Full Staff

Bill Yuill

Chairman & CEO, CSH International, Inc.

Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The corporation is the parent company for three holding companies, Monarch Venture Inc, Consolidated Sports Holdings Ltd, and Traxx Transportation. Each of these holding companies have numerous operating companies. For more information on The Monarch...
Bart Rogers

Chief Operating Officer/Owner

Bart Rogers enters his third full season back in Peoria overseeing the Rivermen and the day-to-day operations of the franchise. Rogers recently spent 7 years as the Vice President/General Manager of U.S. Cellular Coliseum, located in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. The Coliseum, now known as Grossinger Motors Arena, fast became one of the premier, mid-sized, multi-purpose facilities in the...
Jean-Guy Trudel

General Manager

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 enters his fifth year as a professional head coach for the 2017-18 season.   In five years with the Rivermen, Trudel has amassed an overall...
Matthew Schwegmann

Director of Operations

Matthew "Matty" Schwegmann returns to the Rivermen to handle equipment duties as Director of Operations for the 2018-19 season after spending 2017-18 as the Equipment Manager of the ECHL's Jacksonville IceMen in the franchise's inaugural season in Jacksonville. Schwegmann, 27, was named Sportstape SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year in 2016-17, his first full-time season with the Rivermen....
Brady Cufaude

Athletic Trainer

Brady Cufaude, 24, is an employee of Midwest Orthopaedic Center, and is in his first season as the Athletic Trainer for the Peoria Rivermen. Cufaude is a native of Pekin, Illinois, graduating from Pekin Community High School in 2012 and earning his undergraduate degree from Millikin University in May 2016. Prior to his time with the Rivermen, Cufaude worked for two years at Richwoods High...
Katie Pogeman

Assistant General Manager - Tickets

Katie Pogeman is in her twelfth season with the Rivermen and was named Assistant General Manager - Tickets for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.   The native of Lafayette, Indiana has spent parts of her past ten seasons as the Director of Client Services as well as an Account Executive for the team. She currently oversees the ticket department working to...
Andrew Cohen

Director of Business Development

Andrew Cohen enters his third season as a full-time member of the Rivermen front office staff after being named Director of Business Development in August of 2016. He served as the Rivermen equipment manager for the team's first threee seasons in the SPHL, being named Director of Operations in June 2014, taking on an expanded role with the Hockey Operations department until his move to the...
Brad Kupiec

Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations

Brad Kupiec enters his fourth season in pro hockey as he handles play-by-play duties as well as media relations for the Rivermen again this year.   The 26-year-old native of Lockport, Illinois graduated from Eastern Illinois University in December 2014 and spent the following summer as a Broadcast & Media Assistant for the Peoria Chiefs baseball team. During his time at EIU, Brad spent three...
Michael Miles

Account Executive

Michael Miles enters his second season with the Rivermen after joining the team in August 2017 as a Ticket Sales Executive, focusing on selling season, group, and single-game tickets. Michael graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in May of 2017 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to graduation, Michael served as a Ticket Sales & Service...
Kalah Anderson

Account Executive & School Program Director

Kalah Anderson is entering her third season with Rivermen, and second since transitioning from Gameday Operations Intern to a Group Ticket Sales Executive last season.    Kalah is excited to be back this season and is looking forward to bringing various new groups out to Rivermen games, and she has spent the last season growing our G.O.A.L.S Assemblies and a new reading incentive program....