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New recruits for 2020-2021!!!

Torger Stachurski

SIGNING ALERT!!!!!! Riverkings sign local goalie from Lincoln HS:

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings have signed Lincoln HS goalie Torger Stachurski for the upcoming 2020-21 USPHL season. 
Lincoln HS Hockey Head Coach Pat MacDonald said: “Riverkings are not only adding a high quality goalie but an exceptional young man in Torger.   It will be exciting to watch his growth right in our own back yard with our hometown Riverkings. Good luck to the entire organization this year. “
Coach Quarters said: “Torger is a young man that we know very well, his family has been a host family for the past five years and we have seen Torger develop into one of the best goalies in the state. This is what the Riverkings have preached from day one with our motto of building hockey up and down the river, now having one of our billet brothers from a local host family as a player on the Riverkings is very rewarding. Make no mistake, Torger has earned this opportunity because of his hard work, ability,  character, and the outstanding season he had this past year as one of the states best goalies. The coaching staff at Lincoln have done an outstanding job preparing Torger for this opportunity and Coach Mac, Gundy, and Schindler all pushed Torger through the years which led to an impressive Sr year and a chance to not only play Junior hockey but also on the path to hopefully play at the NCAA level. Torger has really grown as a prospect on the ice, but he has always carried himself as a outstanding teammate and gentleman off the ice and in his community”
This 6’1” Rapids native is also an outstanding top student with plans to study engineering in the future. This is the second full time Riverking from Rapids following in star forward Colton Flammini’s path.
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Carter Watters

SIGNING ALERT!!! Riverkings add proven goal scorer:  The Riverkings are excited to announce the signing of Carter Watters from Sun Prairie Wisconsin. Carter had 33 goals in 24 games playing for former Riverking Captain Austin Luxford as a HS Sr last season.
Coach Quarters said: “Carter is an aggressive forward that has scored at every level. This is a player that is very familiar with our team culture and two of his friends played for us last season, he also skated with us last training camp so he will know what to expect from day one. Carter is a powerful skater who likes to drive the net, he can really shoot the puck and is at his best when he is on the attack because of his desire to score and puck pursuit. What separates Carter from most goal scorers is his toughness and hockey IQ. He can also play defense but he is most productive at forward and on the forecheck. We expect Carter to have a positive impact from the start even though he is a young player he plays a mature game.”
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Cade Weber

SIGNING ALERT!!! Cade Weber is from Dallas, Texas and former teammate of current Riverking Jordan Stear. This 6’1”,185 lbs, forward will add size and speed to an impressive recruiting class. Jordan Stear said, “Cade is a strong, hardworking, power forward who will do anything and everything it takes to win. He is a ‘team first’ kind of guy and he will always have his team’s back. I am excited to have the opportunity to play with Cade again”. Coach Quarters said, “Cade is a big, hard hitting, physical forward who loves to forecheck and finish all his checks. This player fits our style of play. He should be ready to step in and have a physical presence starting day one. The Texas native comes from a respected AAA program in Colorado. His experience with coaching and tough schedules will make his transition to Junior hockey seamless. Not only is Cade a strong skater, but he shoots the puck like a man. Cade's character and hard work ethic fits our culture. We are excited to welcome him to Rapids.”
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Daniel Smolen

SIGNING ALERT! Riverkings sign skilled, and physical forward from Beaver Dam! Daniel Smolen joins the Riverkings after having a great season for Beaver Dam High School as he put up 45 points in 24 games! Coach Quarters says “Daniel is a big power forward that can skate and likes to drive the net, with a heavy shot. He is an aggressive, hard forechecking forward that will fit our style of play which is based off of playing hard, fast, and physical. When scouting games Daniel was always around the puck and physically involved all over the ice. We anticipate this is a player that will be ready to contribute and help us continue to play the Riverking way!”
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Matt Howell

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings sign offensive defenseman from Omaha:
Matt Howell joins the Riverkings from the Omaha Jr Lancers after leading his team in scoring for defenseman.
Coach Quarters said: Matt is a 6'0” 180lbs smooth skating offensive defenseman who likes to join the rush and can work the point on the power play. What impressed our staff the most about Matt was his willingness to work hard which was evident in his ability to over come an injury because of his desire and love of the game. We feel this is a player that fits our culture on and off the ice and can step in and play right away because of his size, skill set, skating ability, and strong character. Also, Matt did his homework and had other top teams recruiting him but felt the most comfortable joining the Riverkings because of our track record, supportive community, and being able to still be close to his hometown. 
Welcome to the Riverking family!!
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Zane Rydel

Riverkings sign power forward from Honeybaked U18. Zane Rydel comes to the Riverkings after playing for Victory Honda U18 and Honeybaked U18 these past two seasons, both top programs North America. The Flowerville MI native is a former teammate of current Riverking Nathan Bottles.

