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2021-22 USHL Season Preview: Cedar Rapids RoughRiders

09/14/2021, 2:30pm CDT
By USHL

Player to Watch

TJ Schweighardt is a third-year defenseman who played for the Omaha Lancers last season after beginning his career with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. In 86 career games, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell commit has recorded 21 points (5-16-21). 

“We look forward to TJ’s leadership on and off the ice.”
Mark Carlson, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders General Manager and Head Coach

Key Additions/Subtractions

Nate HanleyAndrew PichoraTJ Schweighardt and Ryan Taylor return to the RoughRiders after having played for Cedar Rapids two seasons ago. 

NHL Draft

NHL Drafted Players: 

Cooper Flinton (Tampa Bay Lightning, 2021, Round 7, #211)

NHL Draft Prospects:

Dominic Elliott
Liam Lesakowski
Eric Pohlkamp
Zaccharya Wisdom

New Coaches in Cedar Rapids

Jared Brown (Assistant Coach)

Andrew Whiteside (Assistant Coach)

Cory Lonke (Goaltending Coach)

NCAA Commitments

  • Bemidji State University: Adam Flammang

  • Bentley University: Connor Hasley

  • Boston University: Doug Grimes

  • Dartmouth College: Cooper Flinton

  • Michigan State University: Dominic Elliott

  • Minnesota State University: Yusaku Ando, Kade Nielsen

  • Niagara University: David Posma

  • Northeastern University: Joe Fleming

  • St. Cloud State: Grant Ahcan

  • University of Connecticut: Nate Hanley

  • University of Maine: Liam Lesakowski

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell: TJ Schweighardt

  • University of Minnesota: Andrew Pichora

  • University of New Hampshire: Brendan Fitzgerald

  • Yale University: David Chen

Home Games to Watch For

November 13, 2021 
- Mental Health Jersey Auction Presented by Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 125

February 19, 2022 
- Local 308 Olympic Night with Thunderstick giveaway

April 15, 2022 
- Player Card Giveaway, Revealing of the 2018-19 Curt Hammer Award Banner with Liam Walsh

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