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(WAUSAU, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves play host to the top team in the NA3HL Central Division in the Rochester Grizzlies (10-2-0-0) tonight at 7:10pm from Marathon Park Ice Arena. This is the first matchup between the two teams this season. Wausau is coming off of 4-0 and 7-3 defeats at the hand of the Peoria Mustangs last weekend in Peoria.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Kasey Couture netted his first goal on the season last Saturday night in his 8th game played. Look for the RiverWolves top goal scorer from a season ago to get his season back on track tonight vs Rochester.

Rochester is lead by third year Grizzlies forward Peyton Hart. Hart has 6 goals and 4 assists for 0.83 points per game.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha is expected to start in net for Wausau.  La Forge currently has a 4.71 GAA and .897 save percentage in 7 games played.

Rochester is expected to start Shane Soderwall in net. He comes in with a 1.84 GAA and .927 save percentage.

Up Next

The RiverWolves hit the road tomorrow night for a matchup with Central Division foe Oregon Tradesmen. Catch the game on HockeyTV starting at 7:30pm.

(WAUSAU, WI)- Hockey is back at Marathon Park Ice Arena as the RiverWolves open their 2020-21 home schedule at 7:10 PM tonight versus the newly formed Oregon Tradesmen.  Wausau is looking to bounce back from last weekends loss to the Tradesmen. Tickets for tonight’s game are sold out. There will be no walk-up sales available. Tickets for our next home game will go on sale beginning Monday at 10am via riverwolveshockey.com.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Isaac Wickersheim scored his first NA3HL goal last weekend vs Oregon. Wickersheim, from Antigo, WI, tallied 84 points in 96 games throughout his high school career, netting 45 goals. Look for him to contribute in a big way in the offensive zone. Keep an eye out for newly acquired forward Caeden Phelps from the Alexandria Blizzard. The skilled forward signed a NAHL tender agreement with the Northeast Generals this past winter and will be a welcomed addition to the top line.

The Tradesmen are led by Ethan McCormack, who was last weeks NA3HL Central Star of the Week. McCormack tallied 3 goals and 4 total points in two games while helping The Tradesmen start 2-0 in the league.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, Wisconsin is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.

The Tradesmen are expected to start Leo Lapata in net Friday night.  Lapata is a native of Evanston, Illinois.

Up Next

The RiverWolves are headed to Rochester, Minnesota, next Friday, October 16th for a matchup against the Grizzlies before returning home on October 17th for game 2 vs Rochester. Reserve  your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves begin their 2020-21 season campaign tonight at Janesville Ice Arena versus the newly formed Oregon Tradesmen.  Wausau returns just 4 players from last season as the team retooled the roster. Among the new faces are several top players from North Central Wisconsin including Max Beste (Mosinee) and Issac Wickersheim (Antigo), who put up a combined 200 points during their high school careers.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Kasey Couture highlights the returning players for Wausau. Last season Couture contributed 15 goals and 23 assists in 47 games.

The Oregon Trademen are led by former Coulee Region Chill skater Parker Severson who netted with 33 goals last season.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, Wisconsin is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.

The Tradesmen are expected to start Leo Lapata in net Friday night.  Lapata is a native of Evanston, Illinois.

Up Next

Wausau will open up their home slate next Friday, October 9th at 7:10pm as they play host to the same Oregon Tradesmen. Reserve  your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves travel to Willmar, Minnesota this weekend as they conclude their 2019-2020 regular season campaign. Wausau faced Willmar during their home opening weekend back on September 27 & 28. Willmar defeated Wausau 4-1  in game one and took a OT victory in game two by a score of 3-2. Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Willmar is fifth in the West Division. Willmar was officially eliminated from playoff contention last weekend.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Robert Carlson has been finding his name on the stat sheet often recently. Carlson has six points in his last eight games played.

The Warhawks are led by Brandon Holt who leads the team with 40 total points. (G15, A34)

In the Crease

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, Wisconsin is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves Friday Night.  He currently holds a 3-8-1-0 record, with a goals against average of 5.69.  His save percentage is at .881. Tyler Klatt will likely start the regular season finale.

