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******Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)******
Individual & Player Photos

 

Early 70's SYHA Players Dress for Practice
 
SYHA players dress for practice at the Sioux City Auditorium. No locker rooms were available during the early seasons of youth
hockey and players dressed in the Auditorium halls. After several seasons, the dressing area was moved to the stage at the north end of the rink.


The Spring of 1971 brought together several Sioux City citizens in hopes of forming a Kids Hockey Program. Initially a budget of $1000.00
was set to construct an outdoor rink and purchase miscellaneous equipment. Goals for the season was to create an Intra-City competition
for each of the three age groups as well at to proved uniforms for the travel teams.

June 6th, 1971 board members approve the name "Siouxland Youth Hockey Association"

Practices were held outdoors at Hubbard Park (28th & Jones) and Gillman Terrace (Bomgaars Store on Hamilton) a regular basis.
Eventually, additional ice times was scheduled at the Auditorium. Youth hockey promotions were also paired with the Sioux City
Eagles home games at the Auditorium.

Selling Christmas greens is first discussed as a fundraiser. As are joint promotions between the SYHA and the Sioux City Eagles.

The first ever SYHA Practice was November 27th, 1971.  SYHA fees were $4.00 for boys 13 and under and $8.00 for boys 14 and up,
 plus a $1.50 insurance fee. this was refundable if your sold over $10.00 of Christmas greens!!!

The organization played several games at each level and had 100 players participate in the Peewee, Bantam and Midget/Juvenile levels.



This would be the first official season of Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA). As last season closed and this season started, Hubbard
Park was the secured location for SYHA play. There were also boards in place, a warming house, outdoor lighting and a commitment from the
City to create and maintain the ice surface. However, most of the maintenance was performed by SYHA parents and players.

This was the USHL Musketeers first season in Sioux City and owner Gary Lipshutz was quick to offer-up some cross promotions and also
to help fund some of the SYHA early start-up costs.
 
Future direction for the next season included promotion of the new organization, a better ice surface and HS/Juvenile travel game schedule

Christmas Greens becomes a staple of SYHA fundraising. Inaugural season sales of $2800.00 in greens, netted the association a much
needed $1100.00. WISH members (Women Interested in Siouxland Hockey) organize the first SYHA Pancake Day; help on April 7th
in the WoolCo (now ShopKo) parking lot.

Official SYHA colors were announced; Green and gold mirroring the California Golden Seals uniforms.

Registration Fees: $8.00 PeeWees, $10.00 Bantams & $15.00 Midget/Juvenile

 

The season would start out again based mainly with practice on the outdoor rink but the major goal of the association is to move to more indoor
ice time at the Auditorium.  The age limit to join SYHA was lowered to include the Squirt age group.

The Musketeers and SYHA continue to maintain a close relationship with Musketeer player Pete Inkster being appointed to the SYHA board.

Collection of coat hangers and Diet Rite & RC Cola bottle tops are additional fund raiser promotions this season.

On Saturday February 16th, the Squirt group plays 8 minutes of hockey between periods at the Musketeer game.
On Sunday, February 17th, all four SYHA groups ride the bus to Worthington, MM. to play games. Cost of the bus ticket is $4.00

Pancake Breakfast is moved to the Auditorium, March 2nd and is organized by the Woman's Hockey Auxiliary (WISH) Chairman Maxine Leibowitz

Registration Fees: Squirts & Peewees $8.00, Bantams  $10.00 and Midget/Juvenile-$15.00. This includes a jersey and insurance!!!
Auditorium Ice Time is $35.00 per hour


 

 
A gaining popularity of youth hockey in Sioux City required that the eligible age was again lowered to include Mite aged players (5-8). Eight
5 year olds tip-toed on the ice that season and two of them, Duane Erickson and Brian Reynolds became the first SYHA Players to go
completely through the SYHA program.

SYHA embarks on a regular home and travel schedules. Both hosting at the Auditorium and traveling to surrounding locations Iowa & Nebraska.

SYHA Registration Fee: Mites, Squirts, Peewees $10.00  Bantam & Midget/Juvenile $15.00  / Auditorium Ice Tine is $25.00 per hour

First Annual SYHA Awards Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / April 11th, 1975
In what is the very first  SYHA Awards Banquet. Probably held at either the KD Station. Over 300
guests attended the event. The year was reviewed and the hopes of next season's expansion of the youth hockey program.

Mites: Team                                                       Jeff Tucker; Most Improved                Dave Prochello; Sportsmanship Award
Squirts:
Billy Emerick; Most Valuable               Mark Adam; Most Improved              Pat Smith; Sportsmanship Award          
Pee Wees:
Clayton Wiffen; Most Valuable       Wade Ridenour; Most Improved         Paul Kambach; Sportsmanship Award
Bantams:
Brent Hartman; Most Valuable          Scott Barta; Most Improved                Dave Wiffen; Sportsmanship Award   
Juniors:
Brian Hartman; Most Valuable            Bobby Sutherland; Most Improved      Mark Misenor; Sportsmanship Award

 


This season would mark the First Annual Year-End Tournament. This featured all the house league team in a play-off format to determine a
house league championship. This would be the first season for the SYHA House League program.

The Ted Neby Award would be established and will be awarded at the completion of each season. Named for one of the Founding
Fathers of the SYHA program. Mite player Kirk Swanson would be the first recipient of this award.

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

March 13th featured a single-day special Sioux City showcase tournament at the Auditorium. Designed specifically to promote the new
options for organized indoor youth and high school hockey in now available in Sioux City.

The Mites, Squirts, Peewees and Bantams would play single elimination tournaments with the winning teams receiving sponsor trophies.
The event had such amenities as the National Anthem, Public Address announcements of all players, Music from the Mighty Wurlitzer
organ, an exhibition with the Musketeers and the Jr. Musketeers taking on Dordt College.

Siouxland Youth Hockey Mites
House League

Group shout of this season's Mites House League teams. Sponsors included Adam Paint, Dennie's Standard, Thompson
Electric and General Business Equipment.

The Year End Tournament is on!!!

SYHA Board Member Dave Adam, second from the left  watches as Bob Post receives a check for $250.00 from
Kiwanis Club officials.  This is enough to kick-off the first annual year end tournament.

1975-76 First Annual Kiwanis SYHA Year End Tournament
This first Annual House League tournament show-cased youth hockey to the Sioux City area. In only its fourth year,
SYHA fielded a group of 220 plus hockey players in five different age groups.

The Siouxland Kiwanis Club graciously picked up the tab for much of the tournament costs. This included the ice time, programs,
tickets, concessions and even donated all the costs of that season's travel jerseys back to SYHA.  Over the next several seasons
Kiwanis would continue with this generous support that really helped the SYHA gain a solid foothold in Sioux City!!! 

Adam Paint and General Business Equipment face off during the Mites House League Championship game.
In the first round, Adam Paint defeated Denny's Standard 5-0 and General Business defeated Thompson Electric 3-1.
After scoring 2 goals in the first game, Rob Casper will score three goals this game, including the OT winner.

Played at the Sioux City Auditorium.  Note: No Player Benches. Fence instead of Glass and player masks are still optional.

Year End Tournament Tickets
 
I'm sure many of you early SYHAers remember these. This was a pretty standard format for Siouxland Youth Hockey for many seasons
as both the Pancake Day tickets and Year End Tournament tickets were the same. The white ticket was a single person ticket and the
green one a "family" ticket.

Sioux City Jr. Musketeers
Bolstering the excitement of the first youth hockey tournament; the Jr. Musketeers would take on a very experienced team from Dordt college.
?-Jr. Musketeers vs. Dordt College-?


4-Adam Paint vs. General Business Equipment-3
Mites Year End Tournament Champions

Coach, referee and team sponsor Dave Adam and Coach and SYHA coordinator Bob Post  pose for pictures with the
Year End Tournament champions Adam Paint. Rob Casper, far right, was the divisions Most Valuable Player.

1976 House League Championship Medal Presentation


Bob Post hands out Traditional SYHA Medals to the players of the Mites division; Adam Paint defeated General Business
Equipment in the championship game by a score of 4-3. Rob Casper was the games Most Valuable Player.
Note: Fence instead of Glass and player masks are still optional..
 

Did You Know...The Squirts division Champions Light Boutique House League team only won two games the entire season...
...the Qualifying and Championships games!!!
The Light Boutique championship game featured in a shoot-out that went through every single player on the teams and then
started over be for the tie was broken!!!

1975-76 Bryce Burdick Dennie's Standard Mites

Taken at the Sioux City Auditorium during the first annual SYHA Year End tournament held on March 13th, 1976

1975-76 Mites Coaches Dave Adam and Bruce Burdick
Players Facing Camera: Matt Meyer, Doug Kartio, Doug Johnson / Kenny Poskevich, Bruce Wiskus
 
SYHA players get some instruction during the 75-79 SYHA House league season. Mite Division (No Tykes yet) house
league sponsors included Adam Paint, Dennie's Standard, General Business Equipment & Thompson Electric.

Left:
Coach Dave Adam instructs players on the finer points of the game. Players facing the camera are  Matt Meyer,
Doug Kartio and Doug Johnson. Right: Coach Bruce Burdick directs players Kenny Poskevich and Bruce Wiskus.



1975-76 Mites                        
Brian and Wendell Reynolds                 

 Taken during the 75-76 SYHA season. Brian's dad Wendell straps 
 on the blades at old Sioux City Auditorium. This was home for Youth
 Hockey for 20+ seasons.        

 Several of these seasons pre-dated a Zamboni, Plexi-glass boards,
traditional player benches and other modern-day rink amenities!!!

 Brian was the first of two SYHA players to have the distinction of going
 "Completely Through" the Siouxland Youth Hockey program. He entered
 the program during the 74-75 season as one of the first ever 5 Year-old
 players. Thirteen seasons later, he and Duane Erickson would graduate
 at the start of the Metro's High School League dominance beginning
 in the late 80's and lasting till 2000!!!

Mark Post would go on to be the lone third player to  go completely
through the program. He would graduate a season later as a State
Tournament Champion runner-up.

 

 

SYHA Awards Banquet
KD Station, Sioux City, IA / March 11th
, 1976
Nearly 450 players, parents, coaches and hockey fans filled the Marina Inn ballroom for the annual SYHA Awards Banquet
Mites:      
 Rob Casper; Most Valuable                                                               Kirk Swanson; Sportsmanship     
Squirts:      Don Kisela; Most Valuable        Craig Stoever; Most Improved       Brad Hanson: Sportsmanship       
Pee Wees: Pat Pinney; Most Valuable         Mike Schmith; Most Improved       Dan Holzrichter: Sportsmanship
Bantams:   Mike Bennett; Most Valuable   Chris Cortilet; Most Improved        Louie Havarillia: Sportsmanship
Juniors:      Brain Hartman; Most Valuable  Bob Whiteside; Most Improved     Mike Jones: Sportsmanship         

 


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.

Registration Day for SYHA on September 14, featured an ice cream and cake social under the big tent at in the Northwestern National
Bank parking lot. This gathering also held the annual used equipment sale.

 SYHA would design and approve the Little Joe logo as the official jersey patch for al  travel team jerseys. A donation by the Exchange
Club of Sioux City would cover this expense of purchasing 65 of these jersey patches.

AHAUS Approved facemasks become mandatory equipment for the 76-77 season

SYHA Registration Fee: Tykes, Mites, Squirts, Peewees $15.00  Bantam & high school $20.00 / Auditorium Ice Tine is $27.50 per hour

The SYHA Year-end banquet would feature a unique treat-Buffalo burgers!!! "Hat Trick" the buffalo was purchased and donated by Bob
Bennett and Jim Cuthbert.  IHSHL President and Iowa State Head Coach Al Murdock is the guest Speaker. Awards for most valuable,
sportsmanship and most improved are presented to players in all six age groups.  Jr. Musketeer Brian Hartman is presented the IHSHL's
Leading Scorer Award by league President Al Murdock. Held March 24th at the Marina Inn.

 1976 Rivercade Parade
In the summer of 76 SYHA would participate in their first Rivercade Parade entering both a Float and running a booth selling hot
buttered corn-on-the-cob.


Left: 1976 Rivercade SYHA and AYH (Adults for Youth Hockey) Floats. Center: Bantam Kraig Lohry holds on to the Bantam
Championship trophy.  Right: Hockey moms and dads get ready to build the float with some liquid starting fluid!!!

