As announced earlier, the THHL will be expanding by two teams (Miniota-Elkhorn & Rivers) this season. Miniota-Elkhorn moves over from the NCHL while Rivers will have a senior team for the first time since the 2018/2019 season when they participated in the North Central Hockey League. “We had quite a few local guys playing with other senior teams in the THHL, so we sat down and started to map out the potential roster and the expenses, and after looking at all of that it was pretty clear that we had a real shot at bringing a senior team back to Rivers” Ryan Lamb told bdnmb.ca.
According to Lamb, Rivers will ice a young, competitive team this year. Included in the group is a number of hardworking forwards and a strong defensive group lead by former MJHL’ers Troy Heywood, Riley Shamray, & Ryder Richmond. Riley Lamb, a veteran of 88 WHL games, and Layne Anderson will provide the club with a great goaltending tandem. The entire roster can be viewed here.
To date they have had four practices and they have an exhibition game scheduled against Wawanesa on Saturday October 15. Game time is 8:00 PM in Rivers.