutherland

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.

 Metros vs. Des Moines Urbandale
November 20th, 1982
 
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.

Metros vs. Mason City Mohawks
January 22nd, 1983 (Game played in Waterloo at the McElroy Auditorium)
 
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.

Metros vs. Dubuque Devils
January 23rd, 1983 
 
Left: Center Brad Hanson take the draw in Dubuque Right: The "Short Line" scores again - a "tip-in" by a guy who rarely
left the crease back in the good-ol-days of no crease enforcement. Seriously...blame that on Mark Adam & Dave LeGree!!!
Also pictured is defenseman Rob Casper.

Did You Know...Rob Casper would go on to play two seasons for the Musketeers (1986-88) and...bowl 15 perfect games.

Brett Kieler              Don Kisela                                      Don Kisela           Steve Erps      
       
Metros 1980-83              Metros 1981-84                                           Metros 1981-84          Metros 1981-83             
 
Left: Brett Kieler keeps Don Kisela and another defenseman out of trouble!!! Right: Brett makes another save as Metros
Don Kisela and Steve Erps help keep Dubuque forwards Greg Megrl (3) and Tom Hill (14) well covered.

 
Left: Ted O'Brien (top), Steve Erps (center) and Billy Emerick (#12) get the period started. Right: Kirk Swanson scores as Ted
O'Brien and Mick Emerick pick-up a couple of assists.

Carlson Event Center.
The new home for SYHA and Metros Hockey. Completed in just 3 months, this new fully insulated metal building better housed all
hockey functions from equipment operation to player amenities to spectator comfort.
 
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 75-82                   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 move 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 Goaltender Brett Kieler red-shirted.

 
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.

Metros vs. Ames Little Cyclones
February 18th, 1983 
  
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.

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.

  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 (80-83) for
the Metros and his senior season receive the Metros Most Improved Player Award.

Right:
Junior Ted O'Brien played three seasons (81-84)  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.

1982-83 IHSHL Varsity State Tournament
Mason City, IA March 3-6, 1983
 
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.

 

1982-83 IHSHL Jr. Varsity State Tournament
1982-83 would be the first season that the IHSHL would play a JV regular season as well as a JV State Tournament. It was held 
March 11th-13th at the new Cyclone Area Community Center.
     


 

1983 SYHA/Metros Year End Banquet
March 29th, 1983
Gene Logsdon                                                                Bob Batcheller           

        Metros 1980-83                                                                        Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83    
                  Metros Most Improved Player                                                        Metros Most Valuable Player                       
 
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
Metros 1980-84
SYHA Ted Neby Award
 
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.

'Tay Pinney     ID This Cheerleader     Suzann Johnson     Id This Cheerleader

 


Nine teams play a 16 games 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 4 wins and 15 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
Head Coach...Barry head & Dave LeGree   Assistant Coach...Steve Boyle   Trainer...Marcus Rotramel   Team Rep...Dick Keith

 

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.


Dubuque leaves the league. Des Moines Public and Urbandale merge.
The season starts off with seven teams playing a 12 game regular
IHSHL season.

Ames,  Des Moines Public & 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.


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
Head Coach...Barry Head & Dave LeGree   Assistant Coach...Mick Emerick   Trainer...Billy Danderand   Team Rep...Dick Keith

High Scorers

Heavy Hitters

84-85 Between the Pipes
 

Scott Patrick fr
Marl Laruent sr

Chris Engle sr

 

 


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 and Paul Koskovich. 

 


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

 


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
Head Coach...Barry Head & Dave LeGree   Assistant Coach...Mick Emerick   Trainer...Billy Danderand   Team Rep...Roger Kelly

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, a 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
 

 


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


 



The League remains at seven teams and and they still play an 18 game schedule. The State Tournament is held
 March 6th-8th in Sioux City, IA

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

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


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

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

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 receives his second IHSHL Silver Glove Award, a Tournament Most Valuable Player Award; most importantly...
the Metros are on their way to a dozen seasons of IHSHL dominance
 

 


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
 

 

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

 

 



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 make the All- Star games 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!!!

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.

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 Brogans also see time in several varsity contest as well as
a full junior varsity schedule. Scott Patrick receives his third IHSHL Silver Glove Award with a league leading .895 save percentage.

 

 


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!!!

 

Did You Know...Having secured second and third place Silver Glove award, Scott would finish this season as the leagues 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.


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 fifth place regular season finish and sixth place finish at State was a surprise for a team that finished the previous season
playing for a Championship. 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.


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. 
 
 

 



 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.

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 25 goals and T.J. Reinsch a goal behind him, both would finish the season with 38 points. Chris Sorum starts to become a
regular on the list with 34 points, as does Jesse Monell with 24 points. Matt Lester closes the top five with 21 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, again, a youngster 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. Jeff would record
10 wins and a tie in fourteen games and Jesse 4 wins and a tie in eight outings. 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 season records.

 

 

Did You know...on December 11th in Des Moines the Metros would score 17 goals on Urbandale in a 11-1 victory that saw Brett Austin score four
goals & Jesse Monell a hat trick. It wouldn't get any better for the home team on Sunday, there the Metros would slow the pace a bit scoring just 15 goals
.
 Again Brett Austin would lead the way with four goals and this time it was Dan Davies recording the hatrick. That weekend the Metros would put 95
shots on goal and hang 67 total points on the Jays including 6 unassisted goals.


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.

 

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.


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...

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


T.J. Reinsch leads the way in scoring with a whopping 70 points, with 37 goals and 33 assists, a record that still stands to this day. Chris
Sorum is a goal behind with 36 red lighters. Daniel Davies records 32 goals on his way to 55 points. Jesse Monell spends the season as play-
maker setting up 33 Metro goals in addition 16 of his own. Brian Augustine records 18 goals and 16 assists for 34 regular season points.

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  0-2-1 and 10-2 to lead the Metros a west division championship
and a win short of the league champions from Dubuque.  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. As
always Sioux City has another young goalie waiting for his shot at championship success; eight grader Chad Stewart will be called
into action in a victorious varsity game and play a full junior varsity schedule. 

Jeff Brogan                                                          Jesse Basarich
Metros 1987-91                                                                        Metros 1989-92 
 
 

Jeff Brogan: Tournament MVP 

Jesse Basarich:
90-91 silver glove award

 

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

two time All-Stars Selection two time IHSHL All League Team selection 2 Time Chicago Showcase selection.
2 time High Scorer Leading score senior season with Metros record that still stands today.

 


T.J. Reinsch
sets a new Metros scoring record. Notching 37 goals and 33 assists during the regular season. Close on his heels this season is
 teammate Chris Sorum scoring 36 goals and 33 assists. Both players average nearly three points per game during the regular season.

