Rivermen Trim Training Camp Roster with Final Cuts

October 18, 2017 - 05:55 pm

Photo Credit: Addison Blair/Peoria Rivermen

Rivermen Trim Training Camp Roster with Final Cuts

10 returners, 8 newcomers highlight season's first Peoria roster


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen released four players from the club’s training camp roster today, leaving themselves with a full 18-man roster ahead of their season opener Saturday night in Evansville. Among the 18 remaining players, 10 are returning to Peoria, while eight will be making their Rivermen debuts this season.


Among the final four players removed from Peoria’s training camp ledger are goaltender Matt Leon, defensemen Don Olivieri and Derek Stahl, and forward Dustin Jesseau. The final wave of cuts brings Peoria’s roster to 11 forwards, five defensemen, and two goaltenders.


Within their post-camp roster, the Rivermen’s forward group includes returners Cody Dion, Connor Gorman, Mike Gurtler, Alec Hagaman, Dakota Klecha, and Eric Witzel, along with newcomers Jacob Barber, Justin Greenberg, Nick Miglio, Ryan Siiro, and Joseph Widmar. Peoria’s defensive corps is set to feature returning veteran Dave Pszenyczny, fellow returnees Ben Oskroba and Nick Neville, as well as debuting rookies Kevin Patterson and Brandon Rumble. In net the Rivermen roster features returning netminder Eric Levine, who spent time with Peoria during the 2013-14 and 14-15 campaigns, as well as University of Vermont product Mike Santaguida.


The Rivermen are set to begin their fifth SPHL regular season Saturday, October 21 at 7:15 in the Ford Center in Evansville, IN against the Thunderbolts, before another matchup in Southern Indiana Tuesday morning, October 24 at 10 AM. Peoria will kick off its home schedule October 27 & 28 against the expansion Birmingham Bulls, with both games scheduled to begin at 7:15 in Carver Arena. Tickets for both games against Birmingham start at 2 for $20, with more information about single-game, group, and season tickets available by calling the Rivermen at (309)-676-1040.


Single-game, group, and 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) – Instagram (https://instagram.com/peo_rivermen)