Rivermen Mourn Loss of Longtime Broadcaster Ulrich

October 23, 2017 - 10:20 pm

Rivermen Mourn Loss of Longtime Broadcaster Ulrich

Legendary voice called Turner Cup, Kelly Cup winners among 14 seasons with Rivermen


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen are saddened Monday night to learn of the passing of longtime broadcast voice Norm Ulrich, who spent 14 seasons as the play-by-play broadcaster for the team until his retirement in 2007. Ulrich worked for the Rivermen from 1988-92 and from 1995 until his retirement after the 2006-07 season.


“Our entire Rivermen Organization is saddened with the news of the passing of long time voice of the Peoria Rivermen Norm Ulrich,” said Rivermen COO Bart Rogers. “Norm's voice was legendary to our brand and product.  His final goal call of two of our championship-clinching games are, to this day, some of the most exciting historical markers for our franchise. His enthusiasm and spirit for hockey and those unforgettable calls will continue to live on forever in the hearts of our fans. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Norm’s family, especially his wife, Pearl, during this difficult time.”


Ulrich was the broadcast voice of the Rivermen during their 1991 IHL Turner Cup championship, as well as the team's 2000 march to the ECHL Kelly Cup. The Rivermen will make plans to honor Ulrich during their home opening weekend October 27 and 28 when they host the Birmingham Bulls at Carver Arena.


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