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(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.

Up Next

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)- RiverWolves hockey is headed to Peoria, Illinois, to take on the Mustangs for a two-game series this weekend. The RiverWolves are looking to bounce back from their loss last time out against Rochester and put another tally in the win column. Wausau is currently 0-2 vs Peoria, losing 4-0 and 7-3 respectively on the weekend of November 20th, and is hoping to even the score after this weekend at 2 games apiece. Peoria is currently 2nd in standings at 13-5, only behind the Rochester Grizzlies. The games have a start time of 7:15 pm on Friday and 6:45 on Saturday.

What to Watch For

Early in the season, the RiverWolves traded for Caeden Phelps, a native of Eagan, MN, and have gotten an immediate impact from him. In his first game he scored both an assist and a goal and is now sitting at 3 goals and 3 assists total through 10 games. Caeden was the lone goal scorer last time out vs Rochester.

The Mustangs boast a 13-5 record and are currently riding a 2-win streak. Peoria is led by a trio of forwards, Connor Bennett, of Rochester, IL, Reid Lune, of Edwards, IL, and Ethan Chesney, of Elgin, IL. All three forwards are averaging 0.89 points per game, with Bennett having 9 goals and 7 assists, Chesney with 8 goals and 8 assists, and Lune 6 goals and 10 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 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 Norskies, and he boasted a 90% save percentage in 21 games.

The Mustangs are expected to start Cole Walter in net this weekend, who was the NA3HL Goaltender of the month for November. Walter is a native of Rochester, MN, and has a 93% save percentage.

Up Next

The RiverWolves will play a home and home against Milwaukee starting in Mequon on Friday, January 15th before coming home to finish the series at Marathon Park. The games are slated for 7:00 pm and 7:10 pm, respectively. Finally, the RiverWolves will finish the weekend at home vs the St. Louis Jr. Blues, with a 3:10 pm start time.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(WAUSAU, WI)- RiverWolves hockey is heading to the Land of Lincoln for a two game series against the Mustangs this weekend. The games will be held at the Owens Center on the 20th and 21st, with game times of 7:15 and 6:45 respectively. This is the first matchup between the two teams, and the RiverWolves will look to gain some ground in conference against the current 2nd  place Mustangs. The RiverWolves are coming off a 1-1 split against the Milwaukee Power and are looking to gain some traction heading into Thanksgiving weekend.

What to Watch For

RiverWolves forward Max Beste netted two goals vs the Milwaukee Power including the game winner in the two minutes of play last Friday. Beste is currently second in team scoring with 3 goals and 1 assist this season.

The Peoria Mustangs are looking to gain ground on the Central Division leader Rochester Grizzlies. Reid Lune, of Edwards, IL, leads the Mustangs with 9 points in 8 games, having 3 goals and 6 assists for 1.13 points per game. The Mustangs Goalie, Cole Walter, from Rochester, MN, was also named the Central Division Star of the Week, for the week of November 10th. Walter has a 92.3% save percentage.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, and Gunnar Snyder, of La Crosse are expected to share time in the net for this two-game series.  La Forge has turned back 214 of 236 shots so far this year for a 90.7% save percentage. Snyder has played in 28 games and has a 14-7 record as a starter with 7 shutouts.

Peoria is expected to start Cole Walter in net this weekend. Walter is a native of Rochester, MN.

Up Next

The RiverWolves are heading home for a matchup with Central Division leading Rochester Grizzlies on Friday, November 27th, with a 7:10 start time.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves (1-1-0-0) are back in action tonight as they head to the Ozaukee Ice Center in Mequon to take on Central Division foe in the Milwaukee Power (1-3-0-0) for a two-game weekend series. The first puck drops at 7pm tonight and Saturday night on HockeyTV. The RiverWolves are coming off a 2-0 win vs the Oregon Tradesmen and are looking to start a division winning streak before coming back home next weekend for a series with Peoria.

Home Cookin’

The local Central Wisconsin talent on the RiverWolves roster has shined in the early going of the 2020-21 campaign. RiverWolves forward Max Beste netted a goal vs the Oregon Tradesmen that landed him number three on the NA3HL plays of the week for the week of October 5th-10th. Isaac Wickersheim was also named to the NA3HL Honorable Mention for the week after scoring in his second consecutive game. Beste is a native of Mosinee, while Wickersheim hails from Antigo.

The Milwaukee Power are looking to bounce back after a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Jr. Blues last weekend in St. Louis. Milwaukee is led by defenseman Mason Ausmus, from Saline, MI, who has 4 points in 4 games, including a shootout game winner vs Peoria.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, and Gunnar Snyder, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, are expected to share time in the net for this two-game series. La Forge recorded a perfect 55-save shutout vs the Tradesmen in route to a 2-0 victory last time out to earn him the Central Division Star of the Week from the NA3HL. La Forge has turned back 91 of 99 shots so far this year for a 91.9% save percentage.

Snyder brings a veterans presences as this season is his fourth in the NA3Hl.  He has played in 28 games and has a 14-7 record as a starter with 7 shutouts.

The Power are expected to have a combination of Zach Piehl and Petr Mehall in net Friday and Saturday.

Up Next

The RiverWolves are heading home for a two-game series vs the Peoria Mustangs. Friday, October 30th is a 7:10 pm start time and Saturday, October 31st the puck drops at 3:10 pm.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***