Rivermen Hall of Fame

Welcome to the Peoria Rivermen Hockey Hall of Fame!

One of the longest running hockey teams in North America, the Peoria Rivermen have been in continuous operation since the 1982-83 season, when they began play as the Peoria Prancers of the International Hockey League.  The Rivermen have played in the International Hockey Leauge (1982-96), the East Coast Hockey League (1996-2005), the American Hockey League (2005-2013) and the Southern Professional Hockey League (2013-present).


With the creation of the Rivermen Hall of Fame in 1991, it has allowed the team to recognize, honor and celebrate individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions specifically professional hockey in Peoria.  The Rivermen Hall of Fame is divided into two wings: one for players and coaches and one for "builders"  which consists of those who have been honored for their contributions to the greater good and/or the administration of professional hockey in Central Illinois.

Each class of inductees is officially enshrined during an on-ice ceremony during a Rivermen game in the season of their induction.

The first class of inductees honored for their outstanding achievements and contributions were head coach Pat Kelly, and players Darrell May and Doug Evans, all of whom were members of the 1985 IHL Turner Cup Championship team.

JF Boutin

Inducted 2020


Inducted 2019

Darren Clark

Inducted 2018

Dan Hodge

Inducted 2017

Darren Maloney

Inducted 2014

Trent Whitfield

Inducted 2013

Dave Eminian

Inducted 2013 - BUILDER

Tyler Rennette

Inducted 2012

Jean-Guy Trudel

Inducted 2011

Jason Christie

Inducted 2010

Trevor Baker

Inducted 2009

Don Granato

Inducted 2008

Joe Rybar

Inducted 2008

Pat Jablonski

Inducted 2005

Rick Pion

Inducted 2005

Ralph Rashid

Inducted 2004 - BUILDER

Steve Tuttle

Inducted 2003

David Bruce

Inducted 2003

Bud Gingher

Inducted 2002 - BUILDER

Darren Veitch

Inducted 2002

JIm Vesey

Inducted 2002

Kelly Chase

Inducted 2001

Michel Mongeau

Inducted 2001

Tony Twist

Inducted 2000

Bruce Saurs

Inducted 1999 - BUILDER

Guy Hebert

Inducted 1999

Dominic Lavoie

Inducted 1998

Denis Cyr

Inducted 1998

Dave Thomlinson

Inducted 1996

Nelson Emerson

Inducted 1996

Wayne Thomas

Inducted 1996

Bob Fleming

Inducted 1995

Brad Kempthorne

Inducted 1995

Bob Plager

Inducted 1994

Grant Rezansoff

Inducted 1994

Mark Olson

Inducted 1993 - BUILDER

Lee Norwood

Inducted 1993

Paul Fenton

Inducted 1992

Pete BardezBanian

Inducted 1992 - BUILDER

Pat Kelly

Inducted 1991

Darrell May

Inducted 1991

Doug Evans

Inducted 1991