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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Wausau WI- The RiverWolves travel to Milwaukee to take on the Power for their lone game of the weekend Friday Night.   This will be the fourth meeting between the two rivals.  Wausau leads the season series with a record of 2-1.  Heading into the game, the RiverWolves come in with a 3-18-1-0 record while the Power sit at 5-19-0-0.

What to Watch For

Watch out for Wausau forward Kasey Couture as he looks to continue the hot streak that he is currently on. Last weekend against Breezy Point, he scored three goals and had one assist to bring his totals to 11 goals and 12 assists.  He leads the team with 23 points on the year.

Look for the Power to improve on their division worst power play percentage at home.  At home, Milwaukee sports a minuscule 15.5% (9 for 58) on the power play.  This is a figure that they will try to increase as they get ready to play the RiverWolves.

In the Crease

Wausau is expected to start Monticello, Minnesota native Tyler Klatt in net.  In 17 games he has played in this year, he has compiled a 2-12-1 record to go along with a .876 save percentage.  His goals against average is currently at 6.22.

Joey Greilich, out of Mukwonago, Wisconsin is expected to be the starting goaltender for the Power.  He brings in a record of 3-9-0-1 through the 15 games he has played in.  He has a 4.51goals against average to go with a save percentage of .910.

Up Next

Your Wausau RiverWolves are back at home on Friday, December 13th at 7:30 pm.  For tickets visit RiverWolvesHockey.com.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host Central Division foe in the Coulee Region Chill Friday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena. The two teams have split a pair of games so far this season. Wausau defeated the defending Central Division champions October 11th by a score of 4-2 and fell by a 4-0 final on October 25th in La Crosse. Heading into Friday night’s contest Wausau holds a 3-13-1 record, while Coulee Region has a  12-7-0-0 record this season.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be seeking a bounce back performance from their starting goaltender Tyler Klatt. Klatt struggled last Friday night versus Peoria before eventually being pulled. He did put up together two solid periods versus a high powered Peoria Mustang attack on Saturday night. RiverWolves forward Kasey Couture has taken over the top goal scoring spot for the team. Five of his seven goals have come inside the friendly confines of Marathon Park Ice Arena.

The Chill are led by forward Parker Severson who has 30 total points  (10 G, 20 A). Jacob Best and Marco Escobar have 29 and 26 points respectfully. Coulee Region is coming off a 9-2 loss last night on their home ice to the Rochester Grizzles, which saw Rochester put up 5 goals in the first period.

In the Crease

Tyler Klatt, native of Monticello, Minnesota is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-10-1 record with a goals against average of 5.77.  His save percentage is at .886.

The Chill  are expected to have Grosse Point, Michigan native Devin Naidow start in net.  His record for the season is 5-4-0-0 and his save percentage is at .904.  His goals against average is at 3.47. Naidow took the loss last night to Rochester after allowing 4 goals in the first 10 minutes of action.

Up Next

Wausau will welcome the Rochester Grizzles Saturday night for a 7:30 puck drop at Marathon Park Ice Arena. All kids 12 and under receive a FREE ticket to the game with a paid adult.   For tickets visit RiverWolvesHockey.com

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host Central Division foe in the Peoria Mustangs in weekend series beginning Friday night at Marathon Park Ice Arena.   Heading into Friday night’s contest Wausau holds a 3-11-1 record, while Peoria has a  7-9-0-1 record this season.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking to stack their success from their series sweep of the Milwaukee Power last weekend.To date Wausau has a 2-1-1 record on the home ice.  RiverWolves forward Kasey Couture has come into his own as of late. Couture tallied just three points in the first eight games of the season, but has since contributed eight point in his last seven games.

The Mustangs are led by forward Austin Keil who has 24 total points  in his third season playing in the NA3HL. George Giese and Dillan Bentley have 15 and 14 points respectfully.

In the Crease

Tyler Klatt, native of Monticello, Minnesota is expected to start in net for the RiverWolves.  He currently holds a 2-8-1 record with a goals against average of 5.51.  His save percentage is at .891.

The Mustangs  are expected to have Normal, Illinois native Jaden Gardner start in net.  His record for the season is 4-4-0-1 and his save percentage is at .906.  His goals against average is at 2.42.

Up Next

Wausau will welcome the Coulee Region Chill and the Rochester Grizzles next Friday and Saturday for a pair of 7:30 puck drops at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Catch the action on hockeytv.  For tickets visit RiverWolvesHockey.com