The month of January was a rollercoaster ride for the RoughRiders, after starting the month with a win over arch-rival Waterloo they took the next three games against Waterloo. Since then they have only won 3 of 6 including 2 loses to Chicago and 1 to Ohio, with wins over Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Des Moines. January also brought the return of a familiar face in Robin Bergman who left Notre Dame around the middle of the month. Casey Wellman and Doug Jones enjoyed the month each with 11 points in 10 games. Matt Donovan also has caught fire with 10 points in the last 10 games, including 5 goals in his last 6 games and an amazing +9. Doug Leaverton and Zak Stone scored their first USHL Goals.
Although the month of February is a short one, it won't seem that way to the RoughRiders who have 12 games in the upcoming month. They start with 4 games in the outskirts of the USHL with 2 games in Ohio followed by 2 games in Tri-City the next weekend. This month also includes 2 important games vs the East leading Indiana Ice, and 1 at Waterloo. They also play vs Sioux City, at Sioux Falls, vs Lincoln, vs and at Green Bay.