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Riley Kress Commits to Iowa State University

By MN Moose Staff, 04/20/22, 3:00PM EDT


The Minnesota Moose of the USPHL Premier are excited to announce the commitment of 2001 Defenseman and Assistant Captain Riley Kress to Iowa State University. Iowa State is a top 5 ACHA D1 program and Riley will be bringing his talents to ISU for the next 4 years.

Riley Kress (West Bend, WI) was a 3 year veteran for the Minnesota Moose. He appeared in 107 games in a Moose jersey while scoring 9 goals and 36 assists for 45 points. Riley also served as an assistant captain for his last campaign for the Minnesota Moose in this past season. He contributed to much of the success of the Minnesota Moose where he helped get to 2 USPHL National Tournaments.

“It was a pleasure having Riley Kress play for the Minnesota Moose for the last 3 seasons. Riley developed into a top defenseman in the USPHL Premier and a great leader for our program. I am excited for this opportunity that he gets with ISU, they are a top ACHA D1 team getting a player with a high level of character and a great hockey player. We wish Riley the best of luck the next 4 years and can’t wait to continue following his success!” – Jon Jonasson HC/GM

“Three seasons ago I left HS my senior year to start my junior career with the Minnesota Moose. With my time with the Moose I saw a huge advancement in my hockey skills and have grown and matured drastically as a person. Everyday showing up with my band of brothers with one goal in mind… TO WIN. I want to thank the Minnesota Moose for the many great memories and best friends I will have for the rest of my life. Once a Moose Always a Moose!”  - Riley Kress

When the Minnesota Moose Junior Hockey Club, out of Blaine, MN started in 2017, the goal was to see players move on to the next level of hockey and begin the next chapter of their lives as young men and student athletes. Since the inception of the Minnesota Moose there has been over 80 players that have gotten the opportunity to play at the next level from NCAA D1 to Tier 2 Junior Hockey. The goal has always been to move players to the most reputable programs at whatever level suits their needs most. That depends on academics, coaches, campuses, the hockey, the balance of lifestyle etc.. Once a player dawns that Minnesota Moose jersey on day 1 one of training camp, they know that they will be taken care of, have an opportunity to chase a championship and have every door opened as possible to move on to Collegiate hockey(NCAA/ACHA D1) or Tier 2 Junior.

The Minnesota Moose, playing out of Blaine, Minn., have been one of the top teams in the USPHL Premier and Midwest-West for the last Five seasons since their inception in 2017, with 80+ advancements, a 186-59-10 overall record since 2017, four trips to the National Tournament and two Division Championships. 

Players interested in playing for the Minnesota Moose next season or beyond can visit their website at or reach out to Head Coach and General Manager Jon Jonasson at