 

Squirts House League Musketeers intermission
February 27th  
 
Squirts House league. Chesterman Company faces-off against Laurence's Foods during the intermission of the Musketeer game

Mites House League Practice
 
Left: House League Teams Hagen Company (yellow) and General Business Equipment (orange) practice in their half if the ice.
Right: Coach Chuck Schmith helps out during a Mites practice

 
Left:
Tykes coach A.J. James herds cats during this Tykes practice session. Right: Coach Mike Sexton runs the Mites practice

Peewees
 

Peewees Brad Hanson and Craig Stoever talk shop with two Waterloo players. Back then...players often stayed with local families
or "Billet Families instead of hotels.

  
Left: Coach Wayne Blanche take the Peewees through Practice. I know that red "89" jersey!!! Right: Practice at the Audi

  
Left: Peewees Rich McLaughlin, Brad Hanson and Craig Stoever at practice. Right: The view from row 5!!!

Peewees vs. Waterloo
Played at McElroy Auditorium / Waterloo, IA

 
   
 

Peewees vs. Sioux Falls
County / State Fair Grounds / December 18th, 1976
 
Left: Games played at the County/State Fair Grounds in Sioux Falls, SD.   Right: Coaches Wayne Blanche & Dave Adam and
players Billy Emerick, Andy Davis and Jeff Kentner utilize every inch of space in the very small "locker rooms".
 
Left: Brad Hanson, Bryan McClain, Craig Thompson and Andy Davis see that space is tight in Sioux Falls.  Right: The first win of the
season takes some of the C-C-C-Cold away!!!

 

Bantams vs. Omaha
 

Left: Coaches Jerry Klein, Bob Bennett, Alex Shibicky and Steve Bridenbaugh   Right: Coach Steve Bridenbaugh

  



Bantams vs. Kansas City
 
    

 

2nd Annual SYHA Year End Tournament
March 19th & 20, 1977
The regular house league season saw all five age groups (Tykes, Mites, Squirts, Peewees & Bantams) play over 150 house league games,
all at the Auditorium. The Jr. Musketeers would also a pair of post season games against a team from Huron, South Dakota.

This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Mites; General Business, Tykes; Dennie's Standard, Squirts; Chesterman Company, PeeWees; Electric Engineering
Bantams; Molstad Distribution

3-Molstad Distribution vs. Electric Engineering-2                                      Doug Kissella                        
      
   Bantams Championship Game                                                                             Casa Del Ray                   

 
Left: Molstad Distributing Winger Troy Lanagan heads down ice as they take on Walensky's Lumber in the Championship Game.
Molstad defeats Jack Pinney Wrecking 5-2 with Clayton Wiffen scoring all five goals in the qualifying game and is selected the
tournament's Most Valuable Player. Walensky Lumber defeats Sportsmans 6-4 with Scott Emerick scoring four of the six goals
to get to this championship game. That's Musketeer player Billy Fedorick (1976-77) officiating.

Right: Doug Kissella of Casa Del Ray shows that come play-off time, hockey players are tough no matter what age!!!
Casa Del Ray would go on to blank National Roofing four nothing but fall to General Business Equipment in Sunday's
championship game 5-2.

Jr. Musketeers vs. Huron South Dakota
The Jr. Musketeers will play a pair post season games against Huron, South Dakota, one of the top high school programs in the state.

?-Jr. Musketeers vs. Huron South Dakota-?            ?-Jr. Musketeers vs. Huron South Dakota-?
Saturday 19th, 1977                                                                       Sunday 12th, 1977

 

4-Peoples Furniture vs. Thompson Electric-2
Consolation Game
 
PeeWee Consolation Game; People's Furniture wearing their blue jerseys and Thompson Electric wearing the white jerseys.
Billy Emerick and Barry Jensen both grabbed a pair a of apples each for the Peoples Furniture win.
Eddie Kieler would record both goals for Thompson Electric

Craig Stoever

People Furniture forward Craig Stoever puts on a smile as he shows off his post season injury. Come play-offs very little can
keep a hockey player down and as with this injury, it only hurts before and after the games.

Electric Engineering                                                            General Business
  PeeWee Champions                                                                                    Mites Champions
 
Left: Electric Engineering wins the PeeWee championship with wins over Thompson Electric and Adam Paint in the Championship.
Captain D.J. Mann scores all six goals and is selected as the Tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Pictured here in the back row are goaltender Kirk Taylor, Coach Curt Stoever and Jeff Kentner. In the front are Marc Nearman,
Rich McLaughlin, D.J. Mann, Paul Miller, Bill Jones and Brad Hanson

Right: General Business brings home the Mites championship trophy with wins over  Hagen & Company and Casa Del Ray.
Spence VanRooyan can't miss this weekend; he scores five goals in the 6-0 win over Hagen Company and two more in the 5-2
championship victory over Casa Del Ray. Spence is selected as the tournament's Most Valuable player.


SYHA Awards Banquet

Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 24th, 1977
Over 500 players, coaches, parents and friends gathered for the annual banquet. IHSHL President and Iowa State Head Coach Al Murdock
was the guest speaker. He talked about the development of the new programs both  as groups and individual players. He also had a major emphasis
 on the completion of the first IHSHL season. He would also present  Jr. Musketeer Brian Hartman the IHSHL's Leading Scorer Award.

 The SYHA Year-end banquet would feature a unique treat-Buffalo burgers!!! "Hat Trick" the buffalo was purchased and donated by
hockey dad's Bob Bennett and Jim Cuthbert.

 
Left:
PeeWee Barry Jensen  Shows-off his Sportsmanship Award Right: Squirt Coaches Coach 1 ???, Coach 2 ???, Bob Post and
 Coach 3 ??? stand with award winners. Most Valuable Player;  Rex Hofer, Most Improved Player; Doug McCuddin and Sportsmanship
 Award winner Bryan Swartzel

 
Left: Bantams Coach Alex Shibicky, Kathy Lohry and another Guest Right: Alex Shibicky, Guest 1, Guest 2, Sheri Wiffen

 
Left: Hockey moms Carolyn Stoever and Kathy Richou Right: Bob Bennett displays his SYHA Thanks for a Great Meal Award!!!

 
Left: Alex Shibicky and Steve Bridenbough hand-out Bantam awards. Recipients this season would have been
 Most Valuable Player; Clayton Wiffen,  Most Improved Player Jamie Lempares and Sportsmanship Award Doug Richou

Right: Coach Chuck Schmith and the Mites. Recipients this season would have been Most Valuable Player; Spence Van Rooyan,
 Most Improved Player; Tom Chop and the Sportsmanship Award to Mike Scott

 
Left: High School Coach Pete Inkster talks about the first IHSHL season and the excitement of playing in the championship game.
Award winner tonight would be Kirk Lohry; Most Valuable Player, Most Improved; Tom Lane and the Sportsmanship Award to Dave Wiffen

                                       Mites: Spence Van Rooyan; Most Valuable    Tom Chop; Most Improved              Mike Scott; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Tykes:
Tom O'Brien; Most Valuable                Nick Ridenour; Most Improved      Gregg Eason; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Rex Hofer; Most Valuable                  Bryan Swartzel; Most Improved      Doug McCuddin; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Pat Smith; Most Valuable               Herb Davis; Most Improved            Barry Jensen; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Clayton Wiffen; Most Valuable        Jamie Lempares; Most Improved   Doug Richer; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Juniors:
Kirk Lohry; Most Valuable                 Tom Lane; Most Improved              Dave Wiffen; Sportsmanship Award

                                                                                                                  Dave Wiffen;
Ted Neby Award

 



SYHA is just six season old and by the end of this season has produced; a high school team that has finished three times as runner-up
state champs, an organization placing players in all age groups, a house league program that would boast over 150 games and fielding
travel teams tested with play from teams from Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. This would be SYHA most successful season so far.

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

Letters and service bars are introduced this season for players team jackets.

SYHA Registration Fee: Tykes, Mites, Squirts, Peewees $25.00  Bantam , JV & Varsity $30.00 / Auditorium Ice Time is $27.50 per hour

1977 Rivercade Parade
 

SYHA Pancake Day 
November 26th, 1977 / Sioux City Auditorium
 
All the PeeWee House League Player take the ice for Pancake Day Introductions

Did You know...all Siouxland Your Hockey Players this season carry the title of PEST . Why??? Because of their
Participation, Enthusiasm Sportsmanship and Teamwork in the organization and the sport of hockey.

Sioux City Squirts vs. Windom, MN  Eagles
December 10th. 1977 Sioux City Auditorium
     

Bantams vs. Windom, MN Eagles
December 10th. 1977 Sioux City Auditorium

Wayne Blanch at the helm as the Jr. Musketeers take in the Windom Eagles

 

PeeWees vs. Des Moines
Sioux City Auditorium

    
Left: Brad Hanson carries the puck up ice  Right: Coaches Rick Suggit and Wayne Blanche watch the action

 

 PeeWees vs. Mason City
Sioux City Auditorium / February 25th & 26th, 1978

 

4-PeeWees vs. O.M.A.H.A.-2
Sioux City Auditorium / March 4th, 1978

 
PeeWee Jay Morfitt skates in a March 4th, 1978 game vs O.M.A.H.A.


Left: Ted O'Brien Center: Brad Riggen Right: Ted O'Brien

 
Left: PeeWee Brad Hanson and Right: Doug McCuddin

1977-78 PeeWees
Ames, IA

 
The PeeWees pose for a shot of the Ames Tournament Champions. The celebration continues in the locker room. These games back then,
were played in the Hilton Coliseum, home of  Iowa State Cyclones basketball.

            Brad Hanson                                                 Adam Paint House League Champs
 

Left: Adam Paint's Brad Hanson tries to move the puck up ice away from the pressure from an unidentified Thompson Electric
player. Brad would received the Peewees House League Group's Most Valuable Player Award.
Right: Adam Paint poses for a team shot of the Peewee Year-End Tournament House league Champions. Pictured are Coaches
Bob Eason and Wayne Blanche, back row is Mark Graber, Doug McCuddin, Craig Stoever & front row is Brett Kieler, Ted
O'Brien, Brad Hanson, Doug Richou & Aaron Eason

Iowa State Cyclone Hockey Camp
Ames, IA

Ames Hockey Camp was a very popular camp at the time. It was most often a player's first  pro-longed-away-from-home camp
and ran typically in 6 day sessions. The camp was held at the Hilton Coliseum, home of the Iowa State Cyclones basketball games.

SYHA Players in the front row are; Doug Richou, Craig Stoever, Brad Hanson, Ted O'Brien and Brett Kieler. In the middle are
Jay Morfitt, Chap Cuthbert (polo shirt), Eddie Kieler, Doug Richter, and Todd Savory.


Bantam Games

Any players/numbers look familiar???
Anyone remember who these two teams are, Red Jerseys ??? and the Orange Jerseys???

   
Left: Mark Adam applies pressure to the defenders breakout  Right: Bob Batcheller tries to out race the D.

  
Left: Referee Wayne Blanche gets the game going

Wayne Blanche
SYHA 1972-XX
 
Left: PeeWee Coach Wayne Blanche thinks he can play goal too!!! Right: Wayne makes good on a wager (March 19th, 1978)

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 18th & 16th, 1978 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Third annual year-end tournament held at the Auditorium. A showcase of eighteen Siouxland teams from five different divisions.
Also playing that weekend are the Jr. Musketeers as they take on the high school team from Kansas City.

This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Mites; Casa Del Ray, Tykes; Holtzen Homes, Squirts; National Roofing, PeeWees; Adam Paint,
Bantams; Jack Pinney Wrecking & Grading

 
Standard format SYHA tickets for many seasons. The white ticket was sold as an individual and the yellow one sold as a "Family" ticket.
As per tradition there was a desired amount of tickets each player has to sell...this season it was $20.00

Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life
The Jr. Musketeers would take on a high school team from Kansas City during the Year End Tournament. With eleven goals scored each
day, it is an offensive showcase by both teams for Year End Tournament goers.

5-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-6        6-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-5
Saturday March 18th                                                      Sunday March 19th

 

3-Adam Paint vs. Electric Engineering-2 OT
House League Championship

               Jeff Ahlquist                                                Doug McCuddin      Doug Richou

 
Left: Adam Paint forward Jeff Ahlquist and defensemen Doug McCuddin and Doug Richou all help lead Adam Paint to a tournament
 championship. First defeating Thompson Electric 4-1 and then Electric Engineering in a 3-2 overtime Championship game barn burner. 

Kelly Verdorn
 
Left: PeeWee goaltender Kelly Verdorn put on the pads for Peoples Furniture and Electric Engineering on Saturday, helping
lead Electric Engineering to the championship game on Sunday against Adam Paint. Kelly is selected as the tournament's
 Most Valuable Player

 SYHA Awards Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 27th, 1978
Over 600 players, coaches, parents and friends gathered for the annual banquet. SYHA Past President  & board member Dave Adam
was the Master of Ceremonies. SYHA is only six season old and is very successful so far. This is due to a tremendous group of parents &
volunteers that have worked tirelessly at making SYHA a long-term organization. SYHA introduces the new letter awards for
players; the small three year service and the larger "varsity" sized letter.