 

 


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 championship an 8-1 victory over the Dubuque Devils. This win sets the table for three
more championship victories in the next four seasons.

 

 

90-91 Metro Cheerleaders

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



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

 

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

Offence is the theme as the Metros pout 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.

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
 
 

 

Three Metros seasons, three state championship game appearances/two state championships.  Regular season Champions.
  90-91 IHSHL Silver Glove Award 2nd best save percentage of .902

Matt Seawalson                                                                  Chad Stewart    
Metros 1991-95                                                                                      Metros1990-93
 
 

Metros vs. Des Moines Valley/Dowling
Sioux City Auditorium
  

   

 

 

 

91-92 Metro Cheerleaders

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

 



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

 

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 42 points with a team leading 22 assists. Eric Rubel posts
16 goals and 21 assists. Exchange students Daniel Thonstad would record a team leading 22 goals for 35 points and Kimmo Kukkonen
17 goals for 27 regular season points. Landon Blatchford would finish the season with 17 assists for 25 regular season points.

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

.
 

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 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 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

 

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.

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
 

 

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.

 

1994 IHSHL State Champions

 

Junior Varsity High Scorers
Shane Yingst...8-16-24   Nick Loe...16-7-23   Nate 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.

 

 

 

 


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

 

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

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. While both Matt and Dirk guys finish with
 winning records of  7-4 and 7-5. Damon  will also get a varsity victory but the overall 15-9 record is only geed enough
for a fourth place regular season finish. Damon Keith would pick up the junior varsity starting spot and post a 9-3-1
record. 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.

 


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

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 34 points and a team leading 24 assists.
Mike Stoneburg and Walt Johnson both score a teal leading 19 goals and finish with 33 and 31 points. Mark Munger and Chresten
Jenson both score 11 goals, Mark with 24 total points and Chresten with 20 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.

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 youngster 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.

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 4th 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 third place finis in 97 and a heartbreaking loss as the Metros took in the 2000 championship game.

 

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 he would play in the USHL for
two seasons where he would become the Tri-City Storm's first ever, first round draft pick.

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.

 



This season saw another coaching transition. Head Coach Jimmy Peck would step down and Assistant Coach and former Musketeer Walt Johnson
would take over. Again, a well planned coaching transition took place and the Metros continued on with their winning ways.
The Metros started the State Tournament with a loss, but rebounded for a third place finish.

The ten team league remains divided into two divisions (East and West). The teams play a 26 game schedule.
Varsity State Tournament held March 6th-9th in Omaha, NE

IHSHL divisions and team remain the same. 10 teams and two divisions.
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 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 third 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 third 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. They
place three players (Greg Gill, Matt Tonjum and Brent Sanders) among the leagues top ten JV scorers.

Greg Gill finishes the season as the top scorer in he league. Matt Tonjum, Brett Sanders & Jeff Kempter also finish among the top
ten scorers.  JV State Tournament held February 28th-2nd-12th in Ames, IA
 

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. It is again the senior this season who garners the starting
position and posts a 13-8 record. The sophomore will see time in five games going 2-3. However their combined record
of 15-11 only earns them a fifth place regular season finish. Like last season; the youngsters Jake and Ryan continue to
hone their skills and gain experience that will eventually make them both IHSHL champions. The finish the JV season with
a combined record of 16-7-3, Jake going 12-5-2 and Ryan 4-2-1.

 

 

 



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.

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.

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

 

 

 

Sioux City Metros Jr. Varsity

The JV team tops the league with a 20-2-4 record and records the JV's first League championship. They place five scorers (Matt Tonjum,
Dusty Browning, Brant Mozak, Dustin White and Robbie Lessard) among the top ten league scorers.

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

 



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 games schedule. Varsity State Tournament held March 12th-14th in St. Joe, MS

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

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.

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 49 points including a team high 29 assists. Brent Sanders leads
the team with 22 goals for 42 points. Ben Deck records a team high 25 assists and finishes with 40 points. Matt Tonjum scores 15 goals
for 37 points and Brant Mozak rounds out the top five with  9 goals and 13 assists.

Heavy Hitters
     Kyle Worner             Jeff Kempter               Ben Deck             Brandon Lake          White/Lessard        

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.

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

 

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000
 

 

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


 



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. The second round
brought on the undefeated (25-0-0) #1 seeded Des Moines Capitols. The underdogs would prevail in a 3-1  victory over the Caps and
advance to the championship game. There they would hand Kansas City a 2-1 loss for a Metros JV State Championship

Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.
IHSHL JV State Tournament March 5th-7th in Sioux City, IA
  /  Varsity State Tournament March 12th-14th in St. Joe, MO

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

 

Did You Know...Robbie Lessard received the  98-99 Greater Siouxland Athletic Association's Most Valuable Player Award



 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.

High Scorers
Ben Deck              Robby Lessard           Chris Porter            Ricky Nearman        Corey Mozak


Ben Deck makes the top five list again with 36 points including a team leading 20 assists. Robby Lessard finishes second in scoring
with 32 points and a team leading 24 goals. Chris Porter and Ricky Nearman score an identical  8 goals and 15 assists and Corey
Mozak grabs the fifth place spot with four goals and 11 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 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

 Between the Pipes
Sioux City again prepares to start the season with two experienced and proven goalies; Ryan Dohrmann is back for his fifth
 season and returning is junior Ross Patrick are tasked with the defense of their  previous 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.

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.

 


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 ranks of professional playing first for the
St. Louis Blues and currently for the Minnesota Wild.

 

 

 

 
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
       
   
Head Coach                Asst/JV Head Coach       Asst /Asst JV Coach         Team Manager/Rep

  Dave Davies                    Landon Blatchford                       Jeff Gray                       Rick Dohrmann

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

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.

 

Ryan Dohrmann
Metros 1995-01
 
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
 

 

   

 

Cory Mozak          Kyle Rogers
  Metros 1999-01           Metros 2000-02 
 

 

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.

 

  Jesse Cowles                                                    Jeremy McClennen
Metros 1998-01                                                                       Metros 1997-01     
 

Andy Vogt
Metros 1999-02

 

Cory Mozak
Metros 1999-01

 

Ricky Nearman
Metros 1998-01

Marie Witchy
Metros 1998-01
 

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 Alexsen
Casey Mills

 

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
 

 

 


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

Head Coach                      Asst. Coach                       Asst. Coach                   Team Manager                Team Rep

  Jimmy Peck                          Jeff Gray                       Landon Blatchford                 Greg Rogers                  Kirk Lukehart

High Scorers
Kyle Rogers             Kyle Jacobson          Alex Lukehart      Sammy Schweigert         Andy Vogt    

Also atop five scorer last season, Kyle Rogers would set the pace in Metro scoring with a team leading 32 goals and 23 assists. Kyle
 Jacobson would finish in second with 13 goals and 33 points. Alex Lukehart would make his first of three showings in the scorers list
with 20 assists for 22 total points. Sammy Schweigert would make his first showing on the list with eight goals and 13 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 for the Musketeers in 2005-06 and eventually spend five seasons in the ECHL.

