USHL Alum - Goepfert & Snavely returning to Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA - March 15, 2017
Former Cedar Rapids RoughRiders goaltender Bobby Goepfert and Defenseman Chris Snavely will be returning to Cedar Rapids and appearing at the RoughRiders game on Saturday, April 1st in the organizations 1st RoughRiders Reunion Night. The RoughRiders will take on the Waterloo Black Hawks.
ITC Midwest will be the presenting sponsor and will provide green LED batons to the 1st 2,000 fans in attendance that night. Goepfert and Snavely will be available to sign autographs and take pictures during pre-game and 1st intermission.
Goepfert, a fan favorite from Kings Park, NY, is considered by many to have helped put the RoughRiders organization on the USHL map. He played in goal during the 2000-2001 & 2001-2002 seasons. His record during that time was 52-28-9 while backstopping the team to the postseason both seasons. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. After the USHL he spent a pair of seasons at Providence College and then St. Cloud State. Over the next several seasons he played in the ECHL, AHL and then overseas.
Snavely, a defenseman from Lancaster, PA still holds the record for most games played in a RoughRiders uniform with 212. “Snaves” as he was called in the locker room, was on the inaugural RoughRiders roster when the team moved to Cedar Rapids from Mason City for the 1999-2000 season and played for the organization through the 2002-2003 season. He then moved on to Michigan State University for four seasons, including 2006-2007 when the Spartans won the National Championship. He went on to play three professional seasons in the ECHL.
“We are very happy to have Chris and Bobby coming back to Cedar Rapids,” said RoughRiders Head Coach Mark Carlson. “We started last year having Justin Abdelkader back and it’s exciting to follow up this year with two players from our 1st and 2nd teams here in Cedar Rapids. It will be a great evening.”
For more information on the night please call Jason Shaner at 319-247-0340.