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RoughRiders acquire forward Zach Faremouth from Force

By RoughRiders 01/06/2020, 12:15pm CST

The RoughRiders have acquired forward Zach Faremouth from the Fargo Force in exchange for a 2020 draft selection.

“We are very excited to add Zach to our forward group. He is a well-rounded, experienced, hard-working forward who has the ability to produce offensively. Zach will also add some size, grit and toughness to our team,” said RoughRiders head coach Mark Carlson.

Faremouth, from Jackson Mich., stands six-foot-two inches tall and is committed to Western Michigan University. He played 60 games for the Fargo Force last season and tallied seven goals and three assists. He has played in 23 games for Fargo so far this season, with four goals and eight assists.

The RoughRiders return to the Stable this Saturday to face the Des Moines Buccaneers for Teddy Bear Toss night. Bring a stuffed animal to toss on the ice at the first RoughRider goal! All stuffed animals will be donated to local children courtesy of area charities. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at

RoughRiders win at home in overtime

By RoughRiders 01/04/2020, 9:30am CST

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders beat the Muskegon Lumberjacks in overtime last night by a score of 4-3. Nikolai Mayarov scored the game-winning goal 2:27 into the overtime period. 

By 8:33 into the first, the RoughRiders had scored three goals to secure a comfortable lead over the Lumberjacks. Ben Meehan scored first on the powerplay, assisted by Grant Silianoff and Jackson Jutting. Michael Posma scored next, with assists from captain Jordan Tonelli and Mayarov. Donte Lawson added the third goal, assisted by Yegor Klavdiev and Max Sasson. 

The Lumberjacks made it a close game; they subbed goaltenders and scored three goals unanswered in regulation. The tying goal came with just 1:32 left in the third period. Overtime was short and sweet, as Mayarov’s goal, assisted by Sasson and Jack Millar, ended the game with a RoughRiders victory. Goaltender Derek Mullahy stopped 28 of 31 Lumberjack shots on the night. 

The RoughRiders are back at home tonight, January 4, when they’ll meet the Muskegon Lumberjacks for the second time in two nights. It’s Mascot Night at the Stable, sponsored by Chick-fil-A! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at

The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders claimed victory over the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday at the Stable by a score of 6-5. The high-scoring game saw goals from five different RoughRiders. Jackson Jutting scored two, and Nate Hanley scored the game-winner. Grant Silianoff, Ryan Taylor, and Ben Meehan added the other three RoughRiders goals of the night.  

Cedar Rapids struck first 12:29 into the game with Meehan’s goal assisted by Taylor and Jutting before Dubuque scored a tying goal five minutes later on the powerplay. Each team scored two in the second before an exciting third period featured three RoughRiders goals and two from the Fighting Saints. The RoughRiders’ commanding offense outshot the Fighting Saints 45-27 in the win.

The RoughRiders are on the road for a New Years Eve game in Fargo on Tuesday, but are back at The Stable this weekend, January 3 and 4. They’ll face off against the Muskegon Lumberjacks on both Friday and Saturday. January 3 will have a St. Louis Blues ticket giveaway with a free Marriott Stay, and January 4 is Mascot Night! Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 319-247-0340 or visiting the RoughRiders website at

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