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Flashback to Greatness: Nelson Emerson
July 21, 2021 - 11:25 am
We catch up with Rivermen Hall of Famer and Turner Cup Champion, Nelson Emerson to talk about the 1990-91 IHL season that saw the greatest team in Rivermen franchise history...
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2021-22 Regular Season Schedule Released
July 14, 2021 - 09:55 am
Rivermen play first game since March 8th, 2020 on the road in Vermilion County on October 15th...
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2021-22 Jersey Lineup Revealed
June 26, 2021 - 08:20 am
Rivermen complete rebranding with new jerseys to be worn for upcoming season...
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2021-22 Regular Season Home Dates Announced
June 11, 2021 - 08:30 am
The Peoria Rivermen take the ice October 22nd in what will be the team's first game since March 8th, 2020...
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'Iconic' Captain Logo Returns for 2021-22 Season
June 1, 2021 - 02:45 pm
Logo from Peoria's ECHL/AHL past resurfaces for the new wave of Rivermen hockey...
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Rivermen Submit Protected List Ahead of 2021-22 Season
May 22, 2021 - 08:10 am
The Peoria Rivermen have named their 13 player protected list ahead of the next SPHL season. Any name not listed will be exposed during the SPHL expansion draft to Vermilion County...
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Votes are in: Rivermen Reveal Top 40 Fan Favorites
April 30, 2021 - 10:45 am
After two weeks of fan voting, the Peoria Rivermen have added the final 15 players in franchise history to round out the top 40 fan favorites of all-time...
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Rivermen Unveil Alternate Logo Celebrating Hockey in Peoria
April 5, 2021 - 10:20 am
The Peoria Rivermen have released their second new logo ahead of the 2021-22 SPHL regular season where the team is anticipating a return to ice this fall...
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Rivermen Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Plager Passes Away
March 24, 2021 - 05:30 pm
Rivermen Hall of Fame coach brought championship, pro hockey record to Peoria in '90-91 IHL season...
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2021-22 Season Tickets On Sale Now
March 22, 2021 - 09:22 am
Rivermen to celebrate 40 years of professional hockey in Peoria with return to play this fall...
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Rivermen Unveil New Primary Logo For 2021-22 Season
March 19, 2021 - 10:35 am
The iconic Rivermen paddlewheel has been redesigned ahead of the the team celebrating 40 years of professional hockey in Peoria...
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SPHL Adds Vermilion County Bobcats as 11th Team
March 11, 2021 - 09:40 am
The Vermilion County Bobcats are the newest team to join the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) , becoming the first expansion team since the Quad City Storm joined the league ahead of the 2018-19 season. The Bobcats are set to begin play this October...
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Morin Named Vice President of Business Development
March 5, 2021 - 10:25 am
Josh Morin has been named Vice President of Business Development as the Rivermen prepare a return to ice later this year...
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Trudel Signs One Year Contract, Remains Bench Boss
March 5, 2021 - 08:00 am
The Peoria Rivermen have agreed to terms with Head Coach Jean-Guy Trudel on a one-year deal that takes them through the 2021-22 SPHL season...
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Rivermen to Host "Rivermen Day" in March
February 17, 2021 - 11:25 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced that the team will be hosting its second annual Rivermen Day across all social media platforms in early March...
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Smutek: "I don't play hockey; I'm a hockey player"
December 30, 2020 - 11:00 am
Skyler Smutek recalls the events leading up to the end of the 2019-2020 Rivermen season, along with reflecting on his journey and projecting the future and longevity of his playing career...
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Finley Named Athletic Trainer for Stingrays
November 20, 2020 - 04:08 pm
Former Rivermen Athletic Trainer Max Finley has been named the Head Athletic Trainer for the ECHL's South Carolina Stingrays...
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How Swede it is: Catching up With Robin Hoglund
November 4, 2020 - 10:30 am
Robin Hoglund has been home in Sweden since the global pandemic forced the Rivermen and the rest of minor league hockey to shut down in March. Check in to see what the Rivermen forward has been up to since his unexpected departure from central Illinois...
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Ben Oskroba Announces Retirement
October 7, 2020 - 05:05 pm
After seven seasons with the Peoria Rivermen, veteran defenseman Ben Oskroba has announced his retirement...