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.

 

Kyle Rogers         Sammy Schweigert
Metros 2000-02  Metros 2000-03
 

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 20 points was the fifth highest that season. Andy was
not afraid of the corners. He played a very smart game that kept his physical game in check but still recording 38 penalty minutes.

 

Daniel Limoges         Eddie Navarrete
Metros 2001-05                    Metros 2001-04

Cody Muir
Metros 2000-03

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                                                          Kyle Rogers  
Metros 2001-04                                                                         Metros 2000-02
 
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.

Right:
Sophomore Kyle Rogers would have another terrific season. The season before it was straight to the varsity squad where he
would post a dozen goals and half as many assists making him a Metro High Scorer his freshman year. This season was more of the
same with him recording 32 goals and 23 assists. His 55 points was third best in the league.He would be the Metros 2001 Rookie of
the Year
award and make the 2002  IHSHL All-Star, All-State and All-League teams.

Did You Know...Kyle would go on to play for the Toronto Marlies, Grand Rapids Griffins and the St. John's Icecaps in the AHL and
 the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL

 

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 Tin 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.

 

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 

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

   Head Coach                      Asst. Coach                     Asst. Coach              Team  Manager/Rep

 Jimmy Peck                          Jeff Gray                         Steve Stokes                     Kirk Lukehart    

 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.

 

 

The Beginning & End of a 17 Goal Slugfest
IHSHL State Championship Semi-final Round Metros vs. Waterloo Warriors
 
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 Des Moines Oak leafs.

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, but he would find out 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.

 
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)

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 nice rebound opportunity.
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  xxxxxx xxth- xxth in xxxxxx, IA
The JV would complete the season with a 13-11-6 record and a sixth place finish.

Metros Coaching Staff

Head Coach                    Asst. Coach           Asst/ JV Head Coach          Team Manager                Team Rep

    Jimmy Peck                        Jeff Gray                        Dirk Richou                  Duane Hoffmeyer              Kirk Lukehart

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.

 


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 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  xxxxxx in xxxxxx
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

      Head Coach                     Asst. Coach               Team Manager/Rep

         Jimmy Peck                        Jeff Gray                       Duane Hoffmeyer       

 

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.
Adam would log a few more games this season and finish with a 8-10 record. 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 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 for a career average of 1.5 points per game.


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.

 

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.
 



David Hansen                 Adam Suing                Nick Bauer               Darin Rudnick
   Metros 2003-06                      Metros 2002-06                 Metros 2002-06              Darin Rudnick2003-07

 

 

   

 

  

 

 

 

 

MHSHL 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  xxxxxx in xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
The JV just grab the seventh place spot and finish two points ahead of Waterloo.

Metros Coaching Staff

Head Coach             Asst. Coach/Team Rep             Asst. Coach                   Team Manager

           Jimmy Peck                        Dan Cownie                       Seth Schramm                       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 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
Metros 20xx-xx          Metros 20xx-xx              Metros 20xx-xx

Iowa High School Hockey League Record

 

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. Quad City held a 5-0 lead when Lincoln's Robby Bieber was whistled for a penalty at 5:32 of
the second. Buchmann began his scoring spree eight seconds later bagging three short handed goals in 18 seconds. His fourth red-lighter
came at 9:49 of the middle period. Stephen Magnuson assisted on all of Buchmann's goals.

The Jr. Stars tied the game at 5 apiece at 11:13 of the second on a goal by Drew Eirich. The game-winning goal came when Lincoln's Justin Ley buried
 a shot with one second left in the contest. Trey Goa and Nick Miles assisted on the game winner.

Buchmann Bags 3 Short-Handed Goals in 18 Seconds
LINCOLN - 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 at The Ice Box arena in Lincoln. Quad City held a 5-0 lead when Lincoln's Robby Bieber was whistled for
 a penalty at 5:32 of the second. Buchmann began his scoring spree eight seconds later bagging three short handed goals in 18 seconds. His fourth
 red-lighter came at 9:49 of the middle period. Stephen Magnuson assisted on all of Buchmann's goals. The Jr. Stars tied the game at 5 apiece at
 11:13 of the second on a goal by Drew Eirich. The game-winning goal came when Lincoln's Justin Ley buried a shot with one second left in
 the contest. Trey Goa and Nick Miles assisted on the game winner.


 

Adam Suing        Nate Rose         Ben Schmidt
Metros                      Metros                       Metros

Adam Suing
Metros 2002-06

 

 

MHSHL 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

Need this seasons Award Information

 


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.

33 game schedule

The League adopts the new Midwest High School Hockey league (MHSHL). The league remains at twelve teams.

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  xxxxx in xxxxxxx)
For not the first time, the JV miss the final tournament spot with a 7-22-4 record.

Metros Coaching Staff

     Head Coach                       Asst. Coach                      Asst. Coach             Team Rep/Manager

Jimmy Peck                        Jeff Gray                           Steve Stokes                    Dan Rose   

 

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 16 goals and 29 total points. Andrew Bauer turns on the offense also
this season and scores 13 goals and12 assists. John Adam records 8 goals for 24 points. Darin Rudnick scores a team leading 18 assists
for 23 points and B.J. Jackson also makes a second showing in two seasons with five goals and16 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 in shame before they get free. Jacob Wilde would spend an hour in the box and
Kyle Lierman five minutes behind him with 50 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.

Brett Swanson
Metros 2001-04 / 2002 MHSHL State Champion

 

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 games 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 13-10-1 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  xxxxxx inxxxxxxxx
The JV falls a three points short of the final tournament spot with a 10-23-3 record.

 

Metros Coaching Staff

Head Coach                          Asst. Coach                Team Manager                   Team Rep

Corey Clarks                        Andrew Morse                  Brian Thiele                          Dan Rose

 

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 45 points including a team high of 26 assists and B.J.
Jackson with a team leading 21 goals for 41 points. Jacob Wilde also scores 41 points with a team high of 26 assists. Ryan Thorsland
scores 14 goals and 8 assists for 22 regular season points and Kyle Lierman rounds out the top five with six goals and 10 assists.


Heavy Hitters

Jacob Wilde              Seth Pinney             Pat Hauswith             Justin Thiele           Andrew Bauer
 

The Metros penalty minute record falls quickly - as Jacob Wild sets a the bar to an unachievable height of 140 penalty minutes.
Keep in mind, he was also a top three scorer 41 points. Seth Pinney was a distant second, but still with a very respectable
 89 minutes. Pat Hauswith finished with 54 minutes and Justin Thiele & 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 as he scores in this win over the Cedar Rapids
Jr. Roughriders. This was just one of his five goals and three assists for the Metros. He would also record 18 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 &13 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 22 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.
 

