Rivermen to Induct Kelly Cup Champ Clark into Hall of Fame

July 26, 2017 - 09:35 pm

Photo Credit: Dennis Sievers/Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen to Induct Kelly Cup Champ Clark into Hall of Fame

Forward led Peoria to championship as a rookie in 2000


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced Wednesday that the team will induct former ECHL Rivermen forward Darren Clark into the Peoria Professional Hockey Hall of Fame at the team’s February 17 game against Fayetteville.


Clark, 42, began his pro career with the ECHL Rivermen in the 1999-2000 season, skating in 69 games, tallying 24 goals and 32 assists. During Peoria’s historic run to the 2000 Kelly Cup, Clark notched four goals and assisted on six others in 18 playoff contests, including an assist on Peoria’s double-overtime Game 6 winner to clinch the championship against Louisiana.


Following the Kelly Cup victory in Peoria, Clark played 34 games for Worcester in the AHL before returning to Peoria, where he remained for two more seasons before finishing his pro career with a two-year stint for the ECHL’s San Diego Gulls. The native of Superior, WI, finished his pro career with 71 goals and 152 assists in 331 career ECHL games, adding six goals and 12 assists in 37 AHL games and two assists in a one-game stint with the IHL Chicago Wolves during the 2000-01 season.


Season and group tickets for Peoria’s 2017-18 home games are available now by calling the Rivermen office at (309)-676-1040. The Rivermen open the 2017-18 regular season at Evansville October 21, and commence the home portion of their schedule October 27 & 28 at Carver Arena against the expansion Birmingham Bulls.


Full season tickets for Peoria's 36th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Rivermen office in the Peoria Civic Center, 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)