Wausau, WI – The Wausau RiverWolves of the NA3HL are proud to announce that Forward Barak Broad has committed to play Division 2 (ACHA) college hockey at Utah State.
Broad, a native of Sheridan, Wyoming played in 65 games over the past two seasons with the RiverWolves. In those games he recorded 14 points with 1 goal and 13 assists. He captained the 2018-19 RiverWolves squad, which was unfortunately cut short as he suffered a mid-season shoulder injury.
“Barak was an outstanding leader for our program the past two seasons. He is the epitome of what a captain should be and we wish him the best of luck during this collegiate hockey career at Utah State, ” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.
Be sure to follow your Wausau RiverWolves all off-season long on social media @wausaurwolves. The RiverWolves 2019-20 season schedule and promotional nights will be released in the coming months.
The RiverWolves are members of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), one of three USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Junior leagues, serves as one of the top training grounds in the country by providing the best coaching, exposure and developmental vehicles available for student-athletes in its classification. The primary mission of the NA3HL is to provide a structured developmental environment for student-athletes who have aspirations of playing in the NAHL or United States Hockey League and eventually the NCAA or American College Hockey Association. For more information, visit riverwolveshockey.com.
(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves hit the road this past weekend to take on the Rochester Ice Hawks in a two-game weekend series.
The RiverWolves topped the Ice Hawks in game one on Friday with a 3-2 overtime win. Wausau found itself down 2-0 late in the third period but rallied back with a goal by Matt Irwin during the 13th minute to draw within one goal. Austin Burgener scored just over a minute later to even the score at 2. In overtime, Wausau’s Ryan Hempel proceeded to light the lamp on an unassisted goal to pull-off the come from behind victory. Goaltender Henry Baribeau picked up the win with 41 saves.
Rochester forced another overtime in game two of the series on Saturday, but the RiverWolves prevailed again with a 3-2 victory. Ron Rentner scored the first goal of the game at the 6-minute mark of the first period to give the RiverWolves the early lead. After a score by the Ice Hawks late in the first period, the RiverWolves reclaimed the lead with a goal by Barak Broad at the 15-minute mark of the 2nd period. Rochester countered with a goal early in the third period to tie the game at 2 and help force overtime. Wausau found the net early in overtime as Merrill native Austin Burgener scored his second goal of the series just 23 seconds into overtime to lift the RiverWolves over the Ice Hawks. Wausau goaltender Jackson Fazendin secured 17 saves in the victory.
Your Wausau RiverWolves will be back in action at Marathon Park on Saturday, March 17th for the team’s first ever home playoff game. Game time is set for 7 p.m. The 1st 250 fans receive a Playoff Rally Towel Courtesy of Pizza Ranch and Fully Promoted. Playoffs Tickets are available over phone at 715.869.3132 or in person at the RiverWolves office inside Marathon Park Ice Arena located at 1201 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54401. Office Hours M-F 9am-4pm. Doors Open at 6pm on March 17th for Game 2 of the NA3HL Playoffs.