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KANSAS CITY, Mo. | James Page had a productive scoring weekend for the Sioux City Metros.

Page recorded the first hat trick of his career Sunday morning while leading the Metros to a 5-3 Midwest High School Hockey League victory over the Kansas City Jets at the Kansas City Ice Center.

Page, who had two goals and an assist in Saturday night’s 7-4 loss to the Jets, now has 19 goals and 17 assists for Coach Dave LeGree’s Metros. He scored the squad’s last three goals, but began his scoring 18 seconds into the contest when he and Drake Beller each assisted on the first of Tanner Frerichs’ two first period goals.

Frerichs’ second goal of the game and 21st of the season gave Sioux City (14-6) a 2-0 lead, but Kansas City answered back with first-period goals from Jake Lowe and Nick Spolec.

Page snapped the tie with a power play goal in the second period, then added a goal at the 7:16 mark of the third period for a 4-2 lead.

Frerichs also assisted on the first of Page’s two third-period goals. Sioux City, which had a 37-23 shots on goal advantage also received two assists from Beller and Logan Visser.

Winning goaltender Carter Manthorne (6-2) had 20 saves.

Saturday night, the Metros took a 1-0 lead when Page and Grant Newman assisted on Beller’s goal at the 5:20 mark of the first period. Kansas City tied the game nine minutes later on Jackson Graham’s goal, then took the lead for keeps with two second-period goals.

Page scored both of his two goals in the third period. Frerichs also added a third-period goal while Blake Beller (8-4) recorded 21 saves.

The Metros junior varsity squad slipped to 8-10-2 on the season after suffering a 4-0 loss on Saturday and an 8-0 defeat Sunday. Manthorne had 19 saves in Saturday’s loss while Will Stokes had 14 saves Sunday.

The Metros are idle until Feb. 10 when they play at Omaha. The junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m. and the varsity will follow at 7:30.


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