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.
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  xxxxx in xxxxxx
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.

Metros Coaching Staff

Head Coach                      Asst. Coach                     Asst. Coach                   Team Manager                   Team Rep

Corey Clarks                      Brant Mozak                     Cory Mozak                        Mark Vos                         Brian Thiele

High Scorers
Colton Kramer          Kyle Lierman            Taylor White            Justin Thiele            Cody Nelson    
 

Colton Kramer joins the short list of Froshman Metros who have lead the team in scoring. He would lead the team with 36 points
including a team high 19 goals. No stranger to the top five list is Kyle Lierman with 35 points and a team high of 18 assists. Taylor
White would record 15 goals and 12 assists, Justin Thiele 11 goals and 14 assists and Cody Nelson eight goals and 15 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 with a 6 game scoring streak where they posted11 and 10 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 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)

Sioux City finished the season with a 18-10-2 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
Past Metro player Brant Mozak takes over the head coaching duties this season. He played two seasons (97-99) as a Metro
and won a pair of League Championships before moving on to play AAA Colorado. Also joining his coaching staff is his brother
Cory who played four seasons in the NAHL, past SYHA & Metro player Steve Kramer and Team Rep Mark Vos.

Head Coach                     Asst. Coach                      Asst. Coach                       Team Rep

Brant Mozak                      Cory Mozak                     Steve Kramer                        Mark Vos

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 42 goals. His 68 total points are good enough to place him among
the top three scorers in the league. Eric Flynn is second with a team high 33 assists for 50 points. Mitch Vos become a regular on both top
five lists with 18 assists for 22 points. With a seemingly endless supply of Bauers, Nate cracks the scorers list this season with nine
goals and 12 assists. Adam Bornholtz  also makes it again as he rounds out the top five list with 10 goals for 17 points.

Heavy Hitters

Desmond Harsma        Taylor White           Colton Kramer            Nate Bauer              Mitch Vos       
 

Desmond Harsma leads the Metros this season with 75 penalty minutes. Taylor White is a few minors behind him with 69 penalty
minutes. Leading scorer Colton Kramer makes both lists this season recording 60 minutes in the box. Nate Bauer makes both lists
also with 54 minutes. Also a top five scorer, Mitch Vos finishes the season with  48 penalty minutes.

Did You Know...Colton Kramer had five games, where he scored three or more goals and six games, where he scored over four points.

Did You Know...
Colton Kramer had two 12 game scoring streaks where he posted 31 and 26 total points.

Did You Know...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

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 Metros Class of '86  Chad Stewart Metros Class of 93
& Marshall Tuttle Metros Class of 07

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 and a season in Waterloo.  Marshall would go on to play
football at Morningside College where he became a stand-out All Conference GPAC Player.
 

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

Head Coach                     Asst. Coach                          Asst. Coach                    Team Rep
Brant Mozak                      Cory Mozak                              Jeff Gray                        Mark Vos

 

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 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 leaves 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.

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)

The Metros finish the season again mustering only 9 wins compared to 20 losses. 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.

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 34 points with a team
leading 19 goals. Josh Quesenberry would return to the list again with a team leading 15 assists for 29 regular season points. Sam
Bauer makes the list again with 11 goals and seven assists. Matt Johnson records five goals and a dozen assists and Andy Moeller
with three goals and 11 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. He to would earn a spot
playing in the post season 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.

 

 

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 announce and play-by-play guy
Woody Gottburg shakes hands with Fire Department honorary coaches Justin Barker and Brad Pouch.

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

Head Coach                 Coach                       Coach                   Team Rep


Brant Mozak                      Jimmy Peck                          Jeff Gray                       Dan Holzrichter

 

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. 


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 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

Head Coach                 Coach                       Coach                   Team Rep


   Brant Mozak                     Jimmy Peck                         Jeff Gray                     Dan Holzrichter

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.

 

 


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 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

Head Coach                    Coach                Goalie Coach                Team Rep


 Dave LeGree                       Dale Frerichs                 Mike Manthorne                  Dan Holzrichter

Long-time SYHA coach and Director of SYHA Coaching Operations Dave LeGree take 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 also played for the Musketeers two season starting in 1977 and play an additional two seasons in the IHL before returning to Sioux City.
He took over the High School Team in 1982 for three seasons.  In 1985 be started all over again as he took took at the youth level. To date Dave
has some 33 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 returns 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
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.

 

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.

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)

 

  Head Coach                 Coach                Goalie Coach              Team Rep              Team Manager  
Dave LeGree                  Dale Frerichs                  Mike Manthorne                Dan Holzrichter                     Burke Lake

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
would become 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; recording 84 goals, 55 assists and an average of 1.65 points per game.


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.

 

Did You Know...The three other Metros to lead 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-Present
   
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-Present
 
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.

           Logan Visser           Carter Manthorne                    Carter Manthorne      Referee Bob Batcheller
Metros 2014-17                Metros 2014-Present                           Metros 2014-Present                  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-Present             2015-16                                           Metros 2009-13                  Metros 2015-Present 
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.

ID This Player
Metros 20xx-xx

Walter Werden
Metros 2014-Present
 
Walter Werden would start his first season (14-15) 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 7 goals and 10 assists in 26 games. He would also see
time in 26 varsity contests scoring his first goals as a Metro in a shut-out victory over the Quad City Blues on January 20th.
Shown here, during his sophomore season (15-16) 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 (12-16) 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-Present   
 
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-Present                   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

 

Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Game Players
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 Leagues top 13 scorers.

 

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 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 49
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
  Head Coach                 Coach                Goalie Coach              Team Rep
              Team Manager  
Dave LeGree                  Dale Frerichs                  Mike Manthorne                Scott Newman                     Burke Lake

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.

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 McDonald...7-6-13   Alec Nieman...4-9-13

Junior Varsity Heavy Hitters
Jacob Hansen
...52   Taylor Frerichs...44   Alec Nieman....36   T.J. Lake...30   Christen Peterson...28

The Metros Junior Varsity would struggle this season failing to put any winning streaks together when they need. They would finish
the season just two points out of the final qualifying slot finishing with 12 wins, 14 losses and a pair of shoot-out losses that could have
made the difference as the season wrapped up.

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-Present
  
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-Present

  
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

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-Present
 
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. 

 Tanner Frerichs
Metros 2013-17
   
Tanner Frerichs is back again as one of the Metros top scorers, this time he leads the way in scoring netting 26 goals and
39 assists. His 65 points was not only the Metros best this season, but the second highest in the MHSHL. Tanner would also put
together a mid-season scoring streak notching 26 points in ten games.

