Saturday night’s win marked 200 wins for Coach Quarters with the Riverkings! With a win percentage of .791 (200-53) in the past six years of the teams existence. The Cheese Curd Cup topping off his accomplishment Coach Quarters had many thanks to the Wisconsin Rapids community saying, “Thanks to all current and former player, billets and staff for having a hand in this accomplishment Building hockey up and down the river.” He’s proud of the success the Riverkings have built on-and-off the ice as we continue to make a lasting impact on the surrounding community and the United State Premier Hockey League!
Riverkings presented the Dean family with the money we raised from our Pink the Rink game back in December before last night‘s game. With your help we were able to raise $2300 for Kristen and her fight against cancer! #SeasonSIX
The Riverkings and Rowdy visited Woodside Elementary School today to talk about hockey, where the players come from, and the team. The coach and players also spoke about the importance of being a hard worker, getting good grades, and being a good teammate.
Coach Quarters said "our players really enjoy getting out in the community and promoting the game of hockey. We all had a lot of fun today visiting with all the kids and hopefully made some new fans.”
This was set up by one of our SWCYH parents Kelly Mendrzycki who works at Woodside.
Julie Kolarik, principal, added, "We couldn't be prouder of our Rapids Community and especially the energy, positivity and excitement these young role models brought to Woodside! Go Riverkings!"
Riverkings Markus Cook, Zack Hartley and Matt Server were able to help teach kindergarten, first and second graders at Our Lady Queen of Heaven how to play street hockey during gym class! Markus Cook loves the experience of going out into the community saying, “The Riverkings enjoy giving back to the community. Being able to interact with young fans is a great time and a highlight of my junior hockey experience.” The Riverkings hope to see their new favorite fans at the rink this season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings team dinner at Grace's on a rare Saturday night off! The team celebrated Joe Blair 18th birthday and had a fantastic spaghetti team dinner. The boys head to Minnesota tomorrow to take on the Blue Ox, Sunday @3pm and Monday @1pm. The Riverkings return home next Friday and Saturday Jan 24th and 25th as they welcome the Rochester Vipers to SWCRC. Thank you Kelley and Louis Munguia and the Grace's staff for a great meal and fun night!!!!
Building hockey up and down the river #SeasomSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Some of the team were able to help the Fillmore Family move into their new home! Of course the boys took a small break to head to practice but went right back to helping as soon as they could! The Fillmore family is a beloved billet family for Nathan Bottles and Adrien Sel.
Riverkings fall short tonight losing in overtime 2-3 against the Minnesota Moose. The Riverking’s goals were scored by Logan Harris and Jered Stevenson. Puck drops for game two tomorrow night at 7pm at the South Wood County Rec Center. See you there! #nobodycaresworkharder
Riverkings take night one against the Steele County Blades in a 5-1 win. Pat McCoy, Reece McDonald, and Logan Harris each found the back of the net once while Nathan Bottles claimed two goals; D-pair Jordan Stear and Haralds Jirgens claimed three assists each as Max Moore, Cole Creger, Jered Stevenson and goalie Matt Server each claimed on. The Riverkings outshot the Blades 46-14 as Matt Server kept the net in order. Riverkings face the Blades again tomorrow with the advancement to round two of the playoffs looms close by. #SeasonSIX #NobodyCaresWorkHarder
Tonight the Riverkings won the first of two against the Steele County Blades, 6-1. Cole Creger started the night out with a goal. Patrick McCoy continued the night scoring a power play goal. Logan Harris also had two goals throughout the game. Nathan Bottles and Markus Cook ended the night with more points for the Riverkings. The team had assists from Patrick McCoy, Gabe Aigner, Jordan Stear, Logan Harris, Jered Stevenson, Haralds Jirgens, Cole Creger, Anze Prostor, Roger Schoenike and Colton Flammini. The Riverkings outshot the Blades 47-20. We will see you back at the South Wood County Recreational Center tomorrow night at 7PM! #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings drop night one against the Rum River Mallards 3-5. Logan Harris, Colton Flammini, and Zack Hartley claimed goals - assists going to Gabe Aigner and Drew Millius. Riverkings are back in action tomorrow night in Isanti at 5:15 as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings fall to the Minnesota Blue Ox 2-4. They fought hard during the game and outshot the Blue Ox 44-30. We will see you back at the South Wood County Recreational Center tomorrow night at 7PM. #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take night one in a thrilling OT win 3-2. Haralds Jirgens snapped in a power play goal to put the Riverkings on the board with assistance from Pat McCoy and Jordan Stear. After two unanswered goals in the second from the Havoc, the Riverkings tied the game up with Max Moore assisted by Luke Millius and Gabe Aigner. Jordan Stear claimed the game winner with an OT Power Play goal to seal the deal - assists to Logan Harris and Cole Creger. Matt Server battled hard in net as the Riverkings outshot the Havoc 25-20. Riverkings play tomorrow against the Havoc for the Cheese Curd Cup as the Dan K Show is in town! Come out to the rink early as the Dan K Show hosts a pregame Facebook Live Stream before the battle begins at 7 PM at the South Wood County Recreation Center. Don’t forget to bring donations for the SWEPS Food Pantry as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings win night one of a weekend against the Rochester Vipers 7-0. Starting the second period out fast with two goals made by Markus Cook and both assisted by Brayden Uttech and Anze Prostor. Dawson Leduc scored his first goal this season with assists made by Markus Cook and Brayden Uttech. Kyle Smith along with Anze Prostor, Jordan Stear and Nathan Bottles