Fear the Beard!

By: Sara Giles
August 29, 2012

SOUTHAVEN, Miss.-- Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that the team has signed forward Kevin Fukala. Terms and conditions were not released. 

"'Fukes' is a character guy who will do anything for his teammates on or off the ice," said Landmesser. "Our community will benefit as well from all the work Kevin does with local charities and churches and I am excited to see him back in a RiverKings uniform."

Fukala shares Landmesser's excitement for his returning to the RiverKings.

"I loved the organization and I really enjoyed playing in the building. The fans are great and I couldn't play with a better group of guys," said Fukala. 

The Elgin, Ill. native is entering his third professional season in the 2012-2013 campaign. In two seasons, Fukala totaled more than 300 penalty minutes in 75 games. Last year, the 6'1", 215 pound forward registered 91 penalty minutes and two points in 27 games with the RiverKings before his call up to the Dayton Gems of the Central Hockey League (CHL).

The RiverKings kick off their 21st anniversary season at home against the Augusta RiverHawks on October 26 at 7:05 p.m. Single game tickets go on sale September 4 on Ticketmaster.com and at the Landers Center Box Office.

The Mississippi RiverKings are supported by their community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and by program-related investments of the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662.342.1755 or visit www.riverkings.com

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