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I have been working on this Musketeer History Project for several years, but it really started way back on October 20th, 1972
when the Musketeers played their first game in the Auditorium against the
Chicago Warriors

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On October 20th, 1972 the Musketeers opened play in the long-time established United States Hockey League as they take
 on the
Chicago Warriors.  At that time the league was considered a Senior league and the players Professional. They would finish the
inaugural season with a respectable expansion team record of 16-26
.

Season Tickets: $45.00 / Reserved Tickets: $2.75 / General Admission: $2.25

Musketeers Front Office & Coaching Staff
President/Owner...Gary Lipshutz               Head Coach / General Manager...Rich Blanche   
Dennis James & Howard Lipshutz...
Equipment Managers    Team Doctors...Gerald McGowan & James Goebel

Between the Pipes
Goaltenders Keith Hall & Pat McIntosh would start the Musketeers inaugural season in goal for the Musketeers. Keith would
earn the starting position and Pat would work as the back-up. Keith would  garner most of the starts this season as the goaltender
corps posted a 16-24 inaugural season record. A mid-season roster addition would bring in another back-up goaltender Pete Maxwell.

  Keith Hall                Pat McIntosh           Pete Maxwell
Musketeers 1972-74           Musketeers 1972-73         Musketeers 1972-75
 

Keith Hall: One of the original Musketeers, he would log a pair of seasons (72-74) in Sioux City. His rookie season (72-73)
saw him work a majority of the starts in net and finish with a 15-25 inaugural season record. He would be voted the first
ever Musketeers' Most Valuable Player.

Pat McIntosh: Also a rookie this season, he too saw limited playing time. Providing back-up and relief for the starter, he still
earned some time between the pipes for the Musketeers.

Pete Maxwell: This would be the first of three seasons (72-75) as a Musketeer. As a rookie he would see limited game time this
season. However, Pete brought other elements to the table, those being the leadership and the knowledge to begin building a
goaltender corps for the newly formed Musketeers.

High Scorers  
  John Saville              Dave Kartio             Mike Menard           Sam Nelligan               Bob Fowler     

   
Musketeers 1972-77           Musketeers 1972-76         Musketeers 1972-73       Musketeers 1972-78   Musketeers 1972-73 & 75-76


As the Musketeers take the ice for the first of some 40 plus seasons, John Saville would claim the title as the first ever Musketeer leading
scorer with 54 (22/32) regular season points. Dave Kartio would post 47 (26/21) points, Mike Menard would grab 31 (13/18) and
Sam Nelligan would tally 29 (12/17) points. Bob Fowler would round out the top Musketeer scorers with 19 goals and 27 points.
With the exception of single season player Mike Menard, all these players would see the scorers and hitters list on a regular basis.

Heavy Hitters
    Greg Gilbert             Dan Osborn                Pete Inkster               John Saville            Harney Lesyk     

 
Musketeers 1972-75          Musketeers 1972-73        Musketeers 1972-74         Musketeers 1972-77         Musketeers 1972-74     


Not only would Greg Gilbert claim the title of first ever Musketeer penalty minute leader this inaugural season with 178, but he would
do it all three seasons he was a Musketeers. He would go on to be one of the Musketeers all time penalty minute leaders. Dan Osborn
finished second on the list with 134 minutes and Pete Inkster with 101 minutes. Leading scorer John Saville would make both lists
with 87 minutes and Harney Lesyk would close out the top five heavy hitters with 65 minutes in the box.

Did You Know...Greg Gilbert was the first Musketeer to lead the league in Penalty minutes recording 178 minutes in the box

Keith Hall
Musketeers 1972-74

Goal tender Keith Hall receives the first ever Musketeer Most Valuable Player award presented by Musketeer owner Gary
Lipshutz. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Keith played three season sat the University of Denver (NCAA) before joining the
Musketeers for two more seasons.

Gary Lipshutz:

Did You Know...Keith Hall set a League record of 61 saves in a single game, and he did it twice!!!
(vs. Waterloo December 1st, 1972 and vs. Thunder Bay March 4th, 1973) That record would last for ten seasons
until Musketeer Doug Spedding would face 88 shots on goal.

Rich Blanche             John Saville                 Lee Brown                 Fred Baily              Mike Menard
Musketeers 1972-73        Musketeers 1972-77            Musketeers 1972-73          Musketeers 1972-73        Musketeers 1972-73

Rich Blanche
would join the Musketeers for a single season (72-73) where he was the very first Head Coach and General Manager. He
was also a rostered player and saw time in twelve of the Musketeers regular season games where he posted 10 goals and 4 assists.

John Saville arrived in Sioux City for his rookie season where he would lead the team in scoring with 22 goals and 32 assists. The
following  season he would assume the duties of Head Coach and General Manager also while a rostered player. He would
serve as player-coach for two more seasons before two more traditional seasons behind the bench. He would eventually lead the
Musketeers to a Southern Division championship, a USHL Coach of the Year award and and an All-Star game Coach selection.

Lee Brown and Fred Baily both played a single season (72-73) for the Musketeers. They both arrived via a University of Denver
 connection that the Musketeers had during their first season. Both players put up similar numbers. 

Mike Menard logged a single season (72-73) as a Musketeer where he would finish third among the high scorers with 31(13/18)
points. The following season he would be traded to the Central Wisconsin Flyers (USHL).
 

 Skip Wake              Brian Storm               Tom Malloy              Jeff McLean            Todd Johnson
Musketeers 1900-00          Musketeers 1900-00          Musketeers 1900-00          Musketeers 1900-00         Musketeers 1900-00

 

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Keith Hall  *  Mr. Spirit...Brian Storm  *  Rookie of the Year...John Saville 
Most Popular
...Pete Inkster
* D'Artagnan Award...Dr. Jerry McGowan


Only their second season in the league, the Musketeers did place a pair of players among the USHL All-Star selections; Vern
McCormick
and Lei Hartviksen were both named as third team All-Star members. Finishing the season just a point below .500 (23-24-1)
the Musketeer organization was starting to make a name for itself in the USHL.

Season Tickets: $52.00 / All Reserved Tickets: $2.75

Musketeer Front Office Staff

President/Owner...Gary Lipshutz        Business Manager...Carl Ahlsten         Director of Sales...Sally Early
Public Relations Director...Barbara Baggs               Transportation Director...Bob German

Musketeers Coaching Staff

Player / Coach...John Saville  Equipment Managers...Denny James / Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
The Musketeers would return this year with two seasoned goalies, Pete Maxwell and Keith Hall. Rookies Terry Mulroy  and Gordon
Woolnough was also added to the goaltending corps. Keith Hall and Pete Maxwell would provide the leadership as they groomed
the two new goalies. Under this leadership, the rookies Terry Mulroy and Gordon would garner a majority of the starts with Terry
finishing the season at  10-9 and Gordon finishing at 4-9. Veterans Keith Hall finished at 8-6 and Pete Maxwell logged some time in
net as well as assuming the part of goaltender leader and mentor.

Terry Mulroy                    Pete Maxwell                        Keith Hall             Gordon Woolnough
                
Musketeers 1973-75                    Musketeers 1972-75                   Musketeers 1972-74              Musketeers 1973-74                      

Keith Hall: One of the original Musketeers, Keith would log a pair of seasons (72-74) in Sioux City. His rookie season saw him garner
a majority of the starts in net and earn the first ever Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award. This season saw a reduction in game
played however, he still posted a winning 8-5 record.

Pete Maxwell: Also a returning original Musketeer, Pete would begin to carry the mantle of lead goaltender. He would see limited
game time this season but his efforts off ice were starting to build a goalie corps that would soon lead to play-off and championship
series action for the newly formed Musketeers.

Terry Mulroy joined the Musketeers for the first of a pair of seasons (73-75) in Sioux City. Recording a majority of the starts as
the rookie and would post a winning 10-9 record. The following season he would earn the starting position and lead the Musketeers
to their first opportunity at post-season play.

Gordon Woolnough: The second rookie on the roster, he would play this single season (73-74) as a Musketeer. Also competing
for one of the crowded spots between the pipes, Gordon still garnered 15 some games and posted a 4-9-1 record. 

 

High Scorers
    Dave Kartio           Levi Hartviksen             John Saville      
    Steve Boyle            Bubba Podwysocki
Musketeers 1973-7 6        Musketeers 1973-74           Musketeers 1972-77      Musketeers 1973-76           Musketeers 1973-76

Returning veteran from last year's inaugural season, Dave Kartio would lead the way for the Musketeers with 58 points. He would post
a team leading 34 goals. Rookie Levi Hartviksen would lead the team with 36 assists on his way to recording 54 regular season points.
Player and coach John Saville would contribute 50 points as he split his production scoring 25 goals and adding 35 assists. John
would also lead the team with three Hat Tricks this season.  Rookies Steve Boyle would finish with 43 (20/23) points and Bubba
Podwysocki would finish his first season with 41(15/26) regular season points.


Heavy Hitters

Greg Gilbert             Bill Ferrotte                Harney Lesyk          Colin Lesyk             Levi Hartviksen
Musketeers 1973-76        Musketeers 1973-74            Musketeers 1972-74       Musketeers 1972-74          Musketeers 1973-74   
 
Penalty information is vey sparse for this season. On can assume that Veteran Greg Gilbert would again lead the team in penalty minutes.
The prior season he posted 178 and the following season he would record 194 minutes. He still ranks in the top five overall leaders in
Musketeer penalty minutes.  Bill Ferrotte would post 153 minutes and brothers Harney and Colin Lesyk recorded between 90-105
 penalty minutes. Second leading scorer Levi Hartviksen rounded out the heavy hitters with 71 minutes that season.

 Steve Boyle                         Dave Kartio                           Sam Nelligan                         John Saville
Musketeers 1973-76                     Musketeers 1972-76                            Musketeers 1972-78                      Musketeers 1972-77

 

Pete Inkster                          Colin Lesyk                        Levi Hartviksen                     Billy Ferrotte
Musketeers 1972-74                        Musketeers 1972-74                         Musketeers 1973-74                       Musketeers 1973-74

Pete Inkster would stay in Sioux City after his final Musketeer season where he became active in the youth hockey program and
eventually coached the Sioux City Jr. Musketeers high school team for three seasons (74-77).

   Mike Noel                               Barry Head                         Greg Gilbert                    Bubba Podwysocki
Musketeers 1972-75                          Musketeers 1973-77
                        Musketeers 1900-00                       Musketeers 1973-76
  
Mike Noel was an original Musketeer, playing during the inaugural season through the1975 season. Barry Head would play four
seasons netting some 80 goals and 220 total points. He would eventually return to Sioux City, become active in the youth hockey
program and would coach the high school team for four seasons (82-86). Greg Gilbert would claim the Penalty Minute Leader for
all three seasons (73-76) recording some 558 plus penalty minutes. Bubba will always be remembered as one of the most popular
Musketeer players during the start-up seasons of Musketeer hockey in Sioux City!!!

Vern McCormick                     Pierre Bourgeois                    Carl Ahlsten                       Harney Lesyk
Musketeers 1973-74                           Musketeers 1973-74                      Musketeers 1900-00                      Musketeers 1972-74
 
Vern McCormick would arrive in Sioux City with three years experience in the WCHL playing for the Swift Current Broncos. During his
single season here he would record a pair of goals and ten assists.
Pierre Bourgeois was also a single season player scoring 19 goals and
adding 17 assists to his USHL stats. In addition to Carl Ahlsten rookie season 19 goals and 19 assists he would also serve as the team's
 teams Business & Travel Manager. Harney Lesyk scored just five goals but helped out on 27 Musketeer goals. He also recorded 167
penalty minutes during his second season.

  Did You Know...In addition to playing for the Musketeers, Carl Ahlsten served as the team' s Business & Travel Manager .

Sam Nelligan, Greg Gilbert, Carl Ahlsten & Terry Mulroy

Taken during the 1973-74 season playing the Waterloo Black Hawks. That's Sam Nelligan (#11), Greg Gilbert (#5) and Carl
Ahlsten (#14) In front of  goaltender Terry Mulroy.

Sam Nelligan: One of the original Musketeers, he played in Sioux City for six  seasons (72-78). Sam's rough and tumble style play,
 dedication to his team and his legendary battles with Ed Starkey (Waterloo Black Hawks 73-78) made Sam one of the most popular
Musketeers ever. At the close of the 76-77 season he would win both the Musketeers Mr. Spirit and Most Popular Player awards.

Greg Gilbert: Also one of the original Musketeers, he played for three seasons (72-75) and while he only posted a few points, his
nearly estimated 600 minutes makes him one of the Musketeers' al-time top leaders in penalty minutes.

 
Left: Terry Mulroy covers the net as  (#6) Colin Lesyk (#4) Harney Lesyk and (#16) Steve Desloges tie-up the Blackhawk forwards.
Right: (#11) Sammy Nelligan, (#3) Billy Ferrotte and (#5) Greg Gilbert try to make Muller's job easier.
 
Left: Terry Mulroy makes another save as Heavy Hitters Billy Ferrotte and Harney Lesyk cover the Blackhawk forwards.
Right: Second leading scorer for the Musketeers Levi Hartviksen helps goaltender Terry Mulroy safely corral the puck.
 

Pete Inkster               Mike Noel               Sam Nelligan          Vern McCormick         Pete Maxwell
Musketeers 1972-74         Musketeers 1972-75           Musketeers 1972-78         Musketeers 1973-74          Musketeers 1972-75

Carl Ahlsten            Gord Woolnough        Pierre Bourgeois
Musketeers 1900-00          Musketeers 1900-00           Musketeers 1973-74
 
 

Pierre Bourgeois: one season played 43 games 36 19/17  27 minutes

 

Levi Hartviksen
Musketeers 1973-74

Levi Hartviksen receives the Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award from longtime Musketeer supporter Craig Thompson. His
would lead the team with 36 assists on his way to recording 54 regular season points and also finish among the top five penalty minute
leaders. He would earn a selection to the USHL All-Star team.

Did You Know...The Musketeers played two games in Las Vegas against the Las Vegas Outlaws. For $175.00 per person, you could
accompany the team on this sleepless weekend in Sin City. This covered Airfare, Hotel, game tickets and all transportation to and from games.

Terry Mulroy
Musketeers 1973-75
Pete Maxwell & Terry Mulroy #30 1972-74 This jersey is from the Musketeers very first season, 1972-73, as members of the USHL. It was worn two seasons, first by goaltender Pete Maxwell and then Terry Mulroy. Pete Maxwell & Terry Mulroy #30 1972-74 This jersey is from the Musketeers very first season, 1972-73, as members of the USHL. It was worn two seasons, first by goaltender Pete Maxwell and then Terry Mulroy.
This jersey is from the Musketeers very first season, 1972-73, as members of the USHL. It was worn two seasons,
first by goaltender Pat McIntosh (72-73)  then by Terry Mulroy (73-74) as pictured above.

Terry Mulroy: Played two season for the Musketeers (73-75) and after a pair of professional seasons on the Ontario Hockey
League (OHL), he returned to Sioux City and became active in the youth hockey association for many years. In 1995 Terry
would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

USHL All-Star Team
Vern McCormick   *   Levi Hartviksen
 

Musketeer Team Awards
Most Valuable Player         Mr. Sprit           Rookie of the Year   Most Popular Player  
D'Artagnan Award

Most Valuable Player...Levi Hartviksen  *   Mr. Spirit...Pete Maxwell  *  Rookie of the Year...Bubba Podwysocki 
Most Popular
...Lei Hartviksen * * D'Artagnan Award...Chuck Busskohl


Did You Know...the Hanson Brothers played in the USHL. Jeff, Steve & Jack Carlson, all brothers, born in Virginia, Minnesota,
  played for the Marquette Iron Rangers (USHL) who took on the Musketeers several times that season.

Left to Right: David Hanson (USHL 73-74) playing Jack Hanson* , Steve Carlson (USHL 73-74) as Steve Hanson & 
Jeff Carlson (USHL 73-74) as Jeff  Hanson.
*Jack Carlson was slated to play himself as third brother, but took a call-up opportunity to play in the newly formed WHL
 

Did You Know...
Dave Hanson's son lead the Tri-City Storm (USHL) in scoring during the second of his two seasons (2003-05) with
52 (19/33) regular season points.


Although the Musketeers were only a few season old, it didn't take long to build a rivalry with the Waterloo Blackhawks. This match-up would
become one of the classic rivalries the League would come to know.  This was Sioux City's first play-off appearance and first round play-off
series with the Blackhawks was bound to be exciting.

Sioux City won the first of the three game series and while tied 4-4 in game two, a fight between 'Hawks Ed Starkey and Sam Nelligan
erupted, as the players were separated, a Waterloo "fan" sprayed the Musketeer bench with mace. One 'Hawk player, two Musketeer
players and their trainer were all hospitalized. Following a nearly hour long delay, the game was resumed. However, Waterloo quickly
tallied the game winner and the Musketeers lost 6-4.

The deciding game three in Sioux City was an exciting one, but saw the Musketeer lose in an offensive battle 8-7.

That season the Musketeers would place four players on the Southern Division All-Star Team; Alex Shibicky
 (1st Team), Steve Desloges & Bubba Podwysocki (2nd Team) and Dave Davies (3rd team) (per 75-76 program).

That season the Musketeers would place four players on the Southern Division All-Star Team; Alex Shibicky, Bubba
Podwysocki, Julian Nixon & Alex Shibicky. (per SCJ)

Musketeers Owner and General Manager Gary Lipshutz would receive the USHL's Executive of the Year Award and
Alex Shibicky the USHL's Most Valuable Player Award.

Individual Game Tickets: $2.75 / Season Tickets: $52.00

Musketeer Front Office Staff

President/Owner...Gary Lipshutz  Sales Director...Sally Early  Public Relations Director...Cathy Stueve
Special Projects Director...Howard Lipshutz  Chief Scout...Carl Ahlsten


Souvenir Sales
...Russ Gondek & Woody Gottburg   Security Director...Carl Petronis  PA Announcer...Ron Mott 
Chief Statistician
...John Cowley


Musketeers Coaching Staff

Player / Coach
...John Saville    Trainer...Curt Lilly     Equipment Manager...Kevin Ruring / Billy Danderand
 

Between the Pipes
 Sioux City's goaltending was starting to solidify. Under the tutelage of third year veteran Pete Maxwell,  returning year veteran Terry
Mulroy would be joined by rookie Ralph Kloiber this season, they would lead Sioux City to their first ever USHL  play-off series.
Terry would claim the starter position and earn 29 games while Ralph provided a steady rotation and saw time in 19 games.
 Pete would also log a a handful of games, but his larger contribution was his ability to provide the
leadership and guidance to build a successful goaltending corps.  

Terry Mulroy                       Pete Maxwell                           Ralph Kloiber
Musketeers 1973-75                      Musketeers 1972-75                             Musketeers 1974-77
   
Terry Mulroy:
In his second season (74-75) as a Musketeer, he would naturally earn the starting position and see action in thirty
 Musketeer games. He would finish the season with a 19-9-1 record and lead the Musketeers to their first USHL play-off series.

Ralph Kloiber:  Joined the Musketeers for the first of three seasons (74-77) in Sioux City. In his rookie season, he assumed his
back-up duties and finished with a winning 10-9 record. Ralph would become the starter next season as the Musketeers
shot for a USHL play-off Championship.

Pete Maxwell: Serving his third season (72-75) as a Musketeer goalie, Pete was marking his make in the goaltender leadership
role. He still found time to play in several games, however, his main focus was on building a solid goaltending group.

High Scorers
Alex Shibicky             Dave Davies        Bubba Podwysocki     Steve Heathwood         Barry Head  
 
Musketeers 1974-75         Musketeers 1974-79        Musketeers 1973-76          Musketeers 1974-75        Musketeers 1973-77


After three seasons at the University of Denver, Alex Shibicky would arrive in Sioux City to lead the team in scoring with
84 (43/31) regular season points. This mark makes him one of the Musketeers single season top scorers of all time. Another Rookie
would also make his mark in Musketeer history, Dave Davies would finish the season with 78 points including a team leading 52 assists.
Fan favorite Bubba Podwysocki would garner 64 points and rookie Steve Heathwood (27/34) and Veteran Barry Head would
both record 61 regular season points

Heavy Hitters
       Greg Gilbert             Sam Nelligan           Steve Desloges             Jim White                  Barry Head       

     
Musketeers 1972-75          Musketeers 1972-78          Musketeers 1973-75        Musketeers 1974-76           Musketeers 1973-77    
  

Greg Gilbert would claim his usual spot on the heavy hitter list for the third time in as many seasons with a team leading 194 minutes and he
only played in 40 games. No stranger to the hitters list was Sam Nelligan with 95 minutes. Veteran Steve Desloges would record 66 minutes
and veteran Jim White an hour in the box. Top five scorer Barry Head also made the top five with 53 minutes.

Jim Peck            Julian Nixon            Terry Mulroy
Musketeers 1974-78    Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1973-75

Sioux City Journal: March 2nd, 1975

 

Tom Davies                            Sammy Nelligan                         Jim White
Musketeers 1974-75             Original Musketeers 1972-78 (6 Seasons)           Musketeers 1974-76
 
Left: Tom Davies (#4) and Sammy Nelligan (#11) in a typical SC vs. Waterloo game. That's Linesman Wayne Blanch (left) ready
to come to end this one. Fight fans, don't worry...there will be another one soon!!! Right: Defenseman Jim White drops
the incoming forward as Sammy Nelligan follows the play.

Tom Davies: Played a single season (74-75) in Sioux City. He would come to town with a pair of seasons playing for Lake Superior
State University where he was a high scoring defenseman recording 92 total points. While brought in as a defenseman, his offensive
instincts were a great addition to the team just as his over a point per game scoring average, scoring 36 points in just 28 games.

Sam Nelligan: One of the original Musketeers he played for six seasons (72-78) seasons. In '77 he would  both Musketeer
  Mr. Spirit and Most Popular Player Awards. In 1993 Sam would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Jim White: Played two seasons (74-76) as a Musketeer defenseman. His rookie season he would finish with 22 (4/18) points
and place in the top five penalty minute leaders with 60 minutes. He would also make the list again the following season.

Mike Noel                        Greg Gilbert                       Pete Maxwell                      Jim White                      Steve Heathwood
Musketeers 1974-76         Musketeers 1972-75              Musketeers 1972-75           Musketeers 1974-76            Musketeers 1974-75
 

Note: The background...Yes, that is chain-link fence that surrounded the boards in place of the traditional glass. This was how it was in
 Sioux City until the start of the 1977-78 season when the fence was finally replaced with glass. Now we had a Zamboni and glass.
Things were looking up in Sioux City!!!

                
   Alex Shibicky                                Steve Boyle                                 Bubba Podwysocki                             Barry Head    
 
         
Musketeers 1974-75                        Musketeers 1973-76                          Musketeers 1974-78                     Musketeers 1973-75              
 

Did You Know...The Musketeers were selected as one of the Midwest based teams to play the West Germany All-Star Team.
December 18th, 1974 marked the first time the Musketeers and the Auditorium would host a foe from outside the USA
. While European finesse
 was on display, USHL toughness and scoring prevailed. Steve Heathwood would score a pair of goals and Alex Shibicky, Dave Kartio and
Sam Nelligan would add red-lighters in the 5-3 victory.

Jimmy Peck                                   Sam Nelligan                               Randy McDonald                     Steve Desloges
Musketeers 1975-78                         Musketeers 1972-78                         Musketeers 1974-78                 Musketeers 1973-75    

  Julian Nixon                                   Greg Gilbert                                         Jim White                                    Tom Davies         
         Musketeers 1974-79                        Musketeers 1972-75                            Musketeers 1974-76                      Musketeers 1974-75 
            

Dave Davies
Musketeers 1974-79

Play-off game night program features Musketeer team pictures as well as Dave Davies holding new born Daniel born that season. He would
 go on to follow in his dad's footsteps playing for the Des Moines Buccaneers and the US Naval Academy. Along the way dad would coach
him to a pair of IHSHL State Championships and three-time selection to the IHSHL All-Star, All State and Chicago Showcase teams. 


Dave Kartio

Original Musketeers 72-76

Musketeer Alternate Captain Dave Kartio take on the Waterloo Blackhawks. Linesman Wayne Blanche

Dave Kartio: One of the original Musketeers, he logged four seasons (72-76) as a Musketeer. The All-American player from University
of North Dakota, averaged over 50 points per season. His final season found him putting up 97 points (48 game schedule) and being selected
the Musketeer's Most Popular Player. In 1991 Dave would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.


Wayne Blanche: Worked the USHL as a linesman for six seasons. His brother Rich Blanche was the first Musketeer coach (72-73).
 Wayne followed his brother to Sioux City from Canada. He was one of the founding coaches for the newly formed
 Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) and remained active as a coach and mentor for nearly 20 seasons.

Musketeers vs. Hennepin Nordiques
Sioux City Auditorium
 

      Musketeers vs. Hennepin Nordiques                             Musketeers vs. Marquette Copper Country Rangers
Sioux City Auditorium                                                                      Sioux City Auditorium

 
Left: The players shake hand after the Musketeers vs. the Hennepin Nordiques game. Right: The Musketeers take on the
Copper Country Rangers in a win at the Audi on November 16th, 2974.

 

Autograph Night
Bogdan "Bubba" Podwysocki                                                          Sam Nelligan Musketeers
     
Musketeers 1973-76                                                                     Musketeers 1972-1978
 
Bogdan Podwysocki:  Bubba was one of the most popular players during his three seasons (73-76) as a Musketeer. In 1973
he would claim the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award and in 1974 the Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award. Bubba
would enter the Musketeers Hall of Fame in 1994

Sam Nelligan: One of the original Musketeers he played for six seasons (72-78) seasons. In '77 he would  both Musketeer
  Mr. Spirit and Most Popular Player Awards. His 205 total points & 554 penalty minutes and  places among the all-time leaders in
each category. In 1993 Sam would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.


         Randy McDonald                              Dave Kartio                                    Steve Desloges  
  
              
      Musketeers 1974-78                              Original Musketeer 1972-76                               Musketeers 1973-75            
 
Randy MacDonald: A Musketeer for four season (74-78). Always a constant goal scorer, during his final season he would double his
usual output and post 57 points (48 game schedule). During that season he would also be named the Musketeers Most Popular Player.

That's future Jr. Musketeers/Metros Class of '83 players Craig Stoever and Bobby Batcheller waiting for Randy's  autograph.

Dave Kartio: One of the original Musketeers, he logged four seasons (72-76) as a Musketeer. The All-American player from
University of North Dakota, averaged over 50 points per season. His final season found him putting up 97 points (48 game schedule)
and selected as the Musketeer's Most Popular Player. In 1991 Dave would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Steve Desloges: Played two seasons in Sioux City (73-75). During his rookie season he would serve as a Musketeer
Alternate Captain.  His second season he would finish third in team penalty minutes and be selected to the USHL All-Star Team.

Pete Maxwell                                                                 Jim White 

Original Musketeer  1972-75                                                                Musketeers 1974-76
 
Pete Maxwell:
One of the original Musketeers (72-75) spent three seasons between the pipes. Pete's leadership and experience
as a goalie and as a player reflected well on his teammates. He would be selected as an Alternate Captain during his last season.
Pete would assume the position of goaltender mentor as he and the Musketeers began to build a solid goaltending corps.

Jim White: Played a pair of seasons (74-76) for the Musketeers on defense. His rookie season he would post 22 (4/18)
regular season points and finish fourth in penalty minutes. The following season he would record a pair of goals and 14 assists.
Like last season, he would make the top five penalty minutes list with 63 minutes served.

Dave Davies                                                               Greg Gilbert

  Musketeers 1975-79                                                                 Original Musketeer 1972-75
 
Dave Davies: Taken during Dave's rookie season (74-75). No one could have ever guessed at the success he would have as a
player and coach in Sioux City!!! After five seasons (74-79) as a Musketeer, he still tops the Musketeer's All-Time Scorers with
 359 points and holds the title for Most Games Played as a Musketeer with 269 games. During his last season, he received the
Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.

Dave would eventually take over the coaching duties for the Metros High School Hockey Team . It only took him a single
season to build a team that would eventually turn four straight state championship game appearances into back-to-back
championships in 1991 & 1992.

Greg Gilbert: An original Musketeer, he played for three seasons (72-75) for Sioux City. This is taken during his last season
as a Musketeer.  While he only posted a few points during this time, his estimated 550 penalty minutes puts him near the top of
PIMs for the Musketeers. Twice, during the 75-76 season he recorded 31 penalty minutes in a single game, a Musketeer record.

Did You Know...Randy Enders holds the Musketeer single season (97-98) record for Penalty minutes with 276. 
Rob Butler (94-95) holds the record for highest average penalty minutes in a season with 7.5 per game.

Alex Shibicky                                                            Barry Head
     
Musketeers 1974-75                                                                  Musketeers 1973-1977 
 
    
Alex Shibicky:
Alex would spend only one season (74-75) as a Musketeer, however it was a good one. His 93 total points led the
Musketeers in scoring and earned the Musketeer Most Valuable Player award. He would also play in the USHL All-Star Game,
picked to the USHL All-Star First Team as well as the USHL Rookie of the Year.
After a few season, he would return to Sioux City to coach the high school team. During his three successful seasons as coach, he would
lead the Jr. Musketeers to second and third place finishes at the State Tournament.

Did You Know...Alex Shibicky scored 8 "Hat Tricks" during his only season as Musketeer, a record would stand for ten years
 

Barry Head:  Barry played four seasons for the Musketeers (73-77). His 200 total points places him in the top 10 Musketeer scorers.
He would be selected Alternate Captain during the 75-76 season and then the following season (76-77) Team Captain. Barry
would score 7 points against the Central Wisconsin Flyers (11/1/75) to tie a Musketeer record. He would eventually return to Sioux
City and become active in the youth hockey program and would coach the high school team for
four seasons (82-86).
 

 

Bogdan "Bubba" Podwysocki
Musketeers 1973-76
   
Bogdan Podwysocki arrived in Sioux City from Quebec where he was one of the region's best youth and junior players. One of
several very popular Musketeers, Bubba recorded three seasons (73-76) as a Musketeers playing in 125 regular season games
racking-up 65 goals & 69 assists; his 134 USHL points averaged him over a point per game.  In 1973 he would claim the
Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award (left photograph) scoring fifteen goals and twenty-six assists and in 1974 receive the
Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award. Bubba would enter the Musketeers Hall of Fame in 1994.

Barry Head                                 Tom Davies                                       Steve Boyle
Musketeers 1973-1977                              Musketeers 1974-75                                        Musketeers 1973-76

Barry Head: Played four seasons for the Musketeers (73-77). His 200 total points places him in the top 10 Musketeer All-Time
Musketeer Scorers
. He would be selected Alternate Captain during the 75-76 season and then the following season (76-77) team
Captain. Barry would eventually become active in the youth hockey program and would coach the Sioux City high school team for four
seasons (82-86).

Tom Davies: Played a single season (74-75) in Sioux City. He would come to town with a pair of seasons playing for Lake
Superior State University where he was a high scoring defenseman recording 92 total points. He joined the Musketeers after an
injury sidelined him at the New York Islanders (NHL) try-out camp. As a defenseman he put up some nice numbers scoring
10 goals and 36 points in just 28 games played.

Steve Boyle: Steve played three seasons (73-76) as a Musketeer. His 151 total points places him in the top 15 Musketeer All-Time
Scorers
. During this time, Steve would go on to open the greatest hockey bar ever, The Penalty Box Lounge. Located in the, now
gone, KD Stockyards Station, this place is probably responsible for some of the greatest off-ice Musketeer memories ever!!!


Julian Nixon                                                               Mike Noel
  
Musketeers 1974-79 (5 Seasons)                                               Original Musketeers 1972-75 (3 Seasons)
 
Left: Julian Nixon played five seasons (74-79) in Sioux City. He retuned to Des Moines and remains active in the Des Moines
 Youth Hockey program. Right: Mike Noel, one of the original Musketeers, played three seasons (72-75) in Sioux City.

  John Saville Musketeers Player/Coach
Original Musketeer 1973-77

John Saville joined the Musketeers for the inaugural season (72-73) as a player and left five seasons later as coach (76-77). Following
his first season, he took over the legendary Old-Time Hockey Position of Player/Coach for two seasons and than in traditional fashion
the remaining two seasons. During the 75-76 season he was voted the USHL Coach of the Year.

Jimmy Peck
 
Musketeers 1974-78

This is taken during Jim Peck's rookie season (74-75) as a Musketeer.  Jim would lead the USHL in defenseman scoring with 54 (14/40)
regular season points. Eventually playing four seasons (74-78) in Sioux City, his 282 points make him at third on the Musketeer's all time
scorers list. Jimmy was the Musketeers Most Valuable Player during the 75-76 season and is a three time USHL All-Star and was twice
voted as the USHL's Best Defenseman. He would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1989.
 

After the Musketeers, he would go on to coach various SYHA teams, eventually winning  a pair IHSHL State Championships in 1994 and
2003.  After taking a few seasons off , he again spent several season at the youth level before joining the High School coaching staff as an
assistant coach for another three seasons (11-14).

Did You Know...The next season, Jim would break his own record and again lead all other USHL defenseman with 65 (20/45)
regular season points.

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Ales Shibicky  *   Mr. Spirit...Randy McDonald  *  Rookie of the Year...Dave Davies
Most Popular Player
...Bubba Podwysocki * D'Artagnan Award...Craig Thompson

 USHL All-Star Team
Green Bay / January 14th
 Alex Shibicky  *  Bubba Podwysocki  *  Julian Nixon  *  Alex Shibicky



Finishing the regular season with a record of 31-16-1 as the USHL Southern Division Champs, they would fall a goal short of defeating
the Waterloo Blackhawks in the USHL Championship Series.

The Musketeers would again dominate the USHL Southern Division All-Star team with Jim Peck, Rick Kennedy & Dave Kartio selected
as well as Head Coach John Saville. These four Musketeers would also find on spot on the USHL "Dream Team".

USHL Awards were also plentiful...Rick Kennedy would receive the League's Most Valuable Player Award, Jim Peck the League's
Best Defenseman Award and Coach of the Year honors would go to John Saville.

One Game this season worth noting...On January 11th, 1976 in Waterloo, the Blackhawks lead the Musketeer 9-3 with less
than 10 minutes remaining in the game. However, the Musketeers would go on to score seven unanswered goals to win with just
over a minute remaining in regulation time. Making this game possibly one of the greatest comebacks in USHL history

Season Tickets: $65.00 / Reserved Seats: $3.25 / Balcony & Kids: $2.00

Musketeer Front Office Staff

Gary Lipshutz                                John Saville                              Sally Early                                  Kathy Stueve
     President                                 General Manager                         Director of Sales                             Public Relations
                                                        Head Coach                                                                                   Office Manager

Trainer......
Curt Lilly        Chief Statistician.....John Cowley       Special Projects Coordinator...Howard Lipshutz
Souvenirs & Score Card Game....Terry Gottburg, Russ Gondek & Michelle Lilly

 

Musketeers Coaching Staff
     
Head Coach / General Manager...John Saville   Trainer...Curt Lilly     Equipment Manager...Kevin Ruring / Billy Danderand
 

Between the Pipes
Returning veteran Ralph Kloiber and rookie Tom Gavin formed this seasons successful goaltender duo. Ralph carried the bulk
of the games as a veteran, but Tom provided the needed relief along the way and helped Sioux City claim the Southern Division
Championship. They would also advance through the play-offs and meet with Waterloo in the USHL title game but fall just short
of a championship win.

Ralph Kloiber
                                                Tom Gavin
    Musketeers 1974-77                                                    Musketeers 1975-76
 
Ralph Kloiber:
Retuning for a second of three seasons (74-77) as a Musketeer, Ralph would assume the starting position this
season. Over the next two seasons he would be the Musketeers go-to goalie. This season saw him log some 36 games as he
lead the Musketeers to a Southern Division Championship and a consolation finish in the USHL Championship series.
Ralph would be selected a member of the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1998.

Tom Gavin: Played one season (75-76) as a Musketeer goalie. Playing the back-up position he helps provide reliable relief in
net as he still saw time in 15 games as the Musketeers captured their first USHL Southern Division Championship. Tom even
collected a pair of assists that season.

High Scorers
Rick Kennedy             Dave Kartio             Sean Coughlan          Dave Davies                Jim Peck       

Musketeers 1975-76         Musketeers 1972-76            Musketeers 1975-77       Musketeers 1974-79         Musketeers 1974-78

Rookie Rick Kennedy would tally109 regular season points including a team leading 66 assists. Third season veteran Dave Kartio
was close at hand with 97  points and a team leading 52 goals. Rookie Sean Coughlan would make the scorers list  this season with
24 goals and 54 assists. Dave Davies returns to the scorers list for the second time in as many seasons with 67 points. Veteran
defenseman Jim Peck rounds out the top scorers with 65 (20/45) points.

Heavy Hitters

Sam Nelligan           Kevin O'Rear               Barry Head              Jim White                   Jim Peck    
  
Musketeers 1972-78         Musketeers 1975-76            Musketeers 1973-77       Musketeers 1974-76         Musketeers 1974-78

Multi-season veteran Sammy Nelligan is starting to make the hitters list on a regular basis as he leads the team this season with 133
minutes. The closest competitor is Kevin O'Rear with 86 minutes. Veterans Barry Head records 76 and Jim White 63 minutes.
Top five scorer Jimmy Peck also makes the hitters list with 52 minutes in the box.

Dave Davies
                              Julian Nixon                             Greg Gilbert
Musketeers 1975-79 (4 Seasons)               Musketeers 1974-79 (5 Seasons)            Musketeers 72-75
(3 Seasons)
 
Left: Dave Davies, Greg Gilbert and  Julian Nixon shoot on goal at the stage end of the Auditorium Right: Another shot on goal.
These above photographs hung on the wall that the infamous Penalty Box Bar for many years...if only they could talk!!!

Dave Kartio
 Original Musketeer / Musketeers 72-76 ( 4 seasons)
    
Dave Kartio: One of the original Musketeers, he logged four seasons (72-76) as a Musketeer. His first three seasons he averaged
over 50 points. His last season  found him putting up 97 points (48 game schedule) and being selected the Musketeer's Most Popular
Player
. In 1991 Dave would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

 Did You Know...On October 31st, 1975 in Marquette, Dave Kartio scored 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record that still stands today.
 

  John Saville Musketeers Player/Coach
Original Musketeer 1972-77
 
Player/Coach John Saville watches the Musketeers practice from the Auditorium stage.

John Saville joined the Musketeers for the inaugural season (72-73) as a player and left five seasons later as coach (76-77). Following
his first season, he took over the legendary Old-Time Hockey Position of Player/Coach for two seasons and than in traditional fashion
the remaining two seasons. During the 75-76 season he was voted the USHL Coach of the Year.

  Mitch Brandt        Sean Coghlan         Dave Kartio                             Rick Kennedy                                    
 
Musketeers 1975-77    Musketeers 1975-77      Musketeers 1972-76                              Musketeers 1975-76                                     

 
Left: Mitch Brandt (#5) Sean Coghlan (#20) and Dave Kartio Right: Rick Kennedy looks for a pass against the Traverse City Bays

These two photos represents 324 points in a single season. First line team mates and top three Musketeer scorers Sean Coghlan,
Dave Kartio and Rick Kennedy would combine this season for 284 points, setting both a Musketeer and a USHL record that has
stood the test of time. Add in Mitch Brandt's 40 points on defense you're talking some serious offence.

Rick Kennedy joined the Musketeers after four season at the University of St. Louis where he was a top five scorers three of those
seasons. He was recruited for his offense and he did not disappoint. During his only season (75-76) as a Musketeer he
would lead the Musketeer scoring with 109 (43/66) total points and be voted the Musketeers Most Valuable Player. He
would also play on the USHL All-Star Team as well as be voted the USHL's Most Valuable Player. His 109 points places
him among the top single season scorers in Musketeer history.

Dave Kartio:
One of the original Musketeers, he logged four seasons (72-76) as a Musketeer. His first three seasons he averaged
over 50 points. His last season  found him putting up 97 points (48 game schedule) and being selected the Musketeer's Most
Popular Player
. In 1991 Dave would enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Sean Coghlan: Played two seasons as a Musketeer (75-77). During his first season (75-76) he would post 24 goals and another
54 assists finishing among the top three Musketeer scorers this season with 78 points. He would receive the Musketeers
 Rookie of the Year Award.

Mitch Brandt: Played two seasons (75-77) as a Musketeer. This second season he saw his goal production decrease but he more
 than compensated for that with his terrific play making ability recording 35 assists. Stayed in Sioux City to coach the youth and
the high school hockey teams. In 1978 he would help former Musketeer Alex Shibicky bring home a second place finish
at the State Tournament.

Dave Murphy
Musketeers 1975-79
 

 

Musketeer Autograph Night
Sam Nelligan                                 Randy McDonald                                  Tom Gavin   
 
Original Musketeer 1972-78                                   Musketeers 1974-78                                      Musketeers  1975-76
        

Sam Nelligan was an original Musketeer, joining the organization in it's first season in 1972. He would play six seasons (72-78)
logging some 258 regular season games. Sammy was a fan favorite; he loved to drop the gloves and the fans loved him for it. His
fights with Waterloo Blackhawk Ed Starkey were part of Musketeer lore. During the 76-77 season Sammy received the Musketeer
Mr. Spirit and Most Popular Player Awards and in 1993 he was elected into the Musketeer Hall of Fame

Did You Know...Sammy's 258 games as a Musketeer is second only to Dave Davies' 269 games played.

  Randy MacDonald: Played four seasons (74-78) as a Musketeer. He would receive the 74-75  Mr. Spirit award and the
77-78 Musketeers Most Popular Player award. During his final season (77-78) he would finish as one of the Musketeers
 top five scorers with 57 points. Over his four seasons Randy would log 174 regular season games recording 123 points.

Tom Gavin: Played one season (75-76) as a Musketeer goalie. Playing the back-up position he helps provide reliable relief
in net as he still saw time in 15 games as the Musketeers captured their first USHL Southern Division Championship. Tom
even collected a pair of assists that season.

 Mitch Brandt                                  Jim Peck                                         Bob Fowler 
    
Musketeers  1975-77                               Musketeers 1974-78                              Musketeers 1972-73 & 75-76

Mitch Brandt: Played two seasons (75-77) as a Musketeer. Stayed in Sioux City to coach the youth and the high school hockey
teams. In 1978 he would help former Musketeer Alex Shibicky bring home a second place finish at the State Tournament.

Jimmy Peck: Played four seasons (74-78) and recorded 249 points in 187 games. 1977 Musketeer Most Valuable Player
and USHL Leading Defensive Scorer. Jim would be selected to the Musketeers Hall of Fame in 1991. Jim would
go on to success coaching the Sioux City Metros high school team, capturing three State Championships.

Did You Know...Jimmy Peck, Rick Kennedy, Dave Kartio and Coach John Saville were all selected as members of
the USHL "1976 Dream Team"

Bob Fowler: He played his first season (72-73) as one of the original Musketeers. He liked Sioux City so much that after three
seasons in the CHL & IHL he would return  for a second season (75-76) as a Musketeer.

Sean Coghlan                                  Ralph Kloiber                                  Rick Kennedy
  
Musketeers 1975-77                                      Musketeers 1974-77                                     Musketeers 1975-76      
 

Sean Coghlan: Played a pair of seasons (75-77)  in Sioux city after arriving from St. Louis University. Hi first season he would
put-up 78 (24/54) points and finish third in Musketeer scoring. He would win the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award. During his
final season, his production dropped slightly, but he still scored 31 total points.

Ralph Kloiber: Another Billikan (St. Louis University) Ralph played three seasons for the Musketeers (74-77). He backed-up lead
 goaltender Terry Mulroy (73-75 / Musketeers HOF 95) his first season (74-75), but carried the mail the remaining two seasons
(75-77) as the Musketeers go-to goalie. Ralph would be selected a member of the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1998.

Did You Know...Ralph finished this season seventh in team penalty minutes with 46. The following season he would improve
with 48 and a top sixth team finish.

Rick Kennedy: Arrived in Sioux City after four seasons at St Louis University (CCHA) playing for the Billicans. During his only
season(75-76) as a Musketeer he would lead the team in scoring with 109 (43/66) total points and be voted the Musketeers Most
Valuable Player.
He would also play in the USHL All-Star Team as well as be voted the USHL's Most Valuable Player.

Did You Know...At one time, Rick Kennedy held the USHL record for most points in a single season with 109. That 109 points
remains the second highest in Musketeer history.

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Rick Kennedy  *   Mr. Spirit...Dave Murphy  *  Rookie of the Year...Sean Coghlan
Most Popular Player
...Dave Kartio * D'Artagnan Award...John Cowley

USHL All-Star Game
Jimmy Peck  *  Rick Kennedy  *  Dave Kartio  *  Head Coach John Saville
USHL Dream Team Selections

Jimmy Peck  *  Rick Kennedy  *   Dave Kartio  *  Head Coach John Saville

USHL Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...
Rick Kennedy  *  Best Defenseman...Jimmy Peck  *  Coach of the Year... John Saville

 
The Musketeers would finish the regular season with 22-26 record.

The Musketeers will host the USHL All-Star game this season. Played on January 24th, 1977. Coaches from last season's
Division Champions will head-up this season's All-Star teams. Musketeers John Saville will take the Southern Division bench and
Green Bay's Gordy Yewman will take the Northern Division All-Stars.

Season Tickets: $65.00 / Reserved Seats: $3.25 / Kids: $2.00

Special Note...Sioux City get their first Zamboni. Good bye to the snow shovels and Black Knight carts!!!

Musketeers Front Office Staff
   
             Gary Lipshutz                              John Saville                           Kathy Stueve             
                       President                General Manager/Head Coach       Public Relations Director      

        Trainer......Curt Lilly        Chief Statistician.....John Cowley       Special Projects Coordinator...Howard Lipshutz
Souvenirs & Score Card Game....Terry Gottburg, Russ Gondek & Michelle Lilly

Musketeers Coaching Staff
 
Head Coach...John Saville  Trainer...  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Fresh off a Southern Division Championship and a run at the Play-off Championship, third year veteran Ralph Kloiber would again
claim the starting duties in 37 games. However, rookie back-up Billy Fedoryk would see his share of ice time and log 19 games in goal.

