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RoughRiders Futures Camp Registration

By RoughRiders Staff 04/02/2021, 10:45am CDT

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will host two camps for youth players born in 2006 or 2007. The camps will be held in Detroit, Michigan, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

 

The camps provide for players to learn from the RoughRiders coaching staff over the course of three games, one practice, and a player & parent seminar. Each camp will also feature a former RoughRider during the seminar. The Detroit camp will feature Max Sasson and Woodbury will have Will Francis. 

 

More information and the registration links can be found on our website under "Tryout/Camps."

RoughRiders add Assistant Coach

By RoughRiders Staff 07/19/2019, 12:15pm CDT

For Immediate Release: July 19, 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders are excited to announce the hiring of Assistant Coach Vinny Bohn. Vinny comes to the RoughRiders with a diverse background as a 4-year letterman and captain as a defenseman at Worcester State (NCAA Division 3) in Worcester, Massachusetts. He started his coaching career with the Atlanta Capitals/Topeka Roadrunners immediately following graduation from Worcester State in 2015.  In 2016 Vinny moved on to Marian University (NCAA Division 3) as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator, following the 2016-17 season Vinny moved on to be an assistant coach of the El Paso Rhinos of the Western States Hockey League. While in El Paso, Vinny was instrumental in recruiting and coaching the Rhinos team that won back to back Thorne Cup Championships in 2018 and 2019, also going a combined 86-9 during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 regular seasons.    

RoughRiders head coach, Mark Carlson stated, “We are very excited to add Vinny to our coaching staff. He has been relentless on the recruiting trail and has displayed a real passion for the game of hockey during his coaching career.  The RoughRiders welcome Vinny to the RoughRiders family and to the city of Cedar Rapids. “   

The RoughRiders will kick off their home-opening weekend on October 4th & 5th vs.Team USA.  Both games will begin at 7:05 pm. Season tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by contacting our season ticket Riders Rep at tcarlson@roughridershockey.com or 319.730.2853  The RoughRiders are honored to have won the Clark Cup Championship, three Anderson Cup Championships, drafting 34 RoughRiders to the National Hockey League (NHL) producing 24 NHL players. The RoughRiders have over 310 players who have advanced to the NCAA Division I college hockey.

For more information on the RoughRiders, please visit: www.RoughRidersHockey.com

*Photo courtesy of the El Paso Rhinos

RoughRiders announce 2019-2020 USHL Schedule

By RoughRiders Staff 07/15/2019, 1:15pm CDT

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2019 

RoughRiders Announce 2019-2020 season Schedule

CEDAR RAPIDS- The United States Hockey League has announced the full schedule for the 2019-2020 season.  For the full USHL schedule click here https://tinyurl.com/y349uedg

Announced on Monday, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders will kick off their season with a home opening weekend on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th as the team will host the USA Hockey National Team Development Program U-17’s.  Both games will begin at 7:05 pm. 

The RoughRiders home slate will consist of 14 Friday night games, 15 Saturday night games and one Sunday.  All Friday and Saturday game times are 7:05 pm and the March 29th Sunday game vs. Green Bay will begin at 4:05 pm. 

Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Tammy Carlson at 319-730-2853 or by email at tcarlson@roughridershockey.com.  The RoughRiders commemorative season ticket books will be ordered by 7/31/19.  Season tickets may be purchased after that date however the commemorative season ticket books will no longer be available. 

Single-game tickets for the RoughRiders will be available at a later date.  For questions please call the RoughRiders front office at 319-247-0340 or visit us online at www.RoughRidersHockey.com

Stay tuned to www.RoughRidersHockey.com for updates throughout the offseason on our promotional schedule, jersey auctions, concession specials, and post-game skates.  Or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay up to date on your Riders! 

NHL Recap | Week of March 14th

By RoughRiders Staff 03/21/2021, 10:00am CDT

RoughRiders trade for forward

By RoughRiders Staff 09/18/2019, 11:30am CDT

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2019

Riders trade for forward from Tri-City

 

Cedar Rapids, IA – The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders have added forward Donte Lawson in a trade with the Tri-City Storm, the team announced today.  In exchange, the RoughRiders will send a 2020 Phase II draft choice.

Lawson, a native of Taconite, Minnesota, played for Greenway (MN) High School last season and led the Raiders in scoring as the team went to the 7A Minnesota State Championship game. 

Lawson earned the Herb Brooks award, given to the most qualified hockey player in the Minnesota state tournament who strongly represents the iconic coach’s values, characteristics and traits.  He is committed to play college hockey at Bemidji State University. 

The RoughRiders open the 2019-2020 regular season on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th when they take on the USA Hockey National Development Program U-17 team at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.  Both games begin at 7:05 pm.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by going online at www.RoughRidersHockey.com or call the RoughRiders Box Office at 319-247-0340. 

