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RiverKings release 2017-18 protected list

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced the team’s 13-player protected list for the 2017-18 season on Tuesday.

The RiverKings chose to protect forwards Cullen Bradshaw, Dillan Fox, Matt Harrington, Devin Mantha, Ryan Marcuz, Mike Moran and Derek Sutliffe, defensemen Richard Coyne, Mike Grace, Sam Higgins and Joe Sova, and goaltenders Brad Barone and Peter Di Salvo.

All unprotected players, including those from Columbus which has suspended operations, are eligible for the 2017 SPHL expansion draft for the new team in Birmingham.

Mike Moran
Reigning SPHL Rookie of the Year Mike Moran was named to the RiverKings' 2017-18 protected list. - © Kori LaVire

The RiverKings begin their seventh season in the SPHL on Friday, October 20 at the Landers Center. Book your group of 10 or more by calling 662-342-1755, and every member of your party will receive a free RiverKings hat!

About the Mississippi RiverKings
The RiverKings are supported by community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

Posted by Mississippi RiverKings at 9:56 AM

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TEAM GP W L OT PTS
PEO y-Peoria 56 38 13 5 81
MAC x-Macon 56 33 16 7 73
PEN x-Pensacola 56 33 16 7 73
HUN x-Huntsville 56 30 16 10 70
KNX x-Knoxville 56 30 20 6 66
EVV x-Evansville 56 27 20 9 63
MRK x-RiverKings 56 29 25 2 60
RKE x-Roanoke 56 26 26 4 56
BIR Birmingham 56 22 28 6 50
FAY Fayetteville 56 12 38 6 30
 
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