Ralph Kloiber                                                   Billy Fedoryk
   Musketeers  1974-77                                                           Musketeers 1976-77   
 
I need Your Goalie Photos                                                              

Ralph Kloiber: Retuning for a third season (74-77) as a Musketeer, Ralph would again assume the starting position as he prepared to
backstop the Musketeers in their defense of the prior season's southern division championship. He would finish his three year Musketeers
career with a 50-45-1 overall record. Ralph would be selected a member of the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1998.

Billy Fedoryk: Played a single season (76-77) in net for the Musketeers, but still logged 19 games as back-up and finished
the season with a 7-5 record. he arrived in Sioux City with a year's experience playing in the Mid American Hockey League where he logged
 some 35 games in net for the Austin Mavericks.

High Scorers
  Steve Colp               Rick Clubbe                Dave Davies             Jimmy Peck            Walt Johnson    

Musketeers 1976-77        Musketeers 1976-77          Musketeers 1974-79        Musketeers 1974-78          Musketeers 1976-79

This season was loaded with constant scorers. Rookies Steve Colp and Rick Clubbe would set the pace. Steve's 77 points would
include a team leading 37 goals and Rick would equal the team leading 40 assists and record 25 of his own goals. Here's Mr.
Consistent, Dave Davies as he continues make his mark in the Musketeer record book with another 91 points. Jimmy also makes
the list again scoring 16 goals and 44 assists. Rookie Walt Johnson would finish out the top scorers with 26 goals and 23 assists.

Heavy Hitters

              Sam Nelligan                Les Batog               Mitch Brandt           Dave Murphy          Sean Coughlan             
  
Musketeers 1972-78          Musketeers 1975-79         Musketeers 1975-77          Musketeers 1975-79        Musketeers 1975-77

Other than Sammy claiming his usual position again on the hitters list with 84 minutes and Les Batog recording 76 minutes, the
 focus this season seemed a bit more finesse than in the past.  Veteran Mitch Brandt would finish with 58, Dave Murphy with
55 and second year list maker Sean Coughlan with 54 minutes in the box. Top five scorer Jim Peck would miss the list by just a
pair of minor penalties.

Sioux City Auditorium
 
Left: Musketeer players line-up along the blue line for some kind of presentation Right: A neutral zone face-off. You are looking at
the odd numbered sections of the Auditorium, sometimes called the Pearl Street side. Left is visiting players bench and the right is
the single penalty box used by both teams.

Randy MacDonald
Musketeers 74-78 (4 Seasons)

Randy MacDonald (Musketeers 74-78) move the puck up ice. He would receive Musketeer team awards Mr. Spirit in 1975
and be voted Most Popular Player in1978

 

Rick Clubbe
Musketeers 1976-77
   
Rick Clubbe:  Played one season (76-77) in Sioux City  before being traded to the Waterloo Black Hawks. He would finish
second in Musketeer scoring with 65 (25/40) points (48 game schedule). Prior to his USHL days, he  played three seasons for UND.
Rick's name would surface again next season as a participant in one of the USHL's & Musketeers' most famous fights.

Ralph Kloiber
Musketeers 1974-77
 

Barry Head
Musketeers 1973-77

Barry Head (73-77): Would play four seasons in Sioux City.  He was Alternate Captain his second season and team Captain during both of
his last two seasons. He would stay in Sioux City and involved in the SYHA program and eventually coach the High School hockey team for
four seasons.

Did You Know...On November 1st, 1975 Barry scored seven points  against the Central Wisconsin Flyers tieing a Musketeer record.

Steve Colp                                                                     Rick Clubbe
Musketeers 1976-77                                                                             Musketeers 1976-77
 
Top two Musketeer leading scorers (Left) Steve Colp and (Right) Rick Clubbe both play some defense. Steve tying -up a
Traverse City Bays player and Rick looking to grab the puck from one of the Hennepin Nordiques. Steve would lead the Musketeers
with 77 points and Rick just behind him with 66 points. Remember these are still only 48 games schedules.

Mitch Brandt                                                       Jimmy Peck
 Musketeers 1975-77                                                                  Musketeers 1974-78

Musketeers veterans Mitch Brandt and Jimmy Peck move the puck up ice. Mitch would play for the Musketeers two seasons
before becoming active in the Sioux City Youth Hockey program where he would spend three seasons behind the bench coaching
the Jr. Musketeers. Mitch would later return coaching many years later and become an integral part of the newly formed Lakes
Area youth hockey program.

Julian Nixon
Musketeers 1974-79

 

Sioux City Auditorium Penalty Box Uniqueness...
 
Penalty boxes for both teams was located in the Section 5 Vomitory. (Yes...I said both teams!!!) Up until the early 80's rink re-model,
 only one penalty box location was made available to players. While minor penalties were usually no problem, it was the major
 penalties that usually lead to the excitement!!!

Brad Morrow                                                                  Rick Clubbe
  Musketeers 1976-77                                                                            Musketeers 1976-77
 
 Left: Brad Morrow joined the Musketeers for a single season (76-77). He played two seasons for the University of Minnesota
 Golden Gophers (NCAA) before becoming a Musketeer. He would log nearly a complete schedule and record five goals and 14 assists

Rick Clubbe:  Played one season (76-77) in Sioux City  before being traded to the Waterloo Black Hawks. He would finish
second in Musketeer scoring with 65 (25/40) points (48 game schedule). Prior to his USHL days, he  played three seasons for UND.
Rick's name would surface again next season as a participant in one of the USHL's & Musketeers' most famous fights.

Barry Head                         Dave Murphy                         Ralph Kloiber
Musketeers 1973-77 (4 Seasons)          Musketeers 75-79 (4 Seasons)            Musketeers 74-77 (3 Seasons)
 
Left: Team Captain Barry Head (Musketeers 73-77) and Dave Murphy (Musketeers 75-79) face-off against Jim Carter of the
Green Bay Bobcats  Right: Goaltender Ralph Kloiber (74-77)
 

Steve Colp                      Brad Morrow                   Billy Fedoryk
Musketeers 1976-77                  Musketeers 1976-77                  Musketeers 1976-77
 
Steve Colp:
After four seasons of playing hockey for Michigan State, Steve joined the Musketeers. During his single season (76-77)
with the Musketeers he would lead the team in scoring with 77 (57/40) regular season points in just a 48 game schedule.

Brad Morrow
joined the Musketeers for a single season (76-77). He played two seasons for the University of Minnesota
 Golden Gophers (NCAA) before becoming a Musketeer. He would log nearly a complete schedule and record five goals and 14 assists

Billy Fedoryk would played a single season (76-77) in net for the Musketeers, but still logged 19 games as back-up and finished
the season with a 7-5 record.

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
February 13th, 1977

 Bob Graiziger                                                                 Julian Nixon

Musketeers 1976-77                                                                             Musketeers 74-79
 
Bob Graiziger (left & right) against the Waterloo Blackhawks. He played two seasons at the University of Denver before
joining the Musketeers for one season. Left: Julian Nixon  follows the play.

Julian Nixon
Musketeers 74-79

  
Musketeer Julian Nixon Played five seasons (74-79) in Sioux City. He is shown facing off against the Waterloo Black Hawks (left)
and the Green Bay Bobcats (right).

 Rick Clubbe
Musketeers 1976-77
 
Rick Clubbe:  Played one season (76-77) in Sioux City  before being traded to the Waterloo Black Hawks. He would finish
second in Musketeer scoring with 65 (25/40) points (48 game schedule). Prior to his USHL days, he  played three seasons for UND.
Rick's name would surface again next season as a participant in one of the USHL's & Musketeers' most famous fights.

Jimmy Peck                                                              Sammy Nelligan
Musketeers 1974-78                                                                          Musketeers 1972-78   
 
Left: Jimmy would spend four seasons as a Musketeer where he would become one of  the USHL's  pioneers of development
of the Offensive-Defenseman. Three of his four season were spent setting and breaking defenseman scoring records.
Right: Sam Nelligan, one of the original Musketeers he would stay a Musketeer for six seasons where he was a part of some of
the most memorable USHL fisticuffs. he even spent  the last two seasons as a player/assistant coach.

Brad Morrow
Musketeers 1976-77
 

 Brad Morrow joined the Musketeers for a single season (76-77). He played two seasons for the University of Minnesota Golden
Gophers (NCAA) before becoming a Musketeer. He would log nearly a complete schedule and record five goals and 14 assists.
The photo on the left shows the Musketeers playing the Traverse City (Michigan) Bays. Note both pictures the fence instead of glass.
 

Sean Coghlan         Rick Clubbe                                   Brad Morrow        Julian Nixon
Musketeers 1975-77      Musketeers 1976-77                                   Musketeers 1976-77      Musketeers 1974-79

 
Left: Sean Coghlan and Rick Clubbe  Right: Julian Nixon catches photographer Curt Stoever on this shot, while Brad Morrow
continues to tell Julian his side of the story.

Sean Coghlan: Logged a pair of seasons (75-77) as a Musketeer. Shown here as Alternate Captain during the second of his two
seasons in Sioux City. His first season (75-76) he would be selected as the Musketeer Rookie of the Year.  Sean played two
seasons for the St Louis University Billicans (NCAA) before becoming a Musketeer.

Julian Nixon played five seasons (74-79) in Sioux City. During his time here, every season he was always a fan favorite. He would
post some 118 (59/59) regular season points career points. After the Musketeers, Julian returned to his home town,
Des Moines, where he became and still is active in the Des Moines Youth Hockey program.

Musketeers Team Award Night
March 13th, 1977

Jimmy Peck
Musketeers 1974-78

 
Jimmy Peck was selected the Musketeers as Most Valuable Player. Of his 60 points (48 game season) that season, most came
from the point with his legendary slap shot. Jimmy would also pick up the USHL Leading Offensive-Defenseman Award.
In 1989 Jimmy would be voted into the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Did you know...the following year Jimmy would again break his own scoring record, posting 71 (27/44) points making him
 one of the top three Musketeer scorers.

Walt Johnson                                                         Sam Nelligan
  
      
Musketeers 1976-79                                                                  Musketeers 1972-78        
 
 
Left: This would be the first of  Walt Johnson's three seasons (76-79) in Sioux City. 40 points and League-wide respect, would earn
Walt the Rookie of the Year Award. His 286 total points in 176 games, still today makes him the Musketeer's second leading scorer.
Walt would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Right:
One of the original Musketeers, Sam Nelligan would play Enforcer for six full seasons!!! Sammy is shown above winning
both the Mr. Spirit and Most Popular Player awards. Every Musketeer fan back then, knew Sammy could have won
those every season he played in Sioux City!!! In 1993, Sam was elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

 Autograph Night
Barry Head                                                                 Jimmy Peck
Musketeers 1973-77 (4 Seasons)                                                      Musketeers 1974-78 (4 Seasons)

 
Barry Head (73-77): Would play four seasons in Sioux City.  He would stay in Sioux City and involved in the SYHA program.
and eventually coach the High School hockey team for four seasons.

Jimmy Peck (74-78):
Signs autographs for his fans. (That's me at the bottom in the center). Jim's 282 points put him at third on the
Musketeer's All Time Scorers list. 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.

Did You know...This picture of Jimmy and me is one of my favorites. As a young player I watched Jimmy from the stands as he
racked-up points as well as penalty minutes. Here I am waiting to get his autograph. Little did I know that years later this childhood hero
would become one of my best hockey friends. From officiating USHL games together, reffing high school games when he was coaching
 to playing adult league pick-up, Jimmy still remains one of the greatest Musketeers ever!!!

Did You Know...Jimmy Peck's 282 career points places him third on the all-time Musketeers scorers list. He was no stranger to
 the penalty box either...he collected some 240 penalty minutes as well.

Brad Morrow                                                              Sean Coghlan
    
Musketeers 1976-77                                                                Musketeers 75-77 (2 Seasons)
 
Left: Brad Morrow take time for a photo while Walt Johnson signs in the background.  Right: Alternate Captain Sean Coghlan shown
 during the second of his two seasons in Sioux City. His first season (75-76) he would be selected as the Musketeer Rookie of the Year
Sean played two seasons for the St Louis University Billicans (NCAA) before becoming a Musketeer.

Mitch Brandt
Musketeers  1975-77 (2 Seasons)

Mitch Brandt (Musketeers 75-77) and Craig Stoever (Metros Class of '83). Mitch would also stay in town and offer his hockey
knowledge to the High School team for three seasons. In 1978 he would help former Musketeer Alex Shibicky bring home a second place
 finish at the Iowa High School League (IHSHL) State Tournament.

Sammy Nelligan                                                          Julian Nixon
                
1972-78 (6 Seasons)                                                              Musketeers 1974-79 (5 Seasons)
 
  
Left: Sammy Nelligan, one of the original Musketeers. While known for his legendary tussles with Waterloo Black Hawk Ed Starkey,
Sammy could put the biscuit in the basket as well, and scored nearly 200 points as a Musketeer.

Right: Julian Nixon played five seasons (74-79) in Sioux City. After his last season he returned home to Des Moines where he
became active in the Youth and High School hockey programs. He would also go on to become a USA Hockey official.

Ralph Kloiber                                                                     Billy Fedoryk
Musketeers 1974-77 (3 Seasons)                                                                        Musketeers 1976-77
 
Ralph Kloiber: Another Billikan (St. Louis University) Ralph played three seasons for the Musketeers (74-77). He backed-up lead
 goaltender Terry Mullroy (73-75 / Musketeers HOF 95) his first season (74-75), but carried the mail the remaining two seasons
(75-77) as the Musketeers go-to goalie. Ralph would be selected a member of the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1998.

Billy Fedoryk: Played a single season (76-77) in net for the Musketeers, but still logged 19 games as back-up goaltender.

Walt Johnson
Musketeers 1976-79 (3 Seasons)
 
Fans wait for a chance to meet first year Musketeer player Walt Johnson.  His 49 points (26/23) and League-wide respect, would earn
Walt the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award.  His 286 total points in 176 games, still today makes him the Musketeer's second
leading All-Time Scorer
. In 1991, Walt was elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame. Walt would eventually call Sioux City home
where he became the Auditorium Building Manager and became active in youth and high school hockey eventually winning a pair of
back to back high school state tournament championships.

Steve Colp
Musketeers 1976-77

Steve Colp: After four seasons of playing hockey for Michigan State, Steve joined the Musketeers. During his single season (76-77)
with the Musketeers he would lead the team in scoring with 77 (57/40) regular season points in just a 48 game schedule. In 1977
Steve was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) and the Cleveland Crusaders (WHA).

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Jimmy Peck (Metros Coach 01-07 / 2003 State Champions)
Rookie of the Year
...Walt Johnson (Metros Coach 79-82 & 96-00 / 98 & 99 State Champions)
Mr. Spirit
...Sam Nelligan  *  Most Popular Player...Sam Nelligan  *  D'Artagnan Award...Elfrieda Lillie

USHL All-Star Game
Sioux City / January 24th
 


USHL Award Winners

 


 




Musketeers win the Southern Division championship with a 34-17 record, identical to heated rivals the Waterloo Black Hawks. They would
meet-up in the Championship series and Waterloo would blast-off to a three game lead before the Musketeers could rebound and force
a seventh deciding game.
Unfortunately, the Musketeers would fall short and lose 7-4.

Season Tickets: $75.00 / Reserved Seats: 3:50 / Kids: $2.00

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

Musketeer Front Office Staff

Gary Lipshutz                     Charlie Burns                    Mike Newhouse                    Micki Murphy                   Steve Musco
President                      General Manager             Sales & Marketing                   Public Relations                        Trainer

Trainer......Curt Lilly       Chief Statistician.....John Cowley       Special Projects Coordinator...Kathy Stueve & Sally Early
Souvenirs & Score Card Game....Terry Gottburg, Doug Gates & Kelly Smith

Musketeers Coaching Staff

     Charlie Burns                         Sam Nelligan                                                                                      Billy Danderand         
             Head Coach                       Player/Assistant Coach                           Trainer                                 Equipment Manager            

Between the Pipes
With a nice resume in hand; three seasons in the OHL, a stint in the IHL and a full season in Green Bay, Dave Legree joined the
Musketeers for the first of two very successful years in Sioux City.  Rick Hanson would also join the team as one of the first
official Junior players
as the USHL prepped for the up-coming transition years. Dave and Rick would team-up and bring home
another USHL Southern Division Championship. They would also give the Musketeers another run at a play-off championship title.

Dave LeGree                                                                      Rich Hanson      
Musketeers 1977-79                                                                             Musketeers 1977-78     

Dave LeGree:
Would carry the mail for the Musketeers for a pair of seasons. Arriving in town as a Musketeer rookie, but with
six seasons of professional hockey under his belt he would lead the Musketeers to a second Southern Division Championship
in three seasons and receive the Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award. The following season he would lead the Musketeers
 to another successful season while securing the USHL's Most Valuable Player Award.

Rich Hanson: Playing understudy to the experienced Rich Hanson would assume the back-up goaltending duties. Providing the
relief at the right times, Rich helped the Musketeers to another Southern Division Championship.

High Scorers
                     Walt Johnson            Bob Ferguson               Jimmy Peck           Mike Thomas          Randy McDonald                      

         
Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1977-78            Musketeers 1974-78        Musketeers 1977-78          Musketeers 1974-78               

Walt Johnson is back on the high scorers list again for the second time and will be there one more before his wraps up his three
 season with the Musketeers. He would have a record setting season scoring a team leading 40 goals and 61 assists for 109 points.
Bob Ferguson would make the list as a rookie scoring 87 (37/50) regular season points. Defenseman Jimmy Peck would make the
list again as he tallies 27 goals and 44 assists. Mike Thomas would record 63 (27/36) points and veteran Randy McDonald
would round out the top five scorers with a four season career high of  9 goals and 48 assists.

 

Heavy Hitters
Bobby Hutten           Sam Nelligan              Jimmy Peck            Mark Castillo
           Marlin Mense
Musketeers 1977-79         Musketeers 1972-78          Musketeers 1974-78        Musketeers 1977-78          Musketeers 1977-78


With the phase in of Junior hockey this season, Sammy got some much needed relief as resident tough-guy Bobby Hutten joined the
Musketeers. He had a fierce reputation as a fighter and everyone in the league knew it. Bobby would record a team high of 151 minutes
and he only played 34 games that season. Sammy would record 88 minutes and cap a six season career with some 500 plus penalty
minutes. Jimmy Peck makes both lists again this season by recording 82 penalty minutes while finishing third in scoring. Rookies Mark
Castillo would record 79 minutes and Marlin Mense 45 minutes.


Bobby Hutten
Musketeers 1977-79
 
Bobby Hutten played for the Musketeers for one season (77-78). Don't let the hair fool you...This guy was a fighter, who could play
hockey. His "Golden Gloves" awards made him one of the toughest guys in the league. He would top the heavy hitters list both seasons
as a Musketeer.

These two photographs hung on the wall that the infamous Penalty Box Bar for many years...if only they could talk!!!

 
Left: Dave Murphy , Bob Ferguson and goalie Dave LeGree  Right: Mike Thomas and Marlin Mense
These two photographs hung on the wall that the infamous Penalty Box Bar for many years

Musketeers vs. Austin Mavericks
 
Left:  Sam Nelligan and Walt Johnson lead the Musketeers to the ice as they prepare to take on the Austin Mavericks  
Right:
Bob Betty, Randy MacDonald, Dave LeGree & Rich Hanson await the starting line-up announcements.

Dave LeGree Musketeers 77-79 & Bob Beatty 77-78             Bobby Hutten Musketeers 77-79 &  Mike Hoberg  77-78
 
Left: Goalie Dave LeGree (77-79) makes a save as Defenseman Bob Beatty (77-78) watches the guy in the crease. Dave played
two seasons in Sioux City. In his first season, he would set a Musketeer record for 33 wins (48 game season) that still stands today.
Right:
Bobby Hutten (77-79) and Mike Hoberg (77-78) return the favor on the Austin Mavericks goaltender.


 
Left: (L to R) Dave Castillo, Marlin Mense, Jim Peck, Randy MacDonald and goaltender Dave LeGree Right: Defenseman Bob Betty
drops the mitts with an unfortunate Maverick

 

Randy MacDonald
Musketeers 1974-78

Randy's four seasons (74-78) as a Musketeer eventually made him one of the many fan favorites. Playing almost a full season each of his
four years, he would record 27 goals and 96 assists. Always known a s a play-maker, Randy tallied 48 helpers in his final season, in
addition to his nine regular season goals.

Donny Ohlund                                                                Jimmy Peck
Musketeers 1977-78                                                                        Musketeers 1974-78

 
Left: Donny Ohlund (Musketeers 77-78)  vs. the Austin Maverick at the Audi. Coach Charlie Burns looks on from the bench. Donny
would spend just a half season in Sioux City scoring 15 goals and six assists before a trade moved him to Green Bay.
        Right:
Jimmy Peck (Musketeers 74-78) battles with a Green Bay Bobcat. He would be selected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1989.

USHL Championship Series
Musketeers vs. Waterloo Black Hawks / Game 6
Dave LeGree                                                           Tommy Hasenzahl   
Musketeers 1977-79                                                               Waterloo BlackHawks 1977-79
 
 
This USHL Championship series is one of those games everyone in the world attended as
Goaltenders Dave LeGree and Tommy
Hasenzahl
would both turn away over 50 shots on goal in game six's double over time contest. However, a goal by Bob Ferguson
would end the night's marathon game with a Musketeer win. However, prior to that,
during the second period, a fight between
 Bobby Hutten (SC) and Rick Clubbe (Waterloo) in the penalty box, resulted in Waterloo players pulling down the glass and
boards to get into the box. After an hour delay, the Musketeers would win the game on Fergie's goal. Assisting on that winner was
Walt Johnson, giving him 5 points in the that night's game.

Did You Know...The Rick Clubbe mentioned above, was the Musketeers second leading scorer the prior season (76-77) netting
 25 goals and 40 assists for a team leading 64 regular season points.

 
Left: Randy MacDonald, Bobby Hutton and Jimmy Peck wait for linesman Wayne Blanche to set the draw and get the game underway.
Right: Wayne gets ready to drop the puck as Dave Murphy waits for a complete live change.

 

USHL Championship Series
Musketeers vs. Waterloo Black Hawks / Game 7
 

 

USHL Championship Series
Musketeers vs. Waterloo Black Hawks / Game 7
 
Left: The Traditional Handshake at the end of a hard fought 7 game championship series. Unfortunately, the Musketeers would fall short
and lose 7-4. Right: Waterloo Black Hawks skate their Championship Trophy around the Auditorium ice.


  Note: For a great book on Waterloo Black Hawk Hockey, read The Black Hawk Chronicle by Tim Harwood 

Musketeers vs. Green Bay Bobcats
 
Left: Mike Thomas (77-78) Right: Linesman Rick Sugett drops the puck for center Bob Ferguson (77-78)  and wingers Dave
Davies (74-79) and #18 Keith Pauly (77-78) . Green Bay Bobcat players are #14 John Preville, #3 Rob Nicholson, #19 Bob Purpur

Bob Ferguson
would win the Musketeer MVP Award this season. He would return to Sioux City a few season later and
lead the Musketeers to a pair of Regular Season and League Championships and a Jr. A National Title. He would be named
Coach of the Year, coach twice in the USHL All-Star Game and lead the USHL International All-Stars to their first
World Jr. Tournament victory in Switzerland.  In 1989, Bob would be elected to the Musketeers Hall of Fame.

Did You Know...Bob Ferguson  would go on to receive the USHL General Manager of the Year Award four times!!!

Dave Davies tops the Musketeer's all-time scorers with 359 points and holds the Ironman record with 269 games played.
In his final season, he would be voted the Musketeers Most Popular Player. He would stay in Sioux City where he became
active in the newly formed youth hockey program. Eventually, he would coach the Metros High School hockey team to
back-to-back State Championships in 1991 & 92 ushering in a decade of high school hockey league dominance. In 1990
 Dave would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Mike Thomas (#6) Bob Ferguson (#22) and Walt Johnson

This picture here represents 250 total Musketeer points in a single season. Mike Thomas would play a single season as a Musketeer
 but contributed to the offence playing on the teams first line. he would record 27 goals and 36 helpers. His 63 points placed him among
 the top four scorers. Walt the the leading scorer this season, his 40 goals and 62 assists gave him a whopping 101 regular season points.
Right behind him was Bob Ferguson tallying 37 goals and 50 assists.  If you doing the math at home...this line generated 250 regular season
points in a 48 games schedule.

 

 


Mike Thomas: Played one season in Sioux City and recorded 63 (27/36) points. Enough to put him in the top four scorers for that season.

Walt Johnson: Would lead the Musketeers in scoring this season with 101 (40/61) regular season points
 (48 game schedule)
In 1991 Walt would be elected to the Musketeers Hall of Fame.

Bob Ferguson: His 87 points (37/50) (48 game schedule) placed him second in Musketeer scoring. In 1989 Bob would be elected
to the Musketeers Hall of Fame.

Did You Know...These three Musketeers (Johnson, Ferguson & Thomas) put-up over 250 total points in a single 48 games season

Sam Nelligan Night
This evening was dedicated to current Musketeer player Sam Nelligan. One of the original Musketeers, Sam played six seasons
in Sioux City and became a household name among hockey fans. During his final season, he would take on the unusual job of
Player /Assistant Coach. Sammy would go down as one of the legendary Musketeer players and his
nearly 200 points and 550
penalty minutes puts him among the top Musketeers in both categories.

 
Captain Walt Johnson, Announcer Mike Newhouse and an un-identified presenter award the night's honoree, Sam Nelligan his
special recognition. Note: Head referee wearing the red & blue striped jersey.

 
Captain Walt Johnson (#7) congratulates Sammy Nelligan. Right: Sammy poses with his award.

Did You Know...Dave LeGree recorded 33 wins (48 game schedule) this season, a Musketeer record that still stands today.

 

  Dave Davies                    Sam Nelligan                  Randy MacDonald
Musketeers 1974-79           Original Musketeers 1972-78             Musketeers 1974-78 
  
Left: Veteran Musketeers Dave Davies (5 seasons) and Sam Nelligan (6 seasons) Right: Randy McDonald (5 seasons)

Dave Davies tops the Musketeer's all-time scorers with 359 points and in his final season be voted Most Popular Player. He would
 stay in Sioux City and eventually coach the Metros High School Hockey Team to three State Championships. In 1990 Dave would
enter the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Peck
Musketeers 1974-78
 
Jimmy Peck: Played in Sioux City for 4 (74-78) seasons. His 282 points make him at third on the Musketeer's all time scorers list.
He would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1989.
After the Musketeers, he would go on to coach various SYHA teams,
eventually winning  a pair IHSHL State Championships in 1994 and 2003. After a brief retirement, Jimmy has again joined the High
School coaching staff as an assistant coach.
The photo on the left is the actual picture that hung in the infamous Penalty Box Bar wall.

          Bob Ferguson                                                     Dave Murphy                              
Musketeers 1977-78                                                            Musketeers 1975-79                         
   

Jimmy Peck          Walt Johnson

Mike Hoberg
Musketeers 1977-78
 

Marlin Mense               Dave Murphy
 Musketeers 1977-78               Musketeers 1975-79

Jimmy Peck    Randy McDonald    Walt Johnson
Musketeers 1974-78       Musketeers 1974-78        Musketeers 1976-79

Mike Thomas
Musketeers 1977-78

 

Bob Ferguson
Musketeers 1977-78

Players prepare for the National Anthem
Players line-up in preparation for that night's National Anthem. Notes: The Audi still has some fence going-on around the players
benches, which are still located in the Vomitories as well as the wood seats.  This shot shows the guy standing on what would today
would be Court #1 at the Long Lines Family Rec Center looking at the climbing wall.

Players are listed left to right: Bobby Hutten, Dave Murphy Bob Ferguson, Keith Pauley, ID This Player, Sammy Nelligan,
Mark Castillo, Marlin Mense, Randy McDonald, Rich Hanson, Dave LeGree and Bob Beatty

 

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player
...Dave Legree  *   Mr. Spirit...Rich Hanson  *  Rookie of the Year...Bob Ferguson 
Most Popular Player
...Randy MacDonald   *   D'Artagnan Award...Concrete Pipe & Machinery

USHL All-Star Game

USHL Award Winners
 


This season would be the last season for Senior/Professional hockey in the USHL. Two seasons prior, the league made the decision to change
to Junior A aged player format. 

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
 

Individual Game Tickets: $3.50 / Season Tickets: $75.00

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Brian Hartman (Jr. Musketeers Class of '78) would join the Musketeers for the first of
two seasons. 
 

Musketeers Front Office Staff

Gary Lipshutz                           Andre Beaulieu                            Mike Newhouse                       Sonja Cleland
        President                General Manager/Head Coach                 Sales & Promotions              Office Manager

Trainer......Curt Lilly       Chief Statistician.....John Cowley       Special Projects Coordinator...Kathy Stueve & Sally Early
Souvenirs & Score Card Game....Terry Gottburg, Doug Gates & Kelly Smith   Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

 

Musketeers Coaching Staff
Andre Beaulieu
Head Coach / General Manager

Between the Pipes
Dave LeGree                    Kevin Horton                     Joe Simone  
Musketeers 1977-79                    Musketeers 1900-00                    Musketeers 1900-00

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos
Dave LeGree:
Kevin Horton:
Joe Simone:

High Scorers
                  Dave Tracy              Walt Johnson            Brian Hartman            Dave Davies            Dave Murphy                    

Musketeers 1978-79           Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1978-80         Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1975-79


Two rookies would burst into the Musketeer scoring ranks this season.  Dave Tracy would post a 106 point season including a team
leading 57 goals in addition to his 49 assists. Veteran Walt Johnson makes his third return to the leading scorers list with 91 points and a
team leading 58 assists. Sioux City native Brian Hartman joins the Musketeers for two seasons and will make a showing both seasons.
His 72 (41/31) points this season would make him the third leading scorer. Back again is Dave Davies as he adds another 29 goals
 and 41 assists to his all-time Musketeer totals. Veteran Dave Murphy is also back as he adds a final 65 points to his Musketeer totals.
 

Heavy Hitters
Bobby Hutten                                                                                                                                      

Musketeers 1977-79         Musketeers 1972-78          Musketeers 1974-78        Musketeers 1977-78          Musketeers 1977-78


 

 

Dave Tracy                                                               Steve Plaszcz
Musketeers 1978-79                                                                         Musketeers 1978-79

Dave Tracy would join the Musketeers for a single season and their final season of semi-professional hockey in Sioux City. He would
set the scoring pace by posting a 106 point season including a team leading 57 goals in addition to his 49 assists. In addition, his 87 penalty
minutes also placed him among the top Musketeer penalty leaders. He would receive the Musketeers Most Valuable Player award
as well as a spot on the USHL All-Star Team.

Steve Plaszcz
logged a single season  (78-79) for the Musketeers.

 

Dave Tracy
Musketeers 1978-79


Musketeers vs. the Bloomington Jr. Stars
  
Left: Brian Hartman and Mark Hallgren  Right: Jerry Augustine shoots on goal

Right: Brian Hartman: A Sioux City native (SYHA/Sioux City Jr. Musketeers 1972-78). During his rookie season, he would record
 72 total points (41/31) in only 40 games where he earned the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. The following season, he
would serve as Musketeer Team Captain and be chosen the Musketeers Most Popular Player.
In 1994 Brian would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Mark Hallgren:

Jerry Augustine:

 
Left: Jerry Augustine (#15). Captain Walt Johnson (#7) and Dave Murphy wearing number 1 for some reason get ready for the start of
another game at the Auditorium.  Right: Linesman Wayne Blanche drops the puck.


Wingers Dave Davies (#12)  and Scott Steel (6) watch Brian Hartman win the opening draw as the Musketeers take on the Bloomington
Jr. Stars. Note: the red & blue head referee jersey. 

 

Musketeers vs. the Hennepin Nordiques
 
Left: Dave Davies gets around the Hennepin defenders to score Right: Musketeers look for another goal against the Nordiques

Dave Tracy                               Walt Johnson                        Dave LeGree
Musketeers 1978-79                                Musketeers 1976-79                        Musketeers 1977-79

 
Left: Musketeer leading scorer Dave Tracy (10) & Captain Walt Johnson Right: Dave LeGree makes another save against the Nordiques

Dave Tracy: Played one season (78-79) as a Musketeer and he made it a successful one. He scored 106 (57/49) regular season
points (48 game schedule) to lead the Musketeers on scoring.  He would also collect the Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award.
 On March 9th, 1978 in St. Paul he would score 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record.

Walt Johnson: Team Captain Walt Johnson finishes second in scoring with 91 points (33/58) (48 game schedule). These final season
points make Walt the second highest All-Time Musketeer Leading Scorer with
some 286 total points.

Dave LeGree: Played three total USHL seasons, the last two were as a Musketeer (77-79). His first season as a Musketeer he would
lead the team to a Southern Division Championship and be selected the Musketeer Most Valuable Player. The following season he was
awarded the USHL Most Valuable Player. Dave had a last season in the IHL playing for the Milwaukee Admirals before returning to
Sioux City where is a very active member of the SYHA Coach/Player Development Program.

Dave Davies
Musketeers 1974-79 (5 Seasons)

Dave Davies:  After five seasons as a Musketeer (74-79) Dave's final season's 70 (29/41) points would be icing on the scorers cake as he
would finish the season as the All-Time Musketeer Scorer  with 359 total points. Dave also played in 269 games as a Musketeer games.
These are a pair of records that will surely never be broken.  Dave was selected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame 1990.

 

Musketeer Player Awards Night
 
Left: Long-time Musketeer Barry Head (73-77) presents Dave Tracy with the 79 Musketeers MVP Award  Right: Three season
Musketeer (73-76) and owner of the greatest hockey bar ever, Steve Boyle presents Team Captain Walt Johnson


Ted Carlson, Dave Kartio, Mike Newhouse

1978-79 Musketeer & USHL Award Winners

Dave Tracy                                 Dave Davies                           Les Batog                                  Dave LeGree  
              
Most Valuable Player                   Most Popular Player                    Mr. Spirit                       USHL Most Valuable Player            

Players receive their Musketeer & USHL awards. Dave Tracy; Most Valuable Player, Dave Davies Most Popular Player,
Les Batog Mr. Spirit
and Dave LeGree USHL's Most Valuable Player Award

 

USHL All-Star Game
 

 

Autograph Night
Pat Klinkhammer                                                                       Matt King         
Musketeers 1978-79                                                                                     Musketeers 1978-79   
 
Left: Pat Klinkhammer 
Right:
Matt King

Dave Pfannenstein                                                          Brian Hartman
    Musketeers 1978-79                                                                          Musketeers 1978-80

 
Left: Dave Pfannenstein, Logged a single season in Sioux City (78-79).
 
Right:
Brian Hartman: A Sioux City native (SYHA/Sioux City Jr. Musketeers 1972-78). During his rookie season, he would record
 72 total points (41/31) in only 40 games where he earned the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. The following season, he
would serve as Musketeer Team Captain and be chosen the Musketeers Most Popular Player.
In 1994 Brian would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Did You Know...Brian was chosen the Jr. Musketeers' (High School Team) Most Valuable Player three of the four seasons he played.
 

    Jerry Augustine                                                                 Dave Tracy       
     
Musketeers 1978-80                                                                             Musketeers 1978-79     
   
Left: Jerry Augustine (78-80) Played a pair of season as a Musketeer (78-80) 

Right:
Dave Tracy, Musketeer Leading Scorer during his only season (78-79) in Sioux City. His 106 (57/49) total points during the
48 game season earned him the Musketeers Most Valuable Player award. In addition, his 87 penalty minutes also placed him
 among the top Musketeer penalty leaders.

Did You Know...On March 9th, 1978 in St. Paul, Dave Tracy would score 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record.

Did You Know...Dave Tracy's 106 single season points are the third highest in Musketeer history.

Dave Davies                                                         Dave Murphy
Musketeers 1974-79                                                                Musketeers 1975-79
  
Left: Dave Davies (74-79) Musketeers All-Time scorers with 359 points and Dave Murphy (1975-79) are both members of the
Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Right: Dave Murphy (75-79) would collect a Mr. Spirit Award and record 65 (37/28) points to finish as one of the top five
Musketeer scorers. On November 18th, 1979 in Green Bay he scored 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record.

Final Season for USHL Senior (Professional) League
Musketeer Hall of Fame Members

Final Season Veterans Dave Murphy, Dave Davies, Dave LeGree, Walt Johnson and Les Batog. All Five of these Musketeers
favorites would stay in Sioux City and continue to give back to our local youth Hockey program in huge ways!!!

Dave Murphy (HOF 92) finished out his four seasons in Sioux City and 192 points and a 1976 Mr. Spirit Award. On November
18th, 1979 in Green Bay he scored 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record.

 Dave Davies (HOF 90) still tops the Musketeer's all-time scorers with 359 points and a final season Most Popular Player Award.
He would eventually coach the Metros High School Hockey Team to three State Championships.

Dave LeGree (HOF 90) was in Sioux City for only two seasons. During that time he set the Musketeer season record for wins
by a goalie and was selected as the USHL Most Valuable Player. He would return to Sioux City and remains active in youth and
high school coaching.

Walt Johnson (HOF 91), originally from Omaha, he would play three seasons. During that time he would collect a Rookie of
the Year
Award, a Leading Scorer award and collect some 286 total points. He would also find himself coaching the youth and
high school teams and in 1998 & 1999  win a pair of back to back State Championships.

Les Batog played two seasons (76-77 & 78-79) for the Musketeers. In 79 he would win the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award. 

Jerry Augustine                                  Les Batog               
Musketeers 1978-80                              Musketeers 1976-77 & 78-79
 
Jerry Augustine and Les Batog sign autographs

 

Head Coach Andre Beaulieu
Musketeers 77-78

Andre Beaulieu: Originally from Quebec, Canada he would serve a single season as Head Coach and General Manager. Prior to the
Musketeers he was  head coach of the Minnesota Jr. Stars (Midwest Jr. A League-this league would eventually be absorbed into what we
know as the USHL) He would claim both a league and a play-off championships in three seasons be voted as the Coach of the Year. He
would join the Minnesota North Stars organization and log three seasons as Assistant & Head Coach before joining the Musketeers the
next season. Four times he has been a part of the USA World Junior Team and USA National Team coaching staff.

Musketeers Award Winners
Most Valuable Player
...Dave Tracy  *   Mr. Spirit...Les Batog  *  Most Popular Player...Dave Davies 
Rookie of the Year
...Brian Hartman *
D'Artagnan Award...Ted Carlson

 

USHL All-Star Game

USHL Dream Team Selections

USHL Award Winners

 


This season would be the first for Jr. Hockey in the USHL. Prior to the start of this season, USHL players were classified as Professional
players and many passed through the USHL as they perused their professional hockey desires. Many of these players were already property
of Pro, Semi-Pro or College organizations.

The Musketeers would finish the maiden Jr. Hockey season with 20 wins. Unfortunately they would still finish the first season as the
league's last place team 24 losses and and four ties.

Season Tickets $75.00 per seat / Single game tickets $3.00 / South end bleachers  $2.00

Musketeers Front Office Staff
       
Gary Lipshutz                              Lyle Bradley                                   Pat Kuchel                                Cindy Hunnel
                President                General Manager/Head Coach                 Marketing Director              Public Relations Director

  Chief Statistician...John Cowley   Programs & Souvenirs...Terry Gottburg & Doug Gates  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand
Stickboys...James Salisbury & Brian Kelso

Musketeers Coaching Staff
Lyle Bradley...Head Coach / General Manager
 

Between the Pipes
Doug Spedding and Jerry Thompson would enter this first official season of  Jr. Hockey both as Musketeer rookies. Doug
assumed the starting goalie role and Jerry serving as very consistent back-up. The the team struggled overall, both goalies would
earn valuable game experience this season, and between the two of them, they did muster 20 wins.

Doug Spedding                                                    Jerry Thompson
Musketeers 1979-82                                                              Musketeers 1979-81

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

Doug Spedding this is the first of three of seasons (79-82) in Sioux City. His rookie season (79-80) he would garner most
of the starts during one of the USHL transitional seasons as the team did get 20 wins. Doug was voted Musketeer
Rookie of the Year.
Thing got worse, before they got better, the following season when the team struggled and could only
record 12 wins. However, he did set a Musketeers record that season...one night in Dubuque he made 88 total saves with
34 of them coming in a single period.
Doug's final season (81-82) would be a spectacular as he led the Musketeers to a USHL Regular Season Championship,
a USHL Play-off  Championship and a second place finish at the Jr. A National Tournament. He was also
receive honors as the USHL's Outstanding Goaltender Award.

Jerry Thompson: Originally from Des Moines, IA where he played for the Urbandale Jays of the Iowa High School Hockey
League (IHSHL). Jerry logged a pair of USHL Transitional season (79-81) with the Musketeers. A mid-season trade
would move Jerry back home for the remainder of the season (80-81) to play for the newly formed Buccaneers. After the season,
he would return to Sioux City and take a position as an Assistant Coach the Jr. Musketeers/Metros High School team. 

 

High Scorers
Need current info

                   Dave Tracy              Walt Johnson            Brian Hartman            Dave Davies            Dave Murphy                    
Musketeers 1978-79           Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1978-80         Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1975-79



Heavy Hitters
Need current info
                  Dave Tracy              Walt Johnson            Brian Hartman            Dave Davies            Dave Murphy                    
Musketeers 1978-79           Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1978-80         Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1975-79

 

 Doug Spedding          Mike Garreffi           Jeff Huber               Kirk Gilger             Paul Barger    
Musketeers 1979-82         Musketeers 1979-80        Musketeers 1979-81     Musketeers 1979-81        Musketeers 1979-80

 
Left: Musketeers gather around rookie goaltender Doug Spedding. Also pictured are #3 Mike Garreffi, #6 Jeff Huber & #7 Kirk Gilger.
Right:
Musketeer Paul Barger faces-off against the Green Bay Bobcats.

 
Left: Coach Lyle Bradley get a birds-eye view  while he talks to his players. Lyle coached two seasons for the Musketeers.
Right:
A Green bay Bobcat gets the better of an un-identified Musketeer

Did You Know...Lyle was one of three players to have his number (11) retired by the Salt Lake City Golden Eagles (WHL/CHL)

Mike Valesano                    Brian Hartman          Head Coach Lyle Bradley
Musketeers 1978-80                       Musketeers 1978-80                   Musketeers 1979-81           
 
 
Brian Hartman: Pictured here with Mike Valesano (Left) and Coach Lyle Bradley, Brian was a Sioux City native and an original
SYHA player. Playing for the Jr. Musketeers he was a four-time High Scorer and a three-time Most Valuable Player recipient. He
would play two seasons (78-80) for the Musketeers. During his rookie season (78-79) he would finish third in scoring with 72 (41/31)
 points (48 game season) and would collect the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award. His final season he would be Team Captain
 & Musketeer Most Popular Player.  In 1994 Brian was elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Did You Know...Brian Hartman was an original member of Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) and only had two seasons
of organized hockey before he joined the high school team.

Mike Valesano: Played a pair of season in Sioux City (78-80)

                                                                                                         Jim Vilandre 79-80         Lyle Bradley 77-78/ 79-81
         Robbie Larson Musketeers 79-81                                     Joe Hurley 79-80                 Joel Johnson 79-80
 
Jim Vilandre:
79-80

Lyle Bradley:
Head Coach  for two seasons (79-81). Lyle steered the Musketeers through the difficult USHL transitional
 seasons as the League phased out professional play and changed to the Jr. Hockey format we are all familiar with today.

  Robbie Larson:
Logged a pair of seasons (79-81) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season Robbie would receive the
Musketeers  Mr. Spirit Award. After the Musketeers, Robbie stayed in Sioux City for several years where he became active
in the SYHA Coaching Program.

Joe Hurley 79-80
Joel Johnson 79-80

Jerry Thompson
Musketeers 1979-81
 
Jerry Thompson: Originally from Des Moines, IA where he played for the Urbandale Jays of the Iowa High School Hockey
League (IHSHL*). Jerry logged a pair of USHL Transitional season (79-81) with the Musketeers. He would also stay in Sioux City and
take a position as an Assistant Coach the Jr. Musketeers/Metros High School team. 

*Now Known as the Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL)

Did You Know...while in Sioux City and coaching the high school team, Jerry was a member of the Sioux City Underwater
Rescue & Recovery Team
.  (Thanks for the scary stories!!!)
 

Mike Pitsenberger                                                      Jerry Augustine    
Musketeers 1979-80                                                                     Musketeers 1978-80
 
Mike Pitsenberger 79-80
Jerry Augustine 78-80

Jim Vilandre 79-80 Punky Moteberg 79-81 Dave Noah 79-80                      Kirk Gilger 79-81 & Mike Garreffi 79-80                
 
Jim Vilandre 79-80
Punky Moteberg 79-81
Dave Noah 79-80
Kirk Gilger 79-81
Mike Garreffi 79-80


    Deane Hanson 79-81, Paul Barger 79-80, Mike Garreffi 79-80                                 Chris Lindberg 79-81                                          
 

Deane Hanson: 79-80
Paul Barger:
79-80
Mike Garreffi:
79-80
Chris Lindberg: 79-81

USHL All-Star Game
Mike Valesano  *  Brain Hartman  *   Deane Hanson

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Mike Valesano         Most Popular Player... Brian Hartman
Rookie of the Year.
..Doug Spedding               Mr. Spirit...Robert Larson
D'Artagnan Award...
Dennis Sederholm

USHL Award Winners


This season the Waterloo Black Hawks move to Dubuque to become the Fighting Saints. The  Hennepin (MN) Nordiques would
relocate to Waterloo and become the Black Hawks. This series of moves, makes Sioux City the only remaining "original"  USHL team.

The Musketeers could only muster a mere 12 wins during the 48 game season and finished 53 points behind the Anderson, Clark and Gold
Cup Champions, the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

During the second part of the season, past Musketeer Dave LeGree (77-79) would take over head coaching duties on an interim basis.
Dave earned his first win as a USHL Head Coach on January 16th, 1980 a 13-3 win over the Waterloo Black Hawks.

 Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player, Mike Bennett (Metros Class of '80)  would join the Musketeers this season 

Season Tickets $75.00 per seat / Single game tickets $3.50 / Section1-4 & balcony seats  $2.00

Musketeers Front Office Staff
       
     Gary Lipshutz                              Lyle Bradley                             Jane Wiederhold                           Cindy Hunnel    
                      President                 General Manager/Head Coach              Marketing Director                Public Relations Director
 

Musketeers Coaching Staff
Head Coach/ General Manager...Lyle Bradley   Interim Head Coach...Dave LeGree  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand
Trainer...Dave Eidenshink

Between the Pipes
Doug Spedding & Jerry Thompson would enter this second year of  Jr. Hockey.  Doug assumed the starting goalie role and Jerry
serving as very consistent back-up. A mid-season trade sent Jerry back to his home town Des Moines to play for the newly  formed
Buccaneers. Sioux City native goalie Mike Bennett (Sioux City  Jr. Musketeers Class '80) of would finish the remainder of the season.

Doug Spedding                                                         Jerry Thompson
Musketeers 1979-82                                                                     Musketeers 1979-81
 
Doug Spedding (Left): This would be the middle of three seasons (79-82) Doug spent as a Musketeer. Moving through the first
official Jr. A season, the Musketeers would struggle and finish in last place. However, next season would eventually prove a lot more fun!!!

Jerry Thompson (Right): Originally from Des Moines, IA where he played for the Urbandale Jays of the Iowa High School Hockey
League (IHSHL*). Jerry logged a pair of seasons (79-81) with the Musketeers. He would also stay in Sioux City and take a position as
an Assistant Coach the Jr. Musketeers/Metros High School team.

Did You Know...Doug Spedding set a pair of Musketeer records when he made 34 save in a single period and 88 total saves
in Dubuque on January 30th, 1980.

High Scorers
Need Info 
Musketeers 1978-79           Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1978-80         Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1975-79

Heavy Hitters
Need Info
Musketeers 1978-79           Musketeers 1976-79          Musketeers 1978-80         Musketeers 1974-79          Musketeers 1975-79

Musketeers vs. St Paul
November 1st, 1980
 
Left: Brian Idso applies pressure to the St. Paul goalie Right: Jeff Gray scores his first goal as a Musketeer.

Brian Idso: Logged a pair of seasons (80-82) for the Musketeers. On January 16th he would record a career high four goals in a
single game against the Waterloo Black Hawks.

Jeff Gray: Played two seasons (80-82) for the Musketeers. He received the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award during his first season.
Originally from Los Angles, Jeff liked the snow so much he later returned to Sioux City where he became active in the Siouxland Youth
Hockey Program. He has coached several youth teams and has said several stints as assistant coach for the Sioux City Metros High
School hockey team. He is currently assistant coach and helped bring home State Championships for the Metros in 1994 & 2003.

Mike Bennett (Jr. Musketeers/Metros Class of '80)                                                                                                        
Musketeers 1980-82                                                                                                            
   
Left: Mike Bennett, played two seasons (80-82) as a Musketeer. He was a Sioux City native and original member of SYHA and the Jr.
Musketeers high school team (Jr. Musketeers/Metros class of '80). Right:  John Berquist tangles with a St. Paul Vulcan Player.

 
Left: Musketeer Bill Taylor (80-81) applies pressure to the St. Paul Vulcans  Right: Jeff Huber shows an unsuspecting Vulcan the exit.

Musketeers vs. Bloomington TempCo Jr Stars
 

Left: That's some kind of defense...four guys in front of the net!!! That season,  Dave Bina and Brad Ross would alone record
247 penalty minutes!!! Right: Another goal for the Musketeers.

Kirk Gilger                    John Gara                                    Assistant Coach Craig Stoever
Musketeers 79-81                  Musketeers 80-81                                                   SYHA/Metros Class of '83           

 
Left: Musketeers Kirk Gilger (#7) and John Gara (#9) look like they might slip one past the Jr. star Goaltender. Right: Musketeers
look on  from the bench as assistant coach Craig Stoever (SYHA/Metros Class of '83) works the door.

Kirk Gilger:
John Gara:

 
Left: Referee Ron Hoffman looks on as a lone Musketeer puts pressure on the TempCo Jr. Stars goaltender 
Right:
Goaltender Doug Spedding (79-82) 

 
Left: Players gather around the net to start another game. Right: Players congratulate goaltender Doug Spedding after another win.

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
January 16th, 1981
Interim Head Coach Dave LeGree gets his first victory, a 13-3 win over the Waterloo Black Hawks.
  
Left: Brian Idso (80-82) and Bill Taylor (80-81) get ready for another face-off. Brian Idso would score four goals this tonight.
Right: Players and Coach Dave LeGree congratulate each other on a dominating win.

 Musketeers vs. Bloomington TempCo Jr Stars
January 17th, 1981
 
Left: Goalie Doug Spedding (79-82) Right: Doug Spedding and defenseman Dave Bina (80-82)

 
Dave LeGree watches the Musketeers collect his second win in as many nights, as the interim Head Coach, a victory over the
Bloomington TempCo Jr. Stars.

 
Chris Lindberg tangles with  one of the Blooming Jr. Stars.



 ID This Player

 

1981 Pete Inkster Memorial Game
 X-Musketeers vs. Omaha All-Stars

Terry Mulroy
Musketeers 1973-75
 
Left: Terry Mulroy in goal for the annual Pete Inkster Benefit Game and Left (towel): after a victory over the Omaha All-Stars
 
Terry Mulroy:
Played two seasons (73-75) for the Musketeers  and after a pair of professional seasons on the Ontario Hockey League
he returned to Sioux City and became active in the youth hockey association for many years.
In 1995 Terry would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Jimmy Peck
Musketeers 1974-78 / USHL Official 1979-1991 / Musketeers HOF 1989 / Metros Head/Assistant Coach 93-97, 01-07, 2011-14
 
Jimmy Peck played in Sioux City for four (74-78) seasons. His 282 points make him third on the Musketeer's all time scorers list.
He would be elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1989.

After the Musketeers, He would become a USHL and High School Official for twelve seasons. He would then go on to coach
various SYHA teams, eventually winning  a pair of IHSHL State Championships in 1994 and 2003 as head coach of the High School
Team. After a brief retirement, in 2011 he would return to assistant coaching the Sioux City Metros for three more seasons.

Rich Blanche Player/Head Coach
Musketeers  1972-73
 
Left & Right: Inaugural season Head Coach and Player Rich Blanche. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario he was recruited to take
the helm of the very first 1972-73 Musketeer team.

Bubba Podwysocki                   Dave LeGree                           Dave Murphy 
Musketeers 1973-76                      Musketeers 1977-79                            Musketeers 1975-79
 
Left: Bubba Podwysocki Right: Dave LeGree shows off his offensive skills against past fellow Musketeer Dave Murphy (Hair).
These were taken during the annual Musketeers Old-Timers game which usually pitted the Omaha All-Stars against past Musketeers
and Jr. Musketeer players. These games would eventually evolve into the Annual Pete Inkster Benefit games which lasted 10 seasons.

Bogdan Podwysocki:  Bubba was one of the most popular players during his three seasons (73-76) as a Musketeer. In 1973
he would claim the Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award and in 1974 the Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award. Bubba
would enter the Musketeers Hall of Fame in 1994

Dave LeGree: In Sioux City for a pair USHL seasons (77-79). During that time he set the Musketeer season record for wins by a
goalie and was selected as the USHL Most Valuable Player. He would return to Sioux City and remains active in youth and
high school coaching. Dave was elected to the Musketeer Hall of Fame in 1990

Dave Murphy: Played four seasons (75-79) in Sioux City and 192 points and a 1976 Mr. Spirit Award. On November 18th,
1979 in Green Bay he scored 5 goals to tie a Musketeer record. Dave would become a member of the Musketeer Hall
of Fame
in 1992

Musketeer Autograph Night
 
Left: (Back): Chris Lindberg, Keith Vaananen and Brad Ross  Right: Brad Ross

Chris Lindberg
Musketeers 1979-81
  
Chris Lindberg: Logged a pair of seasons in Sioux City. Additional Info to follow

Robbie Larsen                     Jeff Gray                      Keith Vaananen                   Fred Kaminska  
Musketeers 1979-81                 Musketeers 1980-82                      Musketeers 1980-81                      Musketeers 1979-83
 

Robbie Larsen: Played a pair of seasons (79-81) for the Musketeers. After that he would remain in Sioux City for several years where
he became active in the SYHA coaching program.
 
   Jeff Gray: Played two seasons (80-82) for the Musketeers. He received the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award during his first season.
Originally from Los Angles, Jeff like the snow so much he later returned to Sioux City where he became active in the Siouxland Youth
Hockey Program. He has coached several youth teams and has said several stints as assistant coach for the Sioux City Metros High
School hockey team. He is currently assistant coach and helped bring home State Championships for the Metros in 1994 & 2003.

  Did You Know...Jeff Gray's Mom was an Olympic Ice Skater (Figure Skating / Italy '56)

Keith Vaananen: (80-81)

Fred Kaminska: Logged four seasons as a Musketeer (79-83) During this season (81-82) He was second in Musketeer
scoring with 25 goals but lead the team with 68 Assists. He was team Captain during his final season. Fred joined the Musketeers
while the team was still classified as a Semi-Professional League, played through he transition seasons and still finished as Junior
player. His 266 (66/169) career points still place him in the top ten Musketeer All-Time scorers.

Musketeer Coaches Lyle Bradley and Dave Legree
Musketeers 1979-81                      Musketeers 80-81
 
SYHA and Metro (Class of '83) player Craig Stoever poses with (left) Head Coach Lyle Bradley (79-81) and (right) Interim Head
Coach Dave LeGree
(Musketeers 77-79 / Musketeers HOF '90)

Lyle Bradley: Shown here during his second season as Musketeers Head Coach and General Manager. Lyle played four season
at the University of Denver before embarking on a playing career lasting 14 years in the IHL, AHL & WHL. Eight of those
seasons were with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles (WHL) where he was the Eagles all-time leading scorer. He also logged some
time in the NHL with the California Golden Seals and the Cleveland Barons.

 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Punky Moteberg         Most Popular Player... Doug Spedding
Rookie of the Year.
..Paul Warren               Mr. Spirit...Jeff Gray
D'Artagnan Award...
Bill Clark & Ken Biggerstaff

 

USHL All-Star Team
Mike Valesano  *  Brian Hartman  *  Deane Hanson

 

USHL International All Star Team
 
Need Information and player selections

 USHL in the 1st Annual International Junior Hockey Tournament held in Leysin, Switzerland. This round-robin tournament also
 featured all-star teams from Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

1981 X-Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls All-Stars
 
Left: X-
Musketeer All-Star Jerry Thompson. Right: Head Coach Billy Danderand works the door with Barry Head
on his left and Steve Boyle on his right. Referee Joe Pinard works the games in casual referee wear!!!!
For the record...that may or may not be Billy smoking on the bench. If this surprises you, then you are new to old-time adult hockey!!!

Jerry Thompson: Originally from Des Moines, IA where he played for the Urbandale Jays of the Iowa High School Hockey
League (IHSHL*). Jerry logged a pair of seasons (79-81) with the Musketeers. He would also stay in Sioux City and help coach the
Jr. Musketeers/Metros High School team.

* Now known as the Midwest High School Hockey League (MHSHL)

 
Left:
X-Musketeer Walt Johnson , Right: Steve Boyle and Punky Moteberg

 



After a terrible prior season and the future of Musketeer hockey in jeopardy; new owner Ted Carlson and Head Coach Bob Ferguson would
come to the rescue. Bob would lead the Musketeers to their first Regular Season Anderson Cup Championship as part of the new USHL.
They would claim the regular season championship with 29 wins and three ties.
The Musketeers go on to defeat the Des Moines Buccaneers in a five game series to win their first USHL Clark Cup Championship. They
would advance to the National Jr. A National tournament but would fall short in the Championship game to Detroit Paddock Pools, 5-4.

Note: Three Sioux City natives and SYHA players, Brent Hartman (Metros Class of '81), Dan Reynolds (Metros Class of '81) and
Clayton Wiffen (Metros Class of '81), would join the Musketeers this season

1982 USHL Champions
"From Worst to First
"
The Musketeers beat the Des Moines Buccaneers in game five of the five game series, for Sioux City's first USHL Championship.
Sioux City would score 5 goals in the first and never look back as goaltender Doug Spedding stopped 47 shots on goal
in this 8-2 championship victory
 
Left: Fans celebrate the USHL Clark Cup Championship, a win against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Right: Head Coach Bob Ferguson
holds the Clark Cup Championship Trophy.

Musketeers Front Office Staff
President/Owner...Ted Carlson         General Manager...John McNeil       Judy Johnson...Office manager

Musketeers Coaching Staff
Bob Ferguson...Head Coach      Trainer...Marcus Rotrammel      Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Three year veteran Doug Spedding and rookie Jim Martin form a goaltending duo that eventually earn them USHL League and
Play-off  Championships as well and shot at the Jr. A National Championship. They would finish the regular season with a 29-16-3 record.
Together they would lead the USHL with the lowest Goals Against Average.


 Doug Spedding                                                           
Jim Martin   
   Musketeers 1979-82                                                                     Musketeers 1981-82
 

Doug Spedding
played three of seasons (79-82) in Sioux City. His rookie season (79-80) he would garner most of the starts
during one of the USHL transitional seasons as the team did get 20 wins. Doug was voted Musketeer Rookie of the Year.
Things got worse before they got better, the following season (80-81) the team struggled and could only muster 12 wins.
 However, Doug's final season (81-82) would be a spectacular as he helps leds the Musketeers to a USHL Regular Season Championship,
a USHL Play-off  Championship and a second place finish at the Jr. A National Tournament. He was also
receive honors as the USHL's Outstanding Goaltender Award.

Jim Martin: Would share goaltending duties during this single season (81-82) in Sioux City. His 18 wins that season made him the
second part of a goaltending duo that helped the Musketeers capture the USHL Regular Season and Clark Cup Championships. He would start out the season as the leagues hottest goalies winning in his first seven starts.
He would stop 12 shots for a 7-4 Musketeer victory qualifying them for the National Championship title game.

Did You Know...this season's 7-4 victory over the Bloomington Jr. Stars was a first opening-night win for the Musketeers dating back
to the start of the 76-77 season when the Musketeers beat the Grand Rapids Blades.

High Scorers    
Brian Williams          Fred Kaminska           Pete Ryskamp           Duane Fonger           Dave George        
Musketeers 1981-82          Musketeers 1979-83          Musketeers 1981-83        Musketeers 1981-83         Musketeers 1981-82    

The top five Musketeers scores tallied some 388 regular season points in just a 48 game season. Rookie Brian Williams lead the charge
with 100 points including a team leading 44 goals. Third year veteran Fred Kaminska was just a few behind with 95, his 68 assists would
be a team high. Three other rookies would round out the top five scorers; Pete Ryskamp would follow with 85 (36/46) points, Duane
Fonger with 56 (32/24) points and Dave George 54 (20/34) regular season points.

Did You Know...Every rostered player this season scored at least 2 points. That includes both goalies; Doug Spedding recorded
6 assists this season!!!

Heavy Hitters
   Jeff Jacobs               Dave Bina                Pete Ryskamp             Brad Ross              Mark Vichorek
Musketeers 1981-83        Musketeers 1980-82             Musketeers 1981-83       Musketeers 1980-82          Musketeers 1981-82
 
These four Musketeers comprised the heavy hitters of this season 's Anderson Cup and Clark Cup Champions. Jeff Jacobs lead the way
with 151 minutes and would also see next year heavy hitter list. Returning veterans Dave Bina would record 131 minutes & Brad
Ross 116 minutes. Rookie Mark Vichorek would complete the top five heavy hitters list with 111 minutes.  Third leading leading scorer
Pete Ryskamp (not pictured) finished third among the top five penalty minute leaders with 126.

 Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers                           Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
 
 
Musketeers vs.
Dubuque Fighting Saints


 
Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
USHL Championship Game Five / Sioux City Auditorium
 
Left: Head Coach Bob Ferguson, Trainer Scott Koskovich and other Musketeers watch the action from the Sioux City bench.
Right: Musketeers Dave George, Dave Bina, Duane Fonger and goaltender Doug Spedding

 
Left & Right: 2808 Musketeers fans watch as the players celebrate one of the 8 Musketeer goals scored in this championship victory.
A huge fight during the warm-ups lead to some major penalties for both teams, but Sioux City definitely gained a physiological  advantage.

Doug Spedding
Musketeers 1979-82
 
Left: Doug Spedding pictured here in net for game five of the five game USHL championship series. Right: I'll let you goalies caption
this one!!!  After this victory over the Des Moines Buccaneers, it was off to St Clair Shores, Michigan for the National Championships

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
             
Brent Hartman                                              Dave George            Fred Kaminska

                              Musketeers 1981-82                                                   Musketeers 1981-82         Musketeers 1979-82
          
                                   Sioux City Metros High School Hockey Team Class of 1981                                                                                                                                          
 
Left: Brent Hartman (SYHA & Metros Class of '81) applies pressure to the Waterloo breakout. Right: Musketeers Dave George
 and (#4) Captain Fred Kaminska high-five after a Sioux City goal.

Brent Hartman Played one season (81-82) as a Musketeer. An original member of Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)
and a member of the Metros High School team (Metros Class of  '81) where he was Team Captain.

Dave George: Played a single season (81-82) in Sioux City. His 54 (20/34) regular season points placed him in the top five
Musketeer scorers and earned him the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award.

Fred Kaminska: Logged four seasons as a Musketeer (79-83) During this season (81-82) He was second in Musketeer
scoring with 25 goals but lead the team with 68 Assists. He was team Captain during his final season. Fred joined the Musketeers
while the team was still classified as a Semi-Professional League, played through he transition seasons and still finished as Junior
player. His 266 (66/169) career points still place him in the top ten Musketeer All-Time scorers.

Keith Vaananen     Mike Sellke     Doug Spedding                                           Linesman Wayne Blanche                
 
Left: Keith Vaananen and Mike Sellke silently thank goaltender Doug Spedding for another great save. Right: Linesman Wayne
Blanche gets the game going with a face-off in the neutral zone.

Celebration!!!
 
        Left: ID these Players                                                              Right:  ID Player 1, ID Player 2, Mike Sellke

 
        Left: ID this Player                                                              Right:  ID Player and Pat McDonough

Brian Williams
Musketeers 1981-82
 
Brian Williams
would lead the Musketeers in scoring with 100 (44/56) regular season (48 game schedule) points this season (81-82) .
He would play a instrumental part in the huge success of the Musketeers this season, and would be rewarded with the Musketeers
 Most Valuable Player Award.
He went on to played four seasons for UND and then several seasons in the AHL, IHL and DHL  

Did You Know...a 5-2 road victory over the Waterloo Blackhawks on the last day of the season clinched the Musketeers first
USHL League Championship. Pete Ryskamp scored two goals and Doug Spedding stopped 28 Blackhawk shots. 

Clayton Wiffen
Musketeers 1981-82  
Sioux City Metros High School Hockey Team Class of 1981

 
  
Clayton Wiffen
(Sioux City Metros 77-81) (Musketeers 81-82) played one season (81-82) in Sioux City (USHL) and another in Austin
 for the Mavericks (USHL). He played several seasons in Europe, before returning to Iowa to play for the Iowa State Cyclones (NCAA).
During Clayton's four years with the Jr. Musketeers he collected an Honorable Mention and two All-State Team selections. He led the
Jr. Musketeers/Metros and finished second place in IHSHL scoring during his senior season.

Did You Know...Clayton was an Alternate Captain three of his four seasons as a Jr. Musketeer

Brent Hartman
Musketeers 1981-82
Sioux City Metros High School Hockey Team Class of 1981
 
Brent Hartman Played one season as a Musketeer. An original member of Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA)
and a member of the Metros High School team (Metros Class of  '81) where he was Team Captain.

Dave Bina                                                                   Keith Vaananen  
Musketeers 1980-82                                                                            Musketeers 1980-82       
 
Dave Bina: Taken during the second of two seasons as a Musketeer. Insert details here.  82-86 Western Michigan University
Keith Vaananen: Taken during the second of two seasons as a Musketeer. Insert details here.

Pete Ryskamp                                                                Pat McDonough
Musketeers 1981-83                                                                              Musketeers 1981-82    
 
Pete Ryskamp: Taken during the first of this 2 seasons as a Musketeers. Details to follow.
Pat McDonough: Single season. Details to follow.

Craig Heaslip
Musketeers 1981-82
 
Craig Heaslip: Single season. Details to follow.

Fred Kaninska
Musketeers 1979-83
 
 
Fred Kaminska: Logged four seasons as a Musketeer (79-83) During this season (81-82) He was second in Musketeer
scoring with 25 goals but lead the team with 68 Assists. He was team Captain during his third season. Fred joined the Musketeers
while the team was still classified as a Semi-Professional League, played through he transition seasons and still finished as Junior player.
 His 266 (66/169) career points still place him in the top ten Musketeer All-Time scorers.

Jeff Gray
Musketeers 1980-82
 
Jeff Gray:
One of the handful of "Worst to First" Musketeers, Jeff played two seasons (80-82) in Sioux City. The first, a dismal season
which saw the Musketeers finishing in last place. However, Jeff's leadership and commitment to the Musketeers,  kept the team together
and poised for a run at the Jr. A Triple Crown the next season. He received the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award during his first season.

Originally from Los Angles, Jeff liked the snow so much, he later returned to Sioux City where he became active in the Siouxland Youth
Hockey Program. He has coached several youth teams and has said several stints as assistant coach for the Sioux City Metros High
School hockey team. He helped bring home State Championships for the Metros in 1994 & 2003 and has again resumed some
high school assistant coaching duties starting 2011.

Fred Kaninska
Musketeers 1979-83

Musketeers Christmas Card

This tri-fold Christmas card was sent out in 1981 from the Musketeers. It featured a team picture of the eventual Anderson and Clark
Cup Champions as well as a photo of the Fighting Machine.

 
Above are two other Fighting Machine shots that were not used on the Christmas card. Note: Coolest pants in USHL history!!!

 

Musketeers Autograph Night
Kirk Gilger                                                                  Bob Ferguson
Musketeers 1979-82                                                                           Musketeers 1981-90
 

Pete Ryskamp                                                            Duane Fonger
Musketeers 1981-83                                                                      Musketeers 1991-83
 

Dave Witham                   Mike Selke

 

ID These Musketeers                                                   ID These Musketeers
   

Mark "The Box" Hagen
Musketeers 81-83
 
Mark Hagen played a pair of seasons (81-83) in Sioux City. He would record five goals and a dozen assists his rookie season
 on the way a regular season Anderson Cup Championship season. The Musketeers also captured their first Clark Cup Championship
and made their first trip to Nationals; returning as the Gold Cup runner-up. While not officially selected most popular player, Mark
was one of  the Musketeer fan favorites!!! Everyone knew him as "the Box"; upon his arrival to Sioux City, Coach Bob asked him
where his gear was...there in the corner, he pointed to a single cardboard box packed with all his stuff for the season.

      ID This Player                                                           Duane Fonger
                                                                                                            Musketeers  1981-83
 
Left: ID This Player                                                                         Right: Duane Fonger:

Clayton Wiffen
Musketeers 1981-82  
Sioux City Metros High School Hockey Team Class of 1981
 
 Clayton Wiffen  is show here during a Musketeer inner-squad game. He was a native of Sioux City and was one of the original
members of the Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) started in 1972. He played four seasons for the Jr. Musketeers where
he was always among the top three scorers, a great team leader and was Alternate Captain his sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

Jeff Gray                                 Mike Sellke                              Dave George                               Brad Ross
Musketeers 1980-82                  Musketeers 1982-83                       Musketeers 1982-83                 Musketeers 1980-82

   Jeff Gray:
Played a pair of seasons (80-82) in Sioux City. One of the "Worst to First" Musketeers. Known mainly for his heavy
hands, he still could light the lamp; and during his rookie season he received the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award. Jeff would stay in
Sioux City becoming involved in the Youth Hockey program and eventually coaching the High School team to a pair of State
 Championships (1994 & 2003).  Mike Sellke logged a single season (81-82) as a Musketeer and posted 23 (10/13) regular
season points. Dave George played a single season (81-82) in Sioux City. His 54 (20/34) regular season points placed him among
the top five Musketeer scorers that season and earned him the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award.
Brad Ross, another
 
"Worst to First" Musketeer, played two seasons (80-82). During this Championship season with the Musketeers he put up
 20 (10/10) points and finished with 116 penalty minutes.


1982 USHL Champions
From Worst to First

The Musketeers beat the Des Moines Buccaneers in game five, of the five game series, for Sioux City's first USHL Championship.
 
Left & Right: Musketeer fans flood the ice to help players and Head Coach Bob Ferguson (Left: Holding Trophy/Right: Holding
Stick) celebrate the Championship victory.

 
Left: Musketeers General Manager John McNeil get help from Dave George shaving his play-off beard. This was John's first of
three seasons with the Musketeers and was awarded the USHL General Manager of the Year Award.
Right:
Musketeer owner Ted Carlson shares the victory ice with fans and players.

 
Left: Brian Williams and Right: ID This Musketeer player  sigh autographs during the post game celebration

 

Celebration Continues...Auditorium, Penalty Box & House Party
   

Left:
Jeff Jacobs & ID This Player      Right: General Manager John McNeil & Please ID. That's Curt Stoever back ground


 
 Left: Penalty Box Lounge located in the now raised KD Stockyards Station. Right: Next stop...house party as Mike Selke
continues the celebration. That's current Musketeer Housing Director and past Director of Off-Ice Officials Larry Dicks in the hat.

   

   


  Pat McDonough                                                           Dave George    
Musketeers 1981-82                                                                      Musketeers 1981-82
 
Left: Musketeer Pat McDonough poses with his host family. Pictured with his mom & dad is Chad Markham (Metros Class of '90).
Right:  Dave George takes a chance for a picture with his host family, Jan & Mike Swanson. Jan & Mike were both huge SYHA
and Musketeer supporters. Mike would lend his coaching abilities for more than 15 seasons and Jan her administration skills as both
a board member and eventually SYHA President.

Did You Know...In 1978, Mike received a special SYHA Navigation Award. He once drove the team bus through Missouri on a
return trip from a weekend in Des Moines.

 

 


Jr. A National Championship
St Clair Shores, MI
The Musketeers would win all three of the round-robin games but fall just a goal short in the Championship game.

Musketeers vs. Paddock Pool Saints (Game 1)
The Musketeers make a run for it in the third period with back-to-back goals by Brian Williams, but run out of gas and fall in the first
round of the National tournament 4-2.
 

Musketeers vs. Redford Royals (Game 2)
Goaltender Doug Spedding stopped 17 Redford shots for the shut-out and and Brian Williams scores the lone goal as the
Musketeers get back on track with a 1-0 victory

 

Left:
Players have a meeting behind goaltender Doug Spedding Right: After one of his 17 saves of the game players change lines
 
 Musketeer goaltender Doug Spedding readies himself for another face-off vs. the Redford Royals. After the first game, due to new
USA Hockey rules, Doug was forced to turn in his traditional form-fitted mask and wear an approved cage type mask.

 
Left: Mark Vichorek congratulates Doug Spedding on his shut-out victory. Right: Head Coach Bob Ferguson and Owner Ted
Carlson know this win gets them back in championship contention.

Musketeers vs. Chicago Jets (Game 3)
The Musketeers put up four goals in the first period and two more in the second to go ahead 6-1. Goaltender Jim Martin stops a third
period comeback by the Jets; makes 33 stops 33 total shots and secures a 6-4 Musketeer victory.
Bryan Williams finishes the game with four (2/2) points.
 
Left: Two Musketeers celebrate one of the 6 goals scored by the Musketeers. Right: Jim Martin making one of his 33 saves that night
as the Musketeers beat the Chicago Jets 7-4 to advance to the National Championship title game.

Musketeers vs. Paddock Pools (Championship)
 

 

Sioux City & SYHA Connection
                          
Clayton Wiffen                 Dan Reynolds                   Brent Hartman                   Jeff Gray                                           
Musketeers 1981-82                  Musketeers 1981-82                     Musketeers 1981-82                Musketeers 1980-82
 
Sioux City Hockey would be represented well during this championship season. Clayton, Dan and Brent were all past SYHA and
Jr. Musketeer/Metro players. All three of them joining the youth hockey with only eight seasons of hockey experience. Jeff, while from
Los Angles, would return to Sioux City after his Junior Hockey days where he would become a SYHA and high school coach. He would
help coach the Metros to State Championships in 1994 and 2003.

1981-82 Musketeer Team Award Winners

Brian Williams: Most Valuable Player, Dave Bina: Mr. Spirit, Pete Ryskamp: Most Popular Player
& Dave George: Rookie of the Year
 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Brian Williams         Most Popular Player... Pete Ryskamp
Rookie of the Year.
..Dave George                  Mr. Spirit...Dave Bina
D'Artagnan Award...
Mike Newhouse

 

USHL All-Star Team

 

USHL International All Star Team
Fred Kaminska                           Duane Fonger                            Pete Ryskamp                          Brian Williams
Musketeers 1979-83                    Musketeers 1981-83                     Musketeers 1981-83                  Musketeers 1981-82
 
 
Need Game Information
Four Musketeers, Fred Kaminska, Duane Fonger, Pete Ryskamp & Brian Williams will represented the USHL in the 2nd Annual
International Junior Hockey Tournament held in Leysin, Switzerland. This round-robin tournament also featured all-star teams from
Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Autograph Night
 Duane Fonger                                                                    Brian Idso    
Musketeers 1981-83                                                                              Musketeers 1980-82
 
Left: Duane Fonger and (Right) Brian Idso sign autographs for Musketeer fans during one of the Musketeer Autograph nights.

Pat McDonough                                                            Mark Vichorek
Musketeers 1981-82                                                                          Musketeers 1981-82
 
Left: Pat McDonough and Right: Mark Vichorek pose for pictures on one of the Musketeer player autograph nights.
 

  Dave Bina                                                                  Paul Kolhman
Musketeers 19 80-82                                                                       Musketeers 1981-82
 
Left: Musketeer Dave Bina poses for a photograph while Right: Paul Kolhman enters the ice ready to meet the fans.

Pete Ryskamp
Musketeers 1981-83
 
Left: Pete Ryskamp takes a Mark Shook face-off as the Musketeers take on the Bloomington TempCo Jr. Stars.
Right:
Shown here during Parents Weekend, Pete gets some lovin' from his host mom (left) and real mom (right)

Pete Ryskamp: Joined the Musketeers in1981 and played a pair of seasons (81-83) for the Musketeers. During his rookie campaign
he posted 85 (40/36) regular season points and finished third in Musketeer scoring. He would receive the Musketeers Most
Popular Player
Award that season. The following season he would again finish in the top three Musketeer scorers with 81 (30/51)
total season points. He would earn a spot on both the USHL All-Star team and the USHL International All-Star team.
 

Greg Mjone                                       Kevin Mann                                        Keith Krug
Musketeers 1981-82                                         Musketeers 1981-82                                         Musketeers 1981-82

Greg Mjone
played just a single season (81-82) in Sioux City and saw time in the nets during the first part of the 81-82 season.
Kevin Mann
also logged a single season as a Musketeer. After the Musketeers he would play two season in the BCHL and two more seasons
for the University of Maine.
 Keith Krug joined the Musketeers late into the season as an additional goalie as the regular season came to an end. With a potential run at a
Clark Cup Championship and a National Championship birth an additional goalie in the rotation was a welcome addition.

Jr. A National Tournament Goaltenders Jim Martin, Doug Spedding & Keith Krug

Jim Martin and Doug Spedding would lead the USHL with the combined lowest Goals Against Average (GAA) for team goalies.
Doug would lead the league in individual Goals Against Average. Keith Krug joined the Musketeers late in the season as some
additional goalie insurance as the season enter the final stretch.

 

Pete Inkster Benefit Game

Sioux City Goalie Dave LeGree (Musketeers 77-80 / Musketeer HOF '90) makes a save during the Pete Inkster Benefit game.

Dave LeGree: Played three total USHL seasons, the last two were as a Musketeer (77-79). His first season as a Musketeer he would
lead the team to a Southern Division Championship and be selected the Musketeer Most Valuable Player. The following season he was
awarded the USHL Most Valuable Player. Dave had a last season in the IHL playing for the Milwaukee Admirals before returning to
Sioux City where is a very active member of the SYHA Coach/Player Development Program. In 2014 Dave would take the reigns
as the new Metros head coach.

Craig Stoever                                                               Brad Hanson
Sioux City Metros Class of '83                                                        Sioux City Metros Class of '83
 
Left: Craig Stoever (Sioux City Metros Class of '83) and Right: Brad Hanson (Sioux City Metros Class of '83) arrive back in Sioux
City after a long return trip from an exciting National Championship week in St. Clare Shore, Michigan.

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Brian Williams         Most Popular Player... Pete Ryskamp
Rookie of the Year.
..Dave George                  Mr. Spirit...Dave Bina
D'Artagnan Award...
Mike Newhouse

 

 




Although the Musketeers bettered their winning record from last year by five games (34-14-0) they still finished in second place, behind the
Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Musketeers would again make it to the USHL Championship finals but fall short to the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Their trip to Nationals resulted again in a second place finish to, you guessed it...Dubuque. And just like last year, just one goal short.

Season Tickets $100.00 / Single Game tickets $4:50 / Balcony & south end seats $2.00

Musketeers Front Office Staff

 

                                                          Ted Carlson                             Bob Ferguson                                  John McNeil                      Judy Johnson
                                                            President                                 Head Coach                                General Manager                 Office Manager

Musketeers Coaching Staff
                     Head Coach...Bob Ferguson      Trainer...Marcus Rotrammel           Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

 

Between the Pipes
Rookie goalies Mike Affholter and Dana Orent would form-up the corps of the Musketeer goaltending duo this season.
Mike would secure the starting position and log 30 Musketeer starts. He would finish the regular season season with a 20-10 record
Back-up Dana worked the remainder of the games garnering 19 starts and finishing the regular season with a 12-2 record. Goalies
Charlie Leidholdt (3-2) and Stan Bautch (2-0) made brief stops in Sioux City where they logged seven combined games.

Mike Affholter                                                  Dana Orent
   Musketeers 1982-83                                                        Musketeers 1982-84

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

Mike Affholter: Spent a single season (82-83) as the Musketeer starting goalie where he posted 20-10 regular season record.
Solid play after that his 26 wins in 41 starts guided the Musketeers to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoffs and
Jr. A National Championship tournament.

Dana Orent spend as pair of seasons (82-84) between the pipes for the Musketeers. His rookie season (82-83) 14 wins in 19
 starts helped lead the Musketeers to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoff  and Jr. A National Championship games.
During his second season (83-84) 31 starts and 18 wins help the team, loaded with rookies, make a solid showing with a regular
season third place finish, a second place finish in the play-offs and another trip to the JR. A National Championships.

High Scorers
Al Ericsson                    Terry Jensen              Pete Ryskamp              Jerry Viti                    Rick Swarbrick
Musketeers 1982-83      Musketeers 1982-83      Musketeers 1981-83     Musketeers 1982-84      Musketeers 1982-83

This year's top five scorers would record 384 regular season points in just a 48 game season. Al Ericsson lead the charge with
a team leading 65 goals and 109 points. Terry Jensen would follow with 87 (53/34) and veteran Pete Ryskamp with 81 (30/51).
Jerry Viti would finish with nine goals and a team leading 46 assists and Rick Swarbrick would to round out the top scorers
with 52 (25/27) regular season points. 

 

Heavy Hitters
Mike Sellke                 Mark Hagen                 Fred Kaminska                   Jerry Viti                   Terry Jensen
Musketeers 1981-83          Musketeers 1981-83       Musketeers 1979-83          Musketeers 1982-84      Musketeers 1981-82

This seasons Musketeers put up some hefty numbers in the penalty minute department. All five to PIM leaders racked-up over 100 minutes.
Mike Sellke, Mark Hagen and Fred Kaminska all recorded 121 minutes in the box.. Rookie Jerry Viti wasn't afraid to work the corners
and finished close behind the leaders with 117 minutes. Even second leading scorer Terry Jensen got in the mix with 101 minutes.

 

Musketeers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
Home Opener October 9th, 1982
 
Left: Owner Ted Carlson gets the ceremonial season started with the center ice face-off. Right: The defense of the previous season's
 Anderson and Clark Cups begins now!!!

 
Left: Musketeer goaltender Mike Affholter Right: Defensemen Jeff Jacobs and (#5) Keith Vaananen playing a little offence. That's local
linesmen Wayne Blanche and Mark Shook. After being down 3-0 after two, Musketeers would rally with three third period goals but
fall short in this 4-3 loss to the Fighting Saints.

 

Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
October 30th, 1982
 
Musketeer leading scorer Al Ericsson shown here with a pair of shots on the Des Moines Buccaneer goalie. He played a single
season (82-83) as a Musketeer and lead the team in scoring with 109 (65/44) regular season and play-off points. That season Al played
in every scheduled Musketeer game and would receive the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player Award

Jeff Jacobs                                                                     Terry Jensen
Musketeers 1881-83                                                                                Musketeers 1982-83
 
Jeff Jacobs played two seasons (81-83) as a Musketeer. During this second season (82-83) he upped his point production to
19 and trimmed his penalty time to 71 minutes. As a member of the previous season Anderson Cup and Clark Cup Championship
team, as a rookie he lead the Musketeers in Penalty Minutes with 151

During Terry Jenson's only season in Sioux City, the Musketeer's second leading scorer put-up 53 goals and 34 assists. He would
receive the Musketeer Most Popular Player Award.  In December, Terry was the Player of the Month; scoring three consecutive
game winning goals, two of them coming in overtime victories and a natural Hatrick against the Austin mavericks. You don't see this
any more in Junior hockey...

...the Player of the Week award sponsored by Budweiser

 

Mike Affholter                  Al Ericsson                            Mark Hagen                  Mike Sellke
Musketeers 1982-83                 Musketeers 1982-83                         Musketeers 1981-83              Musketeers 1981-83
   
Left: Goaltender Mike Affholter makes a save while Al Ericsson and defensemen Mark Hagen help-out. Right: Al Ericsson and Mike
Sellke take the draw from linesman Wayne Blanche.

Mike Affholter: Spent a single season (82-83) as the Musketeer starting goalie. His 26 wins in 41 starts guided the Musketeers to
to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoff  and Jr. A National Championship games.

Al Ericsson played a single season (82-83) as a Musketeer and lead the team in scoring with 109 (65/44) regular season and play-
off points. He played in every scheduled Musketeer game and would receive the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player Award

  
Left: Fred Kaminska, Dave Whitham, Todd Donaldson, Al Ericsson Right: Keith Savaire and Fred Kaminska

Did You Know...The Musketeers considered moving from the Auditorium at the completion of this season across the river to the
Marina Inn Convention center ice facility. Negotiations between the Musketeers the the City became sour over ice and facility
charges. Siouxland Youth Hockey has already made the move to the new rink the prior season. The Musketeers with a plan to
add 2200 seats and concessions ownership; the Musketeers could have a new home next season.

 However, over the next few months, cooler heads would prevail. The Musketeers and the City would come to agreeable terms;
setting the stage for twenty-two more exciting seasons of USHL hockey played in the historic confines Sioux City Auditorium.

 

Todd Donaldson                                              Mark "The Box" Hagen 
 
Musketeers 1982-83                                                                 Musketeers 1981-83         
 
Left: Todd Donaldson  Right: Mark Hagen

Mark Hagen: Played just a single season (81-82) in Sioux City as the Musketeers went on to capture both the USHL regular and
 play-off championships. While not selected most popular player, Mark was one of the Musketeer fan favorites!!! Everyone knew him
as "the Box"; upon his arrival to Sioux City, Coach Bob asked him where his gear was...there in the corner, he pointed to a
single cardboard box packed with all his stuff for the season.

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
November 24th, 1982
 
Left: Starting goaltender Mike Affholter and (#18) Tom Shinabargar & Mike Sellke.   Right: Goalie Charlie Leidholdt and (#4) Todd
 Donaldson and Rick Savaire

Tom Shinabargar                                                           Jeff Jacobs
     
Musketeers 1982-84                                                                     Musketeers 1982-83

 
Left: Tom Shinabargar (82-84) 84 MVP   Right: Jeff Jacobs

 Tom Shinabargar:
Played two seasons (82-84) as a Musketeer. His rookie season (82-83) he scored 19 (2/17) points and his second
season he logged only 4 goals & 28 assists, however, he defensive play and team leadership made him the Musketeers' Most
Valuable Player Award.

Musketeers vs. Austin Mavericks
November 27th, 1982
 
Mike Affholter makes a saves vs. the Austin Mavericks as Todd Donaldson (#4) and Keith Savaire (#6) pick-up the open attackers.

Did You Know...On December 31st, Mike recorded the first shut-out of the USHL season with a win over the Waterloo Blackhawks.

 Thor Bolstad                    Fred Kaminska
  Musketeers 1982-83                   Musketeers 1979-83   

Thor Bolstad  watches Fred Kaminska move the puck up ice against the Austin Mavericks. Thor logged a single season in Sioux
City and recorded 10 goals and 11 assists. He was voted the Musketeers Rookie of the Year. Fourth year veteran and
team Captain Fred Kaminska also posted 10 goals and added 21 assists.

 
Left: Fred Kaminska gets some celebration help after a goal. My guess here is that Austin goalie would like to have that one back.
Right: Austin Coach Frank Anzalone is not happy with the way this game ended and wants everyone to know it!!! 

Did You Know...Fred Kaminska started in the USHL as Professional and finished as a Junior player.

Fred Kaminska: Logged four seasons as a Musketeer (79-83). During the 81-82 season he was second in Musketeer
scoring with 25 goals and lead the team with 68 Assists. He was team Captain during his final season. Fred joined the
Musketeers while the team was still classified as a Semi-Professional League, played through he transition seasons and
finished as Junior player. His 266 (66/169) career points still place him in the top ten Musketeer All-Time scorers.
 

Jerry Viti               Al Ericsson                                  Jay Sutliffe                   Scott Dub
Musketeers 1982-84       Musketeers 1982-83                                  Musketeers 1982-83            Musketeers 1982-84 

Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers                              Musketeers vs. St. Paul Vulcans
October 28th, 19825                                                                             Nxxxxber xxth, 198x
 
Left: The Musketeers win their fifth game in a row as they hang 11 goals on both Des Moines goaltenders. Al Ericsson would record
 a hat trick and add a pair of helpers making for a five point night. Mike Affholter would allow just a goal a period and stop 34 Buccaneer shots.

 


Goaltender Dana Orent

Mike Sellke
Musketeers 1981-83
 
Mike Sellke: Logged a pair of seasons (81-83) as a Musketeer. During his second season here (82-83) he posted 38 (14/24) regular
season and play-off points and was one of three Musketeers who lead the team in penalty minutes. As part of the previous season's
 Anderson Cup and Clark Cup Championships, he netted 24 (10/14) regular season points.
 

Did You Know...The '82 USHL All-Star game Scheduled to be played in Sioux City on January 25th, was canceled because
of poor economic conditions.

 Keith Savaire                                                                Duane Fonger 
 
  Musketeers 1982-83                                                                            Musketeers 1981-83  
 
Left: Keith Savaire played a single season (82-83) as a Musketeer. While he netted only a handful of points, his reliable play at the
blue line and game readiness made him apart of the very solid defensive corps.   

Right: Duane Fonger logged a pair of seasons (81-83) in Sioux City. He would finished his rookie season (81-82) the season as one of
the Musketeers top four scorers with 56 (32/24) regular season points. The following season (82-83) he would finish in the top eight
scorers with 45 (32/13) regular season and play-off points. Duane's play and leadership made him very popular among Musketeer fans.

Did You Know...the 82 League Championship series was trimmed to a Best of Three series because of scheduling conflicts in both
Sioux City and Dubuque

Musketeers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
USHL Clark Cup Championship Final Game
(Game 2 of the Best of Three series)
 
Left & Right: Goalie Mike Atthoffer makes a pair of saves against the Fighting Saints. Right: Mike makes another save as forward
 Keith Schermele looks to track the save headed into the corner.


 
That's some kind of offensive pressure!!! Left: All five Musketeers, Mark Hagen, Todd Donaldson Keith Schermele, Paul Brown are
  in on this scoring attempt. Right: This time there is slightly less pressure as only four musketeers work the slot for a scoring opportunity.

 
Left: Duane Fonger launches a shot on the Dubuque goal  Right: Paul Brown moved the puck around two Dubuque defenders.

 
Left: Goalie Mike Affholter, Mike Sellke and Right: the Musketeers celebrate a game two victory and a chance to win the three
game series in Dubuque. Normally a best of five series it is shortened because of scheduling conflicts in both cities.
 

 


Goaltender Mike Affholter, Defenseman Mark Hagen and forward Keith Savaire
Referee Ron Hoffman

 

Have a Coke and a Smile

Back: Jeff Jacobs, Player B1 ??? * Middle: Keith Schermele, Mark Hagen, Player M1 ??? Player M2 ???, Scott Dub
Front:
Bart Beasley, Pete Ryskamp & Mike Sellke

 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Al Ericsson         Most Popular Player... Terry Jensen
Rookie of the Year.
..Thor Bolstad                  Mr. Spirit...Mark Hagen 
D'Artagnan Award...
Mel Streyffeler

 

USHL All-Star Team

 

USHL International All Star Team

Mike Affholter  *  Todd Donaldson  *  Pete Ryskamp*

Three Musketeers, Mike Affholter, Todd Donaldson, Pete Ryskamp will represent the USHL in the 3rd Annual International
Junior Hockey Tournament held in Leysin, Switzerland. This round-robin tournament also featured all-star teams from Czechoslovakia,
 Sweden and Switzerland.
*This would be Pete Ryskamp second time as a member of the USHL International All-Star Team.
 

Game three USHL Semi-Final Series
Musketeers vs. Des Moines / Sioux City Journal

Des Moines Buccaneer Bob Anzalone points to the stands looking for who threw the "keys to the camper". The Musketeers would
score 6 goals in the period and cruse to a 8-2 game three victory.
Sioux City would go on to win the best of five series and ear a chance to take on the League Champions Dubuque Fighting Saints.
However, they would fall short in the abbreviated championship series in two games.  They would get a chance at revenge at the
National Tournament, but again fall just short to the league dominating Fighting Saints

 
Left: This is a picture of the Des Moines bench located in the Section 11 Vomitory.  Right: The night is about to get interesting.
Des Moines players stand atop the boards by the penalty box in the section 7 vomitory. Back then there was a single penalty
box for both teams.

