Game Recaps



Andrew Murray scored twice and Mike McKenna made 36 saves, for his fourth shutout of the year, as the Rivermen won 4-0 over the Rockford IceHogs Wednesday night at Carver Arena. Peoria finished the 2012-2013 campaign with a 5-7-0 record against Rockford.




Murray scored the first goal of the contest but it wasn't until the 4:18 of the middle frame. From inside the right circle, Murray took a wrist shot that clanked off the right post and into the net. Yannick Veilleux and Taylor Chorney assisted on Murray’s first tally of the evening.  


With 2:48 remaining in the second period Nathan Longpre, who was acquired from Chicago on Tuesday, scored in his first Rivermen game to give Peoria a 2-0 lead. Longpre cut to the front of the goal from the boards, and was able beat Henrik Karlsson between the legs for the goal. Tyler Shattock and McKenna earned assists on Longpre’s fifth goal of the year.


Murray was awarded a penalty shot after he was hauled down on a breakaway at 3:25 of the third period. On the penalty shot, Murray came in with speed and fired a shot that beat Karlsson five-hole. The goal was Murray’s second of the game and 14th of the season.


Jeff Woywitka scored his first goal of the season into an empty with 2:19 left in regulation.


Rockford outshot Peoria 36-20 tonight. The Rivermen went 0-for-3 on the power play while the IceHogs went 0-for-4 on the man advantage.


The Rivermen will visit the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday at 6:00 p.m. All games can be heard on CD Country 107.9 FM or online through