Sioux City Musketeers Information
|Sioux City Musketeers|
|City||Sioux City, Iowa|
|Home arena||Tyson Events Center|
|Colors||Green and gold|
|General manager||Mark LeRose|
|Head coach||Luke Strand|
|1972–present||Sioux City Musketeers|
|Regular season titles||3 Anderson Cups (1981–82, 1985–86, and 2016–17)|
|Playoff championships||3 Clark Cups (1982, 1986, and 2002)|
The Musketeers have had 29 players reach the NHL. John Grahame (G), Brock Boeser (F), Billy Tibbetts (F), David Hale (D), Rostislav Klesla (D), Ruslan Fedotenko (F), John Zeiler (F), Sam Gagner (F), Chris Butler (D), Dieter Kochan (G), Max Pacioretty (F), Tim Kennedy (F), Corey Elkins (F), Stephane Da Costa (F), Steven Kampfer (D), Patrick Davis (F), Sean Collins (D), Travis Turnbull (F), Danny DeKeyser (D), Max McCormick (F), Ryan Carpenter (F), Kevin Gravel (D), Jake Guentzel (C), Neal Pionk (D), Seth Helgeson (D), Jeff Zatkoff (G), Michael Kapla (D), Eeli Tolvanen (F), and Ryan Carpenter (F).
In addition to these 29 players, over 25 other players have been selected by teams in the annual NHL Draft, including two members of the 2006–07 team ( Max Pacioretty-1st Rd., Phil DeSimone-3rd Rd.) at the 2007 NHL draft. Selected in the 2008 NHL draft, Steve Quailer (F)-3rd Rd. 86th overall pick, and a member of the 2007–08 team. In the 2009 NHL draft, Seth Helgeson (D) was selected in the 4th round. Helgeson played two years in Sioux City ('07–'09). In the 2011 NHL draft, Max McCormick (F)was selected in the 6th round. McCormick won the "7th Man" award as a member of the 2010–11 Musketeers. In the 2012 NHL draft, Cliff Watson (D) was selected in the 6th round. In the 2013 NHL draft, 3 Musketeers were selected, including 2012–13 USHL Rookie of the Year, Jake Guentzel (F)-3rd Rd. Blake Heinrich (D) and Avery Peterson (F) were picked in the 5th and 6th Rd. respectively. In the 2015 NHL draft, Ryan Zuhlsdorf (D) was selected in the 5th Rd.
In August 2014, the Musketeers captured a Bronze Medal as the USHL representative at the Junior Club World Cup in Ufa, Russia. 2014–15 team captain Neal Pionk was named the tournament's best defenseman, while Adam Johnson led the tournament in scoring, with 9 points in 5 games. Both were named to the All-Tournament team. Pionk went on to win the 2014–15 USHL Defenseman of the Year. Both Pionk and Johnson were named to the 2014–15 All-USHL First Team. Ryan Zuhlsdorf was named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team, while Bobo Carpenter earned All-Rookie Second Team honors.
|1972–73||42||16||26||0||—||—||142||257||32||4th, Southern||Did not qualify|
|1973–74||48||23||24||1||—||—||215||245||47||4th, Southern||Did not qualify|
|1974–75||48||28||19||1||—||—||300||236||57||2nd, Southern||Lost Div. Finals, 1–2 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks|
|1975–76||48||31||16||1||—||—||312||233||63||1st, Southern||Lost first round series, 0–2 vs. Milwaukee Admirals|
|1976–77||48||22||26||0||—||—||265||246||44||2nd, Southern||Lost Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Grand Rapids Blades|
|1977–78||51||34||17||0||—||—||288||222||68||T-1st, U.S.||Won Semifinals, 4–1 vs.
Green Bay Bobcats|
Lost Championships, 3–4 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
|1978–79||49||24||25||0||—||—||280||271||48||3rd, U.S.||Won Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs.
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Green Bay Bobcats
Lost Championships, 1–3 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
|1979–80||48||20||24||4||—||—||256||267||44||3rd, South||Lost first round series, 1–2 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks|
|1980–81||48||12||36||0||—||—||200||308||24||4th, South||Did not qualify|
|3–2 in Clark Cup round-robin|
(L, 2–5 vs. Des Moines; L, 3–7 vs. Austin; W, 7–2 vs. Dubuque; W, 9–3 vs. Bloomington; W, 8–2 vs. St. Paul)
Won Clark Cup Finals, 3–2 vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
|1982–83||48||34||14||0||—||—||271||199||68||2nd, USHL||Won Quarterfinals, 3–1, vs.