Did You know...Vomitory is such a descriptive word. For most they were simply called the exits but over the years everyone who
worked there, always refereed to them as Vomitories and it always drew a smile or a quizzitive look when used in conversation. Latin
 meaning "to spew forth" they are often misassociated  as places to vomit however they are there to spew forth large amounts of people.

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Jr. A National Championship
Five Flags Center / Dubuque, IA
Sioux City finished in second place with a 3-2 loss to the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Game 1: April 13th  Musketeers 6  Dubuque-8
Game 2: April 14th  Chicago jets 6  Musketeers 6
Game 3: April15th Lowell Chiefs 3 Musketeers 10
Game 4: April 16th Paddock Pool Saints 1 Musketeers 4
April 17th Championship Dubuque 3 Musketeers 2




 

The Musketeers would consider this a rebuilding season with only seven returning veterans; Dana Orent is back and looks to build on his
 prior season's honors of  the USHL's best goaltender. Also returning are forwards Scott Dub, Rick Swarbrick & Keith Schermele and
 defensemen Jerry Viti, Tom Shinabargar & Keith Savaire. The Musketeers perform well during the season posting an overall third-place finish
 with a 31-14-2 record.

However, the Musketeers would excel during the second season and find themselves playing in the Clark Cup final.  After the
 underdog Musketeers would build a 3 game- to-one lead on the St. Paul Vulcans, they would lose three in a row for another
second place finish.

Having qualified for the Nation Championship Tournament a third time in a row, the two-time Tournament Runner-ups hope the
 third times a charm. Musketeers head to St. Clare Shores for their third appearance at the Junior A National Championships. The tournament
 features six teams representing Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Illinois and New York. The Musketeers would lose the opening
round game to Frasier Flags of Michigan but rebound with a win over Lowell, however it was downhill from there as the Musketeers
posted losses to St. Paul and Buffalo and skating to a tie with eventual tournament champions the Chicago Jets.

 

Musketeers Front Office Staff
     
                  Ted Carlson                                    Bob Ferguson                                 John McNeil                                    Judy Johnson                     
       President                                          Head Coach                               General Manager                             Office Manager        


General Manager John McNeil: having returned to the Musketeers for a third season John is in charge of all off-ice activities
this includes promotion, advertising, season ticket sales, scheduling and transportation. He is also responsible for finding billet families
and jobs for 21-man roster. While a few players are still in high school most of the players do work in the Siouxland community.

Office Manager Judy Johnson: is also in her third season  working for the Musketeers. Handling most of the support work for
both Bob and John; she is also instrumental in ticket sales, promotion and players affairs.

Musketeers Coaching  Staff

Head Coach...Bob Ferguson  Trainer...Marcs Rotrammel  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

 

Between the Pipes
Veteran Dana Orent would return for a second season and Rookie Steve O'Shea would team up this season. With Dana fresh off a
very successful prior season (Triple Crown Runner-up), he would assume the starting goalie duties; log 33 games and post an
18-12-1 record. The Steve would provide some solid relief through out the season and post a 8-2-1 regular season record.
This pairing would carry the Musketeers to the USHL finals for the second time in a row  as well as another appearance
in the National Tournament.

Dana Orent                                                        Steve O'Shea
Musketeers 1982-84                                                             Musketeers 1983-85

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

Dana Orent spend as pair of seasons (82-84) between the pipes for the Musketeers. His rookie season (82-83) 14 wins in 19
 starts helped lead the Musketeers to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoff  and Jr. A National Championship games.
During his second season (83-84) 31 starts and 18 wins help the team, loaded with rookies, make a solid showing with a regular
season third place finish, a second place finish in the play-offs and another trip to the JR. A National Championships.

Steve O'Shea logged a pair of seasons (83-85) in net for the Musketeers. Although playing back-up to the veteran goalie,
Steve still logged 14 plus games and finished with a winning record.  His second season (84-85) he would take on the starting
goalie duties for most of the regular season and play-off games. He would be voted the the Musketeers Most Popular Player.

Scott Adaska

High Scorers
Mike Sparago                  Scott Shoffstall              Rick Swarbrick                     Scott Dub                      Don Elland   
Musketeers 1983-84         Musketeers 1983-85        Musketeers 1982-83           Musketeers 1982-84         Musketeers 1983-84

Scoring was down a bit this season, but the 48 games season saw the top five Musketeers still all score over 60 points. Mike Sparago
tallied 90 points and his 54 goals lead the way for the Musketeers. Rookie Scott Shoffstall recorded 77 (30/47) points and Rick
Swarbrick close behind with 70 (44/26) points. Veteran Scott Dub would finish with 67 (38/29) and Rookie Don Elland with 62 (20/42)

Heavy Hitters
  Jerry Viti                             Scott Dub                        Jon McGurk                 
Scott Shoffstall               Tom Shinabargar
Musketeers 1982-84          Musketeers 1982-84         Musketeers 1983-85          Musketeers 1983-85          Musketeers 1982-84

Second year Musketeer Jerry Viti would vastly improve his numbers this season and lead the team with 152 minutes while second year Scott
Dub would finish a single minor behind with 150. Rookie Jon McGurk would record 101 minutes. Second leading scorer Scott Shoffstall
also spent an hour in the box and bested Tom Shinabargar by six minutes.

Did You Know...the Musketeers opened the season hosting a pair of exhibition games against the Thunder Bay Hornets/Trophy Kings
on September 30th and October 1st. Friday night the Musketeers dominated Thunder Bay with a 9-0 win but on Saturday
 the visitors jumped out o an early lead and won 10-6

 

Did You Know...on October 16th, the Musketeers beat the Bloomington Stars 10-1 in Bloomington. Veteran Rick Swarbrick scored the
 first 4 goals of the game and it only took him 20 minutes and 28 seconds. Rookie Scott Shoffstall then scored a Hat Trick in just over
12 minutes in the second period. In his first USHL start, Steve O'Shea missed a shut-out by just 29 seconds.

 

Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
December 31st, 1983
Don Elland                              John Mueller                            Scott Dub  
Musketeers 1983-84                             Musketeers 1983-84                             Musketeers 1982-84
 
Center Don Elland and Wingers (20) John Mueller and (7) Scott Dub line-up for a face-off against the Des Moines Buccaneers. 

      Don Elland:
Played a single season (83-84) as a Musketeer. He put-up 62 points (20/42) regular season points enough to place
him among the top five Musketeer scorers.

John Mueller: Played a single season (83-84) as a Musketeer. He put-up 53 points (19/34) regular season points

Scott Dub: Returning for his second season (82-84) as a Musketeer. The Park River, ND high schooler collected 50 (27/23) total
points his rookie season, enough to make him one of the top five Musketeer scorers. His second season here the returning veteran
would increase his offence with netting 38 goals, 29 assists for 67 regular season points. His team commitment and loyalty to players
and fans earned him the Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award.

 
Left: Shot of the Buccaneers players bench located in the Vomitorys  Right: Don Elland takes the draw.

Jon McGurk              John Bowkus                                Scott Shoffstall              Scott Dub
  
Musketeers 1983-85           Musketeers 1983-84                                   Musketeers 1983-85           Musketeers 1982-84
 
Left: (10) Jon McGurk,  (22) John Bowkus   Right: (14) Scott Shoffstall, (7) Scott Dub, (??) in corner

 Jon McGurk: A Musketeer for two seasons (83-85) his first season was very successful as he scored 23 (9/14) points however, his
next season's offense would more than triple as he recorded
 77 (31/46) regular season points, placing him among the top three scorers

 John Bowkus: Played a single season as a Musketeer. He would go on to play six more seasons in the WHL, IHL and ECHL

Scott Shoffstall:  Played two seasons (83-85) as a Musketeer. His rookie season's 77 (30/47) regular season points would make 
him the second leading Musketeer scorer.  During his next season (84-85) he would build on his offence and pour in 114 (63/51)
regular season points
(48 game season) to lead the team in scoring. Selected as one of the team's Alternate Captains.
      He would voted the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player as well as both the USHL's Player of the Year and the USHL's Forward
 of the Year
.  His 263 total points makes him the fifth highest All-Time Musketeer scorer.

Scott Dub: Returning for his second season (82-84) as a Musketeer. The Park River, ND high schooler collected 50 (27/23) total
points his rookie season, enough to make him one of the top five Musketeer scorers. His second season here the returning veteran
would increase his offence with netting 38 goals, 29 assists for 67 regular season points. His team commitment and loyalty to players
and fans earned him the Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award.

 
Left:  Right; 11, ??, 18 and 5, 18

Dana Orent
Musketeers 1982-84
 
Dana Orent spend as pair of seasons (82-84) between the pipes for the Musketeers. His rookie season (82-83) 14 wins in 19
 starts helped lead the Musketeers to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoff  and Jr. A National Championship games.
During his second season (83-84) 31 starts and 18 wins help the team, loaded with rookies, make a solid showing with a regular
season third place finish, a second place finish in the play-offs and another trip to the JR. A National Championships.


Musketeers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
 
Left:  Linesman Mark Shook                                       Right: Goalie Steve O'Shea and Tom Shinabargar

Steve O'Shea:  Logged a pair of seasons (83-85) in net for the Musketeers . Although playing back-up to veteran goalie Dana Orent,
Steve still logged 14 plus games.  His second season he would take on the starting goalie duties for most of the regular season and play-
off games. His reliable play and leadership earned him the Musketeers' Most Popular Player Award at the end of his last season.

 Tom Shinabargar: Played two seasons (82-84) as a Musketeer. His rookie season he scored 19 (2/17) points and his second season
he logged only 4 goals & 28 assists, however, he defensive play and team leadership made him the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player.
The St. Louis native would be selected to play for the USHL's International Team in the Coup Beard Tournament held in Switzerland.

 
Left: Linesman Rick Suggett almost gets in the game on this hit. Right: Goaltender Steve O'Shea and John Bowkus.
 

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks
Tom Shinabargar                 Rick Swarbrick                         Mike Sparago
 
Musketeers 1982-84                     Musketeers 1982-84                            Musketeers 1983-84
 
Left: Tom Shinabargar (#8) and Rick Swarbrick (#11) line-up against the Blackhawks Right: Mike Sparago gets ready for a face-off.

Tom Shinabargar: Played two seasons (82-84) as a Musketeer. His rookie season he scored 19 (2/17) points and his second season
he logged only 4 goals & 28 assists, however, he defensive play and team leadership made him the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player.
The St. Louis native would be selected to play for the USHL's International Team in the Coup Beard Tournament held in Switzerland.

 Rick Swarbrick: A Musketeer for two seasons (82-84).He finished his last season third in scoring with 70 (44/26) points.

Mike Sparago: Played in Sioux City for only one season (83-84)  however, his 90 points (54/36) (48 game season) was enough
to lead the Musketeers in scoring that season..

Scott Shoffstall                                                                      John Bowkus
      Musketeers 1983-85                                                                                   Musketeers 1983-84    
 
Left: Scott Shoffstall scores one of  his rookie season 77 goals against the Waterloo Blackhawks  Right: Winger John Bowkus

     Scott Shoffstall:  Played two seasons (83-85) as a Musketeer. His rookie season's 77 (30/47) regular season points would make 
him the second leading Musketeer scorer.  During his next season (84-85) he would build on his offence and pour in 114 (63/51)
regular season points
(48 game season) to lead the team in scoring. Selected as one of the team's Alternate Captains.
      He would voted the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player as well as both the USHL's Player of the Year and the USHL's Forward
 of the Year
.  His 263 total points makes him the fifth highest All-Time Musketeer scorer.

  Right: John Bowkus played a single season as a Musketeer. He would go on to play six seasons in the WHL, IHL and ECHL

Scott Dub                                                                     Tom Shinabargar 
Musketeers 1982-84                                                                                  Musketeers 1982-84
 
Left: Scott Dub does some work in Gretzky's office.   Right: Tom Shinabargar with a shot on goal against the Blackhawks.

Scott Dub: Logged a pair of seasons in Sioux City. During his rookie season (82-83) he finished in the top six Musketeers scorers
with 50 (27/23) total season points. His second season his point production would increase and 67 (38/29) made him one of the top
four Musketeer scorers. His rough and tumble style of play placed him just 2 minutes of leading the team in penalty minutes. He
was a among penalty calling officials and Musketeers Fans alike, and was selected the Musketeer's  Most Popular Player .

Did you Know...Scott Dub after playing his whole hockey career, including two season as a Musketeer, he would walk-on as
a defenseman and play four seasons for the North Dakota Fighting Sioux.

Tom Shinabargar: Played two seasons (82-84). While only recording 32 (4/28) points his final season, his stellar play on the blueline,
team leadership and commitment to the Musketeers in general made him that season's  Most Valuable Player.

Did You Know...On February 10th, 1984 the Musketeers beat Waterloo by 13 goals in a 16-3  victory; at the time setting three new
 USHL records; with most goals and most assists in a game and biggest margin of victory. While these would eventually fall over the years;
the most goals in a single game and biggest margin of victory are Musketeer records that still stand today. Ernie Baxter would tie a
Musketeer scoring record recording seven points; a hat trick and four helpers.

Steve O'Shea
Musketeers 1983-85
  
Left: Jerry Viti, Scott Shoffstall, Chris Sonnesyn & John Mueller and Right: Matt Shaw (23) help Steve O'Shea make a pair of saves
 in this game vs. the Waterloo Blackhawks.

Chris Sonnesyn logged a pair of seasons in Sioux City (83-85). Scouted by Coach Ferguson as a high school prep player, he
would foregoing his senior year in Fargo joining the Musketeers for his first of two seasons (83-85) where he netted four goals
and added twenty assists during the regular season. He was honored as the Musketeer's Rookie of the Year. He helped the
Musketeers to a third place regular season finish, a second place play-off showing and a trip to the National Tournament. 


Steve O'Shea:  Logged a pair of seasons (83-85) in net for the Musketeers . Although playing back-up to a seasoned veteran
goalie, Steve still logged 14 plus games.  His second season he would take on the starting goalie duties for most of the regular
season and play-off games. His reliable play and leadership earned him the Musketeers' Most Popular Player Award at
the end of his last season.

Did You Know...those orange seats in the background above pictures are the very same seat that are now in the IBP Ice Center!!!
This fact was updated on September, 2017

Fergie and the Musketeers watch from the Players Bench
 
 
Fergie, Marcus & Musketeers look on  from the players benches. Please note, the Audi still has no "traditional style" player benches.
Team members, coaches and trainers pack into the small "vomitory" areas used to enter and exit the arena.

Did You Know...Bob Ferguson would go on to capture four USHL Clark Cup Championships. Two each in Sioux City & Des Moines

Musketeers vs. Bloomington Tempco Jr. Stars
Sioux City Auditorium
 
 

Musketeers vs. North Iowa Huskies                          Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
 
Left: Todd Krynski catches a high stick as he skates through a busy North Iowa crease. Right: ID these three Musketeers in
this SC vs. Des Moines game.

Musketeers vs. Waterloo Blackhawks

Dana Orent                                                           Tom Shinabargar
Musketeers 1982-84                                                                      Musketeers 1982-84      
 
Left: Dana Orent makes another save.  Right: Defenseman and Musketeer MVP Tom Shinabargar gets ready for the start of play.

Dana Orent: spend as pair of seasons (82-84) between the pipes for the Musketeers. His rookie season (82-83) 14 wins in 19
 starts helped lead the Musketeers to the runner-up honors in the regular season, playoff  and Jr. A National Championship games.
During his second season (83-84) 31 starts and 18 wins help the team, loaded with rookies, make a solid showing with a regular
season third place finish, a second place finish in the play-offs and another trip to the JR. A National Championships.

Tom Shinabargar: Played two seasons (82-84). While only recording 32 (4/28) points his final season, his stellar play on the
blue line, team leadership and commitment to the Musketeers in general, made him that season's  Most Valuable Player.

USHL Play-Offs
Musketeers vs.
Bloomington TempCo Jr. Stars
Round 1 / USHL Play-Offs
Musketeers win the best of three play-off  beating the Jr. Stars winning game one on the road Thursday night with a 5-3 victory.
Bloomington forfeits the second game scheduled in Sioux City citing weather and travel problems.

 

Musketeers vs. Austin Mavericks
Round 2 / USHL Play-Offs
The Musketeers start the series on the road again posting a game one win; bombing the Mavericks on their home ice 9-3. Don Elland
recorded three of those goals and Dana Orent stopped 39 Austin shots on goal. Austin would answer back with a hometown
beating of their own, winning game two 4-2. Game three looks to finally be a home win until Mike Srapago's natural hat trick in the
third period sent the game in to overtime and Scott Shoffstall registers the winner three minutes into the extra stanza. Game four is a
 decisive win for the Musketeers with Rick Swarbrick scoring five time in the 9-3 round two clincher.


 

 

 
Left: Owner Ted Carlson and Dana Orent shake hand at the end of the Mavericks game. Right: Goalie Dana Orent and Chris
Sonnesyn watch as two other Musketeers work the corners.

Musketeers vs. St. Paul Vulcans
USHL Championship Series
Looking for their second Clark Cup victory since the new League formation, the Musketeer have an uphill battle taking on the regular
season champions from St. Paul. The League's hottest goalie Dana Orent stops all but one of 33 Vulcan shots for an opening series
road win. Building on the previous game's success he only allows three goals on 44 shots and Mike Sparago notches a pair of goals
and three assists secures another road win for the Musketeers.

 

Scheduling conflicts with the Auditorium force the Musketeers to play their home games for the championship series at the old Bubble,
 now called the Marina Inn Convention Center. The Musketeers return  "home" for game's three and four. Almost unbeatable at
Audi the unfamiliar surroundings plays much like a travel game and the Musketeers lose game three 3-1 but rebound for a
 5-4 win giving the Musketeers a 3 games to 1 edge.

Returning to St. Paul the Musketeers still like their chances  needing only a single win in the next three tries. The Musketeer can't
get the offence going and lose a nail biter in overtime 3-2. With the pressure still on the Vulcans the teams return to Sioux City  but they
can't finish the job, losing a second time in a row at "home". Game seven is a nail-biter going into the third but the Vulcan light the lamp
three times in the final period for a 5-3 championship win.

USHL Championship Series / Game 3 / March 30th, 1984
 
Left: The crown waits for the start of Game Three of the USHL Championship Series. Right: Musketeer goaltenders Dana Orent and
 Steve O'Shea lead the Musketeers on the ice.

 
Left: Musketeers General Manager John McNeil, Head Coach Bob Ferguson and Owner Ted Carlson talk before the teams take the ice.
That's Facility Manager and long-time SYHA coach Wayne Blanche in the brown coat. Right: Game three opening face-off drop.

 

 
A Packed house showed to watch the first Musketeer game held in the Carlson Event Center, otherwise know as The Bubble.
Originally set-up to hold 200-300 fans, the venue was thoroughly re-worked to accommodate nearly 1200 people.

1463 fans pack the chilly Marina Inn Convention Center  where inside temperatures hover around the 40 degree mark.

 
Because of limited space, Media members were stationed on top of the player locker rooms and concession stand building.
Far Left:
Sioux City Journal Sports writer Steve Alspech. Right (in Hat): Musketeer PA announcer Mike Newhouse.

 
Left: Musketeer fans in the Zamboni and locker room entrance watch as St Paul goaltender becomes trapped in him own net.
Right: St. Paul practices defense in numbers.

 
Player benches were closed off to access from other than the ice. The score keeper desk is in between the benches and made
for tight quarters.

 
Left: Musketeers take on the St. Paul Vulcans at the Carlson Event Center (The Bubble). Right: Fans pack the Zamboni and locker
room entrance if the rink.

Jr. A National Championships
St. Clare Shores, MI / April 10th-15th, 1984

Michigan would be the site of this years Junior Hockey National Tournament. Six of the Nation's best teams are represented and will
play a five game round-robin tournament with a championship game played on the final day. Teams are from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota,
New York, Chicago  and Massachusetts. Everyone is expecting a Championship game USHL rematch giving the Musketeers another
shot at the St. Paul Vulcans.

The Musketeers stumble right out of the blocks losing game one to Frasier Flags of Michigan 7-5. They would rebound with a win over
Lowell Mass but follow it up with a pair of losses to St. Paul 3-2 and Buffalo Jr. Sabres 7-4. The Musketeers would wrap-up their fifth
game in five days laying a huge kiss on their sister and eventual tournament champs, the Chicago Jets.


Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Tom Shinabargar         Most Popular Player... Scott Dub
Rookie of the Year.
..Chris Sonnesyn                   Mr. Spirit...Todd Krynski 
D'Artagnan Award...
Mike & Jan Swanson

USHL All-Star Team

USHL International All Star Team
Coup Beard Tournament / Leysin, Switzerland / April 16th-24th, 1984
Bob Ferguson (Coach)

Dana Orent
*                  Scott Shoffstall                   Mike Sparago                     Scott Dub                    Bruce Watkins
 
Six  Musketeers and Head Coach Bob Ferguson represented the USHL in the 4th Annual International Junior Hockey Tournament
held in Leysin, Switzerland. This round-robin tournament also featured all-star teams from Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
The USHL team completed a three game sweep to win the tournament for the first time. The USHL all-stars beat Sweden 7-4,
Czechoslovakia 7-5 and Switzerland 6-3.
* Goaltender Dana Orent was selected as the tournament's Most Valuable Player

 

 


     

 

 

 


The Musketeers open pre-season camp looking for many new players. Returning are just a handful of veterans in goaltender Steve O'Shea,
forwards Scott Shoffstall & Jon McGurk and defenseman Matt Shaw. Head Coach and now General Manager Bob Ferguson have an
uphill climb ahead of him-replacing 260 lost goals from last season

The League adds two new teams this season; The Thunder bay Flyers and the Madison capitols.

Off to a slow start, the Musketeers opened with a 3-11 record and traded wins and loses through the break. The did finish the second
half strong and lost only 6  games in the second half of the season finishing good enough to make the play-offs. However, the St. Paul
dispatched them quickly in the first round. There was no trip to Nationals this season, but the year ended with high hopes for
the next season. No one could have ever imagined just how high they would be!!! 

Scott Shoffstall sets a new USHL scoring record with 63 goals (48 game schedule) and is selected as the USHL's Most Valuable Player.
 

Musketeer Coaching & Office Staff
Owner...Ted Carlson  *  Head Coach/General Manager...Bob Ferguson  *  Trainer...Marcus Rotrammel  *   Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Returning goalie Steve O'Shea would team up with rookie Jay Oleson as the Musketeers continued to work a successful goaltender
rotation that assured veteran experience each season. While the season was not exceptional, the goaltenders did work their way
to a winning season with 27 victories. Steve would garner most of the starts with 35 and post a 20-14 record while back-up Jay
 provided the relief along the way and saw a 7-2-1 record.

Steve O'Shea                                                         Jay Oleson
   Musketeers 1983-85                                                                Musketeers 1984-86

 

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

Steve O'Shea

 

Jay Oleson

 

High Scorers
Scott Shoffstall                   Tony Carter                    Jon McGurk                       Matt Shaw                      Vin Pumilio   
Musketeers 1983-85         Musketeers 1984-86        Musketeers 1983-85           Musketeers 1984-85         Musketeers 1984-85

Scott Shoffstall, Tony Carter and Jon McGurk would be the top three Musketeer to lead the way with some significant scoring numbers;
Shoffstall with 114 (63/51), Carter with 88 (35/53) and McGurk with 77 (31/46). Matt Shaw and Vin Pumilio would round out the top
five high scorers with 44 and 41 total points. The team was loaded with consistent scorers; 14 Musketeers would score 20+ regular
season points. Everyone would score, a least, a goal and even goalie Steve O'Shea tallied an assist.

Did You Know...Scott Shoffstall sets a new Musketeer scoring record. Friday night in a 9-4  win over the Des Moines Buccaneers
his Hat Trick ties the existing record of 57 goals previously held by Dave Tracey during the 1978-79 season. The following night in
 Dubuque, Scotts scores three more times in a 7-4 win over the Fighting Saints. He would go on to add three more goals before the
season ends setting a new USHL and Musketeer scoring record.

Heavy Hitters
Ben Pernosky                  Tom Jenkinson                   Jon McGurk                      Tony Carter                      Vin Pumilo   
 
Musketeers 1984-85          Musketeers 1985-87          Musketeers 1983-85          Musketeers 1984-86         Musketeers 1984-85

Penalty minutes were down this season as it seemed the team focused more on a solid offense that saw everyone involved. Ben Pernosky
would lead the team in minutes with 120, Tom Jenkinson was close behind with 110.  After then the PIM dropped off, third leading scorer
Jon McGurk recorded 80 minutes and second leading scorer Tony Carter would log 75. Vin Pumilo finished with 65 and fourth leading
scorer Matt Shaw right behind him with 64 penalty minutes

Musketeers vs. Austin Mavericks
Game Played at the South Sioux City Convention Center (The Bubble)
 
Left: Musketeers stack the bench area at the South Sioux City Convention Center rink (The Bubble) against the Austin Mavericks.

Right:
Returning veteran Chris Sonnesyn logged a pair of seasons in Sioux City (83-85). Building on last season success as a
rookie where he recorded four goals, twenty assists. The  Rookie of the Year played an instrumental part in the the Musketeers
prior season success. Putting up similar numbers this second season, he would light the lamp five times, add 16 regular season
helpers and spend fifty minutes in the box. 

           Can You ID This Goalie                                                         Matt Shaw                      
Musketeers 19XX-XX                                                                      Musketeers 1983-85  
 
Left: Goaltender (ID This goalie) gets ready for Scott Shoffstall to win the draw. Right: Matt Shaw pursues the Austin attack.

   Matt Shaw logged a pair of seasons (83-85) in Sioux City. During the previous season he would score three goals and ten assists
 and record forty-two penalty minutes. He would also see regular time in last season's Clark Cup play-offs and the Junior "A" National
 Tournament. This second season would see Matt take on a bigger role being selected Team Captain. He would play a complete season
 and increase his scoring numbers, knocking in eight goals and adding 36 regular season points, finishing as the Musketeer's fourth
leading scorer. Matt would receive the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award as well as earn selections to both the USHL All-Star  and the
USHL International All-Star Teams.

Brian Klanow                                                              Tony Carter
Musketeers 1984-86                                                                      Musketeers 1984-86
 
Left: Brian Klanow played a pair of seasons (84-86) for the Musketeers. During his rookie season his 23 (12/11) points would lead all
 Musketeer rookie scorers. During the last season, his 49 (18/31) points would get him a finish among the top seven Musketeer scorers.

Right:
Tony Carter played in Sioux City for two seasons (84-86). During his rookie season here, he finished second in team
 scoring netting 35 goals and adding another 53 assists (48 game schedule). The high scorer also finished fourth in penalty minutes
recording 75 minutes in the box. He would be selected as one of the League's top player playing in the USHL All-Star
game in mason City..


Did You Know...Scott Shoffstall
Currently holds the Musketeers and USHL record for "Hat Tricks" with 11 in a single season (84-85).

 

 


Left: Defenseman Mike Fowler (#5)  Right: ID This Player
 

Steve McKinley
Musketeers 1984-85
 
 Steve McKinley has a disagreement with a player from the North Iowa Huskies. He logged a single season (84-85) in Sioux
City and as a defenseman recorded 13 (5/8) regular season points.

Musketeers vs. North Iowa (Mason City) Huskies
 
Left: Musketeers Vin Pumillo & Bob Broderick score on the North Iowa goalie. Right: Two more Musketeers join the congratulations.

Vin Pumillo logged a single season (84-85) as a Musketeer. During the regular season he would score nineteen goals and add twenty-
two assists; his 41 points was best among rookies and fifth best in overall Musketeer scoring. He would record 65 penalty minutes
finishing among the Musketeers top five Heavy Hitters. Vin would receive the Musketeer's Rookie of the Year Award.  

Bob Broderick:

 
 

Autograph Night
   Brain Klanow           Tony Carter                              Tim Bullock             Brain Giachino
  
Musketeers 1984-86        Musketeers 1984-86                            Musketeers 1984-86           Musketeers 1984-86 

Steve O'Shea                                                            Matt Shaw
Musketeers 1900-00                                                                 Musketeers 1900-00
 

Bob Broderick                                                            Steve McKinley            
Musketeers 1900-00                                                                         Musketeers 1984-85                
 

Jay Oleson                                                               Scott Doherty
Musketeers 1984-86                                                                        Musketeers 1984-86
 


Did You Know...
Goaltender Jay Olsen would win his last six games this season and win his first seven games next season,
 for a Musketeer record of 13 straight wins.

 

 Musketeers Team Christmas Party
December 18th, 1984 / Marina Inn Convention Center


Ted and Mary Jo Carlson Musketeers Owners 1980-2000
 
Left: Ted Carlson talks to the players at the annual Musketeer Christmas Party Right: Mary Jo Carlson and Coleen
Saltzman make sure there plenty of desert for everyone!!!


Ted Carlson                                                              Bob Ferguson
               
Musketeers Owner 1980-2000                                      Musketeers Head Coach & General Manager 1981-90

  
 Left: Musketeers Steve O'Shea, John McGurk, Matt Shaw and Scott Shoffstall present team owner Ted Carlson a Christmas gift that
will soon have everyone laughing. Right: Head Coach and GM Bob Ferguson takes over the mike for awhile.

 
 Right:  Mike Fowler, ID Player 2 & ID Player 3 Right: Players all watch as another "gift" is presented to their team mates.
 

 Mike Newhouse
 

 

                Brian Giachino                Dan Kara Belnikoff                 Scott Sides                          John Hart                       
Musketeers 1984-85                      Musketeers 1984-85                   Musketeers 1984-85                     Musketeers 1984-86
 

 

Musketeers Awards Night
March 1st, 1985
 
Coach Bob Ferguson and announcer Mike Newhouse help Owner Ted Carlson pass out this year's player honors.
Left:  Steve O'Shea receives Most Popular Player Award  Right: Vin Pumillo is chosen Rookie of the Year.

Matt Shaw                                                                Scott Shoffstall
    
Musketeers 1983-85                                                                          Musketeers 1983-85          
 
Left: Bob Ferguson and Mike Newhouse watch as Owner Ted Carlson presents Team Captain Matt Shaw the Mr. Spirit Award.
 Right: Scott Shoffstall picks-up his Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award; one of his three Musketeer and USHL awards.

 Matt Shaw logged a pair of seasons (83-85) in Sioux City. During the previous season he would score three goals and ten assists
 and record forty-two penalty minutes. He would also see regular time in last season's Clark Cup play-offs and the Junior "A" National
 Tournament. This second season would see Matt take on a bigger role being selected Team Captain. He would play a complete season
 and increase his scoring numbers, knocking in eight goals and adding 36 regular season points, finishing as the Musketeer's fourth
leading scorer. Matt would receive the Musketeers Mr. Spirit Award as well as earn selections to both the USHL All-Star  and the
USHL International All-Star Teams.

Scott Shoffstall: Logged a pair of seasons (83-85) as a Musketeer but what a pair they were!!! As a rookie to the USHL Scott put
up 30 goals and added 47 assists; his 77 regular season points to finish second in Musketeer scoring. He was a consistent and reliable
 scorer as the Musketeers made runs at the Clark Cup and National Championships.Returning for his second season his scoring
 numbers would get even better. Scoring 63 goals and adding 51 assists (48 game schedule); leading the team in scoring. He would
 be selected as Team Captain and earn spots on the USHL All-Star Team and the USHL International All-Star Team. By the
 time the season ended, Scott would pick up the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player Award as well as the USHL's Most
Valuable Forward
and USHL's Most Valuable Player Awards.


 

USHL Play-Offs
Musketeers vs.
St. Paul Vulcans
Round 1 / USHL Play-Offs
In what could be a pairing of dead-even teams the Musketeers and Vulcans finished just two points apart. The best of five,
alternating location, series would open at home, but the Musketeers would give up the first goal of the game. However, the
momentum would swing, with three minutes left in the first, when Mike Fowler and Vin Pumilo score goals twelve seconds
apart and the Musketeers go on to win game one 4-1. Returning to St. Paul, a three minute laps in focus costs the
Musketeer three goals and the Vulcans go on to win 5-3. One can almost see the Musketeers running out of gas as the
can muster just a single goal on home ice, in game three loss and only three goals in a 6-3 series clincher.

 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Scott Shoffstall          Most Popular Player... Steve O'Shea
Rookie of the Year.
..Vin Pumilio                     Mr. Spirit...Matt Shaw
D'Artagnan Award...Nile Harris

             

USHL Award Winners
 

USHL All-Star Team
Mason City, IA / January 22nd, 1985

Scott Shoffstall, Matt Shaw, Tony Carter, Jon McGurk, Steve O'Shea

Scott Shoffstall and Tony Carter score all-star game goals. Scott also added a pair of assists in the 7-4 loss for the South Team
 

 

USHL International All Star Team
Bob Ferguson (General Manager)
Matt Shaw                                                Scott Shoffstall*                                                Jon McGurk


 Three Musketeers and General Manager Bob Ferguson represented the USHL in the 5th Annual International Junior Hockey Tournament
held in Leysin, Switzerland. This round-robin tournament also featured all-star teams from Czechoslovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.
*This would be Scott Shoffstall's second time representing the USHL and the Musketeers in this Annual Tournament.

1984-85 Musketeer team Award Winners
ROY: Vin Pumilio        Mr. Spirit: Matt Shaw       Most Popular: Steve O'Shea       MVP: Scott Shoffstall 


 


Returning veteran players and a group of experienced newcomers combined to make this not only the most successful Musketeer teams but
one of the most successful teams in USHL history. Capturing a second League Championship in five seasons; finishing with a 42-6 record.

Tim Ferguson and Mike Racz set USHL scoring records that still stand today. Tim Ferguson poured in 56 goals and 79 assists and Mike
Racz followed just a goal and a pair of assists behind. Between the two they shared 267 points in just 48 games.


 The Musketeers easily won the Anderson Cup and breezed through the Clark Cup finals with a win over the Rochester Mustangs.
 Sioux City played host for the National Tournament which saw the Musketeer win their first National Championship
 Gold Cup.

On April 12th, 2700 fans packed the Sioux City Auditorium to watch one of the most thrilling National Championship contests to date.
Taking on the Falcons from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Both teams recorded 2-0-1 records in the tournament's round robin and met again in
the title game. Skating to a 5-5 tie at the end of regulation it was  next goal wins until Tim Ferguson tipped a blast from team Captain Brian
Bullock into the Falcons net for the game winner just 58 seconds into the second overtime.

Musketeers and USHL leading scorer Tim Ferguson receives the USHL's Most Valuable Player Award.

 

USHL Clark Cup Championship Game
 
Taken after the 86 USHL Clark Cup Championship Game

Did you Know...During this 85-86 season, the Musketeer only lost one game in the friendly confines of the Sioux City Auditorium and
consistently played to an average crowd of 2000 hockey fans every night.

Musketeers Front Office Staff
Owner...Ted Carlson  * Head Coach/General Manager...Bob Ferguson

Musketeers Coaching Staff
Head Coach/General Manager...Bob Ferguson  *   Trainer...Marcus Rotrammel  *  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Tune this description up
Pat Watson and Jay Oleson form a goaltending duo that would earn them League, Play-off and  Jr. A National Championships.
This goaltending duo recorded only five regular season losses for the whole season as the Musketeers easily captured the Anderson Cup.
Goaltender Darren Lepper would also log eight games this season where he posted six wins and only one loss.

                                          Darren Lepper                                                     Jay Oleson
                                                    Pat Watson                                             
                                 Musketeers 1985-86                                            Musketeers 1984-86                                     Musketeers 1985-86                                 
Darren Lepper
would join the Musketeers for a brief portion of the (85-86) regular season. He would get the nod in eight USHL games
and finish with a record of six wins and only one loss.

Jay Oleson would return to the Musketeers for his second of two seasons (84-86) where play an instrumental part in this Triple Crown
Championship season. He played in 16 games and finish the regular season with a 13-1 record in route to a Anderson Cup Championship.
Jay would see tremdous success in post season play

Pat Watson joined the Musketeers as a rookie this season (85-86). While starting out under the tutelage of a veteran goaltender, he
quickly acquired the knowledge to make him a reliable starter. He would garner 28 games this season and finish with a 23-4 record. By the
time mid-season approached, he boasted a league best 12-2 record but was controversially omitted from the All-Star Team line-up.
He would be selected as the Musketeers Rookie of the Year this season.

Jay Oleson
Musketeers 1984-86

Jay Oleson would return to the Musketeers for his second of two seasons (84-86) where play an instrumental part in this Triple Crown
Championship season. He played in 16 games and finish the regular season with a 13-1 record in route to a Anderson Cup Championship.

 

High Scorers
Tim Ferguson                       Mike Racz                      Bill Bieren                       Tony Carter                    Scott Doherty   
Musketeers 1985-86           Musketeers 1985-86         Musketeers 1985-86           Musketeers 1984-86         Musketeers 1985-86

WOW!!!...what can be said about this season that hasn't been said already!!! Red goal lights across the league had to be replaced after
the Musketeers were in town. Tim Ferguson and Mike Racz set USHL scoring records that still stand today. Tim Ferguson poured in
56 goals and 79 assists and Mike Racz followed just a goal and a pair of assists behind. Between the two they shared 267 points. (Remember...
we're still only playing a 48 games schedule!!!) Billy Bieren would tally 80 (42/38) points, Tony Carter 59 (20/39) and Scott Doherty &
Mike Fowler would score the same 51 regular season points. Twelve other Musketeers would also score a least 14 points that season.

Heavy Hitters
  Tom Jenkinson                  Tim Bullock                      Tim Ferguson                      Rick Dodd                      Doug Bailey    
 
Musketeers 1985-87          Musketeers 1985-87          Musketeers 1985-86          Musketeers 1985-86         Musketeers 1985-86

Scoring was not the only thing on the rise this season. The top five Musketeers would put up 700 penalty minutes this season. Tom
Jenkinson was out front with 183 minutes.  Tim Bullock in second with 146 minutes and leading scorer Tim Ferguson just three minutes
behind with143 minutes. in the box. Rick Dodd would finish out the season with 133 minutes and Doug Bailey with 90 minutes. The
Musketeers would record some 1276 total regular season penalty minutes in route to their second Anderson Cup title in five seasons.

Musketeers vs. Austin Mavericks
Brian Klanow                         Larry Whitted                          Doug Bailey
Musketeers 1984-86                           Musketeers 1985-86                          Musketeers 1985-86
 
Left:  Brian Klanow (#9)  Larry Witted (#12) and Doug Bailey (#6) congratulate each other after another musketeer goal.
Right:
Brian Klanow shoots on the Austin goaltender.

Mike Fowler                         Larry Whitted                       Tim Ferguson
Musketeers 1984-86                          Musketeers 1985-86                        Musketeers 1985-86
 
Left: Mike Fowler gets a shot off around the Austin Defender   Right: Mike Fowler (5), Larry Witted (12) and Tim Ferguson (7)
skate away after applying some of that scoring pressure that every goalie in the League would come to know.

 
Left: Tim Ferguson (7) and Bill Bieren (11) move the puck into the Austin defensive zone. Right: Goaltender Darren Lepper
makes a save as forwards Doug Bailey, Mike Racz and Brad Mattson are back to help out.

 Tony Carter                                                                    Brain Klanow
Musketeers 1984-86                                                                              Musketeers 1984-86
 
Left: Tony Carter played in Sioux City for two seasons (84-86). During his rookie season he finished second in team scoring with
88 (35/53) regular season points. His second season he recorded 59 (20/39) regular season points and as one of the top four
Musketeer goal scorers helped lead the team to the "Triple Crown" Championship. 

Right: Brain Klanow logged a pair of seasons (84-86) as a Musketeer. His rookie season he netted 23 (12/11) regular season
points. During the following season he more than doubled his point production where his 49 (18/31) points helped guide the
Musketeers to a Championship-filled season.
 

Don Dwyer                     Brian Giachino                 Darren Lepper 
Musketeers 1985-87                    Musketeers 1985-86                   Musketeers 1985-86
 
Left: 15 Dwyer, 4 Brian Giachino, Darren Lepper 

Did You Know...The Musketeers hold both the USHL single season records for Most 50-Goal Scorers (Ferguson & Racz) as well as the
record for Most 40-Goal Scorers with Bill Bieren added to the scorers list.

Jay Oleson                     Mike Fowler                  Tom Jenkinson                Brian Giachino               Jim Mikkelson
Musketeers 1985-86          Musketeers 1985-86         Musketeers 1984-87        Musketeers 1984-86          Musketeers 1985-86

Jay Oleson returning to the Musketeers as the veteran (84-86) as a veteran, he would play an instrumental part in this Triple Crown
Championship season. He would play in 16 games and finish the regular season with a 13-1 record.
Mike Fowler was here for a single season (85-86) and made his presence felt; he would play a complete season, post 51 (17/34)
points and record 61 penalty minutes.
Tom Jenkinson was in his second of three seasons (84-87) as a Musketeer. He would lead the team in penalty minutes with183.
He never missed a game and offered-up 26 (11/15) regular season points
Brian Giachino logged a pair of seasons (84-86) as a Musketeer. He would post four goals and 22 assists during the season. After
a year at Michigan Tech (NCAA) he would go on to coach at St. John's University in Minnesota.
Jim Mikkelson played a single season (85-86) as a Musketeer. Player information to be added here information to be added here.

Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Hickman Arena / Des Moines, IA
    Mike Racz                   Tim Ferguson                                               Mike Fowler                     
      
Musketeers 1985-86                Musketeers 1985-86                                                     Musketeers 1984-86                             

 
 Left: Mike Racz (10) and Tim Ferguson (7) work together looking here for one of their combined 111 goals or 156 assists in a
single 48 games season.  Right: Mike Fowler waiting to add to his second year scoring stats.

Mike Racz: Logged only one season (85-86) as a Musketeer. However, what a season it was!!! Mike put up a USHL record shattering
numbers also132 (55/77) and closely trailed Musketeer leading scorer Tim Ferguson by only three points during the 48 games regular season.
This scoring record still stands today and like Tim's, will more than likely never be topped. He was one of the driving forces of that memorable
 season where the Musketeers only lost eight games on their way to capturing the Triple Crown of Junior A Hockey. Mike would receive the
Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award that season.

Tim Ferguson: Played only a season (85-86) in Sioux City, but he made the best of it!!! Tim put up a USHL record shattering 135 (56/79)
regular season points in just a 48 games schedule. This scoring record still stands today and will more than likely never be topped. He was one
 of the driving forces of that memorable season where the Musketeers only lost eight games on their way to capturing the Triple Crown of
Junior A Hockey (Anderson Cup, Clark Cup and Gold Cup). Tim would be a shoe-in for the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player Award.

Did You Know...Before becoming a Musketeer, Tim Ferguson played the prior two seasons for the Cornwall Royals in the OHL. Last season
he was the elite league's ninth top scorer, notching 46 goals & 56 assists; 102 points in a 66 games schedule.

 Mike Fowler: With a pair of  seasons (84-86) as a Musketeer. Mike finished his rookie regular season with 16 (10/6) points. The following
 season he would finish in the top five Musketeers scorers with 51 (14/34) points in route to the "Triple Crown" Championship Season.

 
Left: Musketeer and USHL leading scorer Tim Ferguson takes the draw from Linesman Jeff DuBay.
Right:
Enforcer Tom Jenkinson lets everyone know just who's in charge!!!

Tom Jenkinson: Played for the Musketeer for three seasons (84-87).  Tom's rookie season saw him finish in the top seven Musketeer
scores with 30 (19/11) points. His point production dropped a bit 26 (11/15) that season as the Musketeers fielded a team in which almost
every player would have at least 24 total points. His last season saw him post 62 (25/37) points and finish third among Musketeer scorers
and first in penalty minutes with184.

Did You Know...One of several scoring records set by Tim Ferguson was 8 points in a single game, October 25th, 1985 against the Des
Moines Buccaneers.

 
Mike Racz scores one of his 55 goals this season in Des Moines against the Buccaneers. He would also add another 77 assists
 for a 132 regular season (48 game season) points.

   Mike Racz: Logged only one season (85-86) as a Musketeer. However, what a season it was!!! Mike put up a USHL record shattering
numbers also132 (55/77) and closely trailed Musketeer leading scorer Tim Ferguson by only three points during the 48 games regular season.
This scoring record still stands today and like Tim's, will more than likely never be topped. He was one of the driving forces of that memorable
 season where the Musketeers only lost eight games on their way to capturing the Triple Crown of Junior A Hockey. Mike would receive the
Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award that season.


Larry Whitted take the draw as Linesman Mike McCullin drop the puck.

Autograph Night

 

 

Musketeers vs. North Iowa Huskies
Opening Night / October 5th / Sioux City Auditorium

In the season opener the Musketeers would set the pace for what was more to come from this high scoring squad. Dominating the
Huskies on home ice, the Musketeers scored 14 goals to North Iowa's three. In his Musketeer debut Mike Racz would tie a team
record scoring five goals in a single game. Other Musketeers also grabbing their first two goals of the season were eventual leading
scorer Tim Ferguson, top five scorer Scott Doughty and Chris Furey . Also lighting the lamp were Don Dwyer, Larry
 Whitted
and John Webber.

               Tony Carter                 Tim Bullock                             Tim Ferguson    Brian Giachino  Bill  Bieren   Mike  Racz 

 
Left: Tony Carter (16) and Team Captain Tim Bullock  Right: Not an unusual sight, Tim Ferguson (7) Brian Giachino (4) Bill
Bieren (11) and Mike  Racz (10) score another Musketeer goal.

Tim Ferguson: While setting several scoring records this season, he also set another uncharacteristically  record for a goal scorer...One
night (November 1st, 1985) in Madison playing the Capitals, he collected 30 penalty minutes.

 
Left: An unidentified Musketeer lends a "helping hand up" to a North Iowa player  Right: Alternate Captain Brian Giachino and Mike
 Racz move the puck up ice against the North Iowa (Mason City) Huskies.