                                       Mites: Mark Graber; Most Valuable            Keith Burke; Most Improved        Burke Lake Sportsmanship Award
                                       Tykes:
Mike Scott; Most Valuable               Brian Burke; Most Improved        Mike Sexton Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Rex Hofer; Most Valuable               Mike Adam; Most Improved         Kirk Swanson Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Brad Hanson; Most Valuable      Brian Kearns; Most Improved      Aaron Eason Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Bob Womberg; Most Valuable      Barry Jensen; Most Improved      Dan Holzrichter Sportsmanship Award
                                       Juniors:
Brian Hartman; Most Valuable        Pat Ward; Most Improved            Paul Kambach Sportsmanship Award
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                          Chap Cuthbert
; Ted Neby Award 

Tykes House League Award Winners                      Squirts House League Award Winners
 
Left:
Coaches Chuck Schmith, Greg Sexton, Ken Biggerstaff and A.J. James. Player receiving awards this season are Mike Sexton;
Sportsmanship Award, Spence VanRooyan and Mike Scott; Most Valuable Players and Brian Burke; Most Improved Player.

Right: Coaches Tony Levich, Bob Post and Butch Newman present SYHA players with their awards.  Rex Hofer; Most Valuable
Player, Kirk Swanson; Sportsmanship Award and Mike Adam; Most Improved Player.
 

PeeWee House League Award Winners                 Bantam House League Award Winners
 
  Left: House league coaches Wayne Blanche & Rick Suggitt.   Players receiving awards are  Aaron Eason; Sportsmanship,
Brad Hanson; Most Valuable Player and Brian Kearnes; Most Improver Player

Right: House league and Bantam Travel Coach Steve Bridenbaugh with awards winners; Robert Womburg Most Valuable Player,
Dan Holzrichter; Sportsmanship Award and Barry Jensen; Most Improved Player

 


As part of the Auditorium modernization (Zamboni & Glass) February of '79 brought a new scoreboard to the auditorium. This displayed in
addition to the usual information, penalty times and numbers. This new scoreboard was courtesy of the Chesterman Coca-Cola Bottling
Company

This season closes as SYHA's most successful one yet; with over 250 skaters representing nine cities and towns in the Tri-State area.
The SYHA Year End Tournament is one of the largest youth type tournaments in Sioux City and is one of the only organizations offering
 organized sports for those players under seven years old

1979 Exchange Club Banquet
 
Bruce Burdick Exchange Club President presents a check for $500.00 to SYHA Board Member , Dave Adam, Bob Post & John Saville
Squirts Chris McGowan and Billy Emerick are also pictured

1978-79 SYHA Board Members

Ted Carlson puts on a smile for this photo, but knows his showing in the Big Glasses Contest is not going to be good!!!

Board Members Back: Gentleman 1 ???, Ted Carlson, Steve Bridenbaugh
Maxine Lebowitz, Gentlelady 2 ????, Sara Post

Not Pictured: Bob Bennett, Dave Adam, Ben Hanson, Robert Hartman, Doug Hodgins, Mike O;'Brien, Curt Stoever
& Craig Thompson

 

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 24th & 25th, 1979 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Fourth annual year-end tournament held at the Auditorium. A showcase of eighteen Siouxland teams from five different divisions.
Also playing that weekend are the Jr. Musketeers as they take again take on the high school team from Kansas City.

This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Mites; Casa Del Ray, Tykes; Coca-Cola, Squirts; Lessman Electric, PeeWees; Peoples Furniture
Bantams; Thompson Electric

House League PeeWees
4-Peoples Furniture vs. Molstad Distribution-3 OT
Championship Came
 
Left: People's Furniture Tom Luenhagen and Corky Rooland shoot on goalie Chris Engle. Right: Molstad Distributing Winger
 Troy Levich tries to sneak one past goaltender Kelly Verdoorn. Peoples Furniture would go on to win the game 4-3 in overtime.
 Ted O'Brien would record a Hat Trick for Peoples and Shennan Saltzman would be selected as the tournament's
 Most Valuable Player.


House League Squirts
4-Lessman Electric vs. Warren Electric-2
Championship Came
 
Wayne Blanche, now wearing his referee hat,  drop the puck in the Battle of the Electricians championship game.
 Lessman Electric would defeat Warren Electric 4-2 to win the Squirts division Year End Tournament. Spence VanRooyan
would have a hat trick in this game and be selected the Squirts Most Valuable Player.

Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life
An addition feature during the Year End Tournament is the addition of a post season game in which the Jr. Musketeers play
Kansas City. A re-match from last season that saw the two teams split wins in a pair of offensive displays. However, this season's
games were much different; the Jr. Musketeers' offence was stuck in park and able to find the net just four times all weekend.

3-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-8        1-Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Life-6
Saturday March 24th                                                      Sunday March 25th

SYHA Year End Tournament Tickets
 
As tradition each player is required to sell a certain amount, again this season it is $20.00 worth. White tickets are a single person
and the yellow one a family ticket.

Wayne Blanche   Brad Riggen    Bobby Batcheller
   Bantam Coordinator         Cargo Carriers          Sportsmans           

Left:
Bantams Coach Wayne Blanch watches the Bantams championship game action with Bantams Bob Batcheller
and Brad Riggen. Sportsmans would edge out Cargo Carriers in the Bantams consolation game in overtime on a game-winner
and hat trick goal by Bob Batcheller.

 

SYHA Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 24th, 1979
The Banquet keep growing as over 700 players, coaches and family members packed the Marina Inn ballroom for another SYHA
Awards Banquet. Metros goaltender Scott Smith is selected this season's recipient of the SYHA's top honor, the Ted Neby award.
In addition to individual player awards listed below, exiting board members are recognized as are the new  members starting new
three year terms.

                                       Mites: Rod Green; Most Valuable                   Brian Augustine; Most Improved        Doug Houlahan; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Tykes:
Brandon Stevens; Most Valuable        Shawn Rooney; Most Improved           Kelly Goosman; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Spence VanRooyan; Most Valuable   Mike Swartzel; Most Improved           Gregg Eason; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Doug McCuddin; Most Valuable   Chris Engel; Most Improved                Ted O'Brien; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
D.J. Mann; Most Valuable               Craig Patrick; Most Improved             Barry Jensen; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Juniors:
Damon Lohry; Most Valuable            Clayton Wiffen; Most Improved          Turo Levanen; Sportsmanship Award
                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                   Scott Smith;
Ted Neby Award

 

 

 

House League Tykes

House League Mites
 
Left:
Referee Dave Adam gets the D.A. Davis vs. Coca-Cola game going as center Scott Culbertson and Shane Martin wait for the draw.
Right: More Coca-Cola vs. D.A. Davis house league action.
Coca-Cola:
#1 Burke Lake, #9 Dale Frerichs, #4 Todd Brinkerhoff  D.A. Davis: #4 Jon Davis
 

House League Squirts
 
Left: Referee Paul Kambach and Right Referee Mike Bennett drop the puck in a Warren Electric vs. Crouse Cartage match-up.
Paul Kambach and Mike Bennett were both members of the Jr. Musketeers Class of '80 Team.

Did You Know...Mike Bennett would go on to play two seasons (80-82) for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

House League PeeWee

 

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 22nd & 23rd, 1980 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Fourth annual year-end tournament held at the Auditorium. A showcase of eighteen Siouxland teams from five different divisions.
Also playing that weekend are the Jr. Musketeers as the take on the Omaha suburban high school team

House League Champions
 This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Tykes; Culligan Soft Water, Mites; Casa Del Ray, , Squirts; Crouse Cartage, PeeWees; Budget Floors
Bantams; Cargo Carriers

Metros
After two seasons of exhibition competition for Missouri, its time to see what Nebraska has to offer. The Omaha Suburban team
meets up with the Metros in this Intra-League high school match-up. The teams are similarly talented but its the Metros who come up
short in the first of this two-game series.

3-Sioux City Metros vs. Omaha Suburban-4          ?-Sioux City Metros vs. Omaha Suburban -?
March 22nd                                                                             March 23rd

 

SYHA Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 25th, 1980
Over 600 players, coaches, parents and friends gathered for the annual awards banquet. Nineteen SYHA players were honored from
six age groups. Receiving this season's top honor, the Ted Neby Award, was Metro goaltender Craig Patrick.

                                       Tykes: Brian Augustine; Most Valuable          Mike Kramer ; Most Improved          Matt Kukuk; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Mites:
Dirk Richou; Most Valuable                 Ray Marshall; Most Improved           Shane Martin; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Spence VanRooyan; Most Valuable   Jason Anderson; Most Improved        Phil Fruberg; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Mick Emerick; Most Valuable       Kirk McKnight; Most Improved         Jon Lidstrom; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Brett Kieler ; Most Valuable           Aaron Eason; Most Improved              Bob Kearins; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Juniors:
Paul Kambach; Most Valuable            Billy Emerick; Most Improved           Craig Lohry; Sportsmanship Award

                                                                                                                Craig Patrick
; Ted Neby Award

 


This season would mark the 10th season of Siouxland Youth Hockey.

For the first time, two SYHA teams would venture into Minnesota for tournament play. Both the Peewee and Bantam teams would play in
the "A" brackets. They did not win, but instead were worthy opponents in each of their games. The big news here was that our 10 year old
program was on track with other established & older programs in the State of Hockey.

Siouxland Optimist Club Tri-Star Contest
SYHA and the Siouxland Optimist Club introduce the Tri-Star Award Contest. The skating, shooting and stick handling skills competition.
Divided by age the top three players from each group are selected. The competition takes place at the Auditorium on Tuesday night, January13th.
That following Friday at the Musketeer game, all three finalists from each group will compete to see who has the best skills.

                                                                         First Place         Second Place          Third Place

                                                                  Mites:                 Bert Post                  Jade Pospeshil               Scott Engle
                                                                  Squirts:               Brian Smith                Chris Swanson           Brandon Stevens
                                                                  PeeWees:
          Tim Lowndes        Spence VanRooyan            Todd Greinke
                                                                  Bantams:
            Ted O'Brien                  Mike Adam             Tom Leuenhagen

SYHA presents another Navigator of the Year Award and this time it goes to SYHA President Mike O/Brien who after making a
 wrong turn lead his five car caravan almost all the way back to Mankato from where they had left nearly an hour ago.


SYHA Year End Tournament

March 21st & 22nd, 1981 / Sioux City Auditorium
This is the Sixth Annual Year End Tournament. There are six different division competing for the house league bragging rights.

This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Tykes; Culligan Soft Water, Mites; Prestige Body, Squirts; Warren Electric, PeeWees; Molstad Distribution
Bantams; Cargo Carriers & Rec League; Adam Paint

 

 

SYHA Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 24th, 1981
Players, coaches, parents and fan gather at the Marina Inn for the officials completion of another hockey season. SYHA players are
recognized and honored for this season's accomplishments. Sioux City Metro player Dan Holzrichter is SYHA"s top award recipient
this season in the Ted Neby Award; named after one of the Association's Founding Fathers.

                                       Tykes: Daniel Davies; Most Valuable        Taylor Schramm; Most Improved        Matt Kukuk; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Mites:
Scott Engel; Most Valuable             Jerry Vanderplas; Most Improved       Larry Anderson; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Mark Graber; Most Valuable        John Twitchell; Most Improved           Mike Sexton; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Brad Kieler; Most Valuable       John McManon; Most Improved        Jeff Anderson; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Doug Richou; Most Valuable       Tim Myer; Most Improved                  Bryan Swartzel; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Metros:
Clayton Wiffen; Most Valuable      Jeff Kentner; Most Improved             Mark Adam; Sportsmanship Award

                                                                         Dan Holzrichter
; Ted Neby Award         Dan Reynolds; Pete Inkster Award

 



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.

All games and practices are played in the "Bubble" this season with the exception of the SYHA Year End Tournament is held at
 the Sioux City Auditorium.

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 13th & 14th, 1982 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Seventh annual SYHA Year-end Tournament held at the Auditorium. A showcase of Siouxland teams from six different divisions.
Approximately 250 skaters will participate. This is an increase over last season's total roster.

This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Tykes; Casa del Ray, Mites; Designers, Squirts; FEH Architects, PeeWees; Cargo Carriers
Bantams; Sportsmans & Rec League; Thompson Electric

Mites House League
3-Designers Beauty & Salon  vs. Coca-Cola-2

Semi Final game
 
The Designers take on Coca-Cola in the opening round of the SYHA Year End Tournament. Designers would win this game 3-2 and
advance to the championship game. They would take on Culligan Soft Water and win again 3-2. Matt Lester would be selected as the
tournament's Most Valuable Player. Dropping the puck is SYHA coach Mike O'Brien and taking the face off in white is Jade Pospeshil.

