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 sixth 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 ninth year as a professional head coach for the 2022-23 season.   In eight seasons with the Rivermen, Trudel has amassed an...
Katie Pogeman

Vice President of Ticketing

Katie Pogeman is in her 14th 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 ninth season in the Rivermen organization. Returning to Peoria and the Rivermen ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, Morin was an instrumental part of the Rivermen front office during the club's 40th season. Morin had previously served with the Rivermen in two roles; once in 2000 as a ticket sales representative for the ECHL-Rivermen, then again from 2008-2010 as the team's Chief...
Andrew Cohen

Business Development

Andrew Cohen enters his ninth 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 again in 2021-22 before moving back solely to business operations in the summer of 2022. Cohen was named Director of Operations in June...
Jason Ruff

Director of Communications/Broadcasting

Jason Ruff returns to the broadcast booth for his second season behind the microphone as the Rivermen's Director of Communications.   Known for his colorful bow ties and enthusiasitc calls, the Chicago-area native is an award-winning play-by-play broadcaster and sports talk show host. Before coming to Peoria, Ruff spent three seasons as the voice of the Odessa Jackalopes of the North...