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Peoria Rivermen Franchise to Sit Out for 2020-21 Season
October 6, 2020 - 03:55 pm
Due to state mandates, the Peoria Rivermen will be forced to opt out of the 2020-21 SPHL season...
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Former Rivermen Defenseman Amburgey Dies at Age 29
August 30, 2020 - 06:08 pm
The Peoria Rivermen are incredibly saddened to learn that former defenseman Tyler Amburgey passed away on Sunday, August 30th. He is survived by his wife Aimee, Daughter Rylee...
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Hagaman Back For Year Seven
August 22, 2020 - 11:20 am
Rivermen Captain returns for seventh season in Peoria after finishing fourth in SPHL scoring in 2019-20...
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Rivermen Add Two for Upcoming Season
July 31, 2020 - 11:50 am
On Friday, the Peoria Rivermen inked a pair of players, signing defenseman Marc-Eric Bourque and forward Tommy Cardinal...
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SPHL Announces Target Start for the 2020-21 Season
July 28, 2020 - 01:40 pm
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) is targeting a mid-late December start for the 2020-21 regular season...
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Piotrowski Becomes Second Player Signed
July 23, 2020 - 05:45 pm
Forward JM Piotrowski has signed with the Rivermen after a 14 point rookie season with the Birmingham Bulls...
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After 7 Years With Rivermen, Cohen Ready For Next Chapter
July 15, 2020 - 10:40 am
Rivermen Director of Business Development Andrew Cohen is leaving the team to pursue the next step in his career...
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Cusin Becomes First Player Signed For 2020-21
July 9, 2020 - 10:40 am
Forward Ryan Cusin has signed with the Peoria Rivermen for the 2020-21 season. The rookie forward was brought on via an ATO during the 19-20 campaign, scoring two goals in three games...
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2020-21 Season Tickets on Sale Now
June 15, 2020 - 12:59 pm
Season ticket holders will receive the same great benefits they’ve come accustomed to, along with multiple new benefits added to the value of joining the Rivermen season ticket holder family for the 2020-21 season...
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PUCK OFF Shirts On Sale Now
June 9, 2020 - 12:55 pm
Limited edition shirts supporting pro hockey in Peoria and the fight against the Coronavirus available for pre-order starting at $18...
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Rivermen Release 2020-21 Protected List
May 1, 2020 - 05:15 pm
13 players' SPHL rights retained by Rivermen...
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Max Finley Named SPHL Athletic Trainer of the Year
April 21, 2020 - 11:45 am
First year athletic trainer and Peoria native Max Finley has been awarded the SPHL's Athletic Trainer of the Year, as voted on by SPHL Athletic Trainers and Equipment Managers...
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Rivermen Masks Available Now
April 16, 2020 - 02:30 pm
The Peoria Rivermen are making masks to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, while donating to local medical providers...
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Levine Named SPHL Goaltender of the Year
April 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm
After leading the SPHL in wins, goals against average, and save percentage, Rivermen starting goaltender Eric Levine has been named the SPHL's Goaltender of the Year...
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Neville Named SPHL Defenseman of the Year
April 13, 2020 - 12:30 pm
Nick Neville became the third player in Peoria Rivermen history to be named SPHL Defenseman of the Year after leading all SPHL blue liners in points across the 2019-20 season...
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Hagaman, Neville, Levine Selected to All-SPHL First Team
April 10, 2020 - 01:05 pm
For the first time in franchise history, the Peoria Rivermen have three players earning All-SPHL First Team honors...
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Hockey Fights Cancer Jersey Auction
March 31, 2020 - 09:55 am
Never before used official Rivermen jerseys available via auction through April 10th
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Baer Joins Rivermen Ahead of Trip to Fayetteville
March 12, 2020 - 11:50 am
Center Alec Baer has been returned from his loan to ECHL-Newfoundland, while the Rivermen have also brought back rookie forward Drew Doyon...
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Hoglund Placed on IR, Smutek Back to Active Roster
March 10, 2020 - 12:02 pm
The Rivermen make a plethora of moves to begin their week ahead of a three game set on the road against the Fayetteville Marksmen...
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2020 President's Cup Playoff Tickets On Sale Now
March 10, 2020 - 10:35 am
The Peoria Rivermen have announced ticket pricing options for the upcoming 2020 President's Cup Playoffs that will begin in April...
