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(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves are back home this weekend with a three-game series against the Peoria Mustangs. The game times are set for 7:10 pm on both Friday and Saturday, and 12:10 pm on Sunday. The RiverWolves are currently winless in four games versus the 2nd place team in the Central Division. This will be the first time Peoria visits Wausau this season, so the RiverWolves will look to get into the win column at the friendly confines of Marathon Park. The RiverWolves will be looking to carry some momentum from last week’s play at Rochester.

What to Watch For

Last week, RiverWolves defenseman Ethan Cumming was the NA3HL Central Star of the Week. Cumming, out of St. Cloud, MN, joined the RiverWolves on January 15th and has been on a tear ever since. Last Friday vs the Grizzlies, Cumming netted two goals, followed by another two goals and an assist on Saturday. Cumming is averaging a point-per-game so far, with six goals and one assist in seven games.

The Mustangs currently boast an 18-4 record. Peoria is led by the duo of Reid Lune, of Edwards, IL, and Jack Craycroft, of Ankney, IA. Lune has seven goals and 15 assists in 24 games, and Craycroft has two goals and 18 assists in 23 games.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, and Caleb Sauer, from Waupun, WI, are expected to split time in goal this weekend for The RiverWolves. La Forge has turned back 525 of 595 shots so far this year for an 88.2% save percentage.

Caleb Sauer has turned back 204 of 234 shots for an 87.2% save percentage. Look for Sauer to see more action in net after settling in since joining the RiverWolves in early January.

The Mustangs are expected to start Cole Walter in net this weekend. Walter is a native of Rochester, MN, and has a 93.5% save percentage.

Up Next

The RiverWolves are home again next Friday for a matchup vs the Oregon Tradesmen.  It will also be the RiverWolves camo beanie giveaway presented by Fleet Farm. Game time is set for 7:10 pm.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

Wausau, WI – The Wausau RiverWolves have signed defenseman Ethan Cumming and acquired forward Pavel Bakhtin via trade with the El Paso Rhinos. Cumming attended St. Cloud Cathedral where he netted 19 goals and had 34 assists in 63 games. He most recently played in the USPHL with the Utah Outliers.

Bakhtin is a former member of the Meijer AAA U18 team.  In just nine games this season with El Paso he recorded four points.

“I’m looking forward to having these players join us and  seeing them make an impact on the ice during the 2nd half of our season,” 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.
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