RoughRiders Trade Leading Scorer To Sioux City

By Jeff Johnson, Reporter

Cedar Rapids' Riley Bourbonnais fights for the puck with Waterloo's Eddie Wittchow during their game at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. (David Scrivner/SourceMedia Group)


By Grant Burkhardt

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders continued the overall of their roster Friday by trading leading scorer Riley Bourbonnais to the Sioux City Musketeers for forward David Goodwin, Riders Coach/General Manager Mark Carlson said.

The Riders have lost four games in a row and eight of 10 to drop to 7-8-3 overall. That included a tough 6-5 overtime loss Thursday night to Chicago.

The club plays Saturday night at Dubuque and Sunday afternoon at Des Moines.

Bourbonnais had seven goals and nine assists in 17 games this sesason for Cedar Rapids. Last season, he scored 17 goals in 53 games.

Goodwin, 20, is in his third season in the USHL and was Sioux City’s captain. The Penn State signee had five goals and 13 points in 18 games this season for Sioux City.

He was acquired by the Muskies in a trade last season from Green Bay.

In the last two weeks, the RoughRiders have traded forwards Bourbonnais and Landon Smith, acquired forwards Goodwin and Phillip Marinaccio, picked up goaltender Steve Michalek from Harvard University, released forward Eetu Karvinen (who has signed with Sioux City) and sent defensemen Sam Wolfe and goalie Chad Catt to the lower-level North American Hockey League.

In other RoughRiders news, forward Davey Middleton said on his Facebook page that he has committed to play college hockey beginning next year at Brown University. Middleton has two goals and seven assists in 15 games this season for Cedar Rapids.

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