claimed goals throughout the second period too. Luke Millius, Nathan Bottles, Logan Harris, Patrick McCoy, Haralds Jirgens, and Kyle Smith helped out the team in assists tonight. The Riverkings fought hard tonight and out shot the Vipers 62- 11. Tune in tomorrow night at 7 PM as the Riverkings take on the Vipers again at the South Wood County Recreational Center. #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take game one against the Minnesota Blue Ox 9-1. Jordan Stear had two goals on the night along with Cole Creger, Anze Prostor, Markus Cook, Patrick McCoy, Logan Harris, Haralds Jirgens, and Adrien Sel each claiming one - assists to Millius, Bottles, McCoy, Harris, Cook, Flammini, Prostor, Jirgens, Aigner, Moore, and Creger. Goalie Matt Server kept the net neat as the Blue Ox fired 37 shots his way. Riverkings take on the Blue Ox once more tomorrow at 1 PM in Coon Rapids as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take night one against the Minnesota Moose 6-1. Colton Flammini knocked in two goals on the night as Haralds Jirgens, Anze Prostor, Logan Harris and Brayden Uttech each claimed one - assists going to Stevenson, Stear, McCoy, Bottles, Harris, Flammini and four from Markus Cook. Matt Server kept the net in order as Riverkings outshot the Moose 31-29. We are back in action again tomorrow night at 7 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take game three of the showcase against the Detroit Fighting Irish with the scoreboard reading 7-0. Jered Stevenson and Markus Cook claimed two. Colton Flammini, Pat McCoy and Logan Harris also had goals on the night - assists going to Flammini, McCoy, Uttech, Blair, Creger, Stevenson, Jirgens, and Prostor. Goalie Matt Server picked up a shutout as the Riverkings outshot Detroit 60-7. Riverkings are back in action for their final game of the showcase tomorrow night at 6:50PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.
Riverkings take game one of the showcase with a 8-1 win over Fort Wayne Spacemen. Goals were scored by Max Moore, Colton Flammini, Markus Cook, Zack Hartley, Jered Stevenson, Nathan Bottles, Haralds Jirgens, Anze Prostor - assists by: Smith, Stear, Stevenson, Hartley, Flammini, Jirgens, Aigner, McCoy, Creger, Prostor, and Harris. Giuliano Latella kept the goal in order as the Riverkings outshot the Spacemen 38-19. The Riverkings play two games tomorrow the first at 10:10 AM against Lansing Wolves as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.
Riverkings take night one against the Minnesota Mullets with a 5-2 victory. Goals scored by Adrien Sel, Kyle Smith, Colton Flammini, Logan Harris, and an empty netter by Pat McCoy; assists going to McDonald, Harris, Moore, Leduc, Millius, Cook, Hartley, Aigner, and Stear. Riverkings outshot the Mullets 52-22 as Matt Server took charge of the net. Riverkings take on the Mullets tomorrow at 6:30PM at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. Tune into Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see live updates. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings win their third game of the showcase 7-1 against the South Shore Kings. Jered Stevenson scores two on the night along with Cole Creger, Colton Flammini, Adrien Sel, Haralds Jirgens, and Max Moore each scoring one on the night - assists going to Smith, Stevenson, McCoy, Creger, McDonald, Cook, Stear, Uttech, Hartley, and Aigner. Giuliano Lattela kept a tight ship in net stopping 24 of 25 shots fired his way. The Riverkings play their fourth and final game of the showcase against the Richmond Generals at 3:20 PM EST (2:20 PM CST) as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take their first game of the showcase with a 3-2 win over the Northern Cyclones. Kyle Smith and Luke Millius found the back of the net along with Haralds Jirgens getting the Power Play goal. Assists coming from Moore, McDonald, Sel, Prostor, Flammini, and Cook. Riverkings play again tomorrow morning at 8AM EST against the Islanders Hockey Club as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings fall in night one against the Rum River Mallards 2-3. Colton Flammini claimed a goal with the help of Cook and Leduc along with Jered Stevenson sneaking a short-handed, top shelf goal in on the breakaway. Before tomorrow’s game you can try hockey FOR FREE at the South Wood County Recreation Center from 4:30-5:30PM. Riverkings face off against the Mallards tomorrow night at the South Wood County Recreation Center with the puck dropping at 7PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take night one of the Rivalry Weekend against the Chicago Cougars in a 9-2 win! Jered Stevenson had a hat trick on the night including a breakaway, short-handed goal! Anze Prostor has two goals on the night and Roger Schoenike, Pat McCoy, Colton Flammini, Markus Cook each claimed one; assists being claimed by McDonald, Prostor, Stevenson, McCoy, Creger, Jirgens, Uttech, Cook, L. Millius, and Hartley. The Riverkings out shot the Cougars 47-18. Come out to the South Wood County Recreation Center tomorrow night as the Riverkings face the Chicago Cougars for night two of Rivalry Weekend! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings painted pumpkins with SWYCH Mites players at the South Wood County Recreation Center for the Annual Halloween Bash! An event both the Riverkings and youth hockey players look forward to each year the Riverkings players mark this as one of the highlights of their season. Being able to paint pumpkins and catch up with Rapids area youth players is something held near and dear to their hearts. Two-year Riverking, Jordan Stear still remembers what it was like to be in a youth hockey program, “I remember looking up to the older players and now as I am one I can’t help but hope to make an impact on players to help push them to love the sport of hockey as much as I do.” A tradition we carry into our Sith season helps define the Riverking culture we hold each season of players to of building hockey up and down the river. Riverkings hope to see all their youth hockey buddies and fans back at the SWCRC as we face the Chicago Cougars Friday and Saturday night as we continue to build hockey up and down the river!
