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Rivermen Sign Borsoi, Calvas Gets Recalled
November 20, 2019 - 02:40 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed defenseman Zach Borsoi to a standard professional contract (SPC). The move comes after defenseman Theo Calvas was recalled to the ECHL, with the defender joining...
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Reichert Returns To ECHL, Called-up by Fort Wayne
November 17, 2019 - 05:06 pm
The Peoria Rivermen have announced that forward Jakob Reichert has been recalled to the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets. Reichert, 26, came to the Rivermen at the start of the 2019-20 campaign after being released from the Jacksonville IceMen during the team’s training camp. Prior to that, the Langley, BC native spent all of last season...
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Rivermen Hang on to Edge Evansville, 3-2
November 17, 2019 - 04:15 am
A three goal first period gave the Peoria Rivermen enough of a cushion to outlast Evansville, defeating the Thunderbolts Saturday night at the Ford Center to split the weekend pair of games...
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Thunderbolts End Rivermen’s Undefeated Streak
November 16, 2019 - 01:25 am
The Peoria Rivermen gained points yet again, but fell one short of keeping their perfect season in tact, dropping a 4-3 shootout to the Evansville Thunderbolts Friday night at the Ford Center...
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November 14, 2019 - 02:45 pm
The Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club announced today that the STANLEY CUP® will be at Carver Arena on Saturday, December 21st for the team’s game against the Quad City Storm at 7:15PM.
The Stanley Cup will be displayed on the Carver Arena Concourse behind section #4 from 6:15PM until 9:30PM.  Fans who wish to see or take photos with the Stanley Cup must purchase a ticket to the December 21st game.  A Rivermen representative will be on hand to assist with photos, but fans must bring...
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Rivermen Add Size To Blue Line With Calvas
November 13, 2019 - 04:10 pm
The Peoria Rivermen have signed defenseman Theo Calvas to a Standard Player Contract (SPC), announced earlier today by head coach Jean-Guy Trudel...
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Reichert’s Four Point Game Helps Rivermen Beat Macon, 5-2
November 9, 2019 - 09:10 pm
Jeremy Brodeur turned aside over 40 shots, and Jakob Reichert tallied a career-best four points (one goal, three assists) to help Peoria sail past the Macon Mayhem Saturday night by a 5-2 final. The win starts the Rivermen at...
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Rivermen Punch Their Way Through Macon In 5-3 Win
November 9, 2019 - 01:06 am
In a game that featured three fights and a combined 110 penalty minutes, the Rivermen found their way through the chaos, picking up a 5-3 win on the road in Macon. Eric Levine made 32 saves in the winning effort, on top of receiving a fighting major. Peoria now continues to push forward in their franchise-best...
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Rivermen Add More Size With Sanipass
November 8, 2019 - 10:30 am
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...
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Ted Hart Gets Call To Mariners
November 5, 2019 - 10:55 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that forward Ted Hart has been recalled to the Maine Mariners in the ECHL. Hart skated with the team in training camp before being released and eventually sent to Peoria. The Cumberland, ME native returns to his home state and is expected to be available for...
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Trudel Sits Atop The Mountain, Rivermen Blank Macon 3-0
November 2, 2019 - 11:25 pm
For the second straight night, the Peoria Rivermen made history, and the Macon Mayhem once again the witness. Peoria held Macon scoreless for the second straight game and got three goals to cap the historic weekend. With the victory, the Rivermen start a season 5-0 for the first time in the franchise’s 38-year history and Rivermen head coach Jen Guy Trudel becomes the winningest coach in Rivermen history. Trudel passed...
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Rivermen Make History in 3-0 Win Over Macon
November 1, 2019 - 10:50 pm
The Peoria Rivermen made history Friday night, and the Macon Mayhem were first-hand witnesses at Carver Arena in front of 2,791 fans. Peoria grabbed a quick lead and never looked back en route to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Mayhem. The win, Peoria’s fourth in a row, marks the best start for the franchise since the 1991-92 IHL season. The club has never began a season 5-0.
