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» January 2014

RIVERMEN VISIT KNOXVILLE THIS WEEKEND
Published: January 31st 2014 @ 2:05 PM by: Alan Fuehring

The Rivermen (17-13-3, 37 points) enter Friday's matchup in fifth place in the SPHL and on a two-game win streak after sweeping the Knoxville Ice Bears (13-15-4, 30 points) in a pair of games at home last weekend.

RIVERMEN SIGN HELOWKA; RUSH RETURNED
Published: January 31st 2014 @ 11:10 AM by: Alan Fuehring

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that former Bloomington Thunder defenseman Kory Helowka has been signed to an SPHL contract with Peoria. In addition, Jarrett Rush has been returned on loan from the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL).

RIVERMEN INTRODUCE 'BOTTOMLESS POPCORN PACK'
Published: January 30th 2014 @ 3:25 PM by: Alan Fuehring

The Peoria Rivermen are excited to introduce their new "Bottomless Popcorn Pack," which includes four upper bowl tickets and a bottomless tub of popcorn for just $36. However, this special will only be available for the home games on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8.

'CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NIGHT' SET FOR FEB. 15
Published: January 30th 2014 @ 9:05 AM by: Alan Fuehring

The Peoria Rivermen are proud to announce their home game on Saturday, Feb. 15 has been declared "Chicago Blackhawks Night," featuring Blackhawks-themed giveaways and an appearance from Blackhawks Ambassador and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Tony Esposito.

SCHILLER PLACED ON 30-DAY IR, GVORA TO GERMANY
Published: January 27th 2014 @ 9:50 PM

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Monday that Joe Schiller has been placed on the 30-day IR, while Justin Gvora has departed the team for Germany. In addition, Matt Viola has been ruled out at least two weeks with an upper body injury.

COLE RUWE NAMED RIVERMEN CAPTAIN
Published: January 25th 2014 @ 4:45 PM by: Alan Fuehring

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Saturday that defenseman and Pekin, Illinois native Cole Ruwe has been named the team's newest captain. Ruwe follows Jarrett Rush as the second player to wear the "C" for Peoria's SPHL team.

FRIDAY'S START TIME MOVED TO 7:30 P.M.
Published: January 24th 2014 @ 4:30 PM

Due to travel issues this afternoon for the Knoxville Ice Bears, Friday's start time has been pushed back to 7:30 p.m. at Carver Arena. Gates will open at the regularly scheduled time of 6:15 p.m.

RIVERMEN WELCOME BACK WHEELER, STANFIELD
Published: January 23rd 2014 @ 8:50 PM

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Thursday that winger-defenseman Nick Wheeler has been returned on loan from ECHL Cincinnati. In addition, winger Parker Stanfield has been released from ECHL Florida.

RIVERMEN MEET ICE BEARS ON CARLOAD NIGHT
Published: January 23rd 2014 @ 9:55 AM by: Alan Fuehring

Friday marks the inaugural SPHL meeting between the Rivermen (15-13-3, 33 points) and Knoxville Ice Bears (13-12-4, 30 points), who will meet a total of four times this season.

SUPERHERO NIGHT SET FOR FRIDAY, FEB 28
Published: January 22nd 2014 @ 4:00 PM by: Alan Fuehring

It's a bird... it's a plane... no, it's "Superhero Night" with the Peoria Rivermen! On Friday, Feb. 28, the Rivermen will welcome Spiderman, Batman, Robin, Flash and Captain America to Carver Arena for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop against Louisiana.

PREVIEW: THREE-GAME WEEKEND SERIES VS. THUNDER
Published: January 16th 2014 @ 3:35 PM by: Alan Fuehring

Friday will mark the 12th meeting this season between the Rivermen (14-11-3, 31 points) and Thunder (11-17-1, 23 points) - and the third of five straight matchups between the two teams.

LEVINE OFFERING CHANCE TO CUT HIS HAIR FOR CHARITY
Published: January 16th 2014 @ 3:10 PM by: Alan Fuehring

Peoria Rivermen goaltender Eric Levine will be offering a unique experience at the Jan. 24 home game against the Knoxville Ice Bears. That evening, the 25-year-old netminder will raffle off the chance to cut his luscious locks of hair, with all proceeds benefiting Pekin youth hockey.

RIVERMEN CAPTAIN PROMOTED TO KALAMAZOO
Published: January 14th 2014 @ 8:10 PM by: Alan Fuehring

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced Tuesday that captain Jarrett Rush has been called up to the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) and will report immediately.

ANNUAL 'TIP-A-RIV' DINNER WILL BE FEB. 26
Published: January 13th 2014 @ 12:25 PM by: Alan Fuehring

The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce their fifth annual "Tip-A-Riv" Dinner will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Lariat Steakhouse in Peoria.

VERMEERSCH RETURNED FROM ECHL FORT WAYNE
Published: January 10th 2014 @ 9:05 AM by: Alan Fuehring

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that leading goal scorer Garrett Vermeersch has been returned on loan from the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL) and is expected to be back in the lineup this weekend against Bloomington.

LOAD UP THE CREW FOR 'CARLOAD NIGHT' JAN. 24
Published: January 9th 2014 @ 11:25 AM by: Alan Fuehring

The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce their first-ever "Carload Night" will take place Friday, January 24. That evening, fans are encouraged to load up the crew and pack them in tight as an entire car comes to the game for just $40!

RIVERMEN SET FOR HEALTHY DOSE OF THUNDER
Published: January 9th 2014 @ 9:15 AM by: Alan Fuehring

Friday marks the first of five straight meetings between the Rivermen (13-10-3, 29 pts) and Thunder (10-17-0, 20 pts) - and 10th matchup between the two teams already this season.

RIVERMEN INTRODUCE 'LOADED TICKETS'
Published: January 7th 2014 @ 12:40 PM

The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce their new "loaded ticket" promotion, which includes a lower bowl ticket, hot dog, popcorn and soda for just $15!

WHEELER AND BUSHBACHER PROMOTED TO ECHL CINCINNATI
Published: January 7th 2014 @ 9:15 AM

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that Nick Wheeler was called up to the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) on Monday, while winger Jeremiah Ketts has agreed to an SPHL contract following his three-game tryout. In addition, forward Phil Bushbacher was called up to ECHL Cincinnati on Tuesday.

RIVERMEN TOP SURGE 5-2 ON SATURDAY
Published: January 4th 2014 @ 10:40 PM

The Peoria Rivermen netted five goals from five different skaters on Saturday en route to a 5-2 win over the Mississippi Surge at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.

PREVIEW: RIVERMEN VISIT BILOXI
Published: January 3rd 2014 @ 12:40 PM by: Alan Fuehring

Friday marks the inaugural matchup between the Rivermen (11-10-3) and Mississippi Surge (12-13-0), who will meet seven times this season - with four of those meetings taking place in Biloxi. The Surge will travel to Peoria for the first time for a three-game series March 7-9.

RIVERMEN TRADE TAMBLYN, GET MCGILL FROM FAYETTEVILLE
Published: January 1st 2014 @ 9:45 PM

Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has announced that forward Corey Tamblyn has been traded to the Fayetteville FireAntz in exchange for gritty center Aaron McGill, who produced 11 points and 51 penalty minutes in 19 games this season with Fayetteville.