Riverkings fall to the Blue Ox 1-2. Jered Stevenson claimed a breakaway goal. Riverkings face off against the Rum River Mallards tomorrow at 3:40PM for their fourth and final game in the Midwest Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take the first game of their schedule at the Midwest Showcase in Blaine, MN with a 4-3 win over the Minnesota Moose shutting the Moose out after the first period. The Riverkings picked up the pace and caught up at the end of the first period from Jordan Stear’s power play goal — assist going to Cole Creger. Jered Stevenson had a HAT TRICK
The Riverkings take night one in Hudson with a 3-1 win! With three power play goals on the night, Cole Creger, Jered Stevenson, and Zack Hartley nabbed the points. Jirgens, Stear, Uttech, Creger, and Flammini had assists on the night. Server kept the net in order as the Riverkings outshot the Havoc 37-27. The Riverkings face Hudson tomorrow night at 7PM again in Hudson as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take night one in Owatonna with a 7-1. Jered Stevenson had two goals on the night and Anze Prostor, Haralds Jirgens, Roger Schoenike, Luke Millius, Colton Flammini each had a goal on the night. Giuliano Latella kept the net clean, Riverkings outshooting the Blades 41-15. Stear, McCoy, Sel, Hartley, Creger, Schoenike, Jirgens, and Uttech had assists on the night. Riverkings will be back in action against the Blades for game two at 3PM tomorrow as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take night one against the Dells with an 8-1 win. Harolds Jirgens started the night out strong and goals also made by Jordan Stear, Jered Stevenson, Colton Flammini, Patrick McCoy, Anze Prostor, and Roger Schoenike. Riverkings will play their first home game tomorrow at the South Wood County Recreational Center. Puck drop is at 7PM & we will see you there! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take a loss night one against the Chicago Cougars with a wild night, score board reading 2-5 Cougars. Max Moore and Colton Flaminni each knocked their first of the season in on the night. The Riverkings face-off against Chicago tomorrow night once more in Chi-Town with puck dropping at 7:40PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign young, talented forward from Czech Republic. David Polanda comes from the same advisory group that sent the Riverkings Matyas Kacirek and Tomas Krchnak. Coach Quarters sees a bright future for David. “David is a highly skilled young forward who has been a point producer at every level. At 16 he is still not fully physically mature, but his high hockey IQ and skill set will propel him and give him the opportunity to play with older kids this season. His hard work ethic and desire has pushed him to move away from home at a young age to pursue his dream of playing college and professional hockey. He will be a strong addition bringing speed and goal scoring ability to the Riverkings this season along with his outstanding dedication and character.” David will be attending Assumption High School this fall. We look forward to having David help us continue to build hockey up and down the river in season SIX! #StriveInvestXcel #SeasonSIX
Riverkings add their fourth player from the state of Iowa. Chase Lewison, former Sioux City Metro player joins teammate Reece McDonald as another rookie forward. Coach Quarters signed Chase after Riverkings try-out camp. “What I liked most about Chase was his speed with and without the puck, his ability to make plays in tight spaces and his intense competition level. Chase brings a pedigree of winning a high school national championship and was recommended to us by his former teammate Reece McDonald. Chase brings a passion and a love for hockey along with a strong desire to succeed that fits our culture. He portrays the Riverkings identity of playing fast, hard and physical.” We look forward to Season SIX with Chase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign former Lincoln High School standout and leading goal scorer Colton Flammini. Coach Quarters looks forward to the opportunity to continue to help Colton develop and sees a bright future ahead of Colton with not only the Riverkings but furthering his career to play beyond juniors. “Signing Colton gives our fans a hometown player to cheer for and also gives Colton an opportunity to give back to his community through the game he loves. Colton is a player that works extremely hard, has a passion to be the best he can be, and his character demonstrates class and professionalism across the board.” Colton knew the opportunity was too good to pass up when offered to play in his own backyard with the Riverkings and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to give to the community. “I have known Coach Quarters and his staff through practicing with them these last few years and they treat their players well and work hard to develop and promote them, which is what I was looking for.” We’re happy to have Colton with us as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign big defenseman from Canada. Dawson Leduc hails from Orangeville, Ontario and comes to the Riverkings after playing for the Hill Academy the past three seasons.
