Sioux City Musketeers

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Sioux City Musketeers
Sioux City Musketeers.svg
City Sioux City, Iowa
League USHL
Division West
Founded 1972
Home arena Tyson Events Center
Colors

Green & Gold

         
General manager Mark LeRose
Head coach Jay Varady
Franchise history
1972–present Sioux City Musketeers

The Sioux City Musketeers is a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team playing in the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL).

The Musketeers' home ice is Tyson Events Center.

The Musketeers have had 21 players reach the NHL. John Grahame (G), Billy Tibbetts (F), David Hale (D), Rostislav Klesla (D), Ruslan Fedotenko (F), John Zeiler (F), Sam Gagner (F), Chris Butler (D), Dieter Kochan (G), Max Pacioretty (F), Tim Kennedy (F), Corey Elkins (F), Stephane Da Costa (F), Steven Kampfer (D), Patrick Davis (F), Sean Collins (D), Travis Turnbull (F), Danny DeKeyser (D), Max McCormick (F), Ryan Carpenter (F), and Kevin Gravel (D).

In addition to these 18 players, over 25 other players have been selected by teams in the annual NHL Draft, including two members of the 2006-07 team (Max Pacioretty-1st Rd., Phil DeSimone-3rd Rd.) at the 2007 NHL draft. Selected in the 2008 NHL draft, Steve Quailer (F)-3rd Rd. 86th overall pick, and a member of the 2007-08 team. In the 2009 NHL draft, Seth Helgeson (D)was selected in the 4th round. Helgeson played two years in Sioux City ('07-'09). In the 2011 NHL draft, Max McCormick (F)was selected in the 6th round. McCormick won the "7th Man" award as a member of the 2010-11 Musketeers. In the 2012 NHL draft, Cliff Watson (D) was selected in the 6th round. In the 2013 NHL draft, 3 Musketeers were selected, including 2012-13 USHL Rookie of the Year, Jake Guentzel (F)-3rd Rd. Blake Heinrich (D) and Avery Peterson (F) were picked in the 5th and 6th Rd. respectively. In the 2015 NHL draft, Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D) was selected in the 5th Rd.

In August 2014, the Musketeers captured a Bronze Medal as the USHL representative at the Junior Club World Cup in Ufa, Russia. 2014-15 team captain Neal Pionk was named the tournament's best defenseman, while Adam Johnson led the tournament in scoring, with 9 points in 5 games. Both were named to the All-Tournament team. Pionk went on to win the 2014-15 USHL Defenseman of the Year. Both Pionk and Johnson were named to the 2014-15 All-USHL First Team. Ryan Zuhlsdorf was named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team, while Bobo Carpenter earned All-Rookie Second Team honors.

Year-by-year record[edit]

The Sioux City Musketeers operated within the USHL as a senior ice hockey team 1961 to 1979.[1]

