RiverKings acquire forward Austin Daae and Activate Matt Harrington and Brant Sherwood off of IR

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. -- The RiverKings' Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser announced today the acquistion of forward Austin Daae and activation of players Brant Sherwood and Matt Harrington from the 14-Day IR.

Daae, 23, comes to the RiverKings after playing three years in SPHL with the Fayetteville FireAntz, Macon Mayhem, and Louisana IceGators. The 6-foot-0, 180-pound forward spent the current season in the Federal Hockey League (FHL) with teams such as the Waterton Wolves and the Port Huron Prowlers. The Estevan, Saskatchewan native tallied 16 goals and 19 assists in just 28 games this year. 

Harrington, 26, appeared in 22 games this season before suffering an injury. The 5-foot-11, 194-pound center earned 10 points (four goals and six assists) with a +1 rating prior to placement on IR. The North Port, Florida native is in his second season with RiverKings while amassing 26 points (13 goals and 13 assists) in 46 games.

Sherwood, 25, returns to the RiverKings after being placed on the 14-Day IR. The 6-foot, 171-pound forward appeared in 19 games this season while collecting four goals and five assists with a +1 rating. The Rochester, New York native spent his rookie (2015-2016) season in the FHL with the Berlin River Drivers amassing 38 points (10 goals and 38 assists) in 33 games.

RiverKings activate Brant Sherwood and Matt Harrington off of 14-Day IR and acquire forward Austin Daae. © Kori LaVire

The team continues their season tonight against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs in Virginia at 6:05 p.m. For live streaming of the game, a watch party will be held at Old Style Bar-B-Q in Olive Branch. The RiverKings return home to the Landers Center on January 21 for Elvis Night at 7:30 p.m. For more details and ticket information, visit RiverKings.com or call 662.342.1755. 

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 RiverKings.com.


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