Rivermen Reschedule Postponed Game with Evansville

January 16, 2017 - 05:15 pm

Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen Reschedule Postponed Game with Evansville

Contest previously set for January 15 will now be played February 26 at 5 PM


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen, along with the SPHL and the Evansville Thunderbolts, announced Monday that the team’s home game with Evansville that had been scheduled for January 15, will now be played Sunday, February 26, starting at 5:05 PM.


The rescheduling comes after the game was postponed late Friday afternoon with an impending ice storm threatening to make travel to Peoria dangerous for the visiting Thunderbolts. The game will now be played as the third of a three-game home-and-home-and-home weekend for Peoria and Evansville, with the Rivermen and Thunderbolts clashing Friday, February 24 in Peoria and the following night in Evansville before returning to Carver Arena for a special 5:05 PM start on Sunday.


Fans with tickets to the originally scheduled January 15 tilt can use those tickets for the rescheduled date, or exchange them at the Rivermen offices or the Toyota Box Office at the Peoria Civic Center for any other 2016-17 regular-season Rivermen home game, with the exception of January 21.


The Rivermen return to action this weekend when they host the Columbus Cottonmouths Friday and Saturday before traveling to Evansville for a showdown with the Thunderbolts. Friday night will be Chicago Blackhawks night at Carver Arena, with an appearance scheduled by Blackhawks mascot Tommy Hawk. Saturday will be a Zobrist Double Play night at Carver Arena, with Chicago Cubs All-Star and World Series MVP Ben Zobrist in attendance, and his wife, Julianna, will be performing an hour-long postgame concert as part of the Rivermen’s Faith & Family Night. Tickets to Friday and Saturday’s games can be purchased by calling the Rivermen at (309) 676-1040 or by visiting 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)