Rivermen Add Rookie Goaltender Parks to Roster

November 15, 2016 - 05:20 pm

Rivermen Add Rookie Goaltender Parks to Roster

Former Evansville Thunderbolts netminder spent two junior seasons in NAHL


PEORIA, IL – The Peoria Rivermen added a second goaltender to their roster on Tuesday, signing rookie Tyler Parks to a full contract after the team waived Troy Davenport on Monday afternoon. Parks comes to Peoria after playing four games this season for the expansion Evansville Thunderbolts, going 0-3-1 with a 3.47 Goals Against Average and a .896 save percentage over 242 minutes in net.


Before turning pro, Parks spent parts of three seasons in the collegiate ranks, playing 8total games at ECAC St. Lawrence from 2013-15, posting a 2.83 GAA before spending the 2015-16 season at Division III Adrian College, where he went 8-2-1 in 11 outings with a 1.90 GAA and a .925 saves rate.


The 6-foot-6 Parks also spent two junior seasons in the North American Hockey League, going 30-26-4 with a 2.78 GAA. The St. Louis, MO native also played in 7 career postseason NAHL contests, including 4 in the 2013 postseason when he posted a 1.65 GAA and a .950 saves rate.


Parks and the rest of the Rivermen return to action on the road this Friday night when they kick off a three-game, three-day road trip in Knoxville against the Ice Bears. Peoria will return home to take on the Thunderbolts November 25 and 26 at Carver Arena, with World Series MVP Ben Zobrist in attendance on Saturday the 26th as part of the team’s Hometown Heroes series presented by CEFCU and the Peoria Civic Center. Tickets to the game are still available at the Peoria Civic Center box office or by calling the Rivermen at (309)-676-1040.


Group, Season, and single-game tickets for Peoria's 35th season of professional hockey, presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center, are on sale now at the Rivermen office, located at 201 S.W. Jefferson Street, or over the phone at (309) 676-1040. For the latest Rivermen news and notes, follow online at www.rivermen.net or through Facebook (www.facebook.com/PeoriaRivermen) - Twitter (https://twitter.com/Peoria_Rivermen)