                                                                              Coach Punky Moteberg       Coach Gary Lester
        
                                              Musketeers 1979-81
 
Left: 
Right: Past Musketeer player Punky Moteberg and Gary Least coach the Designers Beauty & Salon house league team to
a tournament championship. Punky would play a pair of seasons for the Musketeers. During his veteran season he was selected as the
 Musketeers Captain and the team's Most Valuable Player. Gary's son Matt would go on to play on the Bantams National Tournament
 team and the Metros first ever IHSHL championship team.

 

SYHA Awards Banquet
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Ne / March 23rd, 1982
Held at the Marina Inn this season's banquet. Dinner is served. Players  from all groups are recognized as are al of the outgoing and
current SYHA Board Members. Brad Hanson is the recipient of the Association's top honor, the Ted Neby Award.
 
Left: PeeWee Head Coach Jimmy Peck presents Goalie Scott Patrick with the group's Most Improved Player Award.
Right: Punky Moteberg one of the Mites Head Coaches and coach of the Designers house league team team gathers with his
players as the get ready to present the team awards.

Jimmy Peck: Played four seasons (74-78) and recorded 249 points in 187 games. In 1977 he was the Musketeer Most Valuable
Player
& USHL's Leading Defensive Scorer. Jim's 282 total points makes him the third highest Musketeer Scorers of all time.
After the Musketeers, Jimmy too would stay in Sioux City and make huge contributions to SYHA and High School teams. In 1994 and
2003 he would lead the Metros to a pair State/League Championships.
In 1989 Jimmy would be voted into the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Scott Patrick: Would go on to play four seasons for the Metros. His last two seasons were the very beginnings of a Metro's IHSHL
Dynasty that was forming, one that would last over ten seasons. Scott was a 4-time  IHSHL All-State Team selection and a 2-time All-Star
Game
participant. He would play two seasons for the Chicago Showcase Mid-west team.

 

                                       Tykes: Taylor Schramm; Most Valuable               Matt Ard; Most Improved                 Cory Dickson; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Mites: Dawn Keller;
Most Valuable
                                                   Chris Sorum
; Most Valuable                      Mike Hofmeyer; Most Improved       Brian Augustine; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Squirts:
Ross VanRooyan; Most Valuable            Tony Heer; Most Improved               Shane Martin; Sportsmanship Award
                                       PeeWees:
Brian Burke; Most Valuable                Scott Patrick; Most Improved           Chris Swanson; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Troy Levich; Most Valuable                  Benny Johnson; Most Improved        Shane Rol; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Juniors:
Craig Patrick; Most Valuable                  Doug Richou; Most Improved            Brian Swartzel; Sportsmanship Award
                                                                                       
                                                                                 Brad Hanson
; Ted Neby Award         Jeff Kentner; Pete Inkster Award 

 

 

 



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 a "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.

The Peewee and Bantam age groups become the newest members of the Midwest Hockey League (MWL)

 

1982 Rivercade Parade
 
SYHA Players march in the 82 Rivercade Parade.

 

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 12th & 13th, 1983 / Carlson Convention Center
This seasons tournament is held at the Carlson Event Center in a change from the traditional location.  It features five age divisions
competing in the house league championships. The Metros also play a post-season game against Omaha. 
This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.

House League Champions
Tykes
; Coca-Cola, Mites; Molstad Distribution, Squirts; Prestige Auto Repair, PeeWees; Associate Brokers
Bantams; Derocher Heating & Air 

Sioux City Metros
The Sioux City Metros will play a post season exhibition game during this season SYHA Year End Tournament. This would be a rare
out of state meeting for the Metros.  However, after a seventh place regular season finish and a sixth place spot in the IHSHL tournament
there was more heartbreak on the way for the Metros as the Cornhusker state's only high school hockey team dominated the Metros 12-3

 

SYHA Awards Banquet
March 28th, 1983 / Marina Inn South Sioux City, NE
As the SYHA program grows so does the awards banquet's popularity. This season over 600 players, parents and hockey
 supporters gathered at their traditional meeting place to honor this season's hockey award winners. Chap Cuthbert would win
SYHA's top honor, the Ted Neby Award. Chap becomes the first and only player to date to win the coveted award two times.

Also recognized are both the outgoing and incoming board members.

                                         Tykes: Adam DeLaughter; Most Valuable      Justin Engle; Most Improved           Ben Hruska: Sportsmanship Award
                                         Mites:
Jesse Monell; Most Valuable               Dana Menafee; Most Improved      Steve Kramer; Sportsmanship Award
                                         Squirts: Shane Keith
; Most Valuable               Chad Hine; Most Improved              Jeff Brogan; Sportsmanship Award
                                         PeeWees:
 Kelly Goosman; Most Valuable     Mark Merrill; Most Improved         Mark Graber; Sportsmanship Award
                                         Bantams:
Brad Kieler; Most Valuable             Scott Patrick; Most Improved          Mike Swartzel; Sportsmanship Award
                                         JV:
Scott Smith; Most Valuable                        John Sorenson; Most Improved       Matt Anderson; Sportsmanship Award
                                         Metros:  Bob Batcheller; Most Valuable         Gene Logsdon; Most Improved        Ted O/Brien; Sportsmanship Award
                                                                            
                                                                              Chap Cuthbert
; Ted Neby Award            Don Kisela; Pete Inkster Award

 

 



SYHA enters it's Twelfth season.

Registration is held at the Marina Inn ice rink in South Sioux City, NE. on Sunday, October 15th. Registration is 3:00 pm-6:00 pm and
 there is open ice for all who wish to skate. Last season saw a drop in enrolment due to the Vets Bridge closing and the collapse of the
Bubble. However, this season is back on track as both the Bridge is re-opened and the ice already in use by the Musketeers.

Registration Fees: Tykes -Peewees: $60.00 Bantams & High School $70.00

Sioux City Places it's first two teams (Bantams & Peewees) into the Midwest Hockey League. Sioux City will also host the MWL
Year-End Peewee A & B  Tournaments for the first time.



Mark Adam
Jr. Musketeers/Metros 78-81
(Metros Class of '82) cleans the ice at the Carlson Event Center.

 Mark was one of the original SYHA players and played  four seasons (77-81) as a Jr. Musketeer/Metro. He was a tremendous athlete
and a huge impact player. He valiantly served as the team leader every season he played. He always had his team-mates back and had to
do so on several occasions.
After graduation, he stayed in Sioux City where he ran the Bubble (later the Carlson Event Center) and also joined the SYHA coaching
 program.  In 1986, the high school team came calling and Mark took a spot as the team's Assistant Coach. His first season saw the team
finish third in the State Tournament but improve the following season with a second place finish. These two seasons were also the very
beginnings of a Metro's IHSHL Dynasty that was forming, one that would last over twelve seasons.

 

 


Top: Matt Lester, Jade Pospeshil and Chris Lofswold
Kneeling: Jeret Pospeshil and Corey Lofswold

Squirts

Chris Lofswold, Brian Augustine, Jade Pospeshil, Matt "The Hat" Lester and Mark Sexton

 

 

                Dan Martin                                            Wayne Blanche           Dan Martin   

 

Joe Pinard                                                                    Wayne Blanche
 

Matt Lester        Jade Pospeshil                      Chris Sorum   Jade Pospeshil   Brian Augustine
Metros 1987-90           Metros 1988-92                             Metros 1988-91     Metros 1988-92         Metros 1988-91 
Left: Your looking at two future IHSHL State Champions; Matt and Jade would win the Championship in1991 and Jade would would
 it again the following season with back ot back tournament championships. 

1983-84 SYHA/Optimist Club Hockey Skills Competition Winners
Left to Right: Mites Mike Kramer, Terry Reeves, Corey Dixon,  Squirts: Brian Augustine, Chris Sorum, Jade Pospeshil
PeeWees: Chad Sheehan, Shane Martin, Curt Argo

 

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 25th & 26th, 1984 / Carlson Convention Center
This is the ninth annual year end tournament for the Siouxland Youth Hockey Association. Around 200 skaters will participate
in the tournament. For the first time is is held away from the traditional location, the Auditorium and instead
 hosted at the Carlson Event Center.

House League Champions

 
This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Tykes; Walinski Lumber, Mites; Molstad Distribution,  Squirts; Sportsmans, PeeWees; Thompson Electric
Bantams; Swanson Electric

Sioux City Metros
The SYHA tournament would also see the Metros take on the Ames Lil' Cyclones in a regular season IHSHL game.

?-Metros vs. Ames Lil' Cyclones-?  
Saturday March 25th

 

SYHA Banquet
West High School /  March 13th, 1984
This season's year end banquet is held at Sioux City West High School on Tuesday night, March 13th. It is the first season format change
to an "Auditorium" style event. There is no dinner served.

                                       Squirts: Chris Sorum; Most Valuable                Kelly Connors; Most Improved         Lance Saplingfeild; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Pee Wees:
Burke Lake; Most Valuable            Matt Zubrod; Most Improved           Tracy Brunkin; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Bantams:
Mike Swartzel ; Most Valuable          Jeff Goergen; Most Improved         Chad McCormick; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Metros JV:
Tom Leuenhagen; Most Valuable   Kirk McKnight; Most Improved     Brad Tullis; Sportsmanship Award
                                       Metros: Ted O'Brien; Most Valuable                 Shane Rol; Most Improved              Mark Laurent; Sportsmanship Award
                                                                          Chris Engel; Ted Neby Award             Bryan Swartzel; Pete Inkster Award

 

 

 

Registration Fees are as follows: Tykes -Peewees: $80.00 and Bantams - High School : $90.00 / $50.00 Building Assessment Fee.

Did You Know...SYHA PeeWee Goaltender Jesse Basarich appeared in The Hockey News as the Jofa Player of the Month

SYHA Banquet
West High School /  March 13th, 1984
This season will be the tenth annual Awards Banquet and it final one as well. It is an Auditorium style event for the second year in a row.
Need location and date. Need Play Awards Info.

      Squirts: Chris Sorum; Most Valuable                Kelly Connors; Most Improved         Lance Saplingfeild; Sportsmanship Award
Pee Wees:
Burke Lake; Most Valuable            Matt Zubrod; Most Improved           Tracy Brunkin; Sportsmanship Award
     Bantams:
Mike Swartzel ; Most Valuable          Jeff Goergen; Most Improved         Chad McCormick; Sportsmanship Award
Metros JV:
Tom Leuenhagen; Most Valuable   Kirk McKnight; Most Improved     Brad Tullis; Sportsmanship Award        
Metros: Ted O'Brien; Most Valuable                 Shane Rol; Most Improved              Mark Laurent; Sportsmanship Award
                                                                         
       Chris Engel
; Ted Neby Award             Bryan Swartzel; Pete Inkster Award

 

 

 


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.

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 24th & 25th, 1979 / Sioux City Auditorium
The Fourth annual year-end tournament held at the Auditorium. A showcase of eighteen Siouxland teams from five different divisions.
Also playing that weekend are the Jr. Musketeers as they take again take on the high school team from Kansas City.

House League Champions

 This two-day tournament produced winners from each age division.
Tykes; Culligan Soft Water, Mites; Casa Del Ray, , Squirts; Crouse Cartage, PeeWees; Budget Floors
Bantams; Cargo Carriers

Clint Stiles
Metros 1995-98

First year skater Clint Stiles give the net the ol' college try playing for Sportsmans at the Tykes level. Thirteen seasons later this goalie
turned player would help lead the Metros to a IHSHL State Championship 

 

SYHA Awards Banquet
March 22nd & 23 / Sioux City Auditorium
The annual Awards Banquet has a major format change this season; the elimination of the traditional meeting.  After
weighing the pros and cons of the awards ceremony it is decided that instead of the banquet all awards will be presented to players
after the completion of the annual Year-End Tournament. It is also decided that the age group individual awards will be terminated.
As the program has grown, singling out these individual players have been increasingly difficult combines with the opinion that
all SYHA players are valuable, have improved and display good sportsmanship.
 

Five SYHA Bantam players; Tracy Brunken, Shane Keith, Bert Post, Chad Markham and Dale Frerichsare invited to try-out for  the
AHAUS Bantam Select team.  Try-outs were held in Big Rapids, MI and was limited to only 100 invitations.

 

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

 

 

 
Left: House League Game.  Bobs Boot Shack vs another House league team. Mark Post is the Referee.  Right: Coach Mike Stiles.
With Clint Stiles. ID two players in picture

 

Due to low player numbers, The Peewee and Bantam teams will be combined. All players will play in the Bantam division with the exception of
 freshmen aged players will have the option to play on the high school team.

