Riverkings sign two veteran forwards from west coast.
The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings welcome USPHL Premier Vet., Bailey Dorf and Jered Stevenson to this years roster.
Bailey played last season for the Wisconsin Muskies and hails from Portland Oregon. Coach Quarters said: Bailey will bring speed and skill, and added grit and leadership because of his three years of junior hockey experience. Bailey has played in our building and understands our culture which motivated him to want to be part of a winning program. He will bring a love of the game, passion and desire to the rink that goes hand in hand with our team goals.
Jered played in the EHL U18/Elite for the New Hampshire Monarchs last year and had over 50 pts in 40+ games. He is a forward from original Riverkings Brooks Hatfield hometown of Tracy California.
Coach Quarters said: Jered is lighting quick and offensive. He will help with our team goal of playing fast and attacking style. Jered had a great productive season last year and we look for him to continue to produce offensively and bring excitement South Wood County Recreation Center this coming season.
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The Midwest Blackbirds are proud to announce the signing of St.Louis native Blake Nerney.The 6;1 170lb winger will bring scoring and play making to the Blackbirds.The former AIC standout will have a key role for the Blackbirds said Coach Brian Bell.I have had the great pleasure of coaching Blake for years and he makes those around him better.He is a quiet leader who will be relied on to produce offensively and am ecstatic that he will be joining us for the upcoming season.Simply stated one of my favorite players of all time said Bell.
DECATUR, Ill. – The hockey offseason brings optimism for the upcoming season and in junior hockey, player advancements.
The USPHL’s Decatur Blaze have both.
Today, the Blaze have announced that forward Conor Mulcahy has committed to play ACHA hockey for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, starting with the 2018-19 season.
“I first noticed the opportunity when coach (Taylor) Emerick sent me a message seeing if I was interested in coming down for their camp,” said Mulcahy, a 1997 birth year from Orland Park, Ill. “Soon after, I knew SIUE was the perfect fit.
“The first thing that stood out to me was how beautiful the campus is and location of the school. I like the smaller school atmosphere a lot. As soon as I played in that first game, I knew this was where I was going to play hockey. The group of guys was so welcoming and the coaching staff was great as well.”
Last season with the Blaze, Mulcahy recorded six goals and eight points in 30 games.
For the 2018-19 season, Mulcahy will not only be making the jump from junior hockey to college hockey, but also getting back into the academic mindset with his classroom work.
“I expect next season to definitely be one of my best,” Mulcahy said. “I believe the team has a lot of talent and I’m very excited to be a part of it. I don’t think it will be difficult to get back into the swing of school. I’ve always been a good student.”
Mulcahy is currently undecided on a major at SIUE, but is leaning towards marketing.
When he reflects back on his year with the Blaze, Mulcahy realizes last season helped him get to college hockey.
“Having a coach like Zac Pearson is the reason I’m ready for college hockey,” said Mulcahy. “He helped me improve my skills and hockey IQ so much this past year.”
“Conor is a great kid with a great future ahead of him,” added Pearson. “He maybe didn’t have the big offensive numbers that some people look for, but he always works hard and will only continue to get better and better.”
Mulcahy said that even after his college career ends, he doesn’t want to leave the ice.
“My short-term goals are to play through college, but I never want to leave the game, whether that means coaching or playing after college.”
Stay tuned to www.DecaturBlaze.com and follow the Blaze on Twitter and Facebook for more player advancements and signings for the 2018-19 season.