AMES – Sioux City scored three power-play goals and an empty netter as the Metros beat the Waterloo Warriors, 5-2, Sunday in the third-place game at the Midwest High School Hockey League state tournament at the Iowa State Ice Arena.
Taylor Frerichs gave Sioux City an early 1-0 lead just 2 minutes and 35 seconds into the game, 12 seconds after Brady Buckley was sent to the box for slashing.
Waterloo knotted the score with a Kole Latusick goal with 49 seconds left in the second, but the Metros answered just 29 seconds later when Tyler Ownby scored.
Sioux City then got power-play goals from Frerichs and Smith Archer 13 seconds apart in the first five minutes of the third to pull away.
Ben Sinnott scored with 4:15 left, but Sioux City added an empty net goal with 1:10 remaining.
Sioux City 5, Waterloo 2
SCORE BY PERIOD
Waterloo 0 1 1 — 2
Sioux City 1 1 3 — 5
FIRST PERIOD – 1. Sioux City, Taylor Frerichs (Cale Bricker), 2:35, pp. Penalties – Brady Buckley, Wat (slashing), 2:23, Buckley, Wat (tripping), 6:01, Kai Barner, SC (interference), 15:03.
SECOND PERIOD – 2. Waterloo, Kole Latusick (Ben Sinnott, Carter Frost), 16:11, 3. Sioux City, Tyler Ownby (Unassisted), 16:40. Penalties – Sinnott, Wat (cross checking), 2:09, Cooper Johnson, Wat (hooking), 5:08, Ownby, SC (interference), 16:55.
THIRD PERIOD – 4. Sioux City, Frerichs (unassisted), 4:27, pp. 5. Sioux City, Smith Archer (Chase Mann, Colby Nieman), 4:40, pp, 6. Waterloo, Sinnott (Frost, Mason Lamb), 12:45. 7. Sioux City, Dayson Tucker (Ethan Burge), 15:50, en. Penalties – Frost, Wat (interference), :48, Cale Neuendorf, Wat (cross checking), 2:46, JP Smith, Wat (hooking), 4:22, Frerichs, SC (tripping), 6:44, Drake Anderson, SC (slashing), 10:47, Archer, SC (tripping), 12:23. Neuendorf, Wat (head contact), 16:39.
SHOTS ON GOAL
Sioux City 49
Goalies – Waterloo, Elijah Marchese (45 saves). Sioux City, Collin Patrick (18 saves). Referee – Russell Coll and Kendall Hill. Linesmen – Grant Crowell, Kyle Larson.
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