Coach Quarters said: “Zane is a big bruising LW that likes to play fast, hard and physical, which will fits our style of play. We expect Zane to add size, heavy shot, physicality and to have an impact from day one. This player also fits our culture off the ice as he is a strong student which will lead to playing NCAA college in the future”.

Welcome to the Riverkings family!

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Tyler Pierce

SIGNING ALERT!!!!! Riverkings sign young forward with big upside.
Riverkings have signed forward Tyler Pierce from Colorado. Last year Tyler played for U18 Northern Cyclones and Lake Tahoe Academy the year before.
Coach Quarters said: “Tyler is a player we had offered to play for us last season and he would have been our youngest player, but he chose to play another year of U18. This is a player that reminds us of Current Riverking Captain Cole Creger because they both play a mature fast paced 200 foot game. Tyler knows a few of our current players and trains with Cole’s older brother (Chance Creger) who is also a former player of mine, so we know he will be prepared. What Tyler brings as a young player is speed, high skill set, physical play, and a dogged puck pursuit. Even as one of the younger players Tyler should have no problem fitting in and helping us on the ice, and off the ice TP  brings the experience of having lived away from home for two seasons, it’s because of this he will adjust quicker then most rookies. This player fits our culture of hard work and community involvement because this has been installed in his family upbringing.”
Tyler will be a SR attending Lincoln HS this fall.
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Kyle McNair

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings sign big goalie from Canada: Riverkings are proud to announce the signing of Kyle McNair. Kyle brings size and a proven pedigree as a former OHL draft pick and experience at the Junior A Hockey level. Quarters said,” Kyle is a big addition and should help us remain a top team in the USPHL Midwest. This is a goalie that has pro size, quickness, and a high compete level, and what separates him from the pack is his love of the game and for his teammates. We feel Kyle will not only help us on the ice and in the locker room, but when I was recruiting him I was excited about his desire to help youth goalies and be active in our community. He just fits our goal of giving back which has become a part of the Riverkings culture. This is a very confident goalie that is coming to play for the Riverkings because of the exposure with NCAA teams and the training he will receive. NCAA coaches have already started recruiting Kyle which is a testament of his hard work and talent.”
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Alex Smidley

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings sign young goalie from Florida prep school:  Alex Smidley is a 6’0” 170lb goalie from Fort Myers, FL. Alex played U18 AAA last season. Coach Quarters said: “Alex is a competitive goalie and reminds us of former Riverking standout Erik Schuette because of his size, athletic ability, how he tracks the puck, and passion between the pipes. Off the ice Alex is also an outstanding student with a strong belief in giving back to his community which fits our culture. This is one of the many reasons why his game will be so easily transferable to juniors next season with the Riverkings.
Alex is not only a great goaltender, but also a phenomenal student as he finished prep school with a 3.8 GPA. We are very confident that Alex will be an outstanding goaltender at the NCAA level in a few years”.
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Max Gracer

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings sign USPHL veteran.
Max Gracer comes to the Riverkings after spending the last three seasons out east in the USPHL. The Chicago native is  a 5'8" 175lb forward with a high motor and relentless work ethic. Coach Quarters said:" Max played the last three seasons for a top team out east and after receiving a call from his previous coach saying Max wanted to be closer to home it was an easy decision to have him come back to the Midwest and join the Riverkings! Max is a hard worker and great teammate who will add speed and skill to our roster. Adding a player with experience is a big boost, but combine Max's strong character and tenacious style of play and ability to kill penalties is a real gift because Max knows what it takes to succeed at this level."
Welcome to the Riverking family!!
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Luke Hartge

SIGNING ALERT!!
Riverkings sign veteran goal scorer from Illinois. Luke Hartage is a very offensive skilled forward who joins the Riverkings from Bozeman Mt after averaging almost a goal per game last season. 
Coach Quarters said, “Luke is a 5’11 185lbs forward and a proven goal scorer. Luke’s dedication and love for the game is exemplified by the compete effort he gives every shift. This Chicago area player will not only fit into our locker room but should also be a leader on and off the ice from day one. Luke is a big signing for us because his offensive ability has led him to score at every level he has played in, plus his outstanding character will be a great addition to our community.  This is an important signing for us as we reload for this upcoming hockey season. His skill set and hockey IQ already has him being recruited by NCAA coaches.”  Welcome to the Riverkings family!  
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Look who is coming back for the 2020-2021 season!!

