Rivermen Add More Size With Sanipass

November 8, 2019 - 10:30 am

Rivermen Add More Size With Sanipass

Another son of former NHL player lands in Peoria


Peoria, IL – The Peoria Rivermen claimed forward Garrison Sanipass off waivers from the Huntsville Havoc and have signed him to a standard professional contract. In a subsequent move, Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel has released forward Connor Fries.


Sanipass, 25, started his pro career earlier this season as a member of Huntsville. The 6’5”, 230lb. forward scored a goal and an assist in the Havoc’s win over Quad City last month. Before turning pro, Sanipass spent four years at NCAA-D3 UMass-Boston, where he scored 29 goals in 87 games.


The Sackville, NB native is the son of Everett Sanipass; 1986 first round draft pick by the Chicago Blackhawks. Everett played in over 150 NHL games between Chicago and the Quebec Nordiques. 


Group, single game, and season tickets for Peoria's 38th season of professional hockey presented by Midwest Orthopaedic Center are on sale at the Toyota Box Office in the Peoria Civic Center, 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)