Game Recaps

Rivermen Fall 2-1 Sunday As Macon Hoists President’s Cup
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Fall 2-1 Sunday As Macon Hoists President’s Cup Dion’s second-period tally not enough as former Rivermen Trask notches game winner   Macon, GA – The Peoria Rivermen were held to just one goal for the second consecutive game, and fell to 2-1...
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Rivermen Strike First, Can’t Hang on In Finals Opener
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Strike First, Can’t Hang on In Finals Opener Two-goal Mayhem third forces Rivermen to face elimination in Game 2   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got on the board first but could not hold a one-goal lead as the Macon Mayhem scored two...
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Rivermen Dismiss Havoc 7-3 Saturday in Peoria, Advance to Finals
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Dismiss Havoc 7-3 Saturday in Peoria, Advance to Finals Rivermen advance to Presidents Cup finals for second straight year, will face Macon Friday   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored first and the Huntsville Havoc made a game of it...
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Rivermen Rebound From Early Deficit, Fall in Overtime Friday
Photo Credit: Huntsville Havoc Rivermen Rebound From Early Deficit, Fall in Overtime Friday 4-3 Huntsville victory forces Game 3 Saturday night in Peoria   Huntsville, AL – The Peoria Rivermen battled back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to take a 3-2 lead before the Huntsville Havoc pulled...
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Rivermen Earn Hard-Fought Game 1 Win Wednesday
Rivermen Earn Hard-Fought Game 1 Win Wednesday Peoria surrenders first goal, lead for final 42:30 of play   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen fell behind early and battled throughout the first two periods as they earned a 5-2 victory over the Huntsville Havoc in Game 1 of the Presidents Cup...
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Rivermen Complete Sweep of Ice Bears, Advance to Semi Finals
Photo Credit: Michelle Jephcot/Knoxville Ice Bears Rivermen Complete Sweep of Ice Bears, Advance to Semi Finals Gorman, Colantone record three-point nights as Rivermen move on   Knoxville, TN – The Peoria Rivermen took a lead in the first minute of the first period and never looked back...
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Rivermen Score Early, Often, Cruise to Game 1 Win Over Knoxville
Photo Credit: Bob Hunt/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Score Early, Often, Cruise to Game 1 Win Over Knoxville Hoomaian’s pair, 3-point night from Hagaman lead Peoria to 4-1 victory Wednesday   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored in the game’s first two minutes and never trailed as they beat...
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Rivermen Ride into Playoffs With 4-2 Win to Close Regular Season
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Ride into Playoffs With 4-2 Win to Close Regular Season Peoria set to face Knoxville in Best-of-3 first round   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen built a 3-0 lead in the first two periods and coasted to a 4-2 victory over the Mississippi...
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Rivermen Can’t Complete Comeback, Fall 3-2 in Mississippi Friday
Photo Credit: Mississippi RiverKings Rivermen Can’t Complete Comeback, Fall 3-2 in Mississippi Friday Rivermen can’t overcome two-goal first in road finale   Southaven, MS – The Peoria Rivermen fell behind 3-0 to the Mississippi RiverKings and couldn’t complete a late comeback attempt,...
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Rivermen Ride Parks to Series Sweep Sunday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Ride Parks to Series Sweep Sunday Third straight win lifts Rivermen into second with two games remaining in regular season   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got pairs of goals in the second and third periods, and 34 saves from goaltender...
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FireAntz Can’t Fool Phaneuf, Rivermen Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen FireAntz Can’t Fool Phaneuf, Rivermen Saturday Hoomaian, Hagaman tallies, 20 Phaneuf saves lift Rivermen past FireAntz   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got a shutout in their own net and fooled the opposing goaltender twice en route to a 2-0 win...
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Phaneuf, Rivermen Squash FireAntz 5-1
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Phaneuf, Rivermen Squash FireAntz 5-1 Jones’ pair helps propel Rivermen past FireAntz in weekend series opener   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored early and never looked back against the Fayetteville Fireantz Friday night at Carver Arena,...
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Rivermen Tie Game Late, Fall In Overtime Saturday
Photo Credit: Michelle Jephcott Rivermen Tie Game Late, Fall In Overtime Saturday Peoria moves into third-place tie with Huntsville before home weekend with Fayetteville   Knoxville, TN – The Peoria Rivermen took an early lead, fell behind in the second period, and tied the game in the third...