Coach Quarters commented on Dawson’s size and skill: “Dawson is a big 6’4”, 215 lb shut down defenseman who plays with an edge and can play in all situations. This is the fourth player from the Hill Academy pipeline and we are excited because the players from the Hill come from a prep school environment based on structure and character, plus they receive outstanding coaching/training and play in a high level league against some of the best competition in North America. What we like about Dawson is his willingness to push himself and the fact that on the ice he competes and plays with an old school competitive streak, but off the ice he is a complete gentleman. We feel he is a perfect fit for our culture which is based on giving back to the community and being a great teammate. We are also encouraged because our staff feels Dawson is just now starting to reach his development and is ready to really take off because of his untapped potential and desire to be the best he can be mindset.” We look forward to having Dawson with us for our SIXth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Riverkings sign goaltender Giuliano Lattela. The Montreal native comes to the Riverkings from the Lac St-Louis program which has built a strong tradition in developing goalies.
Coach Quarters learned of Guiliano from a fellow team and decided to investigate further. “Giuliano was recommended to us by another Junior team that had filled all of their import roster spots. This coach is a former NCAA D1 goalie and is known for identifying goalies, so we felt very comfortable offering him a spot on our roster. After doing our homework we are excited because Giuliano has a lot of the same qualities of former Riverking standout goalie (Sam Nelson), both are smaller goalies, but they track the puck extremely well, very athletic, with a high compete level which allows them to make that 2nd and 3rd save. Giuliano is very dedicated to his training on the ice, but what separates him is his hard work off the ice and in the weight room; he is a gym rat and is in tremendous condition. Also, Lattela comes from a hard working family which fits our culture on top of being a strong student who attended a high level prep school out east before last season, so volunteering and hard work are part of his DNA.” We look forward to Season SIX with Giuliano as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel #RollKings
Riverkings sign young defensemen from Colorado. Joe Blair played for Riverkings 3 year player and 2018-19 Assistant Captain, Cole Creger’s brother, Chance where he was his U16 team’s Captain. Chance Creger is also a former player of Coach Quarters.
Coach Quarters commented on Joe’s skills saying: “Joe is a young smaller Defenseman with strong edges, see the ice well, and is hard to beat one on one. Having Joe practice with our team last fall I was impressed with his passing ability and skating. Our staff felt Joe was a sponge and not only did he want to improve his game by asking questions he also put in the work and showed confidence and a competitive streak. Joe may be one of our younger players this year but being a natural leader will help us on the ice and in the locker room, plus he fits our culture of volunteering in the community. Joe will be attending Lincoln High School this fall.” We look forward to having Joe with us for season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Riverkings sign big power forward, Roger Schoenike, from Sun Prairie. Coach Quarters commented on Schoenike’s size, “This is a big signing for the Riverkings because Roger not only has the size and skill all teams look for in a dominant power forward, he also has outstanding character and the potential you want on the ice and off the ice in our community, which is a big win. Roger is young with three years of junior hockey still ahead of him and looks to be a player with a high ceiling that through hard work should result in moving up to the NCDC or NAHL. Although he went back to play his senior year of high school hockey, Roger has over a full season of junior hockey experience. We are very excited for our fans to watch this 6’6” 220 forward impose his will on our competition.”
Roger’s High School coach and former Riverking Captain Austin Luxford had high praise for his player, “[Roger is], very skilled for his size with a great shot. More importantly he’s one of the best locker room guys I’ve ever had. Always has a smile on his face, always is having fun, but flips that switch as soon as it’s game time and puts it all on the ice for the entirety of the game. Great player, outstanding person, phenomenal teammate.”
We look forward to having Roger with us for the 2019-2020 season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river!#SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Speedy forward signs with Riverkings. Reece McDonald comes to Wisconsin Rapids from the Sioux City Metros. Coach Quarters talked on Reece’s physicality saying: “We are excited to welcome Reece to the Riverkings and we feel our staff has found a diamond in the rough. Reece plays the game the right way and mirrors our veteran Cole Creger whose style of play is fast, hard, and physical. Reece plays the game with skill and an edge which can come as a surprise as he is not very big, but he plays big and isn’t afraid to play in the tough areas. One of the things that really stood out in his game was all the little things he does, from blocking shot to back checking. Plus, he is a great teammate with a positive outlook on life. Reece is one of handful of recruits that was a captain of team and being from Sioux City he fits our hard-working, blue collar mentality.“ We look forward to having Reece with us for the 2019-2020 season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Max Moore resigns with the Riverkings after coming to the Riverkings mid-season during the 2018-19 season. The Wisconsin native is excited to be back with Riverkings for another season saying, “In this upcoming season I’m really looking forward to being back with the boys., with our eyes on a championship. It’s so fun going to battle everyday with my second family as we all try to achieve the same goal.” Coach Quarters commented on Max’s scoring ability. “Max was a great addition and was a key to the Riverkings going 12-3 after break and helping us secure home ice in the playoffs. Max is a pure goal scorer and makes us stronger up the middle of our lineup. Having another strong center who is good on face offs and hard to play against will really gives the opportunity to build off the Riverkings standard of success. Also, being a Wisconsin native he brings that blue collar mentality that our community is accustom to. Max is the type of player that brings enthusiasm everyday to the rink as well as a high compete level.” We look forward to another season with Max as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSIX
