SIOUX CITY | Kolton Kane is the latest of the Sioux City Metros’ 11 multiple-point scorers.
Kane contributed a goal and three assists Sunday morning as the Metros rallied from a 2-0 deficit to post their 14th consecutive victory, 5-3 during Midwest High School Hockey League action at the IBP Ice Center over the Quad City Blues.
Sioux City (18-1-1) has opened up a 37-30 points lead over two second-place teams, Omaha and Kansas City. League leaders with 89 goals, Coach Dave LeGree’s team will start a two-game series at Omaha this Saturday.
Kane began the Metros’ comeback when he scored his second goal of the season with 7:13 left in the second period, taking advantage of assists from James Page and Alec Nieman. Kane hiked his assist total to eight with three third-period assists.
Kane’s assist on Walter Werden’s power play goal, 3 ½ minutes into the third period tied the game 2-2. Page, who had a goal and an assist in Saturday afternoon’s 2-0 win over the Blues, followed by scoring two goals, 33 seconds apart.
Kane assisted on the second of Page’s goals. Kane also teamed up with Ethan Burge to assist on Chase Lewison’s goals.
Sioux City had a commanding 42-13 shots-on-goal advantage. Winning goaltender Blake Beller, who has played every minute of every game this season for the Metros, had 10 saves.
Saturday afternoon, Blake Beller posted his fourth shutout of the season, recording 13 saves. Following the weekend sweep, Beller has career-best totals of a 1.55 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage.
Drake Beller scored seven seconds into the second period off assists from linemates Page and Connor Sand. Page scored a third-period goal, assisted by Drake Beller and defenseman Grant Newman.
Sioux City’s junior varsity posted a 3-1 win on Saturday, then fell 4-2 on Sunday to the Blues.
Coming through with second-period goals in Saturday’s game were Nieman, Taylor Frerichs and Joe Erickson. Winning goaltender Will Stokes converted 19 of 20 save attempts.
Nieman scored both goals in Sunday’s defeat for a team that’s now 11-6-3 on the season. Collin Patrick had 13 saves.