(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves are back home this weekend with a three-game series against the Peoria Mustangs. The game times are set for 7:10 pm on both Friday and Saturday, and 12:10 pm on Sunday. The RiverWolves are currently winless in four games versus the 2nd place team in the Central Division. This will be the first time Peoria visits Wausau this season, so the RiverWolves will look to get into the win column at the friendly confines of Marathon Park. The RiverWolves will be looking to carry some momentum from last week’s play at Rochester.
What to Watch For
Last week, RiverWolves defenseman Ethan Cumming was the NA3HL Central Star of the Week. Cumming, out of St. Cloud, MN, joined the RiverWolves on January 15th and has been on a tear ever since. Last Friday vs the Grizzlies, Cumming netted two goals, followed by another two goals and an assist on Saturday. Cumming is averaging a point-per-game so far, with six goals and one assist in seven games.
The Mustangs currently boast an 18-4 record. Peoria is led by the duo of Reid Lune, of Edwards, IL, and Jack Craycroft, of Ankney, IA. Lune has seven goals and 15 assists in 24 games, and Craycroft has two goals and 18 assists in 23 games.
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 525 of 595 shots so far this year for an 88.2% save percentage.
Caleb Sauer has turned back 204 of 234 shots for an 87.2% save percentage. Look for Sauer to see more action in net after settling in since joining the RiverWolves in early January.
The Mustangs are expected to start Cole Walter in net this weekend. Walter is a native of Rochester, MN, and has a 93.5% save percentage.
The RiverWolves are home again next Friday for a matchup vs the Oregon Tradesmen. It will also be the RiverWolves camo beanie giveaway presented by Fleet Farm. Game time is set for 7:10 pm. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***