Peter Di Salvo signs with RiverKings for 2015-16

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Mississippi RiverKings, the longest continually operating professional sports franchise in the greater Memphis area, and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser have announced today that they have re-signed goaltender Peter Di Salvo for training camp. Terms and conditions were not released.

Di Salvo, 24, enters his third professional season, and his second with the RiverKings, in 2015-16. Last year for Mississippi the Oakville, Ontario native appeared in 30 games and posted a 19-8-0 record with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

"Peter was a big part of our success last season," said Landmesser. "We are happy to have him back. He has a great work ethic, he hates to lose and he gives us a chance to win every night!"

Di Salvo posted two shutouts, his first two as a pro, for the RiverKings last season. They came in back-to-back games Feb. 21-24. His 2.36 goals-against average was tied for the second-best mark in the SPHL in 2014-15 and his 19 wins ranked third. At the end of the regular season Di Salvo was named to the All-SPHL Second Team. In the playoffs he backstopped a first-round series win over the Pensacola Ice Flyers, which put the RiverKings into the President's Cup Finals for the first time since 2003. In five playoff games, Di Salvo was 2-3-0 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage. 

"I'm very excited to be returning to Mississippi and to the RiverKings organization," said Di Salvo. "Last year was truly one to remember, but as a team we have a lot of unfinished business to attend to. Coming up short in the President's Cup Finals is not an option for us this year."

The Mississippi RiverKings are proud to be the longest, continually operating sports franchise in the Memphis area, as they begin their 24th season in 2015. The home opener is scheduled for Friday, October 23 at the Landers Center. Groups of 15 or more who purchase a group for that night will receive an identical group package to any other regular season game for free. RiverKings' season tickets for the 2015-16 season are on sale now by calling 662-342-1755! Renew by August 1 to keep your 2014-15 seats. Pay in full by September 1 to receive a commemorative season ticket holder booklet. For more information, check out riverkings.com.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from 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.

Goaltender Peter Di Salvo has signed with the Mississippi RiverKings for his second season. The 24-year-old, Oakville, Ontario native was named to the All-SPHL Second Team in 2014-15 as he helped get the RiverKings to their first President's Cup Finals since 2003. © John Coffin

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