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(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves are wrapping up their season tonight with their fan appreciation game against the Peoria Mustangs. Game time is set for 7:10 pm at Marathon Park. The Mustangs are currently 2nd in the central division and have clinched their spot in the playoffs. The RiverWolves will be honoring their five age out players who will be competing in their final junior game. The team will also be honoring their families, and the billet families who have hosted players all year long.

What to Watch For

Even though the team record this season was disappointing, several players had solid seasons individually and below is a recap of those performances. The RiverWolves point leaders for this season are Trey Bociek, Iron River, MI, with 19, Isaac Wickersheim, Antigo, WI, with 18, and Pavel Bakhtin, West Bloomfield, MI, with 18. The goal leaders are Wickersheim with 12, Ethan Cumming, St. Cloud, MN, with eight, and Tommy Raith, Winnetka, IL, with 7. The assist leaders for the RiverWolves are Bociek, with 13, Bakhtin, with 12, Nolan Gifford, Lino Lakes, MN, with 10, and Taylor Frerichs, Sioux City, IA, with 10.

The Mustangs currently boast a 28-8 record and are on a four-game win streak. Peoria is led by the duo of Ethan Chesney, of Elgin, IL, and Reid Lune, of Edwards, IL. Chesney has 16 goals and 16 assists in 37 games, and Lune has 11 goals and 18 assists in 31 games.

Between the Pipes

Caleb Sauer will start in net on Saturday. This season, Sauer has appeared in 19 games, and has a record of 4-12-1 as a starter. He has faced 794 shots and stopped 706 of them for a save percentage of 88.9%.

The Mustangs are expected to start Cole Walter net this weekend. Walter is a native of Rochester, MN, and has an 93.1% save percentage on the year.

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The RiverWolves want to thank everyone for their continued support all season long. Stay connected during the off-season by following our social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @wausaurwolves.

(Wausau, WI)- Join us for Fan Appreciation Night presented by Trig’s on Saturday, March 20th. The puck drops at 7:10pm and doors open 30 minutes before puck drops. A reminder that ticket availability is limited. To guarantee a ticket you must purchase in advance of the game.

*** Tickets are now on sale via riverwolveshockey.com.***

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Single Game Ticket Prices
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+) and Military
$5 Students (5-18)
Under 5 is Free

***All seating is general

***Tickets are available online up to 2 hours before puck drop.***

Tickets are available online via riverwolveshockey.com or inside the main lobby of Marathon Park Ice Arena located at 1201 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54401 starting 30 minutes before puck drop based on availability. Masks and social distancing  required inside the facility.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves hit road for their final two road games of the season as they take on the first-place Rochester Grizzlies Thursday and Friday night at 7:05pm on HockeyTV.  Wausau is coming off a series split last weekend versus Oregon.

What to Watch For

Keep an eye on the production of the line with Hayden Shoemake, Tommy Raith and Pavel Bakhtin. In the last five games they have produced a combined three goals and six assists. Another skater that has come on strong in his last five games is Trey Bociek. The forward has three goals and four assists since the March 4th contest versus Rochester.

Rochester currently holds a 32-5-0-1 record after sweeping Milwaukee last weekend. The Grizzlies are led by third year NA3HL player Peyton Hart. Hart has 20 goals and 23 assists in 38 games. Eight of his 43 points have come in games vs Wausau. The Delafield, Wisconsin native recently committed to play Division III college hockey at UW-Stout.

Between the Pipes

Caleb Sauer and Joseph La Forge are expected to split time in net. Sauer has a 4-11-1 record with a .894 save percentage. La Forge has a .889 save percentage in 16 games this season.

The Grizzlies are expected to split time with Shane Soderwell and Zach Wiese. Both goaltenders have a goals against average below 1.88.

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Wausau will return home on Saturday for Fan Appreciation night presented by Trig’s. Fan giveaways will be happening all game long. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(Wausau, WI)- Join us for $2 Beer Night presented by Budweiser on Saturday, March 13th. The puck drops at 7:10pm and doors open 30 minutes before puck drops. A reminder that ticket availability is limited. To guarantee a ticket you must purchase in advance of the game.

