Riverkings are ready for the playoffs!
USPHL Midwest West first Round:
Best of three format.
#2 ranked Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Vs #7 ranked Ironwood Fighting Yoopers
Friday February 23rd, 2018 - 7:30pm at South Wood County Recreation Center
Saturday February 24th, 2018 - 7:30pm at South Wood County Recreation Center
Game Three: *if necessary*
Sunday February 25th, 2018 - 7:00pm at South Wood County Recreation Center
The weather kept the Riverkings away from the showcase in Boston Massachusettes. Therefore, they will be making up the 4 games that they missed. On Sunday, January 28 at 7:00pm, the Riverkings will be playing against the Dells Ducks at the South Wood County Rec Center in Wisconsin Rapids. They will take on the Ducks again at the SWCRC on Tuesday, January 30 at 1:00pm.
After another set of home games on February 2 and 3, the Riverkings will travel to Forest Lake Minnesota. They will take on the Mullets on February 5th at 2:00pm and on the 6th at noon. Watch them on Hockey TV!
Having to make up these 4 games comes at the busy time of the schedule as the Riverkings look to make a late season push heading into playoffs. The Riverkings will play a grinding schedule of 8 games in eleven days. However, the Riverkings staff has added several new player in the recent weeks as they are trying to gain home ice in the playoffs. The added depth comes at the perfect time and the addition of Czech import forward Matyas Kacirek (who came from the NAHL) the Riverkings have gone 10-1-1 since his arrival after Thanksgiving break. The Riverkings have also added the two veteran 20 year olds with Power-forward Al McPhee from the Chicago Cougars and an original Riverking Brooks Hatfield who is a skilled center. These additions have added more skill, experience and depth to an already balanced roster.
With just 14 games to play before playoffs the Riverkings feel this is the time of the season when all the hard work with on and off ice training starts to pay off. Coach Quarters said: “This is time of the season when every game means something and because of that we need to be dialed in, and our staff feels good about this teams focus, leadership, and intensity. We have a veteran team that is excited to work hard and get after it”.
|2017-18 Tryouts will be held at the Leafs Centre in West Dundee, IL.|
|Dates: 6.30 and 7.1|
|Times: 7pm- 10pm on 6/30 and 9am- 4pm on 7.1|
|Cost: Only $59.00 to tryout for 5 Tier III teams and be seen by 3 Tier II or NCDC teams|
|Please Register in the tryout section to the right.|
|SCHEDULES ARE ON THE TRYOUTS/PROSPECTS TAB|
Over the past few weeks the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings Jr. A hockey club has been giving back to the Rapids community not only with their annual "Toy for Tots" home game that provided needy families and kids with Christmas gifts, but also volunteering their free time and becoming Salvation Army Bell Ringers for the holiday season.
Riverkings players and staff each volunteered and could be spotted around the Rapids community in places like Walmart, Shopko, and Walgreens. The Salvation Army red kettle campaign raises give or take about $30 per hour per each location which is enough to provide a family with groceries or shelter for the night.
The Riverkings are all about giving back to a community that has supported them over the past few seasons. Without the support of the community, the Riverkings would not be where they are now, so any chance the team has to give back, the coaching staff makes sure that the boys do. GM/Head Coach Marty Quarters stated “the culture of the Riverkings is to give more then you receive and the holiday season is the time of year to volunteer and help those less fortunate”.
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