|1973-74 Regular Season--Musketeers vs. Chicago Warriors|
At the time of this program (1973-74), the USHL was a semi-pro circuit, a notch below the International Hockey League. It contained nine teams, mostly west of the Great Lakes and one team, Thunder Bay, in Canada. The Musketeers played their home games at the Sioux City Auditorium, which sat about 3,500.
This was the second season of Musketeers hockey, and the team was coached by John Saville. Sioux City finished the year with a 23-24-1, missing the postseason. The Musketeers were middle-of-the-pack on offense, scoring 215 goals. Leading goal-scorer that year was Dave Kartio, who had 34 goals and 58 points.
I found this program a few years back on eBay. It's 27 pages long, and all in black-and-white. The opponent for that night's game was the Chicago Warriors. To the left are the photos of each player on the Sioux City roster that season. On the right is the line-up of the Chicago Warriors. The Warriors' head coach was Gene Ubriaco, who went on to a long career coaching in the minor leagues and the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
There is a "Questions and Answers" section on page five, in which questions about attendance, the All-Star Game in Thunder Bay, and the possible renovations of the Sioux City Auditorium, that could have determined if the Musketeers would return the following season. Local advertisements include Schoeneman Building Materials Center, Cabney Auto Sales, Black Coach Restaurant, Olympia Beer and Denny Rehan's Sportswear.
United States Hockey League Regular Season Statistics: 1973-74 (from hockeydb.com)