Rivermen Announce Phaneuf’s Return to Roster Before Road Weekend

January 25, 2017 - 11:00 am

Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen Announce Phaneuf’s Return to Roster Before Road Weekend

Former QMJHL standout rejoins Rivermen before weekend trip to Mississippi, Evansville


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced on Wednesday that the team has re-signed goaltender Storm Phaneuf, releasing emergency backup Brian Hamilton in advance of the team’s weekend trip to Mississippi and Evansville for games Friday and Saturday, respectively.


Phaneuf rejoins the Rivermen after his latest stint with the Federal Hockey League’s Danville Dashers, where he has posted an 11-3-1 record with one shutout and a 1.97 goals-against average as well as a .933 save percentage. In four games for the Rivermen this season across two separate stints in Peoria, Phaneuf is 0-2-1 with a 3.40 GAA and a .871 saves rate.


Phaneuf most recently played for the Rivermen January 7 at Mississippi, taking the loss after stopping 24 of 27 shots faced. Prior to this season, the Gatineau, Quebec native spent the 2015-16 season in the junior British Columbia Hockey League after playing parts of four years in the Quebec Major-Junior Hockey League.


The Rivermen return to action on the road this weekend, playing at Mississippi Friday night before taking on the Evansville Thunderbolts Saturday evening, before returning home to host the RiverKings February 3 & 4 at Carver Arena. Tickets for February 3’s Pink the Rink night to benefit the Susan G. Komen Memorial , as well as tickets to the following night’s game, are still available by calling the Rivermen at (309)-676-1040, or through the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center.


Group, single game, and season tickets for Peoria's 35th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Toyota Box Office in the Peoria Civic Center, or by phone 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)