Year GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS Finish Titles
1972-73 42 16 26 0 0 142 257 32 4th, USHLS
1973-74 48 23 24 1 1 215 245 47 4th, USHLS
1974-75 48 28 19 1 1 300 236 57 2nd, USHLS
1975-76 48 31 16 1 1 312 233 63 1st, USHLS
1976-77 48 22 26 0 0 265 246 44 2nd, USHLS
1977-78 51 34 17 0 0 288 222 68 1st, USHLU
1978-79 49 24 25 0 0 280 271 48 3rd, USHLU
1979-80 48 20 24 4 0 256 267 44 3rd, South
1980-81 48 12 36 0 0 200 308 24 4th, South
1981-82 48 29 16 3 0 281 226 61 1st Anderson Cup, Clark Cup
1982-83 48 34 14 0 0 271 199 68 2nd
1983-84 48 32 14 2 3 305 204 69 3rd
1984-85 48 27 20 1 6 268 209 61 5th
1985-86 48 42 6 0 0 358 184 84 1st Anderson Cup, Clark Cup, Gold Cup
1986-87 48 23 24 1 1 256 236 48 7th
1987-88 48 23 25 0 3 275 281 49 t6th
1988-89 48 17 30 1 2 248 273 37 7th
1989-90 48 29 18 1 2 240 187 61 4th
1990-91 48 9 38 1 1 166 326 20 10th
1991-92 48 19 28 1 2 217 256 41 7th
1992-93 48 15 29 4 4 212 237 38 8th
1993-94 48 27 20 1 6 209 173 61 t4th National Championship Runner-Up
1994-95 48 26 18 4 3 230 188 59 4th
1995-96 46 17 28 1 4 150 190 39 9th National Championship Runner-Up
1996-97 54 9 43 2 2 162 307 20 6th, South
1997-98 56 32 21 3 3 195 155 67 4th, South
1998-99 56 34 19 3 3 196 148 71 2nd, West
1999-00 58 27 26 5 5 170 162 59 6th, West
2000-01 56 27 22 7 7 174 194 61 6th, West
2001-02 61 41 16 4 4 237 162 86 3rd, West Clark Cup
2002-03 60 36 18 6 6 210 186 78 3rd, West
2003-04 60 38 15 7 7 192 152 83 2nd, West
2004-05 60 37 17 6 6 222 173 80 2nd, West West Conference Playoff Champions, Clark Cup Runner-Up
2005-06 60 28 26 6 6 182 216 62 5th, West
2006-07 60 34 21 5 5 219 178 73 T-4th, West
2007-08 60 32 25 3 3 194 185 67 4th, West
2008-09 60 24 30 6 6 194 210 54 5th, West
2009-10 60 27 24 9 *** 172 189 63 5th, West
2010-11 60 31 23 *** 6 174 164 68 6th of 8, West
10th of 16 league
lost qualifying round, 1-2 vs Sioux Falls
2011-12 60 29 30 *** 1 181 189 59 5th of 8, West
10th of 16 league
lost qualifying round, 0-2 vs Fargo
2012-13 64 23 30 *** 11 196 200 57 6th of 8, West
12th of 16 league
did not qualify for playoffs
2013-14 60 34 19 *** 7 197 175 75 4th of 8, West
5th of 16 league
WON Western Conference Semifinals, 3-1 vs Omaha
lost Western Conference Final, 1-3 vs Waterloo
2014-15 60 38 17 *** 5 225 170 81 1st of 8, West
2nd of 16 league
Western Conference regular season Champions, Lost Western Conference Semifinals, 3-2 vs Sioux Falls

Team records[edit]

  • Most Points, season: 86 (2001–02)
  • Fewest Points, season: 20 (1996–97)
  • Most Wins, season: 42 (1985–86)
  • Fewest Wins, season: 9 (1996–97)
  • Most Losses, season: 45 (1996–97)
  • Fewest Losses, season: 6 (1985–86)
  • Most Goals Scored, season: 358 (1985–86)
  • Fewest Goals Against, season: 152 (2003–04)
  • Most Penalty Minutes, season: 1,905 (1997–98)
  • Longest Winning Streak: 16 (10/19/85-12/14/85)
  • Longest Losing Streak: 12 (1979–80)
  • Longest Home Winning Streak: 22 (10/5/85-2/15/86)
  • Longest Road Winning Streak: 6 (1985–86; 2006–07)
  • Longest Home Losing Streak: 12 (1996–97)
  • Longest Road Losing Streak: 14 (1996–97)
  • Single-Game Attendance Record: 6,010 (12/31/03 vs Lincoln)
  • Single-Season Attendance Record: 82,102 (2006–07)

Roster[edit]

