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This page showcases the many success stories of Sioux City players who have excelled beyond the
level of high school hockey.
These players have gone on to play hockey at the Junior, College, Semi-Pro
and Professional levels.

This page is always a work in progress and if you have any additional SYHA players that I have overlooked, please let me know.
Any images you may have
of the below players would be greatly appreciated!!! Please use the e-mail link on the home page.

Current Siouxland Youth Hockey Players in the Pros
Chris Porter...................St Louis Blues (NHL)
Kyle Rogers...............Toronto Marlies (AHL)



Daniel Davies* SYHA / IHSHL / BCHL / USHL
/ NCAA
1989-93 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL) * 1993-94 Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL)
1994-96 Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
94-95 Clark Cup Champions (USHL)
1996-2000 United States Air Force Academy (NCAA D1)
*1991 & 1992 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros

Daniel would play four season  for the Metros. The two of them were IHSHL Championship seasons for the Metros.
After a season in the BCHL, he would join the eventual Clark Cup Champion Buccaneers his first of two season in Des Moines.
After that he would attend the United States Air Force Academy where he played for the Eagles for four seasons.

 

Beau Erickson*  SYHA / IHSHL/ NAHL / USHL / NCAA / ECHL /AHL
2001-04 Sioux City Metros (MHSHL)
2003 All Star Game  * All League Team * Chicago Show Case * Metros MVP
2004 All Star Game * All League Team * Chicago Show Case
2004-05  Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) / North Iowa Outlaws (NAHL)
2005-06 North Iowa Outlaws (NAHL) / Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
2006-09 University of Connecticut (NCAA) * 2009 Reading Royals (ECHL)
2009-10 Reading Royals /Utah Grizzles/ South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL) / Portland Pirates (AHL)
2010-Present Ontario Reign (ECHL) 2011 Signs PTO With St. Louis Blues (NHL)
*2003 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros
 
Beau played three season as a Metro. He won a IHSHL State Championship in 2003 and represented Sioux City in the IHSHL All-Star game,
was a member of the IHSHL All League team as well as the Chicago show case team. In 2004 he again was honored with selections to the
                         IHSHL  All Star game, All League Team and for the Chicago Showcase. A pair of seasons on the NAHL and USHL Beau attended UCONN
 for three seasons. During that time he collected many honors such as conference rookie player of the week, conference player of the week and
conference player of the month. He also holds the UCONN record for saves in a single season with 947 and was also Alternate
Captain during his final season (2008-09). He is currently playing in

Beau Erickson UCONN (ACC)
University of Connecticut 2004-07
 
This blue/road jersey was worn by Beau Erickson during one of his first two seasons at UCONN.  Heavy material with single color attached letters
 & numbers. No nameplate. Mesh under arms. Atlantic Coast patch on left chest. Manufacturer tagging in collar. Made by SP Sports. Fight strap. Size 58G


This white/home jersey was worn by Beau Erickson during one of his first two seasons at UCONN. Third season had alternate Captain "A" on left chest.
Heavy material with single color attached  letters, numbers and nameplate on home jerseys. Atlantic Coast patch on right chest. Manufacturer tagging
in collar. Mesh under arms. Made by SP Sports. Fight strap. Size 58G

 

Brian Hartman SYHA / IHSHL / USHL / NCAA
 
1974-78 Sioux City Jr. Musketeers (IHSHL)
1978-80 Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) * 1980-82 Bemidji States (NCAA)

Brian Played two seasons for the Musketeers, 1978-79 and 1979-80. He was team captain during his second season.



 

Dan Holzrichter SYHA / IHSHL / NCAA
1978-81 Sioux City Jr. Musketeers (IHSHL)
1981-85 United States Air Force Academy (NCAA)

This one was worn two seasons (78-80) by Dan Holzrichter. (His senior season (80-81) he would wear the new "Metro" jerseys)
Originally, these had the traditional circular Tri-State crest. Upon arrival of new Musketeer jerseys for the 76-77 season, these were handed down to the
Sioux City High School team, where the front crest was removed and replaced by the chain stitched "Sioux City" logo.
Both sets were altered so finding one of these originals w/crest is gonna be a toughie!!! Single color sewn-on numbers on back & sleeve.
Made by General. Size and manufacturer tag gone. Thanks!!! Dano.

Circa 1986 Dan Holzrichter United States Naval Academy
After graduation from the Naval Academy, he joined the Marine Corps as a fighter pilot for several tours, culminating with the completion of
actions in Operation Desert Storm/Gulf War 1.

