Full Staff

Bill Yuill

Chairman & CEO, CSH International, Inc.

Bill Yuill is Chairman and CEO of The Monarch Corporation, a private investment company with corporate offices in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. The corporation is the parent company for three holding companies, Monarch Venture Inc, Consolidated Sports Holdings Ltd, and Traxx Transportation. Each of these holding companies have numerous operating companies. For more information on The Monarch...
Bart Rogers

Chief Operating Officer/Owner

Bart Rogers enters his fifth full season back in Peoria overseeing the Rivermen and the day-to-day operations of the franchise. Rogers recently spent 7 years as the Vice President/General Manager of U.S. Cellular Coliseum, located in downtown Bloomington, Illinois. The Coliseum, now known as Grossinger Motors Arena, fast became one of the premier, mid-sized, multi-purpose facilities in the...
Jean-Guy Trudel

General Manager

Jean-Guy Trudel became the 19th head coach in Peoria Rivermen franchise history on May 25, 2013 and served as the team’s first head coach in its Southern Professional Hockey League era. He also became the third former player to return as head coach and enters his eighth year as a professional head coach for the 2021-22 season.   In seven seasons with the Rivermen, Trudel has amassed an...
Katie Pogeman

Vice President of Ticketing

Katie Pogeman is in her 13th season with the Rivermen and was named Assistant General Manager - Tickets for the team’s inaugural season in the Southern Professional Hockey League.   The native of Lafayette, Indiana has spent parts of her past ten seasons as the Director of Client Services as well as an Account Executive for the team. She currently oversees the ticket department working to...
Josh Morin

Vice President of Business Development

Josh enters his seventh season in the Rivermen organization and returns to the team for the first time since 2010. He had previously served with the team in two stints; once in 2000 as a ticket sales representative for the ECHL-Rivermen, then again from 2008-2010 as the team's Chief Operating Officer in the AHL. Josh had further experience in the American Hockey League working as Vice...
Andrew Cohen

Business Development/Hockey Operations

Andrew Cohen enters his eighth season as a full-time member of the Rivermen front office staff after being named Director of Business Development in August of 2016. He served as the Rivermen equipment manager for the team's first three seasons in the SPHL and was named Director of Operations in June 2014, taking on an expanded role with the Hockey Operations department until his move to the...
Shane Hudson

Head Athletic Trainer

Hudson, a native of Springfield, Illinois, previously worked as an athletic trainer for the Springfield Clinic and has experience with multiple high schools in the Springfield area. A graduate of Northern Illinois University in 2019, Hudson’s most recent hockey experience came with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the North American Hockey League.
Jason Ruff

Director of Communications/Broadcasting

Jason Ruff is a broadcast and sports journalism professional who has been part of the hockey and sports talk radio landscape since 2013.   The Chicago-area native is an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk show host. He covered Michigan State hockey for five seasons for as a writer, producer and show host for Impact Sports 88.9 FM “Behind the Mask” and as a play-by-play...