If you know anything about Mark Carlson and his approach to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders junior hockey program he has built over 23 seasons here, you know there wasn’t much of a celebration of his 750th career coaching victory this past Saturday night.
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Iowa Heartlanders defenseman Bo Hanson set a franchise record for games played when he spent three seasons of junior hockey with Muskegon of the USHL. Then it was five seasons of college hockey at three different schools. As a pro, he’s been property of three ECHL franchises already.
Defenseman Eric Pohlkamp of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders has had one heck of a month on the ice. He was part of a United States national team that won a gold medal at the World Junior ‘A’ Challenge, was to take part in Monday night’s BioSteel All-American Game in Michigan, was included on NHL Central Scouting’s Mid-Term Rankings of potential NHL draft pick. He’s also had two hat tricks and leads the USHL in scoring by defensemen.
Brendan and Riley Fitzgerald are part of a true hockey family, their fathers front-office guys for their respective National Hockey League clubs. The first cousins grew up playing together and have been reunited this season as members of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Anthony DeAngelo played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders as a 14 and 15-year-old in 2010-11. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman is giving back to the community where his career really began as part of a “Tony D Saves For The Children” promotion.
The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders resume the United States Hockey League season Wednesday night at home against the Chicago Steel. The club has been holding its own despite not having its intended lineup available for any games so far this season.
Jacob Kraft drove with his mother from their home in Rochester, N.Y., to Cedar Rapids to fully move in with his local billet family in preparation for the 2022-23 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders season. Mom made him get checked out medically after he complained of a sore throat, with the diagnosis being mononucleosis, which kept him out the first month of the USHL season.
Cal Burke made his National Hockey League debut last week with the Colorado Avalanche. As a member of the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the 2014-15 season, he played on a forward line with Ross Colton and Adam Gaudette. All three can say they made it to The Show.