MKE WAVE ADDS GOALKEEPR JEFF RICHEY AND FORWARD CONNOR BREHM.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MKE Sports & Entertainment is pleased to announce that the Six-Time Champion MKE Wave Professional Soccer Team has signed goalkeeper Jeff Richey and Racine St. Catherine alum Connor Brehm.

Goalkeeper #7 Jeff Richey from Evanston, Indiana, once played for the Milwaukee Rampage (A-league), Milwaukee Wave United (A-league) and Milwaukee Wave (MISL) before being traded to the Chicago Storm (MISL) in 2004.

"I’m extremely excited to be rejoining the Milwaukee Wave,” said Richey. “I'm honored to be apart of this teams history and great tradition.  I also am looking forward to playing for Coach Oliviera and Vorberg in front of some of the best fans in the league."

"We are very excited to have Jeff join the Wave,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “Jeff has a lot of indoor experience and has had a lot of success over his career.”

Richey steps in for the injured Marcel Feenstra who is out for the season after tearing his Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) during a game against Detroit, Saturday, November 22nd, 2014.

Forward #33 Connor Brehm from Racine, Wisconsin, joins the MKE Wave Professional Soccer Team after proving himself to coaching staff.

“Connor has been training with the Wave for the past few months and we like the progress we’ve seen,” said Head Coach Giuliano Oliviero. “He has an outstanding work ethic and will be a big part of the team.”

“I’m excited to be a part of this legendary team,” said Brehm. “I want to bring a championship home and get myself a ring. I look forward to it!”

Brehm played at NCAA Division II Bellarmine (Kentucky) between 2011-2013 and had a short stint overseas playing with Belfast Club, Police Service of Northern Ireland FC – known as PSNI FC – in the Northern Ireland Football League, Championship 1.

The MKE Wave are getting ready for back to back road games vs. the rival Baltimore Blast this Friday and Saturday December 12th & 13th at Royal Farms Arena. Both games are scheduled 8:35pm CT and can be watched LIVE! & FREE! via GoLiveSportsCast.com

The MKE Wave return home to UW- Milwaukee Panther Arena, formerly U.S Cellular Arena, Saturday, December 20th at 1:05pm to take on the Tulsa Revolution in the Holi-Craze game! Ugly sweaters, a mass white elephant gift exchange, MKE Wave players merrily running around with mistletoe and holly in hand pre game handing out gifts for kids… it’s gonna be HoliKRAZE-EE! And don’t forget to bring your camera so you can snap your very own picture with the big guy himself, Santa Claus!!

Single-Game Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 800.745.3000, online at Ticketmaster.com and at the Milwaukee Theatre / UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Box Office at 510 W. Kilbourn Ave. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53203.

Season, Group, Flex 10 and 1,2 & 3 Game ticket packages are available by calling 414.224.WAVE (9283) or online at MilwaukeeWave.com

2014-2015 MKE Wave Regular Season Schedule:
Road Opener: Saturday, November 8th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 15th – 7:05pm - Missouri Comets – Independence Events Center (LOSS 7-9)
Saturday, November 22nd – 6:05pm -  at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena (WIN 4-0)
Friday, November 28th – 7:35pm - at St. Louis Ambush – The Family Arena (WIN 8-4)
Saturday, November 29th – 7:05pm - at Chicago Mustangs – Sears Center (LOSS 4-5)
Home Opener: Saturday, December 6th – 6:05pm – vs. St. Louis Ambush – UW Milwaukee Panther Arena (WIN 9-3)
Friday, December 12th – 8:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena
Saturday, December 13th – 8:35pm - at Baltimore Blast – Royal Farms Arena
Saturday, December 20th – 1:05pm - vs. Tulsa Revolution - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, December 27th – 1:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Wednesday, December 31st – 3:05pm - vs. Missouri Comets - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 3rd – 6:05pm - vs. Rochester Lancers - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 10th – 6:05pm - vs. Chicago Mustangs - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, January 16th – 7:05pm - vs. Baltimore Blast - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, January 24th – 6:05pm - at Detroit Waza Flo – Melvindale Arena
Sunday, January 25th – 3:05pm - vs. Wichita B-52’s - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Friday, February 6th – 7:35pm - at Tulsa Revolution – Cox Business Center
Saturday, February 7th – 7:05pm - at Wichita B-52’s – Hartman Arena
Saturday, February 14th – 1:05pm - vs. Syracuse Silver Knights - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
Saturday, February 21st – 6:05pm - vs. Detroit Waza Flo - UW Milwaukee Panther Arena 

Milwaukee Wave:
From its humble beginnings in 1984, the Milwaukee Wave has evolved and grown to be a national success with 6 championships and a leader in community outreach. As the oldest continuously operating professional soccer team in North America, the Milwaukee Wave has had the unique ability to make a positive impact in their community while carrying on their reputation as a winning team.  The evolution of the Milwaukee Wave can be traced from its conception to present day by taking a look at the major turning points throughout the team’s 30-year history. MilwaukeeWave.com for more.

MKE Sports & Entertainment:
MKE Sports & Entertainment owns and operates professional sports team, sports complexes, and other entertainment entities in the Midwest including The Rock Sports Complex in Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team playing in the Major Arena Soccer League, the Rockford Aviators Baseball team (Rockford, IL) playing in the Frontier League and the Kokomo Jackrabbits Baseball team (Kokomo, Indiana) playing in the Prospect League. For even more information about MKE Sports & Entertainment and everything we do visit MKESports.com

Major Arena Soccer League (MASL):
The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) is the top level of arena soccer in North America. The league was known as the Professional Arena Soccer League when it began play on October 25, 2008. The circuit concluded its sixth season with the Chicago Mustangs claiming the Newman Cup on March 16. On May 19, 2014 the league was reintroduced as the MASL with 24 teams in the US and Mexico. The Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL-Premier) just concluded its 16th season as the nation's top amateur arena soccer league and is the official developmental league of the MASL. Both the MASL and PASL-Premier are members of Confederacion Panamerica de Minifutbol (CPM).

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