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Doug Grimes
Dexter Southfield School #17
Position: Right Wing Shoots: Right
Born:April 18, 2002 Hometown: Brookline, MA
Height: 6'3" Weight: 185

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Adam Flammang
St. Michael/Albertville HS Knights #11
Position: Forward Shoots:Right
Born: Nov. 9, 2001 Hometown: St. Michael, MN Height: 6' 0" Weight: 180

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Patrick Johnson
St. Louis Blues AAA 16U #10
Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left
Born: June 30, 2003 Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Height:5' 8" Weight: 160

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Owen Cole
Ottawa Jr. Senators #23
Position: Center Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 29, 2000 Hometown: Dunnville, ON
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 171

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Tyler Nasca
New Jersey Titans #28
Position: Defense Shoots: Right
Born: Jan 9, 2001 Hometown: Wheatfield, NY
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 149

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Lucas Coon
Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres Prep #14
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Born: Nov. 24, 2001 Hometown: Steamboat Springs, CO
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 165

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Grant Hindman
Janesville Jets #55
Position: Defense Shoots: Left
Born: May 16, 2002 Hometown: Oakland Township, MI
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 197

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Logan Morrell
Phoenix Jr. Coyotes 16U #92
Position: Forward Shoots: Right
Born: Aug. 2, 2003 Hometown: n/a
Height: '6 2" Weight: 172

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Zack Tonelli
Taft School Rhinos #9
Position:Wing Shoots: Right
Born: Feb. 14, 2002 Hometown: Armonk, NY
Height: 5'8" Weight: 160

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Liam Cox-Smith
Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 16U #12
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Born: Apr 16, 2003 Hometown: Minot, ND
Height: 5'7" Weight: 175

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Dane Dowiak
Gunnery School Highlanders #11
Position:Center Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 27, 2002 Hometown: Wexford, PA
Height: 5'10" Weight: 172

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Dane Dowiak
Gunnery School Highlanders #11
Position:Center Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 27, 2002 Hometown: Wexford, PA
Height: 5'10" Weight: 172


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Cooper Flinton
St. Paul's School Pelicans #22
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 16, 2003 Hometown: Auburn, NH
Height: 6' 1" Weight: 205

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Jack Page
Virtua Hockey 18U #72
Position: Defense Born: Nov. 27, 2001
Hometown:West Chester, PA
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 190

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Aiden Celebrini
San Jose Jr. Sharks 15's #16
Position:Defense Shoots: Right
Born: Oct. 26, 2004 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 150

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Roux Bazin
Pembina Valley Hawks MAAA #9
Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Born: May 26, 2003 Hometown: Treherne, MB Height: 5' 10" Weight:170


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Ruslan Gazizov
Omsk Avangard U17 Position: Forward Shoots: Left
Born: Jan. 21, 2004 Hometown: Omsk, RUS
Height:5' 11" Weight: 192

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Andrew Garby
Fairbanks Ice Dogs #2
Position: Defense Shoots: Right
Born:Sep 17, 2000 Hometown: Canton, MI
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 165

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Nick Catalano
Arrowhead HS Warhawks
Position:Forward Shoots: Right
Born: Oct. 9, 2001 Hometown: Pewaukee, WI
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 150

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Kyle Mandleur
Boston Bandits #57
Position:Forward Shoots:Left
Born:Mar 2, 2001 Hometown: E. Brunswich, NJ
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 264 Right Wing


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Cy LeClerc
Islanders HC #93
Position:Forward Born: Aug. 17, 2002
Hometown: Brentwood, NH
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 173

Congratulations to the new draft picks of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders!  Look forward to seeing you all soon! 

Thank you to the coaching staff and the members of the USHL for their dedication to the future athletes of the USHL and the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders!

#LetsRide

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CADE LITTLER
Wenatchee Wilderness 16U #15
Position: Forward   Shoots: Right
Born: July 12, 2004
Hometown: Wenatchee, WA
Height: 6' 2" Weight:190

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DOMINIC ELLIOT
Fox Motors HC 15's #26 Position: Defense Shoots:Right
Born:Jan. 26, 2004 Hometown: Allendale, MI
Height: 5' 9" Weight: 148

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ANDREW DELLADONNA
South Kent Selects Academy 15's #8 Position: Center Shoots: Right
Born: May 18, 2004 Hometown: Brewerton, NY
Height: 5' 8" Weight: 175

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JOHN EMMONS
Oakland Jr. Grizzlies 15's #9 Position:Center Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 5, 2004 Hometown: Washington Townshp, MI
Height: 5'9" Weight: 139

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ERIC POHLKAMP
Brainerd HS Warriors #23
Position: Defense Shoots: Right Born: Mar. 23, 2004
Hometown:Baxter, MN
Height: 5'8" Weight: 194

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CARSON REED
Warroad HS Warriors #37
Position:Defense Shoots: Left
Born: Apr, 20, 2004 Hometown: Warroad, MN
Height: 6'1" Weight: 165

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BOBBY LANDRY
Dexter Southfield School #10
Position:Center Shoots: Right
Born:Mar 22, 2004 Hometown: Hingham, MA
Height: 5'10" Weight: 155

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ALEX ZAKRZEWSKI
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 15's #33
Position:Defense Shoots: Left
Born: Mar 12, 2004 Hometown: Orchard Park, NY
Height: 5' 5" Weight: 136

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DYLAN HRYCKOWIAN
Lac St-Louis Lions Espoir #19
Position:Right Wing Shoots: Right
Born: May 19, 2004 Hometown: Ile Bizard, QC
Height: 5' 5" Weight: 132

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