Iowa Governor Terry Branstad holds up a Sioux City Musketeer jersey on Tuesday in Des Moines.
DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -
The Sioux City Musketeers are going places. More specifically, Omsk, Russia. The Muskies have been selected to represent the United States and the USHL in the Junior Club World Cup, starting on August 22nd thru the 30th.
"I can't wait to get over there and start doing our thing," said Musketeer defenseman Jacob Wilson. "I think it's going to bring our team together, two weeks in a foreign country, I just can't wait."
Representatives of the team traveled to Iowa's state capital for an official sending off by Governor Terry Branstad. In honor of their hard work, Governor Branstad recognized the Musketeers as honorary ambassadors of Iowa.
"It's not often you get a chance to represent your country and the USHL in international competition. And what makes this special for us is that, we're representing the Sioux City Musketeers, a franchise we love," said Musketeers President Lloyd Ney.
With the Junior Club World Cup just around the corner, representatives of the Sioux City Musketeers traveled to the state capitol to be honored and recognized by Governor Terry Branstad as honorary Ambassadors of Iowa. But the Musketeers had an honor of their own to bestow on Iowa's Governor."
This is the new jersey the Musketeers will sport on the ice in Russia in the coming weeks. The Muskies will represent the state of Iowa and the nation as a whole. Now, Governor Branstad can represent Sioux City in style.
"That's a neat thing," said Gov. Terry Branstad. "They're going to be competing with nine other teams from all over the world. We wish them the very best. We're very proud having the Sioux City Musketeers representing the state of Iowa."
The Musketeers depart for the Junior Club World Cup on Friday August 15th. From Des Moines, Iowa... Jordan Ogren...KTIV SportsFource.
The Muskies will spend five days in Moscow before the Junior World Cup starts on August 22nd.
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