Worn during Dan's four years at the US Naval Academy located in Annapolis, Maryland.  Heavy mesh material. Screened logo & numbers.
Attached heavy material name plate with heat applied letters. Made by Stall & Dean. Size 48

Dan Holzrichter United State Marine Corps 

 Worn during the 89-90 USMC Camp LeJeune (North Carolina) house league. The Marine Corps had no official hockey program
so this four team was formed and consisted of players from the base only. New River represented the Air Station Marines. 
Screed numbers and team sponsor. Heat applied captain's "C".

 

Garrett Heyns SYHA / IHSHL / ACHA
1991-95 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL) * Hope College (ACHA)

 

Kyle Jacobson SYHA / IHSHL / NAHL
2001-02 Sioux City Metros * 2002-04 Shattuck/St. Mary
2004-05 Toledo Ice Diggers (NAHL) * 2005-06 N. Michigan Black Bears (NOJHL)
2006-10 Iowa Hawkeyes (NCAA)
2001-02 IHSHL All State Team Honorable Mention * IHSHL West All Star Team

 

Derek Jacobson SYHA / IHSHL / NAHL
??????? Russell Stover (Kansas City, MO) (Tier 1 Elite)
?????? (Pittsburgh, PA) Midget AAA
 
2009-11 Janesville Jets (NAHL) * 2011-Present Denver University (NCAA)

 

Larkin Jacobson SYHA / IHSHL / NAHL / NCAA
??????? Russell Stover (Kansas City, MO) (Tier 1 Elite)
?????? (Pittsburgh, PA) Midget AAA

2009-11 Janesville Jets (NAHL) * 2011-present Denver University (NCAA)
 



Kevin Lohry* SYHA / IHSHL / USHL / NCAA
2002-05 Sioux City Metros (MHSHL)
*2003 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros
2003 & 2005 Metros Most Valuable Player
2003, 2004 2005 Metros Leading Scorer (32 GP 25/46) (30 GP-24/56) (30 GP 26/42)
2004 & 2005 Chicago Showcase Team Tri-State Selection
2003 State/League Tournament MVP  *  2003 Rookie-of-the-Year    *   2004, 2005 State/League All Star Team
2003, 2004 MHSHL Academic Achievement Award / 2005 MHSHL President's Senior Academic Award

2005-07 Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
2007-11 Princeton Tigers (NCAA-D1) 
 
Kevin played three seasons for the Metros. He collected his first IHSHL Championship during his freshman season with the game winning goal
in triple overtime to beat the Des Moines Oak Leafs. He would eventually collect numerous league honors such as rookie of the year, player of the year
 and three-time Metros leading scorer. Along with two Chicago Showcase and two All Star game appearances, he also received the IHSHL academic
 award all three seasons. Kevin also played several games for the Musketeers during his senior year before he became a two season veteran
 of the Musketeers (USHL) logging 117 regular season and play-off games. During the 2006-07 season he was selected as an  Alternate Captain.
He secured a scholarship to Princeton (NCAA) where he played four season for the Tigers.

2005-06 Kevin Lohry Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
Worn during the 05-06 season by Kevin Lohry. This #15 jersey  was worn by Sioux City native shows lots of wear. Kevin started his hockey career in the Sioux City Youth program and played all through high school. Kevin split his senior year between the Metros and Musketeers.  The following season, 2005-06, he would earn a full time spot on the Musketeer rooster and the next season, 2006-07, he would go on to be named alternate captain and, secure a scholarship at Princeton University.  All-Star Game Patch and NOB . Manufactured by OT Sports, this size 56 shows great wear. Worn during the 05-06 season by Kevin Lohry. This #15 jersey  was worn by Sioux City native shows lots of wear. Kevin started his hockey career in the Sioux City Youth program and played all through high school. Kevin split his senior year between the Metros and Musketeers.  The following season, 2005-06, he would earn a full time spot on the Musketeer rooster and the next season, 2006-07, he would go on to be named alternate captain and, secure a scholarship at Princeton University.  All-Star Game Patch and NOB . Manufactured by OT Sports, this size 56 shows great wear.
Worn during Kevin's second (first full ) USHL season 2005-06. He played played 42 games and logged 13 points (3/10)

2007-11 Kevin Lohry Princeton (NCAA)

This on was worn during the final season by Kevin Lohry. Heavy material with attached tackle-twill and embroidered crest. Two color
tackle-twill numbers and a single color attached name plate. ECAC 50th Season patch on right chest. Manufacturer tagging in collar
and below front neckline. Manufactured by Nike. Size 56.


