RoughRiders goaltender Andrew Pichora has committed to play division 1 hockey at the University of Minnesota. Pichora, who goes by Geno, has played in six games so far this season for Cedar Rapids and has a .897 save percentage. The 16-year-old from Bethel Park, Penn. earned his first USHL win on his first USHL start in the RoughRiders’ 5-2 victory over Waterloo on February 14.
RoughRiders head Coach Mark Carlson said of Pichora, “The Roughriders organization is very happy for Geno and the Pichora family. Geno has worked very hard to earn this opportunity. He has done a great job in net for the Roughriders, and just as importantly, our players and staff have really enjoyed Geno off the ice and in the dressing room. He is a great teammate!”
The RoughRiders are back at The Stable next Friday, March 13, facing off against the Des Moines Buccaneers for Spring Break beach night sponsored by Your Tanning Bar! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at www.roughridershockey.com.
PLYMOUTH, Mich. - A split weekend for the RoughRiders taking on U.S. National Under - 18 team with Friday night a close finish with the RoughRiders falling 2-3, but found their groove on Saturday as they took the contest to a 5-2 win, with all 5 goals scored in the 3rd.
Saturday's game remained scoreless for the first 40 minutes as goalie Andrew Pichora IV made monstrous saves, keeping the RoughRiders in the game.
Quick goals seemed to be the theme for the RoughRiders as another pair of goals at 17:02 and 17:29 from Tyler Rollwagon and Jackson Jutting. The Roughriders tacked on an empty net goal for the 5-2 final.
Join us this weekend when your RoughRiders are home for a two-game weekend. Friday night the RoughRiders Booster Club is sponsoring our first GREEN OUT rally towel night with the first 1,000 fans receiving a rally towel, and on Saturday night is our annual ALS Iowa jersey auction! Grab your tickets today!
The United States Hockey League has named Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward Nikolai Mayorov its forward of the week.
Mayorov shined in this past weekend’s pair of games against the Des Moines Buccaneers, putting up six points. Friday night, he had a goal and an assist in the Rough Riders’ overtime loss, but helped his team to victory in a big way on Saturday. He had assists on three of the team’s five goals, and added one of his own in the third for a total of four points on the night.
Mayarov leads the team in scoring this season with 22 goals and 13 assists in 33 games, averaging just over a point per game. The Russian is also tied for fourth in the league in goals in his first season in the USHL.
The RoughRiders are back at The Stable this Saturday, February 15, facing off against the Waterloo Black Hawks for rival night! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at www.roughridershockey.com.