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SIOUX CITY | This time, it was James Page’s turn for a hat trick.

Page provided three goals and two assists Sunday morning while leading the Sioux City Metros to a 9-1 Midwest High School Hockey League rout over the Dubuque Devils at the IBP Ice Center.

Page hiked his season totals to seven goals and seven assists, helping Coach Dave LeGree’s Metros improve their record to 6-1-1. The Metros moved to second place in the MHSHL with 13 points, just one behind first-place Omaha (7-1).

Page scored at least one point in each period. He assisted on a first-period goal from Connor Sand, who had a hat trick in Saturday’s 8-1 win over the Devils, then scored two of the Metros’ five second-period goals, the second one on a power play.

Page and his linemates also teamed for two third-period goals. Two minutes after Dubuque pulled within 7-1 on Luke Millius’ goal at the 5:16 mark, Page tallied his final goal of the game, assisted by Sand and Drake Beller.

Page and Sand then assisted on Beller’s goal that rounded off the scoring in the contest.

Nicholas Bradshaw’s two goals included a power play goal that began the scoring in the second period. Beller provided one goal and four assists while Sand and Reece McDonald each had one goal and two assists.

Sioux City also received a second-period goal from Easton Ransford. Coming through with two assists each were Cale Bricker and Walter Werden.

Winning goaltender Blake Beller (6-1-1) had 13 saves.

Will Stokes recorded a shutout for the Metros’ junior varsity, stopping each of Dubuque’s 16 shots in a 4-0 victory.

Taylor Frerichs scored two second-period goals for the Metros (4-4) and assisted on a third-period goal from Christen Peterson. Dayson Tucker also scored in the third period for a squad that received two assists from Alec Neiman.

The Metros are idle until Saturday, Dec. 9 when they host the Des Moines Oak Leafs. The varsity game will begin at 3 p.m. and the JV will follow at 5 o’clock.


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