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Riverkings

Located on the Wisconsin River, the hardest working river in the world, Wisconsin Rapids is a community of 18,877 people. It boasts an array of diverse industry, beautiful scenery, and a one of a kind experience any time of the year. Come late September, the South Wood County Recreation Center lights up on Friday and Saturday evenings when the Riverkings Junior A/Premier Hockey Team takes home ice to entertain hundreds of passionate Riverkings fans! Our home games are the talk of junior hockey! Find out why! Get Season Tickets here!

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Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings locker room
About Us

WHO ARE THE RIVERKINGS?

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings is a top Junior A Hockey Team playing in the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) Premier Midwest Division. Our reputation in junior hockey is legendary. Playing for the Riverkings is a unique hockey experience. The Riverkings call the South Wood County Recreation Center in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, home ice. They compete in the Premier Division of the USPHL Midwest West division.

Led by GM and Head Coach, Paul Pechmann, the Riverkings team staff are passionate about building a culture of excellence, developing character, and learning the rich rewards of a hard work ethic. 

WE DEVELOP AND ADVANCE PLAYERS BECAUSE OUR HEAD COACH PUTS IN THE TIME AND DOES THE WORK MOST COACHES WON’T DO OR DON’T KNOW HOW TO DO. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY COLLEGE HOCKEY AND AREN’T AT TIER 2 LEVEL YET, THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE AND PLAY.

Our Program

USPHL PREMIER PROGRAM

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off-ice

  • World-class trainer, Dr. John Egge, and training facilities
  •  Charitable work in the community
  • Team Doctor, Dentist, Chiropractor & Acupuncturist
  • World-class billet program
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regular season

  • 4 practices/week
  •  44 regular season games
  • Home games at SWCRC
  • Chartered bus service to all away games
  • Friday and Saturday night home game experience
  • USPHL Midwest West division
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playoffs

USPHL Playoffs feature two rounds of divisional playoffs for a bid to play in the National Championship.

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nationals

USPHL Nationals features teams from all over the United States and players from all over the world who compete for the coveted title of “National Champions.”

General Manager & Head Coach
Paul Pechmann
Coach Paul Pechmann-Riverkings Hockey Club

“There is quite a bit of lip service given to team values like ‘family,’ ‘culture,’ and ‘development.’ These are great values but only if they are coming from a place of authenticity and reality. At the Riverkings, these aren’t just buzz words used in recruiting; this is part of our DNA as a team and organization.”

Latest News

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Brine named player of the week

Lucas Brine named to the USPHL Premier Midwest West Division Player of the Week of …

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Falkeid named player of the week

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"You come here to chase a dream, you end leaving with a whole new family." -- Jordan Stear

Photo of the 2022-2023 Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings USHPL Premier Team

Home Ice Arena & Team Offices

For more information on the South Wood County Recreation Center, visit their website or call them at (715) 421-3311.

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