This was his third season as a MHSHL All-Star and his second as an MHSHL All League player, as well as his second selection to
 the America's Showcase Team. Tanner is a Metros two-time Most Valuable Player, and is a just a handful of Metros players who
were top five High Scorers for three seasons in a row; his freshman year he would finish the season as a top three junior varsity scorer.

Did You Know...Tanner Frerichs would become only the third Jr. Musketeer/Metro player to receive the Most Valuable Player
 Award multiple seasons; 2016 & 2017. Kevin Lohry won it in 2003 & 05 and Brian Hartman won it three times in 1975,76 & 78.

Drake Beller
Metros 2015-Present

Drake Beller's second season as a Metros is another successful one. The sophomore again cracked the Metros High Scorer
list this time finishing as a top three point getter playing a complete varsity season notching 21 goals and 26 assists. He would see
lots of ice-time and lead the Metros in tournament scoring with three goals and a pair of assists. This season would mark his first
selections to the MHSHL All-Star and America's Showcase teams. Twice this season he would put together scoring streaks of
five games and a strake of ten scoring 19 points in the last ten games.

 

 His freshman season saw him make the move straight to varsity playing 27 games recording a pair of goals and eleven assists.
His first Metro goal was in a 5-3 loss to the Des Moines Oak Leafs. Last season he would receive the Metros Rookie of the
Year Award. He is also a second time MHSHL Academic Achievement Award recipient.

Did You Know...Drake Beller would lead the Metros with 5 game winning goals.

James Page
Metros 2014-Present
 

 Leading the Metros this year as team Captain, is returning junior James Page. Taking over the leadership role as the captain,
James would lead by example with hard work and dedication to the team. He would again crack the top five Metros scoring list for
the third season netting a second place spot scoring 27 goals and 27 assists. He would play a huge part in the Metros success in the
championship run both scoring and keeping the team focused on the prize. This season would be his first season as an America's
Showcase Player, his second as a MHSHL All-Star and his third as a MHSHL Academic Achievement Award winner. James would
finish the season earning one of Siouxland Youth Hockey's highest player achievement honors; the Ted Neby Award.

Did You Know...Tanner Frerichs and Drake Beller both had ten game scoring streaks. James Page had two, nine games streaks.
James and Tanner also share a league high of four goals in a single game.

 

Dayson Tucker
Metros 2016-Present
 
Left: Freshman Dayson Tucker is about to light the lamp on Omaha goalie Jack Lawlor, tieing the game at two apiece. Dayson
would join the Metros here during his freshman season. He would play a complete junior varsity season finishing among the top three
Metro scorers netting five goals and 10 assists. Dayson would receive the Metro's Mr. Hustle Award this season; lending both scoring
and leadership to the junior varsity squad.

Sammy Chadwick
Metros 2014-17
  
Senior Sammy Chadwick returns for his third season as a Metro and his second in a row that saw him finish in the top Metro's
varsity Heavy Hitters. Leading the way this season with 68 penalty minutes in the box, he still was able to record five goals, add pair
of assists, as well as serve as one of the unofficial team leaders. Sammy only missed three games this season, largely due to a two
game suspension that resulted after he was forced to defend, both his honor and that of Sioux City, when he took on the Kansas City
bench after a spearing offence went unnoticed.

Grant Newman
Metros 2015-Present

Grant Newman enters his third season as a Metro. The junior will assume some of the leadership duties as a veteran defensemen.
Playing just a game short of a complete varsity season, Grant would notch three goals and nine assists making his the Metros top seven
scorer and top three scoring defenseman. He would also record a Metros top three 33 penalty minutes. He would see considerable time
in all three MHSHL tournament games; even adding an assist in the semi-final upset victory of the Des Moines Capitols. He is a multi
year recipient of the league's Academic Achievement Award and is pegged to be be one of the team leaders next season. Grant would
also receive the Dustin White Award, one of SYHA's top three player achievement awards.

Chase Lewison
Metros 2015-Present
 
top five high scorer. Heavy hitter 34 minutes. all-star game selection

Taylor Frerichs
Metros 2016-Present

   
Freshman Taylor Frerichs will have some big shoes to fill next season covering for the loss of his high scoring brother. Fortunately, he
has big feet and on-ice offensive talent, physical capabilities and an eye for the technical part of the game. He would lead the Metros JV
team in scoring, notching eleven goals and nine assists in addition to 44 penalty minutes. Taylor would play nearly a full varsity schedule
as well; recording his first Metro goal in a 7-1 win over the Quad City Blues on November 20th. The freshman would see significant
time in the MHSHL tournament playing in all three games and adding an assist in the semi-final upset of the Des Moines Capitols.

Grant Newman          James Page                                Walt Werden          Jeremy Russell    
Metros 2015-Present     Metros 2014-Present                                 Metros 2015-Present           Metros 2014-17        
 
Left: Grant Newman and James Page are both slated to take on leadership roles  for the following 17-18 season. They
hope to guide the team to a return to the championship final, this time with different results. Grant and James were both selected
to participate in their first America's Showcase Tournament. Annually held in Pittsburgh, PA it features the of the nations best
 high school players.

Left:
Here Walt Werden offers some sage advise to Jeremy Russell; Jeremy joined the Metros with only a few years
experience on the ice, while Walt is a long-time SYHA participant. Both players saw significant time in JV and Varsity
contests this season. These two team mates would also receive some Metro's Hardware this season; Walt the
Ironman Award and Jeremy the Scotty Culbertson Award.


There's Two Sides To Every Story
 
Current Metros try talking-it-out with past Metros in both these pictures. Left: Tanner Frerichs rarely complains, but is always willing
 to offer up constructive criticism or mention a different way a certain on-ice situation could have been handled. Right: Captain
James Page is always a good source of information and always had the numbers when I needed them.

Christen Peterson                                                             Jacob Hanson
   Metros 2014-Present                                                                          Metros 2015-Present
 
Christian Peterson returns this season for his third year working the blueline of the Metros. Seeing significant time in both junior
varsity and varsity he would notch a goals and five assists playing for the varsity squad and play a complete JV schedule notching
three more goals and eight helpers.  His 28 penalty minutes was fifth best among the Metros JV players. Two seasons ago he would
play a complete JV schedule and crack the varsity line-up on a pair of occasions. As a sophomore he would finish as one of the
junior varsity's High Scorers with five goals and five assists and as a Heavy Hitters with 38 penalty minutes.

Jacob Hanson is shown here during his second season with the Metros, the junior defenseman would log almost a complete JV
schedule notching a pair of goals and a pair of assists. He would also see time in eleven varsity games scoring his first goal as a
Metro in a 6-2 win over the Omaha Lancers. 

