RiverKings Re-sign Marcuz, Add Rulevicius

SOUTHAVEN, Miss - The Mississippi RiverKings and Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations Derek Landmesser have added two more forwards for 2017-18, Ryan Marcuz (pictured) and Pijus Rulevicius.

Mantha begins his fifth season with the RiverKingsMarcuz, a perennial fan-favorite with the RiverKings, returns for his fifth season with the club after scoring 45 points in 2016-17, ranking second on the team. The Richmond Hill, Ontario native arrived in Southaven during the 2013-14 season after four years at Morrisville State College in New York where he served as assistant captain during his senior year. In his 148 total games over four seasons in the SPHL, the 6-foot forward has scored 48 goals and 50 assists, situating him only two points away from 100 in his career.

Rulevicius, 24, joins the RiverKings for his first professional season. The Warrenville, Michigan native retains dual citizenship with the United States and Lithuania, having played in both Europe and North America. Splitting time between both continents, Rulevicius played on the U18 and U20 Lithuanian national teams as well as the Janesville Jets of the NAHL and the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL.  The 5-foot 10-inch forward spent the last three seasons playing for St. Norbert College in Wisconsin, tallying 41 goals and 43 helpers in his 116 game collegiate career.

The 2017-18 RiverKings season begins October 20th when the Knoxville IceBears visit Landers Center. Ticket packages are available now by visiting www.riverkings.com/familypacks or calling the RiverKings office at 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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