 

 

 

 


Long time coach, supporter, board member and Midwest League Representative Bob Post, relocates to Sioux Falls, SD where he plays a huge
part in the development of the Sioux Falls youth hockey and high school programs.

Low SYHA player participation at the older ages, forces an elimination of the Bantam program. All Bantams become high school players
on either the Varsity or JV teams.

SYHA experienced a record low number of skaters this season; only 175 players registered to play hockey.

Bantams A team plays Tournament in Seattle, WA. Detail to follow

Registration Fees: new Skaters $40.00 (+20.00 AHAUS) Other Skaters $140.00 (+ 20.00 AHAUS) / Auditorium Ice Time $75.00 per hour

Assistant Coach Bob Batcheller & Head Coach Bob Post
Sioux City Ice Hawks (Squirt Travel)

SYHA Year End Tournament
March 18th & 19th, 1979 / Sioux City Auditorium
 

4-Bob's Boot Shack vs. Noon Lions Club-3
Semi-Finals / Saturday
Trent Mozak                                                              Brent Sanders         
Metros 1995-98                                                                               Metros 1996-99           
 
Left: Trent Mozak gets some pursuit pressure from Dane Delaney in this opening day of the SYHA Year End Tournament.
Right:
Brent Sanders lines up on the wing hoping Trent can win the draw. Trent and Brant would both score goals as well
as Kasey Vergith grabbing two red-lighters as Bob's defeats the Lions Club.

Did You Know...
this years group of Mites  featured nine young players who would go on to play three or more seasons for the
Metros. Tim Johnson, Jeff Kempter, Brent Sanders, Trent Mozak, Kyle Worner, Willie Persinger, Matt LeGree,
Matt Tonjum
and Greg Gill would also win back-to-back State/League Championships in 1998 and 1999.

   Greg Gill                                                     Trent Mozak           Brent Sanders
Metros 1996-99                                                           Metros 1996-99              Metros 1996-99
 
All three players, Greg Gill, Trent Mozak and Brent Sanders, will go on to play three seasons for the Metros. During their sophomore
seasons the Metros would grab a third place finish at the State/League tournament after  a two season absence. Their Junior and Senior
season would mark the return of  Sioux City's dominance of the then Iowa High School Hockey League winning back-to-back
Tournament Championships. Trent Mozak would go on to play four seasons in the USHL playing for his hometown Musketeers.

   Kasey Vergith                                                  Bobby Bates       Brent Sanders
                                                                                                                                 Metros 1996-99
  

Left: Kasey Vergith would find the net twice in the opening round game of the Year End Tournament as Bob's would defeat the
Noon Lions Club 4-3. He would remain on a hot streak the next day scoring three goals in the 6-3 championship win over
Grehill Academy. Future Metro player and also a back-to-back State/League Champion, Kyle Worner would score a goal for Grehill.
He would go on to play a pair of season in the North American League and then two more playing in the USHL for the Tri-City Storm.

              Bobby Bates                                          Bobby Bates           Brent Honsbruch
 
Left: Bobby Bates would grab wins between the pipes in both game this weekend. Right: Defenseman Brent Honsbruch helps Bobby
protect the net.

               Mike Foreman                                             Nick Welch           Tom McInnis
 
Left: Mike Foreman Right: Nick Welch would light the lamp twice and Dane Delaney once but wasn't enough as the Nooners
fell a goal short in the opening round.  Tom McInnis would record an assist in Sunday's Championship game.

 

1989 SYHA Year End Tournament
Mites / March 19th
6-Bob's Boot Shack vs. Grehill Acadamey-4
Championship Game
 
Bob's Boot Shack defeats Grehill Academy 6-4. Kasey Vergith scores a hatrick and Trent Mozak and Brent Sanders each add a
pair of assists. Grehill Academy forwards, and future Metro players, Golden Hughes and Kyle Worner score goals and Willie
Persinger adds an assist.

1989 Mite House League Champions
Bob's Boot Shack
 
Left to Right: Mark Beherns, Brent Sanders, Tom McInnis, Kasey Vergith, Bobby Bates, Brent Honsbruch, Trent Mozak,
Brandon O'Neil, Mike Foreman and Nate Christensen. Head Coach Craig Stoever and Assistant Coach Roger Honsbruch

Head Coach Craig Stoever
Metros 1980-83
  
Head Coach Craig Stoever talks with Trent Mozak on the left and Kasey Vergith about their house league championship.
 

 

1989 AHAUS Tier II National Tournament
Lynnwood, Washington
SYHA's  first "National Tournament" team qualifies for the AHAUS tournament in Washington at the Bantam level. This is a 10-team
 tournament and features teams from all over the United States. Sioux City qualifies by winning the divisional Tri-State League Championship
held in Des Moines and then the Central Regional championship held in St. Louis, MO. There they defeat Kirkwood, Missouri 3-2
and the Chicago Northwest Chargers 6-5 to advance to the National Tournament.
 

The Road To Washington
Sioux City Journal

Members of the Siouxland Youth Hockey Bantams run along the Floyd River dyke to stay in shape for their upcoming competition
 at the AHAUS Teir II National Tournament held in Lynwood, Washington. The Bantams has so far won league, district and
regional tournaments in route to this National Championship Tournament.

3-SC Bantams vs. Billerica, Mass-0
Thursday, March 30th 1989
Dan Davies gets a pair of goals & an assists and T.J Reinsch the other red-lighter in this tournament opening three-zip blanking.
Jesse Basarich stopped all fourteen shots on goal.

  4-SC Bantams vs. Seattle Sno-Kings-1
Friday, March 31st 1989
Chris Sorum collects a hatrick, Matt Lester records a goal and Jesse Basarich stopped twenty-one shots in this second of
four pool play games.

 6-SC Bantams vs. St. Albans, Vermont-7
Friday, March 31st 1989
T.J. Reinsch records a hat trick, Jesse Monell, Ryan Miller and Matt Lester all register goals for Sioux City. However, a St.
Albans nicks the Bantams with a break-away goals with just three seconds remaining in the game.

3-SC Bantams vs. Dayton, Ohio-2
Saturday, April 1st 1989
T.J. Reinsch, Jason Osbahr and Ryan Miller score goals and Jesse Basarich turns aside twenty-four Dayton attempts in
this victory that move the Bantams with-in reach of a national championship.

Semi-Finals
 3-SC Bantams vs. Warren, Michigan-9
Saturday, April 2nd 1989
The team from just north of Detroit and 161,000 population is just to much for the Sioux City Bantams. Guy Wayman,
 Jesse Monell and Chris Sorum score the three goals for Sioux City. However, the eventual Tournament National Champions
 hang nine goals on the Bantams and end their bid for a national championship.

3rd Place AHAUS National Championship Tournament
Sioux City Journal

The Bantams return home after competing in the AHAUS National Tournament held in Lynwood, Washington. The Sioux City
team earned a third place showing playing among the Nation's best bantam aged teams.

 


Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.

Lessman Electric House League

Tyler Postello, Tim Johnson, Robbie Lessard, Matt LeGree, Player F1???, Chad Blanche, Player F2 ???
 

Meeting the Great One
February 15th, 1990
   
Every kid's dream to get a chance to meet the Great One, and the best spot for that chance was the Thunderbird Motel. This is where all the
teams stayed when in Minneapolis to play the North Stars. Mite Robbie Lessard got his chance to meet Wayne as the Kings were in town for a
Thursday nigh game (February 15th)  This would not be Robbie's last meeting with Wayne and the following summer he would be selected to the
Coca-Cola Future Stars Program where he would meet and learn from some of the game's start players of the day.

 


Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.

Coca-Cola Future Stars Program
Great Western Forum / Inglewood, Ca / March 2nd, 1991
   
In February of 1991, Robbie Lessard was selected as one of the Coca-Cola Future Stars camp participants. There he got a chance to
watch the Kings pre-game skate as well as an afternoon on-ice session with Wayne Gretzky and several other of the Kings players.
That evening they watched the Kings take on the Winnipeg Jets.

Squirt A Ice Hawks
Head Coach Walt Johnson  Metros 1980-82 / 1996-2000

1998 State Champions, 1999 State Champions, 2000 State Championship Runner-up
 
Left:  Brent Suing and Kyle Christiansen listen to Coach Walk Johnson's pregame speech. Brent would go on to play four
 seasons for the Metros and during his last two-he would help the Metros to Back-to-back State Championship Victories.
Right: Walt hands out some atta-boys to Jason Augustine, Clint Stiles and and Damon Keith. Walt would lead these
same players to State Championships in 1998 and 1999.

 


Sioux City and SYHA host the USA Hockey Central District Tournament. March 20th-22nd, 1992 at the Sioux City Auditorium.

 


SYHA hosts the Pete Inkster Memorial Tournament, Peewee B and Squirts A, the Midwest League Squirt A second round tournament and the
Peewee A & Peewee B finals tournament. Sioux City will also host the IHSHL Junior Varsity State Tournament.

1993 Midwest League Champions
St Joseph, MO / February 27-28

Members of the 92-93 Squirt A Team celebrate their win in the Midwest League Championships. They would complete the perfect season going
undefeated the entire season. This win would give them an chance to compete on national level as they were now headed to Sarnia, Canada for the
Silver Stick National Tournament. They would finish in fourth place among some of the best teams from North America and Canada.

 

Wendy's vs. Lessman Electric
Sioux City Auditorium

Bubba Lafrenz                                                                   Cory Mozak
 

 

 

  Dan Middleton    Bubba Lafrenz                              Anthony Krueger      Chris Krueger         

 

Sioux City Officials
 Bob Batcheller                                                                  Trent Mozak
Metros 1979-83 / USHL Official 1990-2011                                      Metros 1995-98 / Musketeers 1998-2001
 

 

Four Seasons vs. Great Plains
Sioux City Auditorium
Erin Dohrmann
 

 

 

Beau Erickson
SYHA 1991-02 / Metros 2002-04

Goaltender Beau Erickson is show here during his second season playing youth hockey. He would eventually play ten seasons as a youth
player then three more for the Metros. In 2003 the junior goaltender would lead the Metros to their sixth State/League Championship.

 

 

 


With Bantam aged players numbers now increasing, it was possible to field a Bantam team.  This would now allowed
 Bantam aged players to separate from the high school team and offer better opportunities and development at this level

 

Robbie Lessard
Metros 1996-2000


Greg Gill             Robbie Lessard
Metros1996-99              Metros 1996-000 
   
 
These two Squirts will go on to be back-to-back IHSHL Champions in 1998 and 1999.
 



The new season saw a SYHA establish an association record with 350 registered participants. That is double the players than
during the 88-89 season when SYHA experience a record low of only 175 skaters.

Sioux City has a great year for Tournament selections. They would be selected to host four Midwest League tournaments. the Bantam B and
Squirt A seeding rounds and the Peewee A and Bantam A Championships.

SYHA parents and supporters Mike McClennan (Fire Fighters Local #7) and Pat Scollard (Siouxland Health Service Local #153) donate the
Emergency Medical Service as required by the Midwest Hockey League.

Registration Fees: $40.00 First Year skaters / $125.00 per skater

Did You Know...that during the summer of 1995 after being selected from a Detroit Lakes Hockey Camp, Robbie Lessard played five games
 in the International Hockey Schools US/Norway Hockey Challenge. Players spent ten days in Norway playing in Oslo, Lillehammer and Honofus
rinks. Players were billeted with Norwegian families for the entire ten days.

 

94-95 PeeWee A
Coaches Jeff Gray & Doc Dohrmann and  Team M1anager Kirk Kempter

Members of the Peewee A travel team celebrate another tournament win.

 
This season marks the 25th season of SYHA/Metro Hockey in Sioux City

Faced with large enrolment numbers in the Peewee, Bantam and High School groups, SYHA stopped taking on new players in these age groups.
New skaters at the Tykes, Mites and Squirt levels were not effected.

Registration Fees: $50.00 First Year skaters / $135.00 per skater

Squirt A
Blue Mound, MN
Coach: Shane Keith Metros Class of '90 / Musketeers 1990-91

The Squirt A team poses with its newest piece of hardware, a tournament win in Blue Mound, MN. Members of the team are Members of the
Team are goalie Beau Erickson, Cody Muir, Nick Socknat, Chris Luette, Jon Soole, Clayton Gripp, Chase Kinchen, Dusty Jackson,
 Rick Charteir, Tyler Erickson, Kyle Jacobson, Alex Lukehart, Aaron Limoges, Ben Baczwaski, Ryan McClennen and Coach Shane Keith.

