The Riverkings return to the South Wood County Recreation Center this weekend, Saturday, November 1st. The Riverkings will step out of conference play for an exhibition game against the Kalkaska Rhinos Junior 'A' Hockey Club. Come catch the action this Saturday Night! Faceoff is at 7:30 p.m.
It was a hard fought battle this past weekend in Wooster, Ohio, as the Riverkings took on the Oilers in a matchup that would ultimately determine the sole holder of the Central Division. In the end, the Riverkings took the weekend series 2 games to 1.
On Friday, with his family in attendance, Tyler Harkins scored the Hat Trick as the Riverkings came out on top with a 5-3 win.
Saturday night's game proved to be a gritty battle… Things didn't work out as planned, and the boys fell 2-1, but their come-from-behind 3-1 win on Sunday elevated them to 1st place in the Central and improved their record to 10-2 overall.
The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings, a Junior Hockey Team within the Minnesota Junior Hockey League, began operations on May 1st, 2014. The Riverkings call the South Wood County Recreation Center in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, home ice.
As our inaugural season begins, what better place than the Wisconsin Rapids area and its surrounding communities to make us one of the premier Junior Hockey organizations in the United States.
Led by Head Coach Marty Quarters, a man with drive, determination, and devotion, the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings look forward to many successful seasons while focusing on the development and advancement of our players to the next level. As the previous Head Coach of the 2013-2014 Central Wisconsin Saints (CWS), Coach Quarters surpassed all records in CWS team history. Part of that phenomenal, record-breaking season, eight of Coach Quarters' players committed to college play after skating under his tutelage...
There's a reason why everyone else is just bait...
Well, fans, if you didn't get a chance to make it down to the South Wood County Recreation Center for the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings home opener this past weekend, all we can say is "Sorry you didn't..."
Coming off a sweep of the Marquette Royales, the Riverkings came home looking to put a little extra KAPOW! in the BAM!...
Final tally... 8-2 on Friday, 12-0 on Saturday, and 8-1 in the finale!
Nitsche with 2 goals on Friday, Hatfield, Harkins, and Walsh each notched 2 on Saturday, then Landau and Legere finished up with 2 each on Sunday. All said and done, the Riverkings outscored the Frontenacs 28-3, and they sit perched on top of the MnJHL Central Division after the weekend.
If you weren't able to attend and you missed out on the action, our multimedia galleries are what you're looking for... Our friends from RCCA Media in Wisconsin Rapids were on hand for our inaugural game, and you can get a replay of all of Friday night's action here. Or, find some time and take a look at the weekend's game photos, all taken by the Riverkings Photographer, Tammy Scharmer.
Up next, the Riverkings head out on the road to take on the Illiana Blackbirds October 10th, 11th and 12th. Don't miss out on any of the action! Watch the games here...
Encouraging the next generation in Wisconsin Rapids!