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Rivermen Stifle Ice Bears 4-2 Friday in Knoxville
Photo Credit: Michelle Jephcott/Knoxville Ice Bears Rivermen Stifle Ice Bears 4-2 Friday in Knoxville Peoria defense allows just 20 SOG in victory   Knoxville, TN – The Peoria Rivermen took a lead 8:20 into the contest and never trailed, allowing just 20 Knoxville Ice Bears shots on goal as...
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Third Period Penalties Doom Rivermen in 6-4 Loss Saturday
Photo Credit: Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Third Period Penalties Doom Rivermen in 6-4 Loss Saturday Two empty netters help Roanoke’s Brewer to hat trick   Roanoke, VA – The Peoria Rivermen battled to a 2-2 tie through 40 minutes before a pair of power-play goals and two empty net tallies lifted...
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Rivermen Complete Comeback, Topple Dawgs 4-3 in Overtime Friday
Photo Credit: Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Rivermen Complete Comeback, Topple Dawgs 4-3 in Overtime Friday Jones’ pair, Pszenyczny’s OT winner help Rivermen in Roanoke   Roanoke, VA – The Peoria Rivermen erased a 3-1 second-intermission deficit and went on to win in overtime, topping the Roanoke...
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Rivermen Drop 4-1 Game to Fayetteville Sunday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair Rivermen Drop 4-1 Game to Fayetteville Sunday Bonar’s shutout bid broken with 5:27 left in final period   Fayetteville, NC – The Peoria Rivermen surrendered pairs of goals in each of the first two periods and fell 4-1 to the Fayetteville FireAntz at the Crown...
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Rivermen Fall 2-1 to FireAntz In Saturday Shootout
Photo Credit: Tim Lester Rivermen Fall 2-1 to FireAntz In Saturday Shootout Klecha’s second-period goal not enough as Peoria win streak halted at eight   Fayetteville, NC – The Peoria Rivermen and Fayetteville FireAntz traded second-period goals in a defensive struggle before the FireAntz...
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Rivermen Score Three Power-Play Goals, Coast to Eighth Straight
Photo Credit: Addison Blair Rivermen Score Three Power-Play Goals, Coast to Eighth Straight 6-2 Sunday victory completes weekend sweep of Roanoke   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored three goals on the man advantage en route to a 6-2 win over the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs Sunday at Carver...
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Rivermen Cage Dawgs, Cruise to Playoff Berth with 3-0 Victory
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Cage Dawgs, Cruise to Playoff Berth with 3-0 Victory Parks perfect, Jones adds two goals in seventh straight win   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored a goal in each period and punched their postseason ticket with a 3-0 win over the...
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Jones’ Hat Trick Helps Rivermen Hold Off Surging Dawgs Friday
Photo Credit: Tim Lester Jones’ Hat Trick Helps Rivermen Hold Off Surging Dawgs Friday Late Roanoke rally comes up short in 6-4 Peoria win   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen jumped out to an early lead with a Jeff Jones hat trick, and the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs fought back late, but the...
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Rivermen Pile on in Second Period, Top Thunderbolts 7-2 Sunday
Photo Credit: Bob Hunt/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Pile on in Second Period, Top Thunderbolts 7-2 Sunday Career-high five-point night from Greenside help Rivermen to fifth straight   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored five goals in the second period as they wrapped up their season series...
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Gorman’s Pair Lift Rivermen to Fourth Straight
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Gorman’s Pair Lift Rivermen to Fourth Straight Peoria returns home Sunday to conclude season series with Thunderbolts   Evansville, IN – For the second straight night the Rivermen shot down the Evansville Thunderbolts, coming away with a 5-3 victory...
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Phaneuf Perfect as Rivermen Prevail 3-0 Over Thunderbolts Friday
Phaneuf Perfect as Rivermen Prevail 3-0 Over Thunderbolts Friday Klecha scores game-winner in return to lineup   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored a goal in each period and stood strong defensively to ground the Evansville Thunderbolts 3-0 Friday night at Carver Arena. With the victory...
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Rivermen Come Back, Outlast Thunderbolts 2-1 Tuesday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Come Back, Outlast Thunderbolts 2-1 Tuesday Hoomaian’s first career GWG lifts Rivermen into third-place tie   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen erased a 1-0 second-period Evansville Thunderbolts lead before eventually taking a 2-1...
