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Here's your chance to become a part of SYHA and Metro history!!! SYHAstuff is looking for your
photographs to add to this on going
collection showcasing some 40+ seasons of youth and high school
hockey in Sioux City.
We are looking for team pictures, individual photo, candid
shots from the roam or hockey events and of course your
action shots!!! Click on the
 Contact Us  button below and send your pictures with a brief description if available.
Photo collections can also be picked up and returned in a timely manner!!! All items will be treated with extreme care!!!

Don't miss this chance for Sioux City Hockey Immortality!!!

                 is always looking for more SYHA/Metros history…jerseys, player information, team photos, hockey photographs, patches and other memorabilia. If you have items you would like to share, please contact me through my E-mail link. Thanks!!!

Sioux City Jr. Musketeers / Sioux City Metros  High School Hockey

Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)

SYHA Players Beyond SYHA

Youthful Hockey Captains
Sioux City Journal circa November 1975

Top: Jr. Musketeers; Kirk Lohry, Bryan Hartman, Tim Giesler and Al Nixa  Middle: Bantams; Tim Ward, John Meine, Brent Hartman
Front: PeeWees; Krag Lohry, Scott Ward and Clayton Wiffen

This photo appeared in the Sioux City journal promoting the start of the 75-76 youth hockey season. In just four seasons, the newly
formed Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) has grown from 50 original skaters to 165 youth players ranging from Mites
to High School. Bryan & Brent Hartman and Clayton Wiffen would all go on to play for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

Did You know...
That for the first 4 years of Sioux City hockey we didn't have a Zamboni!!!

Left: An Auditorium staff member preparing the edges by hand. No gas edger yet!!!  Right: Staff members shovel away all the snow
from the ice. As tradition, this was done at the start of every game and between every period.

Two hot water carts sponsored by the Black Knight, a men's clothing store located in Sioux City and owned by then team owner
 Gary Lipschutz, provided the hot water that prepared the ice for the next period. Note: Notice the fence in place of glass.


   2011 Inaugural Sioux City Musketeers Billy Danderand Cup

Held in honor of long time Sioux City Musketeer trainer & equipment manager Billy Danderand.
A native of Jefferson, S.D., Billy has been part of the
Musketeer organization for  40 seasons!!! He joined the team during the Musketeers first season in  USHL Senior League in 1972. Billy has been a long time
friend and supporter of SYHA & Metro hockey. He also served the same duties with International Softball Congress's powerhouse teams Penn Corps &
 National Health Care.
This trophy is awarded to the winning team of the annual Musketeer's All-Star Summer Camp Green vs. Gold try-out game.


T.J. Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation
In June of 2010, many of us hockey players lost a good friend!!! T.J. Reinsch was one of hockey's good guys!!! He was a SYHA and Metro player for
ten seasons and capped his high school career with a state championship for the Metros. After playing at the USHL and College levels, T.J. was not done giving to
the hockey world. He moved to Sioux Falls where he became instrumental in the re-building and the current success of the Sioux Falls Flyers youth hockey program.
He was indeed a great player, great coach and above all a great friend!!!


 Please visit this memorial website and help strengthen both the Sioux City and Sioux Falls hockey programs
in the name of a great guy!!!


Dr. Steven Noel Memorial
In 2007 Siouxland Youth Hockey lost a terrific supporter of youth hockey and just an all round terrific guy!!! At the time, Steve and
his wife had three youth hockey players in the program. The Metros honored Steve by wearing  the below helmet stickers for the remaining two
years of their oldest son's high school seasons.

The hope of the Stephen H. Noel Memorial Fund is to commemorate these qualities of Steve by inspiring and assisting
young people to pursue a career in medicine.


Click on the logos to visit each team's official Midwest High School Hockey League website.


While a blizzard  raged over the state one weekend in late February of 1975, an invitational state high school hockey tournament, organized
by Iowa State University hockey coach Al Murdoch, was held at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. In an exciting final game Waterloo Columbus
defeated Sioux City to claim the State Championship. This tournament was the foundation for the state tournament as it occurs today...

                                  State/League Tournament Champion                           Runner-Up                                        
(#) State/League Championship Wins  /  (#) State Championship Runner-up Appearances                  

