Full Staff

Full Staff

Jean-Guy Trudel
Head Coach

Jean-Guy Trudel became the 19th head coach in Peoria Rivermen franchise history on May 25, 2013 and served as the team’s first head coach in its Southern Professional Hockey League era. He also became the third former player to return as head coach and will enter his second year as a …

Kevin Tucker
Scouting Services Manager

Kevin Tucker was named Scouting Services Manager in June, 2014 and will be responsible for handling the team's scouting elements during the 2014-15 season. Last year, he served as an assistant coach for Peoria's inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League. Previously, Tucker played professionally for parts of four seasons, …

Andrew Cohen
Director of Operations

Andrew Cohen was named Director of Operations in June, 2014 after spending the 2013-14 season as the equipment manager for Peoria's inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.  A native of Peoria, Cohen is a graduate of Dunlap High School and an alumnus of Eureka College.   Cohen, 26, spent last …

Michelle Novak
Athletic Trainer

Michelle Novak is employed by Accelerated Rehabilitation Center and was hired by the Rivermen to be the team’s athletic trainer prior to the 2013-14 season. She became the first female trainer in Peoria's 33-year history as a professional franchise and is responsible for making sure each player is healthy and ready to skate …

Katie Pogeman
Assistant General Manager - Tickets

Katie Pogeman is in her eighth season with the Rivermen and was named Assistant General Manager - Tickets for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.   The 30-year-old native of Lafayette, Indiana had spent parts of the past four seasons as the Director of Client Services after …

Mickey Gray
Assistant General Manager - Corporate Partnerships

Mickey Gray joined the Rivermen as Director of Game Operations prior to the 2012-13 season and was named Assistant General Manager – Corporate Partnerships for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.    Previously, the 29-year-old native of Chicago worked with the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, Illinois, …

Katie Dunlap
Director of Group Sales/Community Relations

Katie Dunlap joined the Rivermen as an Account Executive in January, 2013, and was promoted to Director of Group Sales/Community Relations this past May. She currently handles much of the teams group and season ticket sales as well as the “Rocky’s Rascals Kids Club” and “Read to Success” programs.   The …

Evan Thomas
Corporate Account Representative

Evan Thomas, 24, enters his second season as a corporate account representative for the Rivermen after spending the previous two years as a sales and marketing intern with the team. He currently manages the team’s corporate accounts in regards to sponsorship and advertising opportunities.   A Peoria native, Thomas graduated …

Greg Halbleib
Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Greg Halbleib is in his first season in Peoria and his seventh season in professional hockey as he handles play-by-play and media relations for the Rivermen.   He spent the past six seasons calling pro hockey in Bloomington and was selected as a broadcaster for the 2012 Central Hockey League …