Kings Clinch/Are we finished?

Well , not a bad weekend for the Mississippi RiverKings. The Kings were 2-1-0 and have clinched a playoff spot. Yes, you read it right, have clinched a playoff spot.

Now don’t get to excited about this, all but one team in the Berry Conference makes it. I guess the league wants to put more money in the owners hands. How does a team with a 29-29-5 record qualify for a playoff spot. Hey don’t get me wrong, I love the playoffs, but seriously folks, how far are we going to go?

It’s the final weekend in the CHL. Mississippi is 6TH in the Berry Conference race. Four points behind fifth-place Odessa and four points ahead of seventh place Arizona.

Friday Night

The RiverKings edged Texas 6-5 in the opener of a three game weekend. Scoring for the Kings, Boyd, Flath,Stoddard, Lackner(2) and Richards.

Saturday Night

The RiverKings played another solid game on Saturday night as they completed the sweep vs the Texas Brahmas with a 4-3 victory at the DCC. We had four different goal scorers on the night, Chris Auger, Sarazin, Smith and Sheldrake scored for the Kings.


We went back to playing bad hockey. We were spanked 7-0 by the Missouri Mavericks in Independence. Mississippi was outshot 35-22 in the game.

The final 3 this weekend.

We take on the Allen Americans at home on Friday and play Allen again on Saturday in their barn. Sunday we play in Witchita vs the Thunder.

The Mississippi RiverKings of the Central Hockey League have announced information regarding ticket pricing for the upcoming 2011 Ray Miron President’s Cup playoff series. The RiverKings have qualified as one of the eight teams from the Berry Conference to play in the CHL post-season.

Joe Sports thoughts…

Well, we looked good on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday we looked like a team that didn’t care.

Are we finished?

I still think we’re done, there is a log jam in the standings, but to me this team doesn’t have what it takes.

What do you think?

Here’s a few thoughts from some fans that emailed me after the weekend and some comments on other RiverKing chat forums..

Sunday’s game..

1.This ranks right up there with the first game of the season. If a team of so called professionals is going to mail it in, why not call in sick and stay in Southaven, donate their pay and bus expense to the Jr Riverkings and everyone will be happy. Just when you thought things might be getting better. Poor babies, the bus ride must have been brutal.


2.The Turtles just looked like a really bad team

3.I didn’t think the Turtles looked bad, they looked like they were skating in wet cement.

That is this team’s calling card…WORLD BEATERS ONE NIGHT, AND ABSOLUTE SLUGS THE NEXT! No one should be even slightly surprised by this!

4.The Kings are not going anywhere.

5.This team has sucked since the start of the season.

The fans have spoken…


This team has had it’s worse season, we were a least competitive in the last five or six seasons and maybe more. This was a bad bad season.

The Plus/Minus stinks. Put it this way, when the highlight of your sports year is the Kings winning three in a row, it’s been a bad year.

That’s the way I see it and I’m Joe Sports.

I’m Joe Sports have a great day and week and enjoy the final 3.

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