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Hamilton Returned From Mavericks
March 9, 2020 - 12:15 pm
After eight games with ECHL-Kansas City, defenseman Jake Hamilton has returned to the Peoria Rivermen ahead of playoff run...
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Hutchens, Stirtzinger Added From College
March 5, 2020 - 07:30 pm
The Peoria Rivermen have brought another pair of forwards on board for the club's upcoming weekend of home hockey inside Carver Arena...
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Rivermen Add Goalie, Forward From River Falls
March 5, 2020 - 09:30 am
The Rivermen have added goaltender Zach Quinn and forward Ryan Cusin to the roster ahead of a three game weekend at home to start March...
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Dion Activated From IR Among Other Moves
March 3, 2020 - 09:50 am
The Peoria Rivermen did not make a trade at the SPHL's trade deadline, but still made a number of roster transactions internally...
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Rivermen Secure Playoff Spot on Late Goal From Haas
February 22, 2020 - 11:40 pm
Konnor Haas secured the Rivermen a playoff spot by tallying a late goal in the third period to break a 1-1 tie against the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs...
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Ernst Scores in 5-1 Setback to Rail Yard Dawgs
February 21, 2020 - 09:45 pm
Roanoke scores four goals in the second period to knock off the Rivermen, setting up a rubber match between the clubs for Saturday...
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Nagy's Shootout Goal Gives Peoria 3-2 Win in Roanoke
February 20, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Regan Nagy got credit for his first professional goal as a result of a game-winning-tally in the shootout to edge Peoria over the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs by a 3-2 final Thursday night...
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Thompson Signed, Smutek Suspended
February 20, 2020 - 09:40 am
The Peoria Rivermen have signed forward Everett Thompson ahead of the team's three games with the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs. Additionally, the SPHL has announced defenseman Skyler Smutek has been suspended for one game...
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McMartin Returns Amid Flurry of Transactions
February 18, 2020 - 03:30 pm
The Rivermen have received defenseman Brandon McMartin back from his loan to ECHL-Orlando ahead of the team's weekend against Roanoke. The club also announced two moves to the injured reserve list...
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Rivermen Edge Thunderbolts in Penalty Plagued Game, 2-1
February 16, 2020 - 07:15 pm
A combined 139 penalty minutes were handed out Sunday afternoon in a game the Rivermen managed a 2-1 win over the Evansville Thunderbolts...
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Fregeau Gets Gordie Howe Hat Trick in 4-1 Win Over Evansville
February 14, 2020 - 10:50 pm
Paul Fregeau registered the first Gordie Howe Hat Trick for the Rivermen in nearly two years in the club's 4-1 dispatch of the Evansville Thunderbolts on Valentine's Day...
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Rivermen Stunned by Thunderbolts in 3-2 Shootout
February 13, 2020 - 11:12 pm
Alec Hagaman and Mitch McPherson scored and had multi-point games, but Evansville managed to survive a shooting gallery and come away with a 3-2 shootout win against Peoria...
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Baer Headed For Newfoundland
February 12, 2020 - 04:15 pm
Rivermen center Alec Baer has been recalled to the ECHL's Newfoundland Growlers. The team has also signed forward Nathan Pelligra...
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Rivermen Reschedule Game With Ice Flyers
February 12, 2020 - 01:40 pm
The Peoria Rivermen will play Pensacola at home on February 29th with an 8PM puck drop...
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Hamilton Back to ECHL, Recalled to Kansas City
February 11, 2020 - 04:00 pm
Rivermen defender Jake Hamilton has earned his second ECHL call-up of the season; this time heading to the Kansas City Mavericks...
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McMartin Recalled to Orlando
February 10, 2020 - 06:40 pm
The Rivermen have announced that defenseman Brandon McMartin has received an ECHL call-up to the Orlando Solar Bears...
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Neville's Overtime Goal Lifts Peoria Over Knoxville, 3-2
February 9, 2020 - 09:45 pm
The Rivermen salvage their first three-in-three weekend of the season by earning two points on the road in Knoxville Sunday afternoon...
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Early Goals Propel Knoxville to 5-2 Win
February 8, 2020 - 11:55 pm
A three goal, first period helped the Ice Bears take a 5-2 decision over the visiting Rivermen Saturday night...