*** Tickets are now on sale via riverwolveshockey.com.***

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Single Game Ticket Prices
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+) and Military
$5 Students (5-18)
Under 5 is Free

***All seating is general

***Tickets are available online up to 2 hours before puck drop.***

Tickets are available online via riverwolveshockey.com or inside the main lobby of Marathon Park Ice Arena located at 1201 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54401 starting 30 minutes before puck drop based on availability. Masks and social distancing  required inside the facility.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves have a home and home series this weekend against the Milwaukee Power. Tonight’s game is away at Milwaukee with a game time of 7 pm, and Saturday’s game will be home at Marathon Park at 7:10 pm. The RiverWolves are looking to get back into the win column this weekend after a rough stretch of games. Wausau is currently 2-4 vs Milwaukee in the season series.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Isaac Wickersheim was one of two goal scorers for the RiverWolves in last night’s loss to Rochester. Wickersheim, native of Antigo, WI, has been consistent all year for the RiverWolves, tallying a team leading 12 goals.

The Milwaukee Power are currently 5th in the Central Division. They come into Friday’s action with a 9-26 record and are currently on a seven-game skid. The Power are led by Tyler Nelson, of Pleasanton, CA. Nelson is averaging 0.86 points per game, with eight goals and 22 assists.

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 a 88.7% save percentage, meanwhile Sauer has a 89.3% save percentage.

The Power are expected to split time between Cole Shane and Ewan McDevitt. Shane has a 89.6% save percentage and McDevitt holds a 91.5% save percentage.

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The RiverWolves have another home and home series next week against the Oregon Tradesmen. Friday, March 12th will be in Oregon, with a start time of 7:30 pm, and Saturday will be home at Marathon Park for a 7:10 puck drop on $2 Beer Night presented by Budweiser. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(Wausau, WI)- Join us for the RiverWolves pint glass giveaway presented by Budweiser on Saturday, March 6th. The puck drops at 7:10pm and doors open 30 minutes before puck drops. A reminder that ticket availability is limited. To guarantee a ticket you must purchase in advance of the game.

*** Tickets are now on sale via riverwolveshockey.com.***

BUY NOW

Single Game Ticket Prices
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+) and Military
$5 Students (5-18)
Under 5 is Free

***All seating is general

***Tickets are available online up to 2 hours before puck drop.***

Tickets are available online via riverwolveshockey.com or inside the main lobby of Marathon Park Ice Arena located at 1201 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54401 starting 30 minutes before puck drop based on availability. Masks and social distancing  required inside the facility.

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves head to St. Louis for a four game weekend series vs the third place Jr. Blues. Game times are 7pm Thursday, 1pm Friday, 2pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday. All the games can be seen live on HockeyTV.  Wausau is coming off a disappointing weekend sweep by Oregon (6-1 and 7-4).  The RiverWolves are winless in four games vs St. Louis this season, but all those games came before the roster was completely retooled in late January.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking for better results on the power play this weekend.  The RiverWolves were 0-6 on the man advantage last weekend vs the Oregon Tradesmen.  The RiverWolves will continue to lean heavy on their January acquisitions. The combination of Pavel Bakhtin, Ethan Cumming, Griffin Lehet, Tommy Raith and Kaidden O’Conner have 20 goals with 13 assists over the last month.

St. Louis currently holds a 15-12-2 record after splitting with Peoria last weekend. The Jr. Blues are led by Joey Solimando and Jared Bratton. Solimando has 12 goals and 11 assists, while Bratton has 10 goals and 13 assists.

Between the Pipes

Dylan Baker, Joseph La Forge, Caleb Sauer are expected to split time in goal this weekend for the RiverWolves. Sauer has a 3-7-1 record with a .894 save percentage. La Forge is 2-11-0 with a .885 save pecentage. The RiverWolves third goaltender Dylan Baker will be seeing action in his 5th game this season.