Jesse Monell SYHA / IHSHL / USHL / NCAA / EHL
1889-92 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
1991 & 1992 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros *1990 IHSHL State Championship Runner-Up
1992 Metros Leading Scorer 31-30-61 20 Games played
* 1992 League Scoring Leader 3.05 PPG 
 1992 All-Star Game * All State Team * Chicago Show Case Selection

1992-95 Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) * 1995-96 Mankato State University (NCAA)
 1996-97 Deutschland Hockey League (DHL) * 1997-99 Iowa State Cyclones (NCAA)

  
After winning his second IHSHL Championship in a row (90-91/91-92) as a sophomore & junior, he would join the Musketeers for his
high school senior year where he played 32 games. He would go on to play two additional seasons as a Musketeer logging 121 games.

He was team Captain his last season (94-95). After the USHL Jesse played two seasons in Europe before moving back home and playing
two seasons for the ISU Cyclones. During his last season, he was selected as a member of the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

93-94 Jessie Monell Sioux City Musketeers

Worn by Sioux City native Jesse Monell during the 93-94 season, his second of three seasons as a Musketeer. He played three seasons
 for the Metros where he won back-to-back IHSHL State Championships in 1991 & 92. He played for the Musketeers during his
high school senior year and would play two more additional seasons as a Musketeer. His final season he served as team captain.

 

Trent Mozak*  SYHA / IHSHL / USHL / NCAA
1997-2001 Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
2002-03 Iowa State University (NCAA)
*1998 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros

Trent played three seasons for the Metros. During his Junior season he would win his first IHSHL State championship
with a victory over the Omaha Jr. Lancers. Trent would spend his high school senior year as a full time Musketeer.
He would go on to play a total of four USHL seasons as a Sioux City Musketeer logging 184 regular season and play-off games.

 

Brant Mozak* SYHA / IHSHL / Midget Major AAA / NCAA
1997-99 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
 ???1999-2001 Pikes Peak Miners USA Hockey (Midget Major AAA)
2004-05 University of Iowa
2009-Present Head Coach Sioux City Metros
*1998 & 1999 IHSHL State Champions Sioux City Metros

After winning a pair of IHSHL State Championships (1998 & 1999) for the Metros, Brant would be selected for USA Hockey's
AAA Major Midget Hockey team based in Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Miners. During his senior season he was team captain
of the 2001 USA Hockey Tier 1 U17 Championship Tournament team. Brant currently serves as the head coach of the
Sioux City Metros high school team (MHSHL)


Cory Mozak  SYHA / IHSHL / NAHL / Midget Major AAA / NCAA

2001-03 Pikes Peak Miners USA Hockey (Midget Major AAA)
2003-2005 Fargo-Morehead Jets (NAHL) / Helena Bighorns (NAHL)
2005-07 University of Wisconsin Stout (NCAA)
2009-Present Assistant Coach Sioux City Metros (MHSHL)

After two seasons as a Metro, Cory would go on to play for the Pikes Peak Miners, USA Hockey's Colorado Spring based
 select Major Midget AAA team. Following that he would go on to play in the NAHL for the Fargo-Morehead Jets and
the Helena Bighorns. Cory currently serves as the assistant coach for the Sioux City Metros high school team (MHAHL)



Chris Porter  SYHA / IHSHL / USHL / NCAA / AHL / NHL
1998-00 Sioux City Metros (1999 IHSHL State Champions / 2000 IHSHL State Championship Runner-up)
  2000-02 Shattuck/St. Mary's
(MHSHL) * 2002-03 Lincoln Stars (USHL)
2003-07 University of North Dakota (NCAA D1) * 2007-08 Peoria Riverman (AHL)
2008-Present Peoria Riverman (AHL) / St Louis Blues (NHL) 
NHL Debut October 10th, 2008  St. Louis Blues vs. Nashville Predators
First NHL Goal October 18th, 2008 vs. Chicago Black Hawks


After playing a pair of season for the Metros and winning a IHSHL State Championship in1999, Chris moved to play for the Shattuck/St Mary's hockey
team and then to Lincoln, Ne. to play for the Stars (USHL). He would play the following four seasons in Grand Forks for the Fighting Sioux. During that time he
would have three Frozen Four appearances, WCHA regular season and Championships. He was team captain his senior season and currently holds
the NCAA Ironman record with 173 consecutive games played. He is a current member of the St. Louis Blues.

