Diamonds & Ice

Jeff Johnson
Multi-media sports reporter for SourceMedia in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who has covered it all over the past 20-plus years. Particularly enjoy baseball and hockey.

Blog Posts

Meet A RoughRider - Mitch Reinke

Name: Mitch Reinke

Number: 8

Position: Defense

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 167 pounds

Age: 18

Hometown: Stillwater, Minn.

Noteworthy: Helped Stillwater High School to its first Minnesota state tournament appearanc [...]

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Potential high NHL draft pick, Riders’ Foley focuses on present

CEDAR RAPIDS – It was a surprise.

Erik Foley figured his hockey season was well over last April. Then he got an unexpected phone call from Cedar Rapids RoughRiders Coach Mark Carlson.

The Ride [...]

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It’s a whole-new playoff system

CEDAR RAPIDS – His Mountain Dew and NoDoz are at the ready. It's going to be a long Friday night for Todd Tharp.

The assistant executive director of the Iowa High School Athletic Associatio [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Matt O’Donnell

Name: Matt O’Donnell

Number: 13

Position: Defense

Height/Weight: 5-foot-9, 177 pounds

Age: 19

Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Noteworthy: Played prep-school hockey last season at Loomis Chaffee in Conne [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Andrew Oglevie

Name: Andrew Oglevie

Number: 10

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-9, 177 pounds

Age: 19

Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.

Noteworthy: Fourth season with Cedar Rapids. Defenseman Chris Snavely has been only other [...]

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Chili Davis among new Kernels HOF members

CEDAR RAPIDS — One of the most popular local ballplayers from the 1970s is in the 2015 induction class of the Cedar Rapids Professional Baseball Hall of Fame.

Chili [...]

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Meet the RoughRiders: Dylan McLaughlin

Name: Dylan McLaughlin

Number: 17

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-10, 187 pounds

Hometown: Lancaster, N.Y.

Noteworthy: Third season with RoughRiders and fourth year in USHL. Scored eight goals and posted 15 po [...]

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Meet The RoughRiders - Hugh McGing

Name: Hugh McGing

Number: 16

Position: Forward

Height/Weight: 5-foot-8, 157 pounds

Age: 16

Hometown: Chicago, Ill.

Noteworthy: First season with RoughRiders. Signed a USHL pre-draft tender with Cedar Rapids, mea [...]

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2 each from McLaughlin, Foley lift RoughRiders

WATERLOO — Dylan McLaughlin and Erik Foley had two goals each as the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders blasted Waterloo, 6-2, in a USHL game Friday night at Youug Arena.

Defenseman Charlie Curti scored the ga [...]

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Wartburg’s Tranel brings ‘special’ talent to defense

WAVERLY — He was special as a special-teams player. As a linebacker, Gunner Tranel has been outstanding, if not special.

The junior from Vinton-Shellsburg leads Wartburg in tackles and ranks third in the Iowa Conference, one be [...]

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