Did You Know...At one time, this Musketeer team  held the USHL record for consecutive wins with 16. Ironically a few games later they
made another run for the record but were stopped one victory shy. (Currently the Des Moines Buccaneers hold this record with 19)

 

Musketeers vs. St Paul Vulcans
Sioux City Auditorium
 
Left: Rick Dodd, Tim Bullock, Brian Giachino, Tim Ferguson and another Musketeer represent some 250 regular season points
    Right: Tom Jenkinson and Brad Mattson look to add to their eventual 58 total points


Did You Know...
This team set a Musketeer and League record of 358 regular season goals in just 48 games.

Don Dwyer                           Brian Giachino                       Mike Fowler
Musketeers 1985-88                           Musketeers 1983-86                       Musketeers 1984-86
 
Right: Don Dwyer (15) , Mike Fowler (5) and Brian Giachino  Right: Musketeers line-up along the stage end of the rink for starting line-up
announcements. Among many of the Audi's special features was this huge American Flag.

Did You Know...That Musketeers Mike Racz (2) and Tim Ferguson are among eight USHL players to score a USHL Record 5 goals in
a single game.

 

 

Rick Dodd
Musketeers 1985-86
 
Musketeer Rick Dodd is pictured here on a couple of different player autograph sessions. Rick logged a single season for the
Musketeers and was a key performer as part of Sioux City's Triple Crown of Championships. During the regular season he would
 register 19 goals,17 assists and a 133 penalty minutes on the way to the regular season championship. He would start the Musketeers
 one their way to the post season championship with a game one hat trick against the Thunder Bay Flyers and end the play-off series
as the Musketeers second leading play-off goal scorer. He would record his first USHL goal on October 26th in a 9-2 win over
the Des Moines Buccaneers. Some thirty seasons later, Rick's son Tray would carry on the family Musketeer tradition playing for
the Musketeers during the 2015-16 season.
 

Brad Mattson                           Scott Doherty                             Mark Ulvin                                 Tim Bullock
Musketeers 1985-86                   Musketeers 1985-87                  Musketeers 1985-87                     Musketeers 1985-87

Did You Know...This Musketeer team and the Thunder Bay Flyers hold the USHL record for the Six Fastest Goals by Both Teams.
Musketeers Tim Ferguson, Mike Racz (2), Scott Doherty and Flyers Brad Mattson & Paul Bently netted 6 goals in just 5 minutes & 41 seconds.
December 19th, 1985

Mike Racz                                       John Webber                                  Doug Bailey
Musketeers 1985-86                                        Musketeers 1985-86                                   Musketeers 1985-86

  Mike Racz: Logged only one season (85-86) as a Musketeer but what a season it was!!! Mike put up a USHL record shattering
numbers, 132 (55/77) points in just 48 games.  He was one of the driving forces of that memorable Triple Crown season.  Mike would
receive the Musketeer's Most Popular Player Award that season.

John Webber: Also playing a single season (85-86) in Sioux City he played a complete schedule and recorded 35 (10/25) regular season
points. He also logged 44 penalty minutes that season.

Doug Bailey: Played a single season (85-86) as a Musketeer. He would record 25 (9/16) regular season points. he presence was felt most
in the corners where he would round out the top five Musketeer penalty minute leaders with 95minutes

Did You Know...This Musketeer team shares the USHL record of Consecutive Home Game victories with 22. They share this record with
the Austin Mavericks, Lincoln Stars and Thunder Bay Flyers. They were 25-1 when taking the ice in the friendly confines of the Auditorium.

Did You Know...This Musketeer team holds the USHL record of Single Season Consecutive Home Game victories with 22.
 

Autograph Night
February 7th, 1986
 
Head Coach Bob Ferguson                          Mike Fowler                                 Scott Doherty               


          Rick Dodd                                          Mike Racz                                   Tony Carter             

   Doug Bailey                                     Tim Ferguson                                        Don Dwyer       

Pat Watson                                        Larry Whitted                                       Darren Lepper

Chris Furey                                   Brian Giachino                                    Mike Racz
 

Did You Know...Goaltender Jay Olsen won his first seven outings this season and combined with six straight wins from last season
set a Musketeer record of 13 straight wins

 

Quarter Finals: Musketeers vs. Thunder Bay Flyers
Through a mutual agreement all five games of the opening round will be played in Sioux City. The best of five series opened Wednesday,
March 5th with a 7-3 victory for the Musketeers. Scoring his first Hat Trick was Rick Dodd. The Musketeers would hang another eight
goals on the Flyers and goaltender Jay Olsen would miss the shut-out by a single goal. Game three was a different story; needing extra
time to decide a winner, Tim Jenkins would seal the deal for the Musketeers with his OT winner with six minutes remaining in the second
overtime period.

 

 

Semi-Finals: Musketeers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
The Musketeers would take on the Fighting Saint in round two of the Clark Cup Championship.  Winless against the Musketeers all
season; the Saints stun the Musketeers on the road winning 5-3. Returning home, the Musketeers respond to the home-stand must-win
games winning 7-5 in game two and a Mike Racz overtime goals wins game three. Returning to the River City one more time, the
Musketeers would end the season for the Saints winning 4-1.

Clark Cup Final: Musketeers vs. Rochester
 The leagues top two teams will meet in the post-season championship series; Rochester who finished a distant second from the
Musketeers during the regular season only beat the Musketeers one time out of five tries this season. In games one and two
Rochester would strike first, but after that it was all Sioux City; winning game one 9-3 and game two 5-5. With an opportunity to
win the Clark Cup on home ice, the Musketeers sweep the Mustangs; launching 60 shots on goal and Mike Racz ending the USHL
season with another hat trick.

 

Musketeer Team Award Winners
Tim Ferguson                        Mike Racz                        Pat Watson                    Rick Dodd  

Most Valuable Player           Most Popular Player             Rookie of the Year                Mr. Spirit        
 
Tim Ferguson would receive the Most Valuable Player Award. His 135 points in a single season is still a Musketeer record. Mike Racz similar
scoring prowess made him the Musketeers Most popular  Player. Goaltender Pat Watson's solid play helped lead the Musketeers to one of
their most successful seasons ever. Rick Dodd finished third in penalty minutes with 133 but also provided 36 points as well.

Jr. A National Championships
Sioux City, IA  April 9th-12th, 1986

Sioux City would play host to the 1986 Jr. A National Championships. The USHL's and the NAHL's two top teams would meet for a four
day round robin tournament with a National Champion decided on the fourth day. The Tournament's top teams in addition to the Musketeers
 are the Chicago Cougars and St. Clare Shores Falcons of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and very familiar USHL rivals
the Rochester Mustangs.

Round Robin Tournament
Game One
7-
Musketeers vs. Chicago Cougars-3
Game one
pit the Musketeers against one of the North American Leagues' representatives the Chicago Cougars. Pegged as the
 tournament longshots, the Cougars held their own through the early portion of the game but couldn't go the distance with the
 Tournament favorites losing 7-3. Defenseman John Webber lead the Musketeer scoring recording a pair of goals & assists for
 a four point night. Tim Bullock, Rick Dodd, Mike Racz, Bob Fowler and Tim Ferguson also tallied red-lighters.

Game Two                                                                      Game Three
5-Musketeers vs. St Clare Shores Falcons-5                                                   Musketeers vs. Rochester Mustangs
 
Game two saw the Musketeers set their sights on the other NAHL representative; the St Clare Shores Falcons. Fresh off a prior
day decisive 9-3 win over the Rochester Mustangs, the Falcons suddenly fancied themselves tournament contenders. Set to take
on the tournament favorites the Falcons came to play stunning the Musketeers jumping out to a 3-1 after two periods and 4-1 in
the early stages of the final period. However, the Musketeers weren't done yet and hung four strait goals on the Falcons for
what everyone assumed would be the come from behind win of the weekend. But with just forty-two seconds remainig the
Falcons slipped in the tieing goal.

Game three brought together two very familiar teams; until Wednesday's upset loss to St. Clare, the Mustangs were the other
tournament favorite. Successful against the Musketeers only once in thee last eight meetings they still had something to prove; with
a chance for a win in this game three the results would mean a rematch in the championship the next night. The Musketeers would
own the first period, jumping out to a three goal lead and sending the impression that the game was over. Rochester wasn't going away
 and scored four unanswered second period goals taking the lead and setting the stage for final period nail-biter.  However, it was time
 for the Musketeers to do what they did best all season and that's put pucks in the net; Scoring five times in the third the Musketeers
would earn a chance at the National Championship.

 National Championship Game
5-Musketeers vs. St. Clare Shores Falcons-4 2OT

With identical records of a pair of wins and a tie the Musketeers would again meet up with the St. Clare Shores Falcons; the teams deadlocked
 in game two both scoring five goals each. The Musketeers would again start the championship game in control completing the second period
 with a 3-0 lead. The momentum quickly changed when the Falcons scored a pair of goals before two minutes had elapsed in the third. The
 Musketeers answered back but St. Clare wasn't done yet and the Falcons added two more goals before the final horn. After a scoreless first overtime,
League MVP Tim Ferguson tips-in a shot from Team Captain Tim Bullock and just like that the Musketeers are Junior Hockey national Champions.

 
Left: A packed Auditorium watches as the Musketeers take on the St. Clair Shores Falcons in the Championship game. Right: Hanging
at the stage end of the rink are Sioux City's first four JR. A Championship Banners; 1982 League and Play-Off Champions and 1986
 League and Play-Off Champions.


 
Left: Teams line-up for the start of the National Championship game. Right: Goaltender Pat Watson makes a save on a pair of
attacking Falcons while defenseman Doug Baily hopes to clear away any rebound.

  
Left: Mike Racz scores one of his two goals on Falcons goalie John Guzina.

Right: Musketeers Mike Racz scored his fist goal of the game giving the Musketeers a 2-0 lead., Tim Ferguson and John Webber celebrate
another Musketeer goal.

  Did You Know...That Musketeer Tim Ferguson holds the USHL record for assists in a single season with 79.

Musketeers Win!!!
 
 
Players and coaches celebrate the National Championship victory as the Musketeers score on a Tim Bullock goal on the second overtime.

 
Musketeer Coach Bob Ferguson gets a hug from past season Musketeer equipment manager and long time super-fan Scott Koskovich
 

Jr. A National Championship Team and Individual Awards.
 
Left: Captain Tim Bullock hold aloft the Jr. A National Championship Trophy Right: The Musketeers take there newest trophy for a ride
 around the Auditorium ice..

 
Left: Goalie Pat Watson and Right: Captain Tom Bullock are presented their individual National Championship Player Awards.

Did You Know...on February 14th, 1986 in Thunder Bay, the Musketeers launched a League record 35 shots on goal in a single period.
This USHL record would stand for 20 some seasons before being broken again by the Musketeers when they put 36 shots on goal
against the Green Bay Gamblers on March 30th, 2007

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...Tim Ferguson         Most Popular Player... Mike Racz
Rookie of the Year.
..Pat Watson                   Mr. Spirit...Rick Dodd  
D'Artagnan Award...
Curt Stover

USHL Award Winners
USHL General Manager of the Year...Bob Ferguson  *  USHL Coach of the Year...Bob Ferguson 
USHL Most Valuable Player...Tim Ferguson  *  USHL Best Offensive Player...Tim Ferguson
USHL Best Defensive Player...Tim Bullock

 

USHL All-Star Game
Mason City, IA / January 21st

Head Coach South All-Star Team
Bob Ferguson

All-Star Players
Tim Ferguson, Mike Racz, Brain Klanow, Tony Carter, Bill Bieren, Tim Bullock, Bob Fowler, Doug Bailey

USHL All-Star Team Awards
Bob Ferguson - Head Coach and General Manager of the Year *   Tim Bullock Best Defenseman Award  
*  Tim Ferguson Most Valuable Player and Best Forward Award 

 

Pete Inkster Benefit Game

Left: Veteran Musketeers line-up against the Omaha All-Stars Center: Jimmy Peck Right: Walt Johnson

 


Even with the loss of several key players from last season, the Musketeers still worked out the season finishing a overtime victory shy
of  .500. (23-24-1). However, this record was good enough to earn them a trip to the play-offs but would lose in the first round to Dave
Siciliano and his Thunder Bay Flyers
.

Rod Taylor sets a a pair of new Musketeer/USHL scoring records that still stand today; 67 goals
and 24 power play goals in a single 48 game season.

Note:
Sioux City native and SYHA player Rob Casper (Metros Class of '86) would join the Musketeers for the first of two seasons (86-88).

Musketeer Ticket Information

Single Game- $5.00 / Students- $4.00  / Season Tickets $210.00 (48 game schedule)

Musketeers Front Office & Coaching Staff
Ted Carlson                    Bob Ferguson                          Mike  Newhouse                    Trainer                     Billy Danderand
President/Owner      Head Coach/General Manager             Marketing Manager           Marcus Rotrammel            Equipment Manager

 

Between the Pipes
Rookies Rob Davis, Lee Cannon and Bob Taylor would compose the Musketeer goaltending for this season. They would finish
the season with a 24-23-1 record. Rob garnered a majority of the starts and Lee and Bob split the remaining games. Lee would go
on the following season to assume the starting goalie role for the Musketeers.

Rob Davis                                      Lee Cannon                               Bob Taylor
Musketeers 1986-87                                        Musketeers 1986-88                               Musketeers 1986-87

Rob Davis
would join the Musketeers for a single season (86-87) as a rookie to the league. He would secure the starting position and
log the most games that season with 26 played. He would post a 10-12-1 record that season.

Lee Cannon
also a rookie this season (87-98) would work a steady rotation as back-up goalie. He would still work 18 games and
 finish with a 6-8 record. He would go on the following season (87-88) to assume a starting position rotation. Lee would go on to play
for the University of Miami-Ohio.

Bob Taylor  would start his single season (86-87) season with the Musketeers. He would work in as back-up relief in 13 games and
complete the season with four wins and 4 losses.. 

Rob Davis Musketeers 86-87


Rob Davis: Logged a single season (86-87) in Sioux City. He arrived as a rookie to both the USHL and the Musketeers, played in 25 games
 and finished the season with a 10-12-1 record.

 High Scorers
    Rod Taylor                  Steve Bogoyevac             Tom Jenkinson                   Don Dwyer                    Pat Mismash   
Musketeers 1986-87           Musketeers 1986-88         Musketeers 1984-87           Musketeers 1985-87         Musketeers 1986-87

While this season couldn't compare to last...there was still more scoring excitement this season. Rod Taylor would shatter several USHL
scoring records, both of which still stand today and nearly unachievable considering these were 48 games schedules. Rod would set league
records of 67 goals and 24 power play goals on his way to 110 regular season points. Steve Bogoyevac with 66 (26/40) and Tom
Jenkinson with 62 (25/37) were a distant second and third scorers. Don Dwyer and Pat Mismash would round out the top five
 Musketeer scorers with a shared 30 goals and 53 assists.

Heavy Hitters
Tom Jenkinson                  Tim Bullock                  Mark Tremain                   Rod Taylor                      Bill Hein
Musketeers 1984-87          Musketeers 1985-87          Musketeers 1986-88          Musketeers 1986-87         Musketeers 1986-88

Third year veteran Tom Jenkinson lead the way in penalty minutes (184) this season bettering his last season by a minute. Second
year veteran Tim Bullock collected  151 and rookie Mark Tremain with 117 minutes.  Leading scorer Rod Taylor got in the act also
and collected 110 minutes. Rookie Bill Hein would finish out the top five penalty minute leaders with 114.

Rod Taylor
Musketeers 1986-87
 
Rod Taylor played just a single season (86-87) in Sioux City and it turned out to be a season that would leave its mark in both the
Musketeer and USHL scoring record books. By the time the season ended Rod had finished the season as the Leagues second highest
scorer with 105 points. However, his 67 goals and 24 Power Play goals would both become league records that still stand today. This was
all achieved in what was then a regular season of 48 games. Rod would be selected the USHL 1st Team and also the Musketeers
Most Valuable Player.

Coca-Cola Program Advertisement Photos

Musketeer Facemen; Mark Tremain, Tim Curtis, Matt Dawson, Rob Casper, Steve Bogoyevac and Tom Armitage pose by the bench
and in the Musketeer locker room.

Ed Boyle
Musketeers 1986-87

Ed Boyle played a single season (86-87) on the blue line as a Musketeer.

Did You Know...Musketeer defenseman Ed Boyle holds the USHL record for assists in a single game with 6 against the Omaha Lancers.

 

Rob Davis                                                      Bob Taylor              Mark Ulvin
Musketeers 1986-87                                                         Musketeers 86-87       Musketeers 1985-87

 
Rob Davis                                                                                Bob Taylor  Mark Ulvin

 

Rob Casper             Charlie Leslie          Chris Michaels           Darryl Gorham            Paul Ferry
Musketeers 1986-88         Musketeers 1986-88         Musketeers 1986-87          Musketeers 1986-87         Musketeers 1986-88


Musketeers vs.
Thunder Bay Flyers
 
 

Autograph Night
Billy Heim                                           Bob Taylor                              Steve Bogoyevac
Musketeers 1900-00                                             Musketeers 1900-00                               Musketeers 1900-00       

Charlie Leslie                                        Darryl Gorham                                    Mark Tremain           
Musketeers 1900-00                                         Musketeers 1900-00                                    Musketeers 1900-00           

Rob Davis                  Rod Taylor              Charlie Leslie           Tim Gregorie           Scott Durocher
Musketeers 1900-00         Musketeers 1900-00            Musketeers 1900-00        Musketeers 1900-00          Musketeers 1900-00   


Musketeers vs.
Des Moines Buccaneers
November 21st, 1986
Charlie Leslie                                                            Rod Taylor
Musketeers 1986-88                                                                  Musketeers 1986-87
 
Left: Charlie Leslie shown here during the first of two seasons as a Musketeer. Right: Rod Taylor talks things over with the Officials
and an un-identified Buccaneer player.

Chris Michaels
Musketeers 1986-88
 
Chris Michaels: Played a pair of seasons (86-88) in Sioux City. His rookie season would be his most successful by far, finishing
as one of the Musketeers top six scorers with 32 (15/17) regular season points.

                                                                                                        Bill Hein 86-88,  Paul Ferry 86-88, Tim Bullock 84-87
Greg Arend  86-98 &  Paul Ferry  86-88                                                                & Rod Taylor 86-87              
 
Left: Greg Arend and Paul Ferry wait for the action to resume Right: Bill Hein (15), Paul Ferry (5), Tim Bullock (#) and
Rod Taylor (16) ready themselves for the start of the period

Did You Know...Musketeer Rod Taylor holds the USHL record with 24 Power Play goals in a single 48 game season

Bill Heim: With two seasons (86-88) as a Musketeer Bill would finish his rookie season with 23 (9/14) points. The following season he
would finish with 16 goals and 38 assists, placing him in the top four Musketeer scorer and a selection to the USHL All-Star Team.

Paul Ferry:  Played a pair of seasons (86-88) in Sioux City. During his rookie season his 6 goals and 21 assists would place him among
the top ten Musketeer scorers as well as Musketeer Rookie Of the Year Honors. The following season he would more than double his
goals and finish the season with 41 points and the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.

Tim Bullock: Joined the Musketeer during the 84-85 season where he posted 5 (3/2) points as a rookie. The following season (85-86)
was a different story...Selected team Captain, his 36 (7/29) regular season points would help, but it was his leadership that played a huge
part in that Triple-Crown Championship Season. His goal in Double Over-time secured the Jr. A National Championship. He was selected
to both the All-Star Game and a member of the USHL All-Star team. In his finals season (86-87) he would finish among the top eight
Musketeer scorers with 31 (10/21) points.

Chris Michaels
Musketeers 1986-88

Left: Chris Michaels delivers a textbook "Face-Wash"

Musketeers Team Christmas Party
December 1986 / Marina Inn Convention Center
Head Coach/GM Bob Ferguson                         Trainer Marcus Rotramel                                     Don Dwyer                
   
      Mike Newhouse: Musketeers Marketing Manager and  Master of Ceremonies        
 
Rob Casper                                                     Tim Bullock                                                  Bob Taylor
   


Rod Taylor                                              Chris Michaels                                                    Paul Ferry
 

Brian Wahnon                                                Steve Bogoyevac                                         Pat Mismash  

   

Rob Davis                                                    Tim Gregoire                                                  Mark Unvin
   
The Musketeer annual Christmas party at the Marina Inn Convention Center in South Sioux City. It was hosted by team Owners
Ted and Mary Jo Carlson. Mike Newhouse served as the night's Master of Ceremonies.

Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers
February 4th, 1987
The first two seasons of Omaha Lancer hockey (USHL), the Lancers played their games at Hitchcock Park. A city run ice rink that
seated around 500 people.  The Lancers would have a tough inaugural season - failing to win a single game all season.

Don Dwyer                                                               Chris Michaels
Musketeers 1985-88                                                                          Musketeers 1986-88     
 
Left: Don Dwyer takes the draw in Hitchcock Park Arena. Right: Chris Michaels circles behind the Lancer net

Don Dwyer: Played three seasons (85-88) here is Sioux City. During his rookie season (85-86) he put up limited points but set
the pace for an Iron-man type award, missing only a few games during his three seasons. Two of his three seasons he finished
with over with 35 or more points. The Iron-man would go on to play a pair of seasons in the BCHL for the New Westminster
Royals hitting the ice for 111 contests; finding the net 67 times, assisting 81 times and amassing 256 penalty minutes. He would
log four professional seasons playing in the Central and Western Hockey Leagues.

Chris Michaels: Played a pair of seasons (86-88) in Sioux City. His rookie season would be his most successful by far, finishing
as one of the Musketeers top six scorers with 32 (15/17) regular season points.

Mark Ulvin                                                                      Rob Casper
Musketeers 1986-87                                                                             Musketeers 1986-88
 
Mark Ulvin circles in front of the Omaha net and Rob Casper moves the puck up ice into the Lancers zone as the Musketeers hang
another loss on the Lancers during their inaugural season.

Mark Ulvin
 would spend a single season (86-87) as a Musketeer, logging nearly a full schedule and posting 10 goals,14 assists for
24 rookie season USHL points. Sioux City native Rob Casper played two seasons for the Musketeer (86-88). A product of the
Siouxland Youth Hockey program (SYHA) and the '86 Sioux City Metros high school team. He provided solid defense for the
Musketeers in 33 games recording 10 assists during his rookie season as a Musketeer.

Greg Arend                                                               Steve Bogoyevac
Musketeers 1986-87                                                                         Musketeers 1986-88   
 
Left: Greg Arend
would join the Musketeers with some prior USHL experience; playing in Dubuque for the Fighting Saints. Logging
a single season (86-87) that saw him record time in twenty-three games, he would notch seven goals and and an additional ten assists.
The following season he would return home to Alaska where be would play several professional seasons for the Alaska Aces.

 Right: Steve Bogoyevac logged a pair of season (86-88) in Sioux City. Pictured here during his rookie season (86-87) he would
post 26 goals and a team leading 40 assists this first season. His 66 regular season points placed him second in Musketeer scoring.  His
 second season found his posting similar numbers finding the net nineteen times and adding forty-one assists finishing the season as the
third highest Musketeer scorer.


 

Darryl Gorhan   Tom Jenkinson &  Bob Taylor                                 Pat Mismash,  Tim Gregoire & Rob Casper
 
Left:
Musketeers Darryl Gorhan (25) and Tom Jenkinson (19) meet with goaltender Bob Taylor Right: Wingers Pat Mismash (14)
and Rob Casper (11) line-up with center Tim Gregoire.

Darryl Gorhan:

Tom Jenkinson:

 

Musketeers vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
February 7th, 1987
 

 
Left: Rod Taylor scores one of his 67 goals that season. Right: Better defense at the other end, Goalie Rob Davis makes the save
with help from defenseman Paul Ferry (#5) and Bill Hein (#15) 

Did You Know...Musketeer Rod Taylor's 67 goals in a regular 48 game season remains a USHL record.

Now its time for the Linesmen to get into the action...
 
Left: Linesman Mark Shook better start digging if he's gonna get to the middle of this one!!! Right: A Dubuque player is not going to
let Musketeer Gary Higgins (#9) be the third man in here.

 
Left: Linesman rush in to try to clear this small gathering of players. Right: This time there is force in numbers as it looks like it will
 take all three officials to handle this one.

  Musketeers vs. Thunder Bay Flyers
 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...xxxxxx         Most Popular Player... xxxxx
Rookie of the Year.
..xxxxx                   Mr. Spirit...xxxxx
D'Artagnan Award...
xxxxxxr

Musketeer Award Winners

USHL All Star Game

 


The Musketeers start out the season strong going 17-9, but a pair of losing streaks resulted in a 23-25 record. They would face
the eventual National Champs Rochester Mustang but fall short in the first round of the USHL play-offs.

Musketeers Front Office & Coaching Staff
    
President/Owner
...Ted Carlson   Head Coach...Bob Ferguson    Trainer...Marcus Rotrammel
Equipment Manager
...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Returning veteran goaltender Lee Cannon and rookie Tom Totall formed this seasons goaltending duo. Lee secured the starting position,
logged 23 games and finished with a 10-10 record. Tom Totall garnered a pair of additional games along the way and finished the season
 with an 8-10-1 record. Two additional goalies logged some time in net, Daryl Gallegos eight games and Mike McKersie with 4 games. 

Lee Cannon                                                                    Tom Totall 
Musketeers 1987-88                                                                          Musketeers 1987-88
 

Lee Cannon: 2 seasons 1986-88
Tom Totall:


High Scorers
    Chris Campbell                  Grant Block                  Steve Bogoyevac                       Billy Hein                      Brad Priest      
Musketeers 1987-89           Musketeers 1987-88         Musketeers 1986-88           Musketeers 1986-88         Musketeers 1987-88


Rookies carried the mail for the musketeers this season; Chris Campbell would lead the way for the Musketeers this season with 86
(41/45) points, Grant Block would score one fewer goal and finish with 85 points and Steve Bogoyevac would record 60 (19/41)
points. Second year veteran Billy Heim would score 16 goals and 38 assists to finish fourth in scoring. Another rookie Brad
Priest would round out the top five scorers with 42 (25/17) regular season points.

Heavy Hitters
   Mark Brockman                 Dave Tench                      Tim Curtis                        Tom Armitage                 Grant Block      
Musketeers 1987-88          Musketeers 1987-88          Musketeers 1987-89          Musketeers 1987-88         Musketeers 1987-88

Just like the top scorers, rookies would lead the way in the penalty minutes category.  Mark Brockman finish over an hour ahead of all
 other players recording 168 penalty minutes. Dave Tench would finish with 102, Tim Curtis with 87 and Tom Armitage with 77 minutes.
Second leading scorer Grant Block also spent some time in the box and rounded out the top penalty minute guys with 65 minutes.

Coca-Cola Program Advertisement Photos
 
Starting on left back row; Mark Tremain, Charlie Leslie, Rob Casper, Paul Ferry, Bill Heim, Steve Bogoyevac,
Don Dwyer and Lee Cannon pose in the locker room.


Rob Casper                    Mike Pohlen                  Steve Bogoyevac                   Don Dwyer
Musketeers 1986-88                Musketeers 1987-88                    Musketeers 1986-88                  Musketeers 1985-88
 
 Rob Casper: Played two seasons as a Musketeer (86-88). Sioux City Native, SYHA member and Sioux City Metros Class of '86.
Played solid defense for the Musketeers. Recorded 10 assists during his rookie season and an additional 12 assists this season.            

Mike Pohlen: Logged a single season in Sioux City. He posted  5 (2/3) points in 28 games but never quit giving to the team. At the
conclusion of the season he would receive the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.             

Steve Bogoyevac: Played two seasons (86-88) as a Musketeer. A top two Musketeer scorer during his rookie season with 66 points
and a top three scorer during his second season with 60 points and an Alternate Captain.               

Don Dwyer: Played three seasons (85-88) here is Sioux City. During his rookie season (85-86) he put up limited points but set the
pace for an Iron-man type award, missing only a few games during his three seasons. Two of his three seasons he finished with
over with 35+ points.

Did You Know...Musketeer Don Dwyer set the USHL record for fastest goal scored from the start of the game. On October 17th,
against the Thunder Bay Flyers, Don lit-the-lamp in just 7 seconds.

 

Charlie Leslie                Tom Armitage                      Brain Grau                    Mark Tremain
Musketeers 1986-88               Musketeers  1987-88                    Musketeers 1987-88                  Musketeers  1987-88

Charlie Leslie:

Tom Armitage

Brain Grau

Mark Tremain

 

Paul Ferry                       Grant Block                  Chris  Campbell              Mark Brockman
Musketeers 1986-88                  Musketeers 1987-88                  Musketeers 1987-89                  Musketeers 1987-88


 Paul Ferry: With a pair of seasons in Sioux City, he would collect the 86-87 Musketeer Rookie of the Year Award with 27 (6/21)
points and a finish in the top ten Musketeer scorers. His second season (87-88) production would increase to 41 (13/28) points. He would
be selected Team Captain and would also receive the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.

Grant Block: Only a point behind the Musketeer's leading scorer, Grant's 40 goals and team leading 45 assists helped him win the
Musketeer's Most Valuable Player Award.

Chris Campbell would log a pair of seasons (87-89) as a Musketeer. As a rookie, would the Musketeers in scoring with 86 (41/45)
pointsHis offensive production would earn him the Musketeer's Rookie of the Year Award. The following season he would finish
second in scoring with 78 (37/41) points and receive the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.

Mark Brockman: A leader of another sort...Mark lead the Musketeers in penalty minutes with 168 however, while not always in the
box, he still found time to also score 18 goals and 21 assists, his 39 points would still place him among the top ten Musketeer scorers


 Head Coach Bob Ferguson       Trainer Marcus Rotrammel

Head Coach Bob Ferguson: Played a single season (77-78) for the Musketeers where he netted 87 (37/50) points and finished second in
Musketeer scoring. After three seasons in the ECHL, he would return to Sioux City for the 81-82 season and take over the head coaching duties.
Bob wasted no time in coaching the previous season's last place finishers to both  USHL regular season and play-off Championships. They would
fall one goal short of a Jr. A National Championship win.

Bob's nine season in Sioux City would turn the Musketeers in to a powerhouse team that was always a championship contender. By the time he left
Sioux City, he had collected a pair of Regular Season Championships, two Clark Cup Championships, a National Championship and several other
runner-up honors. Bob's 873 games coached is a league record and his 517 victories places him third among the USHL's most victorious coaches.

Did You Know...In 1984, Bob Ferguson would coach the USHL All-Stars to their first  International Junior Hockey Tournament Championship
in Leysin, Switzerland

Marcus Rotrammel: A staple of Musketeer hockey for nearly ten seasons. Originally hired as the team's athletic trainer, Marcus also shared
 the equipment manager duties and served many season's as Bob's unofficial assistant coach. When Marcus had free time he often traveled in the
same capacity with the Jr. Musketeers, Sioux City's high school hockey team.

Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers (Pre-Season)
 
The Musketeers take on the Omaha Lancers, fresh off their inaugural season that saw them go winless in 48 games. They played their
first two seasons at the Hitchcock Arena before moving to Ak-Sar-Ben Park and winning their first Anderson and Clark Cup Championships.
 


Brian Grau lines-up against two Lancer players. Referee Ron Hoffman looks on from afar.

 

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...xxxxxx         Most Popular Player... xxxxx
Rookie of the Year.
..xxxxx                   Mr. Spirit...xxxxx
D'Artagnan Award...
xxxxxxr

USHL All- Star Game

 


This season found the Musketeers starting with only three veteran players and was expected to be a rebuilding year. However, injuries and
 inexperience hurt the Musketeers and the team just couldn't seem to establish any winning pattern, until the last part of the season where they
won 10 of their last 12 games to capture the 7th place play-off spot. They would finish the season with a 17-30-1 record. Matched against the
very strong St. Paul Vulcans in the Play-offs, the Musketeer were defeated in the first round, best of five series.

 

Musketeers Front Office & Coaching Staff
President/Owner...Ted Carlson   General Manager/Head Coach...Bob Ferguson  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
This season saw the Musketeers work around a three-man rookie goaltending crew as it struggled to find the right combination. With
Tom Dennis assumed the starting duties and  Jay Brekke and Amel Paolucci serving as the back-ups.  In a trade that moved
Amel to the NAHL,
Brian Langlot (not pictured) arrived mid-way through the season to provide some solid back-up in net
as the Musketeers finally started to to find a consistent goaltending trio. However, they fell just a pair of wins away from clinching the
final play-off position.

  Tom Dennis                                         Jay Brekke                                Amel Paolucci
 
Musketeers 88-89                                              Musketeers 88-89                                    Musketeers 88-89


Tom Dennis: Played a single season (88-89) as a Musketeers and would earn the starting goalie designation and garner 29 games
as a starter. The team as whole struggled this season, gave up a ton of shots and he could only muster 6 wins that season. He would go
on to play a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Jay Brekke: With a single USHL season (88-89) he would record seven starts as a Musketeer as part of the three-man goalie crew.

Amel Paolucci: Joined the Musketeers for the first part of the (88-89) season as the third goalie. However, a trade offered him a
better opportunity in the North American League (NAHL) and was traded the the Niagara Scenics.

Brian Langlot (Not Pictured):  Logged two seasons (88-90) as Musketeer.  Arriving near the end of this rookie season (88-89),
he played 15 in games and finished with a 9-4 record. The following season (89-90), Brian would earn the starting goalie role and
the leadership that came with it. He would finish the season with a 25-15 record and earn the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player
Award. In addition he would be selected to play in the USHL All-Star Game and was as a member of the USHL All-Star Team. 
He would finish the season as one of the top two goaltenders in the league.

 

High Scorers
Travis Zahradka                     Chris Campbell                          Don Duell                        Page Klostreich
Musketeers 1987-89                Musketeers 1987-89              Musketeers 1988-90              Musketeers 1988-89

Veterans Travis Zahradka and Chris Campbell would lead the Musketeers scorers this season. Travis would increase his scoring
prowess by six-times, posting 87 (40/47) regular season points. After leading the Musketeers scorers last season, Chris would
finish second in scoring with 78 (37/41) points. Rookies Don Duell and Page Klostreich would round out the scoring with 69
(24/45) and 59 (20/39) regular season points.

Heavy Hitters
Peter Brownlee                        Tim Curtis                          Chris Deleone                        Brett Boeger
 
Musketeers 1989-90             Musketeers 1989-90                Musketeers 1987-89              Musketeers 1988-90
 
There were very few safe spots on the ice when these four guys were at work. Amassing over 519 regular season penalty
minutes between them in just 48 games. Pete Brownlee would lead the way with 164 of those minutes. Tim Curtis was a close
second with 130 minutes. Veteran Chris Deleone and Brett Boeger closed the regular season with 115 & 110 Penalty Minutes.


Pete Brownlee: Played pair of seasons (88-90) as a Musketeer. During this rookie season, he lead the Musketeers with
a 164 penalty minutes. He also found some time to drop in 9 (4/5) regular season points. The following season he significantly
cut his time in the box but did double his scoring output with 18 (2/16) points. This change in style of play worked well for
Pete and earned him a spot on the USHL All-Star Team

       Chris DeLeone: Logged two seasons (88-90) as a Musketeer His rookie season saw him record 25 (12/13) regular
season points and establish his leadership and toughness by logging some115 penalty minutes. With a style change the
following season, Chris spent more time on the ice than in the box. That allowed him to expand his scoring totals to 37 (16/21)
for that final season. Still a fan favorite, he was voted the Musketeers Most Popular Player for the 89-90 season

  Tim Curtis: With two USHL seasons (87-89) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season, he quickly took to the toughness
of the league, where he recorded 87 penalty minutes in just 37 games played. He also scored 8 (3/5) points that first season.
The following season he would double his scoring with 20 (4/16) points and nearly double his penalty minutes with 130

Brett Boeger: Played in Sioux City for a single season (88-89) where he posted 40 (13/27) points, putting him in the top six scorers.
He Also recorded 110 penalty minutes and was a player & fan favorite. He would receive the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.
 

Tim Rumph                         Don Duell                           Scott Seely                   Page Klostreich
    
Musketeers 1988-90                       Musketeers  1987-89                       Musketeers 1988-89                 Musketeers 1988-89    
 

Tim Rumph would log a pair of seasons in Sioux City. Shown here during his rookie season He brought his defensive skills to every
game and was a huge part of the Musketeers defensive staff. He would record a goal and seven assists and 61 penalty minutes. He
would produce similar scoring numbers next season coupled with 41 penalty minutes.

Don Duell would finish his veteran season as a
Musketeer among the top three team scorers. He would net 24 goals and 45 assists. That would be added to his prior season's 18 goals
and  24 assists.

Scott Steely  would log a single season in Sioux City  where he would still find the net once and add a pair of assists
to his stats.

Page Klostreich would make his one season here a success. Finishing as a top four Musketeer scorer he would record 30 goals
and 29 assists. He would go on to play at Ferris State University and then a season playing for the Toledo Storm in the ECHL.

 


 

Brian Piper                      Brett Hopkins                    Kevin Kyle                        ID Player    
Musketeers 1988-89                    Musketeers 1988-89                  Musketeers 1988-90                 Musketeers  198?-??
 

Brian Piper would log a single season (88-89) for the Musketeers where he would record nine goals and a dozen assists.  He would
serve as the Musketeers Alternate Captain. Brett Hopkins also played a single season recording 8 goals and 6 assists. Kevin Kyle
also joined the Musketeers this season as a rookie and netted three goals and eleven assists for 14 regular season points. The following
season he would again find the net three times and help out on 18 Musketeer goals.
 

Musketeers Bake Sale
Indian Hill Sunshine Food Store
 
The old Indian Hills Sunshine store is long gone these days but at the time it was the Hy-Vee of the times. Famous for it donuts this
was the gathering spot on the north side of town. Here, several of the player man the bake sale booth. These outing were great chances
 for the team promoter the games and a chance for the fans to meet the players.

Chris Deleone                                                         Cary Mierzejewski
Musketeers 88-90                                                                             Musketeers 88-89
 
Left: Cary Mierzejewski takes Chris Deleone for a ride on ol' Sandy. Right: Sandy is confused...she isn't sure to exercise or eat!!!

 Cary Mierzejewski: Logged a pair of seasons (87-89) as a Musketeer. Shown here during his second season he would recorded three
goals, 15 assists and 48 penalty minutes.  The prior season he would join the team late in the season and see time in just a dozen games
before the season ended. He did find the net once and added an assists to bolster his rookie season stats.

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player                     Most Popular Player                     Rookie of the Year                            Mr. Spirit               

Travis Zahradka                            Chris Campbell                            Sean Marsan                            Brett Boeger

Travis Zahradka: Logged a pair of seasons (87-89) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season he logged just 14 (7/7) points. That
would change the following season. He would lead the Musketeers in scoring with 87 (40/47) regular season points and be selected
as the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player.

Chris Campbell: Played in Sioux City for a pair of seasons (87-89). Although just a rookie, Chris would lead the Musketeers in scoring
with 86 (41/45) points and win the Musketeers' Rookie of the Year Award. The following season he would finish second in Musketeer
scoring with 78 (37/41) points. That season he would be voted Musketeers Most Popular Player.

 Sean Marsan: Would play for the Musketeers for two seasons. During his first season (88-89) he would score over 50 points           
and receive the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. The next season (89-90) he would finish second in scoring
with 75 (28/47) regular season points (48 game schedule) and not a single penalty minute. This would earn him a trip to
the USHL All Star Game and the USHL Curt Hammer Award

Brett Boeger: Played in Sioux City for a single season (88-89) where he posted 40 (13/27) points, putting him in the top six scorers.
He Also recorded 110 penalty minutes and was a player and fan favorite. He would receive the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.

Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...xxxxxx         Most Popular Player... xxxxx
Rookie of the Year.
..xxxxx                   Mr. Spirit...xxxxx
D'Artagnan Award...
xxxxxxr

USHL All-Star Game

 

 


Sioux City finishes the season with a 29-18-1 regular season record, it is enough for a 4th place finish in the single division 10 team league.
They would meet up with the fifth place Madison Capitals in the first round, but would bow out in three games.

The Musketeers would place a pair of players (Scott Bell & Sean Marsan) among the league's top ten scorers and boast the league's second
best goalie (Brian Langlot).

USHL top ten scorer Sean Marsan played in 48 games, recorded 75 (28/47) points and received the USHL Curt Hammer Award.
In his final season at the helm, Head Coach and GM, Bob Ferguson would be selected as the as the USHL's Coach of the Year.

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Damon Keith (Metros Class of '90) would join the Musketeers for the first of two seasons (90-92).

 

Musketeers Front Office & Coaching Staff
 
 President/Owner...Ted Carlson   General Manager/Head Coach...Bob Ferguson  Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Rookies Brian Langlot, Steve Grizell and Eric Benson would form this seasons goal tending squad. Brian would assume the starting
position and garner most of the playing time with 43 games with 25 wins. Steve and Eric both provided solid relief for the starter and
finished the season with a total of eight games between them with four wins. Brian would backstop the Musketeers to a fourth place
 finish with a 29-18-1 record

Brian Langlot                          Steve Grizell                              Eric Benson
Musketeers 1988-90                          Musketeers 1989-90                             Musketeers 1989-90
   

 

Steve Grizzell                                                     Brian Langlot          Steve Grizell  
Musketeers 89-90                                                                 Musketeers 89-90           Musketeers 89-90  
 
Left: Steve Grizell (89-90) Right: Brian Langlot (88-90) and Steve Grizell

 

High Scorers
Scott Bell                         Sean Marsan                   Jon Engfer                   Steve McLean                    Rich Teece
Musketeers 1989-90          Musketeers 1988-90        Musketeers 1989-90         Musketeers 1989-90         Musketeers 1989-90
 
Rookie Scott Bell would lead the charge in Musketeer scoring with a team high 35 goals for 77 points. Returning veteran Sean Marsan
would finish second with 28 goals and a team leading 47 assists. Jon Engfer would record  26 goals and 32 assists for 58 points. Steve
McLean would finish with 57 (30/27) and Rich Teece would round out the top five scorers with 19 goals and27 assists.   

Heavy Hitters
Rich Teece                     Darren Block                   Ron Sweeny                  Chris Deleone                    Jon Engfer
Musketeers 1989-90          Musketeers 1989-90        Musketeers 1989-90         Musketeers 1988-90         Musketeers 1989-90

A pair of Musketeer top scorers would would also finish among the top penalty minute leaders; fifth leading scorer Rich Teece would
 lead the Musketeers with 106 penalty minutes and third leading scorer Jon Engfer would record with 58 minutes.  Darren Block would
finish in second with 85 minutes, Ron Sweeny in third with 80 and returning veteran Chris Deleone in fourth with 68 penalty minutes.

 

Team Picture
 
Left: The Musketeer pose for a team shot outside the Sioux City Auditorium. Right: The team gathers on the stage of the Audi.

  
Left: ID Player on Left, Brain Langlot and Shane Keith   Right: Chris Deleone, Paul Ferry and Brian Langlot

 
Left: Long-time Sioux City History photographer George Lindblade (white shirt) helps organize this unique team photo. Right: Where
ever the Musketeers go...the fans are sure to follow!!!


Musketeers Stickboy Ryan Dohrman (Sioux City Metros Class of '01) battles some pretty big sticks when your only four feet tall!!!
 

Troy Campbell                  Chris Deleone                     Ron Sweeny                      Rich Teece
  
Musketeers 1989-90                   Musketeers 1988-90                   Musketeers 1989-90                 Musketeers 1989-90
 
     Troy Campbell: A Musketeer for half a season (89-90). He did put up 5 (3/2) points before a lasting injury cut his playing time to         
only 19 games.
   Chris Deleone: Played two seasons (88-90) as a Musketeer. During this season he played a full schedule & put up 37 (16/21) points.
He also finished fourth in penalty minutes with 68 minutes. His dedication to his fellow players, the fans and the Musketeers in
general made his a shoe-in for the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award. 
                                                                         
                         
Ron Sweeny: With just one season as a Musketeer (89-90) he played 41 games and recorded 17 (6/11) points. He also collected
80 penalty minutes and finished among the top five penalty leaders. He was also a member of the USHL All-Star Team
                                                                                                               
Rich Teece: Played one season (89-90) here in Sioux City and finished in the top five scorers with 46 (19/27) points and also
lead the team with 108 penalty minutes.

 Scott Bell                             Tim Rumpf                           Al Eskelin
    Musketeers 89-90                           Musketeers 88-90                         Musketeers 89-91     

Scott Bell:
Played a single season in Sioux City (89-90). Lead the Musketeers in Scoring with 77 (35/42) regular season points.
He was selected as a member of the USHL All-Star Team.

Tim Rumph:
Spent two seasons (88-90) in Sioux City. During his rookie season he logged only 8 (1/7) points but played a full
schedule, provided some leadership to a team packed with rookie players. He also recorded 61 penalty minutes. The following season
his scoring numbers were similar but he increased his defensive style of play. Because of injuries he logged only 27 games that season

Al Eskelin: This season (89-90) would be the first of two seasons as a Musketeer (89-91). His rookie season would see him play
44 games but only net 8 points. The following season, his numbers would triple. He would be selected Musketeer team
captain and also earn a spot on the USHL All-Star Team.

Autograph Night
        Woody Gottburg                                                                        Al Eskelin 88-90           Shane Keith 90-92
 
Left: Woody Gottburg looks over the glass from his scorers bench/PA announcer seat. This was Woody's spot for nearly 20 seasons.
Right:
Al Eskelin and Shane Keith autograph one of the Musketeer team posters available to fans at that night's game.

Shane Keith: A Sioux City native, Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) player and a member of the Sioux City Metros
high school team Class of  '90. He logged a pair of seasons (90-92) for the Musketeers

Did You Know...two of Shane's three seasons with the Metros, resulted in trips to the State Championship game.


Jeanne and Trudy deciding who's next!!!                                   Jon Engfer 89-90        Sean Marsan  88-90  

 
Left: Jeanne and Trudy deciding who's next!!!  Right: (17) Jon Engfer and (12) Sean Marsan sign autographs at the Auditorium.

 Sean Marsan: Would play for the Musketeers for two seasons. During his first season (88-89) he would score over 50 points           
and receive the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. This season (89-90) he would finish second in scoring with 75 (28/47)
regular season points (48 game schedule) and not a single penalty minute. This would earn him a trip to
the USHL All Star Game and the USHL Curt Hammer Award

Jon Engfer: Played a single season (89-90) as a Musketeer. He would post 58 (26/32) regular season points. He would play in
all 48 games that season and finished among the top three Musketeer scorers that season.