The Jr. Blues are expected to split time between Owen Carlson and Danny Fraga. Carlson is arguably one the best goaltenders in the NA3HL. He holds a 11-8-2 record and .929 save percentage.

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Wausau will return home March 4th with a game vs the Rochester  and another March 6th vs Milwaukee.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

Wausau, WI – This week the Wausau RiverWolves were extremely active making player transactions as they acquired six total players. Below is a complete summary of the player transactions.

Hayden Shoemake: Acquired via trade with the El Paso Rhinos in exchange for a 2021 tender. Shoemake is a forward from San Diego, California. So far, he as tallied one goal and two assists in seven games for the Rhinos. Hayden played in 19 games in high school for Pacific Ridge School, scoring 10 goals and six assists.

Daniel Smolen: Acquired via trade with the Milwaukee Power in exchange for Ben Cremers. Smolen is a forward from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In four years at Beaver Dam High School, Smolen has scored 52 goals and 54 assists in 95 games

Tommy Raith: Acquired via trade with the Willmar Warhawks in exchange for a 2021 tender. Raith is a forward from Winnetka, Illinois. In high school, Tommy scored eight goals and 22 assists for multiple teams. He has played in two games for the Willmar Warhawks, scoring one goal this season.

Taylor Frerichs: Acquired via trade with the Sheridan Hawks in exchange for Caeden Phelps. Frerichs is a forward from Sioux City, Iowa. In 116 games in high school, Frerichs scored 55 goals and 66 assists for the Sioux City Metros. He has played in 12 games with the Hawks, scoring one goal and eight assists.

Kaidden O’Connor: Signed as a free agent. O’Connor is a defensemen from Mendota Heights, Minnesota. In three years with Henry Sibley High School, he posted 10 goals and nine assists in 62 games.

Richard Zupan: Signed as a free agent. Zupan is a forward from Stevens Point, Wisconsin. In four years at Pacelli High School, he tallied 49 goals and 49 assists. He also played 24 games for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, scoring nine goals and seven assists.

The RiverWolves hit the road this weekend for a two game series vs Rochester and then return home for a three game series vs Peoria next weekend. Reserve your tickets for the Peoria series at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(WAUSAU, WI)- This weekend the RiverWolves have a home and home against the Milwaukee Power. They travel to Milwaukee Friday night for a 7 o’clock game before coming home for a showdown at 7:10 on Saturday. Wausau is currently 1-4 vs Milwaukee, with the lone win coming at home with a final of 2-3. The RiverWolves are only two games behind Milwaukee in the rankings, so this weekend will be vital in gaining some ground back.

Trade Winds

The RiverWolves have just acquired Trey Bess in a trade with the Milwaukee Power. Trey is a native of Chicago, IL, and has played in 19 games so far this season. He is averaging 0.58 points per game, with 5 assists and 6 goals, including one game winner. The RiverWolves are looking for an immediate impact from Trey.

The Milwaukee Power are currently 5th in the Central Division. They boast a 4-16 record and are currently on an 8-game skid. Milwaukee is led by Teddy Marion, of Franklin, WI, and Tyler Nelson, of Pleasanton, CA. Teddy is currently averaging 0.89 points per game, with 6 goals and 11 assists. Nelson is averaging 0.80 points per game, with 4 goals and 12 assists.

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 recorded a perfect 55-save shutout vs The Tradesmen in route to a 2-0 victory on October 9th to earn him the Central Division Star of the Week from NA3HL. La Forge has turned back 402 of 455 shots so far this year for an 88.4% save percentage.

The RiverWolves recently acquired Caleb Sauer from the SIJHL Thief River Falls Norskis, and he boasted a 90% save percentage in 21 games.

The Power are expected to split time between Cole Shane, and Jackson Broussard in net this weekend. Cole Shane, from Park Ridge, IL, has a 90.3% save percentage and Jackson Broussard, from Colorado Springs, CO, boasts an 89.3% save percentage.

Up Next

The RiverWolves will play at home this Sunday vs the St. Louis Jr. Blues with game time set at 3:10 pm. This wraps up a busy 3 game weekend for the RiverWolves, before 3 more games next week.  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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