As of April 10, 2016.[2]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
2 South Dakota Ferner, BradyBrady Ferner D 5' 9" 181 lb 1997-08-27 Dakota Dunes, South Dakota Coulee Region (NAHL) None
3 Minnesota Mayer, ConnorConnor Mayer D 5' 10" 170 lb 1999-06-13 Champlin, Minnesota Benilde-St. Margaret's (USHS–MN) Connecticut
5 Massachusetts Holway, PatrickPatrick Holway D 6' 4" 184 lb 1996-10-01 Cohasset, Massachusetts Dubuque (USHL) Maine
6 Finland Pulkkinen, TeemuTeemu Pulkkinen F 5' 9" 175 lb 1995-03-13 Kirkkonummi, Finland Espoo Blues U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga) None
7 Minnesota Scheid, IanIan Scheid D 5' 11" 173 lb 1995-06-14 Coon Rapids, Minnesota Fargo (USHL) Minnesota State
8 New Hampshire Steeves, MattMatt Steeves F 6' 1" 190 lb 1997-10-04 Bedford, New Hampshire New Hampshire (EHL) Notre Dame
9 Michigan Gestro, LoganLogan Gestro D 6' 3" 205 lb 1996-02-09 South Lyon, Michigan Corpus Christi (NAHL) None
10 Arizona Boyle, MichaelMichael Boyle D 6' 2" 210 lb 1997-09-16 Phoenix, Arizona Jr. Coyotes U18 (Midget AAA) Denver
11 North Carolina Wilkins, JoshJosh Wilkins F 5' 11" 170 lb 1997-06-11 Raleigh, North Carolina Austin (NAHL) Providence
12 Manitoba Keane, JacksonJackson Keane F 5' 8" 150 lb 1997-04-08 Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg (MJHL) North Dakota
13 Georgia (U.S. state) Fossier, MitchMitch Fossier F 5' 11" 175 lb 1996-12-21 Atlanta, Georgia Janesville (NAHL) Maine
14 Colorado Dodero, C. J.C. J. Dodero F 6' 2" 170 lb 1997-12-29 Highlands Ranch, Colorado Wichita Falls (NAHL) Denver
15 Finland Tolvanen, EeliEeli Tolvanen F 5' 10" 172 lb 1999-02-22 Vihti, Finland Espoo Blues U20 (Nuorten SM-liiga) Boston College
16 Minnesota Valesano, ConnerConner Valesano F 5' 10" 168 lb 1995-02-10 Duluth, Minnesota Tri-City (USHL) None
17 Missouri Dodd, TreyTrey Dodd F 5' 10" 193 lb 1996-07-18 St. Louis, Missouri Dubuque (USHL) Brown
19 New Hampshire Steeves, AlexAlex Steeves F 5' 10" 165 lb 1999-12-10 Bedford, New Hampshire New Hampshire (EHL) Notre Dame
20 Illinois Rigali, BrianBrian Rigali F 5' 8" 175 lb 1997-03-18 Libertyville, Illinois Springfield (NAHL) None
21 New Jersey Wisocky, EvanEvan Wisocky F 5' 11" 190 lb 1998-03-20 Paramus, New Jersey North Jersey Avalanche 18U (Midget AAA) Connecticut
22 Minnesota Sandelin, RyanRyan Sandelin F 6' 0" 185 lb 1999-01-03 Hermantown, Minnesota Hermantown High School (USHS–MN) None
23 Arizona Knies, PhilPhil Knies F 5' 8" 178 lb 1998-06-04 Phoenix, Arizona Colorado Thunderbirds U16 (Midget AAA) Miami
24 Missouri Wilson, JacobJacob Wilson (A) D 5' 10" 175 lb 1997-02-27 St. Louis, Missouri Indiana (USHL) Arizona State
27 Connecticut Sundquist, ConnorConnor Sundquist F 6' 0" 170 lb 1997-02-08 Glastonbury, Connecticut Selects Hockey Academy U18 (Midget AAA) Colorado College
29 Wisconsin Stillwell, TonyTony Stillwell D 5' 7" 158 lb 1997-04-18 Green Bay, Wisconsin Waterloo (USHL) Wisconsin
30 Colorado Fessenden, DavidDavid Fessenden G 6' 0" 179 lb 1998-04-30 Denver, Colorado Bismarck (NAHL) None
32 Missouri Gornet, CameronCameron Gornet G 6' 0" 176 lb 1995-10-07 St. Louis, Missouri St. Louis Blues AAA U18 (Midget AAA) Harvard
33 Germany Trinkberger, DavidDavid Trinkberger D 6' 5" 212 lb 1996-08-25 Landshut, Germany Muskegon (USHL) None
44 Michigan Bederka, RyanRyan Bederka D 5' 10" 183 lb 1998-02-02 Brighton, Michigan HoneyBaked U18 (Midget AAA) Michigan State

References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Hockey League [USHL] seasons at. Hockeydb.com. Retrieved on February 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "Musketeers". Sioux City Musketeers. Retrieved April 10, 2016. 

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