Brian Langlot Musketeers 88-90                                                                                                    
 
Left: Goalie Brian Langlot and (Right) Several other Musketeers sign autographs for fans.

Brian Langlot: Arriving near the end of the prior season (88-89), he still had time to play 15 in games and finished his rookie season
with a 9-4 record. This season (89-90), Brian would earn the starting goalie role and the leadership that came with it. He would finish the
season with a 25-15 record and earn the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player Award. In addition he would be selected to play on the
USHL All-Star Game and also as a member of the USHL All-Star Team

Musketeers Practice
  

Left: Players gather around Coach Bob Ferguson. Right: A shot taken from the stage end of the Auditorium. Today, this would be the
same view if you were at the Long Lines Climbing Wall looking across the Rec. Center.

 
Left: Winger Chris Deleone lines up against the Omaha Lancers in this December 16th meeting at Ak-Sar-Ben Park. Chris would score
three goals for his first "hat trick" of the season.
 


Right: Rick Davis played two USHL seasons (88-90), one in Waterloo for the Blackhawks and a second one (89-90) as a Musketeer. He
finished the season as the teams sixth leading scorer with 45 (20/25) regular season points.

Musketeers vs. St. Paul
Chris Deleone
Musketeers 1988-90
 


Chris Deleone                                                                        Scott Bell
           
Musketeers 1988-90                                                                                   Musketeers 1988-90          
 
     
 Left: Chris Deleone played two seasons (88-90) as a Musketeer. During this season (89-90) he played a full schedule & put up
37 (16/2 1) points. His dedication to his fellow players, the fans and the Musketeers in general, made his a natural for
the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.
 
        Right: Scott Bell :
Played two seasons (89-90) as a Musketeer. During this, his rookie season, he played a complete schedule (48
 games), and as a rookie, lead the Musketeers in scoring with 77 (35/42) regular season points. This offensive production
would earn him the Musketeer's Rookie of the Year Award.

 Linesman Kirk Swanson  &    Referee Scott Brand     
                         
USHL 1988-2000                              USHL  1984-1992                           
   
Left: Referee Scott Brand helps Linesman Kirk Swanson break up a fight. Right: Swany and his partner separate the players in another
 fight. Referee Scott Brand listens to the Vulcan's Captain explain his side of the story.

Kirk Swanson: A Sioux City native and a member of  Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) (Metros Class of '85). He joined
the USHL officiating staff in 1988 and was a full-time official for 13 seasons.

Scott Brand: With 10 years of USHL Officiating experience, Scott was a favorite with the fans and coaches, some of the players even
 liked him!!! He would split some of those 10 seasons refereeing at the semi-professional level as well. In 1990 he returned to the USHL
 to take on the added duties of Referee-in-Chief. Currently, Scott is the USHL Director of Hockey Operations.

 
Left: Referee Scott Brand watches the action as the St. Paul goalie ventures away from the crease.  Right: Musketeer Paul Harbaugh

Paul Harbaugh: With a pair of seasons (88-90) for the Musketeers, Paul finished his final season as a Musketeer playing in all 48 games,
tallying  with 40 (19/21) total points and Receiving the Musketeer's Mr. Spirit Award.

Referee Scott Brand: Some of Scotty's accomplishments as an USHL official include working four USHL All-Star Games, four
JR. A National Championships and eight USHL Championship Series. In 2008 he would receive the USHL Distinguished
 Service Award
.

Did You Know...that Scott Brand designed the Hybrid Icing rule (implemented in 2010) that is currently used in several different leagues.

Troy Campbell 1989-90             Rich Teese 1989-90              Sean Marsan 1988-90
 
Left: Musketeers Troy Campbell and Rich Teece remain clam during a little player gathering  Right: Sean Marsan works the front
of the Vulcans goal.

Troy Campbell: Only in Sioux City for half a season (89-90), he played 19 games and logged five points.  

Rich Teece: Played one season (89-90) here in Sioux City and finished in the top five scorers with 46 (19/27) points and also lead
the team with 108 penalty minutes. 

Sean Marsan: Played two seasons (88-90). This season he finished second in scoring with 75 (28/47) points. He played in every
Musketeer game that season, and did so with out one single penalty minute!!! The feat earned him the USHL's Curt Hammer Award.

 Linesman Kirk Swanson  &    Referee Scott Brand     
                         
USHL 1988-2000                              USHL  1984-1992                           
 
Left: Linesman Kirk Swanson tells watching players to stand back as he and his partner prepare to break up this altercation.
Right: Referee Scott Brand tries to stop this fight with his voice, but will probably have to wait for the muscle to arrive.

Did You Know...Scott was also the General Manager of both the Waterloo Blackhawks (America's Team) and the Dubuque
Fighting Saints. He was also Founder and Vice President of the Waterloo Bucks Baseball Team. Scott was refereed to as the
"Bill Veck" of junior hockey; always looking for the next great idea to get people in the seats.

Musketeers vs. University of Minnesota (JV) Gophers
December 27th, 1989
 

 

 
 

Scott Ball                                 Al Eskelin                               Shane Keith                    Darren Block
Musketeers 1989-90                   Musketeers 1998-91               Musketeers 1989-91           Musketeers 1989-90

Scott Ball
played a single season as a Musketeer but brought a seasons of USHL experience having played the prior
season in Waterloo. He saw time in 23 games and recorded a pair of goals and four assists. Two seasons later (91-92) he
would join the Musketeer assistant coaching staff.

Al Eskelin would log a pair of seasons (89-91). Shown here during his rookie season. he would play nearly a complete
schedule and finish the season with eight assists. His second season was much more successful; he would be selected team
captain and also represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star game. He would record 28 (7/21) regular season points and finish
among the top five scorers that season.

Sioux City native Shane Keith played youth and high school hockey for SYHA and the Sioux City Metros. He would join the
Musketeers for a pair of seasons (89-91) splitting his senior season between the Metros and the Musketeers. he would see an
abbreviated schedule as the season wound down but still recorded a pair of goals and five assists during his rookie season.

Darren Block was half of the Block brother twins that season. He would play 24 Musketeer games and tally a goal and a
pair of assists. He also would record 48 penalty minutes that season.
 


Musketeers vs. St Paul Vulcans
March 3rd, 1990 / Sioux City Auditorium

Musketeer Al Eskelin (#25) delivers a huge hit that starts off a series of St. Paul retaliatory fights. Musketeers Scott Bell (first fight), Rich
Teece (second fight) and Paul Harbaugh (off camera) are called to action. Linesmen Kirk Swanson and Ronny Hoffman have a busy night.

 

Musketeers Award Night

Chris Deleone (Musketeers 88-90) Most Popular Player Award
 
       Left: Chris Deleone: Played two seasons (88-90) as a Musketeer. During this season (89-90) he played a full schedule & put up
                                         37 (16/21) points. His dedication to his fellow players, the fans and the Musketeers in general, made his a natural for                
                                the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.  

Brian Langlot (Musketeers 88-90) Most Valuable Player Award
 
Brian Langlot (89-90) receives his Musketeers Most Valuable Player Award. Brian played 43 games and finished the regular season
with 25 wins for the Musketeers. After a pair of seasons in Mankato he went on to play eight  season in the ECHL, CHL & AHL.

Brian Langlot: Arriving near the end of the prior season (88-89), he still had time to play 15 in games and finished his rookie season
with a 9-4 record. This season (89-90), Brian would earn the starting goalie role and the leadership that came with it. He would finish the
season with a 25-15 record and earn the Musketeers' Most Valuable Player Award. In addition he would be selected to play on the
USHL All-Star Game and was as a member of the USHL All-Star Team.  He would finish the season as one of the top two
goaltenders in the league.

Paul Harbaugh (Musketeers 88-90) Mr. Spirit Award

Paul Harbaugh receives his Mr. Spirit Award. He played two seasons as a Musketeer (88-90). Both seasons played in every Musketeer game
and finished both seasons in the top seven Musketeer scorers. 

        Scott Bell Rookie of the Year Award                        Sean Marsan USHL Curt Hammer Award
 
Scott Bell (89-90) is presented the Rookie of the Year Award  by fellow Musketeer Sean Marsan. Scott never missed a game
and lead the Musketeers in scoring as a rookie player with 77 (35/42) regular season points.

Sean Marsan: Played two seasons (88-90). This season he finished second in scoring with 75 (28/47) points. He too played every
Musketeer game that season and did so with out one single penalty minute!!! The feat earned him the USHL's Curt Hammer Award.

                                       Musketeer & USHL Award Winners                                       USHL
Most Valuable Player       Most Popular Player        Musketeers ROY             Mr. Spirit Award          Curt Hammer Award

Brian Langlot                     Chris Deleone                        Scott Bell                         Paul Harbaugh                  Sean Marsan
 

 

USHL All-Star Game

 Brian Langlot       Steve Chalupnik         Ron Sweeny       Peter Brownlee            Scott Bell          Steve McLean         Sean Marsan

    Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player...xxxxxx         Most Popular Player... xxxxx
Rookie of the Year.
..xxxxx                   Mr. Spirit...xxxxx
D'Artagnan Award...
xxxxxxr

 



The 10th Anniversary of (Junior A) Musketeer hockey in Sioux City was not a good one. The team, while loaded with players who would next
season put up some successful numbers, just couldn't get it together and finished the seasons with only 9 wins.

March 21st, 1990
Musketeer Announce New Musketeer Coach
 
Musketeer Owner and General Manager Ted Carlson introduces the new Musketeer Coach Mike Schwartz at a press conference.
He will become the sixth head coach in Musketeer history and the first in the last nine seasons.


Originally from Minnesota, Mike played his collegian hockey at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. He was a member of the
NCAA Division III Championship teams in both 1981 and 1982. After college, he would coach a single season in Alaska where he
led Lathrop High School to a 17-3 record an an Alaska State Championship. The following season he would return to his hometown
high school where he would take the reigns of the Governors high school men's hockey team for the next four seasons.

Did You Know...Mike attended and coached at the same high school (Johnson Senior High) that the legendary Herb Brooks attended.

Musketeer Front Office and Coaching Staff
Mike Schwartz                     Billy Danderand

President/Owner...Ted Carlson    Head Coach / General Manager...Mike Schwartz  
Equipment Manager
...Billy Danderand  Trainer...Kirk Bonnstetter

Between the Pipes
This was a busy season for goaltenders as the Musketeers struggled to find the right combination in the net. Six different goalies would
see the Auditorium ice this season. Goalies Rob Fritz and Troy Dexter would rise to the top as the seasons goaltending duo.
 Peter Nordell, Mike Glenovich, Matt Fowler and Don Beaupre also put in some time between the pipes this season.

   Rob Fritz                          Troy Dexter                  Peter Nordell                     Mike Glenovich
Musketeers 1990-91                      Musketeers 1990-91               Musketeers 1990-91                      Musketeers 1990-91

Rob Fritz (90-91) would both log a single season in goal for the Musketeers. He would claim the starting position and garner 31 regular
season games.

Troy Dexter and Peter Nordell (90-91) both played single seasons  for the Musketeers. Between the two of them, they worked a
rotation that saw them play in 29 games that season.

Mike Glenovich
and Matt Fowler (not pictured) (90-91) also saw time in an ever changing goaltender rotation. Mike would log
eight games and Matt seven games that season. 

High Scorers
                             Chad Remackel        Ben Fairbanks                Troy Davis            Derek Thede                 Jim Fish                                                Musketeers 1990-92          Musketeers 1990-91          Musketeers 1990-91        Musketeers 1990-91        Musketeers 1990-92

Chad Remackel would lead the Musketeers in the scoring department with 48 (19/29) regular season points, Ben Fairbanks would
 collect 35 (12/23) points, Troy Davis  33 (21/12), Derek Thede with 32 (15/17) and Jim Fish 28 (10/18) regular season points. Returning
veteran and Team Captain Al Eskelin (7/21) would also score with 28 regular season points.

Did you know...Chad Remackel would lead the team in scoring, be voted Most Valuable Player and play on the USHL All-Star team
both his Musketeer seasons 

Heavy Hitters
Jim Fish              Ryan Schmidt              Paul Knight           Ben Fairbanks           Derek Thede
Musketeers 1990-92       Musketeers 1990-91            Musketeers 1990-92        Musketeers 1990-91        Musketeers 1990-91

All rookies players toped the Musketeers in penalty minutes. Jim Fish spent the most time in the box this season and lead the team with 179
penalty minutes. Ryan Schmidt and Paul Knight would finish a distant second ties with 102 penalty minutes. Ben Fairbanks would
record 90 minutes and Troy Davis 80 penalty minutes.

Did You Know...The Musketeers set the USHL record for penalty minutes in Dubuque, on February 22nd, with 172  in a single game

Chad Remackel          Joe Schwartz               Al Eskelin                 Jim Fish                 Ryan Schmidt    
 Musketeers 1990-92         Musketeers 1990-91         Musketeers 1989-91         Musketeers 1990-92          Musketeers 1990-91

Chad Remackel would carry the mail his rookie season. With19 goals and a team leading 29 assists, his 48 points in just 42 games
placed him at the top of  team scoring.  He was voted the Musketeer Most Valuable Player and selected to the  USHL All-Star Team.
Three accomplishments that he would again duplicate the following season.

Joe Schwartz
logged a single season in Sioux City where he played 23 games. However his physical play was fully felt as he racked up
69 penalty minutes. He also scored a goal and added a pair of assists in those few games.

Al Eskelin played for the Musketeers for two seasons (89-91). His second season, he would be selected Musketeer team
captain and also represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star game. He would record 28 (7/21) regular season points and finish among
the top five scorers that season.

Jim Fish played two seasons (90-92) in Sioux City. Joining the Musketeers several games into the season, it didn't take him long to
establish himself as the team's heavy hitter. In just 34 games he racked-up 179 penalty minutes and still finished among the top five
scorers with (10/18) 28 points.

Ryan Schmidt another big hitter for the Musketeers. During his single season (90-91) as a Musketeer, he recorded 102 penalty
minutes in only 29 games. During that time he also scored a pair of goals and a pair of helpers. The following season would start
a nearly ten year professional career in the semi-pros.

1990-91 Meet the Musketeers & Media Day
 September 5th, 1990 / Sioux City Auditorium

Left: New Coach Mike Schwartz talks with KCAU Sports Director Tim Seaman about the up-coming season
Center:
Returning veterans Al Eskelin and Right: Paul Knight & Coach Schwartz

Al Eskelin: Played two seasons (89-91) as a Musketeer. During his second season, his 28 (10/18) points put him in the top five
Musketeer scorers, his on and off ice leadership made him Team as Captain and earned him a spot to the USHL All-Star Team.

Paul Knight: Played two seasons as a Musketeer (90-92). His hard work ethic and dedication to the team showed every time he
took the ice. His leadership and resolve was tested during his first season (90-91) but he bounced back next season to prove himself
as a team leader, and was selected one of the Alternate Team Captains.
However, Paul's off ice personality and sense of humor that
made him a favorite with players, fans and friends.

Coca-Cola & Musketeer Program Promotional Photo
   
Left: (Left to Right)  #16 Eddie MacDonald, #19 Jim Pye, #22 Jason Lesterberg, #25 Allen Eskelin, #10 Dana Gunderson and
goalie #30 is Mike Glenovich
Right
: Back Row:
Jim Pye, Jason Lesterberg, Allen Eskelin  Front Row: Eddie MacDonald, Mike Glenovich, Dana Gunderson


Back Row: Jim Pye, Jason Lesterberg, Allen Eskelin  Front Row: Eddie MacDonald, Mike Glenovich, Dana Gunderson


Eddie MacDonald                                                             Al Eskelin
        
Musketeers 1990-91                                                                           Musketeers 1989-91
  
Left: Road game Radio play-by-play announcer and home game PA Announcer Woody Gottburg interviews Ed McDonald.
Right: KCAU Sports Director Tim Seaman talks with returning Musketeer Al Eskelin

Eddie McDonald: Split his first USHL season between Sioux City and Dubuque. Playing just17 games as a Musketeers he posted
11 (5/6) total points.  He would follow-up with two seasons in Omaha (USHL) where he recorded 69 (27/42) points during the
1991-92 season and 70 (28/42) points the following season.

Al Eskelin: Played for the Musketeers for two seasons (89-91). During his second season, he would serve as Musketeer team
captain and also represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star game. He would finish in the top six Musketeer scorers with 28 (7/21)
regular season points.

Derek Thede            Ben Fairbanks              Troy Davis                Paul Knight              Al Eskelin    
Musketeers 1990-91          Musketeers 1990-91         Musketeers 1990-91           Musketeers 1990-92        Musketeers 1989-91

Derek Thede:
Logged a single season (90-91) in Sioux City. 32 (15/17) regular season points put him in the top four Musketeer
scorers. He would receive as the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award

Ben Fairbanks would play a sole season (90-91) as a Musketeers He would finish second in scoring with 35 (12/23) points and also
place among the top five penalty minute leaders with 90 minutes.

Troy Davis: Played a single season (90-91) in Sioux City. He would tally 21 goals and 12 assists to finish as one of the Musketeer's top
three scorers. His energetic play and those 33 points would secure him the Musketeers' Rookie of the Year Award.

Paul Knight:
Played two seasons as a Musketeer (90-92). His hard work ethic and dedication to the team showed every time he
took the ice. His leadership and resolve was tested during his first season (90-91) but he bounced back next season to prove himself
as a team leader, and was selected one of the Alternate Team Captains.
However, Paul's off ice personality and sense of humor that
made him a favorite with players, fans and friends.

Al Eskelin 
played for the Musketeers for two seasons (89-91). His second season, he would be selected Musketeer team
captain and also represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star game. He would record 28 (7/21) regular season points and finish among
the top five scorers that season.


Paul Knight (#22) & Al Eskelin Musketeer Media Day

 
Returning veterans Paul Knight (#22) and Al Eskelin
 

 

 Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
October 20th, 1990
 
Left: That night's starting line-up is announced in Des Moines. Right: Players rally around the net for the start of the game
 

Al Eskelin                   Troy Davis                                                Bob Ferguson               
           Musketeers1989-91            Musketeers1990-91                       Musketeers 1977-78 & Musketeer Head Coach 1981-90
 
Left:
Musketeer Team Captain Al Eskelin and Derek Thede get ready for play to start. Right: Troy Davis skates by the Des Moines
player bench and former Musketeer head coach Bob Ferguson.

Al Eskelin played for the Musketeers for two seasons (89-91). During his second season, he would be selected Musketeer
team captain and also represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star game.

Troy Davis:
Played a single season (90-91) in Sioux City. He would tally 21 goals and 12 assists to finish as one of the
Musketeer's top three regular season scorers. His energetic play and those 33 points would secure him the Musketeers'
 Rookie of the Year Award.

Bob Ferguson: Bob played for the Musketeers during the 77-78 season and later return to Sioux City in 1981 to rescue
Musketeer Hockey; it took him only one season to take the previous season's last place Musketeers and win both the
USHL regular season andplay-off  Championships.
 
In Bob's nine seasons  behind the Sioux City bench,  he would lead the  Musketeers to a pair of both Regular Season and
 Play-off Championships as well as a  Jr. A National Title. He would also  coach several USHL All-Star Teams, be named
Coach of the Year and coach the USHL International All-Stars to their first World Jr.Tournament held in Leysin, Switzerland

Derek Thede         Peter Nordell        Chad Kilgore                                                                                      
Musketeers 1990-91     Musketeers 1990-91    Musketeers 1990-91                                                                                                          

 
Left:
Musketeers #15 Derek Thede, Goalie Peter Nordell and #23 Chad Kilgore Right: Players after the game in Des Moines.

Derek Thede: Logged a single season (90-91) in Sioux City. 32 (15/17) regular season points put him in the top four Musketeer
scorers. He would receive as the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award

Peter Nordell: Also logged a single season (90-91) as a Musketeer. Arriving from Grand Forks, he entered a three-man goalie
rotation schedule that saw him playing 13 USHL games that season.

Chad Kilgore: Played just a few games as a Musketeer during the 90-91 season

 

Chad Nordby               Jim Pye               Jason Lesterberg         Shane Keith              Jason Olden
Musketeers 1990-91          Musketeers 1990-91         Musketeers 1990-91         Musketeers 1989-91          Musketeers 1990-91

Chad Nordby Logged a single season (90-91) as a Musketeers. During that time he played a full schedule and posted seven goals and
twelve assists. His 19 points place him in the top ten Musketeer scorers.

Jim Pye
with one season (90-91) in Sioux City he would record nine goals and 12 assists, those 21 points placed him in the top ten
Musketeers scorers. He also put up some 68 penalty minutes.

Jason Lesterberg  logged 23 games this season (90-91) and posted 13 (2/11) points along with 53 penalty minutes in 23 games.

Shane Keith entering his second of two Musketeer seasons (89-91) he was one of the few multi-season veterans this season. He
would post  7 (2/5) regular season points this season. Shane was a Sioux City native and played his youth and high school hockey
for the SYHA and the Sioux City Metros.

Jason Olden played this only season (90-91) in Sioux City. He would record 18 (4/14) points and 53 minutes in the penalty box.
 

Kevin Scanlon          Darren Haley                   Jim Pye               Chris Thomas         Eddie MacDonald
Musketeers 1990-91       Musketeers 1990-91             Musketeers 1990-91        Musketeers 1990-92          Musketeers 1990-91

Kevin Scanlon logged a single season (90-91) in Sioux City. He would see time in 27 games and post three goals and three assists
and finish the season with 61 penalty minutes.

Darren Haley also a single season (90-91) player, would play in 35 games and log 10 goals and 15 assists and 36 penalty
minutes before a mid-season trade moved him to Wisconsin (USHL) where he played the remainder of the season and added four
assists to that seasons totals. The following season (91-92) for the Capitols he would lead the team in scoring with 19 goals and 30 assists.

Jim Pye would play nearly a full schedule this season (90-91) as a Musketeer and in 43 games record nine goals,12 assists for 21 points
as well as add 68 penalty minutes to his USHL stats.   

Chris Thomas played as a Musketeer for a pair of seasons (90-92). Joining the team late in the season, he logged 16 games and put
up seven goals and three assists for 10 points. He would finish among the top five penalty minute leaders with 78. The following season (91-92)
he would play in 21 games and tally 15 (5/10) points as well as 78 penalty minutes before a trade moved him to Waterloo (USHL) where
he added an additional 25 (8/17) for the Blackhawks.

Eddie McDonald: Split his first USHL season between Sioux City and Dubuque. Playing just 17 games as a Musketeers he posted
11 (5/6) total points.  He would follow-up with two seasons in Omaha (USHL) where he recorded 69 (27/42) points during the 1991-92
season and 70 (28/42) points the following season (92-93).

Chris Oleson          Dana Gunderson        Derek Shepherd            Matt Hansen             Ryan Oiler    
Musketeers 1990-91          Musketeers 1990-91        Musketeers 1990-91          Musketeers 1990-91         Musketeers 1990-91

 

Musketeer Autograph Night
October 13th vs. Omaha Lancers
Derek Thede                                                             Eddie MacDonald

Musketeers 1990-91                                                                          Musketeers 1990-91
 
Left: Musketeer Derek Thede waits to sign autographs.  Right: Eddie MacDonald (90-91) split his first USHL season in Sioux City and
Dubuque before moving to Omaha (USHL) to play two very successful seasons (91-93).

Did You Know...During Eddie's two seasons (91-93) as a Lancer, he would collect 139 (55/84) points and 73 penalty minutes.

Musketeer Award Winners
Musketeers Most Valuable Player...Chad Remackel   *   Mr. Spirit...Brad Beedle
Musketeers 7th Man Award...Derek Thede   *   Rookie of the Year...Troy Davis

USHL All-Star Game
Al Eskelin   *   Chad Remackel

 


Dave Lohrei takes over as the Musketeer's Head Coach and General Manager. Added to the coaching staff are Assistant Managers Marty
Kernaghan and former Musketeer Scott Ball

This season ended with ten additional wins over last years win column, however the 19-28-1 record was only good enough for a seventh
place finish and a play-off meeting with Des Moines. The Musketeers would go out in three games to the eventual Clark Cup Champs.
Chad Remackel's 94 (36/58) regular season points placed him in the top four USHL scorers this season.

Musketeer Front Office Staff

Owner/President
              Head Coach/GM         Advertising Consultant           Office Manager          Scorers Bench/PA
Ted Carlson                         Dave Lohrei                   Evan Schoenfish                       Judy Johnson               Woody Gottburg

  Musketeer Coaching Staff
 
      Head Coach/GM                Assistant Coach               Assistant Coach               Athletic Trainer             Equipment Manager    
 

                    Dave Lohrei                    Marty Kernaghan                       Scott Ball                         Dick Earle                     Billy Danderand                    
 

 

Between the Pipes
Rookies Brian Leitza & Dieter Kochan would challenge each other for the open starting position. Both seemed comfortable
either starting or providing the relief during the long season. Brian logged 26 games and Dieter logged 23 going 15-25-1 for the
season. Rookie Brian Kreft would join the team late in the season but still work in the rotation for 11 games.
   
Brian Leitza: This would be the first of three seasons (91-94) as a Musketeer. He would share the starting duties this season, until a
late season trade made him the starter. He would log 26 games for the Musketeers and account for eight of the Musketeer wins that
season. Brian was off and running on a three season career in Sioux City that would end in a run for the Clark Cup Championship. 

Dieter Kochan: Played just a single season (91-92) in Sioux City. He was the other half of a steady rotation that saw him play in
26 games and secure seven Musketeer victories. A late season trade that season he would play at Northern Michigan University for three
seasons before embarking on a professional career that would last 10 seasons.

Brian Kreft:
Brought in as a late season addition, he still garnered 11 starts with four wins before the regular season ended. The
following season he would work the back-up position to a very successful veteran goaltender. He would still get eleven games in
before a trade moved him to Wisconsin to play for the Capitols (USHL).

Musketeer Announce New Musketeer Coach
May 22nd, 1991
   
Musketeer Owner Ted Carlson introduces new Head Coach & General Manager Dave Lohrei. He joins the Musketeers from
the prior three seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA D1 Miami of Ohio University.

 
 Dave would go on to coach the Musketeers for five seasons (91-97). During the 1993-94 season, he would lead the Musketeers to
a National Tournament appearance that saw them fall just short in the Championship game.
In 1998 while coaching the Nashville Ice Flyers of the Central Hockey League (CHL) he would receive the Commissioner's Trophy
which is awarded annually to the league's Coach of the Year. Two years later while coaching in Fayetteville for the Force also in the
CHL, he would again receive the Commissioner's Trophy.

Meet The Coach
Siouxland Convention Center May 29th, 1991
 
Left: Sioux City Journal Sports writer Steve Alspech, Head Coach & GM Dave Lohrei and Owner Ted Carlson. Right: Musketeer
fans line-up to meet the new coach, Dave Lohrei.

 
Left: Carolyn Stoever and Mary Jo Carlson and Right: Housing Co-Coordinator and Host Mom Lesley Davis.

 

 

Musketeer Coaching Staff
 
Left:
Head Coach Dave Lohrei, Assistant Coach Marty Kernaghan and Trainer Dick Earle 
Right:
Equipment Manager Billy Danderand and Assistant Coach Marty Kernaghan.

High Scorers
Chad Remackel               David Klasnick                    Jim Fish                  Jason Christopherson              Tony Prpic
Musketeers 1990-92        Musketeers 1990-92          Musketeers 1990-92          Musketeers 1991-92        Musketeers 1991-92


Chad Remackel leads the Musketeers in scoring with 94 (36/58) regular season points in 44 games. That's over two points a game,
a feat that is rarely seen, even in today's 60+ game season. David Klasnick would finish in second with 62 (30/32) points
Jim Fish with 49 (20/29) points, Jason Christopherson with 46 (20/26) points and Tony Prpic with 44 (20/24) would round out
the top five Musketeers scorers.

Heavy Hitters
Chris Frescoln            Jason Christopherson         Brian Westerberg                Sean Storie                       Paul Knight    
Musketeers 1991-92           Musketeers 1991-92          Musketeers 1991-93         Musketeers 1991-92        Musketeers 1990-92 

Chris Frescoln would lead the way for the Musketeers with 110 penalty minutes. Jason Christopherson would record 107 penalty
minutes and also finish among the top five scorers as well. Brian Westerberg with 106 minutes, Sean Storie with 99 minutes and
Paul Knight with 98 minutes. Ironically, all three players also finished among the top 10 Musketeers scorers with 22 (2/20) points,
37 (11/26) points and 24 (12/12) points respectively.

 

 
Left:  Brian Leitza, Sean Storie, Chris Loken and Jim Fish  Right:  Chad Remackel, David Klasnick & Tony Prpic

 Musketeer player and Host family Pot Luck Dinner
September 5th, 1991 / Siouxland Convention center

Paul Knight          Craig Stoever       Chris Deleone                                Jim Fish                                               
Musketeers 1990-92       Metros Class of '83    Musketeers 1988-90                              Musketeers 1990-92
                                        
 
Left: Musketeers Paul Knight (90-92), host brother Craig Stoever (Metros Class of '83) & Musketeer player Chris DeLeone (88-90)

Paul Knight:
Played two seasons as a Musketeer (90-92). His hard work ethic and dedication to the team showed every time he took
the ice. His leadership and resolve was tested during his first season (90-91) but he bounced back next season (91-92) to prove himself as
a team leader, and was selected one of the Alternate Team Captains.
However, Paul's off ice personality and sense of humor that made him
a favorite with players, fans and friends. Both theses characteristics made him a lock for the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.

Chris DeLeone: (Center) Played a pair of seasons in Sioux City.(88-90) During his final season as a Musketeer he recorded
37 (16/21) total points and received the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.

Jim Fish (Right): Played for the Musketeers for two seasons (90-92) In 1990 an early season trade brought him from Waterloo to
Sioux City where he would have two successful USHL seasons. He averaged just over a point a game and was selected one of the
players to represent Sioux City in the USHL All-Star Game.

Meet The Musketeers
September 12th, 1991
 

Left: Dieter Kochan & Jim Fish and Right: Player (Green Jersey) & Paul Knight pose for that evening's KCAU Sports with Tim Seaman

 
Left: Paul Knight Center: Deiter Kochan and Jim Fish Right: Player (Green Jersey) & Brian Kreft with Tim Seaman and Lesley Davis

 
Musketeer players move through the buffet line at the annual pre-season get-together.

 
Left: USHL Linesman Kirk Swanson (far left) Dave Lohrei & Billy Danderand and Joe Pinard (far right) all meet to welcome Dave
to Sioux City. Right: Long time Musketeer equipment manager Billy Danderand and his wife Gigi.

Kirk Swanson: A Sioux City native and a member of  Siouxland Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) (Metros Class of '85). He
joined the USHL officiating staff in 1988 and was a full-time official for 13 seasons.

Billy Danderand: Apart of the Musketeers for nearly 40 seasons. He joined the team as equipment manager during the Musketeers
first season in 1972 when the USHL was a Senior Professional League. Billy also served the same duties with International Softball
Congress's powerhouse teams Penn Corps & National Health Care.

Joe Pinard:
Originally played for the Sioux City Eagles, the precursor to the Musketeers. Joe was one of the original SYHA advisors
(1972) and was instrumental in coordinating coaches for the newly formed youth association. He was an AHAUS Referee for more
than ten seasons and later coached youth and high school hockey. In 1998, Joe received the Musketeers D'Artagnam Award for
outstanding volunteer dedication to both the Musketeer organization and community .

SC vs. Omaha Lancers
Ak-Sar-Ben Arena, Omaha, NE. / November 17th, 1991
 

                      David Klasnick                               Jim Fish             Mike Arel          John Seaverson
                           
Musketeers 1990-92                              Musketeers 1990-92   Musketeers 1991-92    Musketeers 1991-92
 
Left:  Musketeers David Klasnick ties-up the Lancer Captain Brian Hill.  Right: Forward Jim Fish  and defenseman Jason Seaverson
 watch as Mike Arel tries keep the puck from completely crossing the goal line

David Klasnick  joined the Musketeers from Waterloo the previous season (90-91) where he played in 11 games and posted a goal
and three assists. This season (91-92) he would finish  second in Musketeer scoring with 30 goals and 32 assists for 62 points. He
would be selected as the Team Captain and also earn a spot in the USHL All-Star Game.

Jim Fish (#19) played two seasons (90-92) An early season trade the previous season brought him from Waterloo to Sioux
 City. He averaged just over a point a game and was also a USHL All-Star Game participant.

Mike Arel (#4) played a single season as a Musketeer and posted 7 goals, 6 assists and recorded 45 penalty minutes.

John Seaverson (#14) also played a single season as a Musketeer. He only missed a one game and recorded a pair of goals and ten
assists for 12 regular season points as well as 47 penalty minutes.

Brian Leitza                                                             Chad Remackel
Musketeers 1991-94                                                                       Musketeers 1990-92
 
 Brian Leitza (Left):  Would play in Sioux City for three seasons (91-94). During his final season he would play some 32 plus
games and recorded 10 assists. After four seasons at St Cloud State, he would spend many seasons in the professional ranks.

Chad Remackel (Right / #10):
spent two seasons (90-92) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season (90-91) he would lead the
team in scoring with 48 (19/29) regular season points. The following season he would again lead both the team in both scoring with
94 (36/58) points (48 game schedule) and as Team Captain. Both seasons he would be voted Musketeer Most
Valuable Player
and be selected to play in the USHL All-Star Game.

Billy Danderand   Dave Lohrei  Scott Ball                      Dave Lohrei   Brain Leitza    Scott Ball
 
Left: Equipment Manager Billy Danderand, Head Coach & GM David Lohrei and Assistant Coach Scott Ball
Right:  Head Coach & GM David Lohrei , Brain Leitza and Assistant Coach Scott Ball

Chad Burckhard         Michael Hashbargar            John Seaverson                   Chad Dyjac                    Paul Knight
Musketeers 1991-93        Musketeers 1991-92           Musketeers 1991-92           Musketeers 1991-92       Musketeers 1990-92

 

Autograph Night
Jim Fish                                                                Dieter Kochan

 Musketeers 1990-92                                                                         Musketeers 1991-92
 
Jim Fish:  Two seasons in Sioux City he (90-92) averaged over a point per game this season. Offensive reliability & team
leadership made him both an alternate captain and a member of the USHL All-Star team
.

Dieter Kochan:
With a single season as a Musketeer (91-92) he would share goal duties with another first year goalie. With
his first Junior A season a success, he would be selected one of the Musketeer Co-Rookie of the Year Award winners.
He would go on to spend three seasons in the NHL. In 2004 he would win the Hap Holmes Memorial Trophy for the AHL's
lowest Goals Against Average (GAA) while playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL)

Nathan Painovich
Musketeers 1991-92


Nathan Painovich: Logged a single season in Sioux City and posted a pair of goals and eight assists, however, his overall season and
performance was a success as he was voted as the Musketeer Most Improved Player that season. 


SC
vs. Des Moines Buccaneers

Des Moines Ice Arena / November 27th, 1991

Paul Knight                       Michael Hashbargar                  Chad Remackel
Musketeers 1990-92                             Musketeers 1991-92                         Musketeers 1990-92
 
Left: Musketeer Alternate Captain Paul Knight beats Buccaneer goalie Kevin Deschambeault  Right: Musketeers Michael
Hashbargar (#11) and Captain Chad Remackel celebrate another goal.

Paul Knight: Played two seasons as a Musketeer (90-92). His hard work ethic and dedication to the team showed every time he took
the ice. His leadership and resolve was tested during his first season (90-91) but he bounced back next season (91-92) to prove himself as
a team leader, and was selected one of the Alternate Team Captains.
However, Paul's off ice personality and sense of humor that made him
a favorite with players, fans and friends. Both theses characteristics made him a lock for the Musketeers Most Popular Player Award.

Michael Hashbargar: Played for the Musketeers for one season (91-92). He put up 16 (6/10) total points and if he didn't win the
USHL Curt Hammer Award, he should have.

Chad Remackel: Chad would spent two seasons (90-92) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season (90-91) he would lead the
team in scoring with 48 (19/29) regular season points. The following season he would again lead both the team in both scoring with
94 (36/58) points (48 game schedule) and as Team Captain. Both seasons he would be voted Musketeer Most
Valuable Player
and be selected to play in the USHL All-Star Game.

 

Paul Knight                                                                    Dieter Kochan
Musketeers 1990-92                                                                               Musketeers 1991-92

  
Left: Alternate Captain Paul Knight moves the puck up ice. He recorded 24 points this season and spend over an hour & a half  in the box
Right: Goaltender Dieter Kochan played one season (91-92) for the Musketeers. He would make his NHL debut for the Tampa Bay
Lighting, March 28th, 2000 against the Dallas Stars.

 
 The Voice of the Musketeers
Woody Gottburg
 
Left: Longtime Voice of the Musketeers Woody Gottburg with the call in Omaha. In 1998 Woody would become a Horary Member
of the Musketeer Hall of Fame.

Right:
Woody gets some colorful help in Des Moines as Craig Stoever, Chris DeLeone & Scotty Brand offer-up their hockey insight
 with comedy, strategy with comedy and officiating with comedy, in that order.

Did you Know...In 1974, Woody put together the very fist Musketeer Player card set. This 20 card set was printed on yellow card-
stock featured a player photo on front and information on the back.

Host Family's
 
Left:                                                                              Right: Dieter Kochan and Host Family Mark and Lesley Davis

 
Curt & Carolyn Stoever (Left):
Host Parents Curt (Musketeers D'Artagnan Award '86) & Carolyn (Musketeers D'Artagnan Award '93)
with Paul Knight (90-92)  During his stay, Paul's hard work on ice and his humor off, made him a favorite with players, fans and friends.
 
David Klasnick (Right):
poses with his mom and Dad during Parent's Weekend. This was taken during his second season in Sioux City
where he would finish second in scoring with 62 points (48 game schedule) and represent the Musketeers in the USHL All-Star game.

Jim Fish
Musketeers 1990-92

Jim Fish: With two seasons in Sioux City, he (90-92) averaged over a point per game this season. Offensive reliability & team
leadership made his a great Alternate Captain. His 49 (20/29) points placed him in the top three Musketeer scorers. He was also chosen
a member of the USHL All-Star team
.

Chad Remackel
Musketeers  1990-92

Team Captain Chad Remackel is recognized as the team's Most Valuable Player

Chad Remackel: Chad would spent two seasons (90-92) as a Musketeer. During his rookie season (90-91) he would lead the
team in scoring with 48 (19/29) regular season points. The following season he would again lead both the team in both scoring with
94 (36/58) points (48 game schedule) and as Team Captain. He would also be voted Musketeer Most Valuable Player
and be selected to play in the USHL All-Star Game both of his seasons as a Musketeer.

 

1992 Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player
    Most Improved Player          7th Man Award            Rookie of the Year

Musketeers Most Valuable Player:
Chad Remackel * Most Improved Player: Nathan Painovich
Musketeers 7th Man Award: Paul Knight *  Rookie of the Year:  Brian Leitza & Dieter Kochan (not Pictured)

Did You Know...Chad Remackel would be select as the Musketeer's Most Valuable Player both his seasons in Sioux City

USHL All-Star Game

Chad Remackel                      Jim Fish                            Tony Prpic                     David Klasnick

 

 

Mascots

Left: This Swashbuckler will remain anonymous!!! Note his very short sabre or his cutting edge mobile phone Center & Right: Everyone
 knows the Tires Tires Tires guy on the corner of Fairmont St. & Gordon Drive.

 

 


Still re-building from the previous two seasons, the Musketeers would struggle again and post a 15-29-4 record for a eighth place finish in the
league. Matched-up against the Omaha Lancers, they would fall in the first round in four games to the eventual Clark Cup Champions.
However, brighter days were ahead as the team would begin to see bright spots and prepare for a pair of National Championship
quests just a few seasons away.   

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Jesse Monell (Metros Class of '92 / State Champion '91 & '92) would join the Musketeers
for the first of three seasons (92-95). He would be selected Musketeer Team Captain his final season (94-95) and finish in among
the top four Musketeer scorers that season.

Musketeer Front Office Staff

Owner/President
              Head Coach/GM         Advertising Consultant           Office Manager          Scorers Bench/PA
Ted Carlson                         Dave Lohrei                   Evan Schoenfish                       Judy Johnson               Woody Gottburg

  Musketeer Coaching Staff

  Head Coach/GM             Assistant Coach               Athletic Trainer             Equipment Manager     
Equipment Manager
 Dave Lohrei                   Marty Kernaghan                    Tim Harris                       Billy Danderand                    
Joe Pinard   

 

Between the Pipes
Returning goaltenders Brian Leitza and Brian Kreft would start as this seasons backstop duo. Leitza would garner the starting position
and shoulder most of the load this season with 43 games. Early in the season, Kreft would be traded to the Wisconsin Capitols and Kirk
Daubenspeck
joined the Musketeers as the new back-up for the remainder of that season.

 
Kirk Daubenspeck                 Brian Leitza                    Brian Kreft         
Musketeers 1992-93                      Musketeers 1991-94               Musketeers 1992-93

Brian Leitza:
Played as a Musketeer for three seasons. Arriving  for the 91-92 season he would work a heavy rotation in
goal and would finish his rookie season with 26 games under his belt. After that, Brian would grab the starter position the next
season (92-93) playing 42 games. During the 93-94 season Brian would team up with John Grahame and together they would
form one of the best goaltender duos in Musketeer history.

Kirk Daubenspeck: Logged a single season (92-93) as a Musketeer where he garnered 9 USHL starts. The Philadelphia
Flyers draft pick and University of Wisconsin recruit saw limited time in the Musketeer net before he made the move to Madison
after a dozen games into the season. He would play for the Badgers four seasons. After his collegian days, he would fill a solid
professional career of 10 years playing in the American, International and East Coast Hockey Leagues.   

Brian Kreft: played a pair of seasons (91-93) in Sioux City. A trade from Waterloo brought him to Sioux City (91-92) where he
worked a limited rotation with the starter but still saw time in 11 USHL games. The following season (92-93) he again worked a
relief rotation and logged nine games. An early season trade sent him to the Wisconsin Capitols for the remainder of the season.
He would go on to play professionally in the UHL. In 2004 Brian would retune to the USHL taking on the goalie coaching duties
for the Waterloo Blackhawks.

High Scorers
Bryon Haro              Derek Locker             David Buck             Eric Raygor              Mike Rotsch

Musketeers 1992-93           Musketeers 1992-93        Musketeers 1991-93          Musketeers 1992-93        Musketeers 1992-93
   
Rookies would dominated the top scoring positions. Bryan Haro and Derek Locker would tie for the leading scorer title with 62 points.
 Bryan would post a team leading 26 goals and Derek would lead the team with 38 assists. Veteran David Buck would record 17 goals
and 29 assists. A pair of rookies Eric Raygor (20/20) and Mike Rotsch (17/23) would round out the top scorers tied with 40 points.

Heavy Hitters
Chad Franckowiak          Chris Chelios            David Buck               Bryan Haro            Chad LaRoche     
Musketeers 1992-93           Musketeers 1992-94        Musketeers 1991-93          Musketeers 1992-93        Musketeers 1992-93
   
USHL veteran and but Musketeer rookie, Chad Franckowiak, set the pace for penalty minutes this season with 147 regular season
minutes. Making the list for the fists of both his seasons as Musketeer was Chris Chelios with 118.Veteran David Buck would  make
both lists this season recording 115 minutes. Leading scorer Bryan Haro would also spend 93 minutes in the box and rookie Chad
LaRoche would make the top five with 84 penalty minutes.


 Jesse Monell
Musketeers 1992-95 /  SYHA/Metros Class of '92

Shown here during his rookie season, the first of three seasons as a Musketeer. Jesse was a product of the local Siouxland Youth
Hockey Association (SYHA). He would play three seasons for the Metros High School team where he would win back-to-back
State Championships in 1991 & 1992 before spending his senior year playing for the Musketeers. His first season started slow with
just 11 points, however his importance to the team increased the next season when he posted 11 goals and 22 assists as the
Musketeers advanced to the Jr. A National Championship final game. He would finish his final season as team Captain and as
top four scorer with 11 goals and 38 assists.
 

Did You Know...This Musketeer team and the Thunder Bay Flyers hold the USHL record for the Four Fastest Goals by
Both Teams.  Musketeer Derek Locker briefly had a hat trick, interrupted by Flyer Mike Koiranac, in only 1 minute and 42 seconds.
 

Musketeers vs. Madison Capitals
January 9th, 1993 / Sioux City Auditorium

Musketeer J.T. Bernier has a go one of the Madison Capitals. That's Referee Dave Buchanan and Linesman Kirk Swanson & Jimmy Peck
This 2-minute clip has this fight from two different angles-with the second one surprisingly good video quality.

Joe Pinard   Tim Harris  Dave Lohrei  Billy Danderand                                        Brian Leitza   Jon Bernier                   
 
Left: Assistant Equipment Manager Joe Pinard, Trainer Tim Harris, Head Coach/GM Dave Lohrei & Equipment Manager Billy
Danderand. Right: Brian Leitza and J.T. Bernier

Musketeer's Souvenir Stand
 
Musketeer fans show their support between periods as the team store is packed with customers. The stand sold the latest in Musketeer
t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, novelties and even game worn jerseys. Note to new jersey collectors, they had a hard time getting rid of
gamers back then when prices as low as fifty bucks!!!

Chad Franckowiak        Jesse Monell              David Buck           Chad LaRoche            Tony Walters       
Musketeers 1992-93        Musketeers 1992-95         Musketeers 1991-93         Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1992-93  


Did You Know...During his three seasons (92-95) as a Musketeer, Sioux City native, Jesse Monell would post 26 goals and 67
assists for a total of  93 regular season points. He would later return to Sioux City and become active in the SYHA program
coaching at the youth level implementing a player development program both on and off the ice.

Brian Leitza             Chris Chelios           Brent Lovett               J.T. Bernier            Eric Silverman
Musketeers 1991-94        Musketeers 1992-94         Musketeers 1992-94         Musketeers 1992-94         Musketeers 1992-95

Brian Leitza would play three seasons in Sioux City. Shown here during his second season he would team up next year with John
Grahame where they would take the Musketeers to the final in the National Championship Tournament. After four seasons at St.
Cloud State, he would go on to a professional career playing in the IHL, AHL and ECHL.