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Rivermen Rebound in Sunday Matinee to Top Knoxville 6-1
Photo Credit: Addison Blair Rivermen Rebound in Sunday Matinee to Top Knoxville 6-1 Stuart’s pair help Rivermen to victory in series finale   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen salvaged a 3-in-3 finale Sunday afternoon, scoring three times in the second period en route to a 6-1 victory over...
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Ice Bears Take Shootout as Rivermen Drop Fifth Straight
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Ice Bears Take Shootout as Rivermen Drop Fifth Straight Jones scores lone goal for Peoria in 2-1 SOL   Peoria, IL – Sixty-five minutes was not enough for the Peoria Rivermen and Knoxville Ice Bears to decide a winner Friday night, as the teams...
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Ice Flyers Score Early, Often, Complete Weekend Sweep Sunday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Ice Flyers Score Early, Often, Complete Weekend Sweep Sunday Pensacola clinches season series with Peoria via 4-0 shutout   Pensacola, FL – The Pensacola Ice Flyers scored 1:41 into the game and never lost the lead, cruising to a 4-0 win over the...
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Rivermen Drop Third Straight Saturday
Photo Credit: Pensacola Ice Flyers Rivermen Drop Third Straight Saturday Back-to-back losses in Pensacola give Peoria first three-game skid of season   Pensacola, FL – The Peoria Rivermen fell behind on a pair of first period power-play goals before eventually falling 5-3 to the Pensacola...
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Three-Goal Pensacola Third Dooms Rivermen Friday
Photo Credit: Keith Wallace/Jurrasic Photo Three-Goal Pensacola Third Dooms Rivermen Friday Olivieri’s pair not enough as Rivermen drop second straight   Pensacola, FL – The Peoria Rivermen and Pensacola Ice Flyers were tied 3-3 through two periods before three third-period Pensacola goals...
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Late Rivermen Rally Comes Up Short Against RiverKings Saturday
Photo Credit: Nick Eminian/Peoria Rivermen Late Rivermen Rally Comes Up Short Against RiverKings Saturday Loss gives Peoria split weekend before trip to Pensacola   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen gave up a pair of goals in each of the final two periods, and were unable to finish off a late...
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Oliveri's Hat Trick Leads Rivermen Past RiverKings Friday
Olivieri’s Hat Trick Leads Rivermen Past RiverKings Friday Phaneuf stops 31 to earn second career win   Peoria, IL – The Rivermen scored first and never trailed as they beat the Mississippi RiverKings 4-2 at Carver Arena Friday night. The win, Peoria’s fifth in their last six games, improves...
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Thunderbolts Power Plays Doom Rivermen In 2-1 Loss Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Thunderbolts Power Plays Doom Rivermen In 2-1 Loss Saturday Peoria scores first but unable to hold on as five-game win streak snapped   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen held a 1-0 lead through one period before a pair of Evansville Thunderbolts...
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Rivermen Win Fifth Straight as Phaneuf Shines in Return
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Win Fifth Straight as Phaneuf Shines in Return Two power-play goals lift Rivermen over RiverKings in Mississippi   Southaven, MS – The Peoria Rivermen took an early lead and never looked back as they beat the Mississippi RiverKings 3-0 at...
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Four Second-Period Goals Lift Rivermen to Fourth Straight
Photo Credit: Tim Lester Four Second-Period Goals Lift Rivermen to Fourth Straight Green stops 16 of final 17 shots to earn 10th win in net   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen overcame an early deficit for the second straight night, rattling off four second-period goals to beat the...
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Rivermen Earn Emotional OT Win Over Cottonmouths Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Earn Emotional OT Win Over Cottonmouths Saturday Olivieri’s sudden-death goal lifts Rivermen before 8,396   Peoria, IL –The Peoria Rivermen overcame a 4-1 deficit to beat the Columbus Cottonmouths 5-4 in overtime on their home ice Saturday...
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Rivermen Outlast Mayhem, Hold on for 5-4 Win Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Outlast Mayhem, Hold on for 5-4 Win Saturday Hagaman’s four-point night sends Rivermen past Macon   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen and Macon Mayhem fought back and forth for 60 grueling minutes Saturday night as the Rivermen hung on to...
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Rivermen Lose Late Lead, Calm Mayhem in Shootout
Photo Credit: Addison Blair Rivermen Lose Late Lead, Calm Mayhem in Shootout Adam Stuart’s shootout tally leads Peoria to victory on home ice   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen saw a two-goal third-period lead slip away before toppling the Macon Mayhem, 4-3 in a shootout Friday at Carver...
