City Times Staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The weather kept the Riverkings away from the showcase in Boston, therefore, they will be making up the four games that they missed.
On Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m., the Riverkings will host the Dells Ducks at the South Wood County Recreation Center. (SWCRC) They will take on the Ducks again at the SWCRC on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 1:00 p.m. After another set of home games on Feb. 2 and 3, the Riverkings will travel to Forest Lake, Minn. They will take on the Mullets on February 5 at 2:00 p.m. and on Feb. 6 at noon.
Having to make up these four games comes at the busy time of the schedule as the Riverkings look to make a late season push heading into playoffs. The Riverkings will play a grinding schedule of eight games in eleven days. However, the Riverkings staff has added several new player in the recent weeks as they are trying to gain home ice in the playoffs.
The added depth comes at the perfect time and the addition of Czech import forward Matyas Kacirek. (who came from the NAHL) The Riverkings have gone 10-1-1 since his arrival after Thanksgiving break. The Riverkings have also added the two veteran 20-year-olds, with power-forward Al McPhee from the Chicago Cougars, and an original Riverking Brooks Hatfield, who is a skilled center.
“These additions have added more skill, experience and depth to a already balanced roster.” said Head Coach Marty Quarters.
With just 14 games to play before playoffs, the Riverkings feel this is the time of the season when all the hard work with on and off ice training starts to pay off.
“This is time of the season when every game means something and because of that we need to be dialed in, and our staff feels good about this teams focus, leadership, and intensity,” said Quarters. “We have a veteran team that is excited to work hard and get after it”.