Did you know...that every player in this photo above who played to their senior year, either won a IHSHL State Championship,
played/officiated Junior A or Division 1 hockey or a combination of those.

 

Alex Lukehart
Metros 2001-04

Shown here as a first year Squirt, Alex Lukehart will eventually go on to win a IHSHL State Championship in 2003 and collect several
 High Scoring, All-Star and Academic honors along the way.

 

Squirt A
Coach:  Jim Fish Musketeers 1990-92  & Shane Keith Metros Class of '90 / Musketeers 1990-91

ID Player 1, ID Player 2, Alex Lukehart, ID Player3, Chase Kinchen and Coach Jim Fish

 

 


SYHA would start off the season in their own building. The 2.5 million dollar IBP Ice Center opened for youth and high school practices.
The new facility featured a NHL sized playing surface, four locker-rooms, coaches & referee rooms, pro shop and a concession and
large lobby area. The new building allowed SYHA to again begin to promote the program. For a number of years no new players were
allowed to join due to the limited practice and game times.

Siouxland Youth hockey and Metros officially adopt the standard uniform policy. It consists of a white helmet, black breezers & gloves
and matching socks and jerseys selected by the SYHA Board.

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.

Did You Know...Chautauqua Park and the doentown Cloverleaf Cold Storage site were the first proposed locations for the Ice Center

Ricky Chartier 1997-98 Peewee B
Midwest League Champions
 
Left: Ricky Charteir poses with the newest Peewee B hardware. Right: A salute to the hometown fans!!!

Sammy Schweigert   Ricky Charteir   Bobby Murphy
Metros 2000-03         Metros 2000-03       Metros 2000-03

PeeWee B Team Captains; Sammy Schweigert, Ricky Charteir and  Bobby Murphy pose with some of their hardware from their Midwest League
championship season

1997-98 Peewee B

Former Metros Pat Pinney & Steve Stokes and the Peewee B team get ready to board the Iron Lung for another weekend on the road
 

Did You Know...in just five short years most of these guys would be IHSHL State Champions!!!

 

 

Sioux City Hosts the IHSHL Junior Varsity (JV) State Tournament.

1998-99 Three Mozak-teers
Cory                  Trent                Brant
Metros 1999-01      Metros 1995-99      Metros 1997-99

Cory Mozak, the youngest of the Mozak brothers would play a pair of seasons (99-01) for the Metros. After his sophomore season
 he would move to Colorado where he would finish his high school hockey playing for the Denver Miners AAA hockey team.
 After that it was on to The NA for three seasons in Great Falls, Fargo and Helena where he would record 44 goals and 75 assists. He would
also play two season at the University of Wisconsin at Stout before returning to Sioux City where he became involved in SYHA.

Trent Mozak, the oldest of the brothers would play four seasons for the Metros and collect back to back IHSHL State Championships.
During both his junior and senior seasons he would split his time between the Metros and the Musketeers (USHL) logging 17 and 40 USHL
 games in addition to his high school schedule. After two additional seasons with the Musketeers where he posted 15 goals and 27 assists,
 but his trips to the box were the best.   H would record a total of  333 penalty minutes over those four seasons.

Brant Mozak would also play an abbreviated season with the Metros but during that time be a part of the Metros Back to back Stare
Championship run. His junior and senior seasons were spent in Colorado also playing for the Denver Miners AAA hockey team. He would
later return to Sioux City where he became active in the SYHA program and would eventually coach the Metros from 2009-2014

 

Peewee A
Quad Cities, IA
 
Jr. Musketeers Brett Swanson, Alex Lukehart, Kyle Jacobson, Mike Pinney, Dusty Jackson, Chris Deck relax while checking out the
Modern Woodman Baseball Park in Quad Cities.

 

 

PeeWees vs. Kansas City Blades
Midwest League Finals / February 19th & 20th, 2000 / Sioux City Auditorium
     
 

Squirts vs. Des Moines Jr. Buccaneers
IBP Ice Center

 
Please help ID any of the players in these photos.                                Please help ID any of the players in these photos.
 

Jacob Wilde
Metros 2005-08

 

 

Squirts House League
 
Left: Aspiring Official Beau Erickson drops the puck during a squirts house league tilt. Right: Squirt players Javi Jackson,
Nick Cownie,
ID This Player #5 & Id This player far right wait for their turn to take the ice.

Did You Know...That's future Metro goaltender Beau Erickson officiating this game. He would go on to play goal for the Metros for
 three seasons, leading the Metros to the 2003 IHSHL Championship his junior year. Beau would go on to play eight seasons in the
USHL, NCAA, ECHL and AHL.

 

Jr. Musketeers (Mite A) vs. Omaha Gladiators
February 3rd, 2001 / IBP Ice Center
 
Left: Goaltender Lee Noel makes a harrowing save while Adam Bornholtz, Andrew Bauer & ID This Player get ready for the draw.
Right: Jr. Musketeer players, Andrew Bauer,
Player 16 and Adam Bornholtz  should have any centering pass well covered.

 
Left: Player 8 and Player 17 look to work the puck closer to the Gladiators net. Right: Eric McGlauflin sees the biscuit on the
porch just waiting for an easy tap home.

Benny Holzrichter
Metros 2007-10

 
Ben Holzrichter would log 14 seasons as a SYHA player including three playing for the Metros. In 2010, his senior year, he would
receive SYHA's highest honor, the Ted Neby Award.

Lee Noel
Metros 2006-10
 
Lee Noel is shown here defending the net against the Omaha Gladiators. Lee would call this place in the paint home for 15 seasons
 including four seasons for the Metros. He would go on to play three seasons of Division II Club hockey for the Creighton Bluejays.

 

Jr. Musketeers (Mite B) vs. Sioux Falls Flyers
IBP Ice Center
 
    Left: Chase Rasmussen and goalie Ethan Flynn                           Right: Kenny Webster, ID Player in center, ID Player on right. 
 

Did You Know...That's future Metro goaltender Eric Hoffmeyer officiating this game. He would go on to play goal for the Metros for
 three seasons and be apart of the 2003 State Championship team his sophomore year.

 
Goaltender Ethan Flynn get ready for the draw in his defensive zone, the puck is dropped and he steers the impending shot into the corner.

 
Sioux City forwards wait for their shot to light the lamp in this game vs. the Sioux Falls Flyers.

 

PeeWees
IBP Ice Center
Adam Suing                                                                     Tyler Hanson

Metros 2002-06                                                                                      Metros 2002-06
 
Defenseman Tyler Hansen moves in to help-out goaltender Adam Suing. Both of these players would finish their youth careers with
the Metros. Tyler and Adam would play for the Metros four seasons (02-06) and be a part of the Metros 2003 IHSHL Championship team.

 

2000-01 Midwest League Peewee Champions
Head Coach: Dave LeGree SC Musketeers 1977-80, Musketeers HOF '90
Asst. Coach: Mike Bennett
Metros Class of '80 /SC Musketeers 80-81

            Kevin Lohry                                                       Kyle Bennett        Marshall Tuttle
             Metros 2002-05                                                                     Metros 2002-05             Metros 2003-07
 
Left: Kevin Lohry was on of the Midwest League's stand-out offensive players. Posting points in almost every game, Kevin was a
constant scorer and play maker. Right: The biggest and strongest defensive duo in the league right here; Kyle Bennett and Marshall
Tuttle
made it nearly impossible for opponents to get in close enough to shoot on goalie Adam Suing, let alone do much scoring.

 
Coaches Mike Bennett and Dave LeGree enjoy some down time after a Midwest League Championship. Many of these players in this
group would go on to be a part of the 2003 Metros State Championship title and many successful seasons following that victory.

Did You Know...Mike Bennett was the Jr. Musketeers goaltender for four seasons (1976-80) where he led the high schoolers to a
third place State Championship finish.

Jr. Musketeers (Squirts) vs. Omaha Mavericks
March 10th, 2001 / IBP Ice Center

   

2000-01 Midwest League Bantam Champions
Coaches: Jimmy Peck SC Musketeers 1977-80, Musketeers HOF '89
 
Steve Stokes Metros Class of '97

Midwest League Champions include Back: Andrew Galinsky, Rob Witchey, Chris Deck, Darin Rife, David Lane, Dusty Jackson, Kyle Jacobson,
 Brett Swanson and in the front Ben Kambach, Beau Erickson, Chase Kinchen, Daniel Limoges, Eric Hoffmeyer, Alex Lukehart & Benny Held.

Bantam A
Jr. Musketeers vs. the Kansas City Stars / IBP Ice Center
 
Left: Alternate captain Alex Lukehart gets ready to take the draw from first year local referee Chad Stewart.
Right:
Alex slows down to make a change.

Did You Know...after playing for the Metros and Omaha Lancers AAA during high school, Chad Stewart  would play two seasons
 in the USHL. After a return to Sioux City, he began coaching at the youth level, later he became a USA Hockey Official. He worked youth,
 high school & college club, eventually joining the USAH Officials Development Program where he was a USHL official for three seasons.

Dusty Jackson
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association
 
Dusty Jackson would finish out his high school days playing AAA in Omaha. After that it was on to the North American League
for three seasons splitting time between Billings, Montana and Owatonna, Minnesota where he recorded 41 goals, 69 assists and
245 penalty minutes. Play like this landed him a spot on the University of Denver Pioneers where he would play five seasons. He
would miss his junior season due to a injury but return for his senior season. Using his missed year eligibility returned for a fifth
season where he captained the Pioneers.

 

ID these Bantam Players #28 and  Player on Right

Bantams
Kyle Eyer
             Brandon Vitos                                 Kyle Eyer                Brandon Vitos
Metros 02-05                Metros 2001-04                                           Metros 02-05                    Metros 2001-04 
Kyle Eyer and Brandon Vitos are shown here in both pictures. Kyle would play three seasons (02-05) as a Metro and be a part of
the Metros' 2003 State Championship title.  Brandon would log a pair of additional SYHA seasons before the gridiron came calling.

        ID This Player                                                           Cody McBride       Chase Peterson
                                                                                             
SYHA                 Metros 2002-05
 
Left: I will need your help IDing this Jr. Musketeer captain. Right: Cody McBride & Chase Peterson. Chase would log three seasons
(02-05) as Metros and be a part of the 2003 State Championship team. Cody McBride would play just two more SYHA seasons.

Did You Know...that's  IHSHL State Champions Ryan (2003) and  Jeremy (1999) McClennen's dad, reffing this game.
Mike was a USA Hockey official for nine seasons and was a staple at most Sioux City youth games.

Eric Hoffmeyer
Metros 02-05
 
Goaltender Eric Hoffmeyer shown here in net against the Omaha Mavericks. Eric would play three seasons for the Metros. His first
season was 2002-03 when the Metros would win the IHSHL State Championship. As a rookie he did log time as part of the
championship team but mainly carried the mail as the starting JV goaltender. He would post an overall winning record of 28-15-12.

Midwest League Bantam A Champions
Quad Cities, IA

Left: Midwest League Champions Darin Rife, Dusty Jackson, Kyle Jacobson and Alex Lukehart sit outside the John
O'Donnell Stadium (now called Modern Woodman Stadium) and just below the Centennial Bridge in Quad Cities. Right: Alex
shows off another piece of hardware for his trophy case.

 

Squirts
Jr. Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
 
Left: Eric McLaughlin and Nick Holmes dig the puck out along the boards. Right: Larkin Jacobson waits for as centering
pass that should be coming any second now.
Larkin Jacobson would play  his youth hockey in Sioux City, but transfer to Shattuck/St Mary's where he would play out his high
school years. He would also spend two seasons playing for the Janesville Jets (NAHL) before he would play four seasons for the
University of Denver Pioneers (NCAA)

 
Left:
Everyone but the Waterloo goalie knows, this is gonna be another Sioux City Goal.  Larkin Jacobson works the front of the
net while Andrew Bauer adds another goal to his stats. Right: Eric McGlauflin joins the celebration.

  
Left: It takes two Waterloo defensemen to contain high scoring Justin Thiele as he sets up camp in front of the net.
Right:
The Blackhawks leave Justin wide open as he waits for a shot from the point.


  
Left: Eric McGlauflin slips one past the Waterloo goaltender. Right: Justin Thiele takes off after winning the draw to his right winger

 

 

    Justin Thiele         Bob Batcheller         Patrick Hauswirth
Metros 2006-09             Metros 1979-83                 Metros 2005-09
 
Future Metro players Justin Thiele and Patrick Hauswirth take the draw from a past Metro player Bob Batcheller.
Justin
would play three seasons (06-09) for the Metros. His freshman year he posted 13 varsity &12 JV points points and received
the Metros Rookie of the Year Award. He would be a two-time Metros top five penalty minutes guy and his senior season broke
into the top five Metro scorers as well. 
Patrick
would play thee seasons (05-08) as a Metro and forgo his senior season to other obligations.  However, his junior season saw
 him record a dozen goals (six Varsity & six JV) and 26 assists (five Varsity & 21 JV) overall as well as rank as
 a top five penalty minutes leader his final season as a junior.
 

