WAUSAU, WI – Wausau hosts Central Division foe Wisconsin Whalers in a Saturday night match up at the Marathon Park Ice Arena. The RiverWolves come into the game with a (3-6-0) record, which puts them in sixth place in the central division. The Whalers enter Saturday’s game with a (5-8-0) record, which currently has them in fifth-place in the central.  The Whalers also enter the contest on a four-game losing streak.

RiverWolves skaters Rollie Carlson and Mitch Idalski have provided a bulk of the offensive fire power this season. Rollie Carlson enters the game with 15 total points, 3 goals and 12 assists.  Idalski comes in with 14 points and is currently the team’s leading goal scorer with 7 on the year.

For Wisconsin, Sam Hanson and Luke Hefty are their top point getters.  Hanson leads them with 25 points in nine games. Meanwhile, teammate Luke Hefty has 2 goals and 14 assists this season for the Whalers.

Alex Gilev is starting between the pipes for the RiverWolves. Gilev earned a Top 5 Play of the Week in the NA3HL this week with a tremendous save versus Milwaukee last Friday Night. He holds a save percentage of .898 and has a goals against average of 3.50.  It will likely be Misawa, Japan native Kai Tomita in net for the Whalers.  He has a 3-6 record and a .877 save percentage.

Following Saturday Night’s matchup the RiverWolves play a two-game series against Peoria Mustangs on Nov. 9 and 10 at 7:30pm.  The November 9th game is presented by GI Associates and Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The November 10th game is Military Appreciation Night presented by Milwaukee Burger Company, Veterans and current service members receive a free ticket to the game.  For additional information visit riverwolveshockey.com.

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