Category: On the Ice

RiverKings stay hot, knock off Knoxville, 4-2

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Matt Beer had two points and Peter Di Salvo made 29 saves as the Mississippi RiverKings (9-2-0) knocked off the Knoxville Ice Bears (4-8-2) 4-2 in Knoxville on Friday night. The Ice Bears found the back first late in the opening frame. With the Corey Bellamy called for holding and Peter Di Salvo called for delay of game, Doug Reid ripped a slap shot past the RiverKings netminder to give the Ice Bears a 1-0 lead.  The second period featured the teams trading goals.... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Friday, November 27, 2015 | 0 comments

RiverKings add second-year goaltender McGrath

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings announced today that they have signed goaltender Dalton McGrath prior to their contest tonight against Knoxville. Terms and conditions were not released. McGrath, 24, is a second-year professional after completing a two-year college career at Brock University (OUAA). The Brampton, Ontario native split time last season between the Steel City Warriors (FHL) and ECHL Brampton. This year, the 6-foot-1, 185 netminder is 2-1-0 with a 1.35 goals... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Friday, November 27, 2015 | 0 comments

Grogan Loaned to ECHL Tulsa

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -  Mississippi RiverKings goaltender Matt Grogan has been loaned to ECHL Tulsa, the team announced today. This is Grogan's second call-up of the season after spending time earlier in the year with ECHL Orlando. Grogan, 27, is in his first season with the RiverKings and has made four starts and is 4-0-0 with a 2.74 goals-against average and a .891 save percentage. He started and won for the RiverKings last night as they defeated the Huntsville Havoc, 6-5, on Concorde... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Wednesday, November 25, 2015 | 0 comments

RiverKings win come-from-behind thriller over Huntsville

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Mark Pustin tallied a hat trick as the Mississippi RiverKings (8-2-0) found themselves trailing four times on Tuesday night, but came from behind to knock off the Huntsville Havoc (6-5-0) 6-5 on Tuesday night. The teams traded goals in the first period. Jason Popek netted his first goal of the night when he collected a pass from Brett Lutes on the power play and beat the glove of Matt Grogen to give the Havoc their first lead of the night 7:24 into the first. But Mark... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 0 comments

Three-goal third period propels RiverKings past Ice Bears 4-3

Southaven, Miss. - The Mississippi RiverKings (7-2-0) scored three third-period goals to erase a two-goal deficit and knock off the Knoxville Ice Bears (4-4-2) 4-3 on Friday night on Concorde Career College Ice at the Landers Center. The Ice Bears got the scoring started early in the first period. Bret Peppler took an outlet pass behind the RiverKings defense and beat Peter Di Salvo on a breakaway to take a 1-0 lead 6:47 into the opening period. Knoxville added to their advantage late in... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Friday, November 20, 2015 | 0 comments

RiverKings host Ice Bears in rematch of last season's finals

Game 9: Mississippi RiverKings (6-2-0) vs. Knoxville Ice Bears (4-3-1) 7:05 p.m. CST, Concorde Career College Ice at Landers Center, Southaven, Mississippi The Mississippi RiverKings and Knoxville Ice Bears meet for the first time in the 2015-16 SPHL season. Last season, these two teams met in the President's Cup Finals with the Ice Bears taking the series 2-0. Broadcast Coverage Radio: Free broadcast on RiverKings.com/ Stretch Internet Streaming: Pay-to-watch video on SPHL Live ... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Monday, November 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Thomas suspended nine games by SPHL

HUNTERSVILLE, NC -  The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) on Sunday announced the following suspension: Mississippi’s Leo Thomas has been suspended nine games for his actions in Game #26, Mississippi at Pensacola, played on November 11, 2015. At the 16:13 mark of the second period, Thomas was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for spearing. Thomas sat out the RiverKings’ contest against Macon on Friday, November 13 and will miss Mississippi’s games against Knoxville... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 0 comments

Four-goal second period lifts RiverKings over Mayhem, 5-2

Macon, Ga. - Dean Willmott had three points and the Mississippi RiverKings (6-2-0) threw 44 shots on net as they knocked off the Macon Mayhem (2-3-2) for the third time this season with a 5-2 victory on the road. After a scoreless first period, the offense exploded in the second. The RiverKings got on the board first 3:26 into the middle frame when Dean Willmott, returning from a penalty, scooped up a loose puck inside the Macon zone and slid the puck past a diving Garrett Bartus to give the... Read More
Posted by David Schmoll at Friday, November 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Next Game

Last Game (Nov. 28): KNX 2, MRK 1 (SO)

Coach's Show @ Maria's Cantina
Tuesday • 7-8 PM • Sports 56/87.7 FM

RiverKings  @  Havoc
Thursday, December 3 - 7:30 PM
Von Braun Center - Huntsville, AL

Watch Party at Old Style Bar-B-Q


Next Home Game: Fri, Dec. 4

Canned Food Drive • Belhaven Teen Night

MVP Non-Profit - JDRF




MRK RiverKings 12 9 2 1 19 41 29
PEO Peoria 12 8 3 1 17 33 27
FAY Fayetteville 10 8 2 0 16 37 25
HUN Huntsville 13 8 5 0 16 42 31
PEN Pensacola 13 7 5 1 15 42 41
LOU Louisiana 13 5 6 2 12 33 35
KNX Knoxville 15 5 8 2 12 42 54
MAC Macon 12 3 6 3 9 28 38
COL Columbus 12 3 6 3 9 30 48

Updated: November 28, 2015