Rivermen Shutout Rockford 1-0
Ben Bishop, with a little help from Jake Allen,
stopped all 42 Rockford IceHogs shots as the Peoria Rivermen beat the IceHogs
1-0 at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Wednesday night. The Rivermen were held to a season-low 13
shots on goal but still managed to win their third game in a row.
Anthony Peluso deflected in a Brennan Evans
slap shot in at 0:20 of the second period, which stood up at the game’s only
Peoria improved to 27-21-2-1 and remain in
third place in the Midwest Division and moved up to sixth in the Western
Conference with the win.
The Rivermen were outshot 14-5 in the first
period but Bishop kept the ‘Hogs off the board.
Shortly after Peluso’s goal to open the second, Bishop left the game for
some medical attention at the 0:57 mark.
Allen was pressed into action for 8:46, and made six save, before Bishop
returned to play.
Peoria held Rockford scoreless on seven power
plays, including two different five-on-three advantages while the Rivermen went
The Rivermen return home to take on the
Charlotte Checkers on Friday night at 7 p.m. The game can be heard in Peoria on
CD Country 107.9 or online through www.rivermen.net. Tickets are available online through www.rivermen.net or over the phone by