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RiverKings acquire Peppler from Knoxville

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Mississippi RiverKings Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today that the team has acquired forward Bret Peppler from the Knoxville Ice Bears for future considerations.

Peppler, 31, appeared in 24 games this season for the Ice Bears and collected five goals and seven assists. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound forward spent the past two seasons with the Louisiana IceGators, tallying 39 goals and 21 assists in 99 games.

Peppler will wear number 11 when he joins the team this weekend.


Bret Peppler, pictured, joins the RiverKings after beginning the season with the Knoxville Ice Bears. The Rhein, Saskatchewan native has 12 points in 24 games so far this season. © Chad Wells

The RiverKings return to Concorde Career College Ice at the Landers Center on Friday, January 22 at 7:05 p.m. in a rematch against the Louisiana IceGators. It's the annual Dachshund Dash presented by Autobahn Indoor Speedway. Come for the hockey and stay for our wiener dog races on ice during the first intermission. For more information, call 662-342-1755 or visit 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.

Posted by David Schmoll at 4:00 PM

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