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Rivermen Announce 2017-18 Schedule
June 11, 2017 - 09:00 pm
The Peoria Rivermen, in coordination with the Southern Professional Hockey League, announced their 2017-18 schedule Sunday. The Rivermen will open their season with games at Evansville October 21 and 24 before hosting Bruce Saurs Hockey Weekend in Peoria October 27 and 28 against the expansion Birmingham Bulls.
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Rivermen Strike Deal, Keep Trudel in Peoria with Two-Year Pact
May 23, 2017 - 05:05 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with Jean-Guy Trudel on a two-year contract extension to keep Trudel behind the Rivermen bench through the 2018-19 season. The announcement comes after the 2-time SPHL Coach of the Year guided the Rivermen to their second straight appearance in the President’s Cup Finals.
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Rivermen, Civic Center, Agree to Lease Extension
May 19, 2017 - 08:35 pm
The Peoria Rivermen and the Peoria Civic Center have announced Thursday that the facility and the team have reached an agreement on a lease extension that will allow the Rivermen to continue playing their home games at Carver Arena through the 2019-20 season. The agreement comes days before the Southern Professional Hockey League is expected to release the schedule for the 2017-18 season.
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SPHL Announces Schedule for Presidents Cup Semi Finals
April 15, 2017 - 10:35 pm
The Southern Professional Hockey League on Saturday night announced the schedule for the best-of-3 semi-final series between the Peoria Rivermen and Huntsville Havoc. The winner of the series will face the winner of a Best-of-3 set between the Macon Mayhem and the Pensacola Ice Flyers in the Presidents Cup Finals.
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Rivermen Announce Playoff Roster Before First-Round Series
April 10, 2017 - 02:05 pm
Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced their 19-man roster for the 2017 SPHL Presidents Cup Playoffs Monday afternoon before the Rivermen begin their first-round best-of-3 series against the Knoxville Ice Bears Wednesday at Carver Arena. The Rivermen have activated winger Cody Dion and Dakota Klecha from the 14-day and 21-day Injured Reserves, respectively, waived defenseman Rich Ledy, and released rookie center Jackson Leef from his three-game tryout contract, all prior to today’s 1 PM deadline for playoff rosters to be submitted.
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SPHL Announces Potential First-Round Playoff Scenarios
April 6, 2017 - 11:15 am
Peoria, IL – Prior to the regular season’s final weekend, the Southern Professional Hockey League has announced possible first-round playoff schedules for the 2017 President’s Cup Playoffs, set to begin next week. With the Rivermen able to finish anywhere from first to fourth, depending on the results of games around the league, the SPHL has approved scenarios for each potential matchup.
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Rivermen Activate Bremner, Waive Kirisits Saturday
April 1, 2017 - 01:00 pm
Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced Saturday that the team has activated veteran winger and team captain Dan Bremner from the 21 day injured reserve, and placed rookie defenseman Kevin Kirisits on waivers before Peoria’s Saturday night rematch with the Fayetteville FireAntz at Carver Arena.
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Rivermen Place Dion on IR, Olivieri Returns from ECHL Missouri
March 31, 2017 - 12:20 pm
Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced Friday afternoon that the team has placed winger Cody Dion on the 14-day Injured Reserve, retroactive to March 26, with a lower-body injury, and returned defenseman Don Olivieri from his loan to the ECHL’s Missouri Mavericks. Both moves come before Peoria’s three-game weekend clash with the Fayetteville FireAntz at Carver Arena.
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Rivermen Add Defenseman Neville, Return Weidauer from ECHL Loan
March 22, 2017 - 03:50 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced Wednesday that the team has signed defenseman Nick Neville to a full contract and returned blueliner Christian Weidauer from his loan to ECHL Brampton. Additionally, the Rivermen announced Wednesday that the team has placed rookie center Nick D’Avolio on waivers, and claimed former Huntsville Havoc center Eric Witzel from waivers.
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Rivermen Waive Hutchinson Monday
March 20, 2017 - 01:15 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced Monday that the team has placed defenseman Cole Hutchinson on waivers. Additionally, the Rivermen have released defender Patrick Harrison from his three-game tryout contract.
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