The 2020-21 Riverkings turned in a record setting season despite COVID-19. The Wisconsin Rapid Riverkings finished the regular season 37-5-2 as USPHL Premier Midwest West division Champions. The team finished one point behind the Metro Jets for the overall USPHL regular season Championship which consists of 65 teams across the United Sates. The team set many records for the franchise and league, fourth year Captain, Cole Creger set a league record for most games played and finished his Junior career 2nd all time in Assists and points. Third year defenseman Jordan Stear led the entire USPHL in points for defenseman and Trenton Skaggs led all rookie USPHL defenseman in points.
Creger, Luke Hartge and Grant Newcomer all finished in the top ten for USPHL scoring and both Kyle McNair and Riley Allen finished in the top of the league for goalie stats. Stevens Point forward Trey Zagrzebski finished in the top five for averaging over 2 points per game. The Riverkings scored the most goals in the USPHL and led the league with the biggest goals for Vs goals against differential.
The Riverkings want to thank our fans, sponsors, host families, and SWCRC for all their support. This was a difficult year to say the least having to deal with a pandemic, but our players did an outstanding job of keeping their bubble tight and we never once had to shut down because of COVID. We want to thank the SWC health department for working with our team and arena so we can have fans. Coach Quarters said: “Going into the season we felt it was important to help keep everyone safe and healthy, but also provide our fans, opposing teams, and community with some type of normalcy. We feel proud that we were able to do this by having a fan base and give our community something to cheer for after being on lock down all summer. It was because of our fans, Jim Arnold, and volunteers that we could pull this off, thank you! “.
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