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Wausau, WI – The Cyclones have signed defenseman Dane Johnson to a 2021-2022 player agreement. Johnson spent his high school hockey career at Houghton High. Last season, Johnson netted 4 goals and contributed 11 assists in 15 games. Dane is a native of Houghton, Michigan

“We’re very excited Dane chose our program. Dane brings excellent hockey sense and defensive style of play to Central Wisconsin that we know will be critical in the upcoming season,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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Wausau, WI – The Cyclones have signed forward Dylan Chapman to a 2021-2022 player agreement. Chapman spent his high school hockey career at Woodbury High. Last season, Chapman netted 1 goal and contributed 3 assists in 19 games. Dylan is a native of Woodbury, Minnesota.

“Dylan will bring a great mix of size and skill to the lineup. We expect him to have a big season and look forward to helping Dylan on his path to college hockey,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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Wausau, WI – The Cyclones have signed forward Kyle Siiter to a 2021-2022 player agreement. Siiter spent his high school hockey career at Cloquet High. Last season, Siiter netted 6 goals and contributed 1 assists in 20 games. Siiter is a native of Cloquet, Minnesota.

“We are excited that Kyle chose our program to continue his development. We believe that Kyle is going to have a breakout season and we look forward to working with him,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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Wausau, WI – The Cyclones have signed forward Griffin Lennes to a 2021-2022 player agreement. Griffin spent his high school hockey career at St. Paul Academy. Last season, Lennes netted 4 goals and contributed 4 assists in 16 games. Lennes is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota.

“We are looking forward to having Griffin join us this fall and I look forward to helping him reach his goals on and off the ice. ” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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(Wausau, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves owner Duncan Woodhull has agreed to transfer ownership of the franchise, a member of the North American 3 Hockey League, to Hockey Management Group, LLC. Hockey Management Group, LLC consists of Brad Fehl, Brian Brandt Jr, Corey Garrett, Hannah Westbrook and Curt White. Going forward the team will be rebranded as the Wausau Cyclones, which has a rich history in Central Wisconsin. The original Wausau Cyclones were founded in 1972 by Walter “Coke” Fehl and played at Marathon Park into the early 2000’s.

“Our ownership group is excited to bring back some local hockey history in the Cyclones, but also share it with the greater Central Wisconsin community. Hockey has a deep and rich tradition in Central Wisconsin, and we want to continue to add to that. We look forward to the Cyclones being a regional asset for the development of hockey skills, personal growth that enhances players and coaches of all ages and providing entertainment and service to the community we know and love,” stated Cyclones Hockey Ownership.

Brad Fehl grew up around the game of hockey as his father, Walter “Coke” Fehl was instrumental in starting up local youth hockey programs in Wausau. In 1972, Walter founded the Wausau Cyclone Men’s Senior Hockey team; our family worked extremely hard to give local high school area graduates a place to continue their hockey aspirations. Brad’s dad was the owner/coach, with his mom selling tickets and sponsorship as needed and he was always found helping prep for games and running the scoreboard. As his father had done, he found himself in leadership and coaching roles for Wausau area youth teams. Fehl has always been passionate about giving back to the community. He currently sits on two Board of Director positions; one is a local scholarship endowment and the other is with Marathon County Youth Hockey.

Brian Brandt Jr. was born and raised in Wausau, WI. He has been involved in various levels of hockey since returning to Wausau in 2005. Brian is passionate about player/coach development and giving them the tools to advance themselves in the sport and being great members of the community that has given so much to him. As a coach with Wausau West High School Brandt has seen numerous players advance their hockey careers, including the USHL (8), NAHL (12), DIII (6) and DI (7).

Hannah Westbrook grew up in Laramie, Wyoming. Westbrook played Division 1 college hockey the University of Vermont where she got her bachelor’s degree in Community Development and Applied Economics with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. After graduating from college, she went on to play professionally for three years in Sweden, Finland, and Australia. Hannah currently resides in Denver, where she is an ambassador for women’s hockey serving as a director for the Colorado Select, and is an on-ice skills and power skating coach.

Corey Garrett grew up in Wausau and graduated from Wausau West High School in 2006. Garrett played high school hockey under Pete Susen’s before playing collegiately at Lawrence University. Following college, he played professionally in Finland. Garrett have been coaching hockey since 2008 and is currently a volunteer assistant with Wausau West High School.