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Rivermen Make Pair of Transactions
October 31, 2019 - 10:06 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed forward Drake Hunter to a standard contract after previously being on a three game contract. Additionally, the team has placed defenseman Alex D’Oliveira on waivers...
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McCormick’s Highlight Goal Helps Rivermen to Historic Start
October 29, 2019 - 02:03 pm
Eric Levine made 30 saves and four different goal scorers propelled the Rivermen over the Evansville Thunderbolts Tuesday morning by a 4-2 final. The win pushes coach Trudel’s group to 3-0; the best start for a Peoria Rivermen team since the club’s inaugural AHL season in 2005-06.
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Brodeur Wins SPHL Debut, Rivermen Beat Thunderbolts, 4-2
October 26, 2019 - 10:55 pm
Jeremy Brodeur made his SPHL debut with his father in attendance, as the Rivermen defeated the Evansville Thunderbolts, 4-2 inside Carver Arena.Darren McCormick scored two goals and Ted Hart scored his first professional goal, helping the Rivermen start the 2019-20 season, 2-0.The Rivermen jumped on the score board less than five minutes into the contest, when winger Darren McCormick stole a passing attempt from Evansville goaltender Max Strang.....
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Rivermen Sign Fregeau
October 26, 2019 - 02:11 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced the signing of defenseman Paul Fregeau. The 26-year-old made the Quad City Storm opening night roster, but was released following their first game and did not play.
Fregeau hails from Sylmar, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. The 6’3”,195 pounder played NCAA-DIII hockey for SUNY-Cortland and SUNY-Platsburgh. Fregeau began his first full season as a pro last year.....
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Rivermen Acquire Baer in Trade With Evansville
October 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced on Wednesday that the team has traded defenseman Kyle Thacker to the Evansville Thunderbolts in exchange for center Alec Baer. Additionally, the Rivermen have also released forward Dave Nippard. Baer, 22, is a Minnesota native who spent parts of six seasons in the Western Hockey League (WHL), mostly with the Vancouver Giants. In 2018, Baer earned a shot toward the end of the year with ECHL-Rapid City, skating in...
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Rivermen Add Two, Release One
October 22, 2019 - 09:35 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed forwards Zach Nieminen and Connor Fries. The Rivermen have also released forward Eric Ylitalo.Nieminen returns to the Rivermen less than one week after being the final roster cut for head coach Jean-Guy Trudel before the club’s opening night win over Quad City...
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Rivermen Dazzle Opening Night Crowd With OT Thriller, 3-2
October 19, 2019 - 11:30 pm
The Peoria Rivermen and Quad City Storm renewed the “Cold War on 74” to open the SPHL season in front of 5,321 fans at Carver Arena Saturday night. The Rivermen held a two-goal lead, but Quad City fought back to tie the game early in the third period before a stunning overtime goal by the Rivermen....
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Rivermen Announce Roster For Opening Night
October 17, 2019 - 09:35 am
In accordance with the SPHL, the Peoria Rivermen have announced their 19 man roster for Wednesday’s deadline as opening night approaches this Saturday. Jean-Guy Trudel has elected to roll 12 forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders to begin the 2019-20 regular season.
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Brodeur Highlights Recent Transactions As Deadline Approaches
October 16, 2019 - 10:15 am
With the official SPHL 19 man rosters due to the league by Wednesday’s end, the Peoria Rivermen announced several roster moves Tuesday evening. Among those transactions was the signing of goaltender Jeremy Brodeur, son of Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and longtime New Jersey Devil, Martin Brodeur. Coach Jean-Guy Trudel also signed forward Jordan Ernst, who spent time in both the ECHL and AHL a season ago. 
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Rivermen Submit Sunday Roster Cuts
October 14, 2019 - 09:45 am
Peoria Rivermen head coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced four roster cuts Sunday afternoon as the SPHL deadline required teams to be at no more than 22 players. Goaltender Brody Claeys, defenseman Oleg Shipitsyn, and forwards Trent Durocher and Jon Buttitta have been released from Rivermen training camp.
