Riverkings split games at home
By Mackenzie Boivin
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings split the Dec. 14-15 weekend against the Steele County Blades at home. The Riverkings sit at No. 3 out of nine teams in the Midwest West Division with an overall record of 14-11.
Friday night the Riverkings rocked the Steele County Blades in a 10-0 blowout. Cole Creger lit the lamp 24 seconds into the game with the help of Thimo Ey and Adam Peterson. Luke Millius scored with the help of Evan Erdmann and Tanner Dey. Not short after, Raymond Fleming found the back of the net with assists awarded to Jordan Stear and Peterson. The first ended 3-0.
Half way through the second, Peterson snuck one in with the help of Chase MacKenzie and Creger. Rich Young found the goal with help of Jered Stevenson and Haralds Jirgens and the second ended 5-0.
Dey started off the scoring with the help of Max Moore and Luke Millius. The scoring continued with Jered Stevenson finding the back of the net with assistance from Jesse Edwards and Richard Young. Peterson got his second of the night with assists going to Creger and Erdmann. Dey also got his second of the night with assists claimed by Justin Trevino and M. Moore. Edwards capped off the night with the 10th point of the game assists going to Peterson and Young. Drake Bradshaw kept the net clean with a shutout on the night and the team kept the Blades to 15 shots for the night.
Saturday night Steele County scored their first point of the weekend with 4:30 left in the first period. Riverkings answered on a power play with Ey capitalizing with the help of defensive pairing Fleming and Stear. The first ended 1-1.
In the second period, Jesse Edwards found the back of the net with the help of Young and Erdmann. The Blades scored three in the second putting the scoreboard at 2-4 Steele County.
While in the third period, the Blades put another on the board. The final score read 2-5 Steele County.
Riverkings head to the Wisconsin Dells for a game Dec. 20 before the USPHL Chicago Showcase Dec. 21-22.