St. Paul Vulcans|
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Des Moines Buccaneers
Lost Clark Cup Finals, 0–2 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
|1983–84||48||32||11||2||3||—||305||204||69||3rd, USHL||Won Quarterfinals, 1–0 vs.
Bloomington Junior Stars
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Austin Mavericks
Lost Clark Cup Finals, 3–4 vs. St. Paul Vulcans
|1984–85||48||27||14||1||6||—||268||209||61||5th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinal, 1–3 vs. St. Paul Vulcans|
|Won Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs.
Thunder Bay Flyers|
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
Won Clark Cup Finals, 3–0 vs. Rochester Mustangs
|1986–87||48||23||23||1||1||—||256||236||48||7th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Thunder Bay Flyers|
|1987–88||48||23||22||0||3||—||275||281||49||6th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Rochester Mustangs|
|1988–89||48||17||28||1||2||—||248||273||37||7th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs, St. Paul Vulcans|
|1989–90||48||29||16||1||2||—||240||187||61||4th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Madison Capitols|
|1990–91||48||9||37||1||1||—||166||326||20||10th, USHL||Did not qualify|
|1991–92||48||19||26||1||2||—||217||256||41||7th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Des Moines Buccaneers|
|1992–93||48||15||25||4||4||—||212||237||38||8th, USHL||Lost Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Omaha Lancers|
|1993–94||48||27||14||1||6||—||209||173||61||T-4th, USHL||Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs.
Dubuque Fighting Saints|
Lost Semifinals, 0–3 vs. Omaha Lancers
Won USHL third place Gold Cup qualifier series, 2–0 vs. St. Paul Vulcans
|1994–95||48||26||15||4||3||—||230||188||59||4th, USHL||Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs.
Thunder Bay Flyers|
Lost Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Omaha Lancers
Lost USHL third place Gold Cup qualifier series, 1–2 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints
|1995–96||46||17||24||1||4||—||150||190||39||9th, USHL||Won Quarterfinals, 4–1 vs.
Waterloo Black Hawks|
Lost Semifinals, 0–4 vs. Green Bay Gamblers
|1996–97||54||9||43||—||2||—||162||307||20||6th, South||Did not qualify|
|1997–98||56||32||21||—||3||—||195||155||67||4th, South||Lost Quarterfinals, 1–4 vs. Lincoln Stars|
|1998–99||56||34||19||—||3||—||196||148||71||2nd, West||Lost Quarterfinals, 2–3 vs. Lincoln Stars|
|1999–00||58||27||26||—||—||5||170||162||59||6th, West||Lost Quarterfinals, 2–3 vs. Lincoln Stars|
|2000–01||56||27||22||—||7||—||174||194||61||6th, West||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–3 vs. Lincoln Stars|
|2001–02||61||41||16||—||4||—||237||162||86||3rd, West||Won Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs.
Sioux Falls Stampede|
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Green Bay Gamblers
Won Clark Cup Finals, 3–2 vs. Omaha Lancers
|2002–03||60||36||18||—||4||2||210||186||78||3rd, West||Lost Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. River City Lancers|
|2003–04||60||38||15||—||2||5||192||152||83||2nd, West||Won Quarterfinals, 3–0 vs.
River City Lancers|
Lost Semifinals, 1–3 vs. Tri-City Storm
|2004–05||60||37||17||—||1||5||222||173||80||2nd, West||Won Quarterfinals, 3–1 vs.
Won Semifinals, 3–1 vs. Tri-City Storm
Lost Clark Cup Finals, 2–3 vs. Cedar Rapids RoughRiders
|2005–06||60||28||26||—||3||3||182||216||62||5th, West||Did not qualify|
|2006–07||60||34||21||—||1||4||219||178||73||T-4th, West||Lost qualifying round, 3–4 vs. Tri-City Storm|
|2007–08||60||32||25||—||2||1||194||185||67||4th, West||Lost Quarterfinals, 1–3 vs. Omaha Lancers|
|2008–09||60||24||30||—||4||2||194||210||54||5th, West||Did not qualify|
|2009–10||60||27||24||—||3||6||172||189||63||5th, West||Did not qualify|
|2010–11||60||31||23||—||4||2||174||164||68||6th of 8, West
10th of 16, USHL
|Lost qualifying round, 1–2 vs. Sioux Falls Stampede|
|2011–12||60||29||30||—||0||1||181||189||59||5th of 8, West
10th of 16, USHL
|Lost qualifying round, 0–2 vs. Fargo Force|
|2012–13||64||23||30||—||3||8||196||200||57||6th of 8, West
12th of 16, USHL
|Did not qualify|
|2013–14||60||38||19||—||3||0||202||157||79||3rd of 8, West
4th of 16, USHL
|Won Conf. Semifinals, 3–1 vs.