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Rivermen Lose Early Lead, Fall 3-2 to RiverKings Saturday
Photo Credit: Kori LeVire/Mississippi RiverKings Rivermen Lose Early Lead, Fall 3-2 to RiverKings Saturday Rivermen unable to convert 14 third-period shots and eight total power plays   Southaven, MS – The Peoria Rivermen saw their 2-0 lead slip away as they fell 3-2 in regulation the...
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Rivermen Score 5 Unanswered Goals to Drop RiverKings 5-2 Friday
Photo Credit: Kori LaVire/Mississippi RiverKings Rivermen Score 5 Unanswered Goals to Drop RiverKings 5-2 Friday Jones’s pair leads charge for Peoria before Saturday rematch in Southaven   Southaven, MS – The Peoria Rivermen came back from a 2-0 first period deficit to score five unanswered...
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Rivermen Drop New Year’s Eve Shootout 3-2 to RiverKings Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Drop New Year’s Eve Shootout 3-2 to RiverKings Saturday Mississippi goaltender Barone stops 14 OT shots, 6-of-7 shootout attempts   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen battled from behind to tie the game late before falling 3-2 in a shootout...
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Rivermen Outlast RiverKings 3-1 Friday Night
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Outlast RiverKings 3-1 Friday Tyler Green stops 25 of 26 shots in first start since December 3rd   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivemen scored first and never trailed Friday night, outlasting the Mississippi RiverKings 3-1 in a back-and-forth...
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OT Woes Continue For Rivermen In 2-1 Loss to Thunderbolts
Photo Credit: Ariel Holcombe/Evansville Thunderbolts OT Woes Continue For Rivermen In 2-1 Loss to Thunderbolts Hagaman’s lone tally not enough as Milliron stops 38 shots for Evansville   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen and Evansville Thunderbolts battled through regulation tied 1-1...
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Rivermen Hold On For 4-3 Win Over Evansville in See-Saw Affair
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Hold On For 4-3 Win Over Evansville in See-Saw Affair Dion’s hat trick leads Rivermen past Evansville to complete home-and-home sweep   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen trailed early, but fought back twice and got three goals from Cody Dion...
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Parks’ First Pro Shutout Leads Rivermen to 3-0 Win Friday in Evansville
Photo Credit:Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Parks’ First Pro Shutout Leads Rivermen to 3-0 Win Friday in Evansville Hutchinson’s first pro goal winds up being game-winner for Peoria   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen got 23 saves from Tyler Parks and three goals in the final two periods to...
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Ice Bears Hang On For 2-1 Win in Peoria Friday
Photo Credit: Tim Lester Ice Bears Hang On For 2-1 Win in Peoria Friday Klecha’s lone goal not enough as Rivermen come up short   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen fell behind 2-0 and fought back within one, but could not come up with the equalizer Friday night, eventually falling 2-1 in...
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Rivermen Tie Game Late, Fall in Overtime to Cottonmouths Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Tie Game Late, Fall in Overtime to Cottonmouths Saturday Snakes held to 10 SOG in final 40 minutes before winning in sudden death   Columbus, GA – The Peoria Rivermen battled from behind most of the night, tied it with less than three...
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Rivermen Come From Behind to Down Cottonmouths Friday
Rivermen Come From Behind to Down Cottonmouths Friday Pszenyczny misses final two periods after receiving match penalty   Columbus, GA – The Peoria Rivermen overcame a pair of first-period Columbus Cottonmouths goals after a match penalty to their top defenseman, eventually topping the...
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Rivermen Drop 3-2 OT Decision in Huntsville Thursday
Photo Credit: Justin Strickland/Huntsville Havoc Rivermen Drop 3-2 OT Decision in Huntsville Thursday Peoria out-shoots Havoc 45-24 in OT loss to kick off three-game road trip   Huntsville, AL – The Peoria Rivermen put a season-high 45 shots on goal but were unable to topple the Huntsville...
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Rivermen Outdueled 2-1 By Evansville In Shootout Saturday
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Outdueled By Evansville Saturday Evansville goaltender Milliron makes 33 saves to shut down Rivermen   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen dueled to a 1-1 tie through 65 minutes before they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Evansville...