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Billett, Thunderbolts Blank Rivermen, 2-0
February 7, 2020 - 11:13 pm
The Peoria Rivermen fired a season-high 45 shots on goal, but fell short in a shutout loss to Evansville on the road...
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Hagaman Shares Award For Warrior Hockey/SPHL Player of the Month
February 5, 2020 - 03:40 pm
Alec Hagaman, along with Fayetteville's Brian Bowen have been named the SPHL Warrior Hockey Co-Players of the Month for the month of January...
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Levine, Rivermen Hold on For 2-1 Win Against Storm
February 2, 2020 - 12:55 am
Mitch McPherson and Nick Neville each scored power play goals in a tightly played contest that favored Peoria in earning the team's 25th win of the season..
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Levine's Penalty Shot Save Helps Secure 5-3 Win Over Storm
February 1, 2020 - 01:02 am
Eric Levine turned aside a last minute penalty shot, and Drake Hunter's two goal game helped Peoria skate away from Quad City with a 5-3 win...
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MARVEL Replica Jerseys On Sale Now
January 29, 2020 - 04:35 pm
Rivermen fans now have the opportunity to take home replica jersey based off the Rivermen Marvel Night from January 25th. Both the Captain America and Marvel Avengers Collage jerseys will be available for purchase with an opportunity to customize their own jersey!
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Rivermen Add Youth, Skill up Front With Nagy Signing
January 29, 2020 - 03:25 pm
The Rivermen have made a roster move, with the team bringing in 22 year-old forward, Regan Nagy. The team has also released Kyle Moore...
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Rivermen Perform Heroic Comeback in 5-2 Win
January 25, 2020 - 11:15 pm
On Marvel Night, the Peoria Rivermen put their superhero capes on to rally for five unanswered in the club's 5-2 win over the Macon Mayhem...
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Levine, Rivermen Top Macon In Goaltending Duel, 2-1
January 24, 2020 - 10:15 pm
Eric Levine turned aside 26 shots, while Robin Hoglund's overtime goal sealed the win for Peoria, 2-1 in overtime Friday night at Carver Arena...
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Rivermen Defense Bolstered With Hamilton's Return
January 24, 2020 - 03:30 pm
The Peoria Rivermen have received defenseman Jake Hamilton back from his loan to the ECHL's Jacksonville Icemen...
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Rivermen, Storm Makeup Game Scheduled For April 1st
January 21, 2020 - 02:00 pm
The Peoria Rivermen will play the Quad City Storm on Wednesday, April 1st at the TaxSlayer Center with a 6PM scheduled puck drop...
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Rivermen Hockey, Homefield Energy Partner For The Benefit of Peoria Students
January 16, 2020 - 01:00 pm
Peoria, Illinois — Jan. 16, 2020 — Homefield Energy is partnering with the Peoria Rivermen
to send high school students to college. This hockey season, every time the Peoria Rivermen
score a goal on a power play, Homefield Energy will donate $100 to Peoria Promise...
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Rumble Returns To Peoria
January 14, 2020 - 10:15 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier today that the club has signed defenseman Brandon Rumble. The 27-year-old blue liner skated in 70 games with the team across two years before playing in over 50 games at the ECHL level since December 2018...
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Hagaman’s Last Minute Goal Gets Rivermen Through Storm
January 11, 2020 - 12:40 am
Alec Hagaman tipped a shot into the Quad City net with 43 seconds left in regulation, breaking a 2-2 tie to give the Peoria Rivermen a 3-2 win on the road against the Storm. The goal extends Hagaman’s personal best goal streak to eight games, in turn helping the Rivermen improve to...
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Rivermen Host Marvel™ Night January 25
January 7, 2020 - 10:45 am
The Peoria Rivermen and Gift of Hope have partnered to host Marvel™ Night on January 25th, where the team will wear six different jerseys throughout the night...
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Rivermen Offense Bursts Out In 7-4 Win Over Bulls
January 4, 2020 - 01:30 am
The Peoria Rivermen registered a season-best seven goals to finish off the weekend in Birmingham by sweeping the two game set against the Bulls...
