Tanner Frerichs

Tan. Frerichs

AMES, Iowa | Tanner Frerichs and James Page each recorded two goals and an assist Sunday morning while leading the Sioux City Metros to a 7-2 Midwest High School Hockey League win over the Ames Little Cyclones at the Ames/ISU Rink.

Frerichs and Page each posted one-goal, two-assist performances in Saturday night’s 6-4 win at Ames. Frerichs, the MHSHL’s assist leader (29) last season, has nine goals and 14 assists this season for Coach Dave LeGree’s Metros, which includes seven multiple-point games.

Page has six goals and 10 assists for a squad that enters the holiday break with a 6-7-0-1 record. En route to his fourth multiple-point game of the season, Page snapped a scoreless tie with a goal and then assisted, along with Skyler Beller, on a Frerichs goal that gave the Metros a 5-2 lead.

Sioux City also received second-period goals from Connor Sand, Trent Harsma and Sam Holzrichter.

Frerichs and Page scored third-period goals for the Metros, who outshot Ames 34-18. Harsma and Sand each contributed a goal and an assist while Beller, the squad’s scoring leader with 27 points (16 goals, 11 assists) dished two assists.

Winning goaltender Ben Morehead (3-4-0-1) converted 16 of 18 save chances.

Saturday night, Ames took a 3-2 lead on Hunter Northway’s shorthanded goal at the 9:09 mark of the second period. Harsma tied the game about a minute later and then assisted on Sand’s goal that snapped the deadlock.

Beller had two goals and an assist while Harsma had a goal and an assist. Blake Beller recorded 14 saves.

Holzrichter had a goal and two assists Saturday night while leading the Metros’ junior varsity to a 5-2 victory. Brock Glissman had a goal and an assist while goals also came from Christen Peterson, Jeremy Russell and T.J. Lake. Morehead had 14 saves.

Walter Werden and Marc Wigger each scored second-period goals on Sunday as the Metros and Ames dueled to a 2-2 tie. Blake Beller had 28 assists for a squad that heads into the holidays with a 3-6-5 record.

The Metros are idle until Jan. 8 when they host Omaha at the IBP Ice Center. The varsity game will start at 6 p.m. and the JV will follow at 8 o’clock.


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