PeeWees
Jr. Musketeers vs. Kansas City Stars / November 10th, 2001
Colt Ludwig         Nate Rose                             Josh Sachnoff           Ben Kambach
Metros 04-07           Metros 04-07                                        Metros 04-08                   Metros 02-05
 
Left: Defenseman Nate Rose (Metros 04-07) and Forward Colt Ludwig (Metros 04-08) covering the front of the net while
goaltender Josh Sachnoff (Metros 04-08) freezes the puck.  Right: Josh Sachnoff , forward Ben Kambach (Metros 02-05) and
another Sioux City player watch as the play moves behind the net.

Ben Kambach
Metros 02-05
 
Left: Ben Kambach concentrates on the official as he prepared to drop the puck. Right: Here he provides some defense as the Stars
prepare to shoot on goaltender Josh Sachnoff.

Ben Kambach would go on to play three seasons as a Metro. Logging time on the varsity as a sophomore, he would record four goals
and nine assists (13 points) on the way to a Metros State Championship. He was also a top five junior varsity scorer with 5 goals and
14 assists (19 points). His junior and senior seasons saw him crack both the varsity High Scorers and Heavy Hitters top five; racking
up 50 points and 126 penalty minutes.  In 2005 he would receive the Metros Dustin White Award.

Did You Know...Ben's dad Paul Kambach was a member of the Jr. Musketeers for three seasons (77-80). During his junior season
he was a top five high scorer & heavy hitter and during his senior season he was the team's leading scorer as well as a top five hitter.
He was also the Jr. Musketeers Most Valuable Player.
 

Josh Sachnoff            ID This Player                                              Tyler Noreen      
Metros 2004-08                    Metros ??-??                                                             Metros 2003-04    
 
Left: Defenseman ID This Player watch the front of the net while goalie Josh Sachnoff track the puck. Right: Tyler Noreen gets
physical as he tries to slow down the Kansas City attack.

Josh Sachnoff (04-08) would play four seasons as a Metro goaltender. He would split time between varsity and JV and finish
those three seasons  with a 10-14-5 record . Freshman Tyler Noreen would play just a single season (03-04) for the Metros. 

 

Brett Swanson
Metros 2001-04

 
Past Metro player Brett Swanson drops the puck in this game pitting the Jr. Musketeers against the Kansas City Stars. Brett
was part of the Metros 2003 IHSHL State Championship team as well as an IHSHL All-Star Player. After high school he would
become a USA Hockey official where he would work high school, midget and college club levels.

Derek Jacobson
Metros 200?
 
Derek Jacobson would be a long time SYHA player, but prior to his first season as a Metros player, he would transfer to the
 Shattuck/St. Mary's hockey program where he would play his high school hockey. After graduation he would play a pair of
seasons for the Janesville Jets (NAHL) and then on to four seasons playing for the University of St. Thomas.

Adam Axthlem
Metros 2004-07
 
Left: Adam Axthlem takes one in the back from the Omaha defenseman. Right: Here the Omaha D leaven Adam wide open
as he chases the puck into the corner. Adam would log three seasons as a Metro player (04-07). In 2011 he would become a
member of the USA Hockey Officials program. He currently works the high school, midget and college club levels.

Marshall Tuttle                                                           Eric McGlauflin
Metros 2003-07                                                                                 Metros  200?-??
 
Marshall Tuttle: It was straight to the varsity team for Marshall where he would log four seasons as a Metro player. During his
final two seasons; he was a Academic Achievement Award recipient,  lead the Metros in scoring, be selected as a League All-Star
player and a member of the All-League Team & Chicago Showcase team. He was the Metros Most Valuable Player his senior
season as well as SYHA's highest honor the Ted Neby Award.

Did You Know...After declining an invitation to play for the Musketeers (USHL), Marshall joined the Morningside Mustangs football
team where he spent four seasons collecting tackles and awards. Marshall's finest season was his senior year. The Mustangs finished with a
10-2 season and a third in a row trip to NAIA post season play. Along the way he amassed a very impressive list of Morningside & GPAC honors!!!

2010 GPAC Defensive Player of the Year
 *  2010 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NAIA All-American Team
2010 Victory Sports Network (VSN) NAIA Coaches All-American  Team   *   2010 Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete
2010 ESPN Academic All-District VII  Team   *   2010 Mustangs Leading Tackler  *   2010 Mustangs Most Valuable Player 
 2010 William Campbell Trophy Post Graduate Scholarship Finalist (Tim Tebow won this award in 2009!!!)

2009 Mustangs Leading Tackles  *  2009 GPAC All-Team  Selection

Derek Jacobson
Metros 2000?-??

Tyler Tunning
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association

   
 

Mites
Sioux City vs. Des Moines Jr. Buccaneers / January 19th, 2002

Nate Colwell
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association

 
Nate Colwell spent his early seasons as a SYHA player, however during his Bantam season he would make a move to an out of state
 AAA program where he would finish his high school eligibility.  Headed to the NAHL he would spend a pair of seasons in Alaska playing
for the Kenai River Bears. A trade would move him to the bottom of the hemisphere where he finished the season playing in Corpus
Christi (IceRays-NAHL) He is currently playing for the Brookings Blizzard (NAHL)

Chad McCormick                     Baxter Strachan                   Eric (Thorny) Rapp
               Metros 1984-87               Siouxland Youth Hockey Association     Siouxland Youth Hockey Association

 
Baxter Strachan was a long time SYHA player through Bantams, he then transferred to the Omaha Lancers AAA program where he
played out his high school seasons. After high school he would play two seasons in the ECHL for the Bay State Breakers. He is
currently playing for the Plymouth State College Panthers members of the Massachusetts Athletic Conference. 

Also Pictured above are past SYHA and Metro players Chad McCormick and Eric Rapp. Chad was a Metro player for three
years (1984-87) and was a USA Hockey Official for ten seasons.  Eric was also a SYHA player but stopped playing to concentrate
on officiating. Both Chad and Eric would go on to work high school & college club levels. Eric would also advance to the junior level
 and work in the Minnesota High School League as well.

Ryan Halverson                                                                 Josh Quesenberry
Metros 2008-11                                                                                         Metros 2008-12
 
Ryan Halverson:
Josh Quesenberry:
  

 

Mites
Sioux City vs. Des Moines Jr. Buccaneers / February  17th, 2002
Mitchell Vos                                                          Jeremiah Navarette   
            Metros 2007-11                                                                 Siouxland Youth Hockey Association     
 
Left: Mitchell Vos take the draw in a tile against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Mitch played for the Metros for four seasons (2007-11).
He was a two-time Metros high top scorer and heavy hitter and lead the Metros in scoring during his senior season. He would be selected
to both the All-Star Team and the America's Showcase Team as well as receive the Metros Most Valuable Player.

Right: Pictured near the bench during a time-out as the coached give the Jr. Musketeer their final instructions. Other players pictured
are Jeremiah Navarette. He would play SYHA through Bantams where he would pursue swimming as his sport of choice. he would go
on to be a stand-out Sioux City high school swimmer. He would swim three seasons at Morningside (GPAC) before taking over the
head coaching duties of the Sioux City Mariners youth & high school swim team.

Did You Know...Jeremiah's older brother is Eddie Navarette who was a three season Metro player and a 2003 State Champion and
recipient of  the SYHA's Ted Neby Award.

ID These Player                                                       ID This Player ??? Ward
  Metros 20??-??                                                                                       Metros 20??-??          
 

 

 

Peewees
Sioux City vs. Kansas City Blades / November 16th, 2003 / Sioux City Auditorium
Larkin Jacobson                                                         Derek Jacobson
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association                                             Siouxland Youth Hockey Association
 
Brothers Larkin Jacobson and Derek Jacobson would both be a part of the SYHA program for many seasons, however, both players
would transfer to Minnesota where they would join the Shattuck/St. Mary's high school hockey programs.  After graduation, both
brothers would see two seasons each in the North American League playing for the Janesville Jets. Larkin would go on to play four
seasons at the University of Denver and Derek four seasons at the University of St. Thomas.
 

Ryan Thorsland
Metros 2004-07
 

   Justin Thiele
Metros 2006-09
   
Left: Justin Thiele gets ready for the draw. Right: Justin clears the front of the net so that the someone can clear that puck.
Future Metro player Justin Thiele would play three seasons (06-09) for the Metros. His freshman year he posted 13 varsity &
12 JV points and received the Metros Rookie of the Year Award. He would be a two-time Metros top five penalty minutes
guy and his senior season he would break into the top five Metro high scorers as well. 

           Carter Buckmeier                                              Bobby Marx                        Lee Noel
                         Metros 2006-08                                              Siouxland Youth Hockey Association         Metros 2006-10
 
Carter Buckmeier would log just a pair of seasons as a Metro Player. During his freshman season he would be a top
ten Metro JV scorer with nine points and his next season a top five scorer with eight points.

Bobby Marx would join the SYHA program but make a move out of town during his Bantam season. He would join an out of
state AAA program for his high school seasons. He would head to Topeka, Kansas to play in the North American League for the
Roadrunners for four seasons. There he would record 13 goals and 47 assists as well as 127 penalty minutes. He would then play
four seasons at St. Mary's University in Minnesota.


Lee Noel
would call the crease his home for 15 seasons,  including four seasons (06-10) for the Metros. He would go on to
play four seasons of Division II Club hockey for the Creighton Bluejays.

                     Rob Casper                                                         CJ Nolen                  Justin Thiele
Metros 1982-86  / Sioux City Musketeers 1986-88                Siouxland Youth Hockey Association         Metros 2006-09  
Left: Coach Rob Casper meets with the team during a timeout at the Sioux City Auditorium. Right: CJ Nolen and Justin Thiele
focus on the face-off drop.

 

Squirts
Sioux City vs. Mason City / IBP Ice Center / January 11th, 2003

Ben Holzrichter
Metros 2007-10
   

Ben Holzrichter would go on to play three seasons as a Metro. Top ten scorer his senior year and recipient of SYHA's highest honor the Ted Neby award

 

                ID Peterson                                               Ryan Fraley                  Tyler Van Buskirk
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association                          Siouxland Youth Hockey Association           Metros 20??-??
 
ID Peterson:
Ryan Fraley:
Tyler Van Buskirk:


Did You Know...That's past Metro Goaltender Ryan McClennen wearing the stripes in this game. Ryan would go in to be a part of the
2002 Metros State Championship team the following season.

Adam Bornholtz
Metros 2007-10

 


Adam Bornholtz would log three seasons for the Metros. He would play a few JV games but it was mostly a full schedule for varsity.
During his freshman season he would record five goals & six assists. He would continue to up his offence the following season with six goals
 and eleven assists. His senior season was his best, breaking into the Metros top five scorers with ten goals and seven assists.

 

Sioux City vs. Omaha Gladiators / January 18th, 2003 / IBP Ice Center
Chris Bullock

Metros 2007-10
 
Left: Chris Bullock sees a great chance to pick up his own rebound and put it past the Omaha goalie. Right: This one eventually
slips under the pads and into the net for a Sioux City goal. Chris would play three seasons for the Metros. He would split time
between JV and varsity his first two seasons and play a full varsity season his senior year. While not a pure goal scorer, he did
record eight goals and seven assists overall.

Austin Ward
Metros 2008-11
 
Austin Ward:

Kody Reuter
Metros 2008-09 / 2010-11
 
Defenseman Kody Reuter arrives here as goalie Austin Ward stops play. Kody would eventually become a stand-out defenseman
measuring in at 6'2"  180 his freshman season. His size and speed allowed him to control the game on the blueline and recorded 18 overall
 points his first season. He would spend his sophomore season playing in Kansas City AAA where an injury brought him back to the Metros
for his junior season. He would show-up bigger, faster and much more knowledgeable of the game. Now playing a smart physical game he
would become a top four Metro scorer. His senior season he would make the move to the North American League where he would spend
three seasons playing for the Austin Bruins. He is currently playing D1 College Club hockey at Iowa State.

 
Left: Austin Ward gets lots of help from his defense here as the Gladiators try to apply some scoring pressure. Right: Eric McGlauflin
tries to clear the front of the net so goaltender Austin Ward has some room top work.

Senior Day 2004 Brett (Swany) Swanson
SYHA 10 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons
2003 IHSHL State Champions


Senior Day. February 22nd, 2004. Proud Mom and Dad!!!

