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Wausau WI – The RiverWolves opened their 2019-2020 regular season slate in front of their home fans. Wausau nearly had a goal very early on until the referees ruled a hand pass.  After a scoreless first 10 minutes of action, Willmar got on the scoreboard first with a goal from Jake Santarelli at the 9:57 mark of the 1st period.

During the second, more of the same strong defense continued for both sides. Willmar was outshooting Wausau at this point 42-20. A crucial penalty late in the 2nd on RiverWolves defenseman Devin Hultberg put Willmar on the power play. They took advantage with a goal at the 19:19 mark of the 2nd.

With the third period underway, Wausau finally got on the board courtesy of Alexander Kelsall’s first goal of the season.  However, Wausau could not build on that momentum as they saw Willmar score one minute and 17 seconds later. Marquez Ginger later added an insurance goal at 14:01 to make it a 4-1 lead for the Warhawks.

Wausau’s goaltender Tyler Klatt stopped 55 out a possible 59 shots faced on the night while taking the loss.  Willmar’s goaltender Luc Haggitt stopped 31 of 32 shots as picked up the win. The loss puts the RiverWolves at 0-3 to start the new season, while Willmar remains undefeated at 3-0.

Your Wausau RiverWolves are back in action tomorrow night as they finish off their two game series with the Warhawks.  The doors open at 6:45pm and the puck drops at 7:30pm.

Wausau, WI- The RiverWolves go on the road to Peoria, Illinois to face the Peoria Mustangs on Friday night before traveling to Affton, Missouri to play the St. Louis Jr. Blues in part of afternoon games on  Saturday and Sunday.

What to Watch For

Look for Peoria forward Tristan Trudel to continue his hot streak over the last few games.  Trudel has scored a goal in the last three games to bring his season total to 21 goals.  He is tied for third most points on the team with 36.

On Saturday and Sunday keep an eye on St. Louis forward Matthew Monreal as he has quietly scored goals in back to back games for the Jr. Blues.  He is tied with fellow forward Dante Jones for the team lead in goals with 21.  He sits five points behind teammate Will Baginski for the points lead.

Between the Pipes

Peoria is expected to send out goaltender Jaden Gardner, the Normal, Illinois native.  Gardner has played 25 games and has complied a 15-5 record with a 1.89 goals against average.  His save percentage sits at .935.

St. Louis is probable to start Canadian goaltender Mikael Foucher.  Foucher has an 18-3 record and has played in 23 games.  He has a save percentage of .926 to go along with a 2.02 goals against average.

The RiverWolves are likely to start goaltender Alexandr Gilev.  The Krasnoobsk, Russia native is 6-18 after playing in 26 games.  He has a 4.86 goals against average to go with his .889 save percentage.

Up Next

Join the Wausau RiverWolves on February 8th at 7:30 p.m.  for the Teddy Bear Toss game as they take on the Milwaukee Power at Marathon Park. All fans are encouraged to bring a new/gently used Teddy Bear(s) to that game and when the RiverWolves score their first goal of the game fans throw their Teddy Bear(s) onto the ice to benefit kids in North-Central Wisconsin! Tickets are available over phone at 715.869.3132 or in person at the RiverWolves office inside Marathon Park Ice Arena located at 1201 Stewart Ave Wausau, WI 54401. Office Hours: M-F 9am-4pm. Doors Open 45 minutes before Puck Drop at 7:30p.m.

Wausau WI- On Black Friday, the Wausau RiverWolves travel to Milwaukee to face the Milwaukee Power for the start of a home and home weekend series. Last weekend, Wausau split a two-game series with the Willmar Warhawks winning 4-2 Friday and falling in OT 3-2 Saturday night.

What to Watch For

Look for Milwaukee to spend some time in the sin bin as the Power have three of the top six players in all of the NA3HL in total penalty minutes. Milwaukee Forward Benjamin Beversdorf leads the league with 169 penalty minutes, while averaging almost nine penalty minutes per game. He will be serving a  suspension Friday night along with his brother Caleb due to penalty minute accumulation.  The Power lead the NA3HL as a team in total penalty minutes (669).  In comparison, is not nearly as undisciplined as Milwaukee as the RiverWolves leading penalty getter Cale Bowman averages just over four penalty minutes per game.

Between the Pipes

Milwaukee is projected to start Ohio native, Aaron Dickstein. In 17 games this year, he holds a record of 14-2 with 1 shutout. His goals against average is 2.34 with a save percentage of .916.
Wausau is expected to start Alexandr Gilev. He has played in nine games so far compiling a 4-4 record. He has an average save percentage of .919 and a goals against average of 3.20.

Up Next

Join the RiverWolves tomorrow night for a 5:00pm puck drop as they face the Milwaukee Power. The first 250 fans will receive a Team Poster and all fans have the opportunity to join the team for a special Post-Game Skate presented by Bone & Joint. Student tickets (age 5-18) are 50% off for this game only, so bring out the whole family. Get your Team Poster Autographed by the team following the game as well! In addition, don’t miss out on the merchandise sale as all items are 20% Saturday night only! For more information visit riverwolveshockey.com.

(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves have announced their 2018-2019 roster on the eve of their Home Opener at Marathon Park Ice Arena. The roster includes ten Wisconsin natives in F Garrett Alton (Racine), F Pheniox Engum (Green Bay), F Alex Piotrowski (Green Bay), F Casey Hayek (Wisconsin Rapids), F James Pawlicki (Merrill), D Ben Brown (Merrill), D Santana Pinkert (Green Bay), D Colin Brey (Wisconsin Rapids), D Max Bembinster (Tomahawk) and D Cale Bowman (Wausau).

