(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves are headed to Rochester, Minnesota this weekend for a two-game series against the Grizzlies. The game times are set for 7:05 pm on both Friday and Saturday. The RiverWolves are currently winless vs the top team in the Central Division in the Grizzlier and are looking to steal a win this weekend. The RiverWolves will be looking for more firepower from newly acquired players after a big week of trades.
What to Watch For
The RiverWolves acquired a handful of new players over the week. Hayden Shoemake was acquired via trade with the El Paso Rhinos for cash considerations. Shoemake is a forward from San Diego, CA. Daniel Smolen was acquired via trade with the Milwaukee Power in exchange for Ben Cremers. Smolen is a forward from Beaver Dam, WI. Tommy Raith and Kaidden O’Connor were both acquired via trade with the Willmar Warhawks. Raith is a forward from Winnetka, IL, add O’Connor is a defenseman from Mendota Heights, MN. Taylor Frerichs was acquired via trade with the Sheridan Hawks in exchange for Caeden Phelps. Frerichs is a forward/defenseman from Sioux City, Iowa. Richard Zupan was signed as a free agent. Zupan is a forward from Stevens Point, WI.
The Grizzlies are led by Peyton Hart, of Delafield, WI. Hart is currently averaging 1.20 points per game, with 18 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 has turned back 486 of 549 shots so far this year for an 88.5% save percentage. Caleb Sauer has turned back 157 of 183 shots for an 85.8% save percentage.
The Grizzlies are expected to split time between Shane Soderwall and Zach Wiese. Soderwall is a native of Algonquin, IL, and has a 94.8% save percentage. Wiese is from Owatonna, MN, and has a 94.3% save percentage.
The RiverWolves have another three-game home series next week, all vs the Peoria Mustangs. Game times will be 7:10 pm Friday and Saturday, and 12:10 pm on Sunday. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***