After a distinguished nine-year playing career, goaltender Eric Levine was announced on Thursday, October 19 as the new Assistant Coach with the Peoria Rivermen following Alec Hagaman's decision to step down from coaching duties and resume his playing career for one final season. Levine comes to Peoria with a plethora of experience at the SPHL, ECHL, and AHL levels of hockey. Levine is the reigning leader in SPHL career shutouts.
"It's such a privilege, never in my wildest dreams did I think being an assistant coach was going to happen for me, but here we are, and I am eager to begin working with Jean-Guy Trudel," Levine told the Peoria Journal Star. "He, along with the ownership and staff hold a high standard for this organization and I knew that from Day 1 as a player here."