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and Metro history!!! SYHAstuff is looking for your
photographs to add to this on going collection showcasing some 40+ seasons of youth and high school
hockey in Sioux City.
We are looking for team pictures, individual photo, candid shots from the roam or hockey events and of course your
action shots!!! Click on the Contact Us button below and send your pictures with a brief description if available.
Photo collections can also be picked up and returned in a timely manner!!! All items will be treated with extreme care!!!
Don't miss this chance for Sioux City Hockey Immortality!!!
Sioux City Jr. Musketeers / Sioux City Metros High School Hockey
Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)
SYHA Players Beyond SYHA
Youthful Hockey Captains
Sioux City Journal circa November 1975
Top: Jr. Musketeers; Kirk Lohry, Bryan Hartman, Tim Giesler and Al Nixa Middle: Bantams; Tim Ward, John Meine, Brent Hartman
Front: PeeWees; Krag Lohry, Scott Ward and Clayton Wiffen
This photo appeared in the Sioux City journal promoting the start of the 75-76 youth hockey season. In just four seasons, the newly
formed Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) has grown from 50 original skaters to 165 youth players ranging from Mites
to High School. Bryan & Brent Hartman and Clayton Wiffen would all go on to play for the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
Did You know...
That for the first 4 years of Sioux City hockey we didn't have a Zamboni!!!
Left: An Auditorium staff member preparing the edges by hand. No gas edger yet!!! Right: Staff members shovel away all the snow
from the ice. As tradition, this was done at the start of every game and between every period.
Two hot water carts sponsored by the Black Knight, a men's clothing store located in Sioux City and owned by then team owner
Gary Lipschutz, provided the hot water that prepared the ice for the next period. Note: Notice the fence in place of glass.
Billy Danderand Cup
Held in honor of long time Sioux City Musketeer trainer & equipment manager Billy Danderand. A native of Jefferson, S.D., Billy has been part of the
Musketeer organization for 40 seasons!!! He joined the team during the Musketeers first season in USHL Senior League in 1972. Billy has been a long time
friend and supporter of SYHA & Metro hockey. He also served the same duties with International Softball Congress's powerhouse teams Penn Corps &
National Health Care.
This trophy is awarded to the winning team of the annual Musketeer's All-Star Summer Camp Green vs. Gold try-out game.
T.J. Reinsch Youth Hockey Foundation
In June of 2010, many of us hockey players lost a good friend!!! T.J. Reinsch was one of hockey's good guys!!! He was a SYHA and Metro player for
ten seasons and capped his high school career with a state championship for the Metros. After playing at the USHL and College levels, T.J. was not done giving to
the hockey world. He moved to Sioux Falls where he became instrumental in the re-building and the current success of the Sioux Falls Flyers youth hockey program.
He was indeed a great player, great coach and above all a great friend!!!
visit this memorial website and help strengthen both the Sioux City and Sioux
Falls hockey programs
in the name of a great guy!!!
Steven Noel Memorial
In 2007 Siouxland Youth Hockey lost a terrific supporter of youth hockey and just an all round terrific guy!!! At the time, Steve and
his wife had three youth hockey players in the program. The Metros honored Steve by wearing the below helmet stickers for the remaining two
years of their oldest son's high school seasons.
The hope of the Stephen H. Noel Memorial Fund is to commemorate these qualities of Steve by inspiring and assisting
young people to pursue a career in medicine.
Click on the logos to visit each team's official Midwest High School Hockey League website.
While a blizzard raged over the state one weekend in late February of 1975, an invitational state high school hockey tournament, organized
by Iowa State University hockey coach Al Murdoch, was held at Hilton Coliseum in Ames. In an exciting final game Waterloo Columbus
defeated Sioux City to claim the State Championship. This tournament was the foundation for the state tournament as it occurs today...
State/League Tournament Champion
(#) State/League Championship Wins / (#) State Championship Runner-up Appearances
2019 Waterloo Warriors (7) vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (1)
2018 Sioux City Metros (7) vs. Mason City Mohawks (4)
2017 Waterloo Warriors (7) vs. Sioux City Metros (7)
Kansas City Jets
Moines Capitals (6)
2015 Kansas City Jets (2) vs. Dubuque Devils (3)
2014 Des Moines Oak Leafs (4) vs. Kansas City Jets (2)
2013 Kansas City Jets (1) vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs (3)
2012 Waterloo Warriors (6) vs. Kansas City Jets
2011 Quad City Blues (1) vs. Des Moines Capitals (5)
2010 Des Moines Capitals (4) VS. Kansas City Jr. Outlaws
2009 Waterloo Warriors (5) vs. Des Moines Capitals
2008 Des Moines Oak Leafs (3) vs. Quad City Blues (1)
2007 Des Moines Oak Leafs (2) vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers (4)
2006 Des Moines Oak Leafs vs. Mason City Mohawks (4)
2005 Des Moines Capitals vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs (2)
2004 Des Moines Capitals vs. Mason City Mohawks
2003 Sioux City Metros (6) vs. Des Moines Oak Leafs
2002 Omaha Jr. Lancers (4) vs. Des Moines Capitals
2001 Omaha Jr. Lancers vs. Des Moines Capitals
2000 Des Moines Capitals vs. Sioux City Metros (6)
1999 Sioux City Metros (5) vs. Kansas Jr. Blades
1998 Sioux City Metros (4) vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers
1997 Mason City Mohawks (2) vs. Omaha Jr. Lancers
1996 Omaha Jr. Lancers vs. Des Moines Capitals
1995 Omaha Jr. Lancers vs. Mason City Mohawks (4)
1994 Sioux City Metros (3) vs. Omaha Gladiators
1993 DM Valley/Dowling (3) vs. Sioux City Metros (5)
1992 Sioux City Metros (2) vs. Mason City Mohawks
1991 Sioux City Metros (1) vs. Dubuque Devils (2)
1990 Waterloo Public vs. Sioux City Metros (4)
1989 DM Valley/Dowling vs. Dubuque Devils
1988 DM Valley/Dowling vs. Sioux City Metros (3)
1987 Mason City Mohawks vs. Waterloo Columbus (2)
1986 Ames Flyers (1) vs. Waterloo Public (3)
1985 Waterloo Public vs. Ames Flyers (1)
1984 Des Moines Public vs. Des Moines Urbandale
1983 Waterloo Public vs. Waterloo Columbus
1982 Waterloo Columbus (5) vs. Des Moines Valley
1981 Waterloo Columbus vs. Waterloo Public
1980 Waterloo Public vs. Des Moines Urbandale
1979 Des Moines Dowling vs. Waterloo Public
1978 Waterloo Columbus vs. Sioux City Jr. Musketeers (2)
1977 Waterloo Columbus vs. Des Moines Dowling
1976 Waterloo Columbus vs. Sioux City Jr. Musketeers (1)
State Championship Wins / (#)
State Championship Finals Appearances
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