The Warhawks are expected to play a combo of Luke Weberg and Lukas Haugen. Weberg is 7-10-0-0 with a goals against average of 4.74 and save percentage of .873. Haugen has a 4-9-2-1 record with a goals against average of 3.64 and save percentage of .920.

Up Next

Wausau will turn their focus to the 2020-2021 season. The RiverWolves will be participating in the 2020 NA3HL Draft on Thursday, April 23rd at 3pm. Catch the draft live on HockeyTV.  Stay connected during the off-season by following the RiverWolves @wausaurwolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at riverwolveshockey.com.

WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves take on the Coulee Region Chill Friday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena in their final match up between the two teams this season.  Heading into Friday’s contest, the season series has Coulee up four games to one. Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Coulee is second in the Central Division.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking to finish their home schedule strong as they play their final two home games of the 2019-2020 season.  RiverWolves forward Tanner Eskro has an opportunity to finish the season as the RiverWolves all-time goal scoring leader. Eskro is just four goals behind current leader 2017-2018 RiverWolves forward Matt Irwin, who stands at 37 career goals. Eskro has five more games to accomplish the feat.

The Coulee Region Chill are led by Parker Severson who leads the team with 32 goals, and Sam VanderHoeven with 27 goals.

In the Crease

Tyler Klatt, native of Monticello, Minnesota is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-24-0-0 record, with a goals against average of 6.33.  His save percentage is at .874.

The Chill are expected to start Michael Janke in net Friday night.  His record for the season is 12-7-0-0 and his save percentage is at .919.  His goals against average is at 2.65.

Up Next

Wausau will conclude their home schedule Saturday night at 7:30pm as they play host to the Rochester Grizzles. It’s Fan Appreciation Night, which means fan giveaways will be happening all game! Buy tickets online 24/7 at riverwolveshockey.com.

WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves will be going to La Crosse to take on the Coulee Region Chill Sunday afternoon at Green Island Ice Arena. Wausau is coming off a 7-1 win to Milwaukee last weekend.  The last match up with Coulee Region saw Wausau lose by a score of 4-1 back on January 16th. Heading into Sunday’s afternoon contest, the season series has Coulee up three games to one. Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Coulee is third in the Central Division.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking to keep things rolling after a win against the Milwaukee Power last weekend. The RiverWolves had six different players light the lamp in Eskro, Miller, Raddatz, Baker, Couture and Carlson on their seven combined goals.

The Coulee Region Chill are led by Parker Severson who leads the team with 31 goals, and Sam VanderHoeven with 25 goals.

In the Crease

Tyler Klatt, native of Monticello, Minnesota is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-23-2-0 record, with a goals against average of 6.20.  His save percentage is at .877. Klatt is coming off a loss in his last action versus Rochester back on February 7th.

The Chill are expected to start Devin Naidow in the net Sunday afternoon.  His record for the season is 15-6-0-0 and his save percentage is at .922.  His goals against average is at 2.77 and recorded a win on February 15th versus Rochester.

Up Next

After only one game this weekend, the RiverWolves will return home to face the Coulee Region Chill and Rochester Grizzles for the final two home games of the 2019-2020 season on February 28th & 29th. Buy tickets online 24/7 at riverwolveshockey.com.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the Milwaukee Power on Friday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Wausau is coming of a 7-0 loss to first place Rochester last weekend.  The last match up with Milwaukee saw Wausau win by a score of 6-4 back on February 1st. Heading into Friday night’s contest, the season series currently is tied at three games a piece with two games remaining. Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Milwaukee is fifth in the Central Division.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking to get back to their balanced scoring attack in their last win versus Milwaukee. The RiverWolves had six different players light the lamp in Carlson, Reimringer, Idalski, Baker, Minch and Miller on their six goals.

The Milwaukee Power are led by forward Wesley Knutson who has 18 goals and 34 total points this season.

In the Crease

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-8-0-0 record, with a goals against average of 6.24.  His save percentage is at .873. La Forge picked up the win in his last action versus Milwaukee back on February 1st.