Max Moore Returns

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings sign third year veteran:

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings are excited to announce the return of Green Bay native Max Moore.
Coach Quarters said: “Retuning forward Max Moore is a positive step as we are gearing up for a great season built off of veteran leadership and experience. Max is hard to play against because he is a big body, hard working powerful forward that can score. Last year Max really bought into playing Riverking hockey and will bring veteran leadership and passion to win every day. This is the type of player that can help a team win come playoffs because he is a great teammate, his never give up compete level and physical play.”

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Joe Blair

SIGNING ALERT!! The Riverkings would like to welcome back Joseph Blair! The Colorado native returns to the Riverkings after being one of the youngest players on the team. He worked hard and battled everyday developing his skills on and off the ice as Joe was also attending Lincoln High School! Coach Roeder said” We are excited to have Joe return for his second season with the Riverkings! Joe is a guy we know will push our top line guys and will show our rookies what it takes to push themselves and work hard on and off the ice! We can’t wait to see how Joe will develop in his second season.”

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Reece McDonald

SIGNING ALERT!! Riverkings welcome back Reece McDonald! Reece faced a injury during the middle of the season but came back strong and jumped right back into his role of being a physical presence on the ice! Reece came back into the line up and back onto Penalty Kill right away thanks to his work ethic! Reece produced 16 points in 33 games! Coach Quarters said: “Reece is a very important returner for us because of how much he developed this season. This is a player that was able to fill any role and always had a positive impact in the game. Reece can skate, plays physical with a good skill set but it is his hockey IQ and ability to make players around him better that really separates him. He is a blue collar type and ready for a top role this coming season”.
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SIGNING ALRERT! Let’s welcome back one of  our Captains Cole Creger as he is returning for his 4th season for the Riverkings! Cole had a great season last year as he had 53 Points in 44 Games played and averaged 1.20 points per game!

SIGNING ALERT! Let’s welcome back one of our Captains Cole Creger as he is returning for his 4th season for the Riverkings! Cole had a great season last year as he had 53 Points in 44 Games played and averaged 1.20 points per game!

Nathan Bottles

SIGNING ALERT!! We are excited to have Nathan Bottles return for what will be his second season with the Riverkings!! Nathan came in half way through the seasons from the NCDC and helped right away producing 8 Goals and 7 assist in 19 games!! We are excited to have him back and to see what Nathan can do in a full season with the team!!

SIGNING ALERT!! We are happy to welcome back Captain Haralds Jirgens as he returns for his 3rd year with the Riverkings! Jirgens came off a great season as he lead the Riverkings with 55 points in 42 games and averaged 1.31 points per game!

SIGNING ALERT!! We are happy to welcome back Captain Haralds Jirgens as he returns for his 3rd year with the Riverkings! Jirgens came off a great season as he lead the Riverkings with 55 points in 42 games and averaged 1.31 points per game!


SIGNING ALERT!! We are excited to announce that Jordan Stear will be returning for his 3rd season in Wisconsin Rapids! Jordan came off a fantastic season with 11 Goals 41 Assist for a total of 52 Points!


SIGNING ALERT!! We are proud to announce the return of Logan Harris!! This 6’ 5” power forward is returning to Wisconsin Rapids for his 2nd year! Logan came in half way through the season and made a impact right away as he produced 12 Goals and 12 Assist

Jered Stevenson commits to Lebanon Valley College

COMMITMENT ALERT!!!!

We are extremely proud to announce that second year Riverking Jered Stevenson  commits to Lebanon Valley College NCAA D3. The Stockton CA. native scored 25 goals, and 22 assist in 36 games. Jered averaged a 1.34 Pt/G and helped lead the Riverkings to 2nd place in the USPHL Midwest Premier division. Congratulations Jered on making your college choice. LVC is getting a great student athlete and we are excited to see what the future holds for Jered! Ast. Coach Roeder said " Jered had a great season this year as he lead the team on and off the ice as a returner and a assistant captain! Jered lead on the ice with his play as a he was a offensive threat leading the team in goals and points per game! Off ice Jered was leading as he helped in the community and in the weight room spending a lot of time doing extra workouts with teammates! We wish him the best in his next adventure in college as he will succeed in the class room with his work ethic on ice as his speed and offensive ability will transfer over to the NCAA level" Good luck Jered! 

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Goaltender Matt Server commits to Ohio

Matt Server commits to Ohio University for 2020-21. Server has had an outstanding season with 14 wins and 5 losses, a 1.99 GA and .919 SV,  along with 3 shut outs and resides in the top ten of goalies in the USPHL Premier. Coach Quarters said: “Matt had a great season on the ice for us and was outstanding in our community as he headed up our field trips and spent numerous hours volunteering in the area. Ohio University is getting a top student athlete in Matt because not only will he succeed on the ice but he will also be a top student in the classroom and on campus”.
Congratulations Matt on earning  this great opportunity!
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