Riedel Named Rivermen Athletic Trainer

August 13, 2017 - 03:25 pm

Riedel Named Rivermen Athletic Trainer

23-year-old UW–Stevens Point graduate replaces veteran Michelle Novak


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen, in coordination with Midwest Orthopaedic Center, announced today that Brian Riedel has been named the team’s athletic trainer for the 2017-18 season. Riedel becomes the second trainer in Peoria’s SPHL era, replacing departing trainer Michelle Novak, who had worked with the Rivermen since the SPHL franchise’s foundation in 2013.


Riedel, 23, joins the Rivermen and Midwest Orthopaedic after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he worked as an athletic training student for the men’s hockey team, this May. The Sun Prairie, WI native was also a credentialed USA Hockey Official while at Stevens Point, where he worked with newly signed Rivermen forward Jacob Barber and 2016-17 Rivermen winger Nick D’Avolio.


“We are excited to welcome Brian to the Rivermen family through our partnership with Midwest Orthopaedic,” said Rivermen owner Bart Rogers. “We pride ourselves on making sure our athletes are in the best possible shape, and when injuries do occur, we know they are going to be taken care of and rehabbed by the best orthopedic group in our area. We’re incredibly thankful to everyone at Midwest Ortho for making sure that commitment continues during our upcoming 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)