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Training Camp Opens on Monday at Owens Center
Published: September 23rd 2011 @ 1:12 PM


The Peoria Rivermen have announced that the club will open its 2011 training camp on Monday, Sept. 26 at the Owens Center in Peoria.  Rivermen General Manager Kevin McDonald has also announced that the team has invited four non-contracted players to their American Hockey League training camp.


Players will take the ice on Monday beginning at 1 p.m.  All practices listed are free and open to the public and media.  The schedule for camp is as follows:


Monday, Sept. 26       Practice                                                1:00 – 2:30 PM                         Owens Center


Tuesday, Sept. 27       Practice                                                10:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Owens Center


Wednesday, Sept. 28 Practice                                                10:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Owens Center


Thursday, Sept. 29     Practice                                                10:00 AM – 12:00 PM               Owens Center


Friday, Sept. 30          Morning Skate                           10:00 – 11: 00 AM                   Carver Arena

                                    Preseason Game vs. Chicago      7:00 PM                                    Carver Arena


Saturday, Oct. 1         Morning Skate                           10:00 – 11:00 AM                     Carver Arena

                                    Preseason Game at Rockford     7:00 PM                                    BMO Harris Bank Center


*Schedule is subject to change.


The camp invitees are forwards Chris Langkow, Ethan Cox and Chris Bruton along with goaltender Andrew Hayes.  Langkow appeared in eight games for the Rivermen last season and recorded three points (1g, 2a).  Cox also saw action in one game with Peoria while spending the majority of the season with the Alaska Aces (ECHL).  Both Bruton and Hayes will be making their professional debuts this season.


Tickets for the preseason game against Chicago on Friday, Sept. 30 are available now for just $10.  Preseason tickets for season ticket holders are free again this season.  To get more information about becoming a Rivermen season ticket holder please call (309) 676-1040 or visit CLICK HERE.