Peewees
Sioux City vs. Lincoln Jr. Stars / January 10th, 2004 / IBP Ice Center
Larkin Jacobson
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association
 
Left: Larkin Jacobson tracks the play as he get ready to move up ice. Right: Here he readies himself for the face-off against the
Stars. Larkin would eventually move to Minnesota where he would join the Shattuck/St. Mary's Hockey program. After high
school he would play two season in the North American League for the Janesville Jets then four season for the University of Denver Pioneers

 
Left: Carter Buckmeier, Mike Flynn and the other Jr. Musketeers prepare to move the puck out of the zone & get back on the attack.
 Right: Larkin Jacobson tracks the puck that past Metro and current USA Hockey official Ricky Charteir has just dropped.

Rick Charteir played three seasons (00-03) for the Metros and was a member of the Metros 2003 Statre Championship team. Already
with six seasons officiating experience by this time, Rick became a member of the USA Hockey Officials Development Program. He
worked a regular schedule of youth, high school, midget AAA, college club and USHL games for another five seasons.

Justin Thiele
Metros 2006-09
 
Team Captains Justin Thiele and Larkin Jacobson look to apply the pressure to the Stars goalie as they look for a centering
pass from to he corner. Justin always had a terrific work ethic and provided offensive support in every game. He would play three
seasons (06-09) for the Metros. His freshman year he posted 13 varsity & 12 JV points and receive the Metros Rookie of the Year
Award
.  He was a two-time Metros Heavy Hitter and his senior season he would break into the top five Metro high scorers as well. 

 
Left: Goaltender Lee Noel watched Mitchell Vos try to corral the puck away from the Stars forward. Right: Larkin Jacobson
gets ready for the puck to hit the ice.

Squirts
New Ulm, MN
 
Left:
Coaches meet with the team during a time-out in the championship game in New Ulm, Minnesota. Right: Jr. Musketeers
Carter Purdy, Baxter Strachan and Josh Quesenberry, pose with their newest piece of 1st Place hardware.

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

Squirts Midwest League Finals
Tyson Event Center

 

Bowling with the Musketeers...
...and two future USA Hockey National Champions

Left: Musketeers Max Pacioretty and Blake Martin and (Right) Dustin Gazley take a break from the annual "Bowling with the
Musketeers" Booster Club event to get pictures with SYHA brothers Max and Drake Beller. Max Pacioretty would spend a
single season University of Michigan before moving to the NHL where he played ten season for the Canadians and is currently
playing for the Golden Knights, Blake a three season Musketeer veteran would play for the UNO Mavericks and Dustin play
 four seasons for Michigan State, eight seasons in the ECHL/AHL and is currently playing in the Germany Elite League.

Drake and Max Beller would both go on to be Sioux City Metro stand-out players in the Midwest High School Hockey League.
During the 2017-18 season Drake would lead the league in scoring with sixty-nine points in just twenty-eight games. He would be
a three-time Metros top five scorer and a two-time All-Star and All- League player. Max is currently playing for the Metros where
his is a second-time Metros top scorer and potential League All-Star.

  Both players would help lead the Sioux City Metros to the Midwest Leagues triple crown title bringing home the regular season and
tournament championships as well as USA Hockey's 2018 National Championship.

Ben Morehead - Bantams
 Turkeys on Ice Tournament / November 27-29th, 2009 / Brookings, SD

 

2009-10 Three Musketeers  Tykes

Reeder, Nick & Robbie Batcheller first season Tykes (2009-10). SYHA Pancake day at the Tyson Event Center.

Robbie Batcheller                                            Nick Batcheller                                           Reeder Batcheller

Robbie and Reeder both played a single season (09-10) in SYHA. Nick Continued on for two more seasons (10-12)

2010-11 PeeWee Gold
Midwest League Champions

Head Coach: Dave LeGree SC Musketeers 1977-80, Musketeers HOF '90
Asst. Coach: Dale Frerichs Metros Class of  '90

 

 

2010-11 Nick Batcheller Scores His First Goal

Nick scores his first goal (March 13th, 2011) in the Worthington, MN. Mites Winter fest Tournament.
A 9-0 Championship win over the Windom Eagles.

Mites Gold Champions
Worthington, MN

Left: Former Metro players Bob Batcheller, Brett Austin and Scott Patrick lead the Mite Gold team to a championship win in Worthington.

Sammy Holzrichter
Metros 2012-16
 

 

Nick Batcheller Squirt Green 2011-12
     
Taken on January 2nd, 2012. Squirts Green vs. Sioux Falls (A) lose 4-2 and the second game vs. Sioux Fall (B) 10-2 win.
(Nick Picks up his first Assist in that win). First season for this style jerseys for all Sioux City youth and HS/JV teams.

Squirt Green Champions
Worthington, MN
 
Left: Terry Baker and former Metro players Jessie Monell, Scott Patrick and Brian Augustine lead the squirt green team to their first
championship of the 2011-12 season. Right: Nick Batcheller shows of the booty from a weekend of hard work.

Nick Batcheller
Squirt Green

Squirt Nick Batcheller mugs for the camera while watching a game on the road that season.

Squirt Green
Mason City Tournament Champions
 
Left: Nick Batcheller, T.J. Norris and Charlie Baker celebrate their tournament win in Mason City, IA. Right: Logan Augustine,
Smith Archer, Nick Batcheller, Colin Patrick and Chandler Pithan pose with the newest piece of SYHA hardware.

Benny Holzrichter
Metros 2007-10 / USA Hockey Official 20
 

 

 

 

 

Bauer Brothers

Nate Sam Andrew Nick

 

 

Bantam A Champions                                                  PeeWee Green Champions
Detroit Lakes Youth Tournament / December 7th-8th, 2013                Fargo Freeze Youth Tournament / January 7th-8th, 2014
 
Left: The Jr. Musketeers take home Bantam championship honors in the Detroit Lakes Youth Tournament. They came back from a 3-1
score to win the Championship over St. Paul Johnson-Como 6-3. They also defeated teams from Fargo and Minot.

Right: The PeeWee Green team traveled to Fargo and defeated the Stillwater (MN) Ponies in the championship game.

 

6th Annual Musketeers Pink in the Rink
Musketeers 5 - Waterloo Blackhawks 2 / October 27th, 2013

Jr. Musketeer Smith Archer shown here with his mom and both his grandmas, drops the ceremonial puck as the 6th Annual Musketeers
Pink in the Rink game gets underway. Pictured are Waterloo center John Wiitala and Musketeer Trevor Olson

Peewee Green A2 Champions

Left: PeeWee Green Champions Right: Tyler Ownby and Colin Patrick

 

Smith Archer
Peewee A

Peewee A
Sioux City vs. Eden Prairie

I Need your help ID'ing these Sioux City Players
 

Peewee Gold

Jarren Hollingshed Peewees

 

Bantam Gold

 

Peewee Gold
Coaches: Chad Lynch  &  Jeff Vaydich (Sioux City Musketeers 1988-89)
 
Peewees capture a pair of  2nd place finishes in St. Cloud and Chaska Minnesota Tournaments. 

Left: Front Keegan DeVries, Jack Sanderson  Middle: Devon Hansen, Brodey Ballinger, Drake Anderson, Nate Feenstra, Landon Topf,
 Brendon Lynch, Jake Posson and Cale Pittenger.  Back: Zach Railsback, Mason Vaydich and Cayden Pittenger.  

Right: Keegan DeVries, Brodey Ballinger, Brendon Lynch, Jack Sanderson.  Middle:  Devon Hansen, Zach Railsback,
Landon Topf, Cale Pittenger, Nate Feenstra, Brandon Ogle, Jake Posson
Top:  Mason Vaydich and Cayden Pittenger.

 

 
Bantams: Moorhead, MN 2nd place  /  First place Albert Lea tournament

 



    Colin Patrick                                                                    Logan Augustine
Bantams A                                                                                               Bantams A
 

 

T.J. Norris                                                                 Tanner Oban
Bantam A                                                                                            Bantam A
 

Chandler Pithan                                                         Smith Archer
  Bantam A                                                                                      Bantam A

Kolton Kane
Bantam A
  

 

 





 

 

 

 

 

**************************************Player Photos From Start to Finish**************************************


Chad Markham (11 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1979-1990
SYHA 8 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons
1988 & 1989 IHSHL State Champion Runner-up

  1979-80 Mites                      1983-84 PeeWees                           1984-85 PeeWees                       1989-90 Metros

 

Ricky Charteir (14 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1989-2003
SYHA 11 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons
2003 IHSHL State Champion
 
1989-90 Tykes                               1992-93 Mites                            1995-96 Squirts                     2002-03 Metros

 

Bob Batcheller (10 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1973-1983
SYHA 6 Seasons / Metros 4 Seasons
1980 & 81 Third Place State Tournament Finishes

            1975-76 PeeWees                        1978-79 Bantams                     1981-82 Metros (JR)             1982-83 Metros (SR)

 

                   Kirk Swanson     Kirsten Charteir      Chris Swanson        Shane Keith  Bert Post
                                      1978-1985                             1996-98                                        1978-1988                             1977 -1990             1976-1990

                          7 Seasons SYHA/Metros      2 Seasons SYHA/Metros       10 Seasons SYHA/Metros      13 Seasons / 14 Seasons SYHA/Metros
       
                        

 


     Dawn Keller                                     Derrick Ames  1987-1994                         
  1978-1987                                                                    
SYHA 6 Seasons /  Metros 3 Seasons                           
                      
9 Seasons SYHA/Metros                           1993 State Championship Runner-up & 1994 IHSHL State Champion                                       
     

                                                                       1987-88 Squirts                   1992-93 Metros                1993-94 Metros

Jade Pospeshil
SYHA 10 Seasons / Metros 4 Seasons
1991 & 1992 IHSHL Champion


Tykes 1987-88                            Mites 1980-81                             Junior 1990-91

Joel Kempner
SYHA 9 Seasons / Metros 4 Seasons
2003
IHSHL State Champion
 
Sophomore 1900-01                                        Junior 2001-02                                              Senior  2002-03

 

Dan Holzrichter (9 Seasons) 1972-1981
SYHA 6 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons

Bantams 77-78                         Jr. Musketeers 78-79                         Jr. Musketeers 79-80                         Metros 80-81

 

Chad McCormick (10 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1977-1987
SYHA 7 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons

1978-79 Squirts                         1981-82 PeeWees                        1982-83 Bantams

Tim McCormick (14 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1976-1990
SYHA 11 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons

   1979-80 Mites                               1980-81 Squirts                           1984-85   Bantam                        1989-90 Metros

 

Bert Post (14 Seasons) SYHA/Metros 1976-1990
SYHA 10 Seasons / Metros 4 Seasons
1988 & 1990 State Championship Runner-up

       1982-83 Squirts                         1983-84 PeeWees                       1986-87 Bantams                        1988-89 Metros
 

 Nick Mills                                             Casey Mills
SYHA 4 Seasons / Metros 3 Seasons                           SYHA 9 Seasons / Metros 4 Seasons
1998 IHSHL State Champion                                        1999 IHSHL State Champion  
     

 

Robbie Lessard
SYHA  9 Seasons / Metros 4 Season
1998 & 1999 IHSHL State Champion

*******************************Individual Player Shots that need a Home**********************************

 

PeeWee B (1997-98)  Team Captains                        Squirt Green 2011-12
     
Sammy Schweigert, Ricky Chartier and Bobby Murphy                               Worthington, MN Tournament Champs

        
Sammy, Ricky & Bobby display a season's worth of hard work  &  Nick Batcheller shows-of f  his first piece of tournament hardware
                                                                               

Bob Batcheller Bantams (1978-79)      Ricky Chartier PeeWee (1997-98)
    
                         This Bantam player would love to have that hair back!!!                                 So Would This Pee Player!!!                                          


 


 


 

 

 

 

 


 

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1997-98 Single Game "Birthday Girl Special"

Worn during the 1997-98 season in a single game by Brant Mozak. Happy Birthday Mom!!!
Three color tackle-twill logo and numbers. NNOB. Sponsor screened on back hem. Made by Hooter Sportswear. Size XL.

This would have been the final season of this style jersey before the "wave" style.

 

This Eagles jersey was worn sometime during the Eagle’s seasons in Sioux City. I do not know a lot of information about the Eagles and would be more than happy to hear your input. Dureen material, cut sleeves, tons of wear. This Eagles jersey was worn sometime during the Eagle’s seasons in Sioux City. I do not know a lot of information about the Eagles and would be more than happy to hear your input. Dureen material, cut sleeves, tons of wear.   
Circa 1970
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