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Storm Double Up Rivermen In Preseason Affair, 4-2
October 12, 2019 - 11:05 pm
The Peoria Rivermen and Quad City Storm reacquainted themselves in a preseason matchup Saturday night at Carver Arena. The Storm Struck first and never looked back on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Rivermen.

The Storm opened the scoring early in the first when Ludlow Harris Jr. carried the puck across the center ice logo, raced down the right wing and snapped a shot that snuck past the trapper of Rivermen goaltender Brody Clayes for the 1-0 lead at 2:19 of the opening stanza.
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Roster Updates Following Start to Training Camp
October 10, 2019 - 11:40 am
Day one of Rivermen training camp concluded Wednesday, and the team announced the signing of additional players. Goaltender Brody Claeys has signed his professional tryout agreement with the team, as has forward Michael Moran. 
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Carvalho Reunites With Rivermen
October 7, 2019 - 06:09 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that Jordan Carvalho has signed a professional tryout agreement for the team’s upcoming training camp. Carvalho, a forward who played for the Rivermen during the 2017-18 campaign, joins a bevy of other players, including Alex D’Oliveira, Skyler Smutek, and Zach Nieminen who have also signed tryout agreements. Training camp for the Rivermen begins October 9th.
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Rivermen Announce Training Camp
September 26, 2019 - 10:40 am
With the season rapidly approaching, the Peoria Rivermen announced the schedule of the club's 2019 training camp. This includes preseason action inside the Peoria Civic Center October 12, where all tickets are just $10.
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Single Game Tickets On Sale Now
September 24, 2019 - 10:10 am
Tickets for Peoria's 38th season of professional hockey are available now.
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Neville Joins List of Returning Rivermen
September 23, 2019 - 06:15 pm
Defensive leading scorer Nick Neville has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, Head Coach Jean-Guy Trudel has also announced two additional players set to come to training camp this October.
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Rivermen Release 2019-20 Promotions Calendar
September 18, 2019 - 05:45 pm
Teddy Bear Toss, Bruce Saurs Hockey Night in Peoria, specialty jerseys, and more highlight the fully loaded schedule of promotional events the Peoria Rivermen will host in the upcoming season.
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Levac Set to Join Peoria
September 16, 2019 - 05:10 pm
10 year pro Justin Levac has signed a professional tryout agreement with the Peoria Rivermen, in addition to defenseman Dillon Hill and goaltender T.J. Black. Levac, spent last season with the Macon Mayhem, where he put up 25 points.
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Walker Stays With Rivermen
September 13, 2019 - 05:09 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed forward Beau Walker to a professional tryout agreement. In addition, the team has also brought in Casey Dion; older brother of Cody, on a professional tryout agreement.
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Cufaude Named Athletic Trainer for ECHL Grizzlies
September 11, 2019 - 12:20 pm
The Peoria Rivermen are happy to announce that Athletic Trainer Brady Cufaude has advanced to the ECHL, where he will serve as Athletic Trainer for the Utah Grizzlies, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche.
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Hamilton Eyeing Championship in Peoria
September 10, 2019 - 04:55 am
Second year defenseman returns to Rivermen with the ultimate prize in mind.
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Rivermen Unveil Promotional Jerseys
September 9, 2019 - 04:55 am
The Peoria Rivermen are excited to announce 13 promotional nights during the 2019-2020 regular season in which the team will sport specialty jerseys.
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Rivermen to Host Quad City in Preseason Play
September 5, 2019 - 02:45 pm
For the second year in a row, the Peoria Rivermen will play host to the Quad City Storm in exhibition play inside the Peoria Civic Center.
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Mossbrooks Tabbed as New Voice of the Rivermen
September 3, 2019 - 11:55 am
Peoria, IL - The Peoria Rivermen are pleased to welcome Andrew Mossbrooks in as the new Director of Communications/Broadcasting. Mossbrooks, 24, replaces Brad Kupiec, who will begin pursuing a degree in law.

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