 

Sammy Chadwick    Carter Manthorne    Josh Menzenberg
Metros 2014-17     Metros 2014-Present      Metros 2014-17

Cody Clark                                                                Dan Holzrichter
Metros 2010-13  / USA Hockey Official 2007-Present                 Metros 1978-82  / USA Hockey Official 2003-Present
 
Cody Clark is in this 10th season as a USA Hockey Official and his fourth season as a MHSHL Official. He entered the USA
Hockey Officials Development Program (ODP) in 2014 and remains on staff. This season saw him work the NA and NA3 leagues
as well as working several USA Hockey sanctioned tournaments. In March he officiated the NAPHL U18 Championship game
and worked the lines in the MHSHL championship game.

Dan Holzrichter looks to get some familiar numbers on another Metros goal; James Page and Drake Beller teamed up several
times to help lead the Metros to a second-place finish at the League Tournament. Also a former high school player, Dan  played
three seasons as a Jr. Musketeer/Metro. He is a fourteen season USA Hockey official, and also served as the Metros Team Rep
for three seasons and played for the Metros in 1978-81.

Jerett Heyl
Metros 2013-17
 
Senior Jerett Heyl again, takes on the role of team leader and leader of the defensive corps this season. Having played with
several of his fellow defensemen for two-three seasons; his defensive corps is though to be one of  the most experience in the league.
He maintains his reputation as being both a punishing hitter and at the same time minimizing his time in the box. He would find himself
on many offensive rushes and rarely got caught as the pay reversed direction.

 
Jerett would finish the season as a top five scorer and as top scorer among defensemen netting 6 goals and 14 assists. He would
earn MHSHL All-Star honors again this season being selected to the league's second team. He is a four time recipient of the MHSHL
Academic Achievement Award.

Walt Werden
Metros 2015-Present
 
Entering his third season as a Metro, Junior Walt Werden would again play nearly a full a JV season as well as 25 varsity games.
His seven goals and ten assists was second best among junior varsity scorers. Walt would record an additional goals and seven assists
playing at the varsity level. He would see tons of ice time during the post-season Metros championship run this season and is a third
time recipient of the MHSHL Academic Achievement Award. At the season's end, Walt would earn the Metros Ironman Award.

 

Sammy Chadwick                                                       Tanner Frerichs   
Metros 2014-17                                                                             Metros 2013-17
 

Left: Senior Sammy Chadwick handles the puck in this beat-down of the Cedar Rapids Roughriders 9-1. Sammy notched two goals
this game beating the CR goaltender with a regular strength goal in the second and a shorty in the third period.

Right:
Leading scorer Tanner Frerichs lines-up for another puck drop in this eventual win over the Lincoln Stars. Tanner would
score a pair of goals and add two more assists in this 6-3 Metros victory.

 Dayson Tucker       Jerett Heyl        James Page               Mike Manthorne         Dale Frerichs            
Metros 2016-Present     Metros 2013-17   Metros 2014-Present                          Metros Coaches 2014-Present                             
 
Left: Dayson Tucker and Team Captains James Page & Jerett Heyl wait in the hallway for the start of the game. Right: Assistant
coaches Mike Manthorne and Dale Frerichs discuss the game between periods.

Jeremy Russell
Metros 2014-17
 
Jeremy Russell joined the Metros 2014 as a sophomore with no prior hockey experience. Over the next three seasons he would
have his work cut out for him as he tried to cram into three seasons, what it takes most players twelve or more to do. After two seasons
learning the craft playing junior varsity, Russ finally worked his way in to several varsity games his senior season, as well as earning a
spot on varsity tournament roster and seeing time in all three games as the Metros made a run at the MHSHL championship.

Did You Know...Jeremy would go on to receive the Scotty Culbertson Award this season. Awarded to the junior varsity
player who best reflects an unequaled work ethnic and a desire to always be the best player he could be, both on and off the ice.
This is one of  Siouxland Youth Hockey's three top player achievement Awards.


Chase Lewison                Tanner Frerichs                     Drake Beller              James Page    
Metros 2015-Present                      Metros 2013-17                               2015-Present              Metros 2014-Present   
 
Sioux City's top four forward are pictured here. Left: High Scorers Chase Lewison and Tanner Frerichs talk about what could
have been. Right: Drake Beller and James Page make an often seen charge up the ice. These four guys would account
for  87 goals and 106 assists. Tanner would lead the team in assists with a team high of 39. Drake Beller would lead the team
with five game winning goals. James Page's 27 goals was the most scored this season.


Christen Peterson                                                              Nick Novak  
Metros 2014-Present                                                                           Metros 2016-Present
 


 

Reece McDonald                                                                  Alec Neiman   
Metros 2016-Present                                                                              Metros 2015-Present
 
Sophomore Reece McDonald joins the Metros for his second season playing a full junior varsity schedule. Finishing as one of the
top five Metros scorers; recording seven goals and six assists. His hard work and dedication to the team would earn him a roster spot on
the MHSHL tournament team where he saw time in all three games. He would score the Metros only goal in a 2-1 loss to the
Waterloo Warriors in the championship game. Reece would go on to receive the Metros Most Improved Player Award this season.

Alec Nieman would see time in both varsity and JV contests this season. Notching a goal and four assists in eighteen varsity games and
 four goals and nine assists playing a complete JV schedule. He finished the JV season as both a top five High Scorer and Heavy
 Hitter
recording 13 points and 36 penalty minutes. 

Senior Year Banners

                          Carter Manthorne  Christian Peterson  Walt Werden                 Walt Werden      Sammy Chadwick                                             Metros 2014-18           Metros 2014-18         Metros 2014-18                     Metros 2014-18             Metros 2014-17           
Left:
Returning for their third Metro seasons: defenseman Christian Peterson and winger Walt Werden line-up in front of
goaltender Carter Manthorne in this preseason tournament held in Omaha, NE. Right: Walt Werden and Sammy Chadwick
know two men on the puck works best.
 

Dayson Tucker      Willie Stokes       Alec Neiman                         T.J. Lake             Dayson Tucker   
Metros 2016-Present  Metros 2016-Present  Metros 2015-Present                   Metros 2016-Present         Metros 2016-Present    
Left: Metros freshmen Dayson Tucker and Alec Neiman wait for play to resume after one of fourteen saves freshman goalie
 Willie Stokes makes in this shoot-out win over the Lincoln Stars. Right: T.J. Lake looks on as Dayson Tucker just can't get his
stick on this puck that could have been the game winner.

 Joey Erickson                                                                  Nik Novak        
Metros 2016-Present                                                                            Metros 2016-Present      
   
 Joey Erickson would return to the ice joining the Metros for his final two seasons. After taking three seasons off from hockey,
the Junior would return to the ice playing in eighteen JV games where he would notch a pair of goals and three assists. Joey would
also crack the varsity line-up seeing time in eight games recording a pair of assists.