Lost Conf. Finals, 1–3 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
|2014–15||60||38||17||—||1||4||225||170||81||1st of 8, West
2nd of 16, USHL
|Lost Conf. Semifinals, 2–3 vs. Sioux Falls Stampede|
|2015–16||60||20||39||—||1||0||148||210||41||8th of 8, Western
17th of 17, USHL
|Did not qualify|
|2016–17||60||40||13||—||5||2||179||125||87||1st of 8, Western
1st of 17, USHL
|Won Conf. Semifinals, 3–0 vs.
Des Moines Buccaneers|
Won Conf. Finals, 3–2 vs. Waterloo Black Hawks
Lost Clark Cup Finals, 2–3 vs. Chicago Steel
|2017–18||60||26||26||—||4||4||159||197||60||7th of 8, Western
14th of 17, USHL
|Did not qualify|
|2018–19||62||30||25||—||5||2||187||197||67||6th of 8, Western
11th of 17, USHL
|Lost First Round, 0–2 vs. Sioux Falls Stampede|
- Bloomington forfeited game two and did not travel to Sioux City
The Gold Cup was the USA Hockey Junior A National Championship that the USHL participated in at the end of the season against the regular season and playoff champions of the other Junior A leagues. The USHL stopped participation in the tournament after USA Hockey realigned its designations and the USHL became a Tier I league in 2001. The Gold Cup was discontinued after the 2003 tournament when the remaining Tier II Junior A leagues merged.  Sioux City participated in several Gold Cup tournaments, but only won in 1986.
|Year||Round-Robin||Record||Semifinal Game||Championship Game|
|1982||L, 2–4 vs. Paddock Pools Saints (
W, 1–0 vs. Redford Royals (GLJHL)
W, 7–4 vs. Chicago Jets ( CJHL)
|Not played||L, 4–5 vs. Paddock Pools Saints (GLJHL)|
|1983||L, 6–8 vs.
Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)
T, 6–6 vs. Chicago Jets ( CJHL)
W, 10–3 vs. Lowell Chiefs ( CMJL)
W, 4–1 vs. Paddock Pools Saints (GLJHL)
|2–1–1||Not played||L, 2–3 vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)|
|1984||L, 5–7 vs. Fraser Flags (
W, 11–8 vs. Lowell Chiefs ( MJHL)
L, 2–3 vs. St. Paul Vulcans (USHL)
|1–2–0||Did not advance|
|1986||W, 7–3 vs. Chicago Cougars (NAHL)
T, 5–5 vs. St. Clair Shores Falcons (NAHL)
W, 8–5 vs. Rochester Mustangs (USHL)
|2–0–1||Not played||W, 5–4 vs. St. Clair Shores Falcons (NAHL)|
Won Gold Cup
|1994||L, 3–6 vs.
Detroit Compuware (NAHL)
W, 4–2 vs. Niagara Scenic (NAHL)
W, 7–3 vs. Kalamazoo Jr. Wings (NAHL)
|2–1–0||W, 7–2 vs. Niagara Scenic (NAHL)||L, 5–7 vs. Detroit Compuware (NAHL)|
|W, 6–2 vs.
Springfield Jr. Blues (NAHL)
W, 8–6 vs. Billings Bulls ( AFHL)
W, 7–3 vs. Detroit Compuware (NAHL)
|3–0–0||W, 3–1 vs. Rochester Mustangs (USHL)||L, 2–6 vs. Green Bay Gamblers (USHL)|
- Most points, season: 87 (2016–17)
- Fewest points, season: 20 (1996–97)
- Most wins, season: 42 (1985–86)
- Fewest wins, season: 9 (1996–97)
- Most losses, season: 45 (1996–97)
- Fewest losses, season: 6 (1985–86)
- Most goals scored, season: 358 (1985–86)
- Fewest goals against, season: 125 (2016–17)
- Most penalty minutes, season: 1,905 (1997–98)
- Longest winning streak: 16 (10/19/85–12/14/85)
- Longest losing streak: 12 (1979–80)
- Longest home winning streak: 22 (10/5/85–2/15/86)
- Longest Road winning streak: 6 (1985–86; 2006–07)
- Longest home losing streak: 12 (1996–97)
- Longest road losing streak: 14 (1996–97)
- Single-game attendance record: 6,309 (5/23/17 Clark Cup Final game five vs. Chicago Steel)
- Single-season attendance record: 82,102 (2006–07)