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Riverkings Remain Hot as They Prepare for Big Weekend Junior Hockey News

Published: Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016  
By: Jesse Brown

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wi. – RiverKings’ Goalie Sam Nelson lead the charge on the weekend saving 23 of 23 shots on Friday night, and saving 17 out of 17 shots on Saturday night, earning his second and third shutout on the season, as the RiverKings beat the Blaine Energy 4-0 and 11-0, increasing their record to 29-6-3.

Scoring came later than anticipated Friday night when RiverKings’ veteran, Tyler Harkins scored a power play to put the RiverKings up 1-0. The RiverKings scored two more goals in the second period, and one more in the third to secure a 4-0 victory. See the entire box score can be found here.

It was a different story on Saturday night when scoring came early and often for the RiverKings in the 11-0 victory over the Energy. Reed Kaiser scored 1:34 into the first period, assisted by line mates Tyler Harkins and Kevin Van Bokkelen. The scoring didn’t stop there, as the RiverKings scored four more goals in the first period of play, and three more goals in each of the remaining periods. Click here to see the full box score.

The RiverKings have won 14 out of their last 16 games, and are excited to faceoff against the Western Division’s #1 ranked Chicago Cougars and #2 ranked Dells Ducks this upcoming weekend. Friday, Jan. 22, The RiverKings will be traveling to the Sears Center to face off against the Cougars at 8:00pm. Then they will be traveling to the Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, Jan. 23 for a 7:30pm game, and a 2:00pm game on Sunday, Jan. 24.

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