The roster also features players from seven other states including Tennessee, Ohio, Wyoming, Minnesota, Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota. Forward Daniel Hrebik the lone foreign-born player from Zdiby, Czech Republic.

“I am very excited and eager to see these young men come together on the ice for our first game. All the pieces of the puzzle on our roster have finally come together during our rigorous two-a-days training camp. I am pumped to be a part of a great team of owners and front office staff. It’s been an awesome learning experience and I can’t wait to see what the season has in store for us,” Head Coach Tom Murphy stated.



The RiverWolves will open their season this Friday, September 28th at Marathon Park Ice Arena. 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.


# 10 Michael Alfonso

Who has had the biggest influence on your hockey career?

-My Dad

What is your favorite place to eat in the Wausau Area?


What is your favorite thing to do in your free time in Wausau?

-Drive around and sight seeing.

What’s is your favorite food?

-Pepperoni Pizza

Favorite NHL team?       

-Chicago Blackhawks, since I was born there.

Favorite NHL Player?

-Ron Rentner

Favorite Hockey Movie?


What is your future ambitions for your hockey career?

– Play in the NAHL and hopefully go D1

What is the biggest difference between playing high school hockey and Junior hockey?

-The worst NA3HL players are better than the best high school players.

What is the thing you have  had to work on the most this year?

Going from high-energy shifts in the NA3HL vs slow and steady shifts in high school.

Where else have you lived?

-Chicago and Eagle River growing up.

What do you want to do as a profession if hockey doesn’t work out?

– Engineer


Person that has been the biggest influence on your hockey career?

My Uncle Bruce

Where is your favorite place to eat in the Wausau area?

Red Robin

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Played Hockey and Soccer since I was 3.

What is your favorite NHL team?

Toronto Maple Leafs

What is your favorite hockey movie?


What have you enjoyed about Wausau?

I enjoy being one of the few local players on the team.

What are your future ambitions for your hockey career?

See where it takes me.

Who is the biggest jokester on the team?

Tristen Hultberg

Growing up who was your all-time favorite hockey player?

Steven Stamkos

What would you like to do as a profession if hockey doesn’t work out?

No idea, trying to see where hockey can take me first

Player Profile: #14 Ron Rentner

# 14 Ron Rentner

What is your favorite place to eat in the Wausau Area?

-Buffalo Wild Wings

What is your favorite thing to do on your free time in the Wausau area?

-Working out with the guys

What’s is your favorite food?

-Steak & Potatoes

Favorite NHL team?       

-Chicago Blackhawks

Favorite Hockey Movie?


What is your future ambitions for your hockey career?

– Play four years of college and then see if I can play professional hockey at any level just to continue

What do you want to do as a profession if hockey doesn’t work out?

– Aviation or Finance

Where else have you lived?

-Oregon, Wisconsin played for Central Division rival Wisconsin Whalers

What is the biggest difference between playing for the Wisconsin Whalers organization and the Wausau RiverWolves?

-Personally, for me as a player, this organization can better help me develop in the long run as a player.

Player Profile: # 17 Owen Routheut

# 17 Owen Routheut-Forward-Feversham, Ontario, Canada

Where is your favorite place to eat in the Wausau Area?
-Pizza Ranch in Weston

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time in the Wausau area?
-Hang out with the guys on the team

What’s is your favorite food?
Chicken Fettuccine

Favorite NHL team?
-Toronto Maple Leaf’s

Favorite Hockey Movie?
-D-2 The Mighty Ducks

What drew you to the city of Wausau?
– “I had a buddy that was going to be playing here for the RiverWolves, we just got in touch and made it happen”

What is your future ambitions for your hockey career?
-Continue to keep playing as long as I can, and eventually make it professional

Who is the biggest jokester on the team?
-Ron Rentner

Where else have you lived?
-Just 3 hours from my house in Canada and now here in Wausau.

What do you want to do as a profession if hockey doesn’t work out?
Something with hockey, a coach or a scout, anything to stay near the game

Tristan Slot Earns Central Division Star of the Week

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week  for the week ending November 19, 2017. The divisional stars of the week is an award given each week of the regular season to the top performing players in each of the eight divisions of the NA3HL as nominated by their head coaches.

 Central Division Star of the Week: Tristan Slot, Forward, Wausau RiverWolves

The Wausau RiverWolves got their first wins in the NA3HL this past weekend and no one was a bigger catalyst for their offense than Tristan Slot. The Kaukauna, Wisconsin native scored four goals, two in each game, while tacking on five assists. Slot contributed on every single RiverWolves goal on Friday night as the club picked up their first win, a 6-0 shutout over Evansville. Slot now has 12 points on the season and was a plus-7 for the weekend.

“I am extremely elated for Tristan. He has been putting in the work on and off the ice and the hard work is paying off. He’s trusting the process and definitely deserves the recognition,” stated Head Coach Tim Brownell.

RiverWovles Goaltender Henry Baribeau also received Honorable Mention for the week. His such honor this season.

The RiverWolves Inaugural Season is underway! Promotional Nights, Season Ticket, Group Ticket and Regular Season Schedule information is available online at www.riverwolveshockey.com or contact Zach with questions on anything RiverWolves Hockey please Email: zach@riverwolveshockey.com for more details.