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RiverKings Announce 2016-17 Opening Night Roster

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – The Mississippi RiverKings, the longest continually operating professional sports franchise, celebrating 25 years in the greater Memphis area, and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser have announced the roster for opening night on Oct. 21.

With a good mix of returning and new players, the RiverKings look to push for another playoff run for the 2016-17 season. In the preseason, returners Matt Harrington, Cullen Bradshaw, Dillan Fox, Ryan Marcuz and Todd Hosmer all contributed to the scoring along with newcomers Mark Petaccio and Chris Luker. Cullen Bradshaw ended with a multi-point game on Sunday scoring two goals and having an assist the night before totaling for three in the preseason. Ryan Marcuz and Matt Harrington both had an goal and an assist over the weekend games to have two points in the preseason. Rookie Mark Petaccio had a great first weekend scoring one goal along with two assists to have a total of three points making an early impact.

The roster for for opening night by position:

Forwards

# Name Height Weight Date of Birth Age Birthplace
44 Tyler Barr 6'1" 228 Dec. 6, 1988 27 North Vancouver, British Columbia
15 Cullen Bradshaw 5'11" 180 Feb. 11, 1990 26 Medicine Hat, Alberta
61 Dillan Fox 5'11" 190 Jun. 13, 1991 25 Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
74 Matt Harrington 5'11" 195 Oct. 13, 1990 25 North Port, Florida
19 Todd Hosmer 6'1" 215 Dec. 21, 1987 28 Scarborough, Ontario
39 Robert Lindores 6'1" 205 Mar, 7 1991 25 Port Alberni, British Columbia
10 Devin Mantha 6'1" 190 Mar. 8, 1989 27 Ann Arbor Michigan
9 Ryan Marcuz 5'10" 205 Jun. 13, 1989 26 Richmond Hill, Ontario
86 Mark Petaccio 6'4" 205 Mar. 26, 1994 22 Sicklerville, New Jersey
21 Brant Sherwood 6'0" 170 Apr. 23, 1991 25 San Anselmo, California
 

Defensemen

# Name Height Weight Date of Birth Age Birthplace
23 Richard Coyne  6'1" 215 Jul. 22, 1991  25 Cave Creek, Arizona
17 Mike Grace 6'1" 170 May 26, 1989 27 Rochester, New York
7 Sam Higgins 5'11" 170 Mar. 23, 1990 26 Calgary, Alberta
6 Chris Luker 6'4" 190 Jun. 18, 1992 24 New Hartford, New York
18 Spencer Metcalfe 6'0" 196 Oct. 25, 1990 25 Toronto, Ontario
27 Donald Olivieri 6'0" 190 Jun. 5, 1991 25 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 

Goalies

# Name Height Weight Date of Birth Age Birthplace
30 Brad Barone 5'11" 180 Dec. 2, 1990 25 Medfield, Massachusetts
40 Alex Caffi 6'1" 187 Aug. 12, 1990 26 Varese, Italy
35 Peter Di Salvo  6'0"   196  Nov. 4, 1990  25  Oakville, Ontario

 

The RiverKings return to the Landers Center on Friday, October 21 to take on the Evansville Thunderbolts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the RiverKings at 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 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 Mississippi RiverKings at 9:23 AM

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