The Power are expected to start Joey Greilich in net tonight.  His record for the season is 6-14-0-0 and his save percentage is at .905.  His goals against average is at 4.74 and recorded a  OT win on January 31st versus Wausau.

Up Next

After only one game this weekend, the RiverWolves will travel to La Crosse to take on the Coulee Region Chill  February 23rd and then will return to Marathon Park Ice Arena for the final two home games of the 2019-2020 season on February 28th & 29th. Buy tickets online 24/7 at riverwolveshockey.com.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the Rochester Grizzles on Friday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Wausau is coming of a three point weekend versus Milwaukee last weekend.  The last match up with Rochester saw Wausau fall by a score of 5-3. Heading into Friday night’s contest, Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Rochester is 1st in the Central Division.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves defenseman, Blake Neudecker has been playing his best hockey of the 2019-2020 campaign. The St. Louis Park, Minnesota native had three assists last weekend and has five points in his last six games played.

The Rochester Grizzles are led by Joey Fodstad who has 21 goals and 42 total points this season.

In the Crease

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-8-0-0 record, with a goals against average of 6.24.  His save percentage is at .873. La Forge picked up the win last Saturday versus Milwaukee.

The Grizzles are expected to start Mathias Backstrom in net tonight.  His record for the season is 14-3-0-0 and his save percentage is at .939.  His goals against average is at 1.52 after only giving up one goal in a win against North Iowa Saturday.

Up Next

After only one game this weekend, the RiverWolves will welcome the Milwaukee Power back to Marathon Park Ice Arena next Friday night for the Teddy Bear Toss Game presented by Culvers. Buy tickets online 24/7 at riverwolveshockey.com.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the Milwaukee Power Friday and Saturday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena. The current season series is tied at two game apiece. Wausau swept Milwaukee back on November 8th and 9th in a home and home series.  Heading into Friday night’s contest, Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Milwaukee is 5th place in the Central Division.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward, Alexander Kelsall. has been going a great job of capitalizing on loose puck in front of the net. The Gilbert, Arizona native and former Milwaukee Power skater has two goals in the last four games.

The Milwaukee Power are led by Wesley Knutson who has 19 goals and 31 points this season, and Garrett Alton who has 8 goals and 28 points. Both were selected to the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament happening next month in New England.

In the Crease

Tyler Klatt, native of Monticello, Minnesota is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-22-0-0 record, with a goals against average of 6.22.  His save percentage is at .877.

The Power are expected to start Joey Greilich in net tonight.  His record for the season is 5-12-0-1 and his save percentage is at .906.  His goals against average is at 4.53 after only giving up one goal in a win against the Willmar WarHawks last weekend.

Wausau will finish their weekend series with Milwaukee Saturday night as the puck drops at 7:30pm from Marathon Park Ice Arena. Join the RiverWolves for Trig’s Savings Pack Night. Buy tickets online 24/7 at riverwolveshockey.com.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the Granite City Lumberjacks Friday and Saturday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Granite City swept Wausau back on November 1st and 2nd in Minnesota. Heading into Friday night’s contest Wausau currently stands in sixth place in the Central Division, while Granite City is 2 points out of first in the West Division.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves defenseman Jake Minch has been solid in the defensive zone since joining the team in late November. The Stevens Point native will look to extend his point streak to three games this evening.

The Lumberjacks are led by forward Carson Simon with 32 points and Bailey Sommers who has 31 total points. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 5-2 win Wednesday night versus Willmar.

In the Crease

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, Wisconsin is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 1-7-1 record with a goals against average of 6.63.  His save percentage is at .870.

The Lumberjacks are expected to have Nate Johnston start in net.  His record for the season is 12-0-0-2 and his save percentage is at .935.  His goals against average is at 1.54. Johnston picked up a shut-out win his last time out versus Alexandria on January 4th.

Wausau will wrap up their weekend series with Granite City Saturday night as the puck drops at 7:30pm from Marathon Park Ice Arena. Join the RiverWolves as the first 250 fans receive a RiverWolves Winter Hat courtesy of National Dental Academy of Wisconsin.  Get your ticket online at RiverWolvesHockey.com