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with both players and fans. During his rookie season (92-93) he tallied just a handful of points, but chalked-up 118 penalty
 minutes. The following season (93-94) he added a pair of goals and 18 assists plus another 121 penalty minutes to his USHL
stats. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Brent Lovett: Logged a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. Shown here during his first season he would record nine goals,16
assists and receive the Musketeers Most Improved Player Award.  The following season it was similar offensive numbers but this
time; a final run at the National Championship game.
After the Musketeers he played four seasons at Western Michigan University.

J.T. Bernier also played a pair of seasons (92-94) as a Musketeer and three in the USHL. This rookie season saw him post 10
goals, 20 assists and finish as the seventh leading team scorer. He would also record 45 penalty minutes. During his second season
he would improve his numbers, finishing second in team scoring with 24 goals and  23 assists as well as 90 penalty minutes. His
Play-off offence was a big part of  the Musketeers success that season in the National Championship finals.

Eric Silverman shown here during his second of three seasons (92-95) as a Musketeer. This season he would record 10 goals
 & 19 assists and finish among the teams top ten scorers. During his final season he would lead the Musketeers in scoring with
85 points-38 goals and 47 assists and also earning a spot on the USHL All-Star Team.

Marc Grande         Trapper Niccum       Brian Westerberg        Mike Rotsch              Jon Garver   
 Musketeers 1992-94        Musketeers 1992-95         Musketeers 1991-93         Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1992-93
 

Did You Know...Musketeer Jon Garver holds the USHL record for fastest goals from the start of a period. On November 21st
he scored just 5 seconds into the 3rd period.  In 2001 Jon would returning to the USHL this time in the  front office serving as the
 League's Assistant Commissioner for four seasons. After a pair of seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-
Superior two years later he would serves a second term on the office as the USHL Director of Media and Public Relations.

 

Marc Grande           Rolf Simonson           Mike Rotsch             David Buck             Chad LaRoche
Musketeers 1992-94        Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1991-93         Musketeers 1992-93

 

Marc Grande: Played a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. Shown here during his first season as a Musketeer he would
 record 15 goals & 20 assists. His 35 points placed him among the top six Musketeers scorers. He would  receive the Musketeers
 Rookie of the Year Award. The following season (93-94) he would record similar numbers, finish as a top five scorer and
selected  Musketeer team Captain.  

David Buck was a top three Scorer and Hitter his final season as a Musketeer scoring 17 goals, 29 assists and 115 penalty
minutes. He would go on to play college hockey at the University of Minnesota at Duluth.

Eric Preston          Rolf Simonson             Mike Rotsch           Eric Silverman           Chris Chelios
Musketeers 1992-93       Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1992-93         Musketeers 1992-95         Musketeers 1992-94

Did You Know...Chris Chelios' uncle is the Chicago Blackhawks legendary defenseman Chris Chelios. He was one of our favorites
as an official. Always having fun but when it was time to go to work-it was a job well done. Lots of guys liked to challenge him but he
rarely saw the loosing end of a USHL tilt. A heavy hitter both of his seasons as a Musketeer he complied 239 penalty minutes

Tony Walters
Musketeers 1992-93
 
Left: Alternate Captain  Tony Walters works the boards against the Bucs Nick Krueger  Right:

Tony Walters: Played a single season (92-93) as a Musketeer. He scored 24 (14/10) total points and spent only a pair of minutes in
the box. His leadership and dedication made him one of the team's Alternate Captains.

Nick Krueger: Originally from Des Moines, he played three seasons (91-94) as a Buccaneer.  His last season (93-94) saw his Bucs win
 the Buc Bowl  Tournament, the Regular Season Championship and finish in second place in the Clark Cup Finals. He would also earn a spot
on the USHL All-Star Team.  After a pair of seasons at Ferris State University, Nick returned to Des Moines (98-01) as an assistant coach.

Balcony view of the Audi and ice surface

Many people are unfamiliar with the playing surface in the Audi and it's many intricacies. First, the ice was the smallest in the league and
measured only 175'  x 70'. The player benches faced each other and the penalty boxes were still located in the common exits. Two line passes were
 so fast - ya called your own!!! The black area was the stage and is now the Long Lines Climbing wall. Located on both sides of the stage are the
rooms that contained the many instruments of the mighty Wurlitzer organ. Lastly, that's everyone favorite Zamboni driver, Dino, doing the ice.


1993 Musketeer Award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player...Bryon Haro   *    Most Improved Player...Brett Lovett
Musketeers 7th Man Award...Bryon Haro   *    Rookie of the Year...Marc Grande
 

USHL All-Star Game
Bryan Haro  *  David Buck  *  Derek Locker



A 27-20-1 regular season record was good enough for a fourth place finish and a trip to the play-offs. Bryan Fuss would finish the season
as the USHL's second leading scorer with 85 (42/43) points. After a first round series win over  the Dubuque Fighting Saints, the Musketeers
fell to the Omaha Lancers in the semi-final series.

The season would continue with games in Des Moines at the Jr. A National Tournament. In the round-robin tournament, Sioux City
started out with a loss to Detroit Compuware but rebounded with wins against Kalamazoo and Niagara two times. However in the
Championship game they couldn't solve the Compuware team from Detroit.

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Dan Davies (Metros Class of '93 / State Champion '91 & '92) would join the USHL in
 Des Moines playing for the Buccaneers for two seasons. After that, he would play four season for the United State Air Force Academy.

Season Tickets: Call  Single Game: $6.00  12-Under: $5.00

Musketeer Front Office Staff

Owner/President
              Head Coach/GM         Advertising Consultant           Office Manager          Scorers Bench/PA
Ted Carlson                         Dave Lohrei                   Evan Schoenfish                       Judy Johnson               Woody Gottburg

Musketeer Coaching Staff

Head Coach/GM                Assistant  Coach               Athletic Trainer           Equipment Manager       Equipment Manager

Dave Lohrei                     Marty Kernaghan                      Tim Harris                        Billy Danderand                  Joe Pinard       
 

Between the Pipes
Third year returning veteran Brain Leitza would join forces with rookie John Grahame to form this seasons goaltending duo. Brian
would assume the starting duties while john would provide the solid back-up relief for the 58 games season. They would finish the season with
a 27-20-1 record and take the team into the semi-final round of the Clark Cup play-offs. This goaltending duo would also take the Musketeers
to their first Jr. A National Championship game in ten seasons.

Brian Leitza                                                          John Grahame
Musketeers1991-94                                                                    Musketeers 1993-94

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

Brain Leitza would spend three seasons (91-93) as a Musketeers. He will be remembers as half of one of the best goaltending duo in
Musketeer history. he would finish the regular season with a 18-10-1 record and record a 3.28 goals against average placing him among
the top five goalies in the USHL. He would carry most of the mail this season as the Musketeers made legitimate runs at the Clark Cup
and a Jr. A National Championships.

John Grahame would be the other half of a goaltender duo long remembered. Playing just a single season in Sioux City he provided
consistent relief and solid play that would take the Musketeers deep into League and National Championship runs. While he posted a
9-10 record, his 3.80 goals against average was fine enough to rank him among the top ten USHL goalies that season. John would go
on to play nine seasons in the NHL and in 2004 win a Stanley Cup ring with the Tampa Bay Lighting.

High Scorers
Bryan Fuss                 J.T. Bernier             Alex Gordon        Bobby Fitzpatrick        Marc Grande
Musketeers 1992-94           Musketeers 1992-94        Musketeers 1993-94          Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1992-94

High Scorer and returning veteran Bryan Fuss would lead the Musketeers this season. He would lead the team in both scoring and penalty
minutes. Recording team highs of both 42 goals and 43 assists for a regular season total of 85 points. J.T. Bernier, also a returning veteran,
would finish with 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points. Rookies Alex Gordon would follow just a point behind with 19 goals and 27 assists
and Bobby Fitzpatrick 18 goals and 21 assists. Veteran Marc Grand would round out the top scorers with 36 (13/23) points.

Heavy Hitters
Bryan Fuss             Ryan Furness              Chris Chelios           Jeff Rucinski            Alex Gordon  
Musketeers 1992-94         Musketeers 1993-94           Musketeers 1992-94       Musketeers 1993-94         Musketeers 1993-94  

Bryan Fuss makes the best of his final season leading in both scoring and penalty minutes with 197. A mid-season trade moved second leading
penalty minutes leader Ryan Furness to Dubuque, but not before he recorded 141 minutes in just 34 games. Returning again to the hitter list
is Chris Chelios as he spent 121 minutes in the box. Rookie Jeff Rucinski would tally 108 minutes and top five scorer and team captain Alex
Gordon
would round out the top five with 94 minutes. Forrest Gore and J. T. Bernier would finish with 94 and 91 minutes.


Marc Grande              Bobby Deleidi           Jesse Monell               Billy Baaki              Ryan Furness
Musketeers 1992-94            Musketeers 1993-95        Musketeers 1992-95         Musketeers 1993-94         Musketeers 1993-94

Marc Grande: Played a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. He would finish his first season (92-93) with 35 (15/20) points, making him
one of the top six Musketeers scorers. He would also receive the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. The following season (93-94)
he would record similar numbers and finish as the Musketeers fifth leading scorer with 36 (13/23) points.
He would be selected as the Musketeer team Captain during his second season.

Bobby Deleidi shown here during his first of two seasons as a Musketeer. His rookie season (93-94) saw him score 10 goals and
15 assists. He also recorded 87 penalty minutes. His next season he would double his scoring output with 19 goals and 32 assists.

Jesse Monell: Sioux City native Jesse Monell
(Sioux City Metros 89-92 / Back to Back State Champions 91 & 92) would play three
seasons for the Musketeers. During this season (93-94) he would score 33 (11/22) points. His final season (94-95) he was Team
Captain. His 49 (11/38) points would put him in the top five Musketeer scorers and earn him a spot on the USHL All Star Team


Billy Baaki
played just the early part of the (93-94) season where he scored a goal and an assist before a trade moved him to
Wisconsin (USHL). While playing for the Capitols, he added 11 more goals and 12 more assists to his USHL stats. He would play
four seasons at Colgate University and two additional season in the ECHL.

Ryan Furness
was a three season USHL veteran, he joined the Musketeers early in the season (93-94) where he saw time in 34 games.
His five goals and 11 assist gave him a total of 19 pointes for the season, however, he did rack-up 141 penalty minutes to finish second
among penalty minute leaders.

Bryan Fuss                 J.T. Bernier             Alex Gordon        Bobby Fitzpatrick        Chris Chelios
Musketeers 1992-94           Musketeers 1992-94        Musketeers 1993-94          Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1992-94

Brian Fuss arrived in Sioux City late in the 92-93 season after a trade from Des Moines where as a Musketeer he played in eight games
and scored a goal and a pair of assist. The next season would be different. He would lead the team in both scoring with 85 (42/43) regular
season points and also lead in penalty minutes with 197 minutes. He would be voted as the Musketeers Most Valuable Player as well
as a USHL All-Star Team member.

J.T. Bernier also played a pair of seasons (92-94) as a Musketeer. His rookie season saw him post 10 goals and 20 assists and finish
as the seventh leading team scorer. He would also record 45 penalty minutes. During his second season he would improve his numbers,
while finishing second in scoring with 47 (24.23) points he also recorded 90 penalty minutes.

 Alex Gordon was a Musketeer for one season (93-94) where he lead the team as Captain and finishing third in scoring with  46
(19/27) regular season points. He would rack-up 94 penalty minutes to place among the top five leaders in penalty minutes.
Alex was also a USHL All-Star team selection.

Bobby Fitzpatrick: Played one season in Sioux City (93-94). His 18 goals and 21 assists good for 39 points placed him him fourth in
Musketeer scoring and helped lead the Musketeers to the finals in both the Clark Cup and Jr. A National Tournament.

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. During his rookie season (92-93) he tallied just a handful of points, but
chalked-up 118 penalty minutes. The following season (93-94) he added a pair of goals and 18 assists plus another 121 penalty minutes
to his USHL stats. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers
Ak-Sar-Ben Arena, Omaha, NE / October 30th, 1993
 
Left: Linesman Scott Zingerman gets the game going as Bobby Fitzpatrick ties up the Omaha center.  Right: The Musketeers
make a line change after dodging a bullet!!!

USHL Trivia...The Omaha Lancers played at the Ak-Sar-Ben Arena for 15 seasons. Did You Know...Ak-Sar-Ben is just
Nebraska spelled backwards

 
Left: Linesman Ron Hoffman  takes numbers as Brain Fuss (92-94) scores, and Chris Chelios (92-94) celebrate a Musketeer goal. 
Right:
The Musketeers with a win in Omaha. Looks like Ronnie and Zing can put another game in the book.

Brian Fuss: Arriving in Sioux City at the end of the previous season (92-93) from Des Moines where he put-up 16 (8/8) points.
Bryan's first full season in Sioux City would be filled with accomplishment. He would lead the team in both scoring with 85 (42/43) and
in penalty minutes (197), take home the Musketeer Most Valuable Player Award and earn a spot on the USHL all-Star Team.

Chris Chelios:
Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior)
before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Musketeers vs. Omaha Lancers
Ak-Sar-Ben Arena, Omaha, NE / December 12th, 1993
 
 

Musketeers Christmas Party
Siouxland Convention Center / December 15th, 1993

Autograph Night
December 18th, 1993

News Years Eve
December 31st, 1993 / Musketeers vs. Rochester Mustangs

New Years Eve in Sioux City is always exciting at the Audi as the Musketeer took on the Rochester Mustangs. After a high hit along the boards
by a pair Mustangs players, Bobby Deliedi (First Fight) and  J.T. Bernier (second Fight) look to even the score. While Linesman Kirk Swanson &
Bob Batcheller and Referee Craig Ross tries to quell the first fight, an even better one is brewing just behind them.

 
Left: JT Bernier has the main stage as the linesman try to break-up the first fight. Right: Its clean-up time-Now that's Old Time Hockey!!!


St. Lukes Hospital Children's Miracle Network
 
Left: Musketeers Alex Gordon and Bobby Fitzpatrick and Right: Billy Baaki and Bobby Deleidi make a Halloween visit to the kids
floor for the annual Children's Miracle Network fund drive. The players met with patients, signed autographs and help decorated pumpkins.

 
Left: Jeff Rucinski and  Right: (ID this player) and Chad Schneider help decorate pumpkins.

Host Families

Brent Lovett with his host family

Shoot The Puck Contest
 
During one of the Musketeer games, Josh Larson who had the winning number and, unlike all those before him, his shot would slide
through that seemingly impossibly small whole to win a new Ford Ranger pick-up
 

Bobby Fitzpatrick           Will Nichol             Chris Chelios             T.J. Tanberg            Brent Lovett         
Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1993-94          Musketeers 1992-94          Musketeers 1992-94         Musketeers 1992-94

Bobby Fitzpatrick
would play one season in Sioux City (93-94). His 39 (18/21) regular season points placed him fourth in scoring and
helped the Musketeers to the Jr. A National Tournament.

Will Nichol after a season in Wisconsin (USHL) playing for the Capitols, he would join the Musketeers for a single season (93-94)
where he would record a pair of goals and four assists in addition to his 63 penalty minutes. After the Musketeers, Will would play
four seasons at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point.

Did You Know...Will Nichol would return to the USHL as the head coach of the Chicago Steel during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. Both his seasons as a Musketeer, he finished in the top three leaders in
penalty minutes. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

T.J. Tanberg logged a single season as a Musketeers and finish just two points behind the teams fifth leading scorer. He would
go on to play four seasons at Colorado College for the Tigers, after that he played two more seasons in the ECHL.

Brent Lovett: Logged a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. He scored  25 (9/16) points as a Musketeer, but it was his defensive
play that contributed to the success of both seasons. As a rookie, he received (92-93) Musketeers Most Improved Player Award
and as a returning veteran a third place showing at the Jr. A National Championships. After the Musketeers he played four seasons
at Western Michigan University.

   Forrest Gore            Greg Hemsoth            Eric Silverman             Jeff Rucinski            Bryan Fuss        
    
Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1993-94          Musketeers 1992-95          Musketeers 1993-94       Musketeers 1993-94      

Forrest Gore:

Greg Hemsoth:

Eric Silverman shown here during his second of three seasons (92-95) as a Musketeer. This season he would record 10 goals and
19 assists and finish among the teams top ten scorers. During his final season he would lead the Musketeers in scoring with 85 (38/47)
regular season points and earn a spot on the USHL All-Star Team.

Jeff Rucinski played one season (93-94) in Sioux City. His playmaking ability  from the blue line led to 22 Musketeer goals
and a spot on the USHL All-Star Team. He would play four seasons at Western Michigan University then work a career of
semi-professional hockey that lasted five seasons.

Brian Fuss: Arriving in Sioux City at the end of the previous season (92-93) from Des Moines where he put-up 16 (8/8) points.
Bryan's first full season in Sioux City would be filled with accomplishment. He would lead the team in both scoring with 85 (42/43) and
in penalty minutes (197), take home the Musketeer Most Valuable Player Award and earn a spot on the USHL all-Star Team.

SC vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Des Moines Ice Arena / January 21st, 1994
 
 
Left: Musketeers Bobby Fitzpatrick, Marc Grande, Bryan Fuss, Jeff Rucinski & Bill Baaki wait for starting line-up announcements
Right:  Dan Davies #18 (Sioux City Metros 89-93 / Back to Back State Champions 91 & 92) played 2 season for the Bucs.

Jeff Rucinski
played one season (93-94) in Sioux City. His playmaking ability  from the blue line led to 22 Musketeer goals
and a spot on the USHL All-Star Team. He would play four seasons at Western Michigan University then work a career of
semi-professional hockey that lasted five seasons.

SC vs. Rochester Mustangs
Sioux City Auditorium / February 18th, 1994
 
Left: Brain Leitza waits for the impending shot on goal. Right:  Jesse Monell and Brain Leitza watch as Ryan Furness tries to clear
away that loose puck.
 

 
Left: Alternate Captain Jeff Rucinski and Bobby Fitzpatrick apply pressure to the Mustangs breakout. Right: Jeff Rucinski and Jesse
Monell get ready to follow Marc Grand up ice.

 
Left: Brandon Carlson better make a quick pass to Bryan Fuss or Swany is going to have to go to work. Right: Chris Chelios waits
for Forrest Gore to move the puck up ice.

John Grahame
Musketeers 1993-94

John Grahame played for the Musketeers for the 93-94 season before moving on to Lake Superior State University. After that the
AHL for three season before the NHL came calling. John would play nine seasons in the NHL and win a Stanley Cup ring in 2004.

     Jesse Monell                                                                Bobby Fitzpatrick       
 
Musketeers 1992-95 /  SYHA/Metros Class of '92                                                Musketeers 1993-94                         
 
Jesse Monell: Sioux City native Jesse Monell (Sioux City Metros 89-92 / Back to Back State Champions 91 & 92) would play three
seasons for the Musketeers. During this season (93-94) he would score 33 (11/22) points. His final season (94-95) he was Team
Captain. His 49 (11/38) points would put him in the top five Musketeer scorers and earn him a spot on the USHL All Star Team

Bobby Fitzpatrick:
Played one season in Sioux City (93-94). His 39 (18/21) regular season points placed him fourth in scoring and
helped the Musketeers to the Jr. A National Tournament.

Marc Grande                                                                  Brett Lovett
  
Musketeers 1992-94                                                                          Musketeers 1992-94  

 
Left: Musketeer Captain Marc Grande battles with Bucs Captain Nick Krueger Right: Brett Lovett thinks Referee Todd Anderson
is the best. Linesman Jeff DuBay skates away with Bryan Fuss. That's John Grahame in goal.


Captains and fellow Pennsylvanians, Marc Grande (Musketeers 92-94) and Rob Klasnick (Lancers 92-94)

Marc Grande: Played a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. He would finish his first season (92-93) with 35 (15/20) points, making him
one of the top six Musketeers scorers. He would also receive the Musketeers Rookie of the Year Award. The following season (93-94)
he would record similar numbers and finish as the Musketeers fifth leading scorer with 36 (13/23) points.
He would be selected as the Musketeer team Captain during his second season.

Rob Klasnick: The younger brother of Musketeer David Klasnick (90-92) Rob played a pair of seasons in Omaha. He more than tripled
his scoring output from the following season and put up 45 (19/26) total points.

 


Brent Lovett, Bryan Fuss, Bill Baaki and Eric Silverman celebrate another Musketeer goal.

 

Assistant Mary Kernaghan        Head Coach Dave Lohrei            Trainer Tim Harris
Musketeers 1991-98                            Musketeers 1991-96                            Musketeers 1992-99
 
Head Coach Dave Lohrei (Center) talks to the players during a stoppage of play. Asst. Coach Marty Kernaghan (Left) and trainer
Tim Harris (Right)

Dave Lohrei: Would coach the Musketeers for 5 seasons. In 1993-94 Dave would lead the Musketeers to a National Tournament.
In 1998 and 2000 he would win the Central Hockey League's (CHL) Coach of the Year Award.

Marty Kernighan: Originally from Canada, Marty played Canadian Junior hockey and entertained several professional offers, however,
Softball is what he did best. Playing in the International Softball Congress he was voted Rookie of the Year in 1985. Two seasons later
Marty would move to Sioux City where, after 4  ISC World Championships split in half by a second-place finish, he would eventually be
know as the Best Third Basemen in the World. He joined the Musketeer staff in 1991 as Asst. Coach for 6 seasons (91-96) and
Director of Musketeer Hockey Operations for two more seasons (96-98).

Did You Know...prior to officially joining the Musketeers, Marty's hockey knowledge and skills were utilized by the Musketeers
coaching staff and front office. In 1992 Marty won the Musketeers D'Artigan Award for outstanding dedication to the Musketeers
Organization and Community.

Tim Harris
Musketeers 1992-99

Tim Harris: Musketeer Trainer for seven seasons (92-99). He was also responsible for road game equipment duties as well as the
general health of the team members. At the end of the 1999 season, Tim left the Musketeers for private sector opportunity

Bobby Fitzpatrick                                                                    Jeff Metro   
    
Musketeers 1993-94                                                                               Musketeers 1993-94  
 
Bobby Fitzpatrick
played one season in Sioux City (93-94). He would tally 18 goals, 21 assists during the regular season. His 39 points
was fourth best on the team that season and were important as the Musketeers made a run at the National Championship. Jeff Metro
arrived in Sioux City with a USHL season of experience playing for the Wisconsin Capitols. His reliable defensive play and low penalty
 numbers contributed to the season's success and that National Championship run.
 

 Jesse Monell             Bobby Fitzpatrick         Bobby  Deleidi               Jeff Rucinski
Musketeers 1992-95               Musketeers 1993-94          Musketeers  1993-95               Musketeers 93-94

Jesse Monell:
A Sioux City native he played all through the youth hockey program and three seasons for the Sioux City Metros High
School team. Was part of the Metros team that would win back to back State Championships in 91 and 92. He joined the Musketeers
 during his "Senior Year" and played three seasons (92-95). During his final season (94-95) he would be voted Musketeer team
Captain and be selected to the USHL All-Star Team

Bobby Fitzpatrick: Played one season in Sioux City (93-94). His 39 (18/21) regular season points placed him fourth in scoring and
helped the Musketeers to the Jr. A National Tournament.

Bobby Deleidi: Was a Musketeer for two seasons (93-95). His rookie season (93-94) saw him collect 25 (10/15) points.  His second
season he would double that output with a top three finish among Musketeer scorers with 51 (19/32) regular season points. A terrific
 leader on and off the ice made him a favorite among the Musketeers players and fans.

Jeff Metro: Split two USHL seasons, one playing for his hometown Wisconsin Capitals (92-93) and then joined the Musketeers
the following season (93-94). His reliable defensive play and low penalty numbers contributed to the season's success and
 a trip to the Jr. A National Tournament.

Brain Leitza                                                            Chris Chelios
Musketeers 1991-94                                                                    Musketeers 1992-94
 
Brain Leitza would spend three seasons (91-93) as a Musketeers. He will be remembers as half of one of the best goaltending duo
in Musketeer history. he would finish the regular season with a 18-10-1 record and record a 3.28 goals against average placing
him among the top five goalies in the USHL. he would carry most of the mail as the Musketeers made legitimate runs at the Clark
Cup and a Jr. A National Championships.

Did You Know...
Musketeer Brian Leitza holds the USHL record for assists by a goaltender with 11.

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a
 Fan favorite and was Alternate Captain during his final season. Both his seasons as a Musketeer, he finished in the top three
leaders in penalty minutes. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) and a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

 

1993-94 Veteran Musketeers
Marc Grande   Chris Chelios   Eric Silverman          J.T. Bernier   Ryan Furness   Jesse Monell
Brian Leitza       Bryan Fuss


Back: Marc Grande, Chris Chelios, Eric Silverman, JT Bernier, Ryan Furness, Jesse Monell
Front: Brian Leitza and Bryan Fuss

1994 National Championships Des Moines , IA
Musketeers vs.
Detroit Compuware Ambassadors (NAHL)
Musketeers 3 - Detroit 6 / Tuesday April 19th, 1994
/ Round Robin Game 1
 
Left:
Referee Ian Walsh, Captain Marc Grande (92-94) & T.J. Tanberg (93-94) skate away after Detroit goaltender Ben Henrich
freezes the puck. Right: Bobby Fitzpatrick (93-94) lines-up against the Ambassadors' winger.

Ian Walsh
originally from Philadelphia, Ian spent three seasons officiating the the USHL and learning about life outside the city.
During this time he worked a pairof USHL All Star games, many play-off games including the 94 Clark Cup Finals Championship
game and the Jr. A National Championship game. He joined the NHL Staff in 2000 and worked his first game in New Jersey
on October 14th.

T.J. Tanberg
logged a single season as a Musketeers and finish the season scoring 14 goals and 20 assists finishing the regular
season as the fifth highest scorer. He would go on to play four seasons at Colorado College for the Tigers, after that he played
two more seasons in the ECHL.  Bobby Fitzpatrick played one season in Sioux City (93-94). His 39 (18/21) regular season
points placed him fourth in scoring and helped get the Musketeers to the Jr. A National Tournament.
 

 Jesse Monell        Chris Chelios     Brandon Carlson                Forrest Gore            Jeff Metro       
Musketeers 1992-95   Musketeers 1992-94    Musketeers 1993-94                 Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1993-94
 
Left: Chris Chelios and Brandon Carlson celebrate as Jesse Monell beats Detroit Compuware goaltender Brent Johnson early in the
first period. Right: Forrest Gore and Jeff Metro join the celebration as the Musketeers jump out to a 1-0 lead.

Jesse Monell: A Sioux City native he played all through the youth hockey program and three seasons for the Sioux City Metros High
School team. Was part of the Metros team that would win back to back State Championships in 91 and 92. He joined the Musketeers
 during his "Senior Year" and played three seasons (92-95). During his final season (94-95) he would be voted Musketeer team
Captain and be selected to the USHL All-Star Team

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. Both his seasons as a Musketeer, he finished in the top three leaders in
penalty minutes. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Brandon Carlson joined the Musketeers for this season with both USHL, Junior and College experience. Having played a
 season in the BCHL, a season in Dubuque for the Fighting Saints and a season and a half season in college for the University of
Alaska Anchorage he joined the Musketeers mid season finding time to complete the year and log a dozen games where he
recorded a goals and 6 assists. He would return to the University of North Dakota and spend an additional season playing for
the Anchorage Aces of the WCHL.
 

John Grahame           Jeff Metro         Alex Gordon
    
Musketeers 1993-94       Musketeers 1993-94,      Musketeers1993-94      
 
Right: Goalie John Grahame, Jeff Metro and Alex Gordon defend against the Ambassadors.

John Grahame: Played for the Musketeers for the 93-94 season. After leading the Musketeers to the National Tournament showing,
he would play three seasons at Lake Superior State University. After that, the AHL for three seasons before the NHL came calling. John
would play nine seasons in the NHL and win a Stanley Cup ring in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lighting. He would also play a season in
the KHL (Russian NHL) and round out his career playing three seasons in the AHL.

Jeff Metro: After a season in Wisconsin (92-93) playing for the Capitols (USHL) Jeff joined the Musketeers for one season (93-94).
His reliable defensive play and low penalty numbers contributed to the season's success and a trip to the National Tournament.
After the season he would return home, where he would play for the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

Alex Gordon:  Logged a single season (93-94) as a Musketeer and finished third on the scoring list with 46 (19/27) regular season
points. His offensive skills  helped him secure a spot on the USHL All-Star Team. Following his season in Sioux City he would
commit to St. Lawrence University where he played for four seasons.

Bobby Deleidi                                                            Forrest Gore  
 
Musketeers 1993-95                                                                    Musketeers 1993-94   

 
Bobby Deleidi: Was a Musketeer for two seasons (93-95). His rookie season (93-94) saw him collect 25 (10/15) points. His
 second season he would double that output with a top three finish among Musketeer scorers with 51 (19/32) regular season points.
A terrific leader on and off the ice made him a favorite among the Musketeers players and fans.

Forrest Gore: Played a partial season in Sioux City where he notched 30 (13/17) points before a mid-season trade sent him to
Dubuque where he would finish the season with the Fighting Saints adding another two goals and eight assists to his USHL stats.
He would split his college hockey pay between the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Wisconsin at Stevens
Point. After college it was on to a semi-pro career playing six seasons in the East Coast, United and International hockey leagues.

 

 


 

Chris Chelios              Bobby Deleidi
Musketeers 1992-95              Musketeers 1993-95

   
Bobby Deleidi: Was a Musketeer for two seasons (93-95). His rookie season (93-94) saw him collect 25 (10/15) points.  His second
season he would double that output with a top three finish among Musketeer scorers with 51 (19/32) regular season points. A terrific
 leader on and off the ice made him a favorite among the Musketeers players and fans.

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. Both his seasons as a Musketeer, he finished in the top three leaders in
penalty minutes. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

 

Musketeers vs. Buffalo Niagara Scenics (NAHL)
Musketeers 4 - Scenics 2 / Wednesday April 20th, 1994 / Round Robin Game 2

Marc Grande
Musketeers 1992-94
  
Left: Marc Grande played a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. His 36 (13/23) regular season points made him on the the top
five scorers this season (93-94). His leadership on and off the ice made him team Captain. The previous season (92-93) Marc was
voted the Musketeers Rookie of the Year.

Linesman Todd Anderson:  Worked the USHL for two seasons (92-94) before making the move to minor professional leagues
for five seasons and then as an NHL trainee for Four more seasons. In 2004 Todd joined the NCAA as a full time referee and
remains activeas he enters his 14th season. He has worked He has worked two NCAA Championships games.

Bryan Fuss                                                 Eric Silverman             Billy Baaki
Musketeers 1992-94                                                        Musketeers 92-95            Musketeers 1993-94

 
Left: Bryan Fuss tries to get around a Niagara defender while Marc Grande and another Musketeer look on. Right: Center
Eric Silverman and Defenseman  Bill Baaki react to the draw.

Brian Leitza
Musketeers 1991-94
 
Brain Leitza would spend three seasons (91-93) as a Musketeers. He will be remembers as half of one of the best goaltending duo in
Musketeer history. he would finish the regular season with a 18-10-1 record and record a 3.28 goals against average placing him among
 the top five goalies in the USHL. he would carry most of the mail as the Musketeers made legitimate runs at the Clark Cup and a Jr. A
National Championships.

 
Left: Two Musketeers try to tuck one past Scenics goaltender Pat O'Neil. Right: The Musketeers score as Referee Ian Walsh skates
to the scorers bench.

Ian Walsh:  Originally from Philadelphia, Ian spent three seasons officiating the the USHL. During this time he worked a pair of USHL
 All Star games, many play-off games including the 94 Clark Cup Finals Championship game and the Jr. A National Championship game.
Ian Joined the NHL Staff in 2000 and worked his first game in New Jersey on October 14th.

Game 2 Jr. A National Tournament Victory

The Musketeers congratulate each other on their first victory of the National Tournament, a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Niagara Scenics
 of the North America League (NAHL). Both teams would meet again in the semi-final game and as before the Musketeers would be victorious.

 

Musketeers vs. Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings (NAHL)
Musketeers 7 - K-Wings 3 / Thursday April 21st, 1994 / Round Robin Game 3

Did You Know...Bryan Fuss scored five points in this game; four goals and an assist. Two goals were just 14 seconds
apart and he completed the Hat Trick in just 1:28.

John Grahame                Chris Chelios                              John Grahame            Jeff Metro               Marc Grande 
 
Musketeers 1993-94        Musketeers 1992-94                      Musketeers 1993-94   Musketeers 1993-94  Musketeers 1992-94
 
 
Left:
John Grahame makes the save as Defenseman Chris Chelios ties-up the guy in the slot. Right: Goalie John Grahame watches
 the action in the corner, while Defenseman Jeff Metro and Captain Marc Grande cover the front of the net.

John Grahame: Played for the Musketeers for the 93-94 season. After leading the Musketeers to the National Tournament showing,
he would play three seasons at Lake Superior State University. After that, the AHL for three season before the NHL came calling. John
would play nine seasons in the NHL and win a Stanley Cup ring in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lighting.

Jeff Metro: After a season in Wisconsin (92-93) playing for the Capitols (USHL) Jeff joined the Musketeers for one season (93-94).
His reliable defensive play and low penalty numbers contributed to the season's success and a trip to the National Tournament.
Jeff would go on to play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.

Right: Marc Grande played a pair of seasons (92-94) in Sioux City. His 36 (13/23) regular season points made him on the the top
five scorers this season (93-94). His leadership on and off the ice made him team Captain. The previous season (92-93) Marc was
voted the Musketeers Rookie of the Year.

Jesse Monell                                                                  Chris Chelios
Musketeers 1992-94                                                                            Musketeers 1992-94 

   
Jesse Monell (Left) Chris Chelios (Right) during the National Championship qualifying rounds vs. Kalamazoo K-Wings.  

Jesse Monell: A Sioux City native he played all through the youth hockey program and three seasons for the Sioux City Metros High
School team. Was part of the Metros team that would win back to back State Championships in 91 and 92. He joined the Musketeers
 during his "Senior Year" and played three seasons (92-95). During his final season (94-95) he would be voted Musketeer team
Captain and be selected to the USHL All-Star Team

Chris Chelios: Played two seasons (92-94) Chris was a favorite with the fans. His dedication to his teammates made him a favorite
with the fans and was Alternate Captain during his final season. Both his seasons as a Musketeer, he finished in the top three leaders in
penalty minutes. He played four seasons for the University if Wisconsin (Superior) before a pair of seasons in the ECHL.

Jesse Monell                                                           John Grahame
Musketeers 1992-95                                                                     Musketeers 1993-94

 
Left: Sioux City native Jesse Monell launches a shot on the K-Wings goaltender Chad Alban. Right: John Grahame readies himself
for a shot from the corner.

Did You Know...John would win a Stanley Cup ring playing for the 2004 Stanley Cup Champions Tampa Bay Lighting. Another
Musketeer was involved in that game too...Ruslan Fedotenko (98-99) scored both goals in a game seven, 2-0 win over the Flames.

 Jeff Metro                                                              Alex Gordon
Musketeers 93-94                                                                        Musketeers 93-94
 
Jeff Metro: Split two USHL seasons, one playing for his hometown Wisconsin Capitals (92-93) and then joined the Musketeers
the following season (93-94). His reliable defensive play and low penalty numbers contributed to the season's success and
 a trip to the Jr. A National Tournament.

Alex Gordon
was a Musketeer for one season (93-94) where he lead the team as Captain and finishing third in scoring with  46
(19/27) regular season points. He would rack-up 94 penalty minutes to place among the top five leaders in penalty minutes.
Alex was also a USHL All-Star selection.

 Musketeers vs. Buffalo Niagara Scenics (NAHL)
Musketeers - 7 Buffalo Niagara Scenics - 2  / Saturday April 22nd, 1994 / Semi-Final
Des Moines, IA
 
Left: The Musketeers take the bench for the start of the Semi-Final Championship game against the Buffalo Niagara Scenics.
Right: Referee Ian Walsh gets ready to drop the opening face-off between the Scenics and the Musketeers with a trip to the
Jr. A National Championship game.

Matt Bentley           Bobby Deleidi                        Bobby Fitzpatrick           Brian Leitza
 Musketeers 1993-94         Musketeers 1993-95                             Musketeers 1993-94            Musketeers 1991-94

 
Left: Matt Bentley scores during the 3rd period with an assists Bobby Deleidi and Bobby Fitzpatrick. Right: Brain Leitza comes up
with another save, as Linesmen John Campion and Brent Gawlik prepare for the face-off.

Alex Gordon                 Bryan Fuss
 
Musketeers 1993-94           Musketeers 1992-94

Alex Gordon caps a five goal third period for the Musketeers, as he beats goalie Pat O'Neil on a pass from Bryan Fuss.

                                       
 
Left: Bryan Fuss and Jesse Monell congratulate goalie Brian Leitza on the semi-final victory. Right: Musketeers leave the ice in
preparation for the Championship game against the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors of the North America League.

  
With a salute to the fans and some lingering congratulations, the Musketeers leave the ice. It's on to the Junior A National Championship
game against a very tough Detroit Compuware team. Both made the final game as underdogs. The championship game would prove to
be a fight between two teams who are playing some great play-off hockey.

 Musketeers vs. Buffalo Niagara Scenics (NAHL)
Musketeers  5- Detroit Compuware - 7 / Saturday April 23rd, 1994 / Championship
 
Left: Musketeer fans show their support as the Musketeers get ready for their chance at a second Jr. A National Championship.
Right: Kirk and Michelle head to their seats in Buccaneer Arena for the start of the game. Kirk is a long time high school referee and
a 12 season (88-00) USHL linesman.

 
Left: The Musketeers wait for the starting line-up announcements. Right: With a drop of the puck by Referee Ian Walsh, the
Championship game begins

                                                                                           
 
Left: Detroit goalie Ben Henrich shown here makes a save on one of the 51 Shots on goal the Musketeers launched that game.
Right:
Captain Jeff Rucinski watched as Brain Leitza turns away on of Compuware's 25 shots on goal.


Jeff Metro             Bryan Fuss         Marc Grande                              Jesse Monell 
                                   
      Musketeers 1993-94      Musketeers 1992-94   Musketeers 1992-94                                Musketeers 1992-95                                               
 
Left: Jeff Metro ties the game at one with assists from Bryan Fuss and Marc Grande. Right: Just 12 seconds later, Jesse Monell would
put the Musketeers ahead 2-1 on an unassisted goal.

Brandon Carlson
Musketeers 1993-94

The Musketeers would make the score 6-5 on a Brandon Carlson goal with :50 seconds remaining in the game. However the Musketeer
couldn't put  the puck in the net and an empty-net goal by Detroit with :07 seconds remaining, sealed the deal for Detroit.


The Championship game was closer than the score reflected. 5 different Musketeers, Jesse Monell, Jeff Metro, Bryan Fuss, Alex Gorgon and
Brandon Carlson, all scored goals and also launched 51 shots on the Detroit goaltender, and while usually enough to win on any night,
they would fall a regular and empty-net goal short.

Did You Know...Sioux City native and SYHA/Metros Jesse Monell would score 6 (3/3) points in the five game National Tournament.

   
File these correctly

 

  
Players move through the traditional post-series handshake line. Neither team was expected to make a showing in the Championship
series. Most everyone expected Regular Season Champs Des Moines and/or Play-off Champions the Omaha Lancers to dominate
the tournament.

Marc Grande
Musketeers 1992-94
 
Team Captain Marc Grand is presented the JR. A National Championship Runner-Up Trophy by USHL Commissioner Dave Tyler.

Dave Tyler: Dave was instrumental in the early success of the very new USHL Jr. League. Joining the USHL as it's President in 1982,
he remained in that position for 12 years. He was also an active USA Hockey member and Officer and was responsible for the
formation of countless USA Hockey Events and National and International Tournaments.
 

 
Marc Grande delivers the second place trophy back to his team mates. While not a National Championship victory, is was a terrific
showing for the fourth place regular season finishers.

 

1994 Musketeer Award Winners
Most Valuable Player     Most Improved Player          7th Man Award             Rookie of the Year   

     
Bryan Fuss                      Kerby Senden                       J.T. Bernier                      John Grahame

 

1994 USHL All-Star Team
    
 Jeff Rucinski    *    Bryan Fuss    *    Alex Gordon
Head Coach Team South: Bob Ferguson


The Musketeers would again grab a 4th place finish with a 26-18-4 regular season record. Eric Silverman's 85(38/47) and Jay Panzer's 79
(38/41) regular season points would place them among the USHL's top five scorers.

 The Musketeers play-off match-up against the Thunder Bay Flyers would prove to be an exciting one!!! After a sound beating by the Flyers
in the first game, the Musketeers rebounded with a win the next night. But now they faced three games in three days on the Flyers home ice.
The Musketeers fell short the first night but returned with vengeance and won the next two games. Both those would take extra periods to
decide a winner, game four took only one, but game five took a few more. In the sixth overtime, Musketeer Craig Boyd secured the
Musketeer victory despite the being short handed by two men for a full two minutes!!!
The series would come back to Sioux City where it took extra time again to decide a winner. Ryan Guzior scored to win the best of
seven series for the Musketeers. However, out-o-gas, the Musketeers could advance no farther and bowed out the the Omaha Lancers
in the second round best of five series.

Musketeers Office Staff
 
President/Owner...Ted Carlson  Head Coach-General Manager... 
Dave Lohrei 
Box Office/Merchandise...Lindsey King  PA/Scorers Bench...Woody Gottburg


Musketeer Coaching Staff

      Head Coach/GM                Assistant  Coach               Athletic Trainer           Equipment Manager      

      Dave Lohrei                     Marty Kernaghan                      Tim Harris                   Billy Danderand      
 


Between the Pipes
Roger Wilsey played a single season as a Musketeer. An early season trade brought him to Sioux City where he took on the starting
goalie duties. He played  35 games and finished with a regular season record of 17-9-3. Several other net minders fought for the back-
up position, with Dennis Wilkie, Scott Swanjord and Brad Cicala all logging six to ten games each.  Dennis Wilkie would rise to
the top finishing the season with the back-up position secured.  

Roger Wilsey                                                           Dennis Wilkie
Musketeers 1994-94                                                                     Musketeers 1994-96

I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

 

High Scorers
Eric Silverman          Jay Panzer               Bobby Deleidi              Jesse Monell             Ryan Guzior    
Musketeers 1992-95         Musketeers 1994-95         Musketeers 1993-95       Musketeers 1992-95           Musketeers 1994-95  

Third season veteran Eric Silverman would lead the team this season in scoring. He would tally 38 goals and 47 assists, both team highs,
giving him 85 regular season points. Jay Panzer would follow behind also with 38 goals and and 41 assists. Bobby Deleidi would change
from top five hitter to top five scorer with 51 (19/32) points. Also a third year veteran & team Co-Captain, Jesse Monell would finish the
season with 49 (11/28) points. Other Co-Captain Ryan Guzior would round out the high scorers with 38 (13/25) points.

Heavy Hitters
             Rob Butler            Bobby Gassoff          A. J. Vanbruggen         Craig Boyd              Ryan Guzior                 
Musketeers 1994-95        Musketeers 1994-96            Musketeers 1994-95       Musketeers 1994-95           Musketeers 1994-95  

Rob Butler would join the Musketeers well into mid-season, however he still had time to log 29 games where he put up 220 minutes for
an average 7.5 minutes per game, a Musketeer record that still stand today. Another rookie, Bob Gassoff brought his dad's style of play
to the team and finished with 195 penalty minutes. Also rookies, A.J. Vanbruggen would post 142 minutes, Craig Boyd 107 and Ryan
Guzior with105 penalty minutes.

 

1994 Buc Bowl (USHL Pre-Season Tournament)
Des Moines, IA

Jersey Note:
The Musketeers wore their previous season jerseys for the Buc Bowl and then switched to the new jersey style for
the start of the regular season.

 
Left: Goalie Ryan Skarprud, an unidentified Musketeer player (29) and Captain Andrew Pearsall. Right: Alternate Captain Ryan
Guzior, Jesse Monell and Eric Silverman congratulate Bobby Deleidi on another goal.

Andrew Pearsall                                                          Bobby Gassoff
    Musketeers 1994-95                                                                      Musketeers 1994-96   
     

Andrew Pearsall             Drew Hale                 Brad Nelson                Dan Miller              Mike Hanson    
Musketeers 1994-95          Musketeers 1994-96          Musketeers 1994-95          Musketeers 1994-95          Musketeers 1994-96

Craig Boyd              Pat Staerker            Eric Silverman            Jay Panzer               Bobby Gassoff
Musketeers 1994-95         Musketeers 1994-95        Musketeers 1992-95          Musketeers 1994-95          Musketeers 1994-96

Did You Know...third year veteran Eric Silverman averaged nearly a point and a half every game he played in three seasons (92-95).

Did You Know...after 9/11 Bobby Gassoff left professional hockey behind to join the United States Navy SEAL Program.

Rob Butler            Ryan Guzior                C.J. Buzzell            Jesse Monell               Bobby Deleidi
Musketeers 1994-95        Musketeers 1994-95           Musketeers 1994-95         Musketeers 1992-95           Musketeers 1993-95
    

Did You Know...Rob Butler racked-up 220 penalty minute this season, impressive number for a heavy hitter in a full season,
however Rob did it in just 29 games.

Did You know...Jesse Monell is from Sioux City and before joining the Musketeers he won two Iowa High School Hockey
League State Championships.

 

The New Coats Are Here!!! The New Coats Are Here!!!
 

                       Left: Eric Silverman, Jay Panzer & Craig Boyd and Right: Jesse Monell and Pat Staerker try-on their winter coats and hats                        

 
Left: Jesse Monell and Dan Miller start to distribute their new coats  Right: The team poses with their  there new swag outside the
South Sioux Convention Center.

Musketeers vs. North Iowa Huskies
 
Left: Roger Wilsey gets lots of defensive help from Brain Ross, A.J. Vanbruggen, Dan Miller and Mike Hanson. Right: Brian Ross
helps in the crease while Captain Andrew Pearsall tracks the puck.

