(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the first-place Rochester Grizzlies tonight at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Wausau is coming off a disappointing weekend sweep in St. Louis (7-0, 4-2, 4-1 and 4-0). The lone bright spot for Wausau was forward Tommy Raith, who netted 2 goals in the 4 games. Tonight begins another busy weekend of hockey for the RiverWolves. After hosting Rochester tonight, Wausau will visit the Milwaukee Power Friday night and host them Saturday night at 7:10pm.
What to Watch For
Wausau will be hoping to play spoiler tonight as Rochester comes into action just 5 points ahead of Peoria for the Central Division title. In the last matchup between the teams on January 30th the RiverWolves fell in OT by a 4-3 score.
Rochester currently holds a 27-5-0-1 record after sweeping Milwaukee last weekend. The Grizzlies are led by third year NA3HL player Peyton Hart. Hart has 20 goals and 18 assists in 33 games. Eight of his 38 points have come in games vs Wausau.
Between the Pipes
Caleb Sauer is expected to get the start tonight in net. Sauer has a 3-9-1 record with a .891 save percentage.
The Grizzlies are expected to start Shane Soderwell. Soderwell holds a 15-2 record and .949 save percentage.
Wausau will return home March 6th with a game vs the Milwaukee Power for RiverWolves Pint Glass Giveaway presented by Budweiser. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***
Wausau, WI – The Wausau RiverWolves have signed defenseman Nate Brown and goaltender Caleb Sauer to a 2020-2021 contract. The additions of Brown and Sauer will bring quality junior hockey experience to their defensive zone. Both players spent their 2019-20 campaigns playing in the SIJHL with the Thief River Falls Norskies. Brown scored 1 goal and netted 14 assists in 47 games. Sauer had a 3.11 goals against average and .900 save percentage in 21 games. Brown and Sauer played their high school hockey at Waupun High School in Waupun, Wisconsin.
“Nate and Caleb will be two key additions for us as we look to continue to bolster our roster and make a push towards the playoffs. I believe they will be key contributors to help our team reach their goals,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.
Stay connected during the season by following the RiverWolves @wausaurwolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at riverwolveshockey.com. The RiverWolves next home game in Saturday, January 16th versus the Milwaukee Power. Tickets are available online via riverwolveshockey.com *Limited Availability*
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.