RiverKings game day preview
MEMPHIS (27-25-2, 56pts, 4TH NE DIV, 16PB) @ WICHITA (37-16-3, 77pts, 2ND NW DIV, 9PB)
SITE: Kansas Coliseum, Wichita, KS (9,560)
RADIO: Sports 56-WHBQ (560AM)**
**Tonights game broadcast has been moved back the RiverKings regular radio home Sports 56-WHBQ. Due to yesterdays results in the Conference USA Basketball Tournament, there is no scheduling conflict and the game will be on AM 560 as usual. Please disregard the information in yesterdays release about the game being moved to 96.1 FM.
The final road trip of the season begins tonight with the first of three games in three days for the Memphis RiverKings. Tonights match-up is made up of one team going to the playoffs and one trying to get there. The Wichita Thunder clinched a playoff berth last week while the RiverKings are still in the hunt. The Kings enter tonight five points back of the Tulsa Oilers with six games to play for that final playoff spot. Memphis is 2-0 versus the Thunder this season with wins on December 10 (4-2 at Wichita) and February 25 (5-1 at Memphis). These teams play twice in the final two weekends of the season with Wichita making a return trip to the D.C.C. on Friday, March 18. With Colorado clinching the Northwest Division and the Bud Poile Cup for the regular season title, the Thunder will have to settle for the top wildcard and a guaranteed rematch with Bossier-Shreveport in the first round of the playoffs. Wichita has won four of their last five but are 4-5-1 in their last 10. The RiverKings have won six straight and 12 of their last 16. Memphis is 44-32-12 in the all-time series with Wichita.
The team waived Aaron Lewis yesterday so he could return to Huntsville and help his former team in the S.P.H.L. playoffs. They are also signing the fresh-out-of-college Scott Trahan to take Lewis spot. Trahan just completed his senior season at U-Mass, Dartmouth where he was the second leading scorer with 19 goals and 19 assists. Trahan has joined the team and will participate in the game-day skate this morning.
Defenseman Peter Robertson, who is plus 18 in his 17 games since joining the RiverKings, will be featured on the first intermission Blimpies Player Spotlight on tonights broadcast.
Saturday, March 12 @ Oklahoma City 7:35 (game may start as late as 7:45 due to pre-game activities)
Sunday, March 13 @ Topeka 4:00
Both games on Sports 56-WHBQ (AM560)
A RiverKings game can be even more fun when you take it in with your group or organization. Get your group together and have a great time at the DeSoto Civic Center. For more information or to purchase season tickets, group tickets, mini-plans, or 9 game vouchers call the RiverKings at 662-342-1755 and ask for the sales department or stop by the DCC during business hours.
Catch all the exciting action of 2004-2005 RiverKings Hockey on Sports 56 WHBQ.
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