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Rivermen Ground Thunderbolts in High-Scoring Affair
Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Ground Thunderbolts in High-Scoring Affair Bremner’s hat trick helps Rivermen over Evansville   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored early and often Friday night, getting a hat trick from captain Dan Bremner, and a trio of assists from...
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Rivermen Come Up Short in Overtime, Fall 4-3 Sunday
Photo Credit:Kori LaVire/Mississippi RiverKings Rivermen Come Up Short in Overtime, Fall 4-3 Sunday Two power play goals help RiverKings as Peoria takes 5 of 6 points on trip   SOUTHAVEN, MS – The Peoria Rivermen played 60 minutes to a 3-3 tie Sunday before eventually falling 4-3 in overtime...
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Rivermen Hold Off Surging Havoc for 5-4 Win Saturday
(Photo Credit: Justin Strickland/Huntsville Havoc) Rivermen Hold Off Surging Havoc for 5-4 Win Saturday Late Huntsville comeback bid falls short as Rivermen win fourth in last five   HUNTSVILLE, AL – The Peoria Rivermen saw a late three-goal lead shrink to one in an 11-second span but held...
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St-Cyr's Hat Trick Lifts Rivermen to OT Win in Knoxville
Photo: Michelle Jephcot/Knoxville Ice Bears St-Cyr’s Hat Trick Lifts Rivermen to OT Win in Knoxville Gorman adds two goals to help Peoria come from behind   KNOXVILLE, TN – The Peoria Rivermen trailed from the 13:01 mark of the first period until 1:41 of the third before eventually coming...
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Rivermen Fall 4-3 to Huntsville Saturday
Photo Credit: Tim Lester/Peoria Rivermen Rivermen Fall 4-3 to Huntsville Saturday Back and forth affair ends with first Rivermen regulation loss since Opening Weekend   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen scored first and never trailed by more than one goal as they fell 4-3 to the Huntsville...
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Rivermen Come From Behind to Win Third Straight in Overtime Thriller
(Photo: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen) Rivermen Come From Behind to Win Third Straight in Overtime Thriller Weidauer’s late goal, Ognev’s in OT, keep Rivermen rolling in win column   Peoria, IL- The Peoria Rivermen would need more than 60 minutes to put the away the Pensacola Ice Flyers...
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Hauswirth’s Milestone Pair Help Rivermen Ground Ice Flyers
(Photo: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen) Hauswirth’s Milestone Pair Help Rivermen Ground Ice Flyers Green shines in home debut as Peoria climbs over .500 mark   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen got 20 saves from rookie Tyler Green and a pair of goals from veteran center Jake Hauswirth as they...
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Rivermen Shoot Down Thunderbolts 5-1 Wednesday Morning
Rivermen Out-Gun Thunderbolts 5-1 Wednesday Morning Rivermen take first ever meeting with Evansville   Evansville, IN – The Peoria Rivermen scored five unanswered goals Wednesday morning to win the first game in franchise history against the Evansville Thunderbolts, 5-1 Wednesday morning. The...
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Chaos, Confusion Doom Rivermen in Overtime Saturday
(Photo: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen) Controversy, Confusion, Doom Rivermen in Overtime Saturday Ognev’s OT goal disallowed, game awarded to Mayhem   Macon, GA – The Peoria Rivermen battled to a 1-1 tie through regulation before an apparent Peoria goal was overturned in overtime and a goal...
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Rivermen Grind Out First Win 0f Season in Macon
(Photo: Peoria Rivermen/Bob Hunt) Rivermen Grind Out First Win 0f Season in Macon Dion's late goal, 20 Green saves in relief lift Peoria to 4-3 victory   Macon, GA – The Peoria Rivermen did not lead until the 17:03 mark of the third period before eventually taking a 4-3 win over the Macon...
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Havoc Chase Szabados, Stymie Rivermen Saturday
Photo: (Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen) Havoc Chase Szabados, Stymie Rivermen Saturday Quick pairs in second, third periods drop Rivermen to 0-2-0   Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen allowed four unanswered goals in the final 40 minutes as they lost 5-1 to the Huntsville Havoc at Carver Arena...
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Second Period Havoc Dooms Rivermen in Opener
(Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen) Second Period Havoc Dooms Rivermen in Opener Phaneuf chased in second period, Szabados debuts in relief   Peoria, IL –An opening night that featured Rivermen history also saw the Rivermen allow five unanswered goals in the final two periods as they fell 6-1 to...
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