Sophomore Nik Novak would join the Metros for his first season and see lots and lots of ice time. Playing a game shy of a
complete junior varsity schedule he would record nine goals and ass a n additional pair of assists. He would also make the varsity
squad seeing time 25 games where he would help out on five Metros goals. He would also earn a spot on the Metros' tournament
bound team; playing in all three of the Metros' games.

James Page                                                                  Carter Manthorne
  Metros 2014-Present                                                                               Metros 2014-Present      
 

Left: Captain James Page is gonna have to thread the needle to what is hopefully a fellow Metro waiting in the slot.
 Right: Goaltender Carter Manthorne stops this shoot-out attempt from Waterloo Warrior Jason Katz. That's as former
Metro player Adam Axthlem (2004-07) officiating the game.


Midwest High School Hockey League All-Star Team Selections
Tanner Frerichs                     James Page                    Drake Beller                     Chase Lewison                    Jerett Heyl
 
This marks Tanner Frerichs' third selection to the MHSHL All-Star Team, his second to the America's Showcase Team and his first
to the MHSHL All League Team. A Metros top five scorer for the third season in a row, would lead the team in points this season
notching 26 goals and 39 assists. Tanner had seventeen multi point games and only missed the score sheet in three games all season.

James Page
makes his second appearance as a MHSHL All-Star Team selection.  The second leading Metro scorer this season
 he would put up a team leading 27 goals and another 27 assists. James also had several multi-point games recording six games with
four or more points.

Sophomore Drake Beller earns All-Star team distinction in just his second season as a Metro. Scoring 21 goals and 26 assists
during the regular season, he would also lead the Metros in scoring during the MHSHL Tournament recording three goals and a
pair of assists in the three game championship run. During the regular season Drake recorded fifteen multi point games.

Did You Know...Tanner Frerichs, James Page & Drake Beller all finish among the leagues top 10 scorers.

Chase Lewison would earn his first All-Star honors being named to the League's second team. In just his second season as
a Metro he would finish the season a top four Metro scorer notching13 goals and 14 assists.

Jerett Heyl would also garner a return to the MHSHL All-Star honors being named to the League's second team. The big
 defenseman would finish in the top five among Metro scorers with six goals and 14 assists.

 

Senior Day
February 11th, 2017
Sammy Chadwick                                                      Jeremy Russell    
Metros 2014-17                                                                          Metros 2015-17
 

Tanner Frerichs                                                             Jerett Heyl
    Metros  2013-17                                                                             Metros 2013-17
 

Logan Visser                                                        Josh Menzenberg
Metros 2014-17                                                                            Metros 2014-17

 

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Logan Visser

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
 Drake Beller       Blake Beller          Caleb Bricker      Jarett Heyl        Carter Manthorne          
  Alec Neiman       Grant Newman       James Page         Walt Werden      Josh Menzenberg           

 

Past SYHA Players and Current Officials
Bob Batcheller                    Dan Holzrichter             Cody Clark             Sammy Slagle      

 Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1979-83   Jr. Musketeers/Metros 1978-81     Metros 2010-13   SYHA Coaching Director 2015-Present 

Past SYHA and Metros players Bob Batcheller, Dan Holzrichter and Cody Clark join SYHA Coaching Director Sammy Slagle
get ready for a AAA contest between the Omaha Lancers and the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The NAPHL teams played three games
that saw the visitors from St. Louis defeated the Lancers by a pair of goals in the first game and a single goal in the remaining two.

 



The Metros return this season looking to take care of some unfinished business. Having beaten league power-house the Des Moines Caps (25-1-1-1)
in the Tournament Championship semi-final game, they lost to the Waterloo Warriors on a last-minute penalty shot.

Grant Newman is selected to play for Team Midwest; composed of some of the best MHSHL high school players from this season. They will
play a 18-20 game schedule starting in Minnesota and concluding with the Silver Stick Regional Tournament in Westminster, Co.

High scorers James Page, Drake Beller, Chase Lewison and Grant Newman all return for final season; are all capable of scoring enough
 goals to keep the Metros in every game. Returning goalies Blake Beller and Carter Manthorne again offer up a 1-2 goaltender punch
 that boasts experience and teamwork.

 

Metros Coaching Staff
  Head Coach                 Coach                Goalie Coach              Team Rep
              Team Manager  
Dave LeGree                  Dale Frerichs                  Mike Manthorne                Scott Newman                     Burke Lake

Head Coach Dave LeGree and Assistant Dale Frerichs both are looking for their first Tournament Championships this season; Dave
has won numerous youth championships in his 30 some years of coaching in Sioux City and both coaches came close with last seasons
second place finish. Dale and Burke have been close to winning as players; having to settle for second place finishes both in '88 and 90.

 

High Scorers
            Tanner Frerichs          James Page                Drake Beller           Chase Lewison             Jerett Heyl                  

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 and James Page makes a second showing with a dozen goals for 35 points. Freshman Drake Beller will will round
out the Metros top five scorers with a pair of goals and eleven assists
.

Heavy Hitters
          Sam Chadwick             Logan Visser           Chase Lewison        Tanner Frerichs            Max Beller               
 
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

Between The Pipes
 

 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Logan Visser

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
 Drake Beller       Blake Beller          Caleb Bricker      Jarett Heyl        Carter Manthorne          
  Alec Neiman       Grant Newman       James Page         Walt Werden      Josh Menzenberg 
  

 

Metros Coaching Staff
  Head Coach                 Coach                Goalie Coach              Team Rep
              Team Manager  
Dave LeGree                  Dale Frerichs                  Mike Manthorne                Scott Newman                     Burke Lake

Head Coach Dave LeGree and Assistant Dale Frerichs both are looking for their first Tournament Championships this season; Dave
has won numerous youth championships in his 30 some years of coaching in Sioux City and both coaches came close with last seasons
second place finish. Dale and Burke have been close to winning as players; having to settle for second place finishes both in '88 and 90.

 

High Scorers
            Tanner Frerichs          James Page                Drake Beller           Chase Lewison             Jerett Heyl                  

Heavy Hitters
          Sam Chadwick             Logan Visser           Chase Lewison        Tanner Frerichs            Max Beller               
 
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

Between The Pipes
 

MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award
Presented by the League President to seniors graduating with a 3.5 or better GPA
Logan Visser

Sioux City Metro MHSHL Academic Achievement Awards
Presented to players with a 3.0 GPA or better
 Drake Beller       Blake Beller          Caleb Bricker      Jarett Heyl        Carter Manthorne          
  Alec Neiman       Grant Newman       James Page         Walt Werden      Josh Menzenberg 
  



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Brant was a Metros player for two seasons (97-98 / 98-99) in which both seasons Sioux City took home State Championship honors.
He moved to Colorado to play for the Pikes Peak Miners-USA Hockey's AAA  Tier 1 Major Midget team.
Based in Colorado Springs it is also the home of  USA Hockey and its USA Olympic training facility. He was team Captain for his senior season.
 


