RiverKings sign forward Jamie Hill; Defenseman Cote loaned to ECHL Witchita

Southaven, Miss. - Only days before the RiverKings return to Planters Bank Ice at Landers center, the team and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser have announced the signing of forward Jamie Hill and the loaning of Vytal Cote to ECHL Wichita.

Hill, 25, continues his rookie season after playing three games this season with the Macon Mayhem. Prior to his professional career, the Glassboro, NJ native played four seasons at the University of New Hampshire where he totaled 106 games played, 9 goals and 11 assists.

Making room for Hill on the roster, the RiverKings announced that defenseman Vytal Cote has been loaned to the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL. Cote played in all three of the RiverKings games this season after spending time in Evansville for training camp and signing with Mississippi shortly after. The Hollywood, FL, born Cote used his 6-foot-2, 201-pound frame to win a fight in this past weekend’s battle with Pensacola providing a much-needed spark to the team.

The RiverKings return to Planters Bank Ice at Landers Center this Friday night for Titanic Night where Jamie Hill will get his first chance to play his former team when the Macon Mayhem invades Southaven. Hill becomes the second player in as many games to play against his former team after a trade or signing, following Daniel Tedesco who was traded to Mississippi from Pensacola only two days before the two teams met in Florida this past Friday. Tickets for Friday night’s game are available at riverkings.com/ticketmaster or for specialty themed ticket packages visit groupmatics.events/s/other/Promooffers2.

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The RiverKings are supported by our 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 6:00 PM


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PEO Peoria 40 27 10 3 57
PEN Pensacola 37 24 9 4 52
MAC Macon 39 23 11 5 51
HUN Huntsville 41 23 13 5 51
KNX Knoxville 40 22 14 4 48
EVV Evansville 42 19 17 6 44
MRK RiverKings 39 19 18 2 40
RKE Roanoke 40 18 19 3 39
BIR Birmingham 41 15 21 5 35
FAY Fayetteville 41 10 25 6 26
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Updated: February 18, 2017