 

Musketeers vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Autograph Night
                Brad Nelson                                               Dave Lohrei Head Coach & General Manager
 
Musketeers  1994-95                                                                                    Musketeers 1991-96              
 

Davis Host Family
 
 

Bobby Gassoff
Musketeers 1994-96
   
Bobby Gassoff played a pair of seasons (94-96) in Sioux City. He carried on his dads rough & tumble reputation and he quickly became a
fan favorite. Over the two seasons, he would record 387 penalty minutes. That number would place him among some of the top Musketeer
penalty minute leaders of all time. After the Musketeers, he would play four seasons at the University of Michigan where he would play in the

championship game twice and win it once in 1988. After an additional season of pro hockey in the ECHL, his country called & he answered.

Did You Know...Bobby's dad was legendary Bob Gassoff of the St Louis Blues. He was a an integral player as the team rebuild in the
early 70's. Bob Sr. lead the Blues three of  four seasons in penalty minutes and was known as one of the NHL's toughest players. A fatal
car accident ended his NHL career in 1977. His #3 was the first ever number retired by the Blues.

 

1995 Musketeer Award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player:
Jay Panzer * Most Improved Player: Drew Hale * Musketeers 7th Man Award: Bobby Deleidi 
Rookie of the Year: Jay Panzer *
Offensive Player of the Year: Eric Silverman  *  Defensive Player of the Year: Brad Nelson

USHL All-Star & Prospects Game

             Eric Silverman   *   Jesse Monell   *   Ryan Guizor   *    Jay Panzer   *   Roger Wilsey           



This season offered up some interesting "twists" as the season progressed. Prior to the start of the season, Sioux City had been chosen the site
of the 96 Jr. A National Tournament. However, after finishing the season in 9th place with a 17-28-1 record and missing the play-offs completely
there were no tournament dreams. Enter the Fargo-Morehead Bears...complications lead to the inability to compete in the USHL play-offs
and the Musketeers were were picked as a replacement team. (They even got the Bear's 3rd seed placement)

They would beat Waterloo in the first round, but lose in the second round to eventual Clark Cup Champions, the Green Bay Gamblers.

Their play-off performance also earned them a chance to compete in the National Championship Tournament and another chance to
beat the Gamblers in the Championship final. However, the Musketeers fell short to a very strong Green Bay team that would claim Jr.
Hockey "Triple Crown" Champion status.

These events would make for the unachievable chances of a 9th place, regular season team playing for a Jr. A National Championship
 

Musketeers Office Staff
 
President/Owner...Ted Carlson  Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Lohrei    Office Manager...Judy Johnson
Marketing Director...Evan Schoenfish  Box Office/Merchandise...Lindsey King  PA/Scorers Bench...Woody Gottburg


Musketeer Coaching Staff

          Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Lohrei         Assistant Coach...Marty Kernighan   Assistant Coach...Steve Nelson
Athletic Trainer...Tim Harris   Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand
                       


Between the Pipes

Like last season, several goalies compete for the open positions. Returning veteran Dennis Wilkie and rookie Eric Day assume the
goaltending duties. However, Chad Villagomez, Shep Harder & Jim Brunner would all log games during the season as the team struggled
to find the right goaltending combination.
    Dennis Wilkie                                                                 Erik Day         
Musketeers1994-96                                                                     Musketeers 1995-96
 
I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

    Dennis Wilkie: two seasons 1994-96  19 games
Erik Day:
Single season 1995-96  21 games

 

High Scorers
Sandy Cohen         Shane Kalbrener       Cole Gendreau          Tom Puorro                Ryan Forbes
Musketeers 1995-96          Musketeers 1995-97        Musketeers 1995-97         Musketeers 1995-97          Musketeers 1995-97

   
Rookies would lead the way this season when it came to putting points on the board. The top eight scorers this season were first year
players. Sandy Cohen would record a team high of 27 goals for 54 total points. Shane Kalbrener would post a team high of 30 assists
on his way to 48 points. Cole Gendreau would add 13 goals and 15 assists to his USHL stats while Tom Puorro and Ryan Forbes
would tie for the final top five scorer spot with 25 points.

Heavy Hitters
Bobby Gassoff           Burke Nelson             Ryan Clark              Tom Puerro              Brian Ross     
Musketeers 1994-96         Musketeers 1995-96           Musketeers 1995-97       Musketeers 1995-97        Musketeers 1994-96

 
While rookies were a big part of the team this year, second year veteran Bobby Gassoff took the heavy hitter mantel this season and
racked-up 192 penalty minutes. Musketeer rookie, but USHL veteran, Burke Nelson recorded 130 minutes. Maiden season players
Ryan Clark would finish the season with 117 minutes and Tom Puerro a pair of minors behind with 113 minutes. Veteran Brian Ross
would round out the list with 101 penalty minutes.

  

Bobby Gassoff           Dennis Wilkie           Pete Pierman             Mike Boylan             Drew Hale  
Musketeers 1994-96         Musketeers 1994-96         Musketeers 1990-00         Musketeers 1990-00        Musketeers 1990-00

     Eric Ness             Shane Kalbrener             Ryan Clark              Mike Hanson             Matt Williams  
Musketeers 1995-96         Musketeers 1995-97          Musketeers 1995-96          Musketeers 1994-96          Musketeers 1995-96

Brad Pick                Brian Ross           Jim Westergaard      James Rademacker       Shep Harder
  
Musketeers 1995-96         Musketeers 1994-96          Musketeers 1995-96          Musketeers 1995-96          Musketeers 1995-96

 


Musketeer Cheerleaders & Dance Team
 
Left:  Angie Lastname, Lisa Lastname, Sara Lastname,  Christie Lastname, Ember Lastname and Kim Lastname
Right: Sara Lastname,  Lisa Lastname, Angie Lastname, Kim Lastname,  Christie Lastname and Ember Lastname


  Lisa Lastname            Angie Lastname           Kim Lastname            Sara Lastname              Ember Lastname       Christie Lastname

 

Getting ready to host the National Tournament
 
Left: National Tournament scorekeepers Doug Cain and Bob Bakken  Right: Tournament videographer Curt Stoever

 
Left: Tournament scorekeeper and PA announcer Woody Gottburg poses by some of his Musketeer memorabilia on display at the
merchandise stand. Right: USHL Chief Satiation John Cowley readies his work station.

 
Left: USHL coaches clockwise top left; ID Coach 1, Dave Lohrei, ID Coach 2, Steve Johnson & USHL Commissioner Gino Gasprini
and Right: Tournament Officials Kirk Swanson and Scott Zingerman, all relax at the pre-tournament meeting.

1996 National Tournament Sioux City
Sioux City vs. Detroit Compuware
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Sioux City vs. Billings Bulls
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Sioux City vs. Rochester
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Shane Kalbrenner                                                              Ryan Forbes             
Musketeers 1995-97                                                                           Musketeers 1995-97   
       
 
Left: If Shane Kalbrener is fast, he'll put this rebound off the post in the net. Right: Ryan Forbes eyes a chance to put this loose puck
past the Rochester goalie.

Sioux City vs. Green Bay Championship
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1996 Musketeer award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player:  * Most Improved Player:
Musketeers 7th Man Award:  *  Rookie of the Year:

Do You Know who the 1995-96 Musketeer Players Awards for this season???
 

 

USHL All-Star & Prospects Game
   
Ryan Clark  *  Sandy Cohen  *  Shane Kalbrener

 


A very tumultuous season was brewing in Sioux City. After an opening night win, Head Coach and General Manager Dave Lohrei resigned his
duties effective immediately. This left the Musketeer ownership in bind, as owner Ted Carlson and Director of Hockey Operations Mary

Kernaghan in search of a coach. Coach Dave
Hakstol was secured within the week and took his place behind the Musketeer bench. He brought
some great credentials with him; three years at UND and a five seasons in the UHL. While the season had glimmers of hope, the team just
couldn't get any flow going and finished the season with only nine victories.

Ticket Prices
All Seats $7.00 & $ 8.00 / Stage $7.00 (Sell Out Only) / Seasons Tickets Call

Musketeers Office Staff
President/Owner...
Ted Carlson     General Manager...Marty Kernaghan  Marketing Director...Evan Schoenfish
   Office Manager...Julie Widner     Box Office/Merchandise...Lindsey King

Musketeer Coaching Staff

     Head Coach...Dave Hakstol       Assistant Coach...Todd Jones         Athletic Trainer...Tim Harris
Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

 

 

Between the Pipes
This was an interesting season as far as goalies.  Marcel Kuris joined the Musketeers as the odds on favorite for the starting position,
while Jeremy High and Mike Slaton battled it out for the second slot. An early season trade sent Marcel to Omaha for Steve
Briere
. In addition to his twelve games he played for the Lancers, Steve would log 27 more for the Musketeers and become the regular
starter. Several other goalies also moved through the team that season, making for a total of seven different players to work the net.

Steve Briere
Musketeers 1996-97

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Steve Briere played a single season (96-97) for the Musketeers. A trade from Omaha brought a solid goaltender to Sioux City
where Steve assumed the starting goaltender duties saw 27 games. It was a bad year all round this season, goalies included as the
team could only muster 9 wins all season. he would go on to play three seasons at the University of Alabama-Huntsville before he
embarked on a professional career that lasted seven season. Today he is best know as the founder of the Briere Goalie School.

 

High Scorers
Shane Kalbrener           Ryan Rentz               Jeff Carlson              Joey Gray             Cole Gendreau    
Musketeers 1995-97         Musketeers 1996-97         Musketeers 1996-98       Musketeers 1996-97           Musketeers 1995-97  

Returning veteran Shane Kalbrener would make his second showing among the top scorers with 49 points, including a a team
leading 31 assists. Rookies Ryan Rentz would finish the season with 45 (24/21) points & Joey Gray with 40 (12/28). Returning veterans
Jeff Carlson with 43 (19/24) and Cole Gendreau with 32 (15/17) would also make it the second of two seasons among the high scorers.

Heavy Hitters
Ernie Thorp               Mike Boylan            Randy Enders           Terry Harris               Joey Gray     
Musketeers 1996-97            Musketeers 1995-98        Musketeers 1996-98         Musketeers 1996-97         Musketeers 1996-97

USHL veteran Ernie Thorpe would set the pace this season with 178 minutes and he only played in 34 games. Returners Mike Boylan
would finish with 165 minutes and Randy Enders with 141 minutes. Rookie players Terry Harris would record 134 minutes and Joey
Gray round out the top five with 132.  This years team logged some serious penalty box time, in addition, three other players;
Chris Thompson, Shane Spears and Ryan Rentz would all log over 100 minutes.

 

Shane Kalbrener          Mike Boylan
Musketeers 1995-97          Musketeers 1995-97

 

 

1997 Musketeer Award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player...Steve Briere   *   Most Improved Player: 
Musketeers 7th Man Award...Chris Thompson    *     Rookie of the Year...Jeff Carlson
 

1997 NHL Draft / Civic Arena / Pittsburgh, PA
No Musketeers Selected

 


In his second year in Sioux City, Dave Hakstol would right the ship and finish the season with a successful 32-21-3 record, good enough
 for a fourth place finish and USHL Coach of the Year honors. The front office and coaching staff would also be honored as one of the
USHL Organization of the Year awards.
The Musketeers would play-off match would be the Lincoln Stars, unfortunately they would fall in the best of seven series 4-1.

At the conclusion of the 97-98 season, long-time team owner Ted Carlson would be honored by the league when he received
the USHL Distinguished Service Award. Ted & his wife Mary Jo purchased the Sioux City Musketeers and owned the team
during their most successful era of the mid-1980's when the Sioux City Auditorium was arguably the toughest USHL building in which
to play. Under their ownership, the Musketeers went from a league doormat to a National Champion, a level they reached with
1986's record-setting team. Ted and Mary Jo would sell the team in 2000, but not before he made his mark on the USHL and the
American Junior Hockey landscape.

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Trent Mozak (Metros Class of '99 / State Champion '98 & '99) spent his senior year splitting
between the Metros and the Musketeers. Following that he would join the Musketeers for three more seasons.

 

Musketeers Office Staff

 President/Owner...Ted Carlson    Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Hakstol  Vice President Hockey Operations...Marty Kernaghan
         Office Manager...Georgia Twinn  Marketing Director...Evan Schoenfish   Office Manager...Georgia Twinn
Box Office/Merchandise
...Lindsey King

Musketeer Coaching Staff

 
Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Hakstol        Assistant Coach...Todd Jones   Assistant Coach...Leigh Mendelson
Athletic Trainer...Tim Harris   Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

Between the Pipes
Jeff Sanger and Jake Moreland teamed up for this seasons goalie duo. Both players were new to the USHL and shared a pretty
even rotation schedule. Jeff  logged a few more games than Jake but both were instrumental in the overall success of a fourth place
finish in a very strong western division.
 
  Jeff Sanger                                                              Jake Moreland
 
Musketeers 1997-98                                                                         Musketeers 1997-99    

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Jeff Sanger: During his only junior season (97-98), Jeff would earn the Musketeer starting duties for the season. Carrying a heavy
portion of the regular season games, he finished with a 25-16-1 record placing him among the top four USHL goalies that season.
His 25 wins that season was tops in the league.
He would play four seasons for Colorado College (NCAA) and then an additional five seasons in the ECHL and AHL.

Jake Moreland: Playing understudy to starter Jeff Sanger, he still logged twelve games his rookie season (97-98) and finished 7-7-2.
 The following season (99-99) he would be the guy carrying the load with over 35 games as starter and a 19-11-2 record. He would 
earn a spot on the USHL All-Star Team.  After his final season in Sioux City
he would go on to play four years at St. Cloud State and
then an additional seven season split between the ECHL, UHL and AHL.

High Scorers
  Mike Scott               Jeff Carlson             Morgan Roach          Steve Cygan           Jesse Unklesbay 
Musketeers 1997-98          Musketeers 1996-98          Musketeers 1997-99        Musketeers 1997-98        Musketeers 1997-99

Rookie Mike Scott would lead the Musketeers in scoring with a team leading 33 goals for a total of 52 regular season points.
Returning veteran Jeff Carlson would tally 49 (23/26) points on his way to an All-Star Team selection. Musketeer rookies Morgan
Roach (21/25) and Steve Cygan (19/27) would both record 46 points. Jesse Unklesbay's  44 (12/32) points would earn him the
Musketeers Rookie of the Year award.

Heavy Hitters
Randy Enders        Chris Thompson            Mike Boylan        Chad Nordhagen           Mike Scott     
Musketeers 1996-98         Musketeers 1996-98           Musketeers 1995-98        Musketeers 1997-00        Musketeers 1997-98 

Randy Enders would again make the heavy hitters in as many seasons, recording 276 penalty minutes in the regular season and adding 66
more during the the first round play-off loss. Familiar faces Chris Thompson with 205 minutes & Mike Boylan with 160 were also
making their second showing on the hitters list and third year veteran Chad Nordhagen made it three-for-three with136 minutes. Rookie
and leading scorer Mike Scott would round out the list with 128 penalty minutes

Trent Mozak
Musketeers 1997-01

Trent Mozak:

 

A.J. Kratofil                   Morgan Roach                     Mike Scott                    Chris Thompson
Musketeers 1997-00                  Musketeers 1997-99                   Musketeers 1997-98                     Musketeers 1996-98
 

 

Lee Arnold                    Jeff Carlson                    Daryl Buttar                     Trent Mozak
Musketeers 1997-99                Musketeers 1996-98                  Musketeers 1997-98                  Musketeers 1997-01

 

Tom Coherlty                     Jesse Unklesbay             Morgan Roach                     Luke Pavlas
 Musketeers 1997-98                        Musketeers 1997-99              Musketeers 1997-99                      Musketeers 1997-99

A.J. Kratofil                               Jeff Carlson 
Musketeers 1997-00                               Musketeers 1996-98
 
A.J. Kratofil: 97-00

Did You Know...A.J is the inspiration for what most hockey fans know as hybrid-Icing. During the 1997-98 season he and Omaha Lancer
 Drew Kriner collided on a touch icing situation that left A.J. leg severally broken. Although it took years to institute the new icing junior and
 minor leagues beging to adopt it in the mid-2000's the NHL in a efforts to minimize these collisions instituted fore the start of the 2013 season.
 
       
Jeff Carlson: 96-97 USHL All Star Game , Musketeer ROY
97-98 USHL All-Star Game

 
Left: Chad Dahlan  Right: Mike Boylan

Did You Know...Nate Kotewa would receive the Musketeers 7th Man Award both seasons as a Musketeer
 


97-98 Steve Cygan


Left: ID This Player  Right: Jeff Carlson



 

 

             Jesse Unklesbay                                             Lee Arnold              Chad Nordhagen
              Musketeers 1997-2000                                             Musketeers 1997-2000        Musketeers 1997-2000
 
Left: Owner Ted Carlson presents the Rookie of the Year Award to Jesse Unklesbay Right: Ted Presents both Lee Arnold and Chad
Nordhagen with Most Improved Player Awards.

 

Musketeers Autograph Night
B.J. Willis                                                                         Joe Jorgensen
Musketeers 1997-99                                                                                    Musketeers 1997-98     
 
B.J. Willis logged a pair of seasons for the Musketeers. Shown here during his rookie season he would record 10 goals and 24 assists.
 The following season he would boost his scoring prowess finding the net fifteen times but finishing  ten assists shy of the previous year. B.J.
was a fan favorite and served as one of the unofficial team leaders. His last season he would receive the Musketeers 7th Man Award.

Joe Jorgensen would play just a single season in Sioux City. He would see time in 42 regular season games and manage five assists as he
worked the Musketeer blueline.

Mike Boylan
Musketeers 1995-98

Mike Boylan would log three season (95-98) as a Musketeers. He would play nearly a full rookie season and add huge size to the
 Musketeers defensive corps that helped the Musketeer to a second place finish at the Jr. A National Championships. The following season
 he continued working the blue line as a defensive defenseman, however he did find the net on occasion and racked up three goals and six
assists along with 165 penalty minutes. His final year saw his offence decrease slightly to seven points but remain one of the teams heavy
hitters with 160 minutes in the box. 

Did You Know...this little guy pictured here is future Metros defenseman Jerett Heyl. Currently in his junior season with the Metros, he
is the leading Metro blueliner. His huge stature makes him one of the big guys in the MHSHL.

 

1998 Musketeer Award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player: Jeff Sanger * Most Improved Player: Lee Arnold & Chad Nordhagen
Musketeers 7th Man Award: Nate Kotewa *  Rookie of the Year: Jesse Unclesbay
 

USHL All-Star Game
Chris Carlson   *   Chris Thompson

1998 NHL Draft / Marine Midland Arena / Buffalo, NY
No Musketeers Selected

 


The Musketeers finish second in the west division with a 34-19-3 record and a fifth place seed going into the play-offs. They would
again match-up with the Lincoln Stars, and while the Musketeers took the five game series to the limit, they fell short a goal short
in an exciting overtime game five.

This years team rostered three future NHL players. Ruslan Fedotenko would play ten NHL seasons and along the way win two Stanley
Cup rings. David Hale would play nine season in the NHL and Rostislav Klesla 14 NHL seasons.

Ruslan Fedotenko would set several USHL scoring records; 21 goals in 13 consecutive games, 30 points in 13 consecutive games
and nine game winning goals & six power play goals.

Tyler Palmiscno would be selected as the USHL Rookie of the Year and also set a scoring record of his own, 22 points in
13 straight games.

Musketeers Office Staff

                   President / Owners                                   General Manager                  Vice President                   Ticket Sales &
                
Ted & Mary Jo Carlson                                       Head Coach                   Hockey Operations              Office Manager
                                         
                                               Dave Hakstol                       Marty Kernaghan                Georgia Twinn
Marketing Director...Evan Schoenfish            Box Office/Merchandise...Lindsey King

Musketeer Coaching Staff

Head Coach/GM 
              Assistant Coach                 Assistant Coach             Equipment Manager
Dave Hakstol                        
Todd Jones                       Leigh Mendelson                  Billy Danderand  
Athletic Trainer...Tim Harris  

 

Between the Pipes
Returning veteran Jake Moreland and rookie Mike Betz would team up this season with no outside competition. Pushing each other and
providing just the right relief when necessary, both goalies finished with winning records and were among the top six USHL goaltenders.

Jake Moreland                                                            Mike Betz
       Musketeers 1997-99                                                                 Musketeers 1998-2000
 
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Jake Moreland: Playing understudy to starter his rookie season, Jake still logged a dozen games his rookie season (97-98) and
finished 7-7-2. Following season (99-00) he would be the guy carrying the load, with over 35 games as starter and a 19-11-2 record.
 He would earn a spot on the USHL All-Star Team
He would go on to play four years at St. Cloud State and then an additional
seven season split between the ECHL, UHL and AHL.

Did You Know...Jake would lead the league in both shoot out wins and save percentage

Mike Betz: played two seasons (98-00) as a Musketeer. During this rookie season, his stellar play still allowed his a steady rotation
 in with starter Jake Moreland. He played in 25 games that season and finish with a 15-8-1 record. Next season he would  assume the
starter duties and play 50 games, finishing 24-22-3. After that, would go on the play four years at the Ohio state University and an
additional three more seasons in the ECHL.


High Scorers
Ruslan Fedotenko      Tyler Palmiscno          Chris Olsgard          Morgan Roach             B.J. Willis        

Musketeers 1998-99         Musketeers 1998-00         Musketeers 1998-00        Musketeers 1997-99         Musketeers 1997-99

Future two-time Stanley Cup winner Ruslan Fedotenko would take the lead in this season's scoring with 77 (43/34) points. Tyler
Palmiscno would find the net 13 times, but it was his 57 assists that displayed his ability to set-up scoring opportunities. Team scoring
 from there took a slight decline; Chris Olsgard would score 38 (11/27), Morgan Roach 32 (15/17) and B.J. Willis would round out
the top five scorers with 29 (15/14) regular season points.

Heavy Hitters
Chris Olsgard        Ruslan Fedotenko           David Hale          Nathan Kotewa            Lee Arnold    

Musketeers 1998-00         Musketeers 1998-99         Musketeers 1998-00        Musketeers 1997-99          Musketeers 1997-99

Eight different players recorded over 100 penalty minutes this season. Third leading scorer Chris Olsgard top the team with 150 minutes.
Leading scorer Ruslan Fedotenko also spent some time in the box and logged 139 minutes. David Hale would finish his rookie season
with 127 minutes, but would vastly improve on this number next season. Second year veterans Nathan Kotewa would log 121 minutes
and Lee Arnold 141 penalty minutes.

 

Musketeers vs. Thunder Bay Flyers
Sioux City Auditorium


Here is some classic stuff from what everyone would expect from a SC vs. Thunder Bay game. A line brawl complete with goalie fight.
Musketeers: Tim Judy (#5), Lee Arnond (#20), Chad Nordhagen (#26), Tyler Palmicino (#27) and goaltender Jake Moreland (#1)
That's future NHL Referee Chris Rooney working with long-time Sioux City Linesman Kirk Swanson and Greg Wells

Ruslan Fedotenko
Musketeers 1998-99

Ruslan Fedotenko played just a single season as a Musketeer but made it a good one. leading the way with 43 goals and 34 assists
 his 77 points was second highest in the league. He was no stranger to the physical game and logged 139 minutes in the penalty box
bested only by heavy hitter Chris Olsgard. He would earn spot in the USHL All Star game and a top billing on the All USHL Team.
After the USHL it was just one season before the NHL called. Ruslan would play some 17 plus seasons in the NHL and along the
way win two Stanley Cup Championships.

Did You Know...Musketeer Ruslan Fedotenko's 13 game scoring streak remains a USHL record. (He scored 21 total goals during this streak)

David Hale
Musketeers 1998-2000

David Hale would play a pair of seasons here in Sioux City. Along the way he would become one of the most popular Musketeers. Know for
his heavy hands and huge hits it no wonder the fans loved him and the opposing played hated him. I once saw his hit a guy so hard, I could feel it
standing 6 feet away!!! During his rookie season he put up nice numbers for a defensive defenseman and recorded three goals and 15 assists. The
following  season he would increase his offence by three goals and three assists, but spent most of the time protecting his team mates and easily
dispatching some of  the toughest guys in the league. After three seasons playing for the Fighting Sioux it was on to the NHL where he would log

ten year NHL career.

 

1999 Musketeer Award Winners

Musketeers Most Valuable Player: Ruslan Fedotenko   *   Most Improved Player: Tim Judy
Musketeers 7th Man Award: BJ Willis & Nate Kotewa   *    Rookie of the Year: Tyler Palmiscno
 

USHL All-Star Game
Jake Moreland  *   Ruslan Fedotenko  *  Tyler Palmiscno

1999 NHL Draft / Fleet Center / Boston, MA
No Musketeers Selected

 


The season started out bright as two of Sioux City's returning veterans, Tyler Palmiscno and David Hale were selected to play on the
USHL Select Four Nations Tournament team.  By the time the season ended, Tyler would lead the Musketeers in scoring with 56 (20/36)
 points and Dave in penalty minutes with 187.

However, as a team, the season would be a disappointing one for the Musketeers. While technically finishing with a winning record, this
27-26-5 got them a sixth place finish in the western division and a play-off spot. Unfortunately it was again against the League Champion
Lincoln Stars. And as was true the past two play-off meetings, the Stars could not be foiled and while the Musketeers took the series to
the limit, they would fall a goal short again of a series victory over the Stars.

Musketeers Office Staff

 President/Owner...Ted Carlson   Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Hakstol   Vice President Hockey Operations...Marty Kernaghan
         Marketing Director...Evan Schoenfish   Office Manager...Georgia Twinn Box Office/Merchandise...Lindsey King
 

Musketeer Coaching Staff

 
Head Coach-General Manager...Dave Hakstol        Assistant Coach... Leigh Mendelson Assistant Coach...Ian Kallay
Athletic Trainer...Brett Rodenburg   Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand


Between the Pipes
After a busy rookie season, Mike Betz would assume the starting goalie duties this season. Steve Jones served as a reliable back-up
and help provide relief from the long season. Mike would carry the mail most of the season and finish with a 24-22-3 record.
Steve finished with a 3-4-2 record, but boasted a 1.93 goals against.

Mike Betz                                                               Steve Jones
Musketeers 1998-00                                                                      Musketeers 1999-00
 
I Need Your Goalie Photos                      I Need Your Goalie Photos

 

Mike Betz: Would log two seasons (98-00) in Sioux City. During his rookie season, he had a heavy rotation schedule and finished
the season with 25 games under his belt. He finished the season at 15-8-1. The following season he would assume the starter duties
and play 50 games, finishing 24-22-3 and among the top four overall goalies in the league. He would also play four years at the Ohio
State University and an additional three more seasons in the ECHL.

Steve Jones:  logged only this season (99-00) as a Musketeer. He beat out two other goalies at the beginning of the season to
secure his back-up position. He provided needed relief from the long season grind. Steve finished with 18 games to his credit and
a 3-4-2 record, however he could boast a very stingy a 1.93 goals against average.

 

High Scorers
Tyler Palmiscno          Lukas Fiala                 Scott Polaski           Chris Olsgard          Jeff Van Dyke      

Musketeers 1998-00        Musketeers 1999-00             Musketeers 1999-02       Musketeers 1998-00         Musketeers 1998-01  

Returning veteran Tyler Palmiscno would top the list of Musketeers scorers. His 20 goals and 36 assists would be the best in both
categories. A reliable play-off scorer as well, he posted 10 (5/5) points in the first round . Rookies Lucas Fiala (18/19) and Scott
Polaski (15/22) would tie for second in scoring with 37 regular season points. Veteran Chris Olsgard was right behind them with
34 (22/12) points. Jeff Van Dyke would round out the top five with 26 (12/14) points.

Heavy Hitters
     David Hale             Trent Mozak              Chris Olsgard       Brandon McCartin     Chad Nordhagen    

Musketeers 1998-00       Musketeers 1997-01             Musketeers 1999-00        Musketeers 1998-01         Musketeers 1998-01 

David Hale would lead the way for the Musketeers with 187 minutes. He was then, and still is today, considered one of the league's
overall heavy hitters. Sioux City native Trent Mozak would find the penalty box a few time this season and record 135 minutes. Fourth
leading scorer Chris Olsgard would finish with 116. Second year veterans Brandon McCartin and Chad Nordhagen would put up
209 shared penalty minutes this season.

Dave Hakstol
Musketeers Head Coach 1996-2000

 Dave was the bench boss for four seasons (96-00) in Sioux City.  He was a University of  North Dakota stand-out player
before making a move to the IHL where he played three seasons in Indianapolis
and two more in Minnesota. Arriving in Sioux
City one game into the regular season, he inherited a fast sinking ship. However dismal the season, he immediately began to
rebuild the Musketeer hockey program and supply it with new life.  He groomed  future NHLers like David Hale, Ruslan
Fedotenko & Rostislav Klesla. In 2000 Dave would return to North Dakota where he would eventually assume the Head
Coaching position. He would lead the Fighting Sioux to numerous League Championships and Frozen Four appearances.

Did You Know...In 2015 Dave would take over as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers

David Hale                                Trent Mozak
Musketeers 1998-2000                            Musketeers 1997-2001
  
David Hale:  Logged two seasons (98-00) as a Musketeer and quickly became a fan favorite. Never afraid to drop the mitts,
he will probably be remember as one of the toughest enforcers in USHL Jr. Hockey. During his second season he would lead
the team in penalty minutes with 187 but still put up some 24 (6/18) points. He would play on the 1999 USHL Select Tournament
Team. After the Musketeers, Dave would play a pair of season at UND before embarking on a 10 year NHL career.

Right: Trent Mozak: Would log four seasons (97-01) for the Musketeers and appear in nearly 180 regular and play-off games.
originally from Sioux City and a member of SYHA (Metros Class of '99 / State Champion '98 & '99) spent his senior year splitting
between the Metros and the Musketeers. Following that he would join the Musketeers for three more seasons. His local ties, gritty
play and dedication to the team made him a fan favorite. During his third season (99-00) he would record 135 penalty minutes and
finish second among penalty minute leaders.

Did You Know...This 1999-2000 Musketeer team holds the USHL record of  Longest Consecutive Shut-Out streak with 3 games.

 

Musketeer Awards

Musketeers Defensive Player of the Year:*  Offensive Player of the Year:
Musketeers Most Valuable Player:  * Most Improved Player:
Musketeers 7th Man Award:  *  Rookie of the Year:
Booster Club Scholarship:

USHL All-Star Game
David Hale  *  Tyler Palmiscno

1999 Four Nations Tournament
Hosted by the USHL and played in three consecutive USHL cities (Lincoln, Des Moines & Waterloo) on November 11-13th.
The Swiss team would win the tournament with 5 points and the USHL team garner a second place finish with four points.

  David Hale              Tyler Palmiscno
 

Did You Know...the leading scorer of this years tournament with a goal and three assists was Thunder Bay Flyer Patrick Sharp,
Patrick is a three time Stanley Cup winner (2010, 2013, 2015) with the Chicago Blackhawks and currently plays for the Dallas Stars.

2000 NHL Draft / Scotia Bank Saddledome / Calgary, AB
David Hale Musketeers  1999-00
Rostislav Klesla Musketeers 1998-99
 

 



A final season record of 27-22-7 while winning was only enough for last place place in the very tough western division. However, this
season's play-off format still allowed them an eighth seed and another run at the Lincoln Stars. Unfortunately, this series would end like
three previous series, with the Musketeer unable to solve the Stars.

New Ownership Arrives in Sioux City
After 19 seasons, two Anderson Cups, two Clark Cups, 4 National Championship showings and a National Championship Victory, local
owners Ted and Mary Jo Carlson decide it's time to sell the team. The Carlson's were first instrumental in the success of the new Siouxland
Youth  Hockey program in the early 70's. Their support of youth hockey continued to grow, and in 1981 their purchase of the team rescued
the Musketeers from a certain death in the newly formatted USHL. Ted and Mar Jo would build the Musketeers into a powerhouse team
during the early 80's and form a dynasty that will likely never be equaled in the USHL.

New Owners Gary Weckworth and Associates purchased the team and added USHL veteran coach Dave Siciliano as Head Coach
 and General Manager. Dave and his Assistant Coaches, Fred Harbinson and Jack Kowal wasted no time in bringing the Clark Cup
back to Sioux City the following season.

Gary Weckworth Musketeers Owner 2000-02                Head Coach & General Manager Dave Siciliano
 
Left: New Musketeer Owner Gary Weckworth prepared to introduce the new Musketeers Head Coach Right: Gary
welcomes Head Coach and General manager Dave Siciliano to Sioux City

  Gary Weckworth Musketeers Owner 2000-02              Ted & Mary Jo Carlson Musketeers Owners 1981-2000
Head Coach & General Manager Dave Siciliano    Housing
& Player/Community Relations Director Carol Siciliano
 
Left: New Owner Gary Weckworth chats with past owner Ted Carlson Right: Ted and Mary Jo Carlson talk with new
Head Coach Dave Siciliano and his wife Carol.

Ted Carlson and Dave Siciliano

Ted Carlson and Dave Siciliano

Note: Sioux City native and SYHA player Kyle Worner (Metros Class of '99 / State Champion '98 & '99) would spend a pair of
seasons (00-02) playing for the newly formed Tri-City Storm. He would become part of Storm trivia where he would become the Storm's
first player selected in the USHL draft. The previous season was in the America West Hockey League for the Helena Gold Rush.


Musketeers Front Office Staff
        Gary Weckworth            Dave Siciliano                Bill Yeakle                   Brad Bowerman           Renee Zanders             Lindsay King
           Owner/President        General Manager       Executive Vice President     Sales & Promotions     Sales & Promotions      Office Manager

 

Musketeers Coaching Staff
       
Head Coach/GM                   Assistant Coach                  Assistant Coach
                 Equipment Manager                      Trainer
      Dave Siciliano             Fred Harbinson            Jack Kowal               Billy Danderand          Matt Schmidt
 

Between the Pipes
Goaltenders Brian Panik and Jake Brandt would eventually form this years last defenders. After some difficulty finding a back-up
for Brian. Casey Beauvais and Bryan Smith both logged some time as back-ups, however, a mid season trade brought Jake Brandt to
Sioux City from Lincoln. Brain and Jake would play out the season splitting starts and would finish among the top 10 USHL goalies.

Brian Panik

Musketeers 2000-01
 
Brian Panik:
Securing the starting duties from the beginning of the season (2000-01) he would garner 30 games and finish with
a 14-10-4 record making him one of the top ten USHL goaliesPoised to take the starting goalie duties the next season,
Brian was snagged in a special draft by the newly relocated Tulsa Crude. He was a five season Junior A veteran playing in the NA,
 USHL and the Adub.

Jake Brandt
Musketeers 2000-01


Jake Brandt:
Acquired in a mid-season (00-01) trade from the Lincoln Stars, Jake settled into a starting rotation and saw 16 games
and finished the season with an 8-4-3 record and and an impressive 2.81 GAA. Top 6 USHL goalies.
  Jake would go on to play four seasons at UND.

High Scorers
Scott Polaski               Brian Kerr                 Tim Judy                 John Zeiler            Brad Zancanaro   

Musketeers 1999-02          Musketeers 2000-01         Musketeers 1998-01         Musketeers 2000-02          Musketeers 2000-02  
 
Returning veteran Scott Polaski would top the list of Musketeers scorers again this season this time as the leader with 18 goals and
26 assists. Rookie Brian Kerr would follow behind 36 (13/23).  Veteran Tim Judy would see both lists this season with 32 (8/24) points.
Rookie John Zeiler and Brad Zancanaro would finish with 28 and 26 points. Both would see the High Scorers list next season in route to
a Clark Cup Championship.

Heavy Hitters
                       Art Femenella          Brandon McCartin        Ryan Geris              David Vychodil             Tim Judy                             

Musketeers 2000-03           Musketeers 1998-01         Musketeers 1999-02        Musketeers 2000-01         Musketeers 1998-01     

Art Femenella arrived in Sioux City as a Musketeers rookie however he also boasted two previous USHL seasons with the USA
Developmental team. Art would set the pace with 252 penalty minutes this season and make his mark on the League as one of the
heavy hitters of all time. Third year veteran Brandon McCartin would finish his second season as one of the teams penalty minute leaders
with 139. Returner Ryan Geris finished the regular season with 109 minutes. David Vychodil with 104 minutes.  Tim Judy would wrap
up his third season as a Musketeers on both leader lists with 102 penalty minutes.

Musketeers vs. Sioux Falls Stampede
March 24th, 20001
 
Left: Goalie Brian Panik and Referee Travis Smith Right: Linesman Bob Batcheller and Referee Travis Smith
 

Brad Zancanaro                     Zach Klann                     Justin Fletcher
  
Musketeers 2000-02                    Musketeers 2000-02                     Musketeers 2000-03

 
Left: Brad Zancanaro ties-up a much taller Stampede player.  Right: Zach Klann and Justin Fletcher and not happy with referee Travis
Smith's decision

Brad Zancanaro: After a season in the NAHL and the Frontier League, Brad joined the Musketeers and the USHL for two seasons
(00-02). His second season he lead the team with 71 (26/45) regular season points. During the play-offs, he went from goal scorer to
play maker
as he assisted in 13 Musketeer goals. He played every game two feet taller and 40 pounds heavier than the program listed
him. He was selected to the USHL All Star Team as well as the All-USHL First Team.

Zech Klann: Played two USHL seasons (01-03). In his first, he helped the Musketeers win Clark Cup Championship with a win
over the Omaha Lancers in a overtime goal that left the Omaha Fans stunned. The following season, he was traded to Omaha
where he put-up nearly the same numbers as a Lancer.

Justin Fletcher: Logged three Seasons for the Musketeers (00-03). His solid defense, leadership and 13 (3/10) points help Sioux
City win it's first Clark Cup Championship in 16 years. During his rookie season (00-01) he would receive the Musketeers Most
Improved Player Award
and during his final season selected to the USHL All-Star Team After four seasons at St. Cloud State
and four seasons in the AHL, he is currently playing in the German Elite League (DEL).

2001 Musketeers Face off for Charity
2000-01 Musketeers Face Off for Charity held at Applebee's restaurant. This would be the third season for the event with its first
dinner during the 98-99 season.
Ryan Geris                       Scott Polaski
Musketeers 1999-02                   Musketeers 1999-01
 
Left: Ryan Geris and Scott Polaski take a break between the the dinner sessions. Both Ryan and Scott would go on to play at college
and professional hockey.   Right: Ryan and Scott sign for a young Musketeer Fan as Paula Abdul looks on.

Did You Know:...Brandon SchwartzRyan Geris and Brandon Schwartz's hockey path would cross again in 2007 when they both would
play for the Stockton Thunder in the ECHL.

Brandon Schwartz                                                            John Zeiler    
   
Musketeers 2000-02                                                                       Musketeers  2000-02

 
Left: Brandon Schwartz and Left: John Zeiler pose for some shots with Face of For Charity participants. Brandon would go on to
lead the Musketeers the next season with 30 goals. John would go on to play four NHL seasons and earn a cameo in the Tooth Fairy
playing across from Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

 
Left: Art Feminella, Zach Klann and Jesse Modahl pose with a young Musketeer fan. Right: Brandon Schmitt and John Zeiler
exercise their new waiter skills.

Art Femenella
Musketeers 2000-03
 
Art Femenella talks to a teammate during one of his rookie season games. He wasted no time in becoming the Musketeer's
enforcer. Over the next three seasons Art would lead the team in Penalty Minutes and eventually become one of the top
the
top of the Musketeer all-time leaders in penalty minutes.

 

Did You Know...Are Femenella played five seasons in the USHL. Prior to three seasons in Sioux City, he played two
seasons for the USA Hockey Developmental Team and even logged three games on the US Junior National team as
a17 year old.

Scott Polaski
Musketeers 1999-2001
 
Scott Polaski  logged a pair of very successful seasons (99-01) as a Musketeer. His rookie season found him in the
top three Musketeer scorers with 37 (15/22) regular season points. He also posted 6 (3/3) play-off points in a five game
lose the the Lincoln Stars. His final season was even bigger, selected as one of the teams Alternate Captains, tallied
44 (18/26) regular season points to lead the Musketeers in scoring that season. He was also a USHL All-Star Game
Selection.

Did You Know...Scott's Aunt Bonnie is 5-Time Olympic Gold Medal Speed Skater Bonnie Blair.

Musketeers vs. Rochester Mustangs
 
 Left:  Right: Brad Zancanaro, John Zeiler, DavidVychodil and Justin Fletcher offer up congratulations to an unidentified Musketeer.

 
Left: Captain Tim Judy thinks I might be mistaken. Scott Polaski knows I right as usual!!! Right: Mustang Sage Swanson squares off
against Brandon Schmitt

Tim Judy: Played three seasons as a Musketeer (98-01). During his final season he would finish in the top three Musketeer scorers
and be voted one of the Alternate team captains. His 32 (8/24) regular season points would lead all defensemen. During his rookie
season he would receive the Musketeers Most Improved Player Award. Two seasons later he would be chosen the Musketeers
Most Valuable Player and be selected as a member of the USHL All-Star Team.

Scott Polaski: Two USHL seasons (99-01) in Sioux City. His first season he finished in the top three Musketeer scorers with
37 (15/22) points and another 9 (3/60) play-off points. The following season his 44 (18/26) regular season points would make
him the Musketeer leading scorer and a member of the USHL All-Star Team.

Brandon Schmitt: Logged a pair of seasons (99-01) as a Musketeer. After the Musketeers he played for Quinnipiac University.
He is currently a member of the USA Hockey Officiating Development Program.

Did You Know...On March 10th, 2001 in Des Moines, Art Femenella racked up a single game league record of 34 penalty minutes

Brad Zancanaro                                                             Art Femenella   
Musketeers 2000-02                                                                          Musketeers 2000-03
 
Rookie seasons (00-01) for both these players, (Left) Brad Zancanaro and (Right) Art Femenella. During this season Brad would
finish in the top five Musketeer scorers with 26 (10/16) points and Art would finish, his first of three seasons, leading the Musketeers in
penalty minutes. Both these guys leadership would be instrumental in next season's Musketeer Clark Cup Championship.

Another win for the Musketeers
 
The Musketeers celebrate another victory during the regular season game at the Audi. That's long time USHL official Jonathan Morrison
pictured here. Joining the USHL in 1990 he remains active working the USHL and other professional leagues. He is also an NCAA
officialand worked the 2016 Frozen Four Championship game. MoTown, as he is affectionately know, would become a great mentor
over the years and an even better friend.

Did You Know...Jonathan was selected to work the 2006 Turin, Italy, 2010 Vancouver, BC and  2014 Sochi, Russia Paralympics
Sledge Hockey Games. He has also worked games in China and Japan. 

2000 Four Nations Tournament
Hosted by the German Hockey Federation in Fussen, Germany on November 6-13, 2000. The USHL team would finish third among
the four usual teams from Switzerland, Germany & Norway.

Tim Judy
 

2001 Musketeer Award Winners
 
Musketeers Most Valuable Player:
Tim Judy * Most Improved Player: Justin Fletcher
Musketeers 7th Man Award: Trent Mozak *  Rookie of the Year: John Zeiler
 
USHL All-Star Game
Tim Judy  *  Scott Polaski

2001 NHL Draft / National Car Rental Center / Sunrise, FL
Scott Polaski Musketeers 1999-01
Art Femenella Musketeers 2000-03


On paper, the 2001-02 season looked to be an average season. However, as the season progressed, everyone new that a special type
of team unity was building.  The Musketeers finished third in the very dominate Western Division. They would place three
players (Zancanaro, Schwartz & Cianico) among the top ten goal scorers in the league as well as three more (Schwartz, Ciancio &
Adduono) among the top ten assist leaders. Both Mayotte and Franck would finish in the top eight league leading goaltenders.

They would fight their way through the playoffs and meet up the League's best team and heavy favorites, Omaha Lancers.
Those watching/listening to Game five that night at Omaha's Ak-sar-ben Arena, became momentarily silent as Musketeer
Ryan Geris scored the OT winner for Sioux City's first Clark Cup Championship in 15 years.
Musketeer Goalie Chris Mayotte would be selected as the Clark Cup Tournament MVP

Musketeers Front Office Staff

CEO...Gary Weckworth   General Manager...Dave Siciliano   Vice President...Bill Yeakle   Office Manager...Lindsey King

 
Musketeers Coaching Staff

Head Coach...Dave Siciliano    Assistant Coach...Fred Harbinson
Trainer...
Matt Schmidt              Equipment Manager...Billy Danderand

 

Asst. Coach Fred Harbinson      Head Coach Dave Siciliano         Trainer Matt Schmidt
                    
Musketeers 2000-02                         Musketeers 2000-08                Musketeers 1999-2003 / 2014-Current
 
Musketeer coaching staff pictured (left) Trainer Matt Schmidt, Assistant coach Fred Harbinson and Head Coach Dave Siciliano.
Dave Siciliano would go on to be one of the USHL's legendary coaches. One of only four coaches to eclipse the 500 win milestone.
In Thunder Bay for seven seasons; he would win four Anderson Cups, a pair of Clark Cup titles and Coach of the Year honors three
times. In Sioux City for eight seasons; he would capture another Clark Cup in 2002 and come just shy of repeating this feat 2004.

Fred Harbinson would join the Musketeers for two seasons, his second resulting in the 20002 Clark Cup  championship. Prior to the
 Musketeers, he played his college hockey in Wisconsin and then stayed on as an assistant for two seasons. After this stop in Sioux City
he would go on to coach at St. Cloud State University for five seasons before taking over the reigns for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL.

Matt Schmidt would spend four seasons (99-2002) as the Musketeers player trainer and equipment manager. After 10 years as the
head athletic trainer at Northwestern College (GPAC) he would rejoin the team in 2014 and assume the same player and equipment
duties as well as serve as the team's travel coordinator. The following season he would take the head trainer position at the University
off Minnesota at Mankato

Between the Pipes
Goaltending duo Andy Franck and Kris Mayotte helps backstop the Musketeers to their first Clark Cup victory in 16 seasons. A reliable
pair of starting goalies that could always be depended upon regardless of the team or situation. Both would finish with regular season
winning records as well as among the the top eight goalies in the league.
Their consistency between the pipes made them a goaltending duo that arguably was one of the finest in USHL history.


Andy Franck
Musketeers 2001-02
 
 Andy Franck:
With just a single season (01-02) in Sioux City,