River Kings Hockey

COACHING STAFF

PAUL PECHMANN - GM/HEAD COACH

Coach Pechmann is married to his wife Renee, an oncology nurse, and has four children, Noelle, Paul, Ciera and Zachary, and one granddaughter, McKenna. Coach Paul played hockey at South Kent Prep School and then for the NCAA UCONN Huskies in college. He has been coaching for over 17 years and has helped numerous players reach their goal of playing college hockey in the NCAA and ACHA. Coach Paul is also an NCDC and NAHL scout for several teams. He brings a wealth of coaching and life experience with him to the Riverkings Hockey Club where he will continue to lead the charge of the winning Riverkings legacy and more importantly, the legacy of helping develop young men in preparation for college and life leadership. Coach Pechmann has a large network of college coaches that he has assembled throughout his years in youth, junior and college hockey that he will leverage to help incoming Riverkings hockey players and assist them in reaching the next level.
Derek Puttick

DEREK PUTTICK - ASSISTANT COACH

A native of Strathmore, Alberta, Canada, Derek has been involved in hockey for over forty years in a number of roles: player, coach, and manager at the Junior A, B, Midget AAA and AA levels, scout (Junior A), mentor, minor hockey board member, and hockey school instructor. Having worked in Canada, Australia and Latvia. He has enjoyed a number of successes as both a player and coach including 5 league championships and a Provincial silver medal in 5 of his last 8 years of coaching. His primary focus as a coach is to guide and develop players, helping to prepare them for the next step in their hockey careers or stage in their lives.

Derek will be making the move to Wisconsin Rapids from Alberta with his girlfriend, Nadia, and dog, Jasper. He also has three grown children, Kiara, Kaeden and Kyleigh.

ADDITIONAL STAFF

John Egge – Team Trainer & Team Chaplain

Nick Nigh – Medical Trainer

Linda Fuehrer – Director of Administration / Game Day Ops

Julie Schooley – Media Director / Photographer

Jim Arnold – Rink General Manager

Ann Felker – Education Coordinator

Chris Seefelt – Game Day Ticket Sales

Tony Grapsas – “The Voice” Rink Announcer

Malorie Schooley – Online Scoring

Candy Blakeslee – Scorekeeper

Matt Filmore – Web Master & Video

Zach Wetterau – Video Camera

Mark Lochner – FloHockey Announcer

Art Napgezek – Cameraman RCCA Media

Merle Cooney – 50/50 Tickets

Larry Nawrot – Penalty Box

Chris Weir – Penalty Box

Del Worland – Penalty Box

Tracy Hunter – Goal Judge

Jeff Konkol – Goal Judge

Russ Blakeslee – Security

The Riverkings Pep Band – Led by Jordan Held

Lisa Black – Fog Machines / Security

SCOUTING STAFF

Canada – Rob Whitehead

Europe – Steve James

GET YOUR TICKET NOW

Single Game tickets are only available at the door on game days. Doors open at 6 PM