Riverkings answer with a score seconds after Mullets hit the board later in the first. Jesse Edwards collected the goal in the books with an assist from Jered Stevenson to keep the Riverkings tied with the Mullets. The second period started off with the Mullets setting up a goal, but only minutes later the Riverkings answered with McDonald finding the back of the net with the help of Zack Hartley and Jordan Stear. The second period closed with 2-2 on the board. Riverkings battled hard but couldn’t come back from the two goals the Mullets scored in the third. Three of the four Mullets goals came from power plays. The boys will play again against the Mullets at 2PM tomorrow at Lake Forest Sports Center to finish off the weekend. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Congratulations to this week’s USPHL Premier Players Of The Week representing the Great Lakes, Midwest East and Midwest West Divisions!
Forward: Tie - Spencer Sandberg, Toledo Cherokee; Adam Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.
Sandberg, a ‘00 from Fort Wayne, Ind., scored four goals and three assists for seven points at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, including a three-point game against Tri-City. He is now averaging a point per game this year with 11 points in 11 games.
Peterson, a ‘98 veteran Riverking out of Chicago, Ill., posted four goals and two assists in helping the RiverKings win two out of the three games he played at the USPHL Chicago Showcse. Adam had the only goal in the Riverkings’ 1-0 shootout win against the Florida Jr. Blades in the USPHL Premier Game Of The Week. He now has eight points in seven games.
Defense: Tim Organ, Toledo Cherokee.
In three games at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, the ‘00 native of Toledo scored six goals and added three assists for nine points. That vaulted him to the team lead in points, with 12 through 11 games. Organ had a six-point game (hat trick, three assists) against Tri-City, and a second hat trick vs. the DME Swamp Rabbits.
Goal: MIke Zeleney, Dells Ducks.
Mike Zeleney posted a 30-save shutout against the MJDP team, which helped the Ducks to a 3-1 record at the USPHL Chicago Showcase. Zeleney is a ‘00 out of Clinton, Mich.
The Riverkings end the USPHL Chicago Showcase with a 2-2 record. Thursday brought the Riverkings a win with Ey and MacKenzie finding the next and Peterson capitalizing with two goals to total a 4-1 victory over the Midwest Blackbirds. Friday the Riverkings fell 0-4 against the Lansing Wolves fighting off an aggressive game. Saturday’s first game brought a thrilling battle going into a shootout where Adam Peterson sunk one in against the Florida Junior Blades. Parker Rutherford was in net and took home the win with his shutout performance. Saturday night, Adam Peterson, with the help of Collin Moore, got the boys on the board in the first half. Coming out in the second half Jered Stevenson started the scoring for the period half way through with the help of Chase MacKenzie and Cole Creger. The defending league champions, Hampton Roads Whalers, followed quickly and took home the win. The final score read 2-4 Hampton. Next week the Riverkings head to Minnesota to face the Minnesota Mullets as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings kick of the USPHL Showcase with a 4-1 win over the Midwest Blackbirds! The first period kicked off with a bang as Adam Peterson sunk one in unassisted to put the boys on the board. Peterson kept the fire going with a goal assisted by Cole Creger. Before the period was over Thimo Ey put one up on the board with help from Peterson and Fleming. The end of period one read 3-1 Riverkings. Coming out in the second the boys kept the puck moving. In the latter part of the second half Chase MacKenzie was able to find the back of the net during a power play with help of Zach Hartley and Jesse Edwards. The team had 39 shots in total. Goalie Dom Paciocco accumulated 9 saves out of the 10 shots he faced for the game. The Riverkings play the Lansing Wolves tomorrow (10/12) at 4:40 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Riverkings add skill at forward. Forward Carson Bayoff joins the Riverkings after playing tier 2 in Canada. Coach Quarters said: “Carson ran into a roster limit on American players with his team in Canada and was looking for a team. Having known Carson and his family we received a call that he was looking for a team and was more then excited to add Carson to our roster. Carson is a skilled center and comes from one of the top AAA programs in North America (Little Caesars). He will add skilled and speed to our team”. Coach Quarters played against Carson’s dad growing up and also coached his cousin in the USHL, so the connection runs deep. Carson will be in action this weekend as the Riverkings travel to Chicago for 4 games in 3 days at the USPHL showcase.
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The Riverkings fall to the Minnesota Moose this weekend. The team fought hard while continuing their long road stretch. The Riverkings broke the seal on the net with Adam Peterson sliding one in with the help of Thimo Ey at the begging of the second period. The team went 0 for 10 on Power Plays which killed their chance to capitalize. Tonight the Riverkings were able to help give back with Skate United, along with Rowdy joining the crew. Lots of kids came out to skate with the boys; pizza and smiles were shared all around. Returner Raymond Fleming had nothing but positive words to say about the event, “It was awesome to be able to skate around with everyone for such a good cause. The kids were having a blast and even the parents looked entertained seeing rowdy playing around with the kids.” The Riverkings love building relationships and giving back as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Friday night the Riverkings fell to the Minnesota Moose at Forgerty Arena 2-1. The game was a close fight with the first period ending with goose eggs on the board, 0-0. Adam Peterson found the back of the net unassisted in the third to put the Riverkings on the board. The boys are ready to be back in action at 1:30PM at Fogerty Arena to finish off the weekend against the Minnesota Moose as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
No days off. Riverkings putting in the work and paying the price to be better on the ice! The boys hitting the weights and conditioning! The Riverkings are headed to Blaine, MN to play the Minnesota Moose at Fogerty Arena! The puck drops at 7pm as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive
The Riverkings helping out during the September cross ice program at the South Wood County Rec Center
This month SWCRC is hosting a Cross Ice Hockey program Sunday and Tuesday nights. The groups are split by ages of 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U. The Riverkings have the privilege of leading the kids in the on ice portion of this play based camp. The boys help facilitate fun games such as Tag, Shoot Out, and Bumper Tag! Riverkings are helping develop young players and having a blast! As we continue to build hockey up and down the river #SeasonFiveLookAlive
Five former Riverkings headed off to college this year! Jake Gaydos at SUNY Cortland and his defensive line buddy Brett DeLaat from the Riverkings is playing for Aurora University. Tom McManus, also a former defenseman, playing for the Blue Devils at University of Wisconsin-Stout. And former forwards Austyn Quarters and Adam Peterson playing at Robert Morris College also pictured with Jake Nitsche who formerly played at Marian University and is now continuing his career at Robert Morris alongside Austyn and Adam. And former goalie, Eric Schuette plays at Concordia University! We wish you all a successful year and career in college! #alums