Rivermen Finalize 19-Man Roster

October 17, 2018 - 05:02 pm

Photo Credit: Dennis Sievers

Rivermen Finalize 19-Man Roster

Goaltender Klein added Beaudry signed to a 3-game tryout


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen announced their 2018-19 season’s first official 19-man roster today ahead of the Southern Professional Hockey League’s training camp roster cutdown deadline. Included on Peoria’s 19-man roster are 10 forwards, seven defensemen, and two goaltenders signed to full contracts, while winger Vincent Beaudry has been signed to a 3-game tryout contract and goaltender Storm Phaneuf will begin the season on the 30-day Injured Reserve.


Among Peoria’s active roster are Beaudry and fellow forwards Ben Blasko, Justin Greenberg, Mike Gurtler, Alec Hagaman, Joe Kalisz, Lane King, Guillaume Naud, Will Smith, Austin Vieth, and Dean Yakura. On the defensive side, Peoria will roster blueliners Domenico Argento, Jake Flegel, Ralfs Grinbergs, Ben Oskroba, Brandon Rumble, Olivier Schingh-Gomez, and Cody Smith, as well as goaltenders Stephen Klein and Mason Pulde. Klein joined the Rivermen this week after spending time in training camp this October with ECHL Florida, and his anticipated Rivermen debut will also serve as his first professional game action.


Phaneuf starts the season on Injured Reserve after recovering from a lower-body injury suffered in just his second game with the Rivermen last season in late December. Additionally, defenseman Chris Rygus, who was on Peoria’s training camp roster, has signed with ECHL Fort Wayne.


The Rivermen are scheduled to open their regular season schedule this Saturday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, IL against the Quad City Storm, with puck drop set for 7:10 PM. Information about Peoria’s regular-season home opener against the Storm on November 2, as well as a full Rivermen schedule, can be found online at rivermen.net or by calling the Rivermen office at (309)-676-1040.


Single-game, group, and season tickets for Peoria's 37th 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)