Pictured here is Joel Kempter during his second season (2000-01) as a Sioux City Metro. Two seasons later, as Captain, he would help lead the
Metros to their first state title of the decade. A win over the Des Moines Oak Leafs.

 

Trent Mozak Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) 1997-2001

Trent Mozak Played four seasons here in Sioux City for the Musketeers.
This photo is from his first season, 1997-98.

Jeff Kempter 14 Seasons SYHA
98 IHSHL State Champions
99 IHSHL State Champions

Jeff last two seasons as a Metro would be very successful!!! With two consecutive IHSHL State Championship victories
this would bring Sioux City their fifth tournament championship.

 




 

 

Chris Swanson Metros 1985-86

 

 

Bob Batcheller 1980-81 & 19 81-82 Sioux City Metros

Played eight SYHA seasons and four seasons for the Metros. Came close to a state championship his freshman season with a
third place finish in Des Moines. Alternate captain and team MVP during the 1982-83 season.

 

1987 Sioux City Adult League (SAHA)

Bob Batcheller and Scott Smith. Picture taken at the end of the
86-87 Siouxland Adult Hockey League season.

 

 

 


 

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High Scorers
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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. 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.

 

72-73 Between the Pipes
Goaltenders Bobby Sutherland Ira Lebowitz and Tom Geelan are one of the first of the SYHA organization's goalies.
All three goalies join the newly formed organization with very limited experience and coaching. Most have only played
 outside and just for the fun of it. Tom and Ira are sophomores and Bobby is just a freshman. The team will not be formally
organized for two more seasons.
 

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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.

 

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Ira SR
Bobby jr

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.

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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.

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Eric Paulsrud jr

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). 

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Mike B fr
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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.

Mike B SO
Mike Hartman SR

 

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.

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Jamie L So

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

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80-81 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


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81-82 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. They can only garner a pair of wins compared to 14 losses.

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

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Brett Kieler jr

Scott Smith jr


 

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. Brett would record seven starts;  posting a 3-7 record.
Juha would see eleven starts and finish with a 4-7 record. He would also receive one of three IHSHL Silver Glove Awards
recording a league's second best Save Percentage. With an officials IHSHL Junior Varsity program now in place Senior
Scott Smith takes on the starting duties and becomes Sioux City's first Junior Varsity goaltender.

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

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Juha Seipajarvi sr

Scott Smith sr
Chris Engle so

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.

 


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Chris Engle jr
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84-85 Between the Pipes

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Marl Laruent sr

Chris Engle sr

 

 

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

 

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Patrick so

Jeff Rowland so

 

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 receives his second IHSHL Silver Glove Award, a Tournament Most Valuable Player Award; most importantly...
the Metros are on their way to a dozen seasons of IHSHL dominance


Jeremy Lund so
Patrick jr

Jeff Rowland jr

 

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 Brogans also see time in several varsity contest as well as
a full junior varsity schedule. Scott Patrick receives his third IHSHL Silver Glove Award with a league leading .895 save percentage.

 

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Patrick sr

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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. 

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Brogan so

 

89-90 Between the Pipes

With two seasons experience under his belt junior Jeff Brogan will take over the starting duties while, again, a youngster 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. Jeff would record
10 wins and a tie in fourteen games and Jesse 4 wins and a tie in eight outings. 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 season records.

Basarich so
Brogan jr

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Brogan jr

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  0-2-1 and 10-2 to lead the Metros a west division championship
and a win short of the league champions from Dubuque.  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. As
always Sioux City has another young goalie waiting for his shot at championship success; eight grader Chad Stewart will be called into
action in a victorious varsity game and play a full junior varsity schedule. 

 

Basarich jr
Brogan sr
Stewy 8th

 

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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. While both Matt and Dirk guys finish with
 winning records of  7-4 and 7-5. Damon  will also get a varsity victory but the overall 15-9 record is only geed enough
for a fourth place regular season finish. Damon Keith would pick up the junior varsity starting spot and post a 9-3-1
record. 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.

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95-96 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 youngster 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.

 

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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. It is again the senior this season who garners the starting
position and posts a 13-8 record. The sophomore will see time in five games going 2-3. However their combined record
of 15-11 only earns them a fifth place regular season finish. Like last season; the youngsters Jake and Ryan continue to
hone their skills and gain experience that will eventually make them both IHSHL champions. The finish the JV season with
a combined record of 16-7-3, Jake going 12-5-2 and Ryan 4-2-1.

Damon SR
Hinderman so

Hinderman so
Dorhman 8

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.

 

Hinderman JR
Dohrman F

Dohrman F
McCline F
Schultz

 

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

Ross so
Hinderman SR
McCline
Dohrman SO

Ross so
McCline
Dohrman SO
Marie So

 

99-00 Between the Pipes
Sioux City again prepares to start the season with two experienced and proven goalies; Ryan Dohrmann is back for his fifth
 season and returning is junior Ross Patrick are tasked with the defense of their  previous 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.

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.

Dohrman jr
Ross P jr

Travis so
Ross jr
Marie jr

 

00-01 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

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.

 

Dohrman sr
Ross P sr

Marie sr
Travis jr
Ryan Mso

 

 

01-02 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.
 

Travis SR
Beau so
Ryan Jr

 

Travis SR
Beau so
Ryan Jr

02-03 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 Jr
Ryan SR
Hoffy so

Ryan SR
Hoffy so
Adam fr
Kyle so

03-04 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.
 

adam so
Beau sr
Hoffy jr

Kyle Jr
Donavan so
Hoffy jr
Adam so

 

04-05 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.

 

Adam S Jr
Hoffy sr

Convay SO
Dirks SR
Josh FR

05-06 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.


Josh S SO
Adam Suing SR
Convey did not play

Josh So
Justin FR

06-07 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.

Convay SR
Josh S
Lee Fr

Tyler B FR
Decker JR
Lee Fr

07-08 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

Tyler B so
Lee SO
Alex FR
Decker JR
Josh S SR

08-09 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.


Lee JR
Tyler B JR
Decker SR
Alex SO
Garrett SO
 

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.

Lee SR
Tyler SR
Garrett Jr.

Garrett Jr
Alex jr
Tyler SR

10-11 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.

11-12 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.

12-13 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.

13-14 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.

14-15 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.

15-16 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.

16-17 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 could certainly lead the Metros to more tournament success. Waiting in the wings and
learning the ropes under these two experience goalies is freshman Will Stokes.