It took only 0:15 seconds for Riverkings forward Adam Peterson to find the net and an additional 5 minutes for Michael Kelley to put Wisconsin up by two. But the Dells Ducks quickly evened the score and by 8:51 in the first period the score was tied 2-2. Early in the second Tyler Albitz logged the game winner with Goaltender Alti Valdimarsson earning the win.
This is the second 6-0 start in three seasons for the Riverkings who began the 2014-15 season undefeated through their first 6 games and ultimately went 32-7-0 on the season.
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In net for three of the Riverkings Wins is Goaltender Alti Valdimarsson. A 1996, Valdimarsson comes to Wisconsin as the only Tier 3 Junior Hockey player this season to hail from Iceland. The 6'0 160lb Goalie allowed 5 goals on the season and currently holds a 1.67gaa and .918 save percent.
Forward Reed Kaiser leads the team with 11 points. With 4 goals and 7 assists, Kaiser earned a point in each of the teams 6 games, including 3 multi point efforts.
Also with a point in each contest is Forward Ryan Mantz who with 3 goals and 7 assists is averaging 2 points per game through the 5 games he participated in. The second year Riverking earned 40 points through 26 regular season games in 2015-16. (DNP in this game)
With the game winner, Tyler Albitz, 1996, returns to the Riverkings off a 2015-16 campaign where he logged 23 points through 46 regular season games.
Finding the net in 15 seconds was Forward Adam Peterson. The goal was his third on the season and to date, the second fastest goal of any Tier 3 Junior Hockey player this season. (view player achievements)
Forward Michael Kelley, 1998, came to the Riverkings after a successful season with the Evansville Thunderbolts in 2015-16. Early in his Junior career, the 5'9 160lb Indiana native has 2 goals and 2 assists for 4 points through 6 season games.
The Riverkings have outscored their opponents 36-7 with a goal differential of +29. Averaging 6 goals per game and allowed multiple goals on two occasions, while a shutout in game 2.
The Riverkings face the Blaine Energy in a two game series Oct 7-8. This will be the second time these two face off on the young season with Wisconsin leading the series 2-0 while outscoring the Energy a combined 19-2 the first time around.