                      2019 Waterloo Warriors (7)                   vs.   Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (1)

                      2018  Sioux City Metros (7)                            vs. Mason City Mohawks (4)

                      2017   Waterloo Warriors (7)                vs.   Sioux City Metros (7)

                      2016   Kansas City Jets (3)                   vs.    Des Moines Capitals (6)
Kansas City Jets (2)                   vs.         Dubuque Devils (3)
      Des Moines Oak Leafs (4)               vs.     Kansas City Jets (2)
2013 Kansas City Jets (1)                      vs.      Des Moines Oak Leafs (3)
 2012   Waterloo Warriors (6)                            vs.     Kansas City Jets
2011   Quad City Blues (1)                       vs.      Des Moines Capitals (5)
Des Moines Capitals (4)                         VS.            Kansas City Jr. Outlaws
Waterloo Warriors (5)                    vs.       Des Moines Capitals
  Des Moines Oak Leafs (3)             vs.      Quad City Blues (1)
  Des Moines Oak Leafs (2)              vs.     Omaha Jr. Lancers (4)
  Des Moines Oak Leafs                  vs.    Mason City Mohawks (4)
Des Moines Capitals                       vs.          Des Moines Oak Leafs (2)
Des Moines Capitals                       vs.    Mason City Mohawks
Sioux City Metros (6)                   vs.         Des Moines Oak Leafs
Omaha Jr. Lancers (4)                   vs.     Des Moines Capitals
Omaha Jr. Lancers                       vs.     Des Moines Capitals
Des Moines Capitals                      vs.       Sioux City Metros (6)
Sioux City Metros  (5)                    vs.     Kansas Jr. Blades
Sioux City Metros (4)                     vs.    Omaha Jr. Lancers
Mason City Mohawks (2)              vs.    Omaha Jr. Lancers
 Omaha Jr. Lancers                        vs.       Des Moines Capitals
  Omaha Jr. Lancers                       vs.  Mason City Mohawks (4)
Sioux City Metros (3)                     vs.     Omaha Gladiators
   DM Valley/Dowling (3)                 vs.      Sioux City Metros
  Sioux City Metros  (2)                  vs.  Mason City Mohawks
  Sioux City Metros (1                   vs.        Dubuque Devils (2)
  Waterloo Public                          vs.      Sioux City Metros
                       1989  DM Valley/Dowling                      vs.    
   Dubuque Devils
                       1988   DM Valley/Dowling                     vs.   
  Sioux City Metros
Mason City Mohawks                  vs.      Waterloo Columbus (2)
Ames Flyers  (1                            vs.       Waterloo Public (3)
 Waterloo Public                            vs.      Ames Flyers (1)
                       1984     Des Moines Public                         vs.       Des Moines Urbandale
  Waterloo Public                            vs.     Waterloo Columbus
  Waterloo Columbus (5)                 vs.       Des Moines Valley
  Waterloo Columbus                      vs.    Waterloo Public
   Waterloo Public                            vs.      Des Moines Urbandale
    Des Moines Dowling                     vs.    Waterloo Public
  Waterloo Columbus                      vs.     Sioux City Jr. Musketeers
  Waterloo Columbus                      vs.       Des Moines Dowling
  Waterloo Columbus                      vs.    Sioux City Jr. Musketeers


(#) State Championship Wins  /  (#) State Championship Finals Appearances



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Sioux City's Professional Baseball team since 1993, marks it's 20th season of play.                      

  Great collection of USHL and other league's pucks and memorabilia.                                  

  Search for your favorite player's stats or your team's past rosters and records.                      

                          A terrific place to buy, sell and trade game used jerseys from any league imaginable!!! Also,
                                                                               a wealth of  game used jersey information from very knowledgeable collectors.

                          A quick link to the official Musketeers home page for game schedule, ticket, player stats, game
                                                                              results, standings, news letter, video, up-coming promotions and all other things Musketeer

                          Un-Official Message board for player kudos, constructive game by game discussions and other     
                                                                              questions and observations from the leagues greatest fans.

                                              A quick link to the official Musketeers FaceBook page for player and team information and discussion

                                              An Alternate link to my United States Hockey League and Sioux City Musketeer Jersey and
                                                                         memorabilia Collection                      

                                             Check-out all the local area's attractions, sites to see and things to do in Sioux City.

                                             See what going on at the Orpheum Theater, one the Mid-West's most historic and beautiful Theaters

                         Newly constructed 10,000 plus seat arena & NHL style facility, home to Musketeer Hockey,                                                                          Bandits  Football, concerts and countless other forms of entertainment.
                     The official Siouxland Youth Hockey Association website. Ice schedules, calendar of practice,
                                                                         game and tournament games. New player registration. FAQ about becoming a SYHA player. Links
                                                                         to  all house league teams and travel groups including the Metros High School team.

                        Members of the Midwest High School Hockey League. The Metros  team is made up of players
                                                                         from all five local high schools and several surrounding towns. Look here for
Varsity / JV team
                                                                         information, roster, coaching staff, schedule, results & standings.

                        Midwest High School Hockey League (Formerly the Iowa High School Hockey League) Member
                                                                         Schools include teams from Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri & Kansas and was founded in 1970

                        Governing body for all on-ice officials, USAH coaching credentials and clinics as well as information
                                                                          regarding  all USA Developmental Hockey Teams.

                                            A direct link to the USA Hockey Officials page for any related "official"  information.

Arena Maps - Directions and Locations of almost any rink in the United States and Canada.

 USHL Message Boards- Links to Several UN-Official USHL Fan Message Boards

United Indoor Football League - Eleven team Indoor football league classed as Arena II Level.