Kyle Smith resigns for the 2019-2020 season! The Rhode Island native decides to head back to Wisconsin Rapids after a great rookie season contributing his personal success to the Riverkings culture saying, “I am very excited to be returning for another season with the Riverkings. I am looking forward to stepping up to a bigger team role and getting back into the hardworking culture the Riverkings provide players with leading the team to success in many ways. A championship run is in sight for us his 2019-2020 season.” Coach Quarters values Kyle’s work ethic saying, “Kyle Smith is the type of players that is hard to play against because of his skill set, speed, and high competion level. What separates Kyle from most other players is intense work ethic (which he displayed as a rookie) and his ability to push himself to the limit which rubs off on our entire team. He is a player that defines our culture of giving more then you receive. Kyle is ready for a break through season and his confident play towards the end of last season is a good indicator he is ready for a bigger role within this team in the coming season.” We are excited to have Kyle with us for Season Six as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore
Riverkings re-sign Assistant Captain, Haralds Jirgens And Jordan Stear for the 2019-2020 season. Jirgens averaged .82 ppg during his tenure with the Riverkings this season. Stear claimed 35 regular season points in this his rookie season! Coach Quarters stated, “The Riverkings’ mission is to help prepare our players to be the best they can be and advance them through their career.” Jordan Stear commented on the excellent culture the Riverkings provide saying, “I can 100% say that I feel I am a better player now than I was when I first arrived in Wisconsin Rapids last August. The Riverkings’ culture has encouraged me to seize opportunities that come my way and instilled in me the courage to widen my horizons while knowing the organization will always have my back throughout the entire process. I am looking forward to the opportunity to win a championship with the other possible returning players and the team we create next season. I will always be able to call the Riverkings home. ” With the chance to advance to higher leagues we wish our boys all the best but we value their hard work ethic and they know they always have a spot waiting with the Riverkings family. Looking forward to next season as we’re back for more and continuing to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSix
Riverkings successfully end tonight’s game winning 3-2. Brayden Uttech, Nathan Bottles and Logan Harris hit the back of the net. The game was tied 2-2 until the final 28 seconds when Harris scored the game winning goal. We will continue the playoff series tomorrow night at 7pm. We will see you back at the South Wood County Recreational Center. #nobodycaresworkharder #seasonSIX
Wisconsin Rapids conclude the first weekend of playoffs, with an 9-0 win against the Steele County Blades. Patrick McCoy had an busy night scoring a hat trick while Zack Hartley, Markus Cook, Haralds Jirgens, Roger Schoenike, Brayden Uttech and Jordan Stear each buried pucks into the net tonight. A wide range of assists went out to Prostor, Bottles, Aigner, McCoy, Hartley, Millius, Stear, Cook, Smith; Cole Creger and Logan Harris each claimed three of their own. Giuliano Latella kept the net spotless as the Riverkings outshot the Blades 45-15. Riverkings have home ice again next weekend as they advance to the second round of playoffs in the journey to Boston for the National Championship as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #NobodyCaresWorkHarder
Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings sweep the weekend against the Steele County Blades winning by the score of 4-1 tonight. Anze Prostor got the first goal in the second period with the help of Reece MacDonald and Haralds Jirgens. Jordan Stear, Nathan Bottles and Haralds Jirgens also helped the team out with goals. Cole Creger, Jordan Stear, Haralds Jirgens, and Jered Stevenson had assists. The Riverkings had a great night outshooting the Blades 61-18. Next weekend we start playoffs at home against the Steele County Blades. They will played best 2 out of 3, Friday and Saturday at 7PM. We will see you again at the South Wood County Recreational Center! #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings split the weekend against the Rum River Mallards, winning tonight 4-2. Max Moore had the first goal assisted by Adrien Sel and Roger Schoenike. Logan Harris had a goal from Haralds Jirgens and Patrick McCoy. Brayden Uttech had a goal with Colton Flammini assisting. Nathan Bottles ended the night having a goal unassisted. Our last regular season home games will be this weekend against the Steele County Blades. We will also be honoring our Billet Families Friday night! We can’t want to see you at the South Wood County Recreational Center at 7PM. #seasonSIX #striveinvestxcel
Riverkings fall in night two 3-5 against the Blue Ox. Goals scored by Markus Cook, Brayden Uttech, and Cole Creger - assists by Stear, Jirgens, Cook, Creger, Sel, and Harris. Latella battled hard in the crease as Riverkings outshot Blue Ox 38-30. We head to Isanti, Minnesota next weekend for our last regular season road trip as we face off against the Rum River Mallards as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings come out victorious and sweep the Hudson Havoc on the season with a 4-2 victory. Down two in the second half of the third period Haralds Jirgens came up big with a power play score with the help of Jordan Stear and Pat McCoy. Less than a minute later Jirgens found the back of the net once again to tie it up - assists to Jordan Stear and Colton Flammini. Patrick McCoy came up with the game winner with minutes left helped by Colton Flammini and Brayden Uttech and sent in an empty netter to secure the Riverkings Cheese Curd Cup victory! Matt Server battled the net hard as Riverkings outshot Hudson 32-28. The Holiday Follow Challenge was a success as we proved Dan K and Lucas right with their pre-game predictions! The Riverkings want to thank our fans for showing the Dan K Show how we roll here in Wisconsin Rapids as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel #HolidayFollowChallenge #CheeseCurdCup
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The Riverkings take night two with the final score reading 12-1 in favor of the Riverkings. Goals on the night came from McCoy, Harris, Smith, Moore, Jirgens, Cook, Sel, and Bottles who scored a hat trick on the night. Assists came from Hartley, Drew Millius, Sel, Bottles, Uttech, Moore, Stear, McCoy, Smith, Prostor, Harris, Jirgens, Aigner, and Creger. Giuliano Latella kept the net in order making 11 saves on the night. The Riverkings are back in action this upcoming Friday and Saturday night against the Hudson Havoc as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings took on the Minnesota Blue Ox again this afternoon falling 0-5. The team played hard with 37 shots on goal. We will see you all at the South Wood County Rec Center this Friday and Saturday as we face off against the Rochester Vipers. #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take game two in an exciting shoot out victory 3-2 against the Moose. Adrien Sel and Zack Hartley claimed regulation goals with the help of Moore, Smith, and Aigner. Giuliano Latella defended the net as Colton Flammini and Markus Cook (GW) found the back of the net during shootout. Riverkings outshot Moose 48-28. The Riverkings head to Wisconsin Dells tomorrow night for their third and final game of the weekend as we continue build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings fall to the Metro Jets in a shootout loss. Jered Stevenson claimed a goal to tie up the game. Matt Server defended the net hard with the Riverkings out shooting the Jets 48-42. The boys head on holiday break and are back in action January 10th and 11th at home as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.