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Oskroba, Levine Lead Rivermen To First Win In 2020
January 3, 2020 - 11:20 pm
Ben Oskroba registered his first career two goal game, while Eric Levine recorded 28 saves for his fourth shutout of the season in the Rivermen's 4-0 win on the road against the Birmingham Bulls...
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Hamilton Earns First ECHL Call-Up To Jacksonville
January 2, 2020 - 03:15 pm
Second year pro Jake Hamilton earns his first ECHL call-up, as the blue liner will head to the Jacksonville Icemen, ECHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets...
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Rivermen Drop 2019 Finale in Quad City
December 31, 2019 - 07:20 pm
Connor Fries scores a hat trick to propel Quad City over the Rivermen by a 5-2 final on New Year's Eve...
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Reichert Earns Second Call-up, Heads For Norfolk
December 30, 2019 - 06:25 pm
Jakob Reichert has yet again received a call-up to the ECHL this season. After previously going up to play three games with the Fort Wayne Komets, the 26-year-old winger will take his talents to the Norfolk Admirals this time.
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Hagaman's Hat Trick Lifts Rivermen To 5-2 Win Over Roanoke
December 28, 2019 - 12:30 am
The Peoria Rivermen and Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs faced off for the first time since their playoff meeting earlier this Spring, and the Rivermen scored early and never let up in front of 2,969 fans at Carver Arena en route to a 5-2 win. Alec Hagaman had a hat trick as the Rivermen stood strong on a late push by Roanoke. The win improves Peoria to 15-2-3 on the season and keeps them in the top spot in the SPHL standings...
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Rivermen Weather Storm, Earn 3-2 Shootout Victory
December 21, 2019 - 10:45 pm
Jordan Ernst scored the game-winning-goal in a shootout. To lift Peoria to a 3-2 win over Quad City in front of 4,887 fans at Carver Arena with the Stanley Cup® in attendance. The teams skated a scoreless overtime session before the Rivermen scored twice in the shootout to give the home team their 14th victory of the season, improving Peoria to 14-2-3 on the season and their 31 points keeps the team on top of the SPHL standings...
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Late Surge Helps Storm Edge Rivermen, 2-1
December 20, 2019 - 10:35 pm
Stephen Gaul and Joe Sova scored less than four minutes apart in the third period to help Quad City rally to beat Peoria, 2-1 on the front end of a home-and-home. Goaltender Dillon Kelley takes the loss for Peoria in his Rivermen debut, making 23 saves. He was bested by Storm keeper Ryan Mulder, who made 35 saves, including...
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Rivermen Claim Moore Off Waivers
December 20, 2019 - 02:10 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier today that the team has claimed forward Kyle Moore off waivers after being released by the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs...
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McCormick Heads To France
December 18, 2019 - 08:50 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier in the week that forward Darren McCormick has elected to sign with Briançon in the top hockey league in France. Rivermen coach Jean-Guy Trudel has placed McCormick on team suspension, meaning the Rivermen will retain his SPHL rights for the remainder of 2019. Should McCormick not return to North America beforehand, he will not be eligible to play in the SPHL again until next season...
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Rivermen Sneak Past Knoxville, 2-1 In Education Day Thriller
December 17, 2019 - 02:11 pm
The Peoria Rivermen and Knoxville Ice Bears faced off for the one and only time at Carver Arena this season and didn’t disappoint the 6,000 plus students in attendance. After a scoreless opening period, Knoxville scored first, the Rivermen then tied the contest, and got the eventual game winner in the third to improve to 13-1-3 on the season. With the win, Peoria gains two standings points to maintain the top spot in the SPHL at 29 points; three ahead of Pensacola...
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Ernst Hat Trick Helps Rivs Earn Point
December 14, 2019 - 11:20 pm
Jordan Ernst notched his first professional hat trick in a score-crazed affair, but the Thunderbolts edged Peoria in a shootout for the second consecutive game, 6-5. The Rivermen picked up two points on the road trip, seeing their record at 12-1-3. Evansville went on to win a franchise-best sixth straight game, improving to 10-8-1...
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Deja Vu Hits Rivermen in Shootout Loss
December 13, 2019 - 11:10 pm
Robin Hoglund and Jakob Reichert helped build Peoria a 2-0 lead, but a second period surge helped spark Evansville en route to a 4-3 shootout final decided by Seth Swenson’s game-winning-goal in the shootout...