Chris Porter 2010-11 Peoria Rivermen American Hockey League

Worn during the 2010-11 AHL season by Chris Porter. Fully embroidered crest. Three color number on back & sleeve. Single color attached name plate.
St. Louis Blues patches on both shoulders. Manufacturer tagging in collar, above name plate and on back hem. AHL 75th anniversary patch also on back hem.
Game socks. Fight strap. Made by Reebok. Size 56.
Chris split this season between the AHL and NHL, playing 36 games for the Rivermen and 45 for the Blues.

 

Jade Pospeshil SYHA / IHSHL / ACHA / NCAA
1988-92 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
90 State Championship Runner-up * 91 & 92 State Champions
1993-95 University of South Dakota (ACHA) * Iowa State University Cyclones (NCAA)

Bert Post SYHA / IHSHL / ACHA
1986-90 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
1990 IHSHL State Championship Runner-up
1990-92 Concordia College (ACHA) * 1993-95 University of South Dakota (ACHA)
 

Mark Post SYHA / IHSHL / ACHA

 

Kyle Rogers SYHA / IHSHL / OPJHL / NCAA / AHL
2000-02 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL) * 2002-03 Collingwood Blues / Georgetown Raiders (OPJHL)
2003-05 Buffalo Lighting (OPJHL) * 2005-08 Niagara University (NCAA)
2008-present Toronto Marlies (AHL)
2000-01 Sioux City Metros Rookie of the Year Award
 2001-02 IHSHL All State Team * IHSHL West All Star Team
2001-02 IHSHL Third Leading Scorer with 55 Points
(32 goals, 23 assists) in 32 games

Kyle played one season for the Metros (2001-02) before moving on to play in Omaha for his last high school years ??? He spent two seasons
playing in the Ontario Provincial Hockey League before heading off to attend school at Niagara University. During his last season
 in Niagara he was selected as a member of the CHA All Tournament team. He them moved to Toronto to play for the Marlies
 where he is a current member of that AHL team. Kyle has played in a pair of NHL preseason games as a Toronto Maple Leaf.


T.J. Reinsch SYHA / IHSHL / NCAA
1987-91 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
1988 & 90 IHSHL State Championship Runner-up * 91  IHSHL State Champions
1991-94 Iowa State Cyclones (NCAA)

 

Dirk Richou SYHA / IHSHL / ACHA
1985-1988 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL)
1987
IHSHL State Championship Runner-up
1991-93 US Army All-Europe Team (ACHA) * 1993-94 University of South Dakota (ACHA)

Baxter Strachan SYHA / MHSHL / NAPHL / Tier 1 U18 / EJHL
2006-07 Sioux City Metros (IHSHL) * 2007-10 Omaha Lancers AAA U16 (NAPHL)
2010-11 Russell Stover (Tier 1 Elite)  * 2011-13 Bay State Breakers (EJHL)
2013- Present Plymouth State University (NCAA)
 
 

2009-10 Omaha Jr. Lancers AAA (NAPHL)

Worn during the 2009-10 season by Baxter Strachan. Heanvy maesh material. All heat applied numbers, logo and name attached
directly to jersey. USA Hockey National Tournament Patch on left  and Captain's C on right. Manufacturer tagging in collar and on
back hem. Made by Athletic Knit Sportswear.

 

Baxter Stracham Bay Stare Breakers 2011-13 Eastern Junior Hockey League (EJHL)

Worn for two seasons by Sioux City native and SYHA player Baxter Strachan. Bay State Breakers members of the Eastern Junior
Hockey League. Sub-laminate numbers, striping and logos. Single color attached nameplate with head applied letters. Manufacturer
tagging in collar and right hem. Made by Pro Tops. Size 54

 

Bobby Sutherland SYHA / IHSHL / NCAA
1972-75 Sioux City Jr. Musketeers (IHSHL) * 1975-79 University if Wisconsin Stevens Pt. (NCAA)

 

 Clayton Wiffen USHL / NCAA / EHL
1981-83 Musketeers (USHL) / Wisconsin Capitals (USHL)
Iowa State Cyclones (NCAA-D1)
Netherlands Super League
(EHL)

Clayton played one season in Sioux City and his second in Wisconsin. After that he would play for season for the Iowa State
Cyclones (NCAA D1). Before spending several seasons playing hockey in Europe.

 

 

 

 


 

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