WATERLOO, Iowa | The Sioux City Metros scored three goals in the second period while rallying for a 4-1 Midwest High School Hockey League win over the Waterloo Warriors Sunday morning at Young Arena.
Waterloo (8-12), a 4-2 loser to the Metros on Saturday, took a 1-0 first-period lead Sunday morning on Drew Westphal’s shorthanded goal. However, the Metros tied the game on Caleb Sneller’s goal at the 5:01 mark of the second period.
Sneller’s first goal of the season launched a stretch of three shots in 3 ½ minutes that went past Waterloo goaltender Dawson Sturch. Tanner Frerichs snapped the tie while Skyler Beller extended his scoring streak to 11 games with the red-lighter that gave Coach Dave LeGree’s team a 3-1 advantage.
Trent Harsma tallied a third-period goal for the Metros (9-8-1-1), who outshot Waterloo 28-23.
Beller, who recorded a goal and an assist, now has 21 goals and 17 assists on the season. The squad’s top scorer with 38 points, Beller has scored in all but one game.
Frerichs, who scored a team-high three points (1 goal, 2 assists), has 14 goals and 22 assists, along with a seven-game scoring streak heading into this Saturday’s game at West Division-leading Kansas City.
Winning goaltender Carter Manthorne had 22 saves on Sunday, then recorded 19 saves in Saturday’s victory over Waterloo.
Beller and Frerichs each picked up two goals and two assists. James Page tied a season-high with three assists, as he dished passes on both of Frerichs’ goals along with Beller’s third-period power-play goal.
Blake Beller recorded 18 saves Saturday as Sioux City’s junior varsity blanked Waterloo, 4-0. Goals for the Metros came from Jacob Hansen, Brady Glissman, Brock Glissman and Joshua Menzenberg.
The Metros then slipped to 7-7-5 on the season following Sunday’s 2-0 loss. Playing between the pipes for his third game of the weekend, Manthorne had 14 saves.
Sioux City’s JV will play a 4:10 p.m. game Saturday at the Kansas City Ice Center against the Kansas City Jets while the varsity game will follow at 5:40. The two teams will then face off Sunday, with the JV game at 9:20 a.m. and the varsity to follow at 10:50.