Curt White began his business activities as a Co-Op at Dow Chemical in 1962.  He has specialized in antimicrobial agents and he has been involved in invention (50 patents), development, regulatory compliance, and commercialization of technologies for the control and elimination of bacteria, fungi, algae, and viruses that cause deterioration, staining and human, plant, and animal health and well-being problems. Curt has worked at Dow Chemical and built, with talented partners and support, and sold several companies.  Curt now consults with startup and developmental technology companies on a global scale. He has been a sports participant, coach, and fan all of his life.  Curt shares the vision of the founding partners of the Wausau Cyclones for the team to become a regional asset for the development of hockey skills and personal growth that enhances players of all ages and their lives, the community, the country, and the world. These are values that are fortified by coaches, family, and community with the Cyclones as a platform. Curt and his wife Pat live in Wausau and have two children:  Andy and his wife Kori and their sons Thomas and Arthur and Kelly and her husband Brian (BJ) Brandt Jr. and their children Davis, Kate, Ali, and Emma.

All current staff will stay in place, including Director of Business Operations Zach Serwe, Head Coach Colin Bailey and Assistant Coach Jonah Williams.

The Cyclones 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 wausaucyclones.com.

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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)-The Wausau RiverWolves finish their long weekend with a home matchup vs the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Game time is set for 3:10 pm, where the RiverWolves will look to defeat the current holder of the final playoff spot in the Central Division. This will be the first matchup between these two teams, with 3 more games coming next weekend.

What to Watch For

So far this season, the RiverWolves have had 45 Power Play Opportunities. They currently have a 65% Penalty Kill Percentage, along with an 11.1% Power Play Percentage, with only 5 power play goals scored so far.

The St. Louis Jr. Blues boast a 6-10-1-0 record after splitting games in Rochester Friday and Saturday night. The Blues are led by Jared Bratton, of Arnold, MO. Bratton is averaging 0.67 points per game, with 4 goals and 6 assists in 16 games.

Between the Pipes

Caleb Sauer, from Waupun, WI, is expected to start Sunday afternoon vs St. Louis. Sauer picked up the win Friday night in Milwaukee after stopping 40 of 41 shots.

St. Louis is expected to start Jeb Lindy in net. Lindy, from Nashville, TN, has a 87.3% save percentage and 4.19 goals against average in 5 games this season.

Up Next

Wausau will play three more home games next weekend, all against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. The game times will be 7:10 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 3:10 pm on Sunday afternoon.  Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***

Wausau, WI – The Wausau RiverWolves have signed defenseman Nate Brown and goaltender Caleb Sauer to a 2020-2021 contract. The additions of Brown and Sauer will bring quality junior hockey experience to their defensive zone. Both players spent their 2019-20 campaigns playing in the SIJHL with the Thief River Falls Norskies. Brown scored 1 goal and netted 14 assists in 47 games. Sauer had a 3.11 goals against average and .900 save percentage in 21 games. Brown and Sauer played their high school hockey at Waupun High School in Waupun, Wisconsin.

“Nate and Caleb will be two key additions for us as we look to continue to bolster our roster and make a push towards the playoffs. I believe they will be key contributors to help our team reach their goals,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

Stay connected during the season by following the RiverWolves @wausaurwolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at riverwolveshockey.com. The RiverWolves next home game in Saturday, January 16th versus the Milwaukee Power. Tickets are available online via riverwolveshockey.com *Limited Availability*

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.
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(WAUSAU, WI)- The Wausau RiverWolves will begin the 2021 year by facing a familiar opponent by taking on the Rochester Grizzlies this evening. This will by the third consecutive home game versus the top team in the NA3HL. Wausau came up short back in their last matchup back on December 18th by a 5-2 score.  Puck drop is set for 7:10 pm at the Marathon Park Ice Arena.

What to Watch For

Wausau will be looking for forward Kasey Couture to return to his 2019-20 form as they return from the holiday break. Couture led the RiverWolves in goals a year ago with 15 goals, but has tallied just one in eleven games this season.

Rochester is lead by forward Peyton Hart. Hart averages 1.17 points per game and has 13 goals and 8 assists so far on the year. Back on December 18th versus Wausau he netted a goal and three assists.

Between the Pipes

Joseph La Forge, native of Kenosha, WI is expected to start Saturday in net. La Forge has turned back 354 of 401 shots so far this year for an 88.3% save percentage.

The Grizzlies are expected to start Shane Soderwall in net this weekend. Soderwall is a native of Algonquin, IL.

Up Next

After heading to Peoria next weekend for a weekend series with the Mustangs, Wausau will return home to face the Milwaukee Power on January 16th. Reserve your seat online at riverwolveshockey.com. ***Limited tickets available.***