(WAUSAU, WI)- The RiverWolves host the first-place Rochester Grizzlies tonight at Marathon Park Ice Arena. Wausau is coming off a disappointing weekend sweep in St. Louis (7-0, 4-2, 4-1 and 4-0). The lone bright spot for Wausau was forward Tommy Raith, who netted 2 goals in the 4 games. Tonight begins another busy weekend of hockey for the RiverWolves. After hosting Rochester tonight, Wausau will visit the Milwaukee Power Friday night and host them Saturday night at 7:10pm.
What to Watch For
Wausau will be hoping to play spoiler tonight as Rochester comes into action just 5 points ahead of Peoria for the Central Division title. In the last matchup between the teams on January 30th the RiverWolves fell in OT by a 4-3 score.
Rochester currently holds a 27-5-0-1 record after sweeping Milwaukee last weekend. The Grizzlies are led by third year NA3HL player Peyton Hart. Hart has 20 goals and 18 assists in 33 games. Eight of his 38 points have come in games vs Wausau.
Between the Pipes
Caleb Sauer is expected to get the start tonight in net. Sauer has a 3-9-1 record with a .891 save percentage.
The Grizzlies are expected to start Shane Soderwell. Soderwell holds a 15-2 record and .949 save percentage.
Wausau will return home March 6th with a game vs the Milwaukee Power for RiverWolves Pint Glass Giveaway presented by Budweiser. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***