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Jake Hamilton Suspended For One Game
December 10, 2019 - 02:45 pm
Peoria’s Jake Hamilton has been suspended one game as a result of his actions in SPHL Game 75, Quad City at Peoria, played on Saturday, December 7...
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Bears Fly, So DO Rivermen in 6-0 Win Over Quad City
December 7, 2019 - 11:40 pm
Eric Levine notched 25 saves for his second consecutive shutout, and 12 different Rivermen registered points on their way to a 6-0 shutout win over the Quad City Storm Saturday night inside Carver Arena...
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Rivermen Sign Kelley In Goal, Ink McMartin
December 5, 2019 - 01:15 pm
The Peoria Rivermen announced today that the team has signed both goaltender Dillon Kelley, along with defenseman Brandon McMartin to standard professional contracts (SPC). In addition, the team has also traded defenseman Zach Borsoi to the Evansville Thunderbolts for future considerations...
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Peoria’s Darren McCormick named Warrior Player of the Month
December 5, 2019 - 12:50 pm
The Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) today announced that Darren McCormick of the Peoria Rivermen was named the Warrior Player of the Month for October/November.
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Rivermen Announce $10 Ticket Section
December 4, 2019 - 09:55 am
The Peoria Rivermen are happy to announce that the team has partnered with Health Alliance to create a new Community Section for fans at Carver Arena. For all remaining home games during the 2019-20 regular season, Rivermen fans can purchase $10 tickets located in section 17...
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Brodeur Departs Rivermen For Overseas Endeavors
December 2, 2019 - 10:55 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier today that Rivermen goaltender Jeremy Brodeur has left the team to play hockey overseas in Hungary. Rivermen coach Jean-Guy Trudel announced the team has placed Brodeur on team suspension, meaning...
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Havoc Repay Hosts, Blank Rivermen 3-0
November 30, 2019 - 10:30 pm
Rivermen goaltender Jeremy Brodeur dazzled in goal making 34 stops, but Huntsville’s energized performance couldn’t be matched by Peoria, with the Rivermen dropping a 3-0 final in front of 3,179 fans at Carver Arena Saturday night. The loss, Peoria’s first in regulation, drops them to 11-1-1 on the campaign, however, with a Fayetteville loss...
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No Black Friday Special for Havoc, Rivermen Blank Visitors 4-0
November 29, 2019 - 10:20 pm
The Peoria Rivermen welcomed the Huntsville Havoc to Carver arena for the first time this season, but the hosts were stingy when it came to defense. Jakob Reichert notched the game winning goal in his return from an ECHL call-up, and a 30 save shutout helped Peoria blank Huntsville, 4-0 in front of 3,209 fans...
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Reichert Back From ECHL Loan
November 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
The Peoria Rivermen announced earlier today that forward Jakob Reichert has been returned to the club after his recall to the ECHL’s Fort Wayne Komets...
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Rivermen Score Five Unanswered, Storm on Quad City in 6-3 Win
November 23, 2019 - 10:50 pm
The Peoria Rivermen and Quad City Storm met for the second straight night, this time at Carver Arena in front of 3,667 fans. The Rivermen fell behind early, tied the game, then fell behind again before an explosion of goals in the game’s third period to best the Storm, 6-3. The Rivermen scored five unanswered goals on their way to victory; their 10th of the season. With the win over Quad City the Rivermen improve to 10-0-1...
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McCormick In Overtime, Rivermen Win In Road Trip Finale 
November 22, 2019 - 11:20 pm
Darren McCormick scored his league leading 11th goal of the season in the first minute of overtime, helping the Rivermen beat Quad City, 4-3 at TaxSlayer Center. The Rivermen improve to 9-0-1 on the season, sitting alone at the top of the SPHL standings. Despite the win, Quad City made the entire night a difficult one for Jean-Guy Trudel’s group...
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Rivermen Add Swedish Winger Hoglund
November 22, 2019 - 09:30 am
The Rivermen announced earlier today the team has signed forward Robin Hoglund to a standard professional contract (SPC). Hoglund, 26, began the year with the SPHL’s Evansville Thunderbolts, playing in two games before being placed on waivers by the club in late October. The 6’3”, 225lb winger hails from Molndal, Sweden, where he spent the last two years playing in their division I league...
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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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