Riverkings take game one of day two as they shutout the Lansing Wolves 3-0. Markus Cook, Logan Harris, and Jered Stevenson all had goals - assists going to McCoy, Jirgens, Stear, Creger and Zack Hartley who played his 100th game as a Riverking. Goalie Armand Charland picks up his first shutout as a Riverking as the team outshot Lansing 46-10. Riverkings face the Detroit Fighting Irish at 4:40PM tonight as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.
Riverkings take the Dells in a 7-0 win. Logan Harris had two goals on the night. Haralds Jirgens, Kyle Smith, Cole Creger, Markus Cook all also had goals on the night - assists coming from McDonald, Harris, Aigner, L. Millius, Moore, Stevenson, Uttech, Flammini, Jirgens, Sel, and Cook. Riverkings outshot the Ducks 38-14 as Matt Server claimed the shutout. The Riverkings thank everyone for coming out helping us Pink the Rink as we raised money for the Dean Family’s fight against beast cancer. The boys head to Chicago Thursday to for the Chicago Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sweep the weekend with a 9-1 win against the Minnesota Mullets. Goalie Armand Charland took command of the net as Riverkings outshot the Mullets 67-19. Brayden Uttech had his first multiple score night of the season with 2 goals on the night; Patrick McCoy, Jered Stevenson, Luke Millius, Markus Cook, Jordan Stear, Gabe Aigner, and Cole Creger each claimed a goal on the night. Assists going to Creger, Stevenson, Flammini, Cook, Stear, McCoy, Hartley, Moore, Uttech, and Aigner. Riverkings are back at home next Saturday, December 14th for our Pink the Rink game for breast cancer awareness against the Dells Ducks. We hope to see you there as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings finish with a 2-2 record at the Islander Hockey Club Showcase with a 2-4 loss against the Richmond Generals. Patrick McCoy and Brayden Uttech each claimed goals - assists to Stevenson, Creger, Moore, and Flammini. The Riverkings battled hard over the weekend and head home for a small break in game action. Next games are in Minneapolis against the Minnesota Mullets December 5th and 6th as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings fall in a 2-4 loss in their second game of the tournament against Islanders Hockey Club. Haralds Jirgens nabbed a power play goal with the help of Jordan Stear and Cole Creger and Reece McDonald claimed his first USPHL goal. Riverkings will be back in action tonight against the South Shore Kings at 7PM EST (6PM CST) as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
The Riverkings fall to the Rum River Mallards on night two 2-1 in a game that went all the way to a penalty shot shootout. The Riverkings held an advantage by out shooting Rum River 43-28, but came up one goal short. Jordan Stear scored with the assist coming from Jered Stevenson and Pat McCoy. Matt Server stopped 27 of 28 shots on the night to force the shootout. We had two big crowds at the South Wood County Recreational Center. Thank to everyone who came out and supported the Riverkings as we set a new regular season attendance record. The team loves a big crowd! The Riverkings now head to Boston next week for the USPHL Merrimack College Showcase before returning back home on Saturday Dec 14th Vs the Dells Ducks as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #seasonSIX #StriveInvestXcelRiverkings sweep the Chicago Cougars with a 7-0 shut out on night two of Rivalry Weekend. Matt Server kept the net clean for a shutout as the Riverkings out-shot the Cougars 47-12. For the second time this weekend, Anze Prostor had two goals on the night along with Luke Millius, Cole Creger, Colton Flammini, Haralds Jirgens, and Markus Cook. Flammini, Cook, Stear, Jirgens, Hartley, Creger, Trevino, and Leduc all had assists on the night. Riverkings are back in action at home again next weekend against the Rum River Mallards as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sweep the Chicago Cougars with a 7-0 shut out on night two of Rivalry Weekend. Matt Server kept the net clean for a shutout as the Riverkings out-shot the Cougars 47-12. For the second time this weekend, Anze Prostor had two goals on the night along with Luke Millius, Cole Creger, Colton Flammini, Haralds Jirgens, and Markus Cook. Flammini, Cook, Stear, Jirgens, Hartley, Creger, Trevino, and Leduc all had assists on the night. Riverkings are back in action at home again next weekend against the Rum River Mallards as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
After a long, hard successful showcase weekend and a late night return to Rapids the Riverkings are our in the community today for Day of Caring helping rake yards for those unable to do so. Giving back to our community is one of our key pillars to creating successful young men and hockey players as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #RKGives #DayofCaring
Riverkings finish the weekend with a 2-1 win over the Rum River Mallards. Cole Creger and Haralds Jirgens had goals on the night. Riverkings finished the weekend 3-1 at the Midwest Showcase. Riverkings will be back in action at the South Wood County Recreation Center next Friday and Saturday as they face rivals Chicago Cougars as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings take their second game of the Midwest Showcase with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Mullets. Pat McCoy, Luke Millius, Cole Creger scores goals and assists went to Stevenson, Schoenike, McCoy, Palomares, and Smith. Riverkings face off once more tonight against the Minnesota Blue Ox at 7:40 PM tonight. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
The Riverkings split the weekend against the Steele County Blades with a 3-6 loss. Markus Cook, Patrick McCoy, and Max Moore had goals on the night. Uttech, Flammini, Stevenson, L. Millius, Smith, and Stear had assists on the night. Riverkings are back in action on the road again next Friday and Saturday against the Hudson Havoc as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sweep the weekend against the Dells Ducks tonight winning 7-1. Cole Creger started the night in the second period. Jered Stevenson, Harolds Jirgens and Adrien Sel each getting points on the board. Thank you for everyone who came out to support us tonight! Next weekend we are on the road to Steel County Blades! #SeasonSIX #striveinvestxcel
Riverkings split the weekend in Chicago with a 6-2 win. L. Millius, Jirgens, McCoy, Flammini, Stear, and Stevenson had goals on the night. Sel, McCoy, Creger, Stevenson, Uttech, and Stear had assists. We head to Rochester next weekend to face off against Rochester Vipers as we continue to build hockey up and down the river #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign top forward from Wisconsin. Riverkings have a tradition of signing top players late in the recruiting process. Brayden Uttech is a forward from Sun Prairie, WI and played for the Madison Capitals U18 team. Coach Quarters said “Brayden is a player on the cuffs of playing at the tier 2 level and is coming to the Riverkings to help improve his game with the goal of attaining opportunities to play at higher levels or NCAA. Brayden’s skill set of playing a hard forechecking game based on speed and skill, heavy shot and his competitive edge will create an immediate impact on Riverkings from day 1. Brayden is a player I have gotten to know over the last couple years and I am excited to have a hand in his development. Brayden was sought after by almost every team at our level and said he is excited to play on a team with players he has skated with in the past and is looking forward to becoming a part of the Riverking tradition.” We look forward to seeing Brayden and the rest of the team tomorrow as they report for the season! #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign veteran forward from Colorado. Dante Polamarse comes to the Riverkings from the New Hampshire Monarchs. Coach Quarters said, ”Dante brings veteran leadership and being a 20 year old this is his last kick at the can. Dante will provide the team with a passionate style of play combined with a strong sense of urgency every shift. The six foot, 205 pound power forward will remind our fans at SWCRC of former three year Riverkings player Richie Young. Dante’s hard shot, physical presence, and intense work ethic will have a positive impact on the ice. Off the ice Dante will fit our culture of volunteering and giving back to the community. He is an exceptional student who comes from a hard working background.” We look forward to having Dante with us as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings sign top line veteran forward from out East. Patrick McCoy joins the Riverkings in his final season of junior hockey. Coach Quarters is excited to the additional veteran leadership being added to the roster. “Signing Patrick is a big step as we continue our quest to remain a top team in what has become a very competitive Midwest Division of the USPHL - Premier. This is a player that we recruited hard last season and feel fortunate that fate brought him to us as a 20-year-old veteran. McCoy plays a heavy, aggressive game in all three zones. He has a high hockey IQ, great stick skills, ice vision and strong leadership qualities. He plays a ‘mans game.’ I am excited for Patrick to join teammate and friend, Jered Stevenson; I know without a doubt that his passion and hard work will help propel our team in a positive direction. The Riverking’s culture will provide a professional environment and supportive fan base that Patrick will excel in.” McCoy looks forward to hitting the ice with his old teammate and Riverking returner, Jered. “I’m excited to play somewhere new, and to join my close friend for our last year of juniors. It is going to be one to remember. I can’t wait to get started.” Jered is also looking forward to having a player and friend like McCoy on the ice with him this season, “Having Patrick come to the Riverkings is a big step in the right direction to achieving our ultimate goal of a championship. He is a great playmaker and brings a physical edge as well.” We look forward to having Patrick with us for Season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX StriveInvestExcel #BackForMore
Riverking ink young defenseman from Iowa. Drew Millius is the younger brother of returning forward veteran Luke Millius.
Coach Quarters is looking forward to seeing Drew develop. “Drew has been to most of our games watching his brother last season and even practice with our team, so he knows what to expect more then most first year players and he have a better read on him as an incoming rookie. Drew has solid size, can really skate, great skill set, and plays an aggressive old school physical style that should really help us from day one. This is a player a lot of teams in our division went after but he wanted to be part of our organization. Drew is 17 years old, but he plays a mature game with a great mix of offensive ability but also takes pride of playing strong in our end of the ice. Drew will be attending Lincoln HS this fall.” We look forward to having Drew with us for our Sixth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #StriveInvestXcel
Riverkings return veteran to forward core.
19 year old Luke Millius returns for his second season.
Coach Quarters commented on Luke presence on the ice saying: “Luke is an aggressive forward who will impose his will in the opposition with his tenacious forecheck and speed. Returning this 2nd year player is a key to having balance through our line up and with Luke’s strong desire, competitive streak, and blue collar work ethic he makes the Riverkings a tough team to play against. Last year was a learning curve for this hard hitting right winger from Dubuque, Iowa and with his speed up and down the wall added his heavy shot we are looking forward to Luke having a breakthrough season. Luke knows our culture and he is ready to be a leader in and off the ice as a veteran player. This is a key returner to our team! Luke is excited to be back on the ice, especially with his brother this, “I’m excited to have my brother on the ice with me. It’s great to be coming back to the Riverkings and I know we all are really looking forward to the opportunity to punching a ticket to Boston. I’m excited to see where this season will take us.” We are excited to have Luke back with us for Season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Riverkings are proud to announce the signing of Minnesota native Danny Klatt. Danny comes from Duluth Marshall High School and was highly recommend by Riverkings advisor, Brent Cullaton. Coach Quarters commented on his hopes for Danny: “Danny is a player that plays with speed and skill and he has a high compete level. What we are excited about when we recruited Danny was not only did he take his game and training very serious, he fits our culture with his strong character and willingness to be the best he can be in everything he does on and off the ice and in the classroom. Danny wakes up everyday with a goal and the desire to work hard and is always looking to improve his game. He is the type of player you build a winning team with.” We look forward to Danny joining us in our sixth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSix #BackForMore
Riverkings sign French forward, Adrien Sel. The ‘00 was recommended by one of the best all-time Riverkings and family friend, Adrien Sebag. Adrien played for Courbevoie before coming to the Riverkings. Coach Quarters commented on Sel and his play, saying: “This French native is very similar to Sebag with good offensive skills and physical play. Adrien has a strong desire to win and wants to continue his education in America. He is a hard worker with a high skill set and fits of culture of giving back to the community.” We look forward to having Adrien with us as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSix #BackForMore
Zack Hartley resigns with the Riverkings for his third season! Hartley is excited to continue his growth with the Riverkings saying, “As a three year returner I hope to continue to build the culture on and off the ice. We have a strong core from last years team returning this year so I’m looking forward to see how the season goes and hoping to get to Boston for a national championship run. I’m excited to get back into the SWCRC and get back to work.” Coach Quarters talked of Zack’s ability to lead, saying “Zach Hartley is heading into his third season with the Riverkings and has developed into an all round defenseman for the Riverkings. Zack joined our team as a 16-year-old offensive defenseman with an edge and mean streak, now entering his third year he has matured into a player we can count on in all three zones. The Fort Wayne native will be relied on to provide offensive on the power play, but he has evolved into a top penalty killer and shot blocker. Zack was off to a great season last year but ran into a few injuries that took away from him being able to be at his best. We are excited for Zack to fill a leadership position and he knows our culture and how it transpires both on the ice and in the community. Zack is an outstanding locker room guy and because of his hard work he is ready for a breakthrough season.” We look forward to having Zack back for more in our sixth season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonSIX #BackForMore
Jered Stevenson signs for the 2019–2020 season. Jered high speed play helped the Riverkings offensively and defensively. Jered is looking forward to working more with Riverkings staff this season: “With the help of Coach Quarters and the Riverkings community I was able to flourish as a player and hit some personal goals I had for myself as a player. I hope to continue to progress in my skill set and learn from my teammates and coaches. The set of returns we have is setting us up for success in 2019-2020 season and getting to Boston is clearly a goal for everyone returning. I can’t wait for the season to begin.” Coach Quarters commented on Jered’s hockey abilities saying, “Jered is a big piece of our teams puzzle as we look to reload and maintain the high level of play our fans are accustom to. As a veteran, Jered will bring experience, puck skills, and a high hockey IQ. On top of all this, the most intimating part of Jered’s game is his speed, especially when he has the puck with his ability to go into an even higher gear. We look for Jered to be a top player for the Riverkings and also one of the top player in the entire USPHL Premier, which should lead to multiple NCCA options. Our coaching staff is very confident that Jered will help lead us on the ice and also being a leader in our locker room and Rapids community.” We are excited to have Jered back for season SIX as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore #SeasonSIX
Cole Creger returns for a third year with Riverkings! Creger faced an injury during the middle of the season, but came back strong in the latter half of the season. Creger had 38 points in his 36 games played in the 2018-2019 season. Coach Quarter’s values the Assistant Captain’s leadership saying, “Cole is a 200-foot player who plays the game hard and honest. Having Cole return as a third year center helps shape our leadership on and off the ice. He is a veteran that can be counted on to bring a high level of competition on a consistent basis. Cole is the type of player that makes your organization better at the rink and throughout the community.” Creger is looking forward to the teams composition next season and has high expectations for the season’s success commenting, “As a third year returner I hope to continue to develop my skills with my future in mind all thanks to the environment that the Riverkings provide. The group of returners we have for the 2019-2020 seasons is setting up for a successful season allowing to go further than we accomplished this past season.” We look forward to having Cole back on our roster for next season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #BackForMore