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RiverKings have late push, fall in double OT to Pensacola

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings tied the game with less than a minute to go in regulation to force overtime, but Brandon Zurn tallied the game-winner in the second overtime to push the Pensacola Ice Flyers past the RiverKings 6-5 and take the best-of-three series 2-0. It was the Ice Flyers who jumped on the board first. Corey Banfield's wrist shot from the slot beat goaltender Peter Di Salvo to put the Ice Flyers up 1-0. The RiverKings tied the game at one late in the first.... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Pair of power play goals down RiverKings in Game 1

PENSACOLA, Fla. - The Pensacola Ice Flyers tallied a pair of power play goals in the second period as the Mississippi RiverKings fell in Game 1 of the SPHL Semifinals 4-1 in Pensacola on Thursday night. After a scoreless first period, the Ice Flyers notched a pair of power play goals in the second. Jeremy Gates opened the scoring on a shot from the point that squeaked through the legs of goaltender Peter Di Salvo to put Pensacola up 1-0 just under five minutes into the middle period. The... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 0 comments

RiverKings and Horn Lake Middle partner to collect water for Flint

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings and Horn Lake Middle School have partnered for Saturday night's game to help collect bottled water for the residents of Flint, Michigan. Horn Lake Middle School students and other community volunteers will be on hand to collect sealed cases of bottled water. Fans donating cases will receive $3 off tickets for RiverKings' second round playoff game against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Water collection will begin when the doors open at 6:00 p.m. The... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 0 comments

RiverKings set to face Pensacola in second round

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings have announced their second round playoff schedule against the Pensacola Ice Flyers will begin on Thursday, April 21 in Pensacola. The full schedule is below: Game 1 - Thursday, April 21 at Pensacola, 7:05 p.m.  Game 2 – Saturday, April 23 at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m.  Game 3 – Sunday, April 24 vs. Pensacola played in Columbus, Ga., 5:05 p.m. EST (if necessary) Single game ticket prices will remain the same as the regular season,... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 0 comments

RiverKings move on to round 2 with 5-2 rout of Louisiana

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Mississippi RiverKings took a four-goal lead and never looked back as they completed the two-game series sweep with a 5-2 victory over the Louisiana IceGators on Thursday night in Louisiana.  The RiverKings got on the board first 12:12 into the first. Cullen Bradshaw set up Todd Hosmer who beat Brad Barone shorthanded to put the RiverKings ahead 1-0. The RiverKings then came out with three to open the second. Reid Campbell extended the RiverKings lead to two as... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 0 comments

Mantha leads RiverKings in game 1 win

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Devin Mantha had a pair of goals and Rich Coyne scored his first as a professional as the Mississippi RiverKings took a 1-0 series lead with a 5-3 victory over Louisiana on Wednesday night. The RiverKings fell behind midway through the first period. John Daniels buried a Matt Robertson pass past Di Salvo to put Louisiana up 1-0. But the RiverKings scored a pair of goals in 13 seconds to take the lead. First Devin Mantha found the back of the net off a Leo Thomas pass... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 0 comments

RiverKings Hockey Operations staff earn SPHL honors

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced the RiverKings' Rick Hanlon as the league's Athletic Trainer of the Year and Jim Chesnut as the Sportstape Equipment Manager of the Year. The winners were determined by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. "The players and I are very happy for both 'Rusty' and 'Chesty' for being recognized by their peers," RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser said. "I... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Mississippi’s Jim Chesnut named Sportstape Equipment Manager of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC – The Southern Professional Hockey League today announced that Jim Chesnut of the Mississippi RiverKIngs is the recipient of the 2015-2016 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award, presented by Sportstape. The winner was determined by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Chesnut is currently in his second season with the RiverKings. Previously, he was the equipment manager for the Lowell Lock Monsters... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 1 comments

Next Game

RiverKings @ Cottonmouths
Friday, March 31 - 6:30 PM
Columbus (GA) Civic Center

Watch Party at Old Style Bar-B-Q

SPHL Live Game Notes

Next Home Game vs. Evansville
Sunday, April 2 - 3:00 PM

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Schedule

Standings

TEAM GP W L OT PTS
x FAY Fayetteville 51 35 14 2 72
x MAC Macon 51 33 12 6 72
x HUN Huntsville 52 32 15 5 69
x PEO Peoria 51 28 12 11 67
x MRK RiverKings 52 29 20 3 61
x KNX Knoxville 52 27 18 7 61
x PEN Pensacola 51 24 19 8 56
COL Columbus 51 20 27 4 44
RKE Roanoke 52 16 28 8 40
EVV Evansville 51 13 29 